CURRENT AFFAIRS

AUGUST 2013

* The Russian tennis player, Maria Sharapova has topped the rich female athletes list for ninth straight year. According to Forbes, Maria Sharapova has earned 29 million dollar between June 2012 & June 2013.

* Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos has agreed to purchase the Washington Post newspaper for $250m. The Washington Post has been owned by the Graham family for 80 yrs.

* Astronomers have discovered the lowest-mass exoplanet, GJ 504b around a sun-like star. The planet is several times the mass of Jupiter.

* Five Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistan in the area of Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

* Rupee hits record low of 61.80 against dollar.

* Raghuram Rajan appointed as the 23rd RBI governor on 6th august 2013.

* Microsoft has launched Office 365 for the part time and full time University Students in india.

* India Won one Gold medal and one Silver medal in the The World Games 2013 that took place in Colombia( cali) from 25 July 2013 to 4 August 2013.

* WhatsApp, an Instant messaging service has introduced a new feature one press voice texting

Famous BOOKS and their Author

A Conceptual Encyclopaedia of Guru Granth Sahib

S.S. Kohli

A Secular Agenda

Arun Shourie

A Suitable Boy

Vikram Seth

Akbarnama

Abul Fazal

An Autobiography

Jawaharlal Nehru

An idealist View of Life

Dr.S. Radhakrishnan

Arion and the Dolphin

Vikram Seth

Arthashastra

Kautilya

Autobiography of an Unknown Indian

Nirad C. Chaudhuri

A Reveolutionary Life

Laxmi Sehgal

Ain – i – Akbari

Abul Fazal

Anandmath

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

Area of Darkness

V.S. Naipaul

Broken Wings

Sarojini Naidu

Bunch of Old Letters

Jawaharlal Nehru

By God’s Decree

Kapil Dev

Chandalika

Rabindranath Tagore

Conquest of Self

Mahatma Gandhi

Chitra

Rabindranath Tagore

Coolie

Mulk Raj Anand

Court Dancer

Rabindranath Tagore

Crescent Moon

Rabindranath Tagore

Convenient Action:Gujarat’s Response to Climate Change

Narendra Modi

Devadas

Sarat Chandra Chatterjee

Durgesh Nandini

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

Discovery of India

Jawaharlal Nehru

Eternal India

Indira Gandhi

Fall of a Sparrow

Salim Ali

Fortynine Days

Amrita Pritam

Gita Rahasya

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Gitanjali

Rabindra Nath Tagore

Glimpses of World History

Jawaharlal Nehru

Gora

Rabindra Nath Tagore

India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam & Dr Y S Rajan

India-From Midnight to the Millennium

Shashi Tharoor

Indian Home Rule

M K Gandhi

It is Always Possible

Kiran Bedi

Love, Truth and A Little Malice

Khushwant Singh

Meghdoot

Kalidas

Midnight’s Children

Salman Rushdie

My Early Life

M K Gandhi

My Experiment With Truth

M K Gandhi

My Life and Times

V V Giri

My Truth

Indira Gandhi

New Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy

Atal Behari Vajpayee

Operation Bluestar-the True Story

Lt-Gen K S Brar

Our Films, Their Films

Satyajit Ray

Panchtantra

Vishnu Sharma

Pather Panchali

Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyopadhyaya

Post Office

Rabindranath Tagore

Prison Diary

Jayaprakash Narayan

Ram Charit Manas

Tulsidas

Rukh Te Rishi

Harbhajan Singh

Satanic Verses

Salman Rushdie

Savitri

Aurobindo Ghosh

Tarkash

Javed Akhtar

The congress and The making of Indian Nation

Pranab Mukerjee

War of Indian Independence

Vir Savarkar

We, Indians

Khushwant Singh

We, the People

N A Palkhivala

Women and Men in My Life

Khushwant Singh