The reference book is an authoritative compilation of the complete information about the current affairs of the country, which includes important dignitaries, state policy, public schemes and important data related to demographics, trade, economy and others.
Being a government publication, the information presented is authentic that is also used as a reference source by researchers, media and reputed publications.
The book is brought out on a yearly basis and updates all the data related to development in the country regularly. Information ranging from urban to rural India, industry to infrastructure, art and culture, technology and science to economy, health, defence, education and mass communication is put together. Information about sports, national events and international events having relevance to India are also presented in this book.
The sections on Current Affairs and General Knowledge portion presented in India 2016 is one of the most authentic information source as it is officially stamped and released by government publishing house. A clear, precise and updated population table even presents the latest population estimates of the nation, for a census is only done once in a decade.
Although the book contains much information about the working of the Government, its functioning and its various agencies, it is written in easy to understand language that is precise and updated..
Apart from being the most reliable source of information and knowledge about the workings of the Indian Government, the book also proves to a Bible of facts and figures for those competing at the UPSC conducted examinations, be they the civil services examination (IAS, IPS etc.), Indian Economic Services, Indian Military Academy or other competitive examinations held regularly for national and state services jobs