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  • Book On Mouth Cancer Arivu Released

    November 7 is observed as National Cancer Awareness Day in India each year. The day is marked out to teach people to combat the Cancer. Dr Murali Mohan Chuntharu, a Dental Surgeon and also DK Home Guard Commandant written a book named “Arivu”, which explains about Mouth Cancer and prevention of the disease.

    The Fire Burns Blue: A History of Womens Cricket in India, co-authored by Karunya Keshav and Sidhanta Pathak

    The book is co-authored by sports journalists Karunya Keshav and Sidhanta Pathak. It is published by Westland Sport, a new imprint of Westland Publications. It will provide a detailed narrative of cricket, from its origin to present day. 

    Rima Hooja authored Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior

    A new book on Maharana Pratap named “Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior” authored by historian Rima Hooja released. The book narrates the life of Maharana Pratap, the great Rajput warrior and also talks about the famous battle of Haldighati.

    Anna Burns Wins 2018 Man Booker Prize For Her Novel Milkman

    The book is about an 18-year-old girl, known as "middle sister", who is sexually harassed by an older paramilitary figure, called the "milkman".  About Man Booker Prize The Man Booker Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Booker–McConnell Prize and commonly known simply as the Booker Prize) is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the UK.

    Maryse Conde won New Academy Prize in Literature

    This award was created after the Swedish Academy postponed this year’s Nobel prize for literature following a rape scandal. He will receive £87,000 cash prize that was raised from crowdfunding and donations, at the award ceremony on 9 December 2018, a day before the Nobel award ceremony. She is 81 years old.   

    Shashi Tharoor introduces his book The Paradoxical Prime Minister and 29-letter word Floccinaucinihilipilification

    Congress leader Shashi Tharoor introduced his new book “The Paradoxical Prime Minister” and a 29-letter word “floccinaucinihilipilification”. The cover of the book shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi examining a wax figure of himself at Madame Tussauds museum.

    New edition of Tirukkural is to be released on 5th October

    The new edition of Tirukkural will be released on October 5, 2018. Vedagiri Mudaliar, who taught Tamil in Madurai Tamil Sangam, set up a printing press exclusively for the purpose. In the 19th century, 1850 to be precise, Tamil scholars turned their attention to Kalathur as Vedagiri Mudaliar first printed the Tirukkural with commentaries. The revised version was released in 1853.  Vedagiri Mudaliar’s book was never printed again. Now, Sivalayam J. Mohan will release the new edition on October 5, exactly 165 years after it was first published.

    Forbes Nominated author Preeti Shenoy Pens New Book, 'The Rule Breakers'

    The novel set in the '90s is the story of Veda who harbours big dreams but finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage and realizes that her opinions in real life don't matter.

    Sarala Puraskar award for Poet Satrughna Pandav

    Eminent novelist of India, Sri Govind Mishra will be the Chief Guest of the Sarala Award function. He has been chosen for this honor for his poetry collection ‘Misra Dhrupad’. This award consists of a cash award of Rs. 5,00,000/- along with a citation. Pandit Umesh Chandra Karto be awarded ‘ Ila Panda Sangeet Samman’ in the field of music and art. Sri Binod Moharanawill receive ‘Ila Panda Chitrakala Samman’ award.

    Book on Experiential Learning Gandhi's Nai Talim launched

    The book was released by Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar, on the occasion of National Teachers’ Day. The book was launched in 13 languages: Assamese, Tamil, Bengali, Odia, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi and English. The book was Developed by Universities in the state, state SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training) and Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE).

    RK Singh Released book on Weather Information Portal for Indian Power System

    This reference document has been developed by Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) in collaboration with IMD to facilitate enhanced utilization of Weather Portal in all spheres of Power Sector.

    Atal Ji Ne Kaha A Book On AB Vajpayee launched by Brijendra Rehi

    He is noted Doordarshan producer and senior journalist.  The book published by Darpan Publication.

