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2nd June 2022

QUIZ - 2nd June 2022

5 Questions

5 Minutes

Mains Question:

Q1. Suggest measures to sustainably manage the crop residues that enable sustainable agricultural production system. (150 words)

Approach

  • Introduction- crop residue burning in India
  • Impact on human and environment
  • Technologies in India (Agricultural machines such as Zero till seed drill and Happy Seeder)
  • Identify gaps and challenges
  • Suggest some efficient measures
  • Conclude accordingly

Editorials

Context:

There has been a intense and persistent crisis in the fairness of administering the death penalty in India for many decades, now that has been acknowledged in judgments of the apex court, by former judges, lawyers and researchers etc. at the heart of the crisis, there are several concerns regarding arbitrariness in sentencing procedure and mere consideration of relevant information about the accused in the court room.

Is it justifiable?

  • If yes, then why?
    • Retribution- One of the key principles of retribution is that people should get what they deserve in proportion to the severity of their crime. This argument states that real justice requires people to suffer for their wrongdoing and to suffer in a way appropriate for the crime.
    • Deterrence - By executing convicted murderers, would-be murderers can be deterred from killing people. 
    • Closure: It is often argued that the death penalty provides closure for victims' families.
  • If not, then why?
    • Questionable: The statistical evidence doesn't confirm that deterrence works. Some of those executed may not have been capable of being deterred because of mental illness or defect.
    • The risk of executing the innocent persists: There are certain risk of misinterpretation of the evidences and instances of false case, increases the risk of executing innocent persists.
    • Morality: It is seen as inhumane. Thus, the morality of the death penalty is debatable.
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