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The Penguin India Reference Year Book 2006
The Penguin India Reference Year Book 2006

The Penguin India Reference Year Book 2006

by Derek O' Brien

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0144000644 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 975

Binding

Paperback

Derek O' Brien

Author: Derek O' Brien
Editor(s): Derek O' Brien
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 975
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0144000644

Description

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!

Contents

STOP PRESS

THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Newsmakers and Happenings of the Year
Obituaries
World Dateline
India Dateline


TIMELINES OF WORLD HISTORY
Beginning of Time to 1994
Last Ten Years in Review

TIMELINES OF INDIAN HISTORY
Beginning of Time to 1994
Last Ten Years in Review

Maps and Flags of the World

THE WORLD
Countries at a Glance

INDIA
States at a Glance
States
National Capital Territory: Delhi
Union Territories
Governors and Chief Ministers since Independence

MAPS OF INDIA

COVER STORY: BUILDING CONFIDENCE
Becoming Independent by APJ Abdul Kalam
Building the Nation by Manmohan Singh
The Way to Economic Development by Amartya Sen
The Economic Role of the State by Bimal Jalan
Building Confidence by Derek O’Brien

POLITICS
Government
The Constitution of India
List of Council of ministers
Tables of Precedence
Assembly Elections
Number of Assembly Seats in States and UTs
Number of Lok Sabha Seats in States and UTs
Number of Rajya Sabha Seats in States and UTs
The Armed Forces
Opinions
What Happened in Ayodhya on 6 December 1992 by P V Narasimha Rao
Human Rights by Vinay Lal

ECONOMICS
Indian Economy
The Union Budget 2005-06
Railway Budget 2005-06
The Five Year Plans
India’s Exports and Imports
Agriculture
Irrigation
Coal Reserves in India
Indian Power Sector
Petroleum Industry in India
Stock Exchanges of India
Insurance Industry in India
Banking System
Value Added Tax
Opinions

SCIENCE
The Nine Members of the Solar System
Physics
Science News
Inventions and Inventors

CAREER
Major Examinations
UPSC-Programme of Examinations to be Held in 2006

SPORTS
World Cup Football
Indian Cricket
Hockey World Cup
Commonwealth Games
Tennis

ARTS
Fifty Years of Pather Panchali
Breaking Barriers in Cinema by Satyajit Ray
Indian Cinema
On Printing and Books

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Nobel Prize
Padma Awardees 2005
Geography
Weights and Measures
General Knowledge quiz

INDEX

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