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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 23 Oct 2019
National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released final figures of criminal records registered in India during year 201-18. As per the NCRB report, 50 lakh cases of cognizable crime were registered across the country during this period.
NCRB records highlighted that 6% of the decline was recorded in murder cases but 9% growth of kidnapping cases were also found across India. Uttar Pradesh accounts for 10.1% of the total crimes covered under the Indian Penal Code.
Maharashtra and West Bengal appears on the second and third position with 31,979 and 30,002 number of cases respectively.
Deepika Padukone and PV Sindhu have collaborated for a promotional video for PM Narendra Modi’s Bharat Ki Laxmi movement.
In the video, shared by the Padmaavat actress on social media, Deepika and PV Sindhu are seen telling their stories and encouraging people to nominate women who have contributed to the society and made name for themselves.
‘Bharat Ki Laxmi movement’ is a campaign to honour Indian women who have made a mark with their achievements in various fields for public good.
New York City (NYC) topped the list with a total wealth of $3.0 trillion.
Tokyo came a close second with a total wealth amounting to $2.5 trillion.
Delhi is on 22nd position and second Indian city after Mumbai on New World Health’s ‘The Wealthiest Cities Worldwide in 2019’ list.
The renewal of the historic Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts has received the Award of Excellence in this year’s UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
Sixteen projects from five countries – Australia, Bhutan, China, India and New Zealand – have been recognized by the international Jury of conservation experts in this year’s Awards.
Awards to Indian Cities:
Award of Distinction-
Vikram Sarabhai Library, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Award of Merit-
Our Lady of Glory Church, Mumbai
Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue, Mumbai
Flora Fountain, Mumbai
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo have jointly won this year’s Booker prize.
About the prize:
The Man Booker Prize was established in 1969 to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English.
The Man Booker Prize awards any novel originally written in English and published in the UK and Ireland in the year of the prize, regardless of the nationality of their author.
The novel must be an original work in English (not a translation)
It must be published by a registered UK or Irish imprint; self-published novels are not eligible.