Daily Practice Sheet 16 July 2020
- July 16, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPS
Daily Prelims Topic
- Election Commission and Election Commissioners(Tenure security)
- Disqualification under Anti Defection
- Judicial appointment :
- Strategic Importance of Chabahar
- World and Indian population trends and implications
- Chabahar Port
- Khyber Pass
A new analysis published in The Lancet has projected that the world population will peak much earlier than previously estimated. It projects the peak at 9.73 billion in 2064, which is 36 years earlier than the 11 billion peak projected for 2100 by last year’s UN report World Population Prospects. For 2100, the new report projects a decline to 8.79 billion from the 2064 peak.
In the study, the global TFR is predicted to steadily decline from 2.37 in 2017 to 1.66 in 2100. The TFR is projected to fall below 2.1 in 183 countries. In 23 countries including Japan, Thailand, Italy and Spain, it is projected to shrink by more than 50%.
India’s population projection as per Lancet report
- India’s TFR was already below 2.1 in 2019. The TFR is projected to have a continue a steep decline until about 2040, reaching 1.29 in 2100.
- The number of working-age adults (20–64 years) in India is projected to fall from around 748 million in 2017 to around 578 million in 2100. However, this will be the largest working-age population in the world by 2100. In the mid-2020s, India is expected to surpass China’s workforce population (950 million in 2017, and 357 million in 2100).
- From 2017 to 2100, India is projected to rise up the list of countries with the largest GDP, from 7th to 3rd.
- India is projected to have the second largest net immigration in 2100, with an estimated half a million more people immigrating to India in 2100 than emigrating out.
- Among the 10 countries with the largest populations in 2017 or 2100, India is projected to have one of the lowest life expectancies (79.3 years in 2100, up from 69.1 in 2017). [Reference: Indian Express]
The “Status of Policing in India Report 2019” points out that 70 police stations across 20 states do not have wireless facilities and 214 police stations do not have a telephone. More than 40 per cent of police stations in the country cannot avail the help of forensic technology. Police
Daily Mains Mantra
Laqshya -2021 (Static syllabus)
OPTIMA 2020 (Static syllabus)
- What do you understand by resources mobilization? Discuss the challenges in resources mobilization in the wake of covid crisis.
GS 1: Society
GS 1: Geography
- Trends in India’s total population and in the population of working age adults has significant implications. Comment [Reference: Indian Express]
GS 2: Polity
- Discuss the provisions of Anti-defection low. Explain how its provisions are circumvented by politicians with recent examples. Do you think Supreme Court needs to revisit its judgment on Karnataka crisis?
- Why is chabahar port important to India? [Reference: India Today]
- Is Kautilya’s mandala theory still relevant in the context of India’s external relations? [Reference: Indian Express]
- India and EU are natural partners. In the light of this statement critically examine the hurdles in Bilateral Trade and Investment Treaty. [Reference: The Hindu]
GS 3: Economy
- What do you understand by disinvestment? Critically review government’s disinvestment and privatization policy of PSEs. [Reference: Indian Express]
- What do you understand by equalization levy? Discuss its purpose in the context of e-commerce. [Reference: Business Line]
GS 3: Disaster Management
- Is there any overlap between Disaster Management Act and Epidemics Act? Do we need to modernize them in the wake of covid pandemic? [Reference: Indian Express]
GS 3: Security
- A progressive and democratic society and an aspiring economic superpower cannot be policed by a regressive system. Discuss the need for better police training. [Reference: Indian Express]
GS 4: Ethics
- Politics and principles: Do they go together? [Reference: Indian Express]
- What do you understand by stereotypes? Has corona pandemic led to increase in new kinds of stereotypes? [Reference: The Hindu]