Current Affairs July 2019 - Books


1 - "Vivekadeepini" book released by the Vice President of India


The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu released the book ‘Vivekadeepini’ in ten languages, a concise book of aphorisms that contains glimpses of India’s wisdom, published by Vedanta Bharati, in New Delhi. The book will enable a wider audience to appreciate the classic work, ‘Prashnottara Ratnamalika’ written by one of India’s greatest spiritual and literary geniuses, Sri Adi Sankaracharya.

Drawn from the 67 verses of Prashnottara Ratnamalika written by Adi Shankaracharya, the Vivekadeepini is a compilation of select 36 verses which are in the question-answer format. These pieces of wisdom have universal relevance irrespective of religion or community.

2 - Union HRD Minister released Deeksharambh

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ released UGC Guide to Student Induction Programme – “Deeksharambh” in New Delhi.

The tudent Induction Programme is intended to empower the aspirant learners to face the Competitive world with confidence, open new horizons of life leading to character building based on Universal Human Values such as Truth, Righteous conduct, Love, Non-violence, Peace and assist in developing self awareness , compassion and oneness.

3 - "Kargil: Untold stories from the War" Book released


On the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War, author Rachna Bisht Rawat's book, published by Penguin Random House, titled - "Kargil: Untold stories from the War" was released.

The book features stories of "extraordinary human courage" of not just the men in uniform, but of their families too. The Kargil war lasted for nearly three months, initiated in May of 1999 in an effort to displace Pakistani soldiers from the peaks they had occupied on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC).


4 - Aditya Birla World Academy featured in book ‘The Commonwealth At 70: From Westminster’

Aditya Birla World Academy

London’s famous publisher featured India’s ‘Aditya Birla World Academy’ in its book titled as 'The Commonwealth at 70: From Westminster to the World'. The announcement was made at an event celebrating 70 years of the Commonwealth on 25th June 2019. With this, Aditya Birla World Academy became the only Indian school to be featured in 'The Commonwealth at 70: From Westminster to the World’ book.

'The Commonwealth at 70: From Westminster to the World' book details the founding of the Commonwealth in its modern form in 1949. Aditya Birla World Academy is India's leading International school based in Mumbai.

5 - 'Whispers of Time' book launched by Minister of Women Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani

Minister of Textiles and Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, launched new book "Whispers of Time” authored by Dr. Krishna Saksena. 91 years aged Dr. Krishna Saksena is the first woman candidate from Uttar Pradesh to get a Ph.D. degree in English Literature in 1955.

"Whispers of Time” is ninth book written by Krishna Saksena based on true facts and events of her life experience. The book inspires to bring change in our Indian value system from one generation to the other.

6 - PM Modi released book on former PM Chandra Shekhar

PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released book titled 'Chandra Shekhar - The Last Icon of Ideological Politics’ written by Deputy Chairman in the Rajya Sabha, Harivansh and Ravi Dutt Bajpai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited the families of all former Prime Ministers to share the important aspects of their lives to be put on display at the museum on Prime Ministers of India. The museum is being built at the Teen Murti Bhavan complex in Delhi.

Chandra Shekhar served as the eighth Prime Minister of India. Shri Chandra Sekhar always favoured politics of ideology and social change.

7 - Lt Gn. Ranbir Singh released a book on Fire and Fury Warriors

Ranbir Singh

On the occasion of 20th anniversary celebrations of Kargil Vijay Divas, Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh released a coffee table book titled 'Fire and Fury Corps -- Saga of Valour, Fortitude and Sacrifice'. The book envisages the history and bravery of the Fire and Fury Warriors, which courageously protects the Line of Control (LoC), and Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. It describes the rich heritage history of Indian Army.

Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh is the current General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command of the Indian Army.