October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (06-09-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Karbi Agreement – another milestone in PM’s vision of “Insurgency free prosperous North East”: Shri Amit Shah READ MORE
  2. Explained: Crypto banking and decentralized finance READ MORE
  3. Behind Deforestation, Another Threat Looms – a Kyasanur Forest Disease Outbreak READ MORE
  4. Drug debacle: Endangered vulture population still under threat READ MORE
  5. Only locals in Ladakh to get ‘Resident Certificate’ READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. From 1931 to 2021, the caste question persists READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. The judicial role in improving lawmaking: Rushed laws, rendering Parliament a rubber stamp, sacrifice core ideals of a constitutional democracy READ MORE
  2. The debate on representation READ MORE
  3. Anti-conversion laws violate right to equality READ MORE
  4. Securing the Judicial System from Political Retribution READ MORE

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. The NEP child: Future learners of India READ MORE
  2. Stress on ‘learning’ in learning schools READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Reaching out to the ‘undesirables’: Conflict resolution is not always a morally black-and-white business, as the example of the Taliban shows READ MORE
  2. Understanding the foreign policy doctrine of the Biden era READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. National monetisation pipeline betrays narrow outlook READ MORE
  2. Explained: Crypto banking and decentralized finance READ MORE
  3. Monetisation and the rights of states READ MORE
  4. Another IBC fix? Regulator’s proposal for code of conduct for creditors deserves scrutiny READ MORE
  5. India’s GDP & fiscal situation seem back on track. Reforms must continue to build confidence READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Over 900 species of animals have become extinct according to latest IUCN Red List READ MORE
  2. Air pollution: European countries making strides, but others lagging behind READ MORE
  3. Behind Deforestation, Another Threat Looms – a Kyasanur Forest Disease Outbreak READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  1. India ranked lowest for digital competitiveness in the last three years, report shows READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Create golden moments through self-realisation READ MORE
  2. What the rise of extremism means for the world READ MORE

Questions for MAIN exam

  1. Any intervention by judiciary in law-making process affects the principle of separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution. Critically analyse with reference to rushed law-making process in the Parliament and calls for intervention by judiciary to intervene.
  2. Higher numbers and greater visibility of women in courts can reduce inherent systemic blindness to questions of gender. It can open the door for alternative, inclusive legal perspectives and interpretations. Comment on the statement.
  3. ‘COVID-19 hastened the spread of digital education but the biggest challenge is to ensure learning in schools’. Discuss the statement.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • There is always an easy solution to every problem: neat, plausible and wrong.
  • COVID-19 hastened the spread of digital education but the biggest challenge is to ensure learning in schools, and transform each one of these into a learning school.
  • The flaws in the collegium selection process for appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts that make it amenable to opacity, arbitrariness and executive influence, and demonstrates how it has led to lopsided representation of judges from dominant social groups and High Courts in the Supreme Court.
  • India deserves a modern, transparent, fair, democratic and objective system for selecting our High Court and Supreme Court judges in line with our Constitutional ethos.
  • In a rule of law democracy, no State action should be allowed to take shelter behind the feudal history of arbitrary judicial appointments that are beyond review.
  • The pandemic has provided an opportunity to push ahead the disinvestment agenda as the government needs to garner additional resources to finance additional expenditure and welfare spending.
  • Higher numbers and greater visibility of women in courts can reduce inherent systemic blindness to questions of gender. It can open the door for alternative, inclusive legal perspectives and interpretations.
  • Digitalisation is the future for rail technologies when it comes to improving operations and passenger experience while also encouraging green mobility.

50-WORD TALK

  • The Constitution grants freedom of religion as a fundamental right. Yet despite this, over the years, there have been several incidents of religious intolerance. According to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, these laws, based on concerns about unethical conversion tactics, generally require government officials to assess the legality of conversions only from Hinduism, and penalise the people.

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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