General Knowledge 2012: Essential Knowledge Capsule In General Awareness & Current Affairs is a book that is divided into five primary sections. The History section in this book opens with information on the Indus Valley Civilization and then moves on to a chapter on the Vedic period, which enlightens the readers on Aryan culture and livelihood. It has an entire chapter on Vedic teachings and the period s literature. There are also a couple of chapters on Jainism and Buddhism, and facts on the reign of different rulers in ancient and medieval India. The book holds essential information on the European Invasion of India, and Pandey has incorporated chapters like Governor Generals of Bengal, Governor Generals of India, The Revolt of 1857, and Social and Cultural Uprisings. This section ends with facts on the viceroys of India, important national activities, and battles in the history of the country. The Geography section begins with an introduction to outer space and physical facts about the world. Pandey educates his readers on the superlative details such as the biggest, longest, highest, and largest among the world s physical features. He talks about the chief rivers in India and the important towns along their banks, major ports in India, significant river valley projects, and also the principal crops grown in the country.