Monday, November 24, 2014

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Afghanistan - Online Article Directory

Joined UNO: 19.11.1946

What is the size of Afghanistan?

The area of Afghanistan is 647,500 sq. km. (249,935 sq. mi.), which is slightly smaller than Texas.

What is the population?

The population is 29,863,000 (2005 est.). Since 1980, and especially during the Taliban regime, many Afghans took refuge abroad, mainly in Pakistan and Iran. Since 2001, Afghans are returning in record numbers every year.

What is the capital of Afghanistan?

Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan with a population of about 2,000,000.

Among the population, what are the major religious, ethnic, and linguistic groups?

Afghanistan has been for centuries a land of diverse peoples. Communities with separate religions, languages, and ethnic backgrounds have lived side-by-side. With a multitude of distinct ethnic groups, Afghanistan still remains a country of dynamic diversity.

The main ethnic groups are Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, Turkmen, Aimaq, Baluch, Nuristani and Kizilbash.

Pashto and Dari are Afghanistan’s official languages. Afghanistan’s Constitution stipulates that all other languages are “official” in the areas in which they are spoken by a majority of the population. Dari is spoken by more than one-third of the population and Pashto is spoken throughout Kabul and eastern and southern Afghanistan. Many Afghans are mulch-lingual. Tajik and Turkic languages are spoken widely in the north. Smaller groups throughout the country also speak more than 70 other languages and numerous dialects.

Afghanistan is an Islamic country. An estimated 80% of the population is Sunni, following the Hanafi School of jurisprudence. The remainder of the population is predominantly Shi'a. In recent history, Afghanistan has been host to Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Sikh religious groups.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

World Television Day - 21 November

World Television Day - 21 November

About the Day

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day (through resolution 51/205 of 17 December 1996). This was done in recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues.


Statements on the occasion of World Television Day
by Secretary General UN



What is you favorite Television Show This Year?

Popular English TV Shows

1. A Young Doctor's Notebook(Ovation)
2. Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
3. The Good Wife (CBS)
4. Gotham (Fox)
5. Sleepy Hollow (Fox)

Popular Hindi TV Shows

1 Diya Aur Baati Hum Star Plus
2 Saath Nibhana Saathiya Star Plus
3 Yeh Hai Mohabetein Star Plus
4 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Star Plus
5 Sasural Simar Ka Colors TV
6 Jodha Akbar Zee TV
7 Udaan Star Plus
8 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Sab TV
9 Kumkum Bhagya Zee TV
10 Ek Haseena Thi Star Plus

Viewers are being asked to share their favourite TV moments in celebration of World Television
Day – the United Nations led initiative backed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the
Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) and egta, the Brussels based association of
television and radio sales houses.

Broadcasters across Europe, Asia, Canada, USA and Australia have been invited to screen a 30
second video commissioned by the organizations in recognition of the crucial role TV plays to inform, educate and entertain. Numerous broadcasters have already confirmed that they will air the clip on  21st November across their networks or online portals.

The clip features entertainment, news, culture, sport and drama highlights and urges viewers to
nominate their best TV moment using the social media hash tags #WeloveTV and #WorldTVDay.
Contributions made to websites, Facebook and twitter will be collated by local broadcasters with the
potential to create a new clip called ‘You love TV.’

EBU president Jean-Paul Philippot says public service media television helps strengthen democracy
by ensuring that everyone – including those without political or economic influence – can access

“The EBU has 63 Active TV Members in 55 countries, operating 937 TV channels broadcasting in 69 languages with a potential audience of 1.02 billion people,” Mr Philippot said. “It gives a voice to those who would otherwise go unheard and by serving all sections of society; it promotes tolerance and understanding and facilitates debate around issues of national concern.”

egta President Franz Prenner says the initiative celebrates television’s everlasting audience appeal.
“Television viewing across most European countries is stable or increasing,” said Mr Prenner.
“Throughout the European Union, the average viewer tunes in for 236 minutes a day. The odd
fluctuation cannot mask the big picture that people love to consume quality content on multiple
screens, including OTT. TV is only beginning to embrace its golden age!”

Chairman of the ACT Board of Directors Magnus Brooke describes television as a ‘European success story’.“Television is the medium used

“Television is the medium used most by Europeans. 87 per cent watch TV content daily either on a
TV set or online," says Mr Brooke. “This enduring popularity is made possible thanks to commercial
channels’ investment in programme content. Our viewers demand the best news, sport, entertainment
and drama. Good quality doesn’t come cheap and 40 per cent of commercial TV revenue is
reinvested in TV content. This investment is rewarded in consumers’ trust. Although information today  is everywhere, television remains the most trusted platform for news in Europe and beyond.”
Regional Information Centre Deputy Director Caroline Petit says

“TV’s power lies in its ability to foster democracy, to encourage freedom of speech, to contribute to
innovation, to mobilise and to support cultural diversity,” Ms Petit said. “By alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security, TV has the potential to help sharpen the understanding of  some major global topics.”

See for more details and quotations of famous persons on TV.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

November - National Days of Countries and International Days

1 Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda
3 Dominicia, Panama
4 Tonga
8 - World Urbanism Day (World Town Planning Day)
9 Cambodia, Legal Services Day (India)
11 Angola
14 - Children's Day - India, World Diabetes Day,
16 - International Day for Tolerance
17 - World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, International Students Day, India National Epilepsy Day
18 Latvia, Oman, Sappers Day
19 Monaco, World Toilet Day, International Mens Day, Citizens Day
20 - Universal Chidren's Day
21 - World Television Day, World Hello Day
22 Lebanon
28 Albania, Mauritania
29 International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
30  Barbados

Saturday, November 8, 2014

International Project Management Day (IPM day) - First Thursday of November

Worldwide recognition of the many project managers and project teams in every industry including non profit organizations and health care who contribute their time, energy, creativity, innovation, and countless hours to deliver products, services, facilities, and provide emergency and disaster recovery services in every city and community around the world.

The international project management day is intended to encourage project based organizations worldwide or organizations who utilize project management methodologies to schedule some type of recognition event within their organizations or coordinated locally with others to truly demonstrate appreciation for the achievements of project managers and their teams.

It was first celebrated in 2004.

IPM Day is always the first Thursday in November.

The continuing theme for International Project Management Day is “The Power of the Profession”

2014: Nov. 6th

For 2014 The theme is “Connecting the world through Project Management” -  Project managers are behind most of the things we enjoy in life and project management is often considered to be a universal language. Project managers around the world are encouraged to connect with other project managers and share ideas, lesson learned, and create a more interactive community. Project managers share “Connectic-Energy” and their ability to lead , manage and innovate are the key to the future.

At NITIE, India, a full day event was organized. Prof M. Korgaonker, Former Head, SJMSOM, IIT Bombay was present on the occassion.

2015: Nov. 5th

For 2015 the Theme will be Sustainability – Managing projects that will protect our environment and educate people about the importance of managing earths resources.

2016: Nov. 3rd

2017: Nov. 2nd

2018: Nov. 1st

2019: Nov. 7th

2020: Nov. 5th

2021: Nov. 4th

2022: Nov. 3rd

2023: Nov. 2nd

2024: Nov. 7th