Rahul Sharma (Special Correspondents)
NEW DELHI: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today unveiled Annual Reference India/Bharat 2020. Speaking on the occasion the Minister said “the book is a complete reference manual for all people including those appearing for competitive examinations.” The Minister congratulated Publications Division for coming out with this publication. He said the book has become a tradition and is becoming popular by the day.
Shri Javadekar also released the e-version of the publication during the occasion. The e-version can be accessed on a variety of devices such as tablets, computers, e-readers and smart phones. The e-book conforms to the best international standards technically and is a faithful replication of the print version. The e-INDIA has a variety of reader friendly features for better communication like hyperlinks, highlighting, book marking and interactivity. The book will be priced at Rs 300.00 and the e-book will be available at Rs 225.00. The books can also be brought from Amazon and Google Play Store.
The function was attended by Shri Ravi Mittal, Secretary, Ministry ofInformation and Broadcasting; and other senior officers of the Ministry. The Reference Annual – India / Bharat -2020, carries exhaustive and comprehensive information about India and the activities, progress and achievements of various Government Ministries / Departments / Organisations during the year. It is the 64th edition of the compilation. Brought out jointly by the Publications Division and New Media Wing of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting India / Bharat 2020, is a much awaited annual publication especially for the aspirants of competitive examinations.
The Annual deals with all aspects of country’s development – from rural to urban; from industry to science and technology to human resource development. The volumes give a glimpse of flagship programmes of the Government; important events of the year. Over the years it has earned a well-deserved pride of place for researchers, planners, policy makers, academics, media professionals, not to forget the job seekers.
The Publications Division is a repository of books and journals highlighting subjects of national importance, India’s rich cultural and literary heritage. Since its inception in the forties, it is publishing books in English and Hindi as well as in all major Indian languages at affordable prices.