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April 25, 2014

World Book and Copyright Day 2014.......K V - BHD.


World Book and Copyright Day 2014

The history of the written word is the history of humanity.
The power of books to advance individual fulfilment and to create social change is unequalled. Intimate and yet deeply social, books provide far-reaching forms of dialogue between individuals, within communities and across time.
As Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, said in her speech at the United Nations:
Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons.
On World Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO invites all women and men to rally around books and all those who write and produce books. This is a day to celebrate books as the embodiment of human creativity and the desire to share ideas and knowledge, to inspire understanding and tolerance.
Books are not immune from a world of change, embodied in the advent of digital formats and the transition to open licensing for knowledge-sharing.
This means more uncertainty but also new opportunity -- including for innovative business models in the world of publishing. Change is raising sharp questions about the definition of the book and the meaning of authorship in the digital era. UNESCO is leading from the front in the new debates about the dematerialization of books and the rights of authors.
By championing copyright and open access, UNESCO stands up for creativity, diversity and equal access to knowledge. We work across the board – from the Creative Cities of Literature network to promoting literacy and mobile learning and advancing Open Access to scientific knowledge and educational resources. For instance, in partnership with Nokia and Worldreader, UNESCO is striving to harness mobile technology to support literacy. To this end, on 23 April, we will release a new publication: Reading in the Mobile Era.
In the same spirit, Port Harcourt in Nigeria has been named as the 2014 World Book Capital, on account of the quality of its programme, in particular its focus on youth and the impact it will have on improving Nigeria’s culture of books, reading, writing and publishing to improve literacy rates. Taking effect on World Book and Copyright Day, this initiative is supported by UNESCO, along with the International Publishers Association, the International Booksellers Federation and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.
In all of this, our goal is clear – to encourage authors and artists and to ensure that more women and men benefit from literacy and accessible formats, because books are our most powerful forces of poverty eradication and peace building.
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day

April 22, 2014



"Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From San Francisco to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, people plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the environment.
Like Earth Days of the past, Earth Day 2014 will focus on the unique environmental challenges of our time. As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever. Earth Day 2014 will seek to do just that through its global theme: Green Cities. With smart investments in sustainable technology, forward-thinking public policy, and an educated and active public, we can transform our cities and forge a sustainable future. Nothing is more powerful than the collective action of a billion people."

April 10, 2014


CURRENT UPDATES ........April 2014.

Q. Who among the following is the Chairman of Fourteenth Finance Commission?

1. Prof. Abhijit Sen

2. Dr. Y. V. Reddy

3. Ms. Sushama Nath

4. Dr. M. Govind Rao

Ans: 2
Q. Which of the following States of India has the largest area under tobacco cultivation?
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Karnataka
3. Andhra Pradesh
4. Gujarat
Ans: 3

Q. Most of the production of Natural Gas in India comes from -
1. Andhra Pradesh Coast
2. Gujarat Coast
3. Bombay High
4. Tamil Nadu Coast
Ans: 3
Q. In which one of the following States shifting cultivation is prevalent?
1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Bihar
3. Gujarat
4. Nagaland
Ans: 4

Q. Macdonell Commission to suggest the relief measures against famine was appointed by -
1. Lord Lytton
2. Lord Ripon
3. Lord Canning
4. Lord Curzon
Ans: 4
Q. Which one of the following States is bounded by Bangladesh on three sides?
1. Mizoram
2. Meghalaya
3. West Bengal
4. Tripura
Ans: 3

Q. Who among the following was the first Indian Woman President of the Indian National Congress?
1. Aruna Asaf Ali
2. Sarojini Naidu
3. Vijayalakshmi Pandit
4. Annie Besant
Ans: 2

Q. The Sultan who refused to recognise the authority of the Caliph was
1. Alauddin Khalji
2. Ghiyasuddin Tughjuq
3. Muhammad bin Tughluq
4. Qutbuddin Mubarak
Ans: 4

Q. In a Socialist Economy, all the factors of production are owned and controlled by

1. the public

2. the producers

3. the state

4. the labour-unions

Ans: 3