September 25, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (03-09-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Prime Minister’s Dream of TB Free India by 2025 READ MORE
  2. Baghjan oil well fire: new panel to assess damages READ MORE
  3. Long wait for a Deputy Speaker for Lok Sabha READ MORE
  4. Explained: Reading US Supreme Court’s refusal to block Texas anti-abortion law READ MORE
  5. IMF allocates $17.86 billion to India under SDR READ MORE
  6. Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa launch cenbank digital currency scheme READ MORE

Main Exam  

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Subversion of truth: Central agencies and police being misused to redraw political equations READ MORE
  2. How did the makers of the Indian Constitution view patriotism for Indian citizens? READ MORE
  3. Early life nutrition and future educational outcomes: Findings from ICDS READ MORE

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. A perspective on Indian healthcare READ MORE
  2. The Long Shadow of Hunger in India READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Noble intentions: The UN must ensure that the Taliban uphold human rights and give up terror tactics READ MORE
  2. India at the Bled Strategic Forum READ MORE
  3. Taliban challenges the Indian policy READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Is monetising public assets a good idea? The challenge is in structuring the complexity of contracts with private players READ MORE
  2. How can India’s economic recovery be sustained — and accelerated? READ MORE
  3. RBI and G-secs market READ MORE
  4. A scrappage policy just for the record READ MORE

 

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Net zero emission can’t halt climate change READ MORE
  2. Need urgent pollution policy: High density of air pollutants leads to low life expectancy READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  1. Breakthrough challenge: Vaccine makers should move to make vaccines for the Delta variants READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Life’s a procession of unexpected opportunities READ MORE
  2. No ground for grieving READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘A scrappage policy has many advantages, but the Scrappage Policy 2021 will not deliver them as it impractical’. Examine the statement.
  2. The National Commission On Air Quality Management faces multiple challenges in addressing the problems of Air pollution in the NCR and adjoining areas. Substantiate with examples.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • The truth is not always beautiful nor beautiful words are the truth.
  • While it has decided to embark on talks with the Taliban in Doha, it must continue to play that role on the world stage.
  • A country like India, in spite of being a major vaccine producer in the pre-pandemic era, has only now managed to get production lines to deliver one crore vaccines a day.
  • The Indian government is coordinating and executing a round-the-clock evacuation of not just Indians but also nationals of other countries from Afghanistan.
  • Policy support is needed to nurture the drivers of growth and sustain the recovery process.
  • The central bank currently needs all its powers to support the government in the ongoing crisis. Control over the G-sec market is critical in order to discharge many of its key functions such as management of systemic liquidity, regulating foreign exchange market and maintaining financial stability.
  • There is a limited window of opportunity for India to leverage the current ongoing realignment of global supply chains and progressively onboard both manufacturing and services entities.
  • To combat climate change, agriculture, industry and consumption patterns need to be radically overhauled.
  • The economic crisis created high levels of unemployment and a lack of food and basic rights like healthcare and education for a large mass of people. Co-ordinate collective action to declare and treat climate change as an urgent political issue and pressing national security and civilisational threat.

50-WORD TALK

  • The status of the national animal is reserved for wild and endangered species. The cow is not. Allahabad High Court remarks on the cow are a needless intervention. The Directive Principles of the Constitution has enough on cow protection. We don’t need more fuel to what is an already inflammable situation.
  • SAS Geelani’s death is the last blow to the growing irrelevance of Hurriyat politics in Kashmir. This vacuum creates a space for mainstream political parties to reclaim the support of the disenchanted Kashmiri youth. It also presents an opportunity for New Delhi to begin a new template for political engagement.

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 map work (marking those areas in maps and also exploring other geographical locations nearby including mountains, rivers, etc. same applies to the national places.)
  • For economy-related news (banking, agriculture, etc.) you should focus on terms and how these are related to various economic aspects, for example, if inflation has been mentioned, try to relate with prevailing price 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 occur 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 to your writing.
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