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  • PM released the autobiography of Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil titled Deh Vechwa Karani

    6 days ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the autobiography of Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil titled Deh Vechwa Karani through video conferencing on 13th October. PM also renamed Pravara Rural Education Society as ‘Loknete Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Pravara Rural Education Society’. Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil: Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He was the eldest son of Vithalrao Vikhe Patil, who started Asia's first Co-operative sugar factory at Loni, Maharashtra. He served as the Union Cabinet Minister (Heavy Industries), former Union Minister of State (Finance) and seven-time MP. He was a prominent leader of Maharashtra. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his outstanding work in the field of Social Work. In 1964, Balasaheb Vikhe Patil established Pravara Rural Education Society at Loni, Uttar Pradesh with an aim to provide world-class education to the rural masses and empower the girl child.

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar released e-book Connecting, Communicating, Changing

    68 days ago
    Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B)  Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the e-version of the book ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’. The book talks about the Vice President of India Venkiah Naidu’s three years in office. Also, the e-book was launched along with its print coffee table version which was released by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh at an event Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas in New Delhi. Highlights: ♦ The book was brought out by Publications Division, captures through words and pictures the variegated activities of the Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, including his travels in India and abroad.  ♦ The book is about 250 pages. ♦ The book provides a glimpse of his interactions with doctors, youth, administrators, farmers, scientists, industry leaders and artists, among others. ♦ The book covers several events related to the Vice President’s interactions with the world leaders, his foreign visits, and his addresses to the Indian diaspora in different countries. ♦ The book is about Connecting with people via Communication and for Changing India. ♦ The third edition of the book will be a very useful for students who want to follow the speeches of the Vice President. He added that the speeches are replete with thoughts and emotion and there is a unique flow of language. 

    Union Ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Smriti Irani launch the book Swachh Bharat Kranti

    75 days ago
    The book “The Swachh Bharat Kranti” was officially launched by Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, and Union Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development Smt. Smriti Irani in New Delhi on 4 August. The book was edited by Shri Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation has been translated into Hindi and published as the Swachh Bharat Kranti.  Highlights: ♦ The translation of the book Swachh Bharat Kranti is “The Swachh Bharat Revolution”. ♦ The Swachh Bharat Kranti expresses the journey of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) through 35 essays by a diverse range of stakeholders and contributors to the SBM. ♦ The book shares their perspective about SBM on this social revolution.  ♦ The essays in The Swachh Bharat Revolution book are arranged in four key sections which are the four key pillars of SBM’s success:  Political Leadership Public Financing Partnerships People’s Participation ♦ The compilation of essays in the book is written by Arun Jaitley, Amitabh Kant, Ratan Tata, Sadhguru, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Tavleen Singh, Bill Gates amongst others.

    JK Rowling to release The Ickabog

    145 days ago
    Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling announced that she is to release "The Ickabog." The new children's book marks her first novel aimed toward younger readers that doesn't take place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  The Ickabog: ♦ The book has been written for children aged between 7 and 9. ♦ It is a story about abuse of power and truth. ♦ The themes of the fairytale are timeless and could apply to any era or any country. ♦ The first two chapters of The Ickabog are available online for free. Daily installments of the book are being released between 26 May and 10 July.  ♦ The full book will be released in November 2020. JK Rowling: Joanne Rowling is a British author and screenwriter. She is best known for her seven-book Harry Potter children's book series. Her first book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone of Harry Potter series was published in 1997. In 2012, she published The Casual Vacancy, the first book for adults. In 2013, her book titled “Robert Galbraith”, a crime novel, was released.

    Finding Freedom Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family to be released in 2020 August

    161 days ago
    The biography of Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle "Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family" by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand has been scheduled to be released worldwide on 11 August.  Highlights: ♦ The book reveals details of the couple who stepped back as frontline royals to settle down in the US in April 2020. ♦ The book provides a glimpse into the lesser-known aspects of their romance and decision to go their separate way from Buckingham Palace. ♦ The book aims to portray the real Harry and Meghan, a couple who continue to inspire many around the world through their humanitarian and charitable work but are often inaccurately portrayed. Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, quit as senior members of the royal family earlier 2020. They are now living with their one-year-old son Archie in a Los Angeles mansion.

    Ministry of Culture released Prof B.B. Lal -India Rediscovered on the 100th birth anniversary of Prof Lal

    170 days ago
    Union Culture Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel released an e-book "Prof B.B. Lal -India Rediscovered" on 2 May on the occasion of the centenary year of great archaeologist Professor B. B. Lal. The book is a tribute from the Ministry of Culture for his immense contribution to the field of archaeology. The book is a centenary special edition that has been prepared by the Ministry of culture in collaboration with Prof B B Lal Centenary Celebration Committee.  Prof B.B. Lal: Prof Lal was born on 2 May 1921 in village Baidora, District Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. The living legend rediscovered civilizational India buried under the colonial past. In a career spanning over 50 years, Prof Lal made an immense contribution to the field of archaeology. He was trained by Sir Mortimer Wheeler at Taxila in 1944. He joined the Archaeological Survey of India.  Prof. Lal excavated several important landmark sites including Hastinapura (Uttar Pradesh), Sisupalgarh (Orissa), Purana Qila (Delhi), Kalibangan (Rajasthan).  From 1975-76 onwards, he investigated sites like Ayodhya, Bharadvaja Ashrama, Sringaverapura, Nandigrama, and Chitrakoota under the Archaeology of Ramayana Sites.  Prof Lal was conferred upon Padma Bhushan in 2000. He served as the Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) from 1968 to 1972. He was also the Director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. Prof Lal also served on various UNESCO committees. He has authored 20 books and over 150 research articles on various national and international journals.

