September 27, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (17-12-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main:

  1. The Chalcolithic cultures of Central India are adequately investigated and studied READ MORE
  2. Bharatmala Pariyojana Inner READ MORE
  3. Samudrayaan Project READ MORE
  4. Country marks 50 years of 1971 war READ MORE
  5. The solution to stagnant prices, rising costs: Intercropping READ MORE
  6. Rare butterfly species first documented in China 20 years ago has been sighted in Arunachal Pradesh READ MORE

Main Exam    

GS Paper- 1

  1. Cyclones, floods increased in last 2 decades READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. The land of freedom and democracy READ MORE
  2. Policymaking for the future of dispute resolution begins. Meet NITI Aayog’s ODR plan READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  1. Raising girls’ age to marry: A push directed to improving the health of the mother, child READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Wrong forum: The attempt to securitise the climate change agenda could have unintended consequences READ MORE
  2. India’s Connect: A Central Asia policy’ READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. The WTO’s challenge to MSP is another frontier to cross READ MORE
  2. Economy hurt by trade credit freeze READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Climate education: Maharashtra shows the way READ MORE

SECURITY

  1. Not a licence to kill: The government should review AFSPA in Nagaland and other NE areas READ MORE
  2. The What, Where, Why and How of AFSPA READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. In India, corruption is the great leveller READ MORE
  2. Remain Stress-Free READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. A legal guarantee for MSP violates its international law obligations enshrined in the Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Elaborate.
  2. ‘Violence and instability in the Northeast have important implications for national security and territorial integrity’. In the light of the statement, suggest the way forward for India to address the security and instability issues in the northeast.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Great anger and violence can never build a nation.
  • The need is to convince farmers of other effective policy interventions that are World Trade Organization compatible.
  • The need is to convince farmers of other effective policy interventions that are World Trade Organization compatible.
  • Arguably, India can move away from price-based support in the form of MSP to income-based support, which will not be trade-distorting under the AoA provided the income support is not linked to production.
  • The UNFCCC should not only make sure that the promises made by member countries, especially the powerful ones, in previous conferences are kept but also expand the scope of discussions to include climate-related security issues.
  • The collapse of trade credit has damaged the informal sector. Business and credit confidence must return, for the economy to revive.
  • The nature of the corruption may vary, but the ‘deal-making’ is in-built into a well-entrenched system of localised political-bureaucratic networks.
  • Russia would also encourage these central Asian countries to expand their security, economic partnerships with India and have complementarity of policies on regional concerns such as terrorism, drug trafficking and Afghanistan.

50-WORD TALK

  • A universal legal framework must be considered to cover the varying practices among different religious groups over marriage. Raising the legal age of marriage for women is a step forward, but it will not suffice to address the multi-pronged and complex realities still breeding on the ground.
  • Much investment has been made into the nurturing of law as a professional course. These higher education institutions can play a vital role in the realisation of the requirements laid out. Law schools can help design the pedagogy as well as course structures tailored to such needs and requirements. They can also undertake the responsibility of upgrading the skills of existing personnel as well as training new educators.

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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