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Career Matrix™ (SSC/Bank/DSSSB/CTET/PRT/BBA) Career Matrix™ under the expert guidance of Mr Deepak Goel ( Ex-SBI-PO), has been established with the sole objective of imparting quality education so as to fulfill your dream of having a reputed Govt. JOB like SSC (CGL/+2/MT), Delhi police, CDS, CPF, NDA, CTET, PRT, Bank (PO/CLERK), LIC or clearing prestigious BBA/MBA Entrance exams. We are glad to have you in our profile page and we would like to thank you for having us in your mind. Career Matrix's strong experience over many years gets the best performance out of every student. Call us to know more about us. The centers of Institute are equipped with all required amenities to provide the students with a conducive and comfortable environment. The faculty of institute includes highly qualified and experienced teachers, who help the students, solve maximum number of questions in minimum amount of time. Thus, in a way, ensuring Student's success.
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Career Matrix™ under the expert guidance of Mr Deepak Goel ( Ex-SBI-PO), has been established with the sole objective of imparting quality education so as to fulfill your dream of having a reputed Govt. JOB like SSC (CGL/+2/MT), Delhi police, CDS, CPF, NDA, CTET, PRT, Bank (PO/CLERK), LIC or clearing prestigious BBA/MBA Entrance exams.
We are glad to have you in our profile page and we would like to thank you for having us in your mind. Career Matrix's strong experience over many years gets the best performance out of every student. Call us to know more about us.

The centers of Institute are equipped with all required amenities to provide the students with a conducive and comfortable environment. The faculty of institute includes highly qualified and experienced teachers, who help the students, solve maximum number of questions in minimum amount of time. Thus, in a way, ensuring Student's success.

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1. IMPORTANT PERSONALITIES

1. Shashank Manohar elected as New Chief of Indian Cricket Board ( BCCI ) succeeding formed BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya who died in September 2015
2. Rajiv Mehrishi Appointed as Union Home Secretary.
3. Dr. Savita took charge as the first woman director of the prestigious Forest Research Institute.
4. Dr. S. Christopher is appointed as New Head of DRDO ( Defence Research and Development Organisation )
5. Pradeep Kumar Sinha appointed as the next Union Cabinet Secretary succeeding Ajit Seth.
6. Dr. S. Jaishankar takes charge as Foreign Secretary succeeding Ms. Sujata Singh.
7. Pahlaj Nihalani appointed as the New chairperson of the Central Board Of Film Certification ( Censor Board ) succeeding Leela Samson
8. South Korean Hoesung Lee elected as the New Chief of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) succeeding R.K. Pachauri.
9. Ashok Sridharan is the first Indian to become Mayor of Germany’s Bonn city.
10. India born Sundar Pichai named new Google CEO.
11. Harbhajan Kaur Dheer the Indian origin woman is First Asian Elected Mayor in UK.
12. Former Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo appointed as New Chancellor of Nalanda University, months after Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen withdraw his nomination.
13. The former Prime Minister has been appointed chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation ( ECTR)
14. Chennai – born Raja Rajeshwari who came to America when she was 16, has become the first Person of Indian Origion (PIO) to be named as a criminal court judge in New York city.
15. Hanergy Holding Group Ltd’s Hejun become China’s richest Man succeeding E – commerce tycoon Jack Ma
16. Justice Tirath Singh Thakur was elected as 43rd chief justice of India on 3rd December 2015.


2. AWARDS AND HONOURS

1. Shahrukh Khan gets Honorary Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh.
2. Arun Jaitly ( India’s union finance minister) Wins best Finance Minister of Asia Honour by a London based publication ‘Emerging Markets’
3. The ministry of Science and Technology announced the coveted Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards for the year 2015 for 11 young scientists in seven different fields of science and technology.
S. No Subject / Category Winner Institute
1. Biological Science Balasubramanian Gopal Indian institute of Science, Bengaluru
2. Biological Science Rajeev Kumar Varshney International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics ( ICRI – SAT )
3. Medical Science Vidita Vaidya Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
4. Engineering Science Yogesh Joshi IIT, Kanpur
5. Physical Science Mandar Deshmukh TIFR Mumbai
6. Physical Science Bedangadas Mohanty National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar
7. Mathematical Science Ritabrata Munshi Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), mumbai
8. Mathematical Science K. Sandeep TIFR Bengaluru
9. Chemical Science Dr. Srinivasa Reddy CSIR’s National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
10. Chemical Science Pradyut Ghosh Indian Association for the cultivation of Science
11. Earth , Atmosphere, Ocean and Jyotiranjan Scrichandan Ray Physical Science Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Planetary Science

