Daily Practice Sheet 21 February 2021
- February 21, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPS
Daily Practice Sheet
21 February 2021
All 6 Prelims qualified
4 CSE Mains qualified
If I can do it, you can too
Daily Prelims Topic
- Governing council of Niti Aayog
- Other Potential areas of disengagement Post-Pangong Tso disengagement between India-China
- Draft National Policy on migrant labour
- Credit deposit Ratio
- Coastal road in Mumbai
- Munich security Conference
- High-Security Registration Plates (HSRP)
- Once the wettest place on earth seeing decreasing trend in rainfall
- Mandu festival
- Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP)
- Slender-billed Gull, Back-headed Gull, Brown-headed Gull, Pallas’ Gulls, Heuglin’s Gull (Migratory birds sighted during migratory season at Adyar Estuary, the Besant Nagar beach and other beaches close to Chennai; IUCN Status: Least Concern)
- Common and Pintail Snipe
Climate change related disaster
- By the end of the year 2020 Californian fire saw approximately 9,639 fires had burnt 43,97,809 acres of forest area, making 2020 the largest wildfire season in California’s modern history.
- The cyclone Amphan is said to have caused at least $13 billion worth of damage, making it the costliest cyclone ever in the North Indian ocean.
- Australian bushfire burnt an approximate area of 18.6 million hectares, damaged over 5,900 buildings and killed at least 34 people.
- A WHO document on WASH in healthcare facilities points out that 8,27,000 people in low- and middle-income countries die as a result of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene each year
- Death of 2,97,000 children under five years can be prevented each year if better WASH could be provided.
- A 2012 WHO report had calculated that for every dollar invested in sanitation, there was $5.50 to be gained in lower health costs, more productivity and fewer premature deaths.
- Improving WASH across the pubic healthcare facilities in India and maintaining this for a year would cost $354 million (Rs 2567,00,00,000 approximately) in capital costs and $289 million (Rs 2095,00,00,000 approximately) in recurrent expenses. (Report by Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP), Maryland, US)
Daily Mains Mantra
GS1: Modern Indian history
- British control of Afghanistan was necessitated by the wish to have a natural frontier to protect its prized possession of India. Comment. Also discuss how was it was a different challenge to the British compared to its takeovers in the South Asian region.
- What is the WASH strategy? Discuss impact of WASH as an important component of infection prevention and control. [Reference: The Hindu]
GS1: Art and culture
- What is corporate social responsibility? Should CSR be legally mandated? [Reference: Times Of India]
- “To ensure effective implementation of policies addressing water, sanitation and hygiene needs the identification of the beneficiary segments is to be synchronized with the anticipated outcomes.” Examine the statement in the context of the WASH scheme.
GS 2: International Relations
- Discuss importance and challenges of the India’s relationship with the Maldives. [Reference: Indian Express]
- Discuss new Disinvestment policy announced in the budget and how is it different from earlier policies. Bring out its significance as well as potential challenges. [Reference: The Hindu]
- Land reforms in India remain an unfinished agenda. Explain. Does India need to change the land ownership process in form of conclusive land titling and what are the hurdles in implementing it? [Reference: The Hindu]