October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (06-08-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelims and Mains:

  1. Pulichintala project hydaulic gate washes away due to heavy discharge READ MORE
  2. No plan to house Indian military base on Agalega island: Mauritius READ MORE
  3. Scientist develops human-based models to study neurodevelopmental disorders READ MORE
  4. Govt buries retrospective tax, introduces Bill to amend Income Tax Act READ MORE
  5. Parliament approves Air Quality Bill to curb pollution in Delhi-NCR READ MORE

Main exam:  

GS Paper- 1

  1. The intersection of caste and gender READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Not always fair game: On online gambling: Historical knowledge, sensitivity and an accommodative spirit need to accompany any dialogue and negotiation READ MORE
  2. Not always fair game: On online gambling: State must guard against zealous paternalism while seeking to curb activities online READ MORE
  3. All eyes on the police: Be it NE clash, or Asthana’s appointment, it’ll be interesting how events unfold READ MORE

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. India’s godowns are overflowing. So why are people starving? READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Afghanistan: How Did They Think It Would End? READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. What changed after the economic tsunami that hit India in 1991? READ MORE
  2. The post-Covid economic recovery READ MORE
  3. Avoid arbitrary regulation: RBI’s micro-management of corporate lending must end READ MORE
  4. Can bitcoin help Indians hedge against rising inflation? READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Managing water, the Denmark way READ MORE
  2. Re-negotiate Indus Treaty with Pakistan in light of climate change: Standing Committee on Water Resources READ MORE
  3. IPCC report on climate science: 5 things to watch for READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Not really a game of sportsmanship READ MORE
  2. Mahabharat lessons for sportsmen and fans READ MORE

Questions for MAIN exam

  1. ‘Good intentions do not always make for good legislation.’ Analyse the statement with appropriate and relevant examples.
  2. Discuss the reasons why despite being self-sufficient in the production of major food commodities, problems of hunger and food insecurity are grave in India?

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Effective policies can help India tackle not just water stress but also reduce greenhouse gas emission substantiall.
  • It is the spirit and not the form that keeps justice alive.
  • Infrastructure had always been the preserve of the public sector. This changed and the private sector was invited to participate, to get into public-private partnerships and end the government’s monopoly.
  • With low and uncertain incomes, families’ dependent on the informal economy do not have assured access to adequate and nutritious food. The pandemic has only aggravated this longstanding problem.
  • Despite being self-sufficient in the production of major food commodities, problems of hunger and food insecurity are grave in India because of widespread economic distress, high unemployment and high levels of inequality.
  • The sharp increase in food insecurity points to an urgent need for the government to establish systems for regular monitoring of the food security situation in the country and to universalise access to the public distribution system, at least during the pandemic.
  • The fate of India’s girls’ rests on a transformation in social attitudes. Without this merely having a more robust legal architecture won’t be enough to tackle violence against women and girls.
  • The government’s intention to become an exporthub while creating world-class products for the global markets and generating millionsof jobs is well received. However, the challenge is to overhaul the regulatory compliance regime.
  • Technology is necessary to provide public services to large populations in an efficient mannerand that comes with both risks and rewards.

 50-WORD TALK

  • Modi government must be commended for deciding to bury the retrospective tax amendments, even if under pressure and seven years too late. This toxic tax hurt India’s reputation for fair play and the delay in scrapping it only made it worse. Disputes spawned by it should now be settled swiftly.
  • Two years since the Constitutional changes, Jammu & Kashmir shows relative calm on the ground. Security forces and L-G’s administration have managed the situation with equanimity. But resentment and alienation continue to fester. Modi government must quickly restore statehood and hold elections to address people’s anxieties and sense of hurt.

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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