4. Chaitanya Tamhane’s National Award-winning Marathi Film court represented India in the Best Foreign Film Category at the 88th Oscars in 2016
5. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour of India is given to tennis queen Sania Mirza.
6. Dadasaheb Phalke Award is given to Veteran Hindi film actor Manoj Kumar.
7. National Film Awards
Best Feature Film – Court ( Marathi, Hindi, Gujrati & English )
Best Direction – Srijit Mukherji for Chotushkone ( Bengali)
Best Actress – Kangana Ranut for Queen
Best Actor – Vijay for Nanu Avanalla Avalu ( Kannada)
8. Noble Prize for Year 2015
• Noble Prize in Physics is awarded jointly to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B for the discovery of neutrino oscillations.
• Noble Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for Mechanistic studies of DNA repair
• Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by round worm parasites.
• Noble Prize in literature was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.
• Noble Peace Prize was awarded to national Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia.
• Noble Prize in Economics was awarded to Angus Deaton for his work on consumption, poverty and welfare that helped governments improve their policies
9. Marlon James Won Man Booker Prize for his Novel ‘ A Brief History of Seven Killings’
10. Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe has been honoured with the coveted Confucius Peace Prize, generally referred as China’s Nobel Peace Award.
11. Mathematician Amalendu has been honoured with the Ramanujan Prize for 2015 for his commendable contribution in the area of algebraic K- theory, algebraic cycles and the theory of motives.
12. Noted Scientist and Bharat Ratna Awardee CNR Rao was honoured with the order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, a top Japanese Civilian Award.
13. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) wont the US’ National Space Society Award – the Space Pioneer Award 2015 for its successful Mars Orbiter Mission in its maiden attempt.
14. Noted Whistle-blower and a 2002 batch Indian Forest Service Officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi and human rights activist and founder of NGO ‘Goonj’ Anshu Gupta are among the five winners of the coveted Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2015
15. Man Booker International Prize was honoured to Eminent Hungarian novelist Laszlo Krasznahorkai .
16. UNESCO World Press Freedom Award 2015 was honoured to Mazen Darwish
17. Nine People from eight countries honoured with the Whitley Award popularly known as the Geenn Oscar. The winners includes Pune – based ornithologist Pramod Patil who was selected for the Whitley Award for his work on the conservation of the Great Indian Bustard.
18. Chinese President Xi Jinping gets Pakistan’s Top Civilian Award Nishan – e – Pakistan.
19. The 99th Annual Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, letters, Drama and Music were announced on April 20, 2015.
Pulitzer Prize in Journalism = Public Service – The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
20. Sangeeta Bhatia and Indian – origin scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been chosen for 2015 Heinz Award for Technology, Economy and Environment.
21. Renowned environment activist Rajendra Singh, popularly known as the ‘Water Man’ has been chosen for the coveted Stockholm Water Prize for the year 2015 for his exceptional efforts of water conservation and extraordinary courage to empower communities in Indian Villages.
22. Madhav Gadgil was declared the joint winner of the prestigious Tyler Prize for Environment Achievement for 2015.
23. 88th Oscar Awards Winner (2016)
• Best Picture : Spotlight
• Best Director : Alejandro González ( The Revenant )
• Best Actor : Leonardo DiCaprio ( The Revenant )
• Best Actress : Brie Lawrence ( Room )

87th Oscar Awards Winner (2015)
• Best Picture : Birdman
• Best Director : Alejandro González ( Birdman )
• Best Actor : Eddie Redmayne ( The Theory Of Everything )
• Best Actress : Julianne Moore ( Still Alice )

24. Anuradha Roy won the 6th DSC prize for South Asian Literature on Jan 16, 2016 in Sri Lanka for her Novel “ Sleeping on Jupiter”

25. AIFF (ALL INDIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION) Awards 2015
• Player of the Year = Eugeneson Lyngdoh
• Woman Footballer of the Year = Bala Devi
• Best Refree = C.R. Srikrishna

26. CRICKET
• Australia become Champion of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
ICC ( INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL) Awards 2015
• ICC Cricketer Of the Year ( Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy ) = Steve Smith (Australia)
• ICC Test Cricketer of the Year = Steve Smith
• ODI Cricketer of the Year = A.B. de Villiers (RSA)
• T20I Performance of the Year = Faf du Plesis
• Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year = Meg Lanning

27. Barcelona (Spanish Football Club) wins the 2015 football club World Cup.
28. Australia Wins Hockey World League 2015 Title.
29. TENNIS
Women’s Tennis Association Awards (2015)
• Player of the Year = Serena Williams (United States)
• Double Team of the Year = Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza
ATP World Tour Awards (2015)
• Player of the Year = Novak Djokovic
• Double Team of the year = Jean-Julien Rojer (Netherland) & Horia Tecau ( Romania)
French Open (2015)
• Men’s Singles = Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland)
• Women’s Singles = Serena Williams (USA)
US Open (2015)
• Men’s Single Winner = Novak Djolovic ( Serbia )
• Women’s Single Winner = Flavia Pennetta ( Italy )
• Men’s Doubles Team Winner = Pierre – Hugues Herbert (France) & Nicolas Mahut (France)
• Women’s Doubles Team Winner = Martina Hingis (Switzerland) & Sania Mirza ( India)
• Mixed Doubles Winner = Martina Hingis (Switzerland) & Leander Paes ( India)
Wimbledon (2015)
• Gentlemen’s Singles = Novak Djokovic
• Ladies’ Single = Serrena Williams
• Ladies’ Doubles = Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza
• Men’s Doubles = Jean-Julien Roger & Horia Tecau
• Mixed Doubles = Leander Paes & Martina Hingis
Australia Open (2016)
• Women’s Singles Winner = Angelique Kerber (Germany)
• Men’s Singles = Novak Djokovic
• Women’s Doubles = Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis
• Men’s doubles = Jamie Murray (Britain) and Bruno Soares (Brazil)
• Mixed Doubles = Bruno Soares and Elena Vesnina (Russia)

30. NATIONAL AWARDS ( The Indian Govt announce total 112 National Awards : 10 Padma Vibhushan, 19 Padma Bhushan and 83 Padma Shri Award)
• Shri Rajinikanth got highest civilian honour award ( Padma Vibhushan)
• Shri Anupam Kher got Padma bhushan award
• Ms. Saina Nehwal got Padma bhushan award
• Late Swami Dayanand Saraswati (Posthumous) got Padma bhushan award
• Shri Ajay Devgan got Padma Shri award
• Ms. Priyanka Chopra got Padma Shri award
• Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee got Bharat Ratna
• Mr. Madan Mohan Malyiva got Bharat Ratna
31. 9th BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) Annual Awards
• Polly Umrigar Trophy for International Cricketer of the year : Virat Kohli
• Col. C.k. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award : Syed Kirmani
• Lala Amarnath Award for Best all Rounder in Ranji Trophy : Jalai Saxena ( Madhya Pradesh)
• Madhavrao Scindia Award for Highest score in Ranji Trophy : R. Vinay Kumar (Karnatka) & Shardul Thakur (Mumbai)
32. 61st Filmfare Awards
• Best Actor in Leading Role (Female) = Deepika Padukone
• Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) = Ranveer Singh
• Best Director = Sanjay Leela Bhansali ( Bajirao Mastani)
• Best Film = Bajirao Mastani
33. BADMINTON
• Saina Nehwal reached world No 1 Spot
• Srikanth Kidambi won the India Open and Swiss Open titles.
• Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won the Canada Open women’s doubles title
BWF World Badminton Championship 2015
• Men’s Singles = Chen Long (China)
• Women’s Singles = Carolina marin (Spain) Runner Up = Saina Nehwal ( India)
34. BILLIARD
• Pankaj Advani won IBSF World Billiards and Snooker Championships.
35. GOLF
• Anirban Lahir won the Malaysian Open and the Hero Indian Open titles.
36. FOOTBALL
• India won the 7th South Asian Football Federation Cup beating defending Champion Afghanistan.
37. CHESS
• Abhijeet Gupta Wins hoogeveen International Chess crown
• Russian Grandmother Sergey Karjakin won the Chess World Cup Title on October 5, 2015
38. Major awards at 46th IFFI:-
• Golden peacock for best film- Embrace of the Serpent(Spanish film)
• Best Actor- Vincent Lindon (for playing a factory worker role of Thierry Taogourdeau in the French film ‘The Measure of a Man).
• Best Actress- Gunes Sensoy, Doga Dogsulu, tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan and Ilyada Akdoagn (jointly won for portrayal of the roles of five young orphaned sisters in mustang, a turkish film).
39. The United Nations High commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was declared the winner of the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace , Disarmament and Development- 2015.


