08 June, 2020

  • Swarms of extremism (Polity & Governance)
  • China's internal pressures are driving Xi's tough stance on border (International relation)
  • Addressing the elephant in the room (Environment & Ecology)
  • FB needs stricter policies on misinformation (Polity & Governance)
  • Question of the Day

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    SWARMS OF EXTREMISM 

    This article highlights the importance of collective swarm intelligence in Honey Bees. However, such kind of swarm intelligence is lacking in Human beings leading to Extremist political movements

    • Swarm intelligence in Honey Bees
    • Swarm intelligence in human and peculiar effectiveness of extremist political movements

     

    CHINA’S INTERNAL PRESSURES ARE DRIVING XI’S TOUGH STANCE ON BORDER

    This article focusses on different dimensions related to Indo-China Border dispute.

    • Why the current situation on the Line of Actual Control is unusual.
    • Possible reason for attempt by china to violate LAC and create tension
    • What has to be India's response?

     

    ADDRESSING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

    The news last week about a pregnant elephant having her mouth blown caused outrage on social media. But author presents the counter narrative.

    • What are the reasons behind increasing Animal-Human conflict ?
    • What are the current challenges that the farmers face?
    • what are the solutions?

     

    FB NEEDS STRICTER POLICIES ON MISINFORMATION

    In a controversial post, President of United States of America, Donald Trump had used language (protesters being referred to a ‘thugs’ and ‘when looting starts, shooting starts’) that has evoked strong responses from social media giants like twitter. However Facebook has refused to take any action against the posts saying it is committed to the cause of free speech. In response a number of researchers have opined that Facebook needs to adopt stricter policies against misinformation.

    • Background: Black Lives Matter Movement
    • Anti-fake News/Anti-Misinformation Strategies
    • Issues with these strategies
    Comments

    Vinit 4 weeks ago

    We are sure Question 2's paragraph is not visible to human beings. Lol

    Vaishali sharma 4 weeks ago

    Rau's ias team is doing great work....i m in first year of my graduation...since last 20 days i m consistently watching DNS and my knowledge base is expanding..

    Arun Mathews George 4 weeks ago

    Question 2's paragraph has been erroneously added with the answer explanation for Question 3 

    Arun Mathews George 4 weeks ago

    Update: Question no 6' explanation: ' Out of 8 Union Territories 3 have Rajya Sabha representation (Delhi, Puducherry and Jammu & Kashmir)

    Sindhu 4 weeks ago

    sir presently there are 8 mem from union territories in rajya sabha

    ANKURGOYAL 4 weeks ago

    ISIR PLZ HELP IN THIS DOUBT RELATED TO GALWAN VALLEY? MY DOUBT IS: IS IT IN AKSAI CHIN REGION OR IN LADAKH? ....DIFF SRCS ARE INCONCURRING

    ALSO, IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GALWAN VALLEY AND GALAN REGION?

    FEW DAYS BACK IN MCQ: GALWAN REGION WAS SHOWN LAYING TO THE WEST OF AKSAI CHIN



    Vishal Gohil 4 weeks ago

    Aksai Chin is claimed by India traditionally and thus question 1 becomes really really controversial. I think Ladakh should be the answer as per the Indian map.

    Radjou S 3 weeks ago

    the explanation given with videos are more understandable .. please continue with same sort of explanation