Tag: International Booker Prize 2024


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. Note ▪ 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 Appointments 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. Note ▪ 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