Daily Practice Sheet 31 October 2020
- October 31, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPS
On this day
To commemorate the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, National Unity Day is being celebrated on October 31 across the country.
Daily Prelims Topic
- Star Campaigner
- Model Code of Conduct
- New Wage Code
- Public Affairs Index
- Horizontal Quota
- Homi Bhabha
- National Unity
- Agean Sea
- According to State of Global Air 2020India is the worst-polluted country in the world. India, with 83.2 microgramme per cubic metre (μg/m3), had the highest population-weighted annual average PM2.5 exposures in 2019.
- The World Health Organisation Air Quality Guideline puts this value at 10 μg/m3.
- The State of Global Air 2020report also shows that over 90 per cent of the world’s population experienced annual average PM2.5 concentrations that exceeded WHO standards.
- The top five polluted countries in the world are India (83.2 μg/m3), Nepal (83.1 μg/m3), Niger (80.1 μg/m3), Qatar (76 μg/m3) and Nigeria (70.4 μg/m3).
- The 10 countries with the lowest exposures (less than 8 μg/m3) are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States.
Daily Mains Mantra
GS 1: History
- Discuss the contribution of Sardar Patel to national integration.
- Discuss the challenges to national unity and integrity.
GS 2: Polity
- What do you understand by cabinet committees? What role they perform in government functioning.
- Do you think it is time to scrap sedition law? Critically examine Supreme Court interpretation of sec 124A.
GS 2: Governance
- Assess the effectiveness of lok Ayukta in controlling corruption. [Reference: Economic Times, Business Standard]
- Air pollution problem in India is basically a governance problem. Do you agree? [Reference: DownToEarth]
GS 3: Economy
- Soil is the largest carbon sink. Improving soil organic carbon levels is necessary for both food security and environmental sustainability. In this context, discuss various methods of carbon sequestration.
- What are carbon credits? Do you think they can be a viable strategy to mitigate climate change?