October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (10-11-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. President of India Presents Padma Awards READ MORE
  2. UNESCO picks Srinagar as ‘creative city’ READ MORE
  3. Telling numbers: A ranking of countries on drug policies and implementation READ MORE
  4. In just 30 years, marine heatwaves have turned the Great Barrier Reef into a bleached checkerboard READ MORE
  5. Abu Dhabi issues law on divorce, inheritance for non-Muslims READ MORE
  6. Demonetisation, 5 years on: Key economic indicators paint a mixed picture READ MORE

Main Exam   

GS Paper- 1

  1. India must remain safe for diversity READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. The saviour complex of Facebook’s critics READ MORE
  2. “Democracy Means Dialogue, Debate, Discussion…”: People have been brainwashed into accepting a divisive ideology. READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  1. Education for an empowered India READ MORE
  2. How true is India’s hunger ranking? READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Caught in the crossfire: On Indian fisherman death in Pakistan firing READ MORE
  2. Not on the same page: ‘New Quad’ members Israel and UAE have good ties with China READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Global inflation conundrum: RBI should continue the unwinding process READ MORE
  2. Why Demonetisation Is One of the Biggest Economic Disasters Post Independence READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY  

  1. Net-zero presents many opportunities for India — and challenges READ MORE
  2. World Heading for 2.4º C of Warming After Latest Climate Pledges, Analysts Say READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  1. Breaking down the hype around Metaverse: Its commodification in the hands of one corporation could be detrimental to the Web 3.0 decentralisation movement READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Let us welcome the light and awareness in life READ MORE
  2. Values Vaccine READ MORE
  3. Police should live up to professional ethics, ideals READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. Civilians along international borders often get caught in disputes between countries, and India has several such hotspots, on land and in sea. Elucidate.
  2. Discuss, how the considering dissent as unpatriotic and anti-national impact the functioning of democracy?

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Extremes are easy. Strive for balance.
  • The truth is that we have moved so far in our intolerance that we cannot bring back the idea of the underlying unity of this country.
  • One of the most alarming things in our times is the punishment given to dissenters. It not only punishes the dissenter; it instils fear into those who might have dissented otherwise.
  • To consider dissent as unpatriotic and anti-national is the beginning of the end of democracy.
  • India and Pakistan must ensure that fishermen are not victims of a deterioration in ties.
  • Nehru’s vision is vindicated when we safeguard the common space available to each identity.
  • Switch to renewables will impact several economic agents, require institutional coordination to address multiple complexities.
  • The National Education Policy 2020 is being implemented at a stage when India is fully ready to take a comprehensive view of its future manpower needs.

50- WORD TALK

  • Modi government’s decision to get rid of lowest cost being the only criteria for public procurement is major governance reform. L1 has been a curse for government projects and the change should boost the big infrastructure push. It’ll be successful only if there are clear norms to remove the roadblocks.
  • It is astounding that India has 15.6 crore unutilised Covid vaccines when almost 60 crore people haven’t got either their first or second shot. These vaccines cannot be allowed to expire. The gap between the two doses of Covishield should be reduced and boosters should be considered for vulnerable populations.

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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