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16. 

A new book Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior is authored by;

A. Kiran Desai
B. Jhumpa Lahiri
C. Rima Hooja
D. Anita Desai

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

A new book on Maharana Pratap named "Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior" authored by historian Rima Hooja has been released. The book narrates the life of Maharana Pratap, the great Rajput warrior and also talks about the famous battle of Haldighati.

17. 

Who will publish the New edition of Tirukkural with commentaries?

A. Sivalayam J.Mohan
B. Vedagiri Mudaliar
C. Ku.Ma.Balasubramaniam
D. Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The new edition of Tirukkural will be released on October 5, 2018. Vedagiri Mudaliar, who taught Tamil in Madurai Tamil Sangam, set up a printing press exclusively for the purpose. In the 19th century, 1850 to be precise, Tamil scholars turned their attention to Kalathur as Vedagiri Mudaliar first printed the Tirukkural with commentaries. The revised version was released in 1853. Vedagiri Mudaliar's book was never printed again. Now, Sivalayam J. Mohan will release the new edition on October 5, exactly 165 years after it was first published.

18. 

Who wrote a book "Moving On, Moving Forward - A Year in Office" which is released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

A. Hamid Ansari
B. Venkaiah Naidu
C. Sushma Swaraj
D. L. K. Advani

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the book "Moving On, Moving Forward - A Year in Office" written by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. Narendra Modi presented the first copy of the book to Venkaiah Naidu. The book was written by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to mark his one year in office.

19. 

Which organization has developed the book on "Weather Information Portal for Indian Power System"?

A. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
B. Power System Operation Corporation limited (POSOCO)
C. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
D. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

R K Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy released a book on "Weather Information Portal for Indian Power System"s, at Power System Operation Corporation limited (POSOCO), New Delhi. This book is a reference document developed by POSOCO along with IMD (India Meteorological Department) to enable better usage of Weather Portal in all areas of Power Sector. POSOCO manages the Inter-State Transmission of Power to utilities throughout India.

20. 

Book titled '281 and Beyond' is the autobiography of;

A. Kapil Dev
B. Sourav Ganguly
C. Sachin Tendulkar
D. VVS Laxman

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Veteran cricketer VVS Laxman, known for the suppleness of his wrists, has penned down his autobiography titled, "281 and Beyond". The book will be released this year in November. The book will be released by the Westland Publications. The title has been borrowed from the Hyderabad stylist's fabulous series-turning innings of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 2001.