2024 Pulitzer Winner Announced

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1 2024 Pulitzer Winner Announced

Columbia University  in  the United States  announced  the 2024 Pulitzer Prize winners on  7 May 2024   . Columbia University announced the winners on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board. The award will be presented by the President of Columbia University at a later ceremony. The Pulitzer Prize is considered the most prestigious award in the field of journalism. The award recognizes work in  15 journalism categories and eight arts categories  .

Journalism category

Social class the winner
public service ProPublica (Joshua Kaplan, Justin Elliott, Brett Murphy, Alex Mierzewski and Kirsten Berg)
investigative reporting Hannah Dreyer (The New York Times)
international reporting New York Times staff
editorial writing David E. Hoffman (The Washington Post)
breaking news photography Reuters photography staff
feature photography Associated Press photography staff
audio reporting Invisible Institute staff and USG Audio

Book Drama and Music Category

Social class the winner
imagination Night Watch by Jeanne Anne Phillips
Drama Primary Trust by Ebony Booth
History No Right to an Honest Life: The Struggle of Boston’s Black Workers in the Civil War Era, by Jacqueline Jones
Biography King: A Life by Jonathan Eig
Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom by Ilian Wu
Memoir and autobiography Liliana’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice, by Christina Rivera Garza
Poem Tripas: Poems by Brandon Som
music Adagio (for Wadada Leo Smith) by Tyshawn Sorey.
General Nonfiction A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of the Jerusalem Tragedy by Nathan Thrall

2 Uttarakhand government to launch “Pirul Laao-Paise Pao” campaign to reduce forest fires

Uttarakhand government will launch ‘ Bring Pirul-Paise Pao ‘ campaign   to collect Pirul  with the aim of reducing  forest fires .  Pirul leaves  are the biggest reason for spreading fire in forests . Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami in a meeting organized in Dehradun regarding forest fire and monsoon season.    directed the concerned officials to start this campaign. Shri Dhami said that with the cooperation of the Forest Department and local people, the forest fire has been controlled to a great extent and soon the forest fire will be completely extinguished. He said that action will also be taken to create fire lines to prevent forest fires and create public awareness. The Chief Minister stressed on involving public representatives also in this. During this period, disciplinary action has been taken against a total of 17 officers and personnel of the Forest Department who were negligent in preventing forest fire, in which 10 personnel were suspended.

3 Health alert in Kerala after five West Nile cases reported

The Health Department  of the  Kerala government  has confirmed five cases of  West Nile fever in three districts   of the state  . As a precautionary measure, state health minister  Veena George  has ordered all district health officers to remain alert and take mosquito control measures by increasing pre-monsoon cleanliness drives and surveillance activities. West Nile Fever  West Nile Virus  occurs in humans infected with . According to the Kerala Health Department, cases of West Nile fever have been reported from Kozhikode, Malappuram and Thrissur districts. Of the five reported cases, four patients have recovered while one patient is still under observation. In Kerala, the first case of West Nile fever was detected in 2011. The first death due to West Nile virus was recorded in 2022 when a 47-year-old man from Thrissur district died of West Nile viral infection.

4 NRIs will also be able to use UPI, ICICI Bank started payment service from international numbers

ICICI Bank  has unveiled an unprecedented feature that   allows non-resident Indian (NRI) customers to use Unified Payment Interface (UPI) transactions in India  through   their  international mobile numbers . This innovation aims to simplify daily payments for NRIs by eliminating the need to register an Indian mobile number with their NRE/NRO accounts, thereby enhancing convenience.

5 26th ASEAN-India Senior Officials Meeting in New Delhi

The 26th ASEAN-India Senior Officials Meeting   was co-chaired by Secretary (East) Jaideep Majumdar  and   Permanent Secretary of  Singapore Albert Chua  in  New Delhi . The discussions covered the three pillars of engagement – ​​political-security, economic and socio-cultural – while reviewing ASEAN-India relations as outlined in the ASEAN-India Plan of Action (2021-2025). Key topics included the implementation of the Prime Minister’s 12-point proposal and preparations for the upcoming ASEAN-India Summit in Vientiane.

6 Oxford Bookstore Awards 2024

Oxford Bookstores  announced  Bhavi Mehta  as   the winner of the 9th edition  of  the Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize . Mehta’s winning entry was the book jacket for  “ The Book Beautiful ”, published by  Hachette India  and  written by Pradeep Sebastian . The winner was awarded a trophy, certificate, and a cash prize of INR 1 lakh by an eminent panel.

7 Visa appoints Sujai Raina as country manager for India

Global digital payments platform  Visa  announced that it  has appointed Sujay Raina  as  the new Country Manager for India  . In this role, Raina will be responsible for leading Visa’s strategic initiatives in the Indian market, partnerships with customers and the broader payments ecosystem. Additionally,  Sandeep Ghosh  will continue in his role as group country manager for India and South Asia, overseeing Visa’s operations in India and other markets in the subcontinent, including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.

8 Black Hole Gaia BH3

Recently astronomers  have discovered a massive black hole in our galaxy  , which has been named ” Gaia BH3 “. It  is the second-closest known black  hole to Earth. It  is 33 times heavier than the Sun  and is the most massive black hole of stellar origin in the galaxy, larger than Cygnus X-1. Stellar black holes form as a result of the collapse of a single star. Black holes are dead stars of extraordinary density whose gravitational field is so strong that even light cannot pass through them, making them difficult to identify. They are formed when a massive star spontaneously collapses at the end of its life, turning it into a highly dense hole with strong gravity, so strong that it blocks out much of the space around it. Distorts time.

9 World Red Cross Day

May 8  is   celebrated as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day , a global day to celebrate the uniqueness and unity of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. This day is a time to recognize the spirit of humanitarianism and individuals who are making a difference in their communities. The theme of this year’s World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2024 is – ‘(  I give with joy and the joy I give is a reward  )’.

10 World Thalassemia Day 2024

World Thalassemia Day is celebrated  every year  on 8 May  . This day is dedicated to Thalassemia patients, who are struggling with this disease. This is a serious problem that many people across the world are suffering from. Celebrating International Thalassemia Day was started in the year 1994 by Thalassemia International Federation (TIF). This year, the Thalassemia International Federation had dedicated May 8 to the name of Thalassemia patients and tried to tell about the struggle of the patients suffering from this disease through this day.