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Encyclopædia Britannica Organizes the Know For Sure Inter School Quiz Competition in Varanasi



Varanasi, January 28th 2016

Encyclopædia Britannica India (EBI) organized the Know For Sure Inter–School Quiz; held at the St. John's School, DLW, Varanasi on January 28, 2016. The quiz show was conducted by Mr Vinay Mudaliar.

Over 50 teams from thirty five top schools of Varanasi participated in the qualifying round of the quiz. Six teams were short listed based on the written test and they faced each other at an exciting and interactive live quiz contest conducted by Mr Mudaliar, who tested the contestants with interesting and knowledgeable rounds of questions.

The winners were from St. John's School, DLW and each team member received an Ultimate Reference Suite 2016 DVD and a Merriam – Webster's (MW) Advanced Learner's Dictionary. First Runners up from St. John's School, Ledhupur received a Deluxe Reference Suite DVD and a MW's Compact Dictionary each. Little Flower House were the Second Runners up and were given a MW Dictionary each. Other three teams were given a MW Pocket Dictionary each as consolation prizes.

Visitors experience Britannica Library Unplugged at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2016



New Delhi, January 9th 2016

The New Delhi World Book Fair has been a regular fixture in Encyclopædia Britannica India's (EBI) event calendar and its innovative themes and interactive displays are a big draw for visitors of all age groups.

This time EBI unveiled its e–library offering – Britannica Library Unplugged to the visitors at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2016. In order to enable visitors to experience the e–library, laptops installed with the e–library were displayed and visitors were given a demo and also encouraged to navigate the e–library on their own. They were also shown the various titles that the e–library offers. Britannica Library Unplugged is an award–winning e–library solution, it offers 1000+ reference titles to assist curricular learning and covers a wide range of subject areas. In November, 2014 the pilot project of the same was also conferred with the Skoch Order–of–Merit during the 38th Skoch Summit.

The exclusive radio partner of the World Book Fair 2016 was 92.7 Big FM. The live studio set up by them at the Book Fair conducted live and interactive games with the visitors. Owing to EBI's affiliation with quizzes, Encyclopædia Britannica CDs were handed out as prizes to the winners of the General Knowledge quiz.

There were around 4,000 visitors and each visitor received a gift coupon worth ₹299 , redeemable at the Britannica online store. In addition to the e–library demo zone, the display zone also showcased Britannica's new arrivals and best–selling titles, which were available over the counter at attractive discounts – up to 50% in few selected titles.

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