18 May, 2020

  • GSI - Hybrid/Online program
  • Centre throws open all sectors to private players + Govt. hikes borrowing limits for States by 5% (Indian Economy) (Economic stimulus for COVID-19)
  • 'Punjab farmers' to go for direct seeding of rice (Polity and Governance) (Major crops and cropping pattern)
  • Getting India back to the Afghan high table + 'India must not give Taliban legitimacy until it joins intra-­ Afghan talks' (International Relations) (Afghan peace talk)
  • Question of the Day

Prelims Quiz

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    CENTRE THROWS OPEN ALL SECTORS TO PRIVATE PLAYERS; GOVT. HIKES BORROWING LIMITS FOR STATES BY 5%   

    As part of 5th tranche, the Finance Minister has come out with 7 measures for providing employment, support to businesses, Ease of doing business and improving access to Education and Health.

    • Increase in allocation for MGNREGA
    • Health Reforms & Initiatives
    • Technology Driven Education with Equity post-COVID
    • Ease of Doing Business through IBC related measures
    • Increase in threshold for invoking IBC for the Corporate
    • Special insolvency resolution framework for MSMEs
    • Halt on IBC Proceedings
    • Decriminalisation of Companies Act defaults
    • Direct listing of Indian Companies in Foreign Jurisdictions
    • Understanding ADR/GDR/IDR
    • Public Sector Enterprise Policy for a New, Self-reliant India
    • Support to State Governments

     

    PUNJAB FARMERS’ TO GO FOR DIRECT SEEDING OF RICE

    As the labour shortage is imminent owing to exodus of migrant labourers amid the ongoing lockdown, farmers in Punjab seem all set to go for direct seeding of rice (DSR) this khairf season, moving away from the traditional practice of sowing nursery and then transplanting it.

    • Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR)
    • Advantages of DSR technique
    • Alternative method of paddy planting
    • Less time consuming
    • Less labour intensive
    • Saving Irrigation Water
    • Advantages of Conventional technique

     

    GETTING INDIA BACK TO THE AFGHAN HIGH TABLE – ARTICLE

    After a bitter electoral battle, the top leadership in Kabul has reached a settlement that will bring Abdullah Abdullah into the government with President Ghani as the President of the High Council for peace and national reconciliation, expected to lead the intra-Afghan dialogue with the Taliban. As we see Taliban increasingly asserting itself (both power and territory), it is important for us to know the trajectory which India follows.

    • India Should engage with Taliban
    • Unstable Afghanistan in present times
    • Future not with Ashraf Ghani
    • India not part of High Table discussions on Afghanistan
    • Advantage Pakistan – India was kept out of talks
    Comments

    Muskan Arya 6 months ago

    Sir, 
    If there is lesser leaching of nutrients in the DSR technique and reduced incidence of nutrient deficiency then the rice crop will be more nutritious as compared to the plantation one. This will be one of the advantages of the sowing method. However, the 4th practise MCQ does not take this aspect into account. Can you please clarify this aspect.
    thank you.

    ADITYA SAXENA 6 months ago

    It would be good idea to compile all the measures taken in 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' into a single pdf document and upload it. Kindly implement this suggestion if feasible

    Deepanshu Bansal 6 months ago

    Sir why SEBI wants to move to direct listing of indian companies in foreign jurisdictions? What is the problem in the current framework despite having proper secure system to halt the default?

    Dharmendra Kumar 6 months ago

    Sir, If there is lesser leaching of nutrients in the DSR technique and reduced incidence of nutrient deficiency then the rice crop will be more nutritious as compared to the plantation one. This will be one of the advantages of the sowing method. However, the 4th practise MCQ does not take this aspect into account. Can you please clarify this aspect. thank you.

    Rau's IAS, Delhi 6 months ago

    @Muskan Arya

    Very good question!

    Iron is a micro-nutrient. It is generally not the limiting mineral in the soil. Practically there has be no observation that DSR rice is more nutritious that conventionally grown rice. 

    But your observation from the DNS lesson is spot on!! keep it up. 

    Keep leaning with the same keenness. :)







    Rau's IAS, Delhi 6 months ago

    @ Dharmendra Bansal


    Very good question!

    Iron is a micro-nutrient. It is generally not the limiting mineral in the soil. Practically there has be no observation that DSR rice is more nutritious that conventionally grown rice. 

    But your observation from the DNS lesson is spot on!! keep it up. 

    Keep leaning with the same keenness. :)








    Rau's IAS, Delhi 6 months ago

    @ Aditya Saxena

    Good Suggestion. We shall work on this. 

    Rau's IAS, Delhi 6 months ago

    Deepanshu Bansal 

    To increase the ease of resource mobilization and ease of doing bussiness by the private sector.

    Vaishnavi H P 6 months ago

    Hello sir,
    Please help me understand how DSR helps in recharging groundwater. By not irrigating the field intensively?
    Thank you.

    Pavithraj kalavara 6 months ago

    Sir, 
    Direct listing of equity share of Indian companies on foreign jurisdiction ..it means allowance of only Indian companies to purchase equity share on foreign jurisdiction or may even allow foreign companies in Indian jurisdiction...

    Pavithraj kalavara 6 months ago

    @ vaishnavi p 

    If I m not wrong
    In traditional method rice cultivation utilized nearly 3000-5000 Lt of water per hectare . this much water provided either through canal or bore well .over utilisation of water ..
    in case DSR this much amount water may not required ultimately conserve water and in turn recharge ground table



    Nirmal Das 6 months ago

    Queries on Answer of the Q.4 prelims quiz dated 18.05.20;
      Why option C is not correct?
    As DSR technique providing optimum seed rate, then obviously productivity should increase compare to traditional rice cultivation...
    Please explain