Daily Practice Sheet 4 October 2021
- October 4, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPS
Daily Practice Sheet
4 October 2021
Daily Prelims Topic
- Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985
- Capital Expenditures and Revenue Expenditures
- Tech Repository For Digital Services
- Optimum Water in Reservoirs
- Amazon’s Astro ‘robot on wheels’
- Marine heatwaves during winter
- Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)
- Foreign Portfolio Investment
- Sardine Run
- Eat Right campaign
- Legal Guarantee of MSP
- Pandora Papers
- Round Tripping –
- Shell Companies
- e-SHRAM portal
- Area Frame Establishment Survey (AFES)
- Tax Havens –
- Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion
- Brahmaputra Heritage Centre
- Linking cess with govt borrowing
- Landslip Warning System
- Higher the central bank gold reserves, lower the sovereign credit risk
- The informal/unorganized sector in India accounts for roughly half of the total value added in the economy (52.4 per cent in 2017-18), and employs around 90 per cent of the labour force.
- The last Agriculture Census for 2015-16 placed the total “operational holdings” in India at 146.45 million.
- National Statistical Office’s Situation Assessment of Agricultural Households (SAAH) report for 2018-19. It pegs the country’s “agricultural households” at 93.09 million. In short, India officially has anywhere from 90 million-plus to almost 150 million farmers.
- Food wastage in India exceeds ₹ 1-lakh crore
- The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’ report, estimates that around a tenth of the global population was undernourished last year.
- But the proportion of the undernourished population declined from 21.6% during 2004-06to 15.4% during 2018-20.
Daily Mains Mantra
GS 2: Polity
- Who is a farmer? Has agriculture failed to take into account changing nature of Indian agriculture? [Reference: Indian Express]
GS 2: IR
GS 3: Economy
- Trace India’s long journey from chronic food shortage to surplus food producer. What lessons it has for other developing nations? [Reference: The Hindu]
- There is a need to re-imagine food systems in the wake of climate change and declining biodiversity.
- Discuss the dichotomy between informal and formal informal parts of the economy. [Reference: Indian Express]
- Distinguish between tax avoidance and tax evasion. Explain round tripping in this context.
GS 4: Ethics