January 5

World Book Fair held in New Delhi
· The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), held for the past 46 years, is a major calendar event in the publishing world.
· NDWBF 2019 is scheduled from 5 to 13 January 2019 at the centrally located Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
· The Fair is organized by National Book Trust, India, an autonomous organization of the Government of India under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
· India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), the nodal agency of the Government of India under the Ministry of Commerce, is the co-organizer of the Fair.
· Ministry of Commerce is the co-organizer of the Fair.

January 6

The New Delhi’s World Book Fair 2019’s theme is ''Books for Readers with Special Needs''.
· During the fair,International Disability Film Festival was organized for the First time where over 45 documentaries from 27 countries.
· Secretary, Ministry of I&B ShriAmitKhare released seven books of Publications Division, Ministry of I&B during the World Book Fair.
7 books were released. The list of books are:
Bapukeashirwaad Original handwritten thoughts and messages of Mahatma Gandhi
2500 years of Buddhism An inclusive account of Buddhism in last 2500 years and its foreward is written by India’s 2nd President Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
Portraits of Strength The hitherto unheard, unsung women from far flung parts of India whose contribution has been hailed by the Prime Minister NarendraModi in “Mann kiBaat”.
Rang Birangi Kahaniya A quintessential children’s book
Badalki Sair A collection of short stories written for children in MunshiPremchand’s story telling style.
Aao Paryavaran Bachayenaur Dhrako Swarg Bnayen About saving the environment amidst the cross fire of development
Hindi Swadeshmeinaur Videsh Mein The coming age of Hindi language and its literature not just within the country but even beyond