Current Affairs – Books & Authors

1 – Union Home Minister Amit Shah released a book ‘Karmayoddha Granth’

Karmayoddha Granth

Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah released a book ‘Karmayoddha Granth’, on the life of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi. The book explains various works by PM Narendra Modi during his tenure.

As per the book, Narendra Modi gave the states 10% of more budget which reflects the fulfillmentof Antyodaya resolution of Pandit Deendayal. The book informs that Health facilities are being provided to the people under Ayushman Yojana which was a dream project of Narendra Modi.

2 – Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi to be conferred with 29th Saraswati Samman

Sindhi

Eminent Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi will be conferred with 29th Saraswati Samman. He has been selected for this prestigious literary award for his short stories collection- Chequebook. This short stories collection talks about the agonies and sufferings of marginalized sections of the society.

Saraswati Samman carries a cash award of 15 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque. Mr. Mohi has authored 25 books of poetry, stories and translations. He has also received Sahitya Akademi Award.

3 – Jaipur Literature Festival

The Five-day Jaipur literature festival was held in Jaipur where many literature lovers participated. About 500 speakers of different fields participated in the festival, which is currently in its 13th year.

The festival was witnessed with celebrated writers, thinkers, journalists, historians, poets, novelists and musicians where they discussed and shared their experiences with the audiences. The Jaipur Literature Festival is described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’.

4 – 44th International Kolkata Book Fair held

Kolkata Book Fair

The 44th International Kolkata Book Fair (IKBF) was held in Kolkata with Russia as the focal theme country. It is the world’s largest non-trade book fair and the most attended book fair in the world. Publishers and Booksellers Guild officials from around 22 countries from Asia, Europe and Latin America participated in the fair.

This edition of the fair not only familiarised Indian readers about the Russian Children books but also witnessed launch of many contemporary bestselling books translated into Bengali. The last edition of the fair recorded around 24 lakh visitors and books worth Rs 22 crore were sold.