Important Days
World Turtle Day
▪ It is celebrated every year on May 23 to highlight the importance of protecting turtles and their habitats.
▪ It was first observed in 2000.
National Marine Turtle Action Plan – January 2021.
▪ There are five species of turtles in India – Olive Ridley, Green turtle, Loggerhead, Hawksbill, Leatherback.
▪ They are protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Awards and Honour
International Booker Prize 2024
▪ The book ‘Kairos’ has been named as the winner of the International Booker Prize 2024.
▪ The book was written by Jenny Erpenbeck and translated by Michael Hofmann.
Indian authors who have won the International Booker Prize
✓ 1971 – In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul
✓ 1981 – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
✓ 1997 – The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
✓ 2006 – The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
✓ 2008 – The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
✓ 2022 – Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree
Acting Chief Justice of Madras HC
President Droupadi Murmu has appointed Justice R. Mahadevan as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.
▪ The present Chief Justice Sanjay V. Gangapurwala is set to retire.

▪ The Chief Justice and Judges of the High Courts are appointed by the President under Article 217 of the Constitution of India.
▪ They are appointed by the President after consultation with the Chief Justice of India and the Governor of the state concerned

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