    A book titled A Commentary and Digest on The Air, Act 1981 was released

    250 days ago
    Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar released a book titled "A Commentary and Digest on The Air, Act 1981," at Chandigarh. The book was written by Dr. K K Khandelwal, Chairman, Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority (HRERA), Gurgaon and authored by Apoorva Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning and Urban Estates Department. A Commentary and Digest on The Air, Act 1981: ♦ The book focuses on ways to prevent and control air pollution. ♦ The book has given an elaborate explanation of law devised to prevent air pollution.  ♦ The book aims to create awareness on air pollution in society.

    The Bloomsbury Anthology of Great Indian Poems to be released

    273 days ago
    The Bloomsbury Anthology of Great Indian Poems edited by Abhay K. is to be launched on 23 January 2020. It will be launched on the opening day of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2020.  Bloomsbury Anthology of Great Indian Poems: ♦ The anthology covers over 3000 years of Indian poetry which were written in 28 Indian languages.  ♦ Earlier, Abhay K. has edited 100 Great Indian Poems. It has been translated and published into Portuguese, Spanish and Italian and it is to be published in Nepali, French, Irish, Russian, and Malagasy. Abhay K.: Abhay, a poet-diplomat, is the author of eight poetry collections including The Eight-eyed Lord of Kathmandu and The Prophecy of Brasilia. He also edited CAPITALS, New Brazilian Poems, and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Great Indian Poems. His poems are placed in around sixty literary journals including Asia Literary Review, Poetry Salzburg Review. His poem-song Earth Anthem was translated into over 50 global languages. He has been invited to record his poems at the Library of Congress, Washington DC.

    Amit Shah released a book titled Karmayoddha Granth

    285 days ago
    The Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah released a book titled Karmayoddha Granth in New Delhi on 7 January 2020. In his book, Amit Shah has shared the life of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Karmayoddha Granth: ♦ The book talks about the three parts of PM Modi's life: 1) The first part talks of Modi dedicating his life to an ideology 2) The second about him entering politics on the ideals of the Sangathan 3) The third about him Upholding the tenets of Parliamentary Democracy and the Constitution of India to construct an ideal State ♦ He has addressed PM Narendra Modi as the epitome of selfless service to the Nation.  ♦ It describes all the schemes and the measures the Modi government launched for the welfare of the people. ♦ He has also narrated the challenges faced by Shri Modi while he was the CM of Gujarat and how he faced each one of them to transform the state by creating the Gujarat model. Note: Karmayoddha is a man who has a beating heart for people, a statesman, a hard taskmaster, an able administrator and an ideal leader who leads by example.

    HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to inaugurate 28th New Delhi World Book Fair

    290 days ago
    Human Resources Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurate the 28th edition of the annual New Delhi World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The book fair organized by National Book Trust (NBT) held from January 4 to 12 in the national capital. Girishwar Mishra will be the chief guest on occasion. Mahatma Gandhiji's 150 birth anniversary celebrations the theme of this year is Gandhi. The fair will be open to the public from 11 am to 8 pm. The Other features at the show will include Theme pavilion, authors corner, seminar hall, braille books, children's tent, and foreign countries building. Main of the Book Fair The main aim is to promote readership policies and also support the markets in neighboring countries. The fair is important for the Indian market. The fair attracts investors from other countries like USA, Japan, Bangladesh, France, Italy, Malaysia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Singapore.The fair is important for the Indian market as India is the third-largest market for English publications with more than 12,000 publishers. National Book Trust National Book Trust is an Indian publishing house founded in 1957 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education.

    S Gurumurthy releases book titled Politics of Opportunism

    296 days ago
    Political Analyst S Gurumurthy released a book titled Politics of Opportunism at a function in New Delhi. The book written by R P N Singh throws light on the subject related to the rise of regional parties and Centre -States relation. The Citizenship Amendment Act grants citizenship to the minority communities faced religious persecution in three neighbouring countries . The granting citizenship to such minority communities stands of Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Politics of Opportunism It refers to maintain political support, or increase political influence relevant ethical or political principles.

