Daily Practice Sheet 23 February 2021
- February 23, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPS
Daily Practice Sheet
23 February 2021
All 6 Prelims qualified
4 CSE Mains qualified
If I can do it, you can too
Daily Prelims Topic
- Bond Yield
- CBI and Consent of States
- Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA)
- Genome Valley
- National Company Law Tribunal
- Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF)
- Fundamental Right to Health under right to life under Article 21 (Bombay HC while granting bail in Elga Parishad Bhima-Koregaon case)
- Mandovi river
The trend of hunger was still upwards: according to the FAO, the number of hungry people increased by 60 million between 2014 and 2019.
More than 2 billion people across the world, or around a quarter of the world’s population, were unable to afford a nutritious diet in 2019. And this was more widely spread, with evidence of such food insecurity in Europe and North America (88 million), Latin America (192 million) and South-East Asia (123 million) and the MENA region (148 million).
Of course, South Asia (692 million) and Sub Saharan Africa (605 million) continue to dominate the food-insecure population, accounting for two-thirds of the world’s total.
- Indian Railways has projected an operating ratio of 96.96
- Without compromising on safety and security, it has projected savings of `22,000 crore in revenue expenditure.
- It is expected that Rs 14,500 crore will be saved through electrification of broad-gauge routes
Currently, the 5G network covers around 7% of the world population and it is expected that by 2025, it will cover 20% of the world’s population.
Animal husbandry and dairy sector
The animal husbandry and dairy sector collectively employs more than 100 million people.
Daily Mains Mantra
- What do you understand by democratic exceptionalism attributed for Indian democracy sometimes? Is there a challenge to democratic centralism in India? [Reference: Indian Express]
- The Migrant crisis during pandemic has given an opportunity to reimagine labour-capital relations. Discuss. Also, comment how far a new Policy on Migrant Workers can help achieve better rights for migrant workers. [Reference: Indian Express]
- What is sedition in Indian context? Discuss how over the years the courts have interpreted sedition laws? Does a democracy like India need sedition laws today? [Reference: The Hindu]
GS 2: Governance
- What do you understand by food insecurity? Comment upon the state of food insecurity in the world especially focusing upon
GS2: International relations
- The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has presented the country a unique space to mainstream science and technology in its foreign policies. In this context discuss how Indiscuss how far India’s S&T has influenced its foreign policy and how India can use it to achieve foreign policy objectives more effectively. [Reference: The Hindu]
- Indian Railways has been the lifeline of Indian people and economy. In this context discuss challenges facing Indian Railways and examine the recent reform efforts in this direction. [Reference: Financial Express]
- To increase its role in the growing global market for digital information-technology services India needs investments in human and physical digital infrastructure. In this context critically examine Digital India mission achievements so far. [Reference: Financial Express]
- Discuss socio-economic, nutritional and environmental impacts of investment in animal husbandry. [Reference: The Hindu]