About the Book :
Manorama Year Book 2013 is the largest selling General Knowledge that is basically helpful in giving competitive exams like Examinations Conducted by UPSC, SSC Competitive Exams, Defence Competitive Exams, and a lot more. This book covers questions related to some important topics like 100 Years of Indian Cinema, 50 Great Paintings, Olympics, 60 Years of Parliament, etc. It will cover some important information like Corruption In India, The Aftermath of Arab Uprising. It will also contain 25 Special Articles that will give you some key information and will be helpful for the competitive exams.
Want to know about People, Places, Ideas and Events this book has all for you. From Ancient times to the Current times it will have all for you. The chapters covered in this book are:
1. Current affairs of (i) India , (ii) World
2. Events last year
3. Cover storys : like the arab uprising .
4. Science World
7. Health and Medicine
9. World Panorama
10. Education and Career
12. Indian economy
13. General Knowledge
About the Author :
Mammen Mathew has 44 years of experience in the publication industry. He is the eldest of late KM Mathew the chief editor of this newspaper from 1973 till his death. Mammen Mathew has done BA and MA from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and worked as an intern in Times of India. Later he joined Manorama as its correspondent. He worked as reporter for Western Mail, Cardiff, UK in 1968. He also has worked with The Sunday Times in London. He then worked as a reporter for Oklahoma City Times and The Daily Oklahoma the following year.
It was in 1970 that he became the Resident Editor of Manorama the Kozikhode Unit. In 1980 he took charge as the GM Managing Editor of the Company in Kottayam. In 1988 he took charge as the Editor and MD of the company.
To start with, this is indeed a good book, having relevant information in lucid write-ups. However, don't be fooled by two things: 1) By the number of pages as the half (or more) of them are those of advertisements and 2) By the year 2013 appearing in title as the updates included in book are upto Sept'12 only. It'll satisfy you if you are not looking for latest updates. Otherwise a good book. Anyways, there are always latest magazines to make up for the lost news.
Packaging was great. Product was delivered before the expected delivery date. Service is too good, thanks Infibeam! Coming to the book, if you are on this page you already know that this is THE best book to study for competitive exams. Free disc accompanied with the book is good and in working condition, but doesn't look much useful in the world with high speed Internet - just a reference disc. Of course, all things that comes free is beautiful!
I have been reading Manorama Yearbook from over three years now. I find it a better package among all the other yearbooks. This year's yearbook has more articles than previous year's with a fascinating article on Mathematics by Prof. Jayant Narlikar and a coverage on famous paintings of the world. There is an article on the rise of Badminton in India by none other than Prakash Padukone and an article on the future of India's agriculture by M.S. Swaminathan. The snippets at the bottom of every page are also very informative. Manorama Year Book always has something for people who are preparing for some competitive examination, or are just a knowledge monger who like reading an informative material in their leisure. This book is hence a necessity for some and an entertainment for some, and for some people it may be both. I look forward towards a long lasting association with Manorama Year Book, by getting myself updated by it's future editions and getting entertained by it's fantastic presentation.
I got it on the right time with door delivery... I also got the free cd with this book. The packing quality was good
This book is a treasure for all. current Affairs and GK is detailed in a very nice way