    Braille Edition of the book Exam Warriors was released

    305 days ago
    Centre released the Braille Edition of the book Exam Warriors. It was authored by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The book was released by the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot on 18 December. The Braille Edition was prepared in Hindi and English. It was prepared in the Braille Press of Rajasthan Netraheen Kalyan Sangh. All the pictures of the book have been well described for the benefit of blinds readers. It is expected to benefit millions of blind students of the country by providing motivation and mental strength. Exam Warriors: ♦ Exam Warriors is a compilation of speeches made by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.  ♦ It is primarily aimed at encouraging the student community to face life challenges and tackle examination stress. ♦ The book offers advice to the student community on various occasions in different parts of the country.  ♦ The book was written with an aim to inspire the Indian youth to face the difficult moments of examinations and life, with fresh and new energy.  ♦ Exam Warriors was published by Penguin India. It runs into 208 pages. ♦ The book also includes his speech during the "Mann ki Baat" radio programmes. 

    Viswanathan Anand launched his autobiography titled Mind Master

    307 days ago
    India's first Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand released his autobiography titled Mind Master. It was co-written by Susan Ninan. The book offers an insight into Anand's greatest wins and worst losses. He has also shared his experience of facing the best minds in the world. Viswanathan Anand: Viswanathan Anand was born on 11 December 1969 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He became the country's first grandmaster in 1988. He is the first Asian to hold FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs) World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002. He won World Champion in 2007, 2010 and in 2012.  In 2006, he became the fourth player in chess history to pass 2800 Elo mark on FIDE rating list, after Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, and Veselin Topalov. He set a record as the 6th longest to occupy the number one position for 21 months. He became the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991, the country's highest sporting honour. In 2007, he was awarded Padma Vibhushan and he became the first sportsperson to receive the award.

    Hemant Karkare A Daughters Memoir book was released

    327 days ago
    The book titled Hemant Karkare: A Daughter’s Memoir was released at the Crossword Book Store, Mumbai. The book is authoured by Karkare's daughter Jui Karkare. She published the memoir of her father.  Hemant Karkare: A Daughter’s Memoir: ♦ The book was released by The Write Place. ♦ The book narrates Hemant Karkare's journey. It talks about how he moulded himself to become ATS Chief Hemant Karkare. It focuses on the positives and provides an inspirational story to the readers. ♦ The book brings life to a stalwart of the Indian Police Service (IPS) who was well-respected for his immaculate and noteworthy professionalism. He was also known for his creativity in art, culled from the Maoist-infested jungle of Chandrapur, where he was posted in 1991. Hemant Karkare: Hemant Karkare was born on 12 December 1954 in Nagpur, Madhya Pradesh. Karkare served as the chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). In 2008, he was killed in action by Pakistani terrorists in Mumbai attacks. He was posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra.

    CJI Ranjan Gogoi released the Assamese version of the book Courts of India

    343 days ago
    Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi released the Assamese version of the book "Courts of India" in Guwahati on 10 November 2019.  Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, Several judges of Supreme court, and Principal Director General of All India Radio news and Publication Division attended the book release program. Courts of India was published by the Publication division. Courts of India: The book titled Courts of India captured the historical developments that took place in the history of India's courts. The various chapters of the book narrates the various and important historical events of the court.

    Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launch three books on Guru Nanak Dev Ji

    346 days ago
    Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal launched three books on Guru Nanak Dev Ji at the Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College University of Delhi on behalf of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.  National Book Trust The National Book Trust under the Ministry of HRD published three Punjabi titles Guru Nanak Bani, Nanak Bani, and Sakhian Guru Nanak Dev, to spread the message of Guru Nanak Dev. The title Guru Nanak Bani published in Urdu, Odia, Marathi, Hindi, and Gujarati released on occasion. The translation in Assamese, Bangla, Kannada, Sanskrit, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Sindhi, and English. The teachings of Guru Nanak Dev are apt in the world of complexities, and the youth world over needs to follow his philosophy of humanity, equality, and One God. The Government announced Guru Nanak Dev Chairs in Universities in the United Kingdom as well as in Canada. The Interfaith Center will be set up at Guru Nanak Dev University in Punjab at the cost of Rs 493 crores. Guru Nanak Bani Guru Nanak Bani in five Indian languages and was planning to publish it in 15 Indian languages so that the teachings of Guru Nanak Devji reach millions of Indians across the nation. Everyone benefits from his message of One God and peace amongst the fellow beings. President of Delhi SGPC, Shri Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Principal of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College Dr Jaswinder Singh, Former Rajya Sabha Member and currently Chairman, governing body of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College Shri S. Tarlochan Singh and Former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University Patiala Dr Jaspal Singh as chief guests. Details of Books The details of the three books published in Punjabi by National Book Trust, India are: The paper titled Guru Nanak Bani, compiled by Bhai Jodh Singh, has collected various verses from the original Bani of Guru Nanak Dev and collated them theme-wise. The writings of Guru Nanak Dev have relevance in the current scenario as they play the role of beacon to the disillusioned. The book Nanak Bani (compiled by Manjit Singh) is a collection of five prominent writings (paanch bania) of Guru Nanak Dev. The Janamsakhis literally meaning birth stories are writings which profess to be the biographies of Guru Nanak. It is a book based on these life stories of Guru Nanak Dev. This is an illustrated book especially meant for children. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi passed a Resolution in November 2018 to celebrate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the year 2019 throughout the country and across the globe, in a grand and befitting manner along with State Governments and the Indian Missions abroad.

