September 27, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (14-10-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. PM launches Gati Shakti- National Master Plan for infrastructure development READ MORE
  2. Fish species found only in the Pacific, discovered in the Bay of Bengal READ MORE
  3. Govt scraps basic custom duty cuts agriculture cess on crude palm, sunflower oil READ MORE
  4. Explained: Why govt proposes to redefine forests, and the concerns this raises READ MORE
  5. Centre enhances powers of BSF; Punjab slams move READ MORE
  6. India’s trade with China set to cross $100 billion in 2021 READ MORE

Main Exam   

GS Paper- 1

  1. Explained: Why Bengaluru is receiving more rains this October READ MORE
  2. Modern women and their troubles READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. CJI Ramana Wants ‘Indianisation’ of the Justice System. What Does That Entail? READ MORE
  2. NHRC’s remit: Human rights body has an incredibly important job. Praising govt is not part of that READ MORE
  3. Bombay High Court POSH guidelines risk silencing victims of sexual harassment READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Healthcare infrastructure needs a check-up: Data passing through the hospital systems and databases must be digitised and harmonised to truly transform the healthcare infrastructure READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. The goings-on in Myanmar: Quad, ASEAN focus on the strife-torn nation at Washington Summit READ MORE
  2. How the US got it all wrong in Afghanistan READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Sowing better to eat better: Agri-food systems need a transformative change for better production, nutrition, environment and life READ MORE
  2. Coal crisis triggers the need for alternatives READ MORE
  3. New public-private partnership: Collaboration in space research will increase opportunities READ MORE
  4. To Maximise Value of Troubled Firms, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Needs More Reforms READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. How smartphones are killing the planet READ MORE
  2. Agenda for CoP26 READ MORE

 SECURITY

  1. The global war on terror grinds along: Notwithstanding some temporary setbacks, the broad contours of terrorism remain much the same READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Enjoy God’s play and remember him with love READ MORE
  2. Nothing is mine READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘The current crisis is an opportunity for the country to cut coal dependence and push renewable energy for the long term’. Comment.
  2. ‘While the IBC has successfully chartered a new era in the history of bankruptcy resolution in India, it needs several reforms to strengthen its supporting role in capital formation and economic growth of the country’. Analyse the statement.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
  • Notwithstanding some temporary setbacks, the broad contours of terrorism remain much the same.
  • Agri-food systems need a transformative change for better production, nutrition, environment and life.
  • Food systems can help combat environmental degradation or climate change. Sustainable agri-food systems can deliver food security and nutrition for all, without compromising the economic, social and environmental bases.
  • Digital sabotage has already entered the armoury of certain terrorist groups.
  • While keeping identities confidential from the media until the verdict has been arrived at may be reasonable, not allowing these judgments to be published without court approval, and restricting access to such information goes against the need for transparency and accountability in the judicial process.
  • India should continue to work closely with the special envoy and the Myanmar government to devise measures for arriving at a regional consensus on dealing with the situation in Myanmar.
  • Nothing can progress without innovation and everything of today exists because of yesterday’s innovation and invention. We need to innovate to accommodate evolving situations and needs and prepare a wonderful place to live in, not only for us but for our future generations as well.
  • Data passing through the hospital systems and databases must be digitised and harmonised to truly transform the healthcare infrastructure.
  • While the IBC has successfully chartered a new era in the history of bankruptcy resolution in India, it needs several reforms to strengthen its supporting role in capital formation and economic growth of the country.
  • If ‘Indianisation’ is to mean the democratisation of the justice system, then the prevailing social and political logic must be democratic too.
  • The energy used to build a single smartphone is equal to the energy required to operate it for about a decade.

50- WORD TALK

  • India’s coal-power crisis reflects poorly on the planning, policy-making abilities of both the central and state governments. India’s recovering economy needs to fire on all cylinders, not grapple with energy shortages. Short-term fixes are necessary but this is another reminder that power sector reforms have a long way to go.
  • PM Modi’s framework of human rights is problematic. Sequencing basic needs first and linking rights with duties amount to their obfuscation and derogation. Invoking India’s image in the context of violations is gratuitous. PM’s message to embrace others’ rights as our duty is well-said. But it’s the government’s duty, too.

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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