October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (30-07-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelims and Mains

  1. Scheme for promoting education in rural areas READ MORE
  2. Cabinet Approves Amendment to DICGC Act READ MORE
  3. India set for record steel consumption as economy begins to revive READ MORE
  4. SAFAL for CBSE students, Vidya Pravesh for preschoolers: Modi launches schemes on 1 year of NEP READ MORE
  5. Digital payments up 30.2% in FY21: RBI data READ MORE
  6. Jaipur’s Amagarh Fort: history, and factors leading to current conflict READ MORE
  7. Parliament Passes Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill To Strengthen Child Protection; Empower District Magistrates To Authorise Adoption Orders READ MORE

Main exam 

GS PAPER- 1

HISTORY

  1. Indus Waters Treaty is worth preserving READ MORE

SOCIETY

  1. Does India’s population need controlling? READ MORE

GS PAPER- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Equal Opportunity Commission READ MORE
  2. One nation, one police is a reform that is long overdue READ MORE
  3. Lok Sabha strength to be increased to 1,000 from 543? Here’s how it can be done READ MORE

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. India urgently needs a caste census – so why isn’t the Modi government allowing one? READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Shared values: On India and the U.S. READ MORE
  2. India-US tie-up: use Quad to the best READ MORE
  3. Behind the smiles: Afghanistan’s shadow on Indo-US relations READ MORE
  4. India’s integrated check posts are boosting regional connectivity but challenges remain READ MORE

GS PAPER- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. The importance of UN Model tax negotiations READ MORE
  2. Disinvestment delay may affect revenue inflow READ MORE
  3. Make-in-India must ‘make for the world’ READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Tiger conservation: India’s strides and challenges READ MORE
  2. India’s leopard count jumps 63% in just 4 years READ MORE

SECURITY

  1. What a military takeover by the Taliban could mean for Afghanistan READ MORE

GS PAPER- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. In the interest of the public: Compulsory vaccination is legal and does not violate anyone’s fundamental rights READ MORE
  2. Let’s take time out to be a friend to others READ MORE
  3. The politics and ethics of surveillance READ MORE

Questions for MAIN exam

  1. Cyber-weapons are becoming the weapon of choice not only during a conflict but even during peace-time. In this context, analyse the nature and cope of threats from cyber-weapons.
  2. Do you think that the government should come up with compulsory vaccination policy for COVID-19 while keeping the larger public interest in the view? Give justification.
  3. ‘Peace and stability in multi-ethnic and diverse societies can only be ensured through coexistence, consensus and inclusion’. Comment.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Cyber is often touted as the fifth dimension of warfare — in addition to land, sea, air and space.
  • With the advent of cyber weapons such as Pegasus, technology which is perceived as a friend could well become a matter of despair.
  • All advances in technology tend to be a double-edged sword
  • With their use not only during a conflict but even during peacetime, matters have reached a tipping point.
  • State governments have the authority to mandate vaccines under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, which allows them to prescribe regulations to prevent the spread of an epidemic disease.
  • Several state governments have passed Police Acts that are against Supreme Court verdict on police reforms. Centre too has failed to legislate a model Act.
  • India can play a pivotal role in ensuring fair and equitable distribution of taxing rights in bilateral treaties.
  • While increased protection has encouraged tigers to breed, it has also led to migration from the safety of reserves.
  • India and the US need to have tacit understandings on digital commerce, technology, taxation, tariffs, and tradein order to beable to steer the global trade discourse.
  • Peace and stability in multi-ethnic and diverse societies can only be ensured through coexistence, consensus and inclusion.

50-WORD TALK

  • Controversy over name-calling in a ‘non-meeting’ of the IT parliamentary committee is unfortunate. These committees were envisaged to scrutinise government’s policies and legislative proposals in a non-partisan way. By political grandstanding in meetings, law-makers are failing in their duty to ensure executive accountability. They must strengthen, not undermine, parliamentary democracy.
  • The Supreme Court has acted correctly by proposing a new system of electronically transmitting bail orders directly to prisons to ensure those jailed are released the same day. This should end the abhorrent police tactic of delaying the release of prisoners by booking the person under another, sometimes dubious, charge.
  • The government decision to extend Covid containment measures until 31 August is wise. Although India’s cases have fallen from the second wave peak, they’ve plateaued obstinately for 37 days, causing serious concern. With slow vaccination and opening up, infection data should be watched closely to avoid a possible third wave.

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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