    The Unquiet River A biography of the Brahmaputra to be released

    355 days ago
    A book titled The Unquiet River: A biography of the Brahmaputra by historian Arupjyoti Saikia is to be released in the month of November 2019. The book was published by Oxford University Press (OUP). The book reimagines the layered history of Assam with the river at the centre.  The Unquiet River: A biography of the Brahmaputra: ♦ The book describes the Brahmaputra river that shaped both the landscape of the Assam valley and the livelihoods of its inhabitants ♦ The book claims to combine a range of disciplinary scholarship to unravel the geological forces as well as human endeavour which have shaped the river into what it is today.  ♦ The book describes the river's long lineage and its centrality in Assam's environment.  Arupjyoti Saikia: Arupjyoti Saikia is a Professor of History at IIT Guwahati. He is a leading scholar on Assam, with a particular interest in environmental history. His research covers a long period of history and traverses various types of sources. He dug deep into the developments of each period and highlighted the particular dynamics of each period from the politics of British topography to the Mughal construction of alis or bunds.

    Book titled Ten Studies in Kashmir: History and Politics was released

    361 days ago
    A book titled Ten Studies in Kashmir: History and Politics by educationist and Padma Shri recipient Prof K N Pandit was released at a function at the Jammu University. The book was brought out by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). It was released by the vice-chancellors of various universities. Ten Studies in Kashmir: History and Politics: ♦ The book is released after the scrapping of Article 370 provisions in August 2019. ♦ It sheds light on the events that happened from 1947 till the revocation of the special status of the J&K state (1947-2019 events) ♦ The author has described complexities in various aspects of contemporary Kashmir history.  ♦ He has also described the issues like the genesis of the Kashmir crises, its roots, and ramifications, and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and the Kashmir debate in the UN. Prof K N Pandit: Prof K N Pandit has taught in various universities in Kashmir, Tehran, and Japan. He has headed the Centre for Central Asian studies. He has written six books and translated several books in various languages. In 2017, he was awarded Padma Shri in the field of literature and education.

    Dark Feel, Eerie Cities: New Hindi Cinema in Neoliberal India book released

    363 days ago
    The book titled Dark Feel, Eerie Cities: New Hindi Cinema in Neoliberal India, written by Sarunas Paunksnis, was released on 18 October 2019. Oxford University Press published the book.  Dark Feel, Eerie Cities: New Hindi Cinema in Neoliberal India: The book portrays the emergence of Hindi cinema in the early 21st century. The author locates new cinematic developments in a much broader context of socio-cultural change in contemporary India. The author has also traced the roots of imagining India darkly. It offers a philosophical and psychoanalytical critique of the transforming cinematic imaginary to the contemporary construction of the new middle class's subjectivities in the post-colonial context. Sarunas Paunksnis: Sarunas Paunksnis is a Professor of Media Philosophy at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. His research areas include the Indian cinema, postcolonial theory, globalization, and cultural theory. He edited and published a book titled Dislocating Globality: Deterritorialization, Difference, and Resistance (Brill, 2016).

    PM Modi unveiled the book Bridgital Nation

    364 days ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the book titled Bridgital Nation in New Delhi on 20 October. He presented the first copy of the to Shri Ratan Tata. The book was written by Shri N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, and Ms. Roopa Purushottam, Chief Economist & Head of Policy Advocacy of Tata Sons. Bridgital Nation: The book Bridgital Nation presents a powerful vision of the future where human beings and technology co-exist in a mutually beneficial ecosystem. The book argues that instead of accepting technology as a replacement of human labour, India can use technology as an aid to generate more jobs. Bridgital term refersthat the digital tools can act as a bridge between aspirations and achievements. Technology - A bridge and not a divider in India: ♦ Technology has positively transformed the lives of millions of Indians. It has also helped the government and governance in order to achieve Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas. ♦ Technology has been a key component of government schemes in order to reform, transform, and perform. The use of data intelligence, digital mapping, and real-time monitoring in Ujjwala Yojana has transformed the lives of millions of women. ♦ It acted as a bridge between supply systems and demand through innovative ideas like Government e-market Place (GeM). ♦ Technology has played a vital role in various government schemes and measures.

    Author Nehas book Girl Power Indian Women Who Broke The Rules was released

    390 days ago
    Author Neha J Hiranandani's book titled Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke The Rules was released. The new book elaborates the struggles and achievements of stories of 50 Indian women role models.  The book includes the contemporary women like Olympic medallist PV Sindhu, Actress Priyanka Chopra, Subhasini Mistry, Chandro Tomar. It also includes historical figures like queen Abbakka of Chowta dynasty. Author Neha J Hiranandani: Neha J Hiranandani is a writer from Mumbai. She worked for UNICEF and several development organizations across the world. She works in creating access to quality education for children everywhere.

