October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (09-09-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Cabinet increases Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for Rabi crops for marketing season 2022-23 READ MORE.
  2. Supreme Court Collegium recommends names of 12 additional judges for appointment as permanent High Court judges READ MORE
  3. Give rivers their rights, activists tell IUCN World Conservation Congress READ MORE
  4. What is ‘Right to Sit’, the Tamil Nadu bill that mandates seating facilities for shop workers? READ MORE
  5. Modi govt approves PLI scheme worth Rs 10,683 crore for textiles sector READ MORE
  6. PM Modi launches key education initiatives for ‘education revolution’ READ MORE

Main Exam  

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Back at school: The nascent reopening of schools can be sustained with a commitment to safety READ MORE
  2. Order, order: An unnecessary confrontation with the judiciary has held up much-needed tribunal reforms READ MORE
  3. Justice for women of law READ MORE
  4. Have SC’s attempts to depoliticise police inadvertently led to a weakening of federalism? READ MORE

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. School lockdowns in India have robbed a generation of upward mobility. READ MORE
  2. Himachal: Institutional Casteism in Hiring of Cooks for Mid-Day Meals READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. India’s presidency of the UNSC fortified our role in world affairs READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. The economic reforms — looking back to look ahead: The fundamentals need to be set right with a focus on human capital, technology readiness, and productivity READ MORE.
  2. NBFC regulation needs to be strengthened READ MORE
  3. CEA stokes hope amid Asian gloom: India’s economic growth is expected to be higher than the pre-COVID19 level. READ MORE
  4. Balanced asset monetization: The govt must assess the plan since it has several pluses and minuses. READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Over 90% of districts in India now face arid conditions. READ MORE
  2. Green hydrogen, a new ally for a zero-carbon future: It holds promise as an alternative, truly clean fuel and in aiding the world’s decarbonisation goals READ MORE
  3. How India’s food systems must respond to the climate crisis, READ MORE
  4. India confronts increased rain-deficiency, climate migration READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Learning and not suffering settles karma READ MORE
  2. What is Patience READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. What do you understand by ‘Green Hydrogen’? Discuss the benefits and challenges involved in its production.
  2. ‘India’s presidency of the UNSC has reinforced that India continues to play an important role in world affairs’. Comment.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.
  • It is high time to catch up with the rest of the world by going in for clean energy, decarbonising the economy and adopting ‘Green hydrogen’ as an environment-friendly and safe fuel for the next generations.
  • Governments should end their populist indulgence of unsafe behaviour in public spaces to prevent community-level spikes that can jeopardise the nascent return of schooling.
  • The narrative of Indian agriculture has to be changed towards more diversified high-value production, better remunerative prices and farm incomes. It must be inclusive of women and small farmers; it must be nutrition-sensitive, environment friendly and sustainable.
  • India should also aim for a food systems transformation, inclusive and sustainable, ensuring growing farm incomes and nutrition security.
  • There is no doubt that our presidency of the UNSC has once again reinforced the fact that India continues to play an important role in world affairs.
  • India’s ed-tech market is thriving, but millions of children still don’t access online education. Physical classes must resume, or else learning gaps may become impossible to reverse.

50-WORD TALK

  • Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel deserves applause for letting the law take its course in his father’s case. In an ideal world, such a show of propriety wouldn’t merit a special mention. As it is, public expectations from politicians are low. Baghel has raised the bar for those holding public offices.

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 is in the news, you should do map work (marking those areas in maps and 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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