Daily Practice Sheet 12 January 2021
- January 12, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPS
Daily Practice Sheet 12 January 2021
All 6 Prelims qualified
4 CSE Mains qualified
If I can do it, you can too
On This Day
Since 1984, January 12 is observed as National Youth Day across the country. Born on January 12, 1863, in Kolkata, Swami Vivekananda was a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna and was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world. Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission.The philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian youth
Daily Prelims Topics
- Staying the law
- Sultanpur National Park
- People Mover
- Sea Vigil and Tropex
- Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary and Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh
- Prevention of Cruelty to Animal’s act
1. Right to access drinking water
1. Latest data available on the NREGS portal shows that till January 10 in the current financial year, over 10 crore individuals across the country worked under the scheme, which is 21 per cent higher than the 7.89 crore figure for 2019-2020.
70% of the global tiger population, 70% of Asiatic lions and more than 60% of leopard population in India.
NPAs set to shoot up to 13.5% by Sept, more if severe stress (Financial stability report of RBI)
The latest longitudinal ageing study in India (LASI), released by the Union ministry of health, shows 12% of Indians are over the age of 60 (elderly), up from the 2011 census’s 8.6%.
The LASI estimates, by 2050, 19% of the population, or 319 million, would be above the age of 60.
- West Bank and Israel
Daily Mains Marathon
2. All societies continue to show discrimination based on identity. Discuss causes of such discrimination even in current times through examples of national and international importance and measures which can be taken to address it. [Reference: Indian Express]
Introduction: Show Black Lives Matter movement, Caste violence in India as rising instances of continued existence of discrimination globally and in India.
Causes of discrimination:
- Pervasive Societal hierarchy in spite of laws. Ex- India banning untouchability but it continues in some or other form
- Bonding based on identity: Gives sense of us vs them. Ex- USA – racism against blacks
- Vested and extremist sections in Government: Ex- Hungary, Austria
- Opinion against affirmative actions. Ex- protest and violence against reservation
- Fall in societal ethics
Measures to improve:
- Talk between communities led by community leaders
- Tolerance and respect towards difference of opinion as part of curriculum
- Checks and balances against executive actions by legislature and executive
- Proactive voice against discrimination by all those against it. Ex- Global support for Black lives matter
- Raising voice. Ex- Indian players immediately raising complain of racism during match
- Ending passive compliance in discrimination. Ex- Objecting to ideas which one does not like in these regards else it is taken as supporting it.
- Implementation of laws in place
Conclusion: A world facing many issues of global consequences need a united front where such discrimination has no place.
1. USA mob violence is an indication of rising tendency of executive coups around the world. In this context discuss constitutional provisions for national emergency in India and how fragility of democracy at times lead to it. [Reference: Indian Express]
GS2: International Relations
1. The India’s two-year stint in UNSC as non-permanent members is an opportunity for reforming UNSC from within. Elaborate. Also, focus on why UNSC has not been effective in its role in enforcer of global piece. [Reference: Indian Express]
GS 3: Science and Tech
“Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true”. Swami Vivekananda