Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Year is 2014 Coming ….

Let us know the how the new years are named by United Nations.

2016 – International Year of Pulses

2015 – International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies,

International Year of Soils

2014 – International Year of Small Island Developing States

International Year of Crystallography

International Year of Family Farming

2013- International Year of Water Cooperation

International Year of Quinoa

2012 -International Year of Cooperatives

International Year of Sustainable Energy for All

2011 – International Year for People of African Descent

International Year of Chemistry

International Year of Forests

International Year of Youth (12 August 2010 — 11 August 2011)

2010 – International Year of Youth (12 August 2010 — 11 August 2011)

International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures

International Year of Biodiversity

International Year of the Seafarer

2009 – International Year of Reconciliation

International Year of Natural Fibres

International Year of Human Rights Learning

International Year of Astronomy

Year of the Gorilla (UNEP and UNESCO)

2008 – International Year of Planet Earth

International Year of Languages

International Year of Sanitation

International Year of the Potato

2007/08 International Polar Year (WMO)

2006 –  International Year of Deserts and Desertification

2005 – International Year of Microcredit

International Year for Sport and Physical Education

International Year of Physics

2004 – International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition

International Year of Rice

2003 – Year of Kyrgyz Statehood

International Year of Freshwater

2002 – United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage

International Year of Mountains

International Year of Ecotourism

2001 – United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations

International Year of Volunteers

International Year of Mobilization against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

2000 –  International Year of Thanksgiving

International Year for the Culture of Peace

1999 – International Year of Older Persons

1998 – International Year of the Ocean

1996  – International Year for the Eradication of Poverty

1995 – United Nations Year for Tolerance

World Year of Peoples’ Commemoration of the Victims of the Second World War

1994 –  International Year of the Family

International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal

1993 – International Year for the World’s Indigenous People

1992 – International Space Year

1990 – International Literacy Year

1987 – International Year of Shelter for The Homeless

1986 – International Year of Peace

1985 – Year of The United Nations

International Youth Year: Participation, Development, Peace

1983 – World Communications Year; Development of Communication Infrastructures

1982 – International Year of Mobilization for Sanctions Against South Africa

1981 – International Year for Disabled Persons

1979 – International Year of The Child

1978/79 – International Anti-Apartheid Year

1975 – International Women’s Year

1974 – World Population Year

1971 – International Year for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Prejudice

1970 – International Education Year

1968 – International Year for Human Rights

1967 – International Tourist Year

1965 – International Co- operation Year

1961 – International Health and Medical Research Year

1959/60 – World Refugee Year

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Really it comes down to your philosophy…

“Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great?”

Jimmy J

When I dare to be powerful…

“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

Audre Lorde

National Library of India

The National Library of India (Bengali: ভারতের জাতীয় গ্রন্থাগার) at Belvedere, Kolkata, is the largest library in India by volume and India’s library ofpublic record. It is under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India. The library is designated to collect, disseminate and preserve the printed material produced in India. The library is situated on the scenic 30 acre (120,000 m²) Belvedere Estate, in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). The Library is the largest in India, with a collection in excess of 2.2 million books. It is India’s only Category 6 library and is one of the four depository libraries in the country where publishers are required, under The Delivery of Books And Newspapers (Public Libraries) Act, 1954, “to supply books published in India, by Indians abroad or any title that might be of interest to Indians”. It is also India’s sole repository library where all books, publications and official documents in its custody have to be stored in perpetuity.

If you don’t value your time…

“If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.”

Kim Garst

Information Explosion

The information explosion is the rapid increase in the amount of published information or data and the effects of this abundance. As the amount of available data grows, the problem of managing the information becomes more difficult, which can lead to information overload. The Online Oxford English Dictionary indicates use of the phrase in a March 1964 New Statesman article. The New York Times first used the phrase in its editorial content in an article by Walter Sullivan on June 7, 1964 in which he described the phrase as “much discussed.” The earliest use of the phrase seems to have been in an IBM advertising supplement to the New York Times published on April 30, 1961 and by Frank Fremont-Smith, Director of the American Institute of Biological Sciences Interdisciplinary Conference Program, in an April 1961 article in the AIBS Bulletin.

The number of books will grow continually…

The number of books will grow continually, and one can predict that a time will come when it will be almost as difficult to learn anything from books as from the direct study of the whole universe. It will be almost as convenient to search for some bit of truth concealed in nature as it will be to find it hidden away in an immense multitude of bound volumes.

Denis Diderot