Daily Practice Sheet 14 August 2021
- August 14, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPS
Daily Practice Sheet
14 August 2021
Daily Prelims Topic
- Regulation of GM food subject to life inside it: Activists decry Centre’s strange decision
- National Automobile Scrappage Policy and Circular economy
- Warning of oceans
- Karez system of irrigation
- Arunachal Pradesh ST list
- GIFT to investors
- Intranasal vaccine
- Balwant Moreshwar Purandare
- 14th August will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Hindavi Swaraj
- New Ramsar sites
- Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) initiative of DPIIT.
- Nearly 30 per cent of the natural wetlands in India have been lost in the last three decades mainly to illegal construction, unsustainable urbanization, agricultural expansion and pollution, according to estimates by Wetlands International South Asia.
- Chennai lost 90 per cent of its wetlands to unplanned urbanization, leaving the city to grapple with issues of water security and degraded environment. Vadodara lost 5 per cent of its wetlands between 2005 and 2018. Hyderabad lost 55 per cent of its wetlands to inefficient waste management, rising pollution and unchecked urban development.
- Mumbai lost 71 per cent, Ahmedabad 57 per cent, Bengaluru 56 per cent, Pune 37 percent and Delhi-National Capital Region lost 38 per cent wetlands mainly to construction and eutrophication from pollution.
- India as a country, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI), has the highest number of people exposed to river flood risk.
- Three-quarters of the land-based environment and about 66 per cent of the marine environment have been significantly altered by human actions,
- According to an assessment on the species extinction crisis issued by the UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in 2019, indigenous peoples occupy 28 per cent of the Earth’s land, but more than 40 per cent of formally protected areas — and 37 per cent of all remaining terrestrial areas with low human impact.
Daily Mains Mantra
GS 1: History
- Critically review the events unfolding in 1940 which eventually led to India’s partition. [Reference: NDTV]
- What do you understand by Two Nation Theory? How was it responsible for India’s partition? [Reference: NDTV]
GS 1: Geography
- India as a country, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI), has the highest number of people exposed to river flood risk. In this context, explain what are floods? Will climate change increase the frequency and intensity of floods in India?
GS 2: Polity
- Discuss the role of Indian Parliament? On what parameters its productivity can be judged? Has the productivity of Indian Parliament declined? What has resulted in this decline? [Reference: Indian Express]
GS 3: Economy
- What do you understand by green finance? How will it help in fighting climate change? [Reference: Financial Express]
GS 3: Environment
- Discuss how circular economy works? How the recent National Automobile Scrappage Policy will help in furthering circular economy in India. [Reference: DownToEarth]
- What are wetlands? What role do they perform? Examine various threats to urban wetlands. [Reference: DownToEarth]
- Discuss the significance of indigenous communities in fight against of the climate change.
- Examine the impact of climate change on the marine ecosystem. [Reference: Indian Express]