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By admin: March 10, 2023

1. 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

2. 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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

By admin: Dec. 28, 2022

6. RBI releases web publication entitled ‘Statistical Tables relating to Banks in India: 2021-22’

Tags: Economy/Finance Books and Authors National News

Statistical Tables relating to Banks in India: 2021-22’

The Reserve Bank released its web publication entitled ‘Statistical Tables relating to Banks in India: 2021-22’ covering the activities of the Indian banking sector on 27 December.

Important facts

  • The publication presents entity-wise information on major items of liabilities and assets along with their maturity profile, income and expenses, select financial ratios, number of employees, and details of priority sector advances for scheduled commercial banks excluding regional rural banks.

  • In addition, capital-to-risk-weighted asset ratios, non-performing assets, exposure to sensitive sectors, contingent liabilities, and unclaimed deposits are included. 

  • State-wise distribution of consolidated balance sheet of rural cooperative banks are also presented.

  • The publication can be accessed on the RBI website through the link ‘Time Series Publications’ under the Database on Indian Economy.

By admin: Dec. 5, 2022

7. City of Joy' author Dominique Lapierre dies at the age of 91

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Dominique Lapierre dies at the age of 91

The Author of the bestselling books on India like "Freedom at Midnight" and "City of Joy" Dominique Lapierre died on 4 December 2022. He was 91 years old.

The French author Dominique Lapierre in partnership with the American writer Larry Collins wrote six books which have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.

Books co -authored by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins 

  • Is Paris Burning?
  • O Jerusalem, 
  • The Fifth Horseman, 
  • Is New York Burning?
  • City of Joy  and
  •  Freedom at Midnight.

Or I'll Dress You in Mourning", was authored by Dominique Lapierre only.

City of joy was about the hardships of a rickshaw puller in Kolkata.  The book Freedom at Midnight was on the Independence movement in India.

By admin: Nov. 25, 2022

8. Dharmendra Pradhan released 'India: The Mother of Democracy' published by ICHR

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'India The Mother of Democracy'

Union Education & Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan released the book ‘India: The Mother of Democracy’ prepared and published by Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) in New Delhi on 24 November.

Important facts

  • On this occasion, ICHR President Prof. Raghuvendra Tanwar and Member Secretary of ICHR Prof. Umesh Ashok Kadam were also present.

  • It is shown in this book that since the dawn of civilization, India has been imbued with democratic ethos.

  • It has been told in the book that democracy originated in India in the fourth century itself. The inscriptions of Tanjore are the living evidence of this fact.

  • The evidence of social order found during the Kalinga and Licchavi periods also reveals the democratic DNA of India.

  • This book will encourage healthy discussion on India's democratic heritage and inspire the next generation to take pride in our eternal democratic values.

By admin: Nov. 11, 2022

9. “Winning the Inner Battle” Book by Shane Watson

Tags: Sports Books and Authors

“Winning the Inner Battle”

In November 2022, Shane Watson wrote a new book titled "Winning the Inner Battle Bringing the Best Version of You to Cricket".

Important Facts

  • Shane Watson's new book, Winning the Inner Battle, explores the mental side of the game through his own experiences revitalising his career after contemplating retirement in 2015.

  • Shane Watson is one of the finest all-rounders in Australian cricket, having represented his country 298 times.

Shane Robert Watson

  • Shane Watson is an Australian former international cricketer. He has been a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast swing bowler.

  • He played international cricket between 2002 and 2016.

  • He was the world's No. 1 T20I all-rounder for a record 150 weeks.

  • Shane Watson was born on 17 June 1981 in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. At the age of 21, he made his international debut on 24 March 2002, playing an ODI against South Africa at Centurion.

  • In his ODI career, he scored 5757 runs in 190 matches at an average of 40.54 and took 168 wickets.

  • Watson played the first Test match of his career on 2 January 2005 against Pakistan in Sydney.

  • Watson holds many records in T20I, ODI and T20. According to Forbes, Watson was the highest paid non-Indian cricketer in the world for five consecutive years between 2011 and 2015.

  • On 2 November 2020, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

  • In 2017, Watson launched Let's Activate, a sports clinic for children. Watson has his own podcast called Lessons Learned with the Greats.

By admin: Nov. 7, 2022

10. Union Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar releases two books on PM Modi in Dubai

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releases two books on PM Modi in Dubai

Two books on the achievements and legacy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were released by Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Chandrashekhar in Dubai on 6 November, 2022.

Important facts

  • The name of the two books are [email protected] : Dreams Meet Delivery" and "Heartfelt: The Legacy of Faith". 

  • These books were released at an event of Vishwa Sadbhavna, NID Foundation (Dubai Chapter) to increase the bonds of brotherhood and solidarity among people in the US, Australia and New Zealand.

  • More than 300 veterans and distinguished guests of Indian origin were also present on the occasion.

  • Rajiv Chandrashekhar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the architect of New India and many areas of India have changed under Modi's leadership in the last eight years.