Current Affairs Global - 27 June 2014

1. Poland-s Wroclaw city has been named as the World Book Capital (WBC) for 2016 in recognition of its promoting the publishing and bookselling industries, Unesco announced yesterday. Wroclaw, the largest city in western Poland, was selected -in light of the strong assets of its programme in terms of quality and variety- and in particular, -for its special focus on grass-root community involvement, as well as promotion of publishing, bookselling industries and libraries at regional and international levels-.


Since 2001, Unesco has been naming a city as the -World Book Capital- for its quality of programmes to promote book and reading. India-s capital Delhi got the honour in 2003. Wroclaw became the 16th city to be designated as the WBC. Nigeria-s Port Harcourt is the WBC for 2014 while South Korea-s Incheon city named for 2015.