October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (25-10-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. India’s First Banni Buffalo IVF Calf Born READ MORE
  2. Is genetically modified rice grown in India? READ MORE
  3. What is ‘conscious possession’ of drugs? READ MORE
  4. China’s new law ‘formalises’ its LAC actions READ MORE
  5. Leopardess released back into the wild READ MORE

Main Exam   

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. It’s time for regulation READ MORE
  2. Quasi-judicial bodies: Inordinate delay in appointments defeating their purpose READ MORE
  3. NCB is high on NDPS — the law with loopholes. Rhea Chakraborty to Aryan Khan READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. A new vision of the education system READ MORE
  2. Avoid jail for drug users, seizure of small amounts: Social justice ministry READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. How Palestine is distinct, de-linked from India’s Israel policy READ MORE
  2. Indian aid and flag need to touch down in Afghanistan. ‘Influencers’ are already flying in READ MORE
  3. India Needs Independent Foreign Policy to Exert Influence in Afghanistan: New Delhi’s participation in the Troika Plus initiative meeting with the Taliban in Moscow has failed to get the desired results READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Intellectual property rights and wage inequality READ MORE
  2. Peanut penalty and reputation risks for banks READ MORE
  3. The Bad Bank, good intentions and bad lending READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY  

  1. Explained | Why is India facing bouts of extreme weather? READ MORE
  2. In Glasgow, all eyes on 2030: COP26 must focus sharply on reducing emissions till 2030, rather than on net-zero 2050, which is too distant a goal READ MORE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  1. No lessons learnt from past flood disasters READ MORE

SECURITY

  1. Artificial Intelligence in counter-terrorism READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. To end violence, raise human consciousness READ MORE
  2. The Practice Of Listening READ MORE
  3. Educate to achieve attitudinal changes READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. Do you think the view that PM Gati Shakti will transform Indian infrastructure and logistics to compete with the world’s leading economies? Justify your view.
  2. Discuss the need for the shifting of Agriculture in North India from nutritional security crops to sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • The dramatic developments in Afghanistan have catalysed new geostrategic and geoeconomic concerns for the region.
  • An advisory issued by the National Medical Commission does not offer specific guidelines for changes, puts onus on medical colleges and authors of textbooks alone and has no clarity on how to tackle queerphobia among current set of health professionals.
  • We are violent towards each other because we identify ourselves with different things and have forgotten that we are human beings.
  • We are violent towards each other because we identify ourselves with different things and have forgotten that we are human beings.
  • By shifting from rice to maize and diversifying to fruits and vegetables, farmers can earn more, while practising sustainable farming.
  • It will transform Indian infrastructure and logistics to compete with the world’s leading economies.
  • It is difficult to fully visualise the sheer scale of development and investments planned under the PM Gati Shakti Masterplan. It will be an inflection point in the history of our nation.
  • The harms of social media are coming into view and the solutions for it must involve the best minds of the world.
  • The marginalisation of the Palestinian question in India’s policy has been gradual. If the past is an indication, the EAM will visit Palestine in the future but without going to Israel.
  • The NEP 2020 recommends the integration of academic and vocational knowledge, which indicates the impact of the Gandhian education philosophy.
  • New ways to improve the standard of education need to be adopted for a work culture of intimacy, involvement and best work practices.

50- WORD TALK

  • A close look at the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021, and the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, makes it clear that there is an attempt to assert executive dominance in appointments to the discomfort of the judiciary. While the judiciary and the government indulge in a slugfest over who controls appointments to tribunals and consumer commissions, the consumers continue to suffer. This unpleasant situation must end at the earliest.
  • Along with better forecasts, we need better monitoring and reporting of actual rainfall, water levels in rivers and incidents of landslides. More timely and location-specific forecasts that would enable the disaster management authorities to take the necessary advance actions would help. Such emergency action plans would follow only if there is a functional, accountable and participatory disaster management mechanism in place.

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 main 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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