New Delhi, May 23: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has released the book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’ authored by the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. The CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant was also present on the occasion. The book was published by the Mc Graw Hill Education India.
Rajnath Singh said that the richness in contents and novelty of approach used by the author and other panel contributors including Vasundhara Raje, Dr. Arvind Subramanium, Dr. Arvind Panagariya and Shri Amitabh Kant along with many others have earned names for themselves in their respective fields. He also said that the book would be extremely useful for all competitive exams besides being a storehouse of knowledge stretching over a history of 300 years. He further said that every household should provide this book to children of 8th standard onwards so that they gain comprehensive knowledge of India’s history, economy, social fabric and current affairs.
Singh said that Mehrishi could do this work despite his extremely busy official responsibilities and that his approach to handle different situations in a cool and calm manner with efficiency and accuracy reflects his time management abilities.
The book is a comprehensive compendium of all data and facts related to the Indian Union, including geographical information. It is an honest endeavor on his behalf to provide a strong resource for civil services preparations with wide ranging study materials. He expressed his hope that it proves to be a useful tool to the civil services and other competitive exams aspirants in their preparation.
The chapters of the book are divided into four broad groups covering Indian geography, history, polity, demography, economy, development schemes, environment, disaster management, media and communication, foreign policy, J&K and newsmakers in India. It also deals with general knowledge, viz., general information, culture, monuments and cultural institutions of India and miscellaneous general topics among many other subjects.