Daily Practice Sheet 11 August 2021
- August 11, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPS
Daily Practice Sheet
11 August 2021
Daily Prelims Topic
- Greece wildfires
- Carbon Budget
- Inland Vessel Bill 2021
- Heterologous boosting
- Bitcoin mining
- Prices of petrol and diesel
- Illegal migrant
- Ujjwala 2.0
- Quality of Life for Elderly Index
- SMILE – Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise
- Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP)
- Out of 1.23-crore migrant workers who returned to their home States in 2020, 67 per cent were from five States — Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Odisha. And these States received about ₹62,194.79 crore or 40 per cent of the Central funds under MGNREGS in 2020-21 and 2021-22 (as of August 5, 2021).
- According to data from the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Uttar Pradesh has the biggest share (26 per cent) of migrant workers who returned to the State, followed by Bihar (12 per cent), West Bengal and Rajasthan (11 per cent each), Odisha (7 per cent) and Madhya Pradesh (6 per cent).
- The AR6 showed that the world can emit only about 500 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (GtCO2) starting January 1, 2020 for a 50 per cent chance of limiting warming to 1.5°C. For a 67 per cent chance of avoiding 1.5°C, the budget will come down to 400 GtCO2.
- For a 50 per cent chance of limiting temperatures to 2°C, the world can emit 1,350 GtCO2; and 1,150 GtCO2 for a 67 per cent chance.
Daily Mains Mantra
GS 2: Polity
- What do you understand by nutritional security? Suggest changes in the present PDS to achieve this. [Reference: The Hindu]
- Examine the impact of climate change and pandemic on food security in India.
- Discuss the role of MNREGA in enhancing the livelihood security in rural India especially during pandemic. [Reference: Business Line]
GS 3: Economy
- Discuss trade as a growth engine. [Reference: The Hindu]
- Even after having a diverse agro-climatic conditions, abundant land and large sections of population depending on agriculture, why does India have to import edible oils? What is the burden of importing edible oils on the government’s exchequer? What can we do to boost the domestic production of edible oils? How will the recent National Edible Oil Mission-Oil Palm (NEMO-OP) make India self-sufficient? [Reference: Business Line]
GS 3: Environment
- What do you understand by carbon budget? How much carbon budget is left to limit the global warming to 1.5 degree? [Reference: Carbon Brief, DownToEarth]
- What are wildlife fires? Analyze the causes of wild life fire? Is increasing frequency of wildlife fires linked to climate change? [Reference: Indian Express]