Books On Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran Movement

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has released 3 books based on Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran movement of 1917.He released the books titled – ‘Mister M K Gandhi Ki Champaran Diary’, ‘Champaran Andolan 1917’ and ‘Pir Muhammad Munis: Kalam Ka Satyagrahi’. Champaran movement is acknowledged as the first Satyagraha movement inspired by Mahatma Gandhi.

Cartoonist Chandi Lahiri passes away

Eminent cartoonist Chandi Lahiri passed away in Kolkata following respiratory complication.His cartoons reflected the socio-political situation in West Bengal and the entire country for over 50 years. His distinctive style made him an institution & his cartoons were used even in various govt campaigns. Lahiri had also penned several books on cartoons, including ‘Bangla Cartooner Itihas’.

Govt. injects funds into 6 public banks

Centre has pumped in capital of Rs.7,577 crore in various weak public sector banks.This capital infusion would help banks shore up their capital adequacy as they close the books for Dec quarter.Govt released Rs. 2,257 crore to BOI, while IDBI Bank was infused with Rs. 2,729 crore.All these banks are saddled with huge NPA & are under the prompt corrective action framework of RBI.

Kazuo won the Nobel prize in literature

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to British writer Kazuo Ishiguro. His best-known novels include “The Remains of the Day” and “Never Let Me Go.” Ishiguro, whose family moved to Britain from Japan when he was 5 years old, has written eight books, the most recent of which, “The Buried Giant,” was published in 2015.

Books on Indian culture, morals now must

Books on Indian culture & morals are now to be displayed for sale at all platform kiosks, a new stall policy to all zonal railways has mandated. Railway Board has instructed all general managers to ensure that such books are found in stalls, under its new Multi-Purpose Stall policy. The policy supersedes Bookstall Policy of 2004 which mandated that stalls will keep books on varied subjects.

Dolly Shivani Cherukuri became the youngest Archer to enter India Book of Records

Three-year-old archer Dolly Shivani Cherukuri of Andhra Pradesh on 24 March 2015 entered the India Book of Records. She entered the list of records by scoring 388 points in the recurve segment in two distances, seven and five meters, at the Volga Archery Academy in Vijayawada. At the time of entering the India Book of Records, she was nine days less than three years. She shot 36 arrows each from five metres and seven metres to score 388 points in presence of judges from the India Book of Records and the Archery Association of India (AAI). Shivani is the youngest sister of Cherukuri Lenin, former international archery champion and archery coach, who died in a road accident in 2010. She was trained at the Volga Archery Institute run by her father Cherukuri Satyanarayana.