September 24, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (20-09-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Ministry of Law and Justice launches Pan-India Special Campaign for Justice Delivery at doorstep READ MORE
  2. 2 lakh people died in road accidents in 2020: NCRB READ MORE
  3. Punjab gets its first Dalit Chief Minister in Charanjit Singh Channi READ MORE
  4. IISc researchers find a way to substitute for single-use plastics READ MORE
  5. Explained: How are Humboldts different from other penguins? READ MORE
  6. World’s longest expressway between Delhi and Mumbai to open in March 2023: All you need to know READ MORE
  7. Rajasthan Assembly passes bill to register child marriages, BJP protests READ MORE
  8. Anti-tank missile completes all trials READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. A spike: On records and COVID-19 vaccination coverage- India must prioritise vaccines to States and districts that are at greatest infection risk READ MORE
  2. India’s Judicial System Must be Adapted to Society’s Practical Realities; Must be Localised: CJI Ramana READ MORE
  3. Why India needs ‘good’ urbanisation READ MORE

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Rape in India: Women are vulnerable, unsafe, and deprived of agency READ MORE
  2. In the pandemic, more Indian children are falling victim to online grooming for sexual exploitation READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. The problem in the West READ MORE
  2. View: Quad nations need to coordinate their messaging to pose a serious challenge to China READ MORE
  3. Quad gets a stepbrother- US has now formed AUKUS to energise regional connectivity to counter China READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Explained | What is the need for a ‘bad bank’? READ MORE
  2. The relative income, subjective well-being connect: A key policy lesson would be to pursue a strategy of shared growth through remunerative employment READ MORE
  3. Structural changes in GST: Correction to revenue-neutral rate must not be delayed READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Explained | Why is it difficult for India to get to net-zero? READ MORE
  2. India’s Palm Push in A&N Islands Puts ‘Atmanirbharta’ Before Real Self-Sufficiency READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Empathy through education: Social and educational learning is not ‘fluff’; it is an important goal in education READ MORE
  2. National R&D labs bring livelihoods to Odisha’s poorest district READ MORE
  3. One way to know God and access his wisdom READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. The learning process is a social and emotional experience. In this respect, discuss the significance of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) mentioned in India’s National Education Policy (2020).
  2. ‘Instead of relentless pursuit of income growth, more attention must be given to a strategy of shared growth through remunerative employment in order to enhance well-being’. Discuss the statement.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is a success.
  • Instead of positioning vaccine drives as opportunities to set vacuous records, the Centre must prioritise vaccines to States and districts that are at greatest infection risk and follow up with vaccine makers to speed up and make good on their commitments.
  • A key policy lesson would be to pursue a strategy of shared growth through remunerative employment.
  • Instead of the relentless pursuit of income growth, more attention must be given to a strategy of shared growth through remunerative employment in order to enhance well-being.
  • Social and educational learning is not ‘fluff’; it is an important goal in education.
  • Social and Educational Learning is foundational for human development, building healthy relationships, having self and social awareness, solving problems, making responsible decisions, and academic learning.
  • For a true partnership, the United States must understand India’s concerns to the West. It is in the west that India confronts a military-controlled Pakistani establishment, which beliefs in using terror and religious extremism.
  • The demand for equality by women creates insecurity in a patriarchal, conservative, male-dominated society and can result in the expression of violence against the same women who do not conform.
  • The geopolitics of Asia-Pacific is becoming zestful. Something fundamentally changed in the co-relation of forces following the US’ defeat and exit from Afghanistan.
  • India should be wary of China using the ‘cabbage tactic’ in the Indian Ocean region the same way it tries to grab islands in the South China Sea.
  • Biofortification is the most sustainable and cost-effective means to provide the needed nutrition through food rather than food supplements, assert senior officials of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

50-WORD TALK

  • China has big plans to co-opt the Taliban in its design to securitise the Badakshan border, insulating it from ETIM which the Taliban say has exited from Afghanistan. China will have two strategic corridors to the Indian Ocean, one through Af-Pak and the other via Myanmar, ironically both astride India’s flanks. It is not inconceivable that it could have a third avenue, this to the Indo-Gangetic heartland through the proposed China-Nepal Economic Corridor.
  • Good urbanisation is crucial to delivering economic justice for women, children and Dalits. Poor quality urbanisation has meant men-only migration, leaving the women with all the hard labour of farm work, raising the children, and looking after in-laws, while having virtually no recourse to health services, or to even emotional support of the spouse.

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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