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Current Affairs Today: Author’s Warning 8 Years Before Mumbai Billboard Tragedy

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Today’s Current Affairs: Mumbai faced a tragic incident as a massive billboard collapsed during a storm, causing the death of 14 people and injuring many others. Author Amitav Ghosh had warned about the potential danger of billboards turning into “deadly projectiles” during a cyclone in his book ‘The Great Derangement’. This incident has sparked a debate on the need to regulate billboards in the city to prevent such tragedies in the future.

1. Who warned about the potential danger of billboards turning into deadly projectiles in Mumbai during a cyclone?

– A. Amitav Ghosh
– B. Chetan Bhagat
– C. Arundhati Roy
– D. Ruskin Bond

Answer: A. Amitav Ghosh

What did author Amitav Ghosh warn about in his book ‘The Great Derangement’?

Author Amitav Ghosh warned that billboards in Mumbai could become deadly projectiles during a cyclone, posing a threat to the city’s skyscrapers.

What was the recent tragedy involving a billboard in Mumbai?

During a dust-storm and sudden showers, a 120 x 120-feet billboard collapsed on a petrol pump in Mumbai, trapping over 100 people. Fourteen bodies have been recovered so far, and rescue operations are ongoing.

What action has been taken against those responsible for the collapsed billboard?

A case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder has been registered against the individuals connected to the firm responsible for installing the illegal billboard.

Today's current affairs highlight a tragic incident in Mumbai where a massive billboard collapsed during a storm, resulting in 14 fatalities and numerous injuries. Interestingly, author Amitav Ghosh had warned about such a catastrophe eight years ago, emphasizing how billboards in the city could turn into deadly projectiles during a cyclone. Despite Monday's storm not being as severe as a major cyclone, the consequences were devastating. Ghosh's call to cut back on billboards is now more urgent than ever. Authorities have confirmed that the collapsed billboard was illegal, sparking outrage and leading to a case of culpable homicide being filed against those responsible. Rescue operations are still ongoing as the city mourns the loss of lives in this preventable tragedy.

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