    From Leeches to Slug Glue 25 Explosive Ideas that Made and Are Making Modern Medicine to be released on 28 Sept

    391 days ago
    Indian journalist and children's author Roopa Pai's book titled From Leeches to Slug Glue: 25 Explosive Ideas that Made (and Are Making) Modern Medicine will be released on 28 September. The book is published by publisher Puffin Books.  About the book: ♦ The book will trace the origins of path-breaking experiments and discoveries in the evolution of science and medicine spanning over 2,500 years and several geographies. ♦ It also explores breakthroughs including vaccination, anaesthesia, X-rays and the germ theory, apart from revolutionary ideas like compassionate care for the mentally ill and mandatory hand-washing for surgeons. ♦ The book also offers a view of how science and medicine have advanced through the ages, across continents.

    Book titled Turbulence and Triumph The Modi Years jointly authored by Rahul Agarwal and Bharathi S Pradhan

    394 days ago
    Book titled Turbulence and Triumph: The Modi Years authored by Rahul Agarwal and Bharathi S Pradhan is set to release on October 2019. It is published by Om Books International. It depicts the journey of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from this young days to becoming 14th prime minister of India. The book, expected to hit stores next month, also has photographs sourced from public and private archives. The publisher expected to hit stores next month. The politician, the leader, the orator and the ascetic committed to the idea of a new India composed into a single frame by the authors.

    Ministry of Fisheries released the Handbook on Fisheries Statistics

    395 days ago
    The Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Shri Giriraj Singh released the Handbook on Fisheries Statistics - 2018 on 19 September 2019. The book is published by the Department of Fisheries of  Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India. The Centre is to invest Rs.25,000 Crores in the next 5 years for Fisheries development. The aim is to enhance infrastructure and boost the production of fishes in India. Handbook on Fisheries Statistics-2018: The Handbook on Fisheries Statistics-2018 is the 13th edition presented by the Ministry of fisheries. The book presents useful statistical information for various aspects of the Fisheries sector. The 12th edition of the Handbook was published in 2014. Fisheries Sector: The fisheries sector is the major source of livelihood in India. Development in this sector will ensure nutritional security, food security of India and employment in the country. In 2017-2018, the total fish production reported was 12.59 million metric tonnes among which 8.90 million metric tonnes is from the inland sector and 3.69 million metric tonnes is from the marine sector. The average growth in fish production in the year stood at 10.14% when compared to the production rate in 2016-17, that is 11.43 million metric tonnes. Currently, India is the world’s second-largest producers of fish. Also, it stands as world number two in aquaculture production as well as in inland capture fisheries.

    Savarkar: Echoes from a forgotten past, 1883-1924 book was released

    404 days ago
    Bengaluru-based historian Vikram Sampath's book titled Savarkar: Echoes from a forgotten past, 1883-1924 was released. The book was published by Penguin. About the book: Savarkar: Echoes from a forgotten past, 1883-1924 book describes the life of freedom fighter and Philosopher Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. He was popularly known as Veer Savarkar.  The first volume of the two-volume series covers the life of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (Veer Savarkar). It expresses and explains the incidents from his birth in 1883 to his conditional release to Ratnagiri in 1924. The uniqueness of the new book is the historian Vikram Sampath brought out the often missed aspects of politician Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s life and times.

    Venkaiah Naidu released Glorious Diaspora Pride of India in New Delhi

    408 days ago
    The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu releasing the Coffee Table Book titled Glorious Diaspora-Pride of India in New Delhi. The book contains the brief profiles of the recipients of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) from 2003 to 2019. The Coffee Table Book was brought out by the Indian Diaspora Club. The club was appreciated for the contributed for the welfare of the nation through their philanthropic and charitable work. Aim: Indian Diaspora aims to effectively counter false propaganda and negative narration about India, particularly in the wake of the recent reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir State. The book also includes an inspiring profile of Distinguished Overseas Indians who have made their indelible mark in various fields.  Indian Diaspora is described as ambassadors of India’s great culture, heritage and its intrinsic values of humanism, the Vice President lauded their contributions for the welfare of the nation through their philanthropic and charitable work.

    A new book entitled First They Erased Our Name A Rohingya Speaks

    411 days ago
    A new book entitled First They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks book journalist Sophie Ansel(France) released by Penguin Random House on September 9, 2019. The book explains about the Rohingya community through the eyes of a Rohingya, Habiburahman who was born and raised in a small village in western Burma in 1979 grew up stateless with his people when their own country’s military leader ordered that Rohingya were not one among the 135 recognized ethnic groups that formed the 8 national races. Millions of Rohingya people left their homes since the year 1982. The Myanmar government rapids the process of ethnic cleansing in 2016 & 2017 and about 600,000 Rohingya were forced to cross the border into Bangladesh. Myanmar  Capital: Naypyitaw Currency: Burmese kyat President: Win Myint

    Obama The Call of History written by Peter Baker reveals Barack Obama years in office

    416 days ago
    A new book on Barack Obama give an in-depth account of the former US President years in office while examining his legacy publishers Penguin India.Obama: The Call of History. The book is written by Peter Baker, the Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, chronicles a period of great hope, tumult, accomplishments. The book tells the story of a young president who took on the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression, forged a controversial health care program.The book features new details about the final months of the Obama presidency as Russia sought to intervene in American democracy and assesses the impact of the ongoing Donald Trump presidency on Obama's legacy.Vivid colour photographs by New York Times photographers and others of events, major and minor, public and behind-the scenes that defined Obama eight years in office will also be part of the book.  

