Important Events Of November – 24

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Important Events Of November - 24
Important Events Of November - 24

Evolution Day

  • Charles Darwin’s origins were published on November 24,1859.The day the book is published is celebrated as the Evolution day.
  • In 1859 Charles Darwin wrote and published the book.
  • The 150th anniversary of the Origin of Life’s Life was celebrated throughout the world in 2009.
  • This is the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birthday. Darwin Day celebrated on his birth day 12 February 1809.

Arundhati Roy Birth Day

Birth:

  • Suzanna Arundhati Roy was born on November 24, 1961 in Shillong  the capital of Meghalaya.
Augustus Binu [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Honours:

  • An Indian writer, political columnist and anti-nuclear activist. She is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes.
  • Her novel The God of Small Things (1997),which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997 and became the biggest-selling book by a non-expatriate Indian author.
  • She is a spokesperson of the anti-globalization/alter-globalization movement and a vehement critic of neo-imperialism and U.S. foreign policy.
  • She opposes India’s policies toward nuclear weapons as well as industrialization and economic growth and which she describes as “encrypted with genocidal potential” in Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy.
  • Medha Patkar began to actively participate in the Narmada Bachao Antolan system.
  • Her  voice reached to the people on the other side of society. In an opinion piece in The Guardian, Roy pled for international attention to what she called a possible government-sponsored genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
  • Arundhati Roy’s novels, political essays and reviews are making many different works. The nature of his creations does not identify the black whites separately for any time.
  • She creates in many magazines in the world because she creates evil and goodness in humans, nations, and policies.
By jeanbaptisteparis (Flickr: Arundhati Roy) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Awards:

  • Roy was awarded the 1997 Booker Prize for her novel The God of Small Things.
  • Roy won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay in 1989.
  • In 2015 she returned the national award in protest against religious intolerance and the growing violence by rightwing groups in India in 2002.
  • She won the Lannan Foundation’s Cultural Freedom Award In 2003.
  • She was awarded “special recognition” as a Woman of Peace at the Global Exchange Human Rights Awards in San Francisco.
  • Roy was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in May 2004.
  • In November 2011 she was awarded the Norman Mailer Prize for Distinguished Writing.He refused the Sahitya Academy award in 2003.

Events

  • 1639 – Jerimaiya Horoks,who first discovered a Venus plant moving  between the Sun and the Earth.
  • 1642 – Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen’s Land (later renamed Tasmania).
  • 1969 – Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon.

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