Daily Practice Sheet 30 October 2020
- October 30, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPS
Daily Prelims Topic
- Fiscal defict soars
- Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance, 2020
- Selection of ICs and CICs
- Dam strengthening
- Lowest core sector shrinking since march:
- Land use change primary trigger of pandemics: IPBES
- Vaccine hesitancy
- The current pandemic would have cost around $16 trillion globally by July 2020.
- Accor the cost to reduce the risks of future pandemics would be at least 100 times less than the cost to deal with these pandemics.
- We are yet to identify some 1.7 million viruses that exist in mammals and birds. Out of these, 50 per cent have the potential or ability to infect humans.
- About 20% of rural children have no textbooks at home.
- In Andhra Pradesh, less than 35% of children had textbooks, and only 60% had textbooks in Rajasthan.
- More than 98% had textbooks in West Bengal, Nagaland and Assam.
- 3% of rural children’s are not enrolled in schools compared to 1.8% last year.
- In 2018 about 36% of rural households with school-going children had smartphones.
- Today that figure had spiked to 62%.
- About 11% of families bought a new phone after the lockdown, of which 80% were smartphones.
Daily Mains Mantra
GS 2: Polity
- What do you understand by laïcité in French constitution? Compare and contrast with Indian secularism.
GS 2: IR
- Examine the implication of deepening of India- US Defence relationship on India and the world. [Reference: The Hindu]
- What are multi-lateral export control regimes? [Reference: Wikipedia]
- Is US on wane as a super power? [Reference: The Hindu]
GS 3: Economy
- Land use change is the primary trigger of pandemics like corona. Discuss. [Reference: Science Daily, DownToEarth, DownToEarth, Tropenbos]
GS 3: Science and Tech
GS 3: Security
- India is building one of the largest centralised FRT surveillance systems in the world called the National Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS). What are its possible applications? Why civil society is concerned about use of such technology without much debate. [Reference: DownToEarth]
GS 4: Ethics