BOOKS - WRITERS - 2018 JUNE

June 15

Nitin Gadkari Releases 'Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops' book published by NABARD.
Gadkari released a book 'Water Productivity Mapping of Major Indian Crops', published by NABARD, at a function at New Delhi.
Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari has Centre is considering a proposal to set up a desalination plant in Tuticorin for using seawater for irrigation.

June 19

Maneka Gandhi, Ahir to launch book on prevention of crimes against children.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi and Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir will jointly launch a handbook on ways to prevent crimes against children.
Titled "Legal Processes for the Police in Respect of Crime Against Children", keeping in view the need for preventing child abuse and to ensure congruent capacity building of the police to deal with this growing menace.

June 20

Vice President receives the book ‘Vedvigyan Alok’.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu received the book "Vedvigyan Alok" authored by Acharya Agnivarat Naishthik.
The book, divided into four broad volumes, is the scriptural verse in Vedas' prose. The Brahman textbooks are placed second in order of preference of Vedic literature. These texts were composed only by the Brahmin community.
The language is Vedic Sanskrit which has been considered extremely complicated. All these are written according to the Vedas that means all the four Vedas get different Brahmins.

June 22

SIPRI Yearbook 2018 Released, Number of Peacekeepers Declined.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018.
At the start of 2018 nine states - the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) - possessed approximately 14,465 nuclear weapons.

June 24

WWF-India launches first-ever nature-themed comic book.
Aiming to foster love for the nature and raise awareness about its protection among children, the WWF-India has launched its first-ever comic book that also celebrates the geographical diversity of the country.
'The Great Indian Nature Trail with Uncle Bikky' follows the travels of its protagonists Uncle Bikky, Chunmun and their dog Duggu as they learn about wildlife across India, and uses a humorous approach towards raising knowledge and awareness for wildlife protection and conservation.
Divided into over 16 chapters, the book has been the joint work of Rohan Chakravarty and Bijal Vachharajani.


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