Literacy Current Affairs, GK & News

September 8: International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is observed on September 8 every year in a bid to remind the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies. Background The day was proclaimed by UNESCO on October 26, 1966 at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. First International Literacy Day was celebrated in 1967.  This tradition is being ..

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Human Development Report, 2020

The United Nations Development Programme recently released the Human Development Report. According to the report India slipped to 131st rank among 189 countries in the Human Development Index. Human development index of India was 0.640. In 2019 India ranked at 129. This year’s index has incorporated new parameters namely CO2 emission and Material foot print ..

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Vice President calls for 100 percent Literacy in India

The Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Centenary celebrations of National College at Tiruchirappalli in the state of Tamil Nadu on Friday, 10th January 2020 and called for to make India 100 percent literate in the near future for which the Vice President said collective efforts from all stakeholders is required to ..

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NSS releases report on disability

The National Statistical Office conducted survey of Persons with disabilities in the country between the period July 2018 and December 2018. The main objective of the survey is to estimate indicators of incidence and prevalence of disability, facilities available to persons with disability, age at onset of disability, arrangement of regular care giver, difficulties faced ..

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November 11: National Education Day

Every year on November 11, India celebrates National Education Day on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Azad, the first Education Minister of India. He was the man behind the establishments of the premier institutes of the country like IITs, IIScs, etc. Highlights The Day is being celebrated since 2008 Campaigns ..

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