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www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs April 26, 2019

www.tnpsc.academy – TNPSC Current Affairs April 26, 2019 (26/04/2019)

 

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Topic: Latest Diary of Events

World Immunization Week 2019

World Immunization Week is celebrated in the last week of April month.

The week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people against various diseases. Immunization is recognised as the most successful and cost-effective health invention, which saves millions of lives every year.

The theme for this year’s immunization week is – Protected Together: Vaccines Work! The week will also be celebrating Vaccine Heroes from around the world. Vaccine heroes are the people from parents, community members to innovators and health workers who help ensure that everyone is protected from diseases by getting vaccinated.

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Topic: Awards and Honours, Latest Diary of Events

Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize

The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 was awarded to author Rana Dasgupta for his 2010 novel “Solo”. Solo is a tale of estrangement and the ultimate failure of material existence.

About the prize:

It aims to revive poetry and books that can change lives. An amount of $10,000, a Tagore statue and a certificate for contribution to literature will be given to the awardee.

Eligibility: Indian Poets, novelists and Playwrights writing in officially recognized languages or dialects of the Indian subcontinent, including English.

About him:

Rana Dasgupta is a British Indian novelist and essayist. In 2010 The Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) called him one of Britain’s best novelists under 40. In 2014 Le Monde (Newspaper) named him one of 70 people who are making the world of tomorrow. Among the prizes won by Dasgupta’s works are the Commonwealth Prize and the Ryszard Kapuściński Award.

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