September 25, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (02-12-2021)

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Prelim and Main

  1. National Edible Oil Mission-Oil Palm READ MORE
  2. Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission READ MORE
  3. Explained: Is nuclear energy good for the climate? READ MORE
  4. Explained: Barbados – the world’s newest republic READ MORE
  5. South Africa flies 30 white rhinos to Rwanda READ MORE
  6. Extreme weather: Over 5 million hectares of crop lost due to rain in 2021 READ MORE
  7. Shillong all set to host the famous Cherry Blossom Festival from 25 November READ MORE

Main Exam    

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. CJI’s remarks on a different accountability yardstick for judges is worrying READ MORE
  2. The ‘Law’ and ‘Order’ of Indian Parliamentary Democracy READ MORE
  3. India Internet Governance Forum: The what and why READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  1. Feed the children, raise income security READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. In border stand-off, a manufactured refugee crisis: This issue concerning the EU, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine subserves aspects of their foreign, domestic agendas READ MORE
  2. The centrality of the Arctic in the India-Russia partnership READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Road to recovery: Policy makers must boost demand-supportive measures to ensure recovery sustains READ MORE
  2. Cryptos, far from the regulators’ glare READ MORE
  3. Here Are the Reforms India’s Farmers Really Need READ MORE
  4. Why regulating cryptocurrencies is a big challenge for govt READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY  

  1. Oil Palm Plan Should Avoid ‘Catastrophic Mistakes’ of SE Asia: Scientists to PM READ MORE
  2. Climate disasters displace more people than conflicts now: World Migration Report 2022 READ MORE

SECURITY

  1. Law for national security: Vital point on rights is sidestepped in the way SC’s Pegasus case is framed READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Paradise is for him who raises daughters READ MORE
  2. Managing Stereotypes READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. Critically analyse the FCRA Amendment Act, 2020 while enumerating its salient features.
  2. Discuss the necessity of FCRA. How far do you agree with the view that the recent amendment curtails the activities of the Third-Sector?

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
  • Policymakers must boost demand-supportive measures to ensure recovery sustains.
  • In a recent speech, CJI stated that the framers of the Constitution made accountability integral to legislature and executive while putting the judiciary on a different pedestal.
  • Regulators will have to upskill and increase the manpower equipped to deal with fintech entities so that they are not caught off-guard, once too often.
  • At a fundamental level, a stereotype is a thought that is biased. With a stereotypical thought, the least we can do is to ensure that it does not create a negative emotion, worse, lead to any kind of discrimination.
  • Public policies to deliver nutritional aid to children have not just to continue but also expand.
  • The greatest achievement of the education system would be to remove the fear of memory-based tests so that students start learning and understanding concepts with teachers acting more as mentors than advisors at exam time.
  • The Indian higher education system has to step up and distinguish a general business management course from an entrepreneurship course to motivate, train and support budding entrepreneurs.
  • India’s agricultural sector needs reforms specific to the country’s particular context and development trajectory which should take a bottom-up, ‘sustainable livelihoods approach.
  • Parliament is supreme in the United Kingdom. But in India, the Constitution is the suprema lex that every estate must follow. Being a House for democratic discussions, the debate therein cannot be denied.

50-WORD TALK

  • GDP, GST, core sector output, fiscal deficit, unemployment – macro numbers prove economic recovery is underway. But remember, India had a slowdown before Covid. So, celebrations about pre-pandemic levels need tempering. India should also avoid knee-jerk reactions like lockdowns and travel restrictions to Omicron. Faster vaccination and preparedness are what’s needed.

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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