    Khaled Hosseinis new book Sea Prayer a tribute to Alan Kurdi

    Sea Prayer”, the new book of writer Khaled Hosseini will be released on 30th August 2018. Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-born American novelist.  He has written books like “The Kite Runner”, “A Thousand Splendid Suns” and “And the Mountains Echoed”.

    VVS Laxman wrote down his autobiography titled '281 and Beyond'

    The autobiography will be released by the Westland Publications on November 20, 2018. Indian cricketer VVS Laxman who announced his retirement from international cricket in 2012, played 134 Tests, scoring 8,781 runs at an average of 45.97. He also played in 86 ODIs for an aggregate of 2338 and average of 30.76 in the shorter format.

    Shane Warne autobiography No Spin to be released in October

    Australian cricketer Shane Warne's autobiography “No Spin” will have a global release on October 4. The memoir is written with cricketer and TV presenter Mark Nicholas. Warne played his first Test match in 1992, and took over 1,000 international wickets (in Tests and One-Day Internationals). He also captained the Rajasthan Royals to victory in the IPL in 2008. He officially retired from all cricket formats in 2013.

    Ramachandra Guha wrote a new book on Mahatma Gandhi

    A book titled "Gandhi: The years that changed the world (1914-1948)" has been written by Ramachandra Guha. This book will be released in September 2018 and narrates the story of Gandhi’s life, from his departure from South Africa to his assassination in 1948. This book will be will be published by Penguin Random House India. The author has written several bestselling books like “India After Gandhi” and “Gandhi Before India”.

    Michael Ondaatje again named in Man Booker Prize list

    Sri Lankan-born Canadian author Michael Ondaatje has again made the Man Booker Prize list with his latest novel ''Warlight'', which tells the story of two orphans in London in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Ondaatje's "The English Patient," which won the Booker in 1992, was named winner of the Golden Man Booker winner on July 8, a special award to mark the Booker's 50th anniversary. 2018 Man Booker Prize includes six U.K. writers, three from the United States, and two each from Canada and Ireland.

    Book titled 'Winning Like Sourav: Think & Succeed Like Ganguly' released

    This book is written by Abhirup Bhattacharya and has an interesting story about Sourav Ganguly gambling on young players like Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh to build the concept of 'Team India' and 'Men in Blue'. The author has previously wrote "Winning Like Virat: Think & Success Like Kohli".

    The English patient by Michael Ondaatje won the Golden Man Booker International prize 2018

    Michael Ondaatje’s best selling novel 'The English Patient' has been crowned as the winner of the Golden Man Booker Prize at the Southbank Centre in London. The prize was instituted as part of celebrations to mark the Booker’s having completed 50 years. The novel move between large themes of war, loyalty, love. It is set, during World War II, about Hana, a nurse, who tends to a horribly burned man who finds himself in an Italian villa with three other unlikely characters. It was picked as the winner by a public poll from a shortlist of five books.

    Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu has received the book Vedvigyan Alok

    The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has received the book "Vedvigyan Alok" (Maharishi Aitareya Mahidas Praneet - Aitareya Brahmina ki Vaigyanik Vyakhya) authored by Acharya Agnivarat Naishthik. The book is divided into four broad volumes. The Book Vedvigyan Alok is the scriptural verse in Vedas' prose.

    Book Release By Chief Of Army Staff

    General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army the Staff released the book 'Across the Bench - Insight into the Indian Military Judicial System' by Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan, former Army Commander, and Member 'A', Armed Forces Tribunal, Lucknow Bench. The book deals with military judicial system vis-a-vis command and management issues within the military establishments besides the whole gamut of issues relating to veterans, their families, and dependents.

    Cultural Festival In Egypt To Commemorate 157th Birth Anniversary Of Rabindranath Tagore

    India is organizing a five-day cultural festival in Egypt to commemorate the 157th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. An exhibition on the paintings of Tagore titled ‘Rabindranath Tagore: Rhythm in Colours’ will be held at the Museum of Ahmed Shawky at Giza as part of the Tagore festival.  The festival is being organized by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo.

    Former PM Manmohan Singh Launches Economist Rao's Book

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released a book titled ‘My Journey from Marxism-Leninism to Nehruvian Socialism’ by former Planning Commission and Finance Commission member C H Hanumantha Rao. Mr Rao is presently one of the most creative thinkers, social activist, and distinguished economist in India.

    Sri Lanka Pays Tribute To J Dalmiya With Book 'A Tribute To Jagu'

    Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) paid tribute to former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya with a book titled, 'A Tribute to Jagu'. The cricket association felicitated Dalmiya posthumously as the greatest non-Sri Lankan contributor to Sri Lankan cricket.

    Book Signed By Tagore Auctioned For USD 700

    A signed hardcover copy of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's 'The King of the Dark Chamber'- the English translation of his famous Bengali play 'Raja' - has been sold for USD 700 at an auction in the US. Signed on a prefatory page in fountain pen by Tagore, the Bolpur edition of the book was published by The Macmillan Company in 1916.

    'Exam Warriors'- A Book Penned Down By PM Narendra Modi Released

    The book penned down by PM Narendra Modi named 'Exam Warriors' was launched to reach out to the students across the country ahead of their exams. The book was released by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The book has been written to inspire youths to face the difficult moments of examinations and life, with fresh and new energy. 'Exam Warriors' is published by Penguin India, which runs into 208 pages.

    Book on Gauri Lankeshs Writings Launched

    A book containing selected writings by late journalist Gauri Lankesh was launched at the Mumbai Press Club, three months after she was gunned down. The book, The Way I See It - a Gauri Lankesh Reader, has been edited by writer and sociologist Chandan Gowda. The six sections of the book comprise Lankesh’s early reportage in various publications and selected articles she wrote for the Kannada language Gauri Lankesh Patrike, which she edited.

    Vice President launches Journey of Women Law Reforms and The Law Commission of India Some Insights book

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu received the first copy of the book ‘Journey of Women Law Reforms and The Law Commission of India  Some Insights’, from the Author former Joint Secretary, Dr. Pavan Sharma. The author has made an excellent analysis and more such studies can help focus nation’s attention to important areas like matrimonial laws, property laws, laws relating to inheritance, succession, guardianship as well as NRI marriages and issues of sexual violence.

    Odisha to set up the first Odia language university

    The Odisha government passed a bill to launch the first-ever Odia language university for post-graduation in literature and linguistics among other subjects. The university which will be established in Bhubaneswar will also devise ways to make Odia script more adaptable to technology. It mainly aims at making Odia script more adaptable to computer technology. It would also administer PG courses in literary criticism, the evolution of East Indian language scripts, historical scripts, archaeology, musicology and translation into and from Odia. 

    Shyam Saran's Book 'How India Sees the World' Launched

    The book of Former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran named “How India Sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century” launched by former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. The book records the crucial meeting of the CCS (Cabinet Committee on Security) on the eve of India-Pakistan Defence Secretary-level talks in May 2006.

    NCERT launches web portal to supply Textbooks online

    The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) launched a web portal for the supply of textbooks to schools and individuals. The web portal of NCERT will enable schools to place orders for their books online. It will also enable individual buyers to place their orders. The NCERT is an autonomous organization set up in 1961 by the Union Government as a literary, scientific and charitable Society under the Societies.

    World’s Shortest Woman Unveils 51-Feet High Book

    The world’s shortest woman Jyoti Amge presented a 51-feet high book at a program on 6 of August. The book Kadve Vachan is written by Jain saint Acharya Tarun Sagar Maharaj. It was unveiled by her in the presence of BJP state president Ashok Parnami. It is the ninth volume of the book written in Hindi. Amge is considered to be the world’s shortest woman by the Guinness World Records at 62.8 cm.

    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis released the book ‘Mann Ki Baat A Social Revolution on Radio’ at Raj Bhavan

    Governor of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu (additional charge) C. Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis released the book ‘Mann Ki Baat – A Social Revolution on Radio’ at Raj Bhavan. The book includes transcripts of the first 23 episodes of Prime Minister’s monthly address on radio ‘Mann Ki Baat’.This book will enable citizens to read and understand Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision and his ideas of development. Union Minister Piyush Goyal was also present on the occasion. ‘Mann Ki Baat’ is a new design of communication to reach people and it has truly worked as a revolution. He chose All India Radio as the medium for broadcasting his programme because it is the only medium which reaches 99% of the population of the country.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases book Selected Speeches of Pranab Mukherjee

    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the fourth volume of Selected Speeches of Former President Pranab Mukherjee. The book titled- Selected Speeches of President Pranab Mukherjee was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in presence of President-elect Ramnath Kovind and other dignitaries. Under Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Rashtrapati Bhavan became a ‘Lok Bhavan.

    President of India to receive first copy of book ‘Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives’

    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee receives the first copy of the book ‘Future of Indian Universities Comparative and International Perspectives’ at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The book aims to provide international and comparative perspectives on higher education and highlights issues being faced by Indian Universities. The book is compiled by Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of JGU University and is published by Oxford University Press.

    President of India receives first copy of book “President’s Lady” Pranaber Preyosi

    The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book “President’s Lady” (Pranaber Preyosi) on his wife Late Smt. Suvra Mukherjee from Vice President of India, Mohd. Hamid Ansari who formally released it at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The author of the book is Sangeeta Ghosh. Late Smt. Suvra Mukherjee was essentially a private person with a strong interest in music (particularlyTagore music) and paintings.She restricted herself to music, painting and writing and she tried to take Tagore music to a non-Bengali audience.

    Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat releases coffee table book on PM Narendra Modi’s life

    BJP President Amit Shah and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat released a coffee table book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s life in New Delhi. The book – Making of A Legend, composed by Sulabh International Founder Bindeshwar Pathak. The book fully explains about the Life History of Narendra Modi.

    Crypto Currency Guru Amit Bhardwaj launches e-book

    Amit Bhardwaj, the founder of Amaze Mining & Research Limited launched his third e-book ‘Cryptocurrency for Beginners ‘ in the series, after ‘Cryptocurrency Trading for Beginners’ and ‘Cryptocurrency Mining for Beginners’. The book empowers readers with the concept of the blockchain. ‘Cryptocurrency for Beginners ‘provide information on cryptocurrencies. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are set to transform the world with their efficient solutions.

    President Pranab Mukkerjee launches 3 digital initiatives over e-education

    President Pranab Mukherjee launches digital initiatives  Swayam, Swayam Prabha, and National Academic Depository - in New Delhi to push e-education in the country.  The main aim of the initiatives is to raise the Gross Enrollment Ratio in the higher education from 24.5 to 30 by 2020. Swayam Prabha is the platform of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting high-quality educational programs 24X7 using GSAT-15 satellite.  National Academic Depository will facilitate online verification of certificates. 

    Prime Minister releases photo book titled President Pranab Mukherjee A Statesman

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a photo book titled "President Pranab Mukherjee - A Statesman", at an event in Rashtrapati Bhawan. The book mainly covers the Presidency and documents his various roles. It is a comprehensive photographic record of India's 13th president.

    Venkaiah Naidu launches book titled ‘The Emergency-Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour

    Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched the book which titled 'The Emergency - Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour'. A book is written by Surya Prakash who is a chairman of Prasar Bharati. The book was launched to honor all those who fought for the restoration of democracy in the country in the mid-1970s.

    Israeli Author David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize

    Israeli author David Grossman won the Man Booker International Prize for his novel "A Horse Walks Into a Bar".  David Grossman, the first Israeli author to win the Man Booker International Prize. He will share the £50,000 ($64,000) award money with his translator Jessica Cohen. Other important works of David Grossman includes The Yellow Wind, To the End of the Land. His works have been translated into over 30 languages.

    Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu presents 100 volumes of collected works of Mahatma Gandhi

    Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu presented 100 volumes of collected works of Mahatma Gandhi to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for the Parliament Library. The written works of national movement evoked a sense of popular participation, feeling of oneness and unity for the nation. Gandhi's writings played an instrumental role in weaving the freedom movement together with the morals of truth and non-violence.

    Ex Uttarakhand CM Pokhriyal authors book on Vajpayee ‘Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji’

    Former Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank, book titled ‘ Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji’. will be offically released. The first copy of the book on the social and political life of Vajpayee was presented to our President Pranab Mukherjee.

    Ministry of 'Utmost Happiness' launched by Arundhati Roy

    The book “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” authored by Arundhati Roy released recently. It is fiction-based novel and will be published by Hamish Hamilton from the United Kingdom and Penguin India. Roy became the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Booker Prize with her 1997 work.

    President Pranab Mukherjee to receive Book on PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'

    President Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of two books " Mann Ki Baat-A Social Revolution on Radio" and "Marching with a Billion-Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Midterm" at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The program mainly connected with the 'New India' particularly about youth. The book Marching with a Billion- Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Mid-term written by journalist Uday Mahurkar analyses the changes of cultural in a developing country.

    Union Minister publishes World’s First Philosophical Novel on God

    Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and IAS officer Haulianlal Guite published a philosophical novel for God titled “Confessions of a dying mind: the blind faith of atheism“. Haulianlal Guite is the first civil officer to write on Philosophy after John Stuart Mill’s work titled “On Liberty” published in 1858. The book explores interesting arguments against atheism. It also explores the nature of science, religion, evidence and love.

    China to Launch its Own Encyclopaedia as a Rival to Wikipedia

    China plans to launch its own online encyclopaedia next year rivalling Wikipedia and Britain’s Encyclopaedia Britannica. The main objective of this project is to guide public thought.

    Union Minister of Railways releases Book Titled “Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry”

    Union Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released the book titled “Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry” jointly authored by Shri Bibek Debroy (Member, NITI Aayog) Shri Sanjay Chadha (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce) & Ms. Vidya Krishnamurthi. In addition, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu also launched Hi-speed free Wi-Fi services for the visitors at National Rail Museum. About the book "Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry":- This book by Shri Bibek Debroy is a great contribution for Indian Railways. We can shape the future of Indian Railways by linking the past through this book. This book traverses the timeline from 1830-1947. The book is written in a storytelling manner. The book narrates some anecdotes of Indian Railways History. About WiFi Services in National Rail Museum:- The National Rail Museum, New Delhi, became a high speed RailWire Wi-fi zone. The Wi-Fi facility has been commissioned by RailTel in association with Google for providing high speed state of the art world class internet experience to the hundreds of people visiting the National Rail Museum every day. RailTel  is also in process of providing fast Wi-Fi at 5 more tourists sites of Delhi namely Red Fort, Humayun Tomb, Safdarjung Tomb, QutubMinar and Rajpath Lawns being maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. 

    Pashmina Art Exhibition releases book '6 Times Thinner'

    Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N.Vohra inaugurated Mr. Babar Afzal’s “Pashmina Art Exhibition” and released his book “6 TIMES THINNER”. This event was organized by the Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL) at the Abhinav Theatre. Appreciating the innovative idea of using pashmina fabric as a medium to paint, weave and embroider, the Governor complimented Mr. Afzal for his ingenuity in meaningfully and aesthetically highlighting the pashmina goat and its rare soft wool which is used for producing valuable shawls and garments, prized the world over. He lauded the artist’s efforts to highlight in an altogether unique manner, the centuries old tradition of pashmina craft, which is a hallmark of Jammu &Kashmir.

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