September 25, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (29-07-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelims and Mains:

  1. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) READ MORE
  2. Benefit of Crop Insurance READ MORE
  3. Explained: How resolution ‘pre-packs’ for MSMEs can speed up insolvency cases READ MORE
  4. As told to Parliament (July 28, 2021): Bihar has the lowest score on SDG index READ MORE
  5. India has 500 million tonnes of gold ore reserves: Govt READ MORE
  6. Tropical forests losing capacity to cycle carbon and water, finds new tracking system READ MORE

Main exam  

GS Paper-1

SOCIETY

  1. The Supreme Court is right on begging READ MORE
  2. Is it really a good idea to count India’s population digitally? READ MORE

GS Paper-2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Probing Pegasus: On Bengal ordering inquiry into snooping row READ MORE
  2. Oxygen for fiscal federalism: A special rate could be levied to the States to enable them to raise more resources during the pandemic READ MORE
  3. To reopen schools, India must go local READ MORE
  4. Centre can’t be a spectator in inter-state dispute READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  1. The vision of the National Education Policy must be served by its implementation READ MORE
  2. How NEP can transform higher education in India READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. China Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosts Taliban, calls them ‘pivotal force’ READ MORE
  2. West Asia: The parable of two Mohammeds and what it means for India READ MORE
  3. Afghanistan turmoil: Peace only through talks READ MORE

GS Paper-3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Farm reforms must be oriented towards minimising risk and increasing returns for farmers READ MORE
  2. Industry 4.0 is not a zero-sum game READ MORE
  3. Behind the numbers: India’s policymakers need more timely unemployment data READ MORE
  4. After Three Decades of Market Reforms, Where Does India Stand Compared With Bangladesh and China?READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. The new normal climate: India needs to focus on adaptation READ MORE
  2. The Government Is Effectively Helping Industries Bypass Environmental Safeguards READ MORE

SECURITY

  1. To deal with China on LAC, India must downsize and restructure the armed forces READ MORE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  1. How Effective are Embankments in Controlling Floods? READ MORE

GS Paper-4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Japanese education spells holistic development: It begins from scratch with elementary schools playing a vital role in trying to create mindful and responsible citizens READ MORE
  2. Let us practise charity in its true spirit READ MORE
  3. The Supreme Court is right on begging READ MORE
  4. Spotlight on the homeless: Humane approach essential for uplift of the poor READ MORE
  5. Making learning easier, enjoyable READ MORE

Questions for MAIN exam

  1. Elementary school curriculum can play a tremendous role in building courteous and mindful societies. In this respect, explain the role played by schools in creating responsible citizenry.  
  2. Empowering schools to make decisions will require giving them greater expenditure discretion and it will be an opportunity to involve local governments in school functioning. Analyse the statement.
  3. ‘The progress and development of any nation is directly dependent on skilled manpower and the spirit of innovations’. Comment.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Investment in education yields both private and social returns.
  • Education is everything that expands our capabilities — as individuals and as society.
  • Moral education includes norms that define socially responsible and considerate behaviour towards everyone including nature.
  • Elementary school curriculum can play a tremendous role in building courteous and mindful societies.
  • Unlike the West, Japan is a collectivist society. Working as a group and group harmony is fundamental to this society.
  • The general belief that one wins only when the group wins, generates equitable and united societies.
  • Moral education includes norms that define socially responsible and considerate behaviour towards everyone including nature.
  • Breaking the territorial trap, of envisioning ‘fixed’ and mutually exclusive forest reserve area could be a good place to start.
  • The evolutionary nature of public policy needs to be recognised and accepted while attempts are being made to implement NEP.
  • Posterity will celebrate this time in India’s history as far as educational transformation is concerned, if we are able to make efforts to implement the National Education Policy 2020.
  • India cannot afford to ignore the costs of prolonged school closure. Local innovation with parents as partners is the path forward.
  • Modern education systems must be conscious that both nature and nurture contribute to personality development and individual characteristics.

50-WORD TALK

  • IMF says India’s economy will grow 9.5 per cent this year. Looks good, but here’s a reality check. It will merely restore our GDP to where it was two years ago. We can’t be smug. We can’t invite a third Covid wave with complacency again. Pace of vaccinations must accelerate.

Things to Remember:

  • For prelims related news try to understand the context of the news and relate with its concepts so that it will be easier for you to answer (or eliminate) from given options.
  • Whenever any international place will be in news, you should do a map work (marking those areas in maps and also exploring other geographical locations nearby including mountains, rivers etc. same applies for the national places.)
  • For economy related news (banking, agriculture etc.) you should focus on terms and how these are related with various economic aspects, for examples if inflation has been mentioned, try to relate with prevailing prices rises, shortage of essential supplies, banking rates etc.
  • For main exam related topics, you should focus on the various dimensions of the given topic, the most important topics which occurs frequently and are important from the mains point of view will be covered in ED.
  • Try to use the given content in your answer. Regular use of this content will bring more enrichment in your writing.
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