October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (30-09-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. PM chairs 38th PRAGATI Meeting READ MORE
  2. Court’s power of contempt can’t be taken away even by legislatures, Supreme Court observes READ MORE
  3. Nepal introduces third gender category in latest census READ MORE
  4. Days after IUCN event, Macron proposes killing of 110,000 wild birds in France READ MORE
  5. Mid-Day Meal scheme renamed PM Poshan READ MORE
  6. Gurjars and Rajputs stake claim over Mihir Bhoj READ MORE

Main Exam   

GS Paper- 1

1. What do we do about the hate and violence in our society? READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. A fund without a care for the RTI: The Government’s claim that the PM CARES Fund is not a public authority is unacceptable READ MORE
  2. A scheme before its time: On digital health mission READ MORE
  3. The IT Rules fail the test of constitutionality READ MORE

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Covid and containment worsened women’s mental health, increased food insecurity in India READ MORE

 INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Quad v AUKUS: Anglos & Alliances – India, Japan don’t enjoy the cultural affinity shared by English-speaking Western countries READ MORE
  2. India-US strategic ties should be reassessed READ MORE
  3. New momentum for Quad READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Agriculture a better bet for Eastern India READ MORE
  2. The big bank idea: India needs more efficient financial entities READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. No Free Lunch: Climate Change Will Briefly Boost Agri Output – And Crop Disease READ MORE
  2. CoP26 progress: China, South Africa boost climate action momentum, but global ambition remains inadequate READ MORE

SECURITY

  1. Tackling the Maoists: On Left Wing Extremism READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Satyagrah is the only road to Ram Rajya READ MORE
  2. Finding freedom from hate READ MORE
  3. It Is the Need of the Hour To Understand Police Brutality in India and Take Action READ MORE
  4. Peace, Not Happiness READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘The Northeast is a zone of immense potential, which is yet to be fully tapped and would lead to India’s economic development’. Comment.
  2. ‘India’s efforts to rise as an economic and military power will be seriously constrained by its lacklustre performance in R&D and technology development’. Examine the statement.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.
  • A digital health mission needs to get all the fundamentals of the ecosystem right.
  • There is judicial consensus that they lack statutory backing and harm freedom of speech and expression.
  • The debate on whether the creation of AUKUS, a defence partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, strengthens or weakens Quad, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue between Australia, India, Japan and the US, will rage on.
  • Peace shouldn’t be mistaken as the absence of distressing thoughts, emotions or dominating desires. It is rather a perfect state of equanimity and joy more profound and eternal.
  • The formation of the Quad is no consolation, and the AUKUS has only made things worse. India has to seriously reassess its strategic ties with the US.
  • The Northeast is a zone of immense potential, which is yet to be fully tapped and would lead to India’s economic development.
  • Banks will grow in size with a growing economy, and some will grow faster than the others, but India is unlikely to have four or five banks of SBI’s size over the next several years.
  • India’s efforts to rise as an economic and military power will be seriously constrained by its lacklustre performance in R&D and technology development.

ESSAY TOPIC

  • Satyagrah is a force against violence, tyranny and injustice.

50- WORD TALK

  • The India-US bilateral relations are not at a high nor have they hit the nadir. For 20 years, India breathed relatively easy because of the American presence in Kabul. The formation of the Quad is no consolation, and the AUKUS has only made things worse. India has to reassess its strategic ties with the US. The US is robustly pursuing an anti-China strategic game in the Indo-Pacific.

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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