    Shri Prahlad Singh Patel to launch the book the Diary of Manu Gandhi in New Delhi

    424 days ago
    Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel will launch the book “Diary of Manu Gandhi’ (1943-44) The function at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. The book brought out by the National Archives of India on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in collaboration with Oxford University Press. Diary of Manu Gandhi - Book The Diary of Manu Gandhi originally in Gujarati edited and translated by Dr Tridip Suhrud, a well known scholar engaged in understanding the Gandhian Intellectual tradition.  The first volume covers the period 1943-1944. Manu Gandhi (Mridula) a grand niece of Mahatma Gandhi , daughter of his Nephew Jaisukhlal Amritlal Gandhi, and stayed with Gandhiji .She was an aide to Kasturba Gandhi during her imprisonment in the Aga Khan Palace in 1943. The first volume of the diary is a record of her life and times with Mahatma Gandhi between 1943- 44. The entries in the Diary throws light on his life as a prisoner and his endeavour to establish the possibility of collective non-violence. She shares a moving portrait of Kasturba Gandhi’s illness and death. The author expresses the deep emotional bond she had developed with Gandhiji. National Archives of India The National Archives of India is an Attached Office under the Ministry of Culture.  It was established on 11 March 1891 at Kolkata (Calcutta) as the Imperial Record Department.  The transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911. The present building of the National Archives of India constructed in 1926 which was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.  The transfer of all records from Calcutta to New Delhi completed in 1937. This publication benefit the scholars interested in Gandhian studies. The book will be another milestone added to the publications that have been brought out by the National Archives of India from time to time. The Department intends to bring out publications out of rich reservoir of both public and private papers collection in order to continue this process.  

    History of Jammu & Kashmir from 1889 to 2019 titled Kashmirs untold story Declassified to be released

    429 days ago
    The Book titled Kashmir’s untold story: Declassification The book is published by Bloomsbury publishers. The announcement was made on August 14, 2019. The book portrays the time of political and geographical consolidations of Jammu & Kashmir(J&K) It is done from the beginning era of Maharaja Gulab Singh till the present day. The author of the book is Delhi- based filmmaker Iqbal Chand Malhotra and defense analyst Maroof Raza. The book will be released on September 18, 2019. The book tells about the history of J&K imposed central rule and dispossessed the rule Maharaja Gulab Singh. The contents in the book deal with the scrapping of Article 370 and 35A of J&K, the formation of two new Territories J&k and Ladakh.The other pressing issues like China’s interest in J&K, Islamic Jihad and Indus water treaty (IWS) – water.

    Penguin Random House India announces a book titled Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar

    431 days ago
    Penguin Random House India announced a book on the life of the actor, Sridevi titled “Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar” The book is released on her 56th birth anniversary. The book is written by author-screenwriter Satyarth Nayak. The book recalled the life and times(in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada cinema) of the legendary actor Sridevi will be published under the Ebury Press imprint of Penguin Random House. The book released on August 29, 2019. The book also talks about her innings after her big-screen comeback in 2012 with “English Vinglish” film.

    Book titled Listening, Learning and Leading written by VP Naidu was released

    434 days ago
    Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu released a book titled “Listening, Learning and Leading” of his two years in office. The abrogation of Article 370 should not be considered as a political issue in the interest of the security of the nation and the future of people of Jammu and Kashmir. The Book “Listening, Learning and Leading” released by Union Minister of Home Affairs Shri Amit Shah. Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu received the first copy. The event was hosted by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s popular alliteration and witty remarks, created a cordial atmosphere in the Rajya Sabha. A part of the book release, Regional Outreach Bureau, Chennai organized a photo exhibition highlighting the journey of the Vice President from a student leader. Shri.  Venkaiah Naidu’s interaction with a cross-section of society, meeting with world leaders and visits to Universities, Research institutions were also pictured.         

    Tamil Book Oru Manidhan Oru Iyakkam Kalaignar Mu. Karunanidhi released by K Veeramani

    436 days ago
    The book titled ‘Oru Manidhan Oru Iyakkam Kalaignar Mu. Karunanidhi’ in Tamil language . It refers the life and work of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (Dravidian Progressive Conference) (DMK) leader Late M Karunanidhi, the former Tamil Nadu chief minister launched by K Veeramani, president of Dravidar Kazhagam in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.The book was first published by Frontline. It is a publication of The Hindu group. Frontline was an experienced 35 years in journalism. The book includes all the articles published in the special issue – ‘A Man and a Movement,’ It was brought out in August 2018 as a tribute to M Karunanidhi. It was launched one day before the first death anniversary of Late M Karunanidhi.

