Books and Authors - Current Affairs for July, 2016

Books and Authors Current Affairs for July, 2016

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▼ Amitav Ghosh authors book on climate change   [07-21-16]

Book entitled The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable was authored by Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh and was released on 12th July 2016.

  • Book addresses the challenges of representing climate change complexity in literature and responsibility of writers to document extreme reality faced by humans.
  • The inability in the level of literature, history and politics encompass the scale and violence of climate change.
  • History of the carbon economy is a tangled global story with contradictory and counterintuitive elements
  • The writer spoke of how climate change has become a personal moral reckoning rather than arena of collective action .

▼ Margaret Alva releases book entitled "Courage & Commitment: An Autobiography"   [07-18-16]

A book entitled “Courage & Commitment: An Autobiography” was released by Margaret Alva in the second week of July 2016.

  • Through this book, Alva narrates her 40 year old career under 4 Congress PMs- Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh.
  • The book also details her shift from political leader to governor.
  • She also detailed the Jain Hawala investigation in charge of the CBI.

▼ Former RBI governor D Subbarao authors book   [07-18-16]

A book entitled “Who Moved My Interest Rate” authored by Duvvuri Subbarao, the former Governor of RBI will be released on July 27, 2016.

  • This book details the dilemmas faced by the former Governor during the course of his office from 2008-2013.
  • This is an attempt to demystify the RBI and explain its impact to the public on everyday lives.
  • Duvvuri Subbarao is an Indian economist and former civil servant who was the 22nd Governor of RBI.
  • He is a 1972 batch AP cadre IAS officer.

▼ Book titled Ringside with Vijender authored by Rudraneil Sengupta released   [07-14-16]

The book was released on July 8, 2016 and is a book published by Juggernaut Books.

  • It showcases the life of pro boxer Vijender Singh post his transition.
  • The book also throws light on the Beijing Olympics bronze medallist to turn pro a year ahead of the Rio Olympics.

▼ Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh releases CRPF book   [07-7-16]

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh released an illustrative book of the CRPF entitled “Ayodhya Ke Shoorvir” in New Delhi on July 5, 2016.

  • Book is on the vapour filled legends of CRPF in foiling the attack on the Ram Janam Bhumi- Babri Masjid Complex.
  • Only July 5, 2005, 5 terrorists tried to move towards inner barricades where 33 CRPF Battalion were deployed.
  • The troops neutralised the terrorists in an hour long confrontation.
  • For unparalleled bravery, 20 CRPF officers and men were awarded gallantry medals including 2 Shaurya chakras, 5 President’s Police medal for gallantry and 12 Police Medal for Gallantry.
  • CRPF is presenting a series of illustrative books Shaurya Gaathaayen highlighting the bravery of its officers and men.
  • 4 such books have been published till now namely Sardar Post: Ek Shaurya Gatha, Veer Brighunandan, Shurveer Prakash and Janbaz Elango have been published till now.