3. IMPORTANT NEWS
• John Ashe, UN General Assembly Ex – Chief arrested for Bribery.
• The Odisha Government on September 4, 2015 announced renaming of Wheeler Island, a well known missile test – firing centre of India.
• Japan’s state of the art Maglev train set a new world speed record on April 21 in a test run near mount Fuji, hitting a top speed of 603 km an hour.
• Germany’s Noble winning author, Gunter Grass who acted as a moral compass for many in the post war nation but later provoked criticism over his own World War II past, died on April 13, 2015 He was 87
• The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi are Two Indian Institutes which make it to World’s Top 20.
• The latest data ‘Lancet’ reveals that 20% of World’s Under – 5 deaths occur in India.
• India has been ranked at a lowly 100th position on the Global Human Capital Index, which measures countries on development and deployment of human capital. Finland has topped the 124 nation list.
• World Economy Forum (WEF) said that the report has been compiled on the basis of 46 indicators.
• India has been ranked 136 out of 180 nations worldwide in terms of press freedom in 2015.
• In the annual World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) produced by Reporters Without Border (RSF)
• Abou t 27% of 377 million people living in urban areas of India have been identified as poor, according to Socio Economic and Caste Census(SECC) Prior to the census, the erstwhile Planning Commission had accepted a report of an expert group headed by Suresh Tendulkar that estimates the Urban poverty ratio at 25.7% based on consumption expenditure.
The SECC has used a three stage process recommended by a panel headed by former Planning Commission member SR Hashim to identify the urban Poor. These are automatic exclusion, automatic inclusion and scoring index – all based on social occupational and residential vulnerability.
• Un General Assembly Committee Designates October 31 as World Cities Day.
• Government grants 33% quota for women in Paramilitary Forces.
• North Korea Tests Hydrogen Bomb on Jan 6 2016.
• Tsai Ing-wen become Taiwan’s First Female President.
• Singer Adnan Sami granted Indian Citizenship.
• Former Chief Justice of India Sarosh Homi Kapadia passed away on Jan 4 2016.
• Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died on 7 Jan 2016.
• Japan commit to provide India with $ 12 billion soft loan to build India’s first bullet train.
• India’s First Bullet Train Will run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad (Approx 500 km) with expected speed of 320 km/h.
• The BRICS (Brasil , Russia, India, China, South Africa) media summit was held on December 1 2015 in Beijing , China.
• KV Kamath Named BRICS Bank President
• Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach ( Philippines ) crowned with the Miss Universe title for 2015.
• Mireia Lalaguna Royo ( Spain ) crowned with the Miss World title for 2015.
• Supreme Court Refuses Reservation for SCs/STs in Higher Judiciary.
• Urban Development Minister Venkaih Naidu on January 28, 2016 announced the list of 20 cities that have qualified to build smart infrastructure with Rs 200 crore each from the central government’s first phase of funding. Mr Naidu said the government would grant every winning city a sum of Rs 500 crore as overall cache of start up funds’
• NITI Aayog established to replace the 65 Year old Planning Commission of India
• Over 5000 km range Agni V ballistic missile successfully test fired for the first time from a canister giving armed forces a greater operational flexibility.
• Hardik patel led agitation for reservation for Patel community turns violent in Gujrat.
• GSAT – 6 launched successfully using the GSLV D-6 launch vehicle promising a major leap for the country in communication technology.
• India’s first space observatory Astrosat launched.
• Supreme Court declares National Judicial Appointment Commission unconstitutional.
• 103rd Indian Science Congress held at Mysuru
• Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette INS Kadmat Commissioned
• India Places Fifth Navigation Satellite IRNSS – 130 in Orbit Successfully
• The China led Beijing based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) with India as its second largest shareholder was inaugurated by Chinese President Xi Jipping. Experts have speculated that the AIIB with an authorised capital of $ 100 billion was China’s effort to rival the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
• Saudi led Arab coalition begins military interventional against Houthi rebels in Yemen.
• Cuba becomes the first country in the world to eradicate mothers to child transmission of HIV and Syphillis
• Greece becomes first development nation to default on IMF payment
• Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain’s longest – reigning monarch
• Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy wins landmark election in Myanmar
• The 3000 km Pakistan – China Economic Corridor (CPEC) running from Pakistan’s southern Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea to China’s western Xinjiang region runs in to problems
• Devendra Kumar Sikri on January 11 2016 took over as Chairman of Competition Commission of India (CCI).
• Denmark with a score of 91 out of possible 100 emerged as the least corrupt country of the world in the Berlin based Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2015
• Cabinet approves New Crop Insurance Scheme in which it cleared a crop insurance scheme, named Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) under which farmer’s premium has been kept at a maximum of 2 percent for foodgrains and oilseeds and up to 5 percent for horticulture / cotton crops.
• India’s best Eco tourism Destinations : Eravikulam National Park (Kerala) , Periyar National Park ( Cardmom hills – Kerala ) , Chilika Lake (Odisha) , Kaziranga National Park (Assam) , Majuli (Assam) , Namdhapa National Park ( Arunachal Pradesh) , Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve ( Uttarakhand)
• The Supreme Court Appointed Justice Lodha Panel recommended legalising and government officials from holding office in the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI)
• India and France on November 30, 2015 launched the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in Paris. International Solar Alliance is conceived as a coalition of Solar resource rich countries to address their special energy needs and will provide a platform to collaborate on addressing the identified gaps through a common agreed approach.
• Citizenship Ordinance Merging PIO (Person of India), OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) Schemes gets President’s Approval.
• Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card : A foreign national, who was eligible to become citizen of India on 26/1/1950 or was a citizen of India on or at anytime after 26/1/1950 or belonged to a territory that became part of India after 15/8/1947 is eligible for registration as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
Benefits : OCIs are entitled to a multipurpose, multiple entry, lifelong visa allowing them to visit India at any time, for any length of time and for any purpose
• Exempted from Police reporting for any length of stay in the country
• Have also been granted all rights in the economic, financial and educational fields in parity with NRIs expect the right to acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties.
• Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected as Nepal’s First female president
• K.P. Sharma Oli elected as the PM of Nepal
• Ameenah Gurib – Fakim Mauritius First Women President
• In a First, Women Register for Vote in Saudi Arabia
• Dilima Rousseff Begins Second Term as Brazil President
