Current Affairs June 2018 - Books


1 - Nitin Gadkari released book on 'Water Productivity Mapping of Major Indian Crops'

Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari released a book, ‘Water Productivity Mapping of Major Indian Crops’ published by NABARD in a function at New Delhi. The book is based on study of 10 important crops by a team under the leadership of leading agricultural economist Dr. Ashok Gulati. The ten important crops include rice, wheat, maize, pulses, oilseeds, sugarcane, cotton and potato etc.

The book suggests to realign cropping pattern keeping in view water scarcity for irrigation, ration irrigation supplies in canal irrigation system and invest in water harvesting and artificial recharge through water user association.

2 - Vice President received the Book ‘Vedvigyan Alok’

Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has received the book "Vedvigyan Alok" authored by Acharya Agnivarat Naishthik. The book is divided into four broad volumes. The Book Vedvigyan Alok is the scriptural verse in Vedas' prose.

The Brahman textbooks are placed second in order of preference of Vedic literature. These texts were composed only by the Brahmin community; hence their names are called “Brahmins”. Their language is Vedic Sanskrit which has been considered extremely complicated. All these are written according to the Vedas that means all the four Vedas get different Brahmins.