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Tue 21st of November 2017


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Anjali Chandrashekar
  • Indian artist Anjali Chandrashekar on 3 May 2016 won the third prize in UN Poster for Peace contest presented by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA) to raise awareness of the need for nuclear disarmament. 
  • Her poster titled ‘Cutting Barriers through Peace’ featured a peace dove slicing through a nuclear weapon.

Winners of UN poster contest on N-disarmament

  • The first prize was won by Ivan Ciro Palomino Huamani from Peru for his poster titled ‘Spinning Peace’. 
  • Second prize was won by Michelle Li for her poster titled ‘Peace in our Hands’, which had  featured a shadow puppet of a peace dove above a broken nuclear weapon. 
  • Apart from the three winners, nine honourable mentions were chosen from among more than 4100 entries representing 123 countries.

Anjali Chandrashekar

  • She is a New York-based designer and activist. 
  • At the age of 10, She founded Picture It, a non-governmental organisation. 
  • Her NGO uses imagery to raise awareness and funds for various health, humanitarian and environmental causes. 


  • The UN Poster for Peace contest was organised to commemorate the anniversary of the very first UN General Assembly resolution adopted in 1946 establishing a Commission to deal with problems related to the discovery of atomic energy.

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).

Sociology - Thinkers