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Important News Headlines and Daily Current Affairs for May 24, 2024 (Daily GK Update)

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The University of Tokyo has achieved a remarkable feat by inaugurating the Atacama Observatory (TAO) in Chile, which has been recognized as the highest observatory in the world by the Guinness World Records. Situated at a breathtaking elevation of 5,640 meters above sea level on the summit of Cerro Chajnantor in the Antofagasta Region of Chile, TAO stands as a testament to human ingenuity and determination.

The observatory will provide scientists with unparalleled opportunities to observe and study celestial phenomena at high altitudes, where the air is thinner and clearer, enabling clearer views of the universe. This groundbreaking achievement by the University of Tokyo represents a significant advancement in the field of astronomy and opens up new possibilities for astronomical research and discovery.

In other news, Indian-origin U.S. scientist Srinivas R. Kulkarni has been honored with the prestigious Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field. Kulkarni’s pioneering work on millisecond pulsars, gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and other transient astronomical phenomena has had a profound impact on our understanding of the universe.

Additionally, German author Jenny Erpenbeck and translator Michael Hofmann have won the International Booker Prize for their novel “Kairos,” which tells the story of a tangled love affair during the final years of East Germany’s existence.

These achievements in the fields of astronomy and literature showcase the remarkable talents and dedication of individuals who are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge and creativity.

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