March 8 – International Women’s Day
Theme for International Women’s Day 2014: Equality for women is progress for all
In 1975, during International Women’s Year, the United Nations (UN) began celebrating 8 March as International Women’s Day (IWD). Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions. For the United Nations, International Women’s Day has been observed on 8 March since 1975.
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Department of Posts – Total Vacancies: 8243 Posts
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR POSTAL ASSISTANT / SORTING ASSISTANT EXAMINATION 2014
Applications are invited form the eligible persons for filling the vacancies of Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants/Postal Assistants (Savings Bank Control Organization) / Postal Assistants (Foreign Post Organization) / Postal Assistants (Returned Letter Offices) / Postal Assistants (Mail Motor Services) and Postal Assistants (Circle and Regional Offices) for the year 2013 – 2014 in 22 Postal Circles in the Country.
Eligibility: The candidates must have cleared 10+2 standard or 12th class from a recognized university with English as a compulsory subject (excluding vocational streams). He/she should have the knowledge of the language of the concerned region for which they are applying.
Selection Procedure: An aptitude test will be conducted for 100 marks covering subjects: General Knowledge, Mathematics, English and Analytical Skills. A computer/typing test for 30 minutes will also be held.
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Closing Date for Registration of Application: The registration of on-line application will commence on 26/02/2014 at 00:00 hrs and closes by 27/03/2014 by 23:59 hrs.
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The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) on Thursday (February 27, 2014) unveiled the country’s first electric bus.
The 12-metre-long air-conditioned ‘e-bus’ can accommodate 32 people, including the driver and a wheelchair occupant, and can travel 250 km on a single charge of four to six hours. The BMTC will use the electric bus on a trial basis for three months and, based on the success of the operations it will be expanding the services. Manufactured by BYD, a Chinese coach company, the emission-free bus costs Rs 2.7 crore against Rs 1.3 crore to Rs 1.7 crore for a Volvo A/C bus.
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The Growth of Automobile industry in India is only after the independence. The first automobile industry was established at the Premier Automobiles Ltd. at Kurla (Mumbai) in 1947 and the Hindustan Motors Ltd. at Uttarpara (Kolkata) in 1948. The manufacture of various automobile parts has progressed very fast in India. A new life has been given to this industry with the manufacturing of various automobile parts.
Among the production of two-wheelers, Motor Cycles are manufactured at Faridabad, Haryana and Mysore. While Scooters are manufactured at Lucknow, Satara, Akudi (Pune), Panki (Kanpur) and Odhav (Ahmedabad). The cars produced at Haryana, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai are Maruti, Ambassador, Fiat, Ford and Hyundai etc.
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February 21 – International Mother Language Day
2014 Theme: Local languages for global citizenship: spotlight on science
International Mother Language Day is an observance held annually on 21 February worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was first announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999. Its observance was also formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.
International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since 2000 February to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bengali, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka (near High Court), which is the capital of present day Bangladesh.
“Local languages constitute the majority of languages spoken across our world in the field of science. They are also the most endangered. Excluding languages means excluding those who speak them from their fundamental human right to scientific knowledge.” - Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Message for International Mother Language Day 2014.
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The ICRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement along with the International Federation and 189 National Societies. It is the oldest and most honoured organization within the Movement and one of the most widely recognized organizations in the world, having won three Nobel Peace Prizes in 1917, 1944, and 1963.
Since its creation in 1863, the ICRC’s sole objective has been to ensure protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and strife. It does so through its direct action around the world, as well as by encouraging the development of international humanitarian law (IHL) and promoting respect for it by governments and all weapon bearers. Its story is about the development of humanitarian action, the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
The International Committee of the Red Cross met for the first time in February 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland. Among its five members was a local man named Henry Dunant who, the year before, had published a crusading book (A Souvenir of Solferino) calling for improved care for wounded soldiers in wartime.
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The car that made hatchbacks endearing to Indians has rolled out of the assembly line for the very last time. A ‘Firebrick Red’ Maruti 800 rolled out after final checks on January 18th, 2014. Over 2.5 million units of the icon were sold in its lifetime.
The first-ever Maruti 800 was delivered in 1983 to a couple in New Delhi and a full 31 years later, the final Maruti 800 was sent from its manufacturing site in Gurgaon to a dealership in Shillong.
The Maruti 800 has been a car that many people have been emotionally attached to. From a middle-aged man buying this car for his dad or his wife, to ferrying the family in and around the city, to going shopping and buying household items, to a teenager taking out his crush for a small drive, all of these memories will be etched in everyone’s mind forever. After all, it was the first ever iconic hatchback in our country that has been available to the masses at an affordable price.
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