    A new human atlas initiative named Manav launched for holistic understanding of human biology

    466 days ago
    Manav, a new human atlas initiative launched by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Persistent Systems, a biotechnology company towards improving knowledge on human biology. The main aim is to create a database of a molecular network of all the tissues in the human body  They derive a holistic picture of working of the human body. Students will be trained and imparted with skills to perform annotation and curation of information will ultimately form the online network. They will help scientists to understand the differential molecular factors vary between diseased states versus a healthy state of an organ. DBT invested Rs. 13 crores shared between two institutions in Pune  National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) and Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Pune.  The Persistent Systems Limited co-funded the project contributed Rs 7 crore.

    Aditya Birla World Academy became the only Indian School to feature in The Commonwealth At 70: From Westminster to the World Book

    466 days ago
    ‘The Commonwealth at 70: From Westminster to the World’ book done by the popular London publishers St James House and the History of Parliament Trust. Aditya Birla World Academy, India’s leading International school is situated at  Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is the only Indian school to be featured in it. An event ‘Commonwealth at 70’ which commemorated 70 years of the Commonwealth (Estb April 26, 1949) held on June 25, 2019, at Westminster Abbey, United Kingdom.  It was attended by Mrs. Neerja Birla, Chairperson of the Aditya Birla World Academy. Aditya Birla World Academy to create a cohesive learning environment which helps to develop a child’s innate talents.

    Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu released a book titled Vivekadeepini

    468 days ago
    Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu released a book titled Vivekadeepini, a concise book of aphorisms. It was initially written by Adi Shankaracharya who is one of India’s greatest spiritual and literary geniuses. Vivekadeepini: Vivekadeepini is a summary of Prashnottara Ratnamalika written by Adi Shankaracharya.  The book has compiled a select 36 verses drawn from 67 verses of Prashnottara Ratnamalika. The verses are written in Question-Answer format. It contains universal truths and are the starting point for reflection.  Book in 10 languages: The book has been translated into ten languages namely English, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi Gujarati and Odia. It has shown the glimpses of India’s wisdom in most lucid language. The Vice President in the book has stressed the need to create a society that actually demonstrates “share and care”, which was the core of Indian philosophy. Adi Shankaracharya: Shankaracharya is an 8th century (788 AD) Indian philosopher and theologian. He is associated with Maya Theory, Advaita Vedanata (Non-Dualism), Tarak Brahma.  His books are Bhashya- commentaries on Gita and other texts, Prakaran Granths. He founded Dashanami Sampradaya, Hindu monastic tradition of single-staff renunciation.

    Dr. Krishna Saksena's book 'Whispers of Time' launched by Smriti Irani in New Delhi

    474 days ago
    Minister of Textiles and Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani launched new book "Whispers of Time" It is written by Dr. Krishna Saksena (91) at the India International Centre in New Delhi The book was published by Prabhat Prakashan. It is the ninth book of Saksena  She tells about her experiences and observations in her long life of ninety years.  Saksena, a professor at Delhi University, the first woman candidate from Uttar Pradesh to get a Ph.D. degree in English Literature in 1955. About Minister of Textiles and Minister of Women and Child Development Founded: 1999 Headquarters: Udyog Bhawan metro station, Delhi Minister Responsible: Smriti Irani 

    Vinit Goenka pens new book titled Function of Data Sovereignty The Pursuit of Supremacy

    482 days ago
    The book, Function of Data Sovereignty - The Pursuit of Supremacy It is  written by Vinit Goenka, Author, Secretary He is a member of the Governing Council- CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems) and Ministry of Railways. The book focuses on steps and concrete actions required to build highly capable data centers to ensure data security. The book tells aspect of data generation and consumption  It encourages policymakers on data localization and creates awareness among the people on the potential of data and implications of data.

    Former basketball player, Lamar Odom launched a new book 'Darkness to light'

    507 days ago
    Former American professional basketball player, Lamar Odom, aged 39, launched a new book titled 'Darkness to light'.  The book reveals the dark secrets of his life. He is the ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, an American media personality, socialite, model, businesswoman and entrepreneur.  In his book, he has opened up about his relationship with ex-wife Khloe Kardashian, his difficult childhood, past overdoses and addictions to drugs, alcohol, and sex. As a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he won NBA championships in 2009 and 2010 and was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011. Odom played on the United States national team, winning a bronze medal in the Olympics in 2004 and a gold medal in the FIBA World Championship. Odom fell into a coma and was hospitalized with life-threatening medical problems. Odom has since recovered from his health scare and obtained drug treatment. About Lamar Odom Born: November 6, 1979 Nationality: American

    Shahid Afridi co-authored his autobiography titled, Game Changer with journalist Wajahat S Khan

