24-25.03.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs


  • Jharkhand Freedom Fighters

Tilka Manjhi


  • Tilka Manjhi Revolt was against British policy of acquisition of land of the native of Jharkhand, against the dive and rule policy by providing security to the local residents and against the suppression policy of Cleveland.


  • Around 1770 in Santhal region was adversely affected by drought and people were dying due to hunger. The hunger and scarcity of food lead to picketing and other anti-social activities in the region. The government instead of providing security and relief started exploiting and suppressing Santhal. Tilka came out strongly revolted against the government. He resisted against prevailing government policies at Vancharijoor near Bhagalpur. This region was under the military governance under Warren Hastings.


  • In response of Tilka Manjhi reovolt, Hastings sent 800 British Solders under the command of Captain Brook to suppress the Manjhi revolt. Books kept suppressing the santhals for next two years, followed by James Brown and then Cleveland came as superintendent of Rajmahal region to surpress the voice of Santhals.


  • Clive used divide and rule policy and in short spam of just nine months he managed bring 40 local tribes under his umbrella. These locals were basically local leaders and British did not asked for any revenue from them. Tilka Manjhi resisted against his policy and said policy should be similar for everyone. Tilka got immense support from local people over this.


  • Tilka Manjhi also popularly kwown as ?Jabra Paharia?. He made this movement a mass movement and circulated message written on leaf of Sal that ?We must be united. INTERNATIONAL
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    • Indian figures at 140th place, seven spots down from last year, on this year’s UN World Happiness Report.


    • The report was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations on March 20 which was declared as World Happiness Day by the UN General Assembly in 2012.


    • The report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity.


    • World Tuberculosis Day is observed on 24 March


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    • Italy to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative


    • Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte pledged to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative (BRI).
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    • Four Italian ports could reportedly be opened to Chinese investments for BRI.
    • The US has warned Italy against joining the Chinese initiative.



    • RBI Governor called for permanent status to Finance Commission


    • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Dascalled for permanent status to Finance Commission. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is also the member of the fifteenth finance commission. 
    • The permanent status will ensure consistencies between finance commissions so that there is some certainty in the flow of funds to states. The permanent status will also provide for continuity between the successive finance commissions. The establishment of the finance commission through permanent status will also enable it toaddress issues arising from the implementation of the recommendations of the finance commission during the intervening period.
    • The RBI governor also called on for a robust expenditure planning without compromising on fiscal consolidation as fiscal federalism gathers momentum in the era of uniformgoods and services tax (GST). The planning is to address the socio-economic challenges without diluting the goals of fiscal consolidation.


    • Advanced electronic intelligence satellite to be launched on Apr 1: ISRO


    • India on April 1 will launch an advanced electronic intelligence satellite – EMISAT, along with 28 other international satellites.


    • India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its 47th mission (PSLV-C45), will launch EMISAT.


    • The satellite is slated for liftoff at 0930 Hrs on April 1.


    • EMISAT is a primary satellite jointly by developed ISRO and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and weighs around 436 kilograms.


    • It will measure the electromagnetic spectrum in space.


    • The 28 international customer satellites are from four countries – Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.


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    Best Actor: Ranbir Kapoor for Sanju

    Best Actress: Alia Bhatt for Raazi

    Best Film: Raazi

    Best Director: Meghna Gulzar for Raazi

    Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for Ae Watan – Raazi

    Best Playback Singer (Female): Shreya Ghoshal for Ghoomar – Padmaavat

    Best Music Album: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmaavat


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