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National Geographic launched magazine Explorer for schoolchildren in India

Jul 23, 2014 14:03 IST

The famed National Geographic on 22 July 2014 launched a special edition of Explorer magazines for schoolchildren in India. With this, India became one of the first countries where the magazine has been launched. The magazine will provide educational resources and new learning solutions for teachers as well as students.

The magazine was launched during the inauguration of National Geographic Learning's Explorer Education Program by the US Ambassador to India Kathleen Stephens at the American Centre in New Delhi. The magazine was launched in the presence of the Vice President of India Hamid Ansari and Publisher of National Geographic Learning, Francis Downey.

The programme includes accessing content through an interactive application, content on its website, large posters, projectable magazine content, monthly magazines and a teacher's guide. There will be four reading levels and seven issues will be published in a calendar year for each level.

About 20 to 199 copies of the Explorer will cost 1800 rupees per year, between 200 to 499 copies 1600 rupees and 500 and more copies would cost 1400 rupees annually.

The application is available for teachers and students across the globe with videos, photography and stories as its content.

About National Geographic

  • National Geographic, formerly The National Geographic Magazine, is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society.
  • It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888, nine months after the Society itself was founded.
  • It primarily contains articles about geography, history, and world culture.
  • In 1995, National Geographic began publishing in Japanese, its first local language edition. The magazine is currently published in many language editions around the world, including English on a worldwide basis.

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