current-affairs-based-mains-drill-7-november-2020

 

Q.1) Mandatory fortification of edible oil rice with nutrients would prove to be a game-changer in tackling the acute malnutrition problem in India. Critically analyze (250 words)

Why this question?

The Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) has called upon the FSSAI to reconsider its planned fortification of edible oil and rice

Intro:

In brief about FSSAIs plan of fortification

Body:

  • In brief about the fortification
  • Benefits associated
  • Problems associated
    • No scientific basis
    • Problems of overdose
    • Threatening livelihood
    • Biodiversity erosion

Conclusion:

Mention the need for proper scientific analysis before implementation

 

Q.2) What is a Tropical Cyclone? Also explain how it is formed and the favorable conditions required. (250 words)

Why this question?

October 2020 passed without witnessing a cyclonic storm.

Intro:

Mention stats related to tropical cyclone destruction in India

Body:

  • Details about Tropical cyclone
    • Formation
    • Season
    • The area affected etc
  • Mention favourable conditions for a tropical cyclone
  • Mention few recent cylones

Conclusion:

Summarize the above discussion

 

Q.3) Logic and justice necessitate that if the people have the power to elect their representatives, they should also have the power to remove these representatives when they engage in misdeeds or fail to fulfil their duties. Critically analyse. (150 words)

Why this question?

  • The Haryana Assembly passed a Bill which provides the right to recall members of Panchayati Raj institutions to those who elected them and gives women 50% reservation in these rural bodies. Thus the question.

Introduction: Mention the definition of right to recall.

Body:

Significance: 

  • Vertical accountability
  • Check on corruption and criminalisation of politics
  • A free and fair election
  • Engendering direct democracy 

Need

  • Issues with the first-past-the-post system in a democracy
  • The Representation of the People Act, 1951, only provides for “vacation of office upon the commission of certain offences

Concerns: Misuse of right to recall

Conclusion: To encourage the process of the right to recall, legislative change is needed which seeks to introduce recall petitions, for elected representatives in the Lok Sabha and in respective Legislative Assemblies. It is necessary to ensure that a recall process is not frivolous and does not became a source of harassment to elected representatives.