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Tue 21st of November 2017


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Indians bag gold, bronze Paralympics

India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on 10 September 2016 by winning a gold medal in the men’s high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics. His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal in the same event. While Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89 metres, Bhati jumped his personal best of 1.86 metres to finish third. India’s other medal prospect Sharad Kumar finished at sixth. US’s Sam Grewe bagged the silver medal.

  1. It was heartbreak for Kumar, who led the pack at one stage after clearing hurdles of 1.55 m and 1.60 m. His best jump, though, was only 1.77 m.
  2. Gold medalist Mariyappan Thangavelu celebrates with compatriot and bronze medal winner Bhati Varun Singh and silver medalist Sam Grewe of the United States after the event.
  3. The event witnessed huge competition as six out of the 12 para-athletes cleared the 1.74 m mark in their first eight attempts.
  4. In his 10th attempt, Thangavelu jumped 1.77 m successfully, along with three others - Poland’s Lukasz Mamczarz, China’s Zhiqiang Zhing and country mate Kumar.

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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