• Change of Power in Sri Lanka : Srisena ousts Rajapaksa
• To check offshore tax evasion, India and the US on july 9 2015 signed an agreement to implement FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) that will facilitate exchange of information between the two countries from October 1, 2015
• The Bill to operationalize the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh on May 5, 2015 was cleared by the Union Cabinet and now includes territories in Assam along with those in West Bengal, Tripura and Meghalaya. While India will hand over 51 enclaves comprising 7, 110 acres to Bangladesh , the neighbouring country will give India 111 enclave comprising around 17, 160 acres.
• India Signs Motor Vehicles Pact with Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
• African leaders signed on June 10, 2015 a potentially historic 26 – nation free trade pact to create a common market spanning half the continent from Cairo to Cape Town.
• The Second Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPICO) Summit was held at Jaipur on August 20, 2015
• EU government extended for a Year a ban on trade and investment with Crimea. The measures were adopted following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region on March last Year
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Air Quality Index (AQI) on 6 April 2015 for monitoring the quality of air in the major urban centres across the country on a real time basis and enhancing public – awareness for taking mitigative action.
• India’s First Air Quality Checking Mobile App, SAFAR – Air launched
• National Manufacturing Policy (MNP) aims at increasing the share of manufacturing to 25 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2022 from 16 percent at present and generate additional 100 million jobs by that time
• PM launched 3 Social Security Schemes :
1. PMSBY ( Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna) will offer a renewable one year accidental death cum disability cover of Rs lakh for partial permanent disability to all savings bank account holders in the age group of 18 – 70 years for a premium of Rs 12 per annum per subscriber
2. PMJJBY (Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna) will offer a renewable one year life cover of Rs 2 lakh to all savings bank account holders in the age group of 18 – 50 years covering death due to any reason for a premium of Rs 330 per annum per subscriber
3. APY ( Atal Pension Yojna) will focus on the unorganised sector and provide subscribers a fixed minimum pension of Rs 1000, Rs 2000, Rs 3000, Rs 4000 and Rs 5000 per month starting at the age of 60 years, depending on the contribution option exercised on entering at an age between 18 and 40 years.
• Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is being set up under NITI. AIM will be an Innovation Promotion Platform involving academics, entrepreneurs to foster a culture of innovation, R& D in India.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a small deposit scheme (Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts Yojana) for girls child, as part of the ‘Beti Padhao’ campaign, which would fetch an interest rate of 9.1 percent and also provide income tax rebate. Sukanya Samriddhi Account can be opened at any time from the birth of a girl child till she attains the age of 10 years with a minimum deposit of Rs 1000. A maximum of Rs 1.5 lakh can be deposited during one financial Year. The account can be opened in any post office or authorised branches of commercial banks and the account will remain operative for 21 years from the date of opening of the account or marriage of the girl child after attaining 18 years of age.
• The Union Cabinet on June 18, 2015 cleared Housing for all by 2022 scheme with an interest subvention of 6.5 percent on housing loans to the economically weaker section (EWS)
• Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission to setting up 300 smart villages by 2019 – 20 across the country.
• Prime Minister launched Jan Dhan Yojana to eradicating the financial untouchability by providing bank accounts to the poor.
1. Under the scheme account holders will provided Zero balance bank account with RuPay debit card in addition to accidental insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh.
2. Those who open accounts by January 26 2015 over and above the Rs 1 lakh accident, they will be given life insurance cover of Rs 30, 000
3. Six months of opening of the bank account, holders can avail Rs 5, 000 loan from the bank.
• Union Government Launched Deendayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Yojna to train 10 lakh ( 1 million) rural youths for jobs in three years by 2017.
• Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojna states that each MP should select a village in his constituency and convert it into a ‘model village’ by 2016. Moreover, they can then convert two more villages into Model villages before the next Lok Sabha Poll in 2019
• Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate scheme that seeks to improve employability, skill development and other conveniences fro labour.
• Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) launched with components (1) to separate agriculture and non agriculture feeders facilitating judicious rostering of supply to agricultural and non agricultural consumers in rural areas and (2) strengthening and augmentation of sub transmission and distribution infrastructure in rural areas, including metering of distribution transformers / feeders / consumers.
• ‘Bharat Mala’ an ambitious Project to Connect Border Areas
• The new series of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) with 2004-05 as its base year has replaced the series with base year 1993-94.
• The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and Taqwaa Advisory and Shariah Investment Solutions have launched the BSE TASIS SHARIAH 50 INDEX. This index is the first shariah index created in India utilising the strict guidelines and local expertise of a domestic Shariah advisory board.
• India’s Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20. Under this policy India wants to increase exports of merchandise and services to approximately US$ 900 billion by 2019-20 and to raise India’s share in world exports from 2 percent to 3.5 percent
• Government has given its formal approval of releasing India’s share of Rs 2500 crore for International Thermonuclear Experiments Reactor (ITER) Project of producing electricity through nuclear fusion.
• India, Bhutan Signed 600 MW Kholongchu Hydroelectric Project in Bhutan
• Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has set up two committees in line with the promises made in his maiden rail budget, including Innovation Council ‘Kaya Kalp’ headed by former Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata to suggest ways to turn around the ailing organisation. The other committee, under former DIPP Secretary Ajay Shankar , has been set up to revamp Minister’s PPP ( Public Private Partnership) cell to get private investment.
• A committee headed by Bibek Debroy, member, National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, on restructuring of Indian railways, presented its final report
• Kazakistan become WTO’s 162nd member
• The new Year 2015 brings a new currency for Lithuania as it has joined the Euro Club as 19th member.
• The government of India is in a move to grant in principal approval for Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) to travellers from 180 countries to India will boost tourism in the country. Barring eight prior reference countries, which include Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Nigeria, and Sri Lanka, government has decided to give E-visa to all the 180 countries
