Current Affairs July 2017 - Books


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1 - The President of India received the first copy of the book “PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman”

Pranab Mukherjee

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of a book “President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman” from Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi who formally released it.

The book “President Pranab Mukherjee – A Statesman” has been published by The Statesman, one of India’s oldest English-language newspapers.

This book, a comprehensive photographic record of India’s 13th President, covers Shri Mukherjee’s Presidency and documents his various roles including those as a humane first citizen, as a thought-leader, as a patron of educational institutions & the arts and as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces etc.

2 - Defence Minister released Booklet on Self-Reliance in Defence Production

Self-Reliance

Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley released a booklet highlighting efforts made by Department of Defence Production in the last three years in pursuance of self-reliance in defence sector.

The booklet is a compilation of the achievements of the Department of Defence Production in the field of indigenous production of weapon systems/platforms and policy initiatives undertaken in the past three years.

The booklet mentions a number of policy initiatives which have been taken by the Department of Defence Production. The booklet also mentions that Ordnance Factories and DPSUs, working under the administrative control of Department of Defence Production.

3 - President of India received the first copy of the book “President’s Lady” (Pranaber Preyosi)

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 the Vice President of India, Mohd. Hamid Ansari who formally released it at a function held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The book was authored by Ms. Sangeeta Ghosh. According to the President, Late Smt. Suvra Mukherjee was essentially a private person with a strong interest in music (particularly Tagore music) and paintings.

4 - Defence Minister released a Book on Historic 2800 Kms Expedition – ‘Ganga Avahan’

Ganga Avahan

The Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley released a Coffee Table Book titled ‘Ganga Avahan – The Epic Tale of a Historic Swim’. The ‘Ganga Avahan’ was a pioneering and historic exploratory open-water swim expedition on the Ganga River.

This was the first ever human effort to swim down the entire stretch of the river and also the longest ever social campaign.

The Coffee Table Book chronicles their entire extraordinary and indeed fascinating journey, detailing experiences, outreach and challenges along the vast civilizational cradle that is the Ganga. The Foreword of this epic expedition is written by the Prime Minister.

5 - Book ‘Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives’ released

Future of Indian Universities

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book ‘Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives’ from Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen who formally released it at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The book ‘Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives’ has been complied by Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of JGU University and is published by Oxford University Press.



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