October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (25-11-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. PM chairs 39th PRAGATI Interaction READ MORE
  2. Cabinet approves extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) READ MORE
  3. Cabinet approves continuation of the umbrella scheme “Ocean Services, Modelling, Application, Resources and Technology (O-SMART)” READ MORE
  4. India, ADB sign $300 million loan to improve primary health care in India READ MORE
  5. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef erupts in colour as corals spawn READ MORE
  6. Railways announces ‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme to tap huge potential of tourism READ MORE
  7. White dwarf with fastest spin: one rotation every 25 seconds READ MORE

Main Exam    

GS Paper- 1

  1. The legacy of the division of India READ MORE
  2. We need a multi-pronged approach to end child marriage READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. A unified regulatory framework: As there is competition between telcos and Internet companies, regulatory parity between them is required READ MORE
  2. Isn’t right to privacy a fundamental right? READ MORE
  3. Freedom To Die: A Look At Active Euthanasia’s Position In The Indian Legal System READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  1. India has made no progress on anaemia, childhood wasting: Global Nutrition Report READ MORE
  2. How A Renewed Focus Can Improve Maternal And Child Nutrition Scenario In India READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. India at the heart of Asian power matrix READ MORE
  2. S-400s, CAATSA Complicate India-US Ties READ MORE
  3. New Quad may bolster India’s Gulf presence READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Farm Laws: Is MSP guarantee really the elixir that Indian agriculture needs? READ MORE
  2. Go for smart regulation: Banning cryptos totally will be counterproductive. Allow room for asset trading & tech innovation READ MORE
  3. What $650 billion can buy READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY  

  1. Explainer series: Tracking climate crisis in North East India READ MORE
  2. Human disturbance alters parasite communities, increases infectious disease: study READ MORE

TECHNOLOGY

  1. 5G technology is also more energy-efficient READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. One life manifests itself In all creation READ MORE
  2. Freedom To Die: A Look At Active Euthanasia’s Position In The Indian Legal System READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘With the rise of China and reconfiguration of international relations; India is going to be a critical player in the great power games of Asia’. Analyse the statement.
  2. Do you think government should regulate Big Tech companies? What are the issues involved with government regulation? Comment.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • There is nothing stable in the world, uproar’s your only music.
  • The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic poses an increased threat to maternal and child undernutrition and compels us to reflect on the causes of maternal and child nutrition and reaffirm the focus to improve the status.
  • Asian politics is bound to see a flurry of activity, with the rise of China and the reconfiguration of international relations in Asia and elsewhere. India is going to be a critical player in the great power games of Asia.
  • If the problems of overfishing and depleting marine resources continue, it can badly impact the catch by small fishermen and their livelihood.
  • It is high time we develop a nation-wide common law controlling the functioning of private schools and colleges, for education is common for everyone, irrespective of class, gender, or racial discrimination.
  • Afghanistan is set for a long period of instability, volatility and violence, including on its borders.
  • The Data Protection Bill is only the start of a long and complex journey. It would be a pity if a flawed belief that arming oneself with powers to do as one wishes when in power will be the same as arming the government with the same powers when one is not.
  • The original Bitcoin was limited in supply but innovation has created a variety of cryptocurrencies with different attributes and functions.
  • Decentralising birth and marriage registration to gram panchayats will protect women and girls with essential age and marriage documents, thus better enabling them to claim their rights.

50- WORD TALK

  • The mini-multilateral Middle-East-Quad challenges India to build on its close bilateral economic ties with both Israel and the United Arab Emirates. All the more so because its refusal to join the Indo-Pacific’s Regional Comprehensive and Economic Partnership makes it look economically isolated and gives the impression that it cannot cope with competition from China.

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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