September 25, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (06-12-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. S. slams China ‘drive’ for hypersonic weapons READ MORE
  2. Rocketmen from Hyderabad READ MORE
  3. Culture mapping of 80 villages kicks off READ MORE
  4. When can an individual get statutory bail? READ MORE
  5. India developing indigenous anti-drone technology READ MORE
  6. What’s the hype about 2+2 talks India’s holding with US, Japan, Australia & now Russia READ MORE
  7. Explained: Assam Rifles’ dual control structure, and its role READ MORE

Main Exam    

GS Paper- 1

  1. Introduction to e-Symposium: Urbanisation, gender, and social change in north India READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. The Omicron response is not making sense READ MORE
  2. Explained: The Dam Safety Bill, and why Tamil Nadu is against it READ MORE
  3. Illegal drug trade: Baddi raid points to magnitude of nefarious activity READ MORE
  4. The injustice of justice: DIG Anand case brings out starkly the ordeal judges can cause if they falter READ MORE
  5. Parliamentary Committee’s PDP Bill report a low-hanging fruit. Data privacy needs rethink READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  1. The need to reopen anganwadis: India must invest robustly in the world’s largest social programme on early childhood services READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Putin’s visit must be used to realise the potential of India-Russia ties READ MORE
  2. The crisis in SAU is a symbol of the crisis of SAARC READ MORE
  3. India-Bangladesh Ties at Inflection Point READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Protecting the economy READ MORE
  2. Look at jobs: Economic output has recovered. But there are worries on employment READ MORE
  3. Stay the course: RBI should not stop the normalisation process READ MORE
  4. US and China trade disputes are an opportunity. India could become the next tech hub READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY  

  1. Ambiguities remain amid India’s pledges at COP26 READ MORE
  2. Himalayan glaciers may be melting even in the winters READ MORE

SECURITY

  1. Fighting together: Only the political leadership can clear the way for joint theatre commands READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. The Teacher Within READ MORE
  2. Women: Significant other of humankind READ MORE
  3. HANDLING STRESS OF THE TIMES READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘It is inevitable that even as India emerges as an important global player in dealing with climate change challenges, but India is not the leader in technology to offer the solutions that are needed’. Examine.
  2. ‘Justice is the sum of all moral duty’. Explain the statement and its relevance.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Justice is the sum of all moral duty.
  • The Indian economy will grow and expand in the decades to come, and coal will remain the mainstay of the country’s economic growth.
  • It is inevitable that even as India emerges as an important global player in dealing with climate change challenges but India is not the leader in technology to offer the solutions that are needed.
  • The rich countries have mostly disappointed the rest of the world in terms of global solidarity in the pandemic response, which includes vaccine inequity.
  • As the world’s largest provider of early childhood services, anganwadis perform a crucial role in contributing to life outcomes of children across India. To improve these outcomes, we need to invest more significantly in anganwadis, and roll out proven innovative interventions.
  • Great power politics puts limits on the bilateral relationship. But Delhi and Moscow have no reason to be satisfied with the poor state of their commercial ties.
  • The improvement in high-frequency economic indicators is a positive development. However, economic policy makers need to look beyond them to gauge the extent of damage caused by Covid.
  • The future of SAARC and specialised bodies such as SAU is directly proportional to India’s political interest. Notwithstanding Pakistan’s recalcitrant attitude, SAARC serves India’s interests.
  • Education, rather than reservation, may well be the key to women’s emancipation and genuine progress as compared to mere tokenism.

ESSAY TOPIC

  • Justice is the sum of all moral duty.

50-WORD TALK

  • India’s significant progress as a digital economy and in related infrastructure, coupled with the efficient use of data, will shape its future as a technology innovation hub. With the unprecedented growth and expansion of the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, and software-defined networking, India must significantly increase its focus on digital engineering if it is to be the leader in technology innovation.

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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