10 quotes on life from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper LeeAs a tribute to the famous novelist, Harper Lee, and her groundbreaking work of To Kill a Mockingbird, we have gathered some very famous quotes from the novel you might not like to miss.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 11, 2016UPDATED: February 19, 2019 11:13 IST Jacket of To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird, written by American novelist Harper Lee was first published in July, 1960 by the Lippincott company from Philadelphia, and soon became very successful, even picking up a Pulitzer Prize in 1961. The book was loosely based on a child’s view of the world of the 1936 Monroeville, Alabama, where Lee lived as a 10-year-old.Month Club and the Library of Congress Center for the Book carried out a survey in 1991, where they found that as a book, Mockingbird stood only behind the Bible as “most often cited as making a difference”. Some consider it to be the Great American Novel.When the news of Harper Lee publishing her second novel Go Set A Watchman came out, we could only imagine the happiness on the faces of people who have read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee also received the Presidential Medal for Freedom in 2007 for her contribution to literature.She was named Nelle Harper Lee by her parents as a tribute to her grandmother Ellen. However, she omitted the first name in her books as the name Nelle (rhyming with Bell) might have been confused with Nellie. She was one of the most famous novelists of the twentieth century. Harper Lee died on February 19, 2016, aged 89, when she was sleeping at her residence in Monroeville, Alabama, USA.As we remember the legendary writer, here are some quotes from the famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird:Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.advertisementTo get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected] real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow BorivaliFollow Mumbai CST stationFollow advertising networkFollow Andhra Pradesh Open School SocietyFollow Luxury business management
Rabat – Starting next week, diesel and gasoline prices will drop by MAD 0.205 in all Moroccan gas stations, the Ministry of Energy and Mines released in a statement.According to the same source, the prices of diesel and gasoline have already started to decline from Thursday, February 22. Diesel dropped about MAD 0.12 and gasoline MAD 0.13.Lahcen Daoudi, the Minister of General Affairs and Governance, recently said that prices at the pump in Morocco were “forced to fall,” following the drop of oil prices over the past weeks. The minister, who closely follows the fluctuations of oil prices on a “daily basis,” noted the decline of the latter from USD 70 to USD 62 per barrel. He also pointed out that prices will remain the same until the end of February.After the liberalization of fuel prices, the ministry launcheda new initiative last September that allows drivers to check the recent fuel price trends at the pump.Daoudi’s solution of showing consumers all available prices will keep them informed by allowing them “to choose the cheapest petrol stations.”The minister insisted the information “must” be available for citizens. However, he stated during a press conference, held in June 2017, that “citizens do not take advantage of the liberalization” of hydrocarbon prices enacted in December 2015.The minister alleged that it was the Moroccan government, rather,that had “not provided conditions for good competition.” He also announced that while distributors can change the price of hydrocarbons, they must alert the ministry before doing so.