26.11.21 Daily jPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Govt to rope in National Geographic to promote Jharkhand globally   The Jharkhand government has decided to rope in the National Geographic Channel (NGC) to promote the state internationally as a tourist destination. The cabinet on Thursday gave its nod to a proposal in this regard made by the state information and public relations department. The NGC will make four … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the need of expension of India’s Foreign policy canvas in a post pandemic world.

At one level, a new global tax is being worked upon. The objective is not only to establish a minimum corporate tax regime but also a system where certain profits of large companies will be taxed where they are generated. Carve-outs to suit specific requirements are being carefully negotiated.  Separately, carbon border levies are being … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss the challenges India faces in making it a digitally enabled Society.

Covid-19 has exposed the deep faultlines that hobble India’s transition towards a more digitally enabled society. During the pandemic, several essential services, ranging from access to healthcare services – including vaccines – to education, livelihoods, and rations — have felt the effects of unequal distribution of technology in the country. With increasing inequalities and the … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss the challenges India’s Defence challenges in the wake of two fronts war.

. Given the key geostrategic challenges, emanating from the threat of two-front war (against China and Pakistan combinedly), India faces the complex threats and challenges spanning the full spectrum of conflict from nuclear to sub-conventional. Thus, required reorganisation of the armed forces for effective and efficient utilisation of its resources. Meanwhile, the Chief of Defence … Read more

DMPQ- “Farm reforms must be oriented towards minimising risk and increasing returns for farmers.” Elaborate.

At the height of the farm protests, the ideologically charged rhetoric that the new farm laws would result in a corporate takeover of Indian farms led to the toppling of Reliance cell towers in Punjab. Soon afterward, Reliance issued an official statement that the company had no interest in entering the farm sector. The result … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss how New Education policy, 2020 can transform India’s Higher Education.

. Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) have shown a consistent growth in both the quality and the quantity of research in the past decade. India currently ranks third globally in terms of the total research output, accounting for 5.31% of the total of research publications. Of three aspects — education, knowledge generation (research and development) and … Read more

DMPQ- The spread and speed of the destruction caused by climate change presents India a policy dilemma regarding Energy sector.” Elaborate.

The events of the past month have caught even the most alarmist of climate scientists by surprise. In China, 1.2 million people were displaced in the province of Henan by what was reported as a “once in a 1,000-year downpour”. In Russia, the Siberian city of Yakutsk, better known for its subzero winter temperatures faced … Read more

DMPQ- Do you agree that disruptions in parliament demands for extention of working days ?

. Disruption is replacing discussion as the foundation of our legislative functioning. The passionate debate that should inform the country is taking place everywhere other than in Parliament. Lok Sabha has had a simple code of conduct for its MPs since 1952. Earlier, the rules required MPs not to interrupt the speech of others, maintain … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss how formation of ministry of cooperation will help India’s cooperative sector.

. Cooperatives, as an organic idea and an organisational platform, are relevant, if re-imagined and implemented skilfully. Carving out a ministry for cooperation must be understood in the context of the cooperative sector’s immense transformative powerthat has not been optimally realised so far. The objective of the new ministry isto strive towards creating a legal, … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss how Abnormal Weather incidents, caused by global warming have the potential to give rise to various global scale pandemic.

In the summer of 2016, a heatwave washed over Europe, thawing permafrost in the north. In the Arctic soil of Siberia, bacteria began stirring—anthrax, to be specific. The thawing, shifting ground exposed a reindeer carcass buried and frozen in 1941. The anthrax spores from the body found their way into the top layer of soil … Read more

DMPQ- Despite India being self sufficient in food production, still faces huge hunger crisis. Discuss the causes of India’s Hunger problem specially mentioning Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report.

.  India was home to the largest number of undernourished people in the world even before the Covid-19 pandemic. The latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report, released jointly by five UN organisations in July, reveals that the pandemic and failure on the part of state to … Read more

DMPQ- “India is facing the challenge of aging out Thermal power plant.” Elaborate . Also mention the risks associated with older power plants.

As part of the Union Budget addressfor 2020-21, the Union Finance Minister said that the shutting down of old coal power plants, which are major contributors to emissions, will aid the achievement of India’s Nationally Determined Contributions. Since plants older than 25 years make up around 20% of the total installed thermal capacity in the … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the diplomatic counter measures India needs to face the challenge of China in it’s Eastern border.

. The agreement for mutual disengagement of troops by China and India at the friction point of Gogra in eastern Ladakh is a step forward forrestoring the status quo ante of April 2020 (Galwan Clash), when Chinese forces made a series of preplanned intrusions across the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Including Gogra, Galwan and … Read more

DMPQ-Covid pandemic has shrunk the global trade and economy and in order to come out of this challenge global cooperation will play significant role.” Elaborate.

The devastating impact of Covid-19 pandemic has shrunk the world economy by 4.4% and global trade by 5.3%; job losses have been estimated to be to the tune of 75 million. Around the world, countries have responded to pandemic-induced shortages with protectionist reactions and nationalist aspirations with the potential to disrupt complex cross-border supply chains. … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the need of Urban job safety net in the wake of devastating job loss after covid- 19 lockdown.

During the pandemic, governments all overthe world faced the difficult choice ofsaving lives versus protecting livelihoods. According to the World Economic Outlook report of April, 2021 of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), almost all countries, except China, experienced economic contraction last year. The global GDP shrunk by 3.3%. India’s GDP fell by 8%. As per … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss how Artificial Intelligence can bolster India’s efforts towards Digital governance. Also mention the challenges associated with it.

. In recent years there has been the proliferation of digital adoption across India, facilitated by the government’s focus on the JAM Trinity (Jan DhanAadhaar-Mobile) to create a digital identity for each citizen. From an internet penetration of just 4% in 2007, India currently covers nearly 55% of the population, and is slated to reach … Read more

DMPQ- . Afghanistan’s takeover by Taliban presents great danger to India’s Security. Discuss India’s options to deal with this challenge.

. Afghanistan has been plunged into chaos after the Taliban took overin the wake of the pullout of American forcesfrom the country. It not only ensured a swift Taliban advance across Afghanistan but also a peaceful surrender of Kabul. Reports from the provinces point to gross human rights abuses by the Taliban. Ifthe newTaliban dispensation … Read more

DMPQ- MSME’s (Micro,small and medium sized enterprises) Are key to India’s goal of 5 trillion dollar Economy. MSME’s access to credit is very important in this regard.” Elaborate.

. The Prime Minister’s dream of a USD 5-trillion Indian economy by 2025 along with effective financial inclusion and sustainable economic outcomes is premised on investment from both domestic and foreign investors. Government expenditure can only provide a stimulus, but cannot alone take India to PM’s goal. For domestic private investments to happen,the role of … Read more

25.11.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

  JHARKHAND Jharkhand’s rich culture, traditions on display at IITF The State Government celebrated Jharkhand Day at the Jharkhand pavilion of the ongoing India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The speakers at the fair threw light on the State’s nature and rich tribal culture. The speakers said that the social environment, … Read more

DMPQ- . Explain why Lok Sabha speaker’s impartiality in the house is vital for the functioning democracy.

The Office of the Speaker occupies a pivotal position in our parliamentary democracy. It has been said of the Office of the Speaker that while the members of Parliament represent the individual constituencies, the Speaker represents the full authority of the House itself. He/She symbolizes the dignity and power of the House over which he/she … Read more

DMPQ- “To Achieve the ‘Sustainable developmental Goals’ (SDG’s) set by United Nations India needs the localization of Development model.” Discuss.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global effort that has one major objective — achieving a better future for all. To achieve these global and national targets, localisation is a crucial lever. It correlates how local and State governments can support the accomplishments of the SDGs through bottom-up action, and how the SDGs can provide … Read more

24.11.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

  JHARKHAND State to procure 8 lakh metric ton paddy this year   Jharkhand government’s department of food, public distribution and consumer affairs aims to procure approximately 8 lakh metric ton paddy from the state’s farmers this year. In 2020, the state had procured a little over 6 lakh metric ton paddy during the Kharif season. In October this year, … Read more

23.11.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND State has potential for mini food parks: Patel Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries and Jal Shakti, Prahlad Singh Patel said Jharkhand has ample potential for mini food parks, if the State Government submits a proposal for setting up mini food parks in State, the Ministry will look into this. The Union … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss how getting big businesses to make strategy against the climate change is the key to fight the challange.

. The latest IPCC report released in August,2021 has issued “a code red warning to humanity”. Its main message is that the Earth is rapidly deteriorating, there is no getting away from climate change and this is happening because of human “influence.” While it cautions about extreme weather events like heat waves, heavy rainfall, floods, … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss the important steps required to make cyclone resilient planning for India.

The severe cyclones, Tauktae and Yaas, which battered India earlier this year, made landfall on the country’s western coast, Gujarat, and the eastern coast, Odisha, respectively. Both storms caused massive damage to infrastructure, the agricultural sector, and houses. Around 2.5 million people were evacuated to cyclone shelters and relief camps in these two States. The … Read more

DMPQ- Do you agree to ensure justice India needs to conduct caste census ?

The caste system is India’s nemesis and has severely restricted the country’s ability to realise its immense potential and become a great nation in science,technology, knowledge, art, sport and economic prosperity. Studies suggest that 94% of marriages are endogamous; 90% of menial jobs are performed by the deprived castes, whereasthis figure isreversed in white-collarjobs. This … Read more

DMPQ- Discuss the challenges of Higher Education in Regional languages. Also suggest some measures to deal with these challenges.

In India, teaching and learning have largely been in foreign languages whereas Indian languages have never got the much deserving importance in the field. However,the National Education Policy, 2020 (NEP, 2020) has emphasized the use of regional languages for instruction at the primary and higher education levels. With regard to this, the All India Council … Read more

DMPQ- Dropping out of schools of girls is the biggest challenge India is facing . State the causes of problems . Also suggest some measures to solve this challenge.

. For the past few decades, Indian women have taken a great stride in all fields of activity. Yet, a lot remains to be achieved. Indian women excelled in the Olympic Games for India. There is no reason for it to be otherwise in any other field, especially education, given the right support. As a … Read more

DMPQ- . Explain the significance of women’s education in order to make india an empowered and inclusive society.

. Women’s Education play a significant role in making a country inclusive and empowered society in more than one ways. Higher Social Return: The global average for the private rate of return (the increase in an individual’s earnings) with just one extra year ofschooling is about 9%, while the socialreturns of an extra year ofschool … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss how food fortification can play crucial role in dealing with India’s nutritional challenges.

The Prime Minister emphasised the need to ensure “poshan” (nutrition) to the country’s women and children. He announced that, by 2024, rice provided to the poor under any government scheme — PDS, mid-day-meal, anganwadi — will be fortified. Leveraging science to attack the complex challenge of malnutrition, particularly forlow-income and vulnerable sections of the society, … Read more

DMPQ- Martial rape is an indignity to women. Discuss the issues associated with Martial rape exception.

. A recent case in Chhattisgarh High Court hasreignited the debate about non-criminalisation of marital rape. Even though many legal amendments have been done in criminal law forthe protection of the women, the noncriminalization of marital rape in India undermines the dignity and human rights of women. Not with standing this, the discrepancies and failings … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss the significance of BRICS organization in the changing geostrategic world. Also mention the challenges associated with the success of this Organization.

. The 13th BRICS summit 2021 is set to be held in digital format under India’s chairmanship. This plurilateral grouping comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is chaired by turn. India held the chair in 2012 and 2016 too. The grouping succeeded up to a point but it now confronts multiple challenges. It … Read more

21-22.11.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

  JHARKHAND Enrollment in schools rose in 2021 despite Covid-19 crisis: ASER survey   Despite the Covid-19 pandemic crippling school education for almost two years the number of six to 14 years old students enrolled in Government schools rose by over 2 per cent in Jharkhand from 2018 to 2021, the latest Annual Survey of … Read more

20.11.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

  JHARKHAND   Jamshedpur improves its ranking in Swacch Survekshan 2021   Jamshedpur City has improved its position to 12th at the national Swachh Survekshan Awards. In 2020, it ranked 13th. The awards were given out at Delhi’s Vigyan Bhavan. The event titled ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’ was organised by the Union ministry of housing and … Read more

19.11.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

  JHARKHAND Defence Industrial Corridor Project In Jhansi Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor project in Jhansi. Highlights: ? The Defence Industrial Corridor project is estimated to cost Rs 400 crore. ? The central government hopes to establish strategic independence with this endeavour. ? On … Read more

DMPQ- “Enforcing Contracts is the key to India’s Ease of Doing Business”. Elaborate.

. One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s key initiatives after taking charge in 2014 was to rapidly boost India’s global ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB). The war-like mission was taken up with efficient coordination by the Prime Minister’s Office, driven energetically by the then Secretary DIPP Amitabh Kant with concerned … Read more

DMPQ- . Do you agree that monetizing public assets a good Idea to revive the economy ? Discuss the challenges associated with it.

Recently, the government has released the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP), a document listing the various public assets that will be leased out to private companies over the next four years. The government believes that monetising under utilised public assets will bring in almost Rs. 6 lakh crore to the government and help build new infrastructure … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss the important reforms required for India Agriculture sector in Post pandemic time.

The postmodern approach to agriculture is premised on sustainability i.e Sustainable Agriculture(SA). It makes use of most modern technology and integrates modern management methodologies, it is also involved with producing agricultural products of high economic value. The types and techniques of post-modern agriculture are fairly wide in scope. The choice of agricultural products, improvements to … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss the need of revitalizing Affirmative action for marginalized communities in the wake of issue of reservation in NEET exam .

. Recently, the government has been lauded for introducing reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examinations and the decision has renewed debate on caste census and again brought the debate on affirmative action in the limelight. The affirmative action programme that was envisaged during the founding moments … Read more

DMPQ- India’s Pharma sector has played very significant role in making it the pharmacy of the world, but it still lacks in innovation and research and development. Suggest some measures to improve India’s Pharma sector.

The Indian pharma industry operates at scale, and we are leaders in the global generic world. The Indian pharmaceutical market is estimated at $40 billion and pharma companies export another $20 billion. However, this is a miniscule portion of the $1.27-trillion global pharmaceutical market. India ranks third worldwide for pharmaceutical production by volume, but only … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss the necessary measures to deal with air pollution caused by stubble burning.

Currently, paddy cultivation is in full swing in the Indo-Gangetic plains, which cover the Indian States of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. The same farmers who are toiling hard to bring food to our plates will soon engage in the highly unhealthy practice of stubble burning, a common sight in Indian paddy waste management. Though … Read more

DMPQ- Explain how Srilanka’s Current economic crisis pose a great danger to India’s Economy .

India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy towards Sri Lanka had resonated with Sri Lanka’s ‘India First’ foreign and security policy in 2020. India is Sri Lanka’s third largest export destination, after the US and UK. More than 60% of Sri Lanka’s exports enjoy the benefits of the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement, which came into effect in … Read more

DMPQ- . Evaluate the role of hydrogen energy in achieving the goal of zero carbon Economy.

In this energy-driven world, shift from heavy carbon-based fossil fuels to low carbon fuels (like natural gas) and Renewable Energy (RE) like Solar, Wind, Hydro, Nuclear, etc. would be instrumental in achieving our decarbonisation goals. The key issue lies in the mode of energy storage and transporting in a clean way. There are two ways … Read more

DMPQ- Critically evaluate the govt’s plan to privatize the public sector banking.

It has been reported that while addressing the NCAER-organised India Policy Forum 2021, the Finance Secretary, TV Somanathan, said that the government continues to work on its stated position that most of the public sector banks will be eventually privatised. In fact, he was responding to a suggestion by Montek Singh Ahluwalia that the government … Read more

DMPQ- . Discuss how PLI scheme for Textile Sector is going to boost India’s Textile Sector.

The Indian textile and apparel sector, with $37 billion exports and $85 billion domestic consumption, is one of the largest employers in the country. Every $1 billion additional exports in apparel manufacturing can create 1.5 lakh new jobs. If we capitalise on the current China-plus-One opportunity, Indian exports will grow in double digits for the … Read more

18.11.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Missionaries’ contribution to J’khand’s education pivotal: CM Hemant Soren   Chief minister Hemant Soren  praised the contribution of Christian missionaries towards imparting education among the tribal communities of Jharkhand. For years, the missionaries have played a pivotal role in providing education to the tribal people of the state. In my opinion, the missionaries contribute as much as 50% … Read more

17.11.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

  JHARKHAND Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv To Happen In Jhansi   Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv will be held from November 17 to November 19, 2021, as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.’ Highlights: Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv will happen in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) will devote many initiatives to the … Read more

16.11.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND State IMA for Haryana model of Clinical Establishment Act The Indian Medical Association (IMA), Jharkhand chapter on Sunday expressed its concern over implementation of centrally-framed Clinical Establishment Act in the State without any amendments and without considering the local limitations. As per IMA secretary, there are several stringent provisions as per the Act which … Read more

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