September 27, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (05-11-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Centre cuts excise duty on petrol by ₹5, diesel by ₹10 READ MORE
  2. Climate risks remain even if world limits warming to 1.5°C: UNEP report READ MORE
  3. Endangered lesser florican rescued in Maharashtra’s Solapur READ MORE
  4. New study proposes expansion of the universe directly impacts black hole growth READ MORE
  5. US Puts Pegasus Spyware Maker NSO Group on Trade Blacklist for ‘Malicious Cyber Activities’ READ MORE
  6. India, Indonesia and Philippines Join Coal Transition Programme READ MORE

Main Exam  

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. On dealing with false criminal cases: Investigating officers should ensure that no innocent individuals have to suffer the rigours of the law READ MORE
  2. A court order for the ages: Pegasus verdict provides an answer to question of privacy READ MORE
  3. What we need to fix our judicial system READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Social Justice Matters | Is the electoral system in India unjust to Dalits? READ MORE
  2. Gender and social disparities: What India’s achivement of 1 billion vaccine doses doesn’t reveal READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Batting for ‘One South Asia’ makes more sense: When it comes to climate change, India’s ideas would pack more punch if they have a clear road map for the region READ MORE
  2. How China’s new border law can affect India READ MORE
  3. Unleashing the Indo-ASEAN growth potential READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. The recovery toolkit: On tax policy and economic recovery READ MORE
  2. Making ARCs bankable: RBI panel highlights banks’ role in ARC failure, need for correction READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY  

  1. Explained: Climate change in 11 charts READ MORE
  2. Shadow of poverty on India’s climate goals READ MORE
  3. Are India’s Parliamentarians Starting to Understand Our Rivers? READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  1. India’s 5G leap is about powering tomorrow: The revolution that 4G technology ushered in can be enhanced but the nation cannot gloss over the digital divide READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. What is real prosperity? READ MORE
  2. Code Of Ethics Under The Information Technology Rules, 2021 – Stay Orders By The High Courts Of Bombay And Madras READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘In the current geopolitical landscape, India and ASEAN can position themselves as front-runners in terms of relocation of value and production chains’. Comment.
  2. ‘In India, economic policies have created greater income inequality and poverty, whereas environmental policies have failed to conserve and enhance the resource base of the country’. Examine the statement.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.
  • When it comes to climate change, India’s ideas would pack more punch if they have a clear road map for the South Asia region.
  • India must reorient its strategy towards an ecologically sustainable pathway. There is no space in the world for another China.
  • In the current geopolitical landscape, India and ASEAN have the opportunity to position themselves as front-runners in terms of relocation of value and production chains.
  • There is a lot for us to worry about on the border front if Xi Jinping follows Mao’s ‘Contradiction’ theory with regard to India.
  • Economic policies have created greater income inequality and poverty, whereas environmental policies have failed to conserve and enhance the resource base of the country. Their convergence or integration benefits each other in realising both economic development and environmental conservation.
  • If the weaponisation of religion continues apace, the subcontinent may plunge into prolonged social strife.
  • Indian elections are a remarkable feat for a new democracy. Yet, the country’s marginalised castes continue to get a raw deal when it comes to their representation, and the system of reserved constituencies is flawed at best.
  • The revolution that 4G technology ushered in can be enhanced through 5G but the nation cannot gloss over the digital divide.
  • Economic policies have created greater income inequality and poverty, whereas environmental policies have failed to conserve and enhance the resource base of the country.

50- WORD TALK

  • WHO granting emergency approval to Covaxin is big relief. The long wait, data requests and speculation didn’t help the cause of a much-needed vaccine that was, unfortunately, rushed through initially. While that’s a lesson, Bharat Biotech-ICMR should be proud of Covaxin and scale up production to help India vaccinate everyone.

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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