Title Did You Know? 5
Subtitle 500 Additional Facts Revealed
Author Moumita Das, Chinmoy Kumar Ghosh
ISBN 9789389166026
List price Rs 325.00
Price outside India Available on Request
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 152
Book size 140 x 216 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Viva Books Private Limited
Published in India by Viva Books Private Limited
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory Worldwide
Status New Arrival
About the book


  • The one-billionth Indian child was born on 11 May 2000.
  • A 700-year-old banyan tree was given a drip to rejuvenate it.
  • You can sell refrigerators to Eskimos.
  • Volkswagen sold more sausages than cars in 2015.
  • Amazon.com was previously known as Cadabra.com
  • Russia built a computer that ran on water.

Did You Know? 5, yet another book in the series of Did You Know, is here with lots of amazing and fascinating facts that generally are unrecognized. This book will ignite the curiosity in the minds of readers, investigate the phenomena and inspire them to be creative and innovative.

About the Authors:

Dr Moumita Das is working as an Assistant Director at the National Centre for Innovations in Distance Education (NCIDE), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. She did her Ph.D. in Botany from the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow. She has authored five books; one in medicinal plant, and four on curiosities. She has several research papers and articles in the areas of medicinal plants, intellectual property rights, sustainable development, creativity, and innovation in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system in journals of national and international repute.

At present she is working towards intervention for devising innovative solutions in the ODL system.

Dr C K Ghosh retired from his services at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi after serving it for more than 27 years. He had inter alia held the positions of the Directors of Regional Services Division, Student Service Centre and the National Centre for Innovations in Distance Education. He had also taught Physics for close to eight years at the Scottish Church College, Kolkata. He did his Ph.D. as a scholar of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. His Ph.D. topic was ‘Electrical, Electro-Thermal and Galvanomagnetic Transport Properties of Thin Solid Films’. He has co-authored four books in Physics and related areas and has more than 100 publications in the form of research papers and articles in several books and journals of national and international repute primarily on the areas of Solid State Physics, Mathematics & Physics Education, Open and Distance Learning and Value Education.

He had been a member of the Board of Management, Academic Council, other statutory bodies of IGNOU and several State Open Universities. He has taken up many important academic assignments, the most conspicuous among them being the Chairperson of the Content Advisory Group of Physics for the one-stop education portal, SAKSHAT, of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. He has been delivering illustrated talks on diverse topics, some of which are: Science & Technology for Development, Scientific Temper, Frontiers of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Swami Vivekananda’s Thoughts on Education, Science in Sports, Innovations in Teaching, Emerging Dimensions of Learner Support in Open and Distance Learning, etc.

At present he is a consultant with the Teaching-Learning Centre, Centre for Educational Technology, IIT, Kharagpur and working on the Argument Driven Inquiry Pedagogy for teaching science.

Target Audience:

General Readers.


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