October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (10-12-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Impact of Global Warming on Atmosphere READ MORE
  2. Action Plan to Prevent Flood READ MORE
  3. “More cyclones in Arabian Sea in recent years” READ MORE
  4. Explained: The rich-poor gap in India READ MORE
  5. Smugglers in India are exploiting an amnesty scheme that was meant to protect exotic animals READ MORE
  6. Indigenous lands have less deforestation than state-managed protected areas in most of tropics READ MORE

Main Exam    

GS Paper- 1

  1. The potential of Young India in driving growth and effecting social change READ MORE
  2. Moving rivers: River-linking projects bring hope to dry regions READ MORE
  3. Ken-Betwa Interlink Means ‘Bundelkhand Will Suffer for Decades to Come’ READ MORE
  4. Indigenous lands have less deforestation than state-managed protected areas in most of tropics READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Suspension of 12 MPs for entire Winter Session is worrying READ MORE
  2. A better NJAC: Politicians are right on the collegium. But can their solution rise above politics, that’s the question READ MORE
  3. Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021: An Explainer READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  1. Children and schooling in the post-COVID-19 era READ MORE  
  2. Educate kids, Save them from child labour and penury READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. India, Russia Build on old friendships READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Why this clamour for farm support price? READ MORE  
  2. GDP euphoric; agriculture alone can sustain India READ MORE
  3. Setback for reforms: India needs feasible ways to increase farm incomes READ MORE
  4. To Best Utilise its Demographic Dividend, India Must Aim For Equitable Growth READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Ambition without idealism is dangerous READ MORE
  2. What’s the Matter with Business Ethics? READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘An educated citizenry is the greatest asset for any democratic society’. Comment.
  2. ‘Idealism without ambition may not achieve any positive results. Ambition without idealism can be dangerous’. Comment.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.
  • India will have to confront bitter facts if it wants to prepare a recovery plan of any credible and practical value.
  • The suspension of 12 MPs relies on a broad interpretation of parliamentary procedure and should bother democratically minded citizens.
  • “Youth are agents for transformation”. The history of modern India would be incomplete without acknowledging the role played by students and youth of this country.
  • Education has a social agenda. The agenda is to develop our human resources, which meet the requirements of society. An educated citizenry is the greatest asset for any democratic society.
  • Idealism without ambition may not achieve any positive results. Ambition without idealism can be dangerous.
  • A large proportion of the farmers in the country have thus remained poor, often caught in a vicious debt trap with an unfortunate few taking their lives unable to bear the burden.
  • The Act provides for maintaining standards of dam safety and evolving dam safety policies and recommends measures against safety provision violators.
  • After the reversal of the farm laws, increasing the ambit of MSP could permanently damage the prospects of reform in the agriculture sector and must be avoided.
  • While the ART Bill aims to fill a significant gap in the regulation of reproductive technology in the country, the government must fulfil its constitutional obligation to treat citizens equally and rectify provisions that effectively establish classifications that have no rational nexus with the object sought to be achieved by the law.

50-WORD TALK

  • Farmers ending their protests on Delhi’s borders brings much-needed closure to all sides. But many contentious demands have been kicked down the road. And agriculture still needs reforms. The Narendra Modi government should use this peace to negotiate, build consensus and ensure reforms resume but with the farmers’ buy-in first.

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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