• Three years after discovering the elusive Higgs-Boson or so-called ‘God particle’ CERN physicists have drawn the sharpest picture yet of this novel particle and found that it behaves just as predicted.
• Hangzhou, The eastern city of China was chosen as the Host City of Asiad 2022
• Beijing wins the 2022 Winter Olympics Hosting Rights
• 35th national Games of India 2015 came to an end on February 14, 2015 with a spectacular and glittering closing ceremony at the Greenfield Stadium, Kariyayattom Kerala.
• Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s Visit To India : Japan and India Concluded negotiations , Japan agreed to give $12 million loan for the country’s first high speed bullet train. Civil Nuclear Pact was also signed between India and Japan.
• Central Asian Republic Turkmenistan started work on Gas Link with Afghanistan, India and Pakistan(TAPI) a $10 billion project on 13 december 2015.
• Juveniles bill passed in rajya sabha but pending in lok sabha.
Under this bill, juvenile between 16 and 18 years may be treated as adults in case of heinous crimes like rape or murder. Also a 16-18 year old, who commits a lesser offence , he too, may b tried as an adult and will face 3-7 years of jail term. And in case of heinous crime, juvenile will face jail term of 7 years.
• WTO conference was held in Nairobi, Kenya in the December 2015.India was represented by Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitaraman.
• India successfully test-fired Barak-8, a long range surface to air missile jointly developed with Israel.
• Pakistan successfully launched Missile Shaheen -3.
• A Global climate signed the United Nation climate talks in Paris.
• Paris Agreement:
I. Breaks the firewall and replaces the stiff bifurcation with dynamic developed and developing countries categories that can be updated at regular intervals depending on growth of individual nations.
II. Has global emission reduction target instead of only for rich nations putting higher on the developing world to slow down emissions between 2050 and 2100 through plans called INDCs.
III. Puts US $100 billion as floor for post 2020 finance and expands the donor bse to countries willing or in a position to give money.
IV. The CDM will not exist post 2020 and technology transfer will happen through Green Climate Fund that will fund clean energy projects in the developing world . India and China , who had concerned most projects under CDM, will get very less.
• India declared a target of setting 175 Giga watts capacity of renewable by 2020.
• The heart of Asia Conference was held in Islamabad , Pakistan on 9th December 2015.The deliberations in the conference centred round Afghanistan which is called the ‘the heart of asia.
• Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its “Person of the Year 2015”.
• Nepal passes its new constitution.
• Saudi Arabia forms 34-Nation Anti –Terrorist Military Coalition.
• The supreme court appointed justice Virendra Singh as the Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta on 16th December 2015, admonishing the state government for failing to appoint an ombudsman for over a year.
• Former Defence Secretary R.K. Mathur was appointed as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on 19th December 2015, breaking away from the convention of appointing the head from among the serving information commissioners.
• Ecuador signed a deal named Assange , with Sweden for questioning the WikiLeaks founder
• The All India Football Awards for the year 2015 were announced at the Annual General Meeting of AIFF in M Margao on 20th December 2015. Bengaluru FC midfiedier Eugeneson Lyngdoh was declared the AIFF Men’s player of the year for 2015.
• Renowned Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary has been selected for the prestigious Jnanapith Award for 2015.
• Andy Murray gets BBC Sports Personality of the year Honour.
• India has risen five rungs to 130 among 188 countries in Human Development Index (HDI).HDI is a measure for assessing long term progress in 3 dimension: a long and healthy life , access to knowledge and decent standard of living. And these are measured through life expectancy mean or average years of education among the adult population and per capita income, among others.
• China officially ended its ‘One Child Policy’.
• Singapore replaces Mauritius as top FDI Source into India.
• India has been ranked the fourth biggest source of black money according to report entitled ‘Illicit Financial Flows’ from developing countries :2004-2013’ released by Global Financial Intergrity(GFI).
• Forest Survey of India released the latest India State of Forest Report 2015 and covered 24.16% of total forest and trees.
• PRASAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive): Twelve ancient cities (Amaravati , Gaya, Dwarka, Amritsar , Pushkar-Ajmer, Kanchipuram, Vellankani , Puri , Varanasi, Mathura , Kedarnath, Kamakhya) with pilgrimage connections have been identified by the Union Ministry of Tourism for development under the pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation drive.
• HRIDAY(Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana): HRIDAY was launched by the union minister of Urban development on 21st January 2015 that seeks to promote an integrated, inclusive and sustainable development for heritage sites, focusing on maintenance of monuments and on advancement of the entire ecosystem.
• AMRUT(Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive): Amrut scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015. The mission takes a project approach in working towards improving existing basic infrastructure services with special focus on creating healthy open spaces for children. 500 cities and towns will be selected on the basis of population i.e. one lakh and above.
• MUDRA(Micro Units Development and Refinance agency): The Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the promised Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd(MUDRA) Bank on April 8, 2015 with a corpus of Rs.20, 000 crore and a credit guarantee corpus of Rs.3, 000 crore. MUDRA Bank has rightly classified the borrowers into three segments: the starters, the mid-stage finance seekers and the next level growth seekers.
To address the three segments , MUDRA Bank has launched three loan instruments -Shishu: covers loans upto Rs. 50, 000.Kishore:covers loans above Rs. 50, 000 and upto Rs.5 lakh Tarun: covers loans above Rs. 5 lakh and upto Rs.10 lakh. MUDRA operates as refinancing institution through State/Regional level intermediaries. It refinances NBFCs/MFIs and also banks, primary leading institutions etc.
• OROP(One Rank One Pension Scheme):In simple terms, OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the armed forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service , regardless of their dateof retirement.
• E-Basta: Government that will provide digital and e-book versions of school books and other study material to school students throughout India.
• SAGARMALA: The Government of India to modernize India’s Ports so that port –led development can be augmented and coastlines can be developed to contribute in India’s growth. It looks towards “transforming the existing Ports into modern world class ports and integrate the development of the Ports, the Industrial clusters and hinterland and efficient evacuation systems through road, rail, inland and coastal waterways resulting in Ports becoming the drivers of economic activity in coastal areas.
• DIGITAL INDIA: With the launch of Digital India programme, the government is taking a big step forward to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy.It includes various schemes worth over Rs.1 lakh crore like Digital Locker, e-education, e-health , e-sign, and national scholarship portal. BharatNet in 11 states and Next Generation Network (NGN), are also a part of Digital India campaign. The Ministry of Communications and IT is the nodal agency to implement the programme
