September 25, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (02-08-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelims and Mains

  1. PM to launch digital payment solution e-RUPI on 2nd August READ MORE
  2. New Polyhouse Technology for Horticulture CROPS READ MORE
  3. Pakistan finalises Bill to grant new status to Gilgit-Baltistan: report READ MORE
  4. Indian Army, Chinese PLA set up hotline in North Sikkim region READ MORE
  5. India Assumes Presidency Of UN Security Council For A Month READ MORE
  6. Moving away from traditional practice, more paddy farmers in Punjab taking to DSR technique READ MORE

Main exam  

GS PAPER – 1

GEOGRAPHY

  1. India: The country of all seasons READ MORE

GS PAPER – 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Election quotas: Reducing public policy on social inequalities to reservations is an exercise in political cynicism READ MORE
  2. Parliament must discuss people’s concerns READ MORE
  3. New ministry to spur cooperative reforms READ MORE
  4. In authoritarian regimes, political institutions may look democratic even when they are not READ MORE
  5. Justice Delayed is Still Justice Denied READ MORE
  6. Constitutional Challenges to Sedition Law Amid Rising Cases READ MORE

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. What India@75 needs: Education and skills, rather than freebies READ MORE
  2. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: The Tipping Point In Rehabilitation READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. India is losing out in Afghanistan READ MORE
  2. JCPOA: A Bridge too far? READ MORE

GS PAPER – 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. A cycle of low growth, higher inflation: Unless policy action ensures higher demand and growth, India will continue on the path of a K-shaped recovery READ MORE
  2. ExplainSpeaking: How IMF cutting India’s growth forecast will impact RBI’s monetary policy READ MORE
  3. Explained: How India’s aviation market is changing with new players READ MORE
  4. Securing India’s fiscal health: Govt should prepare for medium-term challenges READ MORE
  5. Cryptocurrencies need new rules and tools. We need to design more forward-thinking laws READ MORE
  6. 30 Years of Economic Reforms – A Saga of Growing Inequalities READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Nauru: Seabed Setback READ MORE
  2. Rewilding: Mass restoration or wishful thinking? READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  1. The draw of space and nuclear technologies: It remains to be seen whether the new ventures of Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates will strike a chord and benefit mankind READ MORE

GS PAPER – 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Diversity and inclusion are sources of strength READ MORE
  2. Let go of all that is causing negative emotions READ MORE

Questions for MAIN exam

  1. The Indian economy is in a vicious cycle of low growth and higher inflation unless policy action ensures higher demand and growth. Analyse.
  2. What are the advantages of nuclear energy? Discuss the challenges associated with use of nuclear energy.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
  • Unless policy action ensures higher demand and growth, India will continue on the path of a K-shaped recovery.
  • Reducing public policy on social inequalities to reservations is an exercise in political cynicism.
  • The impact of climate change on financial stability is debilitating. RBI’s steps, though a little late are welcome.
  • Second-generation reforms require careful deliberation, effective implementation, and accommodative politics.
  • India should seek a stable Afghanistan that is not hostile to it and let Afghans decide the nature of their polity.
  • China’s relations with Central Asian states are becoming close, despite the influence of Russia. In this geographic sweep, China is bound to make a play for Afghanistan which is the missing piece as yet. That is where Indian eyes should be focused above all else.
  • The growth of the cooperative movement in the country has not been free from turbulence. Apart from disagreements within, financial irregularities and undue control and interference of the governments are identified as inhibitive factors.
  • India has a complicated legal system. Cases get transferred from inferior to superior courts, fresh arguments and evidence must get presented, and dates are assigned after long gaps, sometimes of a year.

ESSAY TOPIC

  • Diversity and inclusion are sources of strength.

50-WORD TALK

  • The growth of the cooperative movement in the country has not been free from turbulence. Apart from disagreements within, financial irregularities and undue control and interference of the governments are identified as inhibitive factors. Though largely funded and managed as private members’ enterprises, the cooperatives are required to obtain too many approvals from the government for their business.
  • The new order by the Jammu and Kashmir CID to deny travel documents and government jobs to people with adverse police reports isn’t the way to win the hearts and minds of an already troubled population. Police reports don’t confirm guilt. Rule of law can’t be overlooked for national security.

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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