    532 days ago
    Shahid Afridi, former captain of the ‘Pakistan national cricket team’ wrote his autobiography titled, ‘Game Changer’ will unveil answers to the much-contemplated questions about him. Afridi is popularly known as ‘Boom Boom’ and holds the world record for the fastest ODI (One Day International) century in 37 deliveries. He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket. The book has been co-authored by Afridi and journalist Wajahat S Khan. Game Changer’, among the other revelations, unveils the fact as to how the cricketer’s hobby of swinging the bat eventually turned out to become his career. About Shahid Afridi Born: 1975  Born in: Khyber Agency, Pakistan ODI debut: 2 October 1996 v Kenya Last ODI: 20 March 2015 v Australia Test debut: 22 October 1998 v Australia T20I debut: 28 August 2006 v England

    Journalist Saba Naqvi authored Politics of Jugaad: The Coalition Handbook, where she examines the possibility of coalition government after Lok Sabha polls (2019)

    538 days ago
    The book examines and puts forth interrogative stands on whether coalitions are unavoidable even after being proved unstable or they would be responsible for India’s greater democratization. It also elaborates if coalition formation is possible in various states and if such step could lead to success or failure in itself. The book discusses the nature of transformation in Indian political parties and their role in present times. She has authored other books, namely, ‘In Good Faith’ (2012), ‘Capital Conquest’ (2015), and ‘Shades of Saffron’ (2018).

    A Book of poem Khooni Vaisakhi on Jallianwala Bagh massacre, released in UAE

    548 days ago
    A book containing English translation of the 100-year-old classic Punjabi poem about Jallianwala Bagh massacre, ‘Khooni Vaisakhi’ released in Abu Dhabi. India’s Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri commended the launch of the book. The poem was translated by Mr. Suri whose grandfather, revolutionary poet and novelist Nanak Singh, a Jallianwala Bagh survivor, wrote it after witnessing first-hand the events of April 13, 1919. About AbuDhabi Country:United Arab Emirates Emirate:Abu Dhabi Municipal region:Central Capital District Area Total:972 km2 (375 sq mi) Elevation:27 m (89 ft)

    Book Indian Fiscal Federalism authored by Dr. Y. V. Reddy and Dr. G. R. Reddy has been released

    569 days ago
    The Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Shaktikanta Das launched the book “Indian Fiscal Federalism” authored by Dr. Y.V. Reddy and G.R. Reddy. The launch event of the book was addressed by the Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission NK Singh, in New Delhi. Dr Y.V. Reddy has served as the Governor of RBI during 2003-2008 and as the Chairman of the 14th Finance Commission of India.

    Dr. H Chaturvedis Book On Quality, Accreditation & Ranking Launched In New Delhi

    599 days ago
    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launched the book titled ‘Quality, Accreditation, and Ranking – A Silent Revolution in the Offing in Indian Higher Education’  The book is edited by Education Promotion Society for India’s (EPSI) Alternate President Dr. H Chaturvedi in New Delhi. On this occasion, the UGC Chairman, Dr. DP Singh, and Management Guru Padma Shri Dr. Pritam Singh were present as the guest of honor.   

    P Chidambaram book Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India launched by Hamid Ansari

    613 days ago
    Former Vice President Hamid Ansari launched the new book of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram named “Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India” at Nehru Memorial Museum, New Delhi. The book is a collection of essays on the country’s atmosphere of fear and how the constitutional values are being threatened.

    Law, Justice and Judicial Power Justice P N Bhagwatis Approach Book Launched

    616 days ago
    The book “Law, Justice and Judicial Power – Justice P N Bhagwati’s Approach” written by Mool Chand Sharma was launched by the Chief Justice of India, Shri Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The first edition of the book was received by President Ramnath Govind.

    Nari-Shakti is the Oxford Dictionaries Hindi Word of the year for 2018

    630 days ago
    The Oxford Dictionaries announced that the word ‘Nari Shakti’ which is derived from Sanskrit has been chosen as the Hindi Word of the year for 2018. The Announcement was made during a session at Jaipur Literature Festival which is being held at Diggi Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

    Malala Yousafzai has written a new book titled We are Displaced

    647 days ago
    Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Pakistani activist, has written a new book, titled We are Displaced, charting her experiences travelling the world and visiting refugee camps. Publishers Weidenfeld & Nicolson and Hachette India said that her travels through the refugee camps led her to reconsider her own displacement. In We are Displaced, Malala not only explores her own story of adjusting to a new life while longing for home, but she also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her various journeys, girls who have lost their community, relatives and often the only world they’ve ever known.

    The book A Rural Manifesto Realising India's Future through her Villages authored by BJP MP Varun Gandhi released in Bengaluru

    663 days ago
    The book “A Rural Manifesto – Realising India’s Future through her Villages” authored by BJP MP Varun Gandhi was released in Bengaluru. The book focuses on the challenges faced by farmers, laborers, student, and teachers in villages across the country.

    Book 'Changing India' by Manmohan Singh Released

    667 days ago
    Titled 'Changing India', the five-volume book, published by Oxford University Press, the book is being described as a definitive expression of the former prime minister Manmohan Singh's perspectives on a wide range of economic, social and political issues as they evolved under his long and eventful career. The economist-turned-politician enjoyed a ten-year-long stint as prime minister, heading the UPA government at the Centre from 2004 to 2014.

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