• PAHAL (Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh Scheme): The Direct Benefit transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme PAHAL (Pratyakash Hanstantrit Labh Scheme) has been relaunched. The Guinness Book of World records acknowleged the PAHAL scheme as the world’s largest cash transfer programme on August 13, 2015.
• Sevottam: Sevottam Model is a model proposed by 2nd ARC (Administrative Reforms Commision) for public service delivery. The word, Sevottam, is a combination of two Hindi words :’Seva’(service) and ‘Uttam’ (excellence) .Sevottam Model is now regarded as a standard model for providing services in citizen centric governance. The model is developed by rectifying the drawbacks in the earlier mechanisms of public service delivery like Citizen Charters(CC), and is gradually adopted by various departments under Central and State government .It has basically three modules- Citizen Charter, Public Grivenance Redress Mechanism and Service Delivery Capability. Each of the modules is further divided into three criteria and eleven elements each.
• NeGP(National e-Governance Plan): It aims at improving delivery of Government services to citizens and businesses with the following vision: ”Make all government services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency and reliability of such services at affordable costs to realize the basic needs of the common man.”
• SWAN(STATE WIDE AREA NETWORK): The government had approved the scheme for establishing State Wide Area Networks (SWANs) across the country, in March, 2005.Under this scheme, technical and financial assistance is being provided to the States/Uts for establishing SWANs to connect all State/UT headquarters.
• Meghraj- GI Cloud Initiative: In order to utilize and harness the benefits of Cloud Computing , Government of India has embarked upon a very ambitious and important initiative on February 4, 2014- ‘GI Cloud’ which has been coined as ‘Meghraj’.The GI Cloud facility would ensure optimum utilization of the infrastructure and speed up the development and deployment of e-Governance applications .
• E-Taal – e-transaction Aggregation and Analysis Layer: To measure the impact of various focuses on the e-Governance initiatives at national and state levels, NIC in collaboration with Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has developed e-Taal application. It provides an integrated view of e-transactions taking place under various e-Governance applications implemented in government including Mission Mode Projects(MMPs) under National e-Governance Plan.
• Socio-Economic and Caste census (SECC) focuses on the standard of living of households in India.
• 4th Advance Foodgrain Production estimates for 2014-15:- 252.68 million tonnes
• Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana(PMKKKY): This is a new programme meant to provide for the welfare of areas and people affected by mining related operations, using the funds generated by District Mineral Foundations(DMFs).
• Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY): The major objective of the PMKSY is to achieve convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level, expand cultivable area under assured irrigation (hark het ko pani), improve on farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water , enhance adoption of precision –irrigation and other water-saving technologies (more crop per drop).
• Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new programme “Mera Gaon mera Gaurav”.the scheme envisages scientists to select villages as per their convenience and remain in touch with the selected villages and provide information to the farmers on technical and other related aspects in a time frame through personal visits or telephone.
• According to the World Bank MNREGA(Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) has been ranked as the world’s largest public works scheme.
• Bandhan Financial Services, a micro financial institution (MFI), started operations as a scheduled commercial bank(SCB) on 23rd August, 2015. Henceforth it has been named as Bandhan Bank.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched four gold schemes which include- the Gold MonetisationScheme(GMS), Gold Sovereign Bond Scheme, Gold Coin Scheme and the Gold Bullion Scheme.
• Forward Markets Commission (FMC) has been merged with the SEBI(Securities and Exchange Board Of India.
• ‘Indradhanush’ Strategy to Revamp PSU Banks: The seven elements include- Appoints, Board of bureau, Capitalisation, De-stressing, Empowerment, Framework of accountability, Governance reforms .
• Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana or UDAY: It provides for the financial turnaround and revival of Power Distribution companies(DISCOMs), and importantly also ensures a sustainable permanent solution to the problem.
• China has been ranked as India’s Largest Trade Partner.
• The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) galvanized the world to produce the most successful anti –poverty movement in history, helped lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, made inroads against hunger and enabled more girls to attend the school than ever before.
• Mysore has topped the Swachh Bharat rankings among 476 cities in the country with three more places from Karnataka figuring in the top ten.
• India’s supersonic cruise missile BrahMos demonstrated and it strikes its target which was stationed 290 km away, the missile’s full range. And the two-stage BrahMos can fly at a supersonic speed of 2.8 mach and at a height of ten metres during the final stages of its flight.
4. ABREVIATIONS / ACRONYMS
• AMCA – ADVANCED MEDIUM COMBAT AIRCRAFT
• AIM – ATAL INNOVATION MISSION
• AMRUT – ATAL MISSION FOR REJUVENATION AND URBAN TRANSFORMATION
• APEC – ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION
• AQI – AIR QUALITY INDEX
• CBFC – CENTRAL BOARD Of FILM CERTIFICATION
• CPEC – CHINA PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR
• CAMPA – COMPENSATORY AFFORESTATION FUND MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING AUTHORITY
• DTAA – DOUBLE TAXATION AVOIDANCE AGREEMENT
• FTTF – FAST TRACK TASK FORCE
• FATCA – FOREIGN ACCOUNT TAX COMPLIANCE ACT
• FSSAI – FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
• FTII – FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTES OF INIDA
• GFI – GLOBAL FINANCIAL INTEGRITY
• HRIDAY – HERITAGE CITY DEVELOPMENT AND AUGMENTATION YOJANA
• ICC – INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
• ISA – INTERNAIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE
• ISAC – ISRO SATELLITE CENTRE
• INDCS – INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS
• IPCC – INTER GOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE
• JNNURM – JAWAHAR LAL NEHRE NATIONAL URBAN RENEWAL MISSION
• NDRF – NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE
• NGT – NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL
• HAI – NATIONLA HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
• NIC – NATIONAL INFORMATICS CENTRE
• NTCA – NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATIVE AUTHORITY
• NJAC – NATIONAL JUDICAL APPOINTMENT COMMISSION
• NMCG – NATIONAL MISSION FOR CLEANING GANGA
• NNPT – NUCLEAR NON PROLIFERATEION TREATY
• NSA – NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
• NSM – NATIONAL SOLAR MISSION
• NSSO – NAITONAL SAMPLE SURVEY ORGANISATION
• PMLA – PREVENTION OF MONEY LAUNDERING Act
• SDGs – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
• SECC – SOCIO ECONOMIC AND CASTE CENSUS
• TERI – THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES INSTITUTES
• WPFI –WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX

5. IMPORTANT DAYS / WEEKS / YEAR
National Days
• January 9 = Non – Resident Indian (NRI) day
• January 25 = National Voters Day
• January 30 = World Leprosy Eradication Day
• February 28 = National Science Day
• February 2 = World Wetlands Day
• March 8 = International Women’s Day
• March 3 = National Defence Day
• March 8 = International Women’s Day
• March 22 = World Water Day
• March 24 World Tuberculosis Day
• April 21 = National Civil Services Day
• April 18 = World Heritage Day
• April 22 = Earth Day
• June 29 = National Statistics Day
• June 5 = World Environment Day
• June 21 = International Day of Yoga
• July 7 = International Day of Cooperatives
• October 31 = World Cities Day
• December 24 = National Consumers Day
• December 1 = World AIDS Day
• December 18 = International Migrants Day
• YEAR 2015 = International Year Of Light and Light Based Technology
• YEAR 2015 = International Year Of Soils



6. BOOKS AND AUTHORS
• The Noodel Maker of Kalimpong : The Untold Story Of My Struggle for Tibet = Gyalo Thondup Anne F Thurston
• Prince of Ayodhya = Ashok K. Bankar
• The Unquiet Land : Stories from India’s Fault Lines = Barkha dutt, Aleph Book Company
• Kanu’s Gandhi = Kanu Gandhi, Nazar Foundation
• The substance and the shadow = Dilip Kumar
• A Strangeness in My Mind = By Orhan Pamuk
• Knowledgeable Strategy = Parag Kulkarni
• The Raj at War; A People’s History of India’s Second World War = Yasmin Khan
• The Devourers = Indra Das
• Farthest Field : An Indian Story of the Second World War = Raghu Karnad
• The Devil Take Love = Sudhir Kakar
• Breaking Through : India’s Stories of Beating the odds on Poverty = Meera Mitra
• Kashmir : The Vajpayee Years = A.S. Dulat with Aditya Sinha
• The Country of First Boys = Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen
• Sikkim, Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom = Andrew Duff
• The Making of India = Akhilesh Tilotia
• Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire = Seema Aldir
• The Challenge of Things : Thinking Through Troubled Times = AC Grayling
• Hadal : Inspired by a True Story = CP Surendran
• Conflict Resolution in Multi Cultural Societies = Jhumpa Mukherjee
• Modi’s World : Expanding India’s Sphere of Influence = C. Raja Mohan
• Unbound : 2000 Years of Indian Women’s Writing = Annie Zaidi
• The Emergency – A personal History = Coomi Kapoor
• The Pakistan Paradox : Instability and Resilience = Christaphe Jaffrelot
• Nehru : A troubled Legacy = R.N.P. Singh
• Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India = Akshaya Mukul , Harper Collins
• Giant Hearts : Travels in the World Of Elephant = Jean Philppe Puyravaud, Priya Davidar, Rupe
• Grey Hornbills at Dusk = Bulbul Sharma, Aleph
• The Image Trap : MG Ramchandran in Film and Politics = MSS Pandian ; Sage
• Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights = Salman Rushdie
• Stillness – A Collection of Poems = Varun Gandhi
• Clinton Clash = Peter Schweizer
• Legislating For Justice : The Making of the 2013 Land Acquisition Law = Jairam Ramesh
• Hadal = CP Surendran
• A Mirror to Power – Notes on a Fractured Decade = M.J. Akbar
• Written in Tears = Arupa Patangia Kalita
• The Tusk That did the Damage = Tania James
• One day in the Season of Rain = Mohan Rakesh
• The Complete Story of Indian Reforms : 2G, Power and Private Enterprise – A Practioner’s Diary = Pradip Baijal
• Food of Fire = Amitav Ghosh
• The Death and After life of Mahatma Gandhi = Makarand Paranjape
• Breaking News : Woman in a Man’s World = Kamla Mankekar
• Uncertain Glory = Joan Sales , translated by Peter Bush
• The Crown Prince, The Gladiator & The Hope = Ashutosh
• Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader = Brent Schiender and Rick Jetzeli
• Sri Lanka: The New Country = Padma Rao Sundarji
• The Modi Effect : Inside Narendra Modi’s Campaign to Transform India = Lance Price
• The Illicit Happiness of Other People = Manu Joseph
• Drawing the Line : Indian Women Fight Back = Priya Kurian, Larissa Bertonasco and Ludmilla Bartscht
• Green Signals = Jairam Ramesh
• The Small Wild Goose Pagoda (an almanac) = Allan Sealy
• After Tendulkar : The New Stars of Indian Cricket = Soumya Bhattacharya
• The Rise of Big Business in India = Kamal Aron Mitra Chenoy
• Travelogue of My Struggle Ridden Life and BSP Movement = Ms. Mayawati, President of Bahujan Samaj Party
• Nehru & Bose : Parallel Lives = Rudrangshu Mukherjee
• Shifting Ground – People, Animals and Mobility in India’s Environmental History = Edited by Mahesh Rangrajan, K. Shivaramakrishnan
• Fragile Frontiers – The Secret History of Mumbai Terror Attacks = Saroj Kumar Rath
• India And the European Union in A Changing World = Edited by Rajendra K. Jain
• Will the Middle East Implode ? = Mohammad Ayoob
• JNU : The Making of a University = Rakesh Batabyal
• The Black Hill = Mamang Dai
• Rendevouz with Rebels : Journey to meet India’s Most Wanted Men = Rajeev Bhattacharya
• Mecca : The Sacred City = Ziauddin Sardar
• Applied Diplomacy Through the Prism of Mythology : Writings of T.P. Sreenivasan = S. Iyer
• Financial and Fiscal Policies : Crisis and New Realities = V.V. Reddy , Narayan Valluri, Pratha Ray
• At Home in India : The Muslim Saga = Salman Khurshid
• India Shastra – Reflections on the Nation in Our Time = Shashi Tharoor
• Secularism in Hinduism = Rudra Prasad Matilal
• The Cosmopolitans = Anjum Hasan
• Himalayan Bound : An American’s Journey with Normads in India = Michael Benanav
• The Untold Truth = Retd. Ltd. General P.N. Hoon
• War on Women = Roger Stone
• JFK’s Forgotten Crisis, the CIA and the Sino – Indian War = Bruce Riedel
• Neither A Hawk Nor a Dove = Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri
• Resurgent India : Ideas and Priorities = Ramgopal Agrawala, Rajiv Kumar , Rajesh Shah
• Family of life = Akhil Sharma
• Hangwoman = K.R. Meera
• The Book of Gold Leaves = Mirza Waheed
• The Lives of Others = Neel Mukherjee
• She will build Him a City = Raj Kamal Jha
• The Phoenix Moment: Challenges Confronting the Indian Left = Praful Bidwai, Harper Collins
• For King and the Another Country = Shrabani Basu
• Working out of the Box = Aparna Piramal
• Legal Confidential : Adventures of an Indian Lawyer = Ranjeev C Dubey
• Indian and Chinese Immigrants Communities = Jayati Bhattacharya
• Abode under the Dome; State Guests at Raising Hill = Thomas Mathew
• The ‘Z’ Factor: My journey as the Wrong Man at Right Time = Dr. Subhash Chanda
• Beyond Hybridity and Fundamentalism : Emerging Muslim Identity in a Globalised India = Tabassum Ruhi Khan
• JFK’s Forgotten Crisis : Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino – Indian War = Bruce Riedel
• The Art of Shantiniketan = Kishore Singh.
• The Modi Effect = Lance price.
• India = Steve McCurry
• Dial D for Don = Neeraj kumar , former Delhi Police Commissioner.
• The Island of Lost Girls = Manjula Padmanabhan.
• GDP: A brief but Affectionate History = Diane coyle.
• The Cosmopolitans = Anjum Hasan.
• Himalayan Bound : An American’s Journey with Normads in india = Michael Benanav.
• War on women = Roger Stone.
• JFK’s Forgotten crisis , the CIA and the SINO- INDIAN WAR = Bruce Riedel.
• Neither A Hawk Nor A DOVE = Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, Pakistan’s former foreigner minister.
• Resurgent India : Ideas and Priorities = Ramgopal Agarwala, Rajiv Kumar, Rajesh Shah, Academic Foundation.
• Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India India = Akshaya Mukul.
• The Untold Truth = Retd.Ltd. General P.N. Hoon .
• Giant Hearts : travels in the World of Elephant = Jean Philippe Puyravard, Priya Davidar.
• Grey Hornbills at Dusk = Bulbul Sharma.
• The Image Trap: MG Ramchandran in Film and Politics = Bulbul Sharma
• Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights = Salman Rushdie.
• The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong : The Untold Story of my struggle for Tibet = Gyalo Thondup Anne F Thurston.
• Knowledgeable Strategy = Parag Kulkarni.
• The Raj at war ; A People’s history of india’s Second World War = Yasmin Khan.
• The Devourers = Indra Das.
• Farthest Field : An Indian Story of the Second World War = Raghu Karnad.
• The Devil Take love = Sudhir Kakkar
• Breaking Through: India’s Stories of Beating the odds on poverty = Meera Mitra.
• Kashmir- The Vajpayee years = A.S. Dulat, with Aditya Singh.
• The country of First Boys = Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.
• Sikkim , Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom = Andrew Duff.
• The Making of India = Akhilesh Tilotia.
• Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire = Seema Aldir.

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