11 July 2019
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.
11 July 2019
‘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.
9 July 2019
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 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.
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.
3 July 2019
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
Headquarters: Udyog Bhawan metro station, Delhi
Minister Responsible: Smriti Irani
25 June 2019
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.
31 May 2019
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
6 May 2019
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 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
30 April 2019
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).
20 April 2019
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.
Country:United Arab Emirates
Municipal region:Central Capital District
Area Total:972 km2 (375 sq mi)
Elevation:27 m (89 ft)
30 March 2019
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.
28 February 2019
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.
14 February 2019
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.
11 February 2019
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.
28 January 2019
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.
11 January 2019
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.
26 December 2018
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.
22 December 2018
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.
20 December 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book "Timeless Laxman", based on the life and times of legendary cartoonist, the late R.K. Laxman.
The book has been penned by cartoonist's daughter-in-law Usha Srinivas Laxman.
He passed away in January 2015 in Pune aged 93.
12 November 2018
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.
8 November 2018
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.
19 October 2018
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.
18 October 2018
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.
15 October 2018
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.
14 October 2018
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.
3 October 2018
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.
12 September 2018
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.
10 September 2018
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.
8 September 2018
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).
1 September 2018
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.
28 August 2018
He is noted Doordarshan producer and senior journalist.
The book published by Darpan Publication.
25 August 2018
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”.
22 August 2018
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.
22 August 2018
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.
26 July 2018
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”.
25 July 2018
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.
14 July 2018
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".
9 July 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.
21 June 2018
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.
12 May 2018
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.
4 May 2018
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.
30 April 2018
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.
19 March 2018
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.
14 March 2018
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.
5 February 2018
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.
26 December 2017
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.
18 November 2017
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.
15 September 2017
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.
7 September 2017
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.
10 August 2017
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.
8 August 2017
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.