Quiz on Literacy

Let us enhance our knowledge and understanding about International Literacy Day, which is celebrated on September 8 annually.

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Q. 1 What date is declared as International Literacy Day by UNESCO?

Answer Detail: International Literacy Day (ILD) is celebrated on 8th September that was declared by UNESCO on 26th October 1966 at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967.

Q. 2 What is the literacy rate of India in 2022?

Answer Detail: According to the report published by the National Survey of India, the literacy rate of India in 2022 is 77.7%

Q. 3 Why is World Literacy Day important?

Answer Detail: The day aims to create awareness, spark discussion, and inspire action on literacy as a force of human development. The observance sheds light on the importance of literacy and the crucial role it plays in our society.  Literacy is a force of change in any society. Rising levels of learning can influence eradicating poverty, reducing infant mortality, managing population growth, and attaining gender equality. In the context of a digital world, World Literacy Day is an important reminder of the joys and benefits of reading. It’s the perfect excuse to unplug from the matrix and get lost in a good book.

Q. 4 In India, which is the most literate state?

Answer Detail: According to a Business Insider report, Kerala tops the list with a 96.2% literacy rate in 2022. Kerala has been the most literate state in India for a few years now. However, in Kerala also, male literacy (97.4%) is more than the female literacy rate (95.2%).

Q. 5 The target of literacy comes under which Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)?

Answer Detail:

According to the United Nations 17 SDGs, the goal of ensuring “inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all” comes under SDG 4.


Q. 6 Globally, how many people are illiterate?

Answer Detail:

Despite the steady rise in literacy rates over the past 50 years, there are still 773 million illiterate adults around the world, most of whom are women, as per a report by UNESCO.