Current Affairs Pocket : 5th November 2019

Guyana to be fastest growing country in the world next year at 86%
* According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Guyana’s GDP is expected to be more at 86% in 2020 after expanding 4.4% in 2019. This growth expectation had done after Exxon Mobil Corp.’s discovery of oil at Guyana. Guyana’s economy will grow more than three times within five years.
* Guyana’ GDP is to get fourteen times as fast as China’s GDP in 2020. *Guyana is projecting $300 million in petroleum revenue in 2020. It is a country of South America with 7,80,000 population and neighbour countries are Brazil & Venezuela. The oil sector will represent about 40% of the economy within five years. It crosses $4 billion annual Gross domestic product (GDP) and also it will expand to about $15 billion by 2024.

Aditya Mishra appointed as chairman of Land Ports Authority of India
* Senior IPS officer Aditya Mishra was appointed as the chairman of the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI). He is a 1989 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Mishra as the chairman of the LPAI on the recommendations of a search-cum-selection panel. He has been appointed for a period of five years from the date of assumption of the charge.
* LPAI develops, sanitises and manage the facilities for cross-border movement of passengers and goods at designated points along the international borders of India.

World Tsunami Awareness Day: 5 November
* The World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed across the world on 5 November. The day is celebrated to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of tsunami. In December 2015, the UN General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day. In 2019, World Tsunami Awareness Day promotes Target of the “Sendai Seven Campaign,” which focuses on reducing disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services.
* World Tsunami Awareness Day was the brainchild of Japan, which due to it’s repeated, bitter experience has over the years built up major expertise in areas such as tsunami early warning, public action and building back better after a disaster to reduce future impacts.

Madhuri Vijay’s debut novel ‘The Far Field’ wins 2019 JCB prize for Literature
* U.S. based-Indian author Madhuri Vijay’s debut novel, “The Far Field” bagged this year’s JCB prize for Literature, the most expensive Indian award for writing. The novel, published by Fourth estate India , sets a complex personal story against the backdrop of the conflict in the 1990s in Kashmir. She also received the Rs 25 lakh as the prize money, a sculpture by Delhi artist duo Thukral & Tagra entitled Mirror Melting.
* JCB prize is an annual Indian literary award instituted in 2018. It is awarded to a distinguished work of fiction by an Indian writer working in English or to a translated fiction by an Indian writer. The award is funded by English construction manufacturing group JCB, which established the JCB Literature Foundation to maintain this award. In 2018, the JCB Prize for Literature was awarded to Jasmine Days by Benyamin, translated from Malayalam by Shahnaz Habib.

Documentary on Real Kashmir Football Club bags BAFTA & Scotland Awards
* A documentary on Real Kashmir Football Club has bagged the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) and Scotland Awards at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland.
* The documentary narrates the journey of former Rangers ace David Robertson as the coach of Real Kashmir FC, which in its first season finished third in the I-League, which is currently India’s second-tier football league. * The hour-long film won in the ‘Single Documentary’ category.

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