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Tue 21st of November 2017


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Freedom fighter- Tirot Sing

The Union Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) recently commemorated the sacrifices of Tirot Sing, the legendary freedom fighter from Meghalaya who was hanged to death by the British rulers in early 19th century.

The function was part of a 15-day campaign undertaken by the Government of India to hold a series of programmes across the country to commemorate the sacrifices of the freedom fighters at their respective places of origin.

Tirot Sing, also known as U Tirot Sing, was one of the chiefs of the Khasi people in the early 18th century. In the attempt to prevent the Khasi Hills from falling into colonial hands, Tirot Sing had raised the battle cry against the invasive British forces on April 4, 1829, but was eventually captured and defeated. He died in captivity in Dhaka on July 17, 1835.

His death is commemorated in Meghalaya India as U Tirot Sing Day. This year it will be the 180th death anniversary of Tirot Sing.


Prelims Question of the Day

With reference to 'Natural Rate of Unemployment', consider the following statements.

1. It is the level of unemployment in an economy that is just consistent with a stable rate of Inflation.

2. It is the unemployment that prevails when all markets in the economy are in equilibrium.


(a)1 and 2

(b)2 only

(c)1 only

(d)None of the above

Mains Question of the Day

1.GS-No party in power can afford to ignore Directive Principles of State Policy. Comment.(200 Words)

2.Political Science - Explain the role of non state actors, like IMF, World Bank, European Union and MNCs, in modulating and transforming the broad dynamics of international relations. (250 Words).

3.SOCIOLOGY - What is the impact of Globalization on the structure and mobilization of the working class in India? (250 Words).

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