Daily Practice Sheet 3 July 2020
- July 3, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPS
Daily Prelims Topic
- Nationality and Immigration Act of 1965
- Draft National statistics Commission Bill
- UN Convention against Torture
- Article 21 and Right against Torture
- In 2003-04, Chinese products had relatively minor presence in India’s import basket totalling just less than $3 billion and India’s trade deficit vis-à-vis China was less than $1 billion.
- In the next five years, India’s imports from China increased to $32.3 billion, and the trade imbalance jumped to $23.1 billion. China continued to expand its market in India, increasing it to $76 billion in 2017-18. Trade deficit
- India’s trade deficit with China was a massive $63 billion in 2017-18, or nearly 40 per cent of its overall trade deficit. In the past three years, the trends have shifted somewhat, as imports from China have declined to $65 billion in 2019-20, and exports have increased to $16 billion
Chinese Investments in India:
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade puts the figure at over $2 billion, the China’s official agencies have put the figure at $8 billion.
Source: Business Line
- According to industry estimates, the telecom sector is supporting 30%-35% of the country’s gross domestic product amidst the lockdown.
- Since March 2020, mobile data consumption increased 20%-25% and the time spent on smartphones has risen 27% to an average 4.3 hours per day. Indians are spending 40% more-time streaming video.
Article 21 has been interpreted to include right against torture
Daily Supreme Court Judgements:
In Raghbir Singh v. State of Haryana (1980)
Francis Coralie Mullin v. Union Territory of Delhi (1981)
Sheela Barse v. State of Maharashtra (1987)
In all above cases the Supreme Court condemned cruelty and torture as violative of Article 21.
Source: The Hindu
Daily Mains Mantra
GS 2: Governance
- In the background of privatization of trains discuss the need for an independent regulator. [Reference: Financial Express]
- What do you understand by alternate medicine? How far it can bridge the gap in health infrastructure? [Reference: The Hindu]
- What is United Nation Convention against Torture? Why has India still not ratified it? [Reference: The Hindu]
GS 3: Economy
- Critically examine how India’s dependence on China grew in the last one decade. How can it be reversed? [Reference: Business Line]
- Discuss the role of railways in Indian economy. How will privatization of trains impact the railways sector, customers and the economy? Critically examine. [Reference: NDTV] (Mains Yoga)
- Indian economic crisis is more a result of faulty economic framework rather than rather than covid pandemic. Discuss the need to reexamine economic policy framework. [Reference: Live Mint]
- The role of digital infrastructure cannot be under emphasized particularly in the wake of Covid forced lockdown. Draw a policy road map in this regard. [Reference: Live Mint]
GS 4: Ethics
- It is often said that poverty leads to corruption. However, there is no dearth of instances where affluent and powerful people indulge in corruption in a big way. What are the basic causes of corruption among people? Support your answer with examples. [Reference: Indian Express] (Mains Yoga)
- What is sports ethics? Explain with example [Reference: Indian Express]
- What do you understand by unfair trade practices? [Reference: Financial Express]
- Who are influencer? How do they affect our attitude and behavior? [Reference: Live Mint]
- What are social prejudices? [Reference: Live Mint]
- Is it justified to torture criminals in the interest of society?