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* is a project from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs. It has more than 800,000 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) for public search and discovery. Web.

* Athens is the UNESCO World Book Capital. Web

* University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.PHIL./PH.D Degrees) Regulations, 2016. Web.

* Verizon acquired Yahoo's operating business on 25th July 2016. Web

* SAARC Documentation Centre in New Delhi was closed down in 2016 in line with a decision taken at its 18th summit meeting at Khatmandu. Web

* Michael Panzer will be the 10th Editor of Dewey Decimal Classification System (24th Edition). Web

* Sundar Pichai is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google Inc. from 2 October 2015. Web.

* Alphabet Inc. is the parent company of Google founded on October 2, 2015 by Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, with Page serving as CEO and Brin as President. Web.

* Satya Narayana Nadella is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft from 4 February 2014.

* E-Shodh Sindhu was started in 2015 by merging three existing library consortia - UGC Infonet, N-LIST and INDEST-AICTE Consortium.

* INFLIBNET Centre has selected ''Urkund' Anti-Plagiarism software from M/s. eGalactic, Pune for the Universities in India from the year 2015.

* Google Allo is an instant messaging mobile app developed by Google that includes a virtual assistant and provides a "smart reply" function that allows users to reply without typing. It was announced at Google I/O on May 18, 2016 and launched on September 21, 2016. The app is available on Android and iOS.

* National Academic Depository (NAD) is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India (MHRD), launched by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister, MHRD on 9th Sept 2016. NAD keep Digital version of Education Records or Digital Academic Certificates for every Indian.

* Study Webs of Active –Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) is programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Faculty members of centrally funded institutions like IITs, IIMs, central universities offer online courses to citizens of India through SWAYAM.SWAYAM is designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. The courses hosted on SWAYAM contains (a) video lecture, (b) specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded/printed (c) self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and (d) an online discussion forum for clearing the doubts. Courses delivered through SWAYAM are available free of cost to the learners, however students wanting certifications shall be registered, shall be offered a certificate on successful completion of the course, with a little fee.

* e-PG Pathshala is an MHRD project under the National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) for development of e-content in 77 subjects at postgraduate level. It is managed by INFLIBNET Centre.

* National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) is to facilitate a comprehensive database on digital resources on information about India and on information generated in India, in an open access environment.

* National Digital Library (NDL) is a project under Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. It is being developed at IIT Kharagpur.

Badan BarmanDr. Badan Barman at present working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014, Assam, India. He is the creator of the LIS Links ( - India’s most popular social networking website for Library and Information Science professionals. He also created the Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE) (, UGC NET Guide (, Assam Archive ( and LIS Study ( website.

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