Daily Practice Sheet 14 October 2020
- October 14, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPS
On this Day
14th October is celebrated as international E-waste day.
Daily Prelims Topic
- OATH OF GOVERNOR
- WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
- RAW DRUG REPOSITORY
- E-Waste and Extended Producers Responsibility
- Nearly 53.6 million tonnes of E-waste was generated in 2019 globally — this was at the rate of 7.3 kilogram per capita.
- The documented average collection and recycling rates of all continents stand at a meagre 14.66 per cent, with Europe recycling 42.5 per cent of its E-waste and Africa recycling just 0.9 per cent.
- India generated 3.2 million tonnes of E-waste in 2019. Details of 90 per cent of this waste are undocumented. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), India has 312 registered E-waste recyclers with a capacity to handle 782,080.62 tonnes of E-waste every year.
- The volume of E-waste increased by 21% globally in the last 5 years; it has a doubling rate of 16 years.
- A recent report by the United Nation’s Global E-waste Monitor, 2020 estimated that in last five years, the volume of E-waste increased by 21 per cent globally. It has a doubling rate of 16 years. It has already set a record with a massive 53.6 million tonnes (MT) generated in 2019 alone.
- Rainfed agriculture accounts for more than 95 per cent of farmed land in sub-Saharan Africa, 90 per cent in Latin America, 75 per cent in West Asia and North Africa, 65 per cent in East Asia and 60 per cent in South Asia.
- In India, 51 per cent of total sown areas are rainfed and these areas contribute nearly 40 per cent of the total food production in the country
- As per UNDRR report between 2000 and 2019, climate-related disasters killed over 0.51 million people while affecting 3.9 billion people worldwide.
- Every year nearly 6mn RTI are filed.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) sedition cases in 2014 there were 47 cases of sedition but that number increased to 70 in 2018.
Daily Mains Mantra
GS 1: Geography
GS 2: Polity
GS 2: Governance
- Effectiveness of the RTI lies with the enforcers. Do you think the latest amendment to the RTI Act has weakened the information commissions? [Reference: Deccan Chronicle, The Hindu]
- Assess the impact of the Right to Information Act, 2005 in Institutionalizing Transparency and Accountability in Indian Governance
GS 2: IR
- Could QUAD be an effective check to aspirations of China? Discuss its significance in backdrop of Indo-China tensions.
GS 3: Economy
- Will privatization of banks help boost credit growth in the economy? Give your arguments. [Reference: Business Line]
- Labour laws, due to their multiplicity and complexity, were looked upon as a major irritant in matters of investment promotion and employment generation.
GS 3: Environment
- Discuss the challenge of growing of e waste. [Reference: DownToEarth]
- Examine the impact of climate change on agriculture. [Reference: DownToEarth]
GS 4: Ethics