Author: Derek O' BrienEditor(s): Derek O' BrienPublisher: PenguinYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 975ISBN/UPC (if available): 0144000644
The ultimate desk reference for use in homes, offices and for exam preparation. Everything you need to know about what’s happening in India and the World, all in one handy volume. After the phenomenal success of the inaugural edition of The Penguin India Reference Yearbook last year, the 2006 edition features a completely revised version of India’s best one-volume reference guide, with over 50 percent new matter, and thoroughly rechecked and updated data. The format of the book remains the same as the one that students, exam candidates and general readers found so useful last year. Detailed India and World sections provide a wealth of relevant information. Separate sections on Politics, Economy, Science, Arts, Career and Sports provide the reader with a quick overview of these subjects. One thousand General Knowledge questions on various topics help readers bring themselves up to date quickly on various topics in the world around them. Indian and international timelines and comprehensive Year in Review and Newsmakers sections allow the reader to browse quickly for necessary information. Exclusive to the Yearbook is a host of insightful articles on various topics of current interest by celebrated writers. Replete with facts, figures and information of every conceivable kind and updated till as late as 15 November, this is the very best Yearbook there is!
STOP PRESSTHE YEAR IN REVIEWNewsmakers and Happenings of the YearObituariesWorld DatelineIndia DatelineTIMELINES OF WORLD HISTORYBeginning of Time to 1994 Last Ten Years in ReviewTIMELINES OF INDIAN HISTORYBeginning of Time to 1994 Last Ten Years in ReviewMaps and Flags of the WorldTHE WORLDCountries at a GlanceINDIAStates at a GlanceStatesNational Capital Territory: DelhiUnion TerritoriesGovernors and Chief Ministers since IndependenceMAPS OF INDIACOVER STORY: BUILDING CONFIDENCEBecoming Independent by APJ Abdul KalamBuilding the Nation by Manmohan SinghThe Way to Economic Development by Amartya SenThe Economic Role of the State by Bimal JalanBuilding Confidence by Derek O’BrienPOLITICSGovernmentThe Constitution of IndiaList of Council of ministersTables of PrecedenceAssembly ElectionsNumber of Assembly Seats in States and UTsNumber of Lok Sabha Seats in States and UTsNumber of Rajya Sabha Seats in States and UTsThe Armed ForcesOpinionsWhat Happened in Ayodhya on 6 December 1992 by P V Narasimha RaoHuman Rights by Vinay LalECONOMICSIndian EconomyThe Union Budget 2005-06Railway Budget 2005-06The Five Year PlansIndia’s Exports and ImportsAgricultureIrrigationCoal Reserves in IndiaIndian Power SectorPetroleum Industry in IndiaStock Exchanges of IndiaInsurance Industry in IndiaBanking SystemValue Added TaxOpinionsSCIENCEThe Nine Members of the Solar SystemPhysicsScience NewsInventions and InventorsCAREERMajor ExaminationsUPSC-Programme of Examinations to be Held in 2006 SPORTSWorld Cup FootballIndian CricketHockey World CupCommonwealth GamesTennisARTSFifty Years of Pather PanchaliBreaking Barriers in Cinema by Satyajit RayIndian CinemaOn Printing and Books GENERAL KNOWLEDGENobel PrizePadma Awardees 2005GeographyWeights and MeasuresGeneral Knowledge quizINDEX