Current Affairs January 2018 - Books


1 - Akashwani Sahitya Sampada book released at World Book Fair

Akashwani Sahitya Sampada

Prasar Bharati Chairman Dr A Surya Prakash released a book - Akashwani Sahitya Sampada at New Delhi world book fair at Pragati Maidan. The book has been brought out by the National Book Trust in three volumes. These books contain the rare broadcast material of Akashwani.

The New Delhi World Book Fair is organized by National Book Trust (NBT) in association with India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) annually at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is India's second oldest book fair after the Kolkata Book Fair.

2 - World Book Fair 2018 held in Delhi

World Book Fair

New Delhi World Book Fair was held in Delhi. The Fair is organized by National Book Trust, India, an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Many literary and publishing conferences and programmes were organized during the Fair and opened up a gateway to the publishing and intellectual world of South Asia.

The Fair attracted participation from major publishing houses of the globe. The annual book fair involved 800 publishers from across the country in different languages. Book fairs invited authors to launch their books or have conversations.

3 - Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh released coffee table book on mass embryo transfer

Mass embryo

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh launched a Coffee table book on mass embryo transfer by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries. The Minister also launched software to collect data for 20th livestock Census.

This software will have all the tools to prepare analytical reports and real-time monitoring of census operation. The government has launched a new scheme called Rashtriya Gokul Mission in December 2014. National Mission on Bovine Productivity was started in November 2016 to increase production and productivity of bovine population in the country.

4 - Sanjay Manjrekar launched his Autobiography, titled ‘Imperfect’


Former India batsman-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar launched his autobiography named ‘Imperfect’, in Mumbai. The book ‘Imperfect’ was released by Dilip Vengsarkar, Sanjay Manjrekar’s first international captain.

Sanjay played 37 Tests and scored 2,043 runs with a career-best 218 against Pakistan. He retired with an average of just over 37 with four hundreds to his credit in 1996. he also played in 74 ODIs for the country.