Daily Practice Sheet 6 October 2021
- October 6, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPS
Daily Practice Sheet
6 October 2021
Daily Prelims Topic
- Rajkumar Shukla
- Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi
- Babu Chotelal Shrivastava
- Hollwell Monument Removal Movement conducted by Netaji in 1940 at Calcutta
- Coal Shortage Choking Thermal Power Plants
- 14% coral reefs lost since 2010
- Sabarmati River
- Sri Lanka’s inorganic transition to organic farming
- Public Debt
- The anti-defection law
- Nobel Prize in Physics 2021
- Transfer of High Court Judges
- Voluntary Safety Reporting System
- 13th Amendment to Sri Lankan Constitution
- Ayushman Bharat PM- JAY
- The State of World’s Children Report
- Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U)
- Moody’s upgraded India’s sovereign rating outlook
- Microfinance Institutions
- Senkaku Islands
- As per RBI’s consultative document notes, 31% of microfinance is provided by NBFC-MFIs, and another 19% by SFBs and 9% by NBFCs.
- India’s public debt (combined liabilities of the Central and State governments) to gross domestic product (GDP), at constant prices, increased to a record high of 100.86 per cent in 2020 as against 76.86 per cent in 2014, as per the data from the Reserve Bank of India.
- India has become the most indebted nation after Brazil and Argentina among the emerging market economies. In South Asia too, India is the most indebted after Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Interestingly, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, and Russia have low debt-to-GDP ratios with 2.46 per cent, 19.35 per cent, and 19.48 per cent respectively.
- According to the UN, over 82.4 million people were forced to leave their homes in 2020 and more than 20 million of them are refugees. Over 200,000 of these refugees are currently in India.
Daily Mains Mantra
GS 1: Geography
- Land is at the core of fighting desertification and climate change. In this context, discuss land as a most important resource.
- What is desertification? Discuss factors responsible for it.
- What are springs? Discuss the importance of Himalayan springs. [Reference: DownToEarth, Economic Times]
GS 2: Polity
- Discuss the need for a refugee law in India. [Reference: Indian Express]
- Do you think Anti-defection Law has achieved its desired purpose? [Reference: Indian Express, Economic Times]
GS 2: IR
GS 3: Economy
- Micro finance has proven to be an effective tool for poverty reduction. In this context, critically analyze RBI’s Consultative Document on Regulation of Microfinance. [Reference: The Hindu]
- A large public debt forces the adoption of tax and spending policies that result into higher taxes and reduced services. Analyze. [Reference: Business Line]
- Public borrowing produces different effects on the economy. Examine. [Reference: Business Line]
- Is India’s public debt a cause of worry? How can it be made sustainable? [Reference: Business Line]
GS 4: Ethics