Daily Five July 17 2017

Daily Five July 17 2017

1. Tips/Tricks

Use case studies to justify your point.

2. Prelims Questions

1) ‘Doklam’ plateau recently in news is a disputed boundary region between-
A) India and china
B) China and bhutan
C) India – China and bhutan
D) Tibet and bhutan

2) The election commission does not supervise or control-
A) Conduct of elections to the offices of president and vice-president
B) Conduct of elections to state assembly
C) The functioning of state election commission, which supervise local body elections
D) None of the above
1. B
Doklam standoff: Why China wants India to stop defending Bhutan
2. C

3. QuickBytes (Use these quotes/figures/facts in your Mains Exam)

The idea of the “String of Pearls” strategy became popular at the beginning of the 21st century. The strategy includes and is maintained by the use of economic, diplomatic, political and military means. By following this strategy, the dragon is trying to achieve maritime dominance in the IOR. The String of Pearls will be especially important in the 21st century since China is trying to accomplish maritime superiority, thus challenging the United States (US) and its position as a global superpower. Every “pearl” in this chain or string represents a sphere of influence which China is securing in harbours and in coastal towns along the shores of the Indian Ocean. The main point of this policy is the strategic placement of these “pearls” with one another in order to make a chain of hubs that can serve as both economic as well as military and intelligence cores in the IOR.

4. RAG topics

A. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries (GS-2)
B. Important Geophysical phenomenon (GS-1)
C. Indian art and culture (GS-1)

5. Today’s Mains Questions

1. What is the importance of “Indian Ocean for India? How does” string of pearl” impact India? Briefly outline the steps should be taken by India to counter this.
{Ans. Indicator: A.IMPORTANCE OF INDIAN OCEAN: important for India’s energy security, mineral rich, strategic area, zone of conflict, fishing site for Indian fishermen etc.
B. Recently China has picked Djibouti to set up its first overseas military base, BrahMos’ adavanced version tested by Army in Andaman and Nicobar was also a reflection of changing dynamics in Indian Ocean}
2. A recent experiment conducted by Scientists indicates that magnitude of co-relation of NE-Monsoon rainfall with EI-NINO condition and Bay of Bengal warming are nearly similar. What do you understand by EI-Nino? How does this phenomenon affect India?
{Ans. Indicator: Recently scientists Said that reasons behind Tamil Nadu floods (2005) were mainly extreme EI-Nino conditions and warming of Bay of Bengal.
Define EI-Nino and give an account of their relevance to India}
3. Write a short note on the following:
a. Kalbelia
b. Kavadi
c. Baul
d. Urumulu
e. Bhand Jashna

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