Current Affairs February 2018 - Books
1 - ‘Exam Warriors' - book authored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched
A book, ‘Exam Warriors', which is authored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was launched at a function in Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi. The book aims to help spread smiles during examinations, viewing them as occasions to celebrate learning with festive joy.
The book is written in an interactive style with illustrations, activities and yoga exercises. It compiles nuggets from his radio addresses and anecdotes from his own life on how he coped with stress during exams.
2 - Aadhaar is Oxford Dictionary’s Hindi Word of 2017
Oxford Dictionaries has chosen ‘Aadhaar’ as the Hindi word of 2017. The announcement was made at a session “Oxford Dictionaries’ Hindi Word of the Year” during the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Aadhaar is a 12-digit identification number assigned to all residents of India. Aadhaar means ‘base’ or ‘foundation’. Hindi is the fourth most-spoken language in the world, with over 295 million native speakers. India is also home to hundreds of millions of English speakers.
3 - HM Rajnath Singh released book titled “Mere Sapnon ka Bharat”
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh released a book titled “Mere Sapnon ka Bharat”. It is a compilation of interviews of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by Tarun Vijay, an ex-MP. The Home Minister described Mr Vajpayee as a distinguished personality who stands alone because of his stature. He is respected by all cutting across the political parties divides.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an Indian politician who was the 10th Prime Minister of India , first for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004.