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By admin: April 22, 2023

1. Tennis player Jaideep Mukherjee launches his autobiography "Crosscourt"

Tags: Books and Authors

Renowned tennis player Jaideep Mukherjee released his autobiography titled "Crosscourt" on 21 April in the presence of prominent Indian tennis players such as Ramesh Krishnan and Somdev Devvarman.

An Overview of the News

  • The book provides an insight into Mukherjee's life and describes his journey as a successful tennis player.

  • In addition to tennis, "Crosscourt" also covers various aspects of Mukherjee's personal life, including her successes, failures, relationships and behind-the-scenes moments.

  • Sharmin Mukherjee, Jaideep Mukherjee's wife, was instrumental in encouraging and assisting him in writing the book.

Other Books for 2023

  • "War and Women" - Dr. MA Hasan.

  • "Basu Chatterjee: And Middle-of-the-Road Cinema" - Anirudh Bhattacharjee

  • "Gandhi: Politics and Sect" - Piyush Babele

  • "Phoolange" - Lekhnath Chhetri, writer from Darjeeling

  • "A Matter of the Heart: Education in India" - Anurag Behar

  • "Bipin: The Man Behind the Uniform" - Rachna Biswat Rawat

  • "As Good As My Word" - KM Chandrasekhar

  • “Mundaka Upanishad: The Gateway to Eternity”- Dr. Karan Singh, Ex-MP

  • "Courting India: England, Mughal India and the Origin of Empire" - Nandini Das

By admin: April 15, 2023

2. SBI unveils its coffee table book "The Banker to Every Indian"

Tags: Economy/Finance Books and Authors

SBI unveils its coffee table book "The Banker to Every Indian"

State Bank of India (SBI) launched a coffee table book titled "The Banker to Every Indian" and the book celebrates 75 years of Indian independence and 200 years of SBI's history.

An Overview of the News

  • The book aims to provide a detailed account of the history of SBI since India attained independence.

  • The Coffee Table Book is a tribute to the spirit of India's independence and SBI's contribution to nation building.

  • The book throws light upon the bank's ethics, technological advancements and transformation through significant initiatives taken by the organisation.

  • This book is not only a celebration of SBI's past but also a testimony to its commitment to the future.

About SBI, or State Bank of India

  • It is one of the largest and oldest banks in India.

  • It was established in 1806 as the Bank of Calcutta and later renamed as the Imperial Bank of India.

  • In 1955, the Government of India nationalised the bank and it became the State Bank of India.

  • It offers a wide range of banking products and services to its customers including Personal Banking, Corporate Banking, Agricultural Banking and International Banking.

  • Its personal banking services include savings and current accounts, loans, credit cards and investment products.

  • It has launched several digital initiatives to provide convenient banking services to its customers. These include SBI YONO, an integrated digital banking platform and SBI Quick, a mobile app for instant banking services.

  • SBI has received several awards and honours for its performance and services, including Best Bank Award by Euromoney Magazine, Best Retail Bank Award in India by Asian Banker and Best Bank Award in India by Global Finance Magazine.

Headquarters - Mumbai, Maharashtra

By admin: April 13, 2023

3. "Courting India: England, Mughal India and the Origin of Empire": Nandini Das

Tags: Books and Authors

The book titled "Courting India: England, Mughal India and the Origin of Empire" is authored by Nandini Das, Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool.

An Overview of the News

  • The book explores the cultural and literary exchange between England and Mughal India in the early modern period.
  • The book highlights the influence of the publication of Richard Hakluyt's "Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffic and Discoveries of the English Nation" on Britain's perception of itself as a heroic seafaring nation.
  • The book highlights the challenges faced by English merchants in finding new markets after their excommunication by Pope Pius V in 1570.
  • The book focuses on Thomas Roe's four-year mission as the English ambassador to the court of the Mughal emperor Jahangir in India in 1615.
  • The book takes readers on a journey through the dark, wood-panelled rooms of Jacobean England and the elaborate courtyards of Mughal India.

More Books for 2023

  • "War and Women" - Dr. MA Hasan.
  • "Basu Chatterjee: And Middle-of-the-Road Cinema" - Anirudh Bhattacharjee
  • "Gandhi: Politics and Sect" - Piyush Babele
  • "Phoolange" - Lekhnath Chhetri, writer from Darjeeling
  • "A Matter of the Heart: Education in India" - Anurag Behar
  • "Bipin: The Man Behind the Uniform" - Rachna Biswat Rawat
  • "As Good As My Word" - KM Chandrasekhar
  • “Mundaka Upanishad: The Gateway to Eternity” - Dr. Karan Singh, Ex-MP

By admin: April 5, 2023

4. A new book "Gandhi: Siasat Aur Sampradaya" written by Piyush Babele

Tags: Books and Authors

A new Hindi book titled Gandhi: Siasat Aur Communalism has been authored by journalist-turned-author Piyush Babele, who currently heads the media department of the Madhya Pradesh Congress.

An Overview of the News

  • The book quotes from Dr. Ambedkar's book Pakistan or the Partition of India and other sources to refer to the events leading up to the partition of India in 1947.

  • The book aims to break the myth spread by the Hindu right wing that Mahatma Gandhi was responsible for the partition.

  • The book is published by New Delhi based Genuine Publications & Media Private Limited.

"Pakistan or the Partition of India" by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

  • This book by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, a social reformer and the chief architect of the Indian Constitution.

  • It was published in 1940, a few years before India's independence and the partition of India, and in it Ambedkar analyses the factors that led to the demand for a separate Muslim state of Pakistan.

  • Ambedkar also discusses the political, economic and social implications of the partition of India.

  • The book provides an insight into the complicating factors that led to the Partition of India and its aftermath.

About Madhya Pradesh

Establishment - 1 November 1956

Capital - Bhopal

Chief Minister - Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Official Animal - Barasingha

Official River - Narmada River

Official Tree - Banyan

By admin: April 1, 2023

5. Book titled "War and Women" written by Dr. MA Hasan released

Tags: Books and Authors

 "War and Women,"

Dr. M A Hasan's book, "War and Women," was launched during the 52nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.

An Overview of the News

  • The event was organised by the Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Parliament in Europe.

  • The book was released at the Serpentine Cafeteria inside the United Nations Building.

  • The book throws light on the suffering of Bengali women who were victims of sexual violence during the 1971 war.

About United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

  • It is a subsidiary body of the United Nations General Assembly established in 2006 to promote and protect human rights globally.

  • Its mandate includes addressing human rights violations, making recommendations to improve human rights standards, and investigating and reporting human rights abuses.

  • The UNHRC is composed of 47 member states elected for three-year terms, and holds three regular sessions each year.

  • It conducts a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process to review the human rights records of all member states of the United Nations.

  • The UNHRC has thematic mandates to address specific human rights issues and country mandates to investigate human rights abuses in a particular country.

  • The UNHRC cooperates with other United Nations bodies to promote and protect human rights, such as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Criminal Court (ICC).

By admin: March 10, 2023

6. Release of the book 'Mundaka Upanishad: The Bridge to Immortality' by former MP Dr. Karan Singh

Tags: Books and Authors

The book 'Mundaka Upanishad: The Bridge to Immortality' was released by Vice President, Jagdeep Dhankhar on 9 March 2023.

News Overview

  • Karan Singh is an Indian politician and philosopher.

  • Karan Singh was the Prince regent (Janpratinidhi)of Jammu and Kashmir till 1952.

  • He is the son of Maharaja Sir Hari Singh, the last ruler of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, and mother Maharani Tara Devi.

  • His important collection "One Man's World" and essays written on Hinduism have also been appreciated.

  • He was the Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University and the University of Jammu and Kashmir for many years.

  • He has also been the President of the Central Sanskrit Board, the Association of Indian Writers, the Commonwealth Society of India and the Delhi Music Society.

By admin: Feb. 23, 2023

7. JP Nadda launches book 'Modi: Shaping a Global order in flux'

Tags: Books and Authors

BJP national president J P Nadda on 22 February launched a book "Modi: Shaping a Global Order in Flux" in Chanakyapuri, Delhi.

An overview of the news

  • In this book, an attempt has been made to tell how PM Modi has taken such decisions which have changed the image of India around the world. 

  • It is important to understand what was the image of India before Modiji came to power.

  • The book has been forwarded by Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

  • The editors are Sujan Chinoy, Vijay Chauthaiwala and Uttam Kumar Sinha.

By admin: Jan. 12, 2023

8. Health Minister launches book titled 'Braving A Viral Storm: India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Story'

Tags: Books and Authors

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on 11 January, officially launched the book titled 'Braving A Viral Storm: India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Story' in New Delhi.

An overview of the news

  • The co-authors of the book are Ashish Chandorkar and Suraj Sudhir.

  • The release of the book follows the second anniversary of India's Covid-19 vaccination campaign in January 2021.

  • In this book, the inside story of India's fight against Corona and the challenges of making a vaccine in difficult circumstances is told.

  • The whole story from India's preparation to making it in the vaccine race has been told through words in this book.

  • India had established a Covid management model towards an exemplary vaccination with public participation.

By admin: Jan. 12, 2023

9. Amit Shah released a book titled 'Revolutionaries - The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom'

Tags: Books and Authors

On 11 January 2023, Home Minister Amit Shah released a book titled 'Revolutionaries - The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom' at a function in New Delhi. This book contains the discussion of India's freedom struggle.

An Overview of the news

  • The author of this book is economist Sanjeev Sanyal, who is also a member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council.

  • Formerly a best selling author, Sanjeev Sanyal has served in the financial sector for almost two decades.

  • Sanjeev Sanyal has been the Global Strategic and Managing Director of Deutsche Bank till 2015.

Some popular books of 2022 and their authors

  • Fearless Governance - Kiran Bedi

  • Ambedkar: A Life Book - Shashi Tharoor

  • The Corbett Papers - Akshay Shah and Stephen Alter

  • Place Called Home - Preeti Shenoy

  • The Struggle for Police Reforms in India - Prakash Singh

  • Tomb And Sand - Geetanjali Shree

  • The Great Tech Game - Anirudh Suri

By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

10. Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi released a book titled 'Chief Minister's Diary No. 1'

Tags: Books and Authors

Former Chief Justice of India and Rajya Sabha member Ranjan Gogoi released the book 'Chief Minister's Diary No. 1', a diary of Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

An overview of the news

  • The diary has been written by the CM of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma himself.

  • Complete details of the first year of CM Biswa's tenure have been given in this diary.

  • Hemant Biswa Sarma has tried to enumerate his day-to-day development activities as Chief Minister in this diary.

  • Hemant Biswa Sarma would also bring out further editions of his diary in the next four years.