October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (29-12-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. PM inaugurates Bina (MP)-Panki (UP) Multiproduct pipeline project READ MORE
  2. RBI flags banks’ capital buffer needs READ MORE
  3. Loan recovery via Lok Adalats, IBC falls in FY21; banks report fewer frauds READ MORE
  4. Write-offs in Covid year helped banks reduce bad loans: RBI READ MORE
  5. Bihar plans to sterilise, not cull, nilgais READ MORE
  6. China launches mineral survey and science outreach satellites READ MORE
  7. India to chair UNSC’s counter-terror panel READ MORE

Main Exam    

GS Paper- 1

  1. Why Centre wants to raise marriage age of women READ MORE
  2. What NFHS-5 data reveals about gender in India READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Judiciary is Indian democracy’s only flicker of hope READ MORE
  2. Step Motherly? Is the denial of FCRA renewal for the Mother Teresa founded NGO at all justified? READ MORE
  3. The ‘three pillars of democracy’ is a lie READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  1. Prevention is better than cure: There are several compelling reasons for extending outpatient health care coverage READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. India is dusting off 30 yrs of Central Asia neglect. Delhi is ready with a message for China READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. An opportunity for Digital India READ MORE
  2. India can be a winner in semiconductors READ MORE
  3. Digital financial transactions need a safety net READ MORE
  4. India is key to world economy’s recovery READ MORE
  5. Strengthening IBC: Proposed changes will reduce delays READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Fight hard to save legacy green areas READ MORE
  2. Ken-Betwa river interlinking: Core forest area of Panna tiger reserve will come under water, warns study READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Desmond Tutu, the conscience-keeper READ MORE
  2. Falling short: Perpetrators of violence in the nameof religion must be brought to justice READ MORE
  3. Living with the enemy: The pandemic period can be an opportunity for us to change our work template and ethics READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. The trajectory of national security discourse in India is witnessing a shift from its military fascination to a holistic approach in the light of contemporary realities. Explain
  2. An integrated approach to national security policymaking in India faces challenges from multiple fronts. Comment.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • To know a person’s religion, we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
  • Countries need leaders in government, leaders in the opposition. But they also need social philosophers, conscience-keepers who do not seek popularity and are not afraid of unpopularity.
  • The Arab Gulf is poised to become an important player once again in a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.
  • Despite sporadic bursts of communal violence, India, unlike its neighbours in South Asia, has survived and thrived as a multicultural and multi-religious nation till date.
  • Made in India digital tools can help other emerging economies deal with economic, governance challenges.
  • Digital public goods spread speed, transparency, ease and productivity across the individual-government-market ecosystem and enhance inclusivity, equity and development at scale.
  • Be it the destruction of the green cover of the Himalayas, the mangroves of the Sundarbans and Mumbai, the wetlands of Chennai and Bengaluru, the assault on our green resources has been relentless.
  • The grammar of secularism was not adopted to eschew religion; it was a pathway to peace. Today, we have shunned this principle, favouring instead a competitive religious politics that co-exists with hate.
  • India’s broad range of fiscal, monetary and health responses to the crisis are helping mitigate a longer-lasting adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The pandemic period can be an opportunity for us to change our work template and ethics.
  • The need for quicker resolution of insolvencies cannot be overemphasised. It will make capital more efficient, improve credit culture, and help boost growth.

50-WORD TALK

  • The sight of police crackdown on protesting doctors just as India braces for Omicron should have been avoided. The delay in allocating colleges to PG medical students and resolving the EWS issue in NEET shows colossal mishandling by the executive and the judiciary when doctors are already stretched beyond capacity.
  • Union home ministry should make public the “adverse inputs” that led it to refuse renewal of Missionaries of Charity’s FCRA registration. Modi government’s