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McGraw Hill Education India launches 2017 Edition of General Studies Paper I Manual

November 18, 2016

According to an official release on November 17, Noida headquartered McGraw Hill Education India (MHEI), a global provider of teaching and learning solutions for professionals and students of all ages, launched the revised and updated version of General Studies Paper 1 Manual with the latest developments and events in every field. The book was unveiled by chief guest, Dr. Arvind Panagariya, vice-chairman NITI Aayog (National Institution for transforming India) and& Kaushik Bellani, MD, McGraw Hill Education India & SAARC at Press Club of India.
McGraw Hill Education India’s General Studies Paper 1 manual which has served as a complete self-study guide for thousands of civil services aspirants for the past 33 years has been co-authored by 11 leading subject specialists.

The GS manual is systematically structured by treating each subject as a whole, and then organising relevant information in such a way so as to cater to the specific needs of the readers. Each subject has been developed by a specialist trained in teaching that subject. The section on current events of national and international importance has been updated till August 2016, which gives a complete panorama of national and international affairs.

On the occasion, chief guest Dr. Panagariya said, “The book is of great benefit to the new generation and I wish we had such self help books while we were preparing for the services. All the authors of the book have done great work and have contributed immensely to revise the book. I congratulate them on the launch and wish them all the success”.

Speaking at the launch, Bellani said, “General Studies Paper 1 Manual has been the key for civil service aspirants since last 33 years. The new and improvised version is compiled by a galaxy of well-known subject experts and aims to prepare students as per the changed syllabus”. He added, “It is our committed endeavor to provide a strategic direction to the civil services aspirants’ and we hope the book proves to be a crucial tool in every student’s journey of preparing for the exams”.

Commenting on the launch, Rajiv Mehrishi, co-author and home secretary, Government of India, said, “It was an honor to co-author the book with other veterans and I am thrilled to be a part of the journey. It was an enriching and fulfilling experience to work on the book and I am happy to have made a small contribution in the process. I wish all the success to the civil service aspirants and a great future ahead”.

Excited on the launch, Dr Surender Singh, coordinator and co-author, associate professor, Department of Geography, Shivaji College, University of Delhi, said, “I congratulate all the co-authors on the launch of the book. The book is a collaborative effort of all the other authors who have put in great deal of hard work into improvising the content. I am optimistic that the upgraded version of the McGraw Hill Education India’s General Studies Paper 1 Manual will prove to be of immense help to the students”.

The updated version of the book is a bi-colour, with more boxes and illustrations for greater recall value. Larger chapters divided into smaller modules ending with practice questions for easier understanding. The book is available on all leading book stores other than the national and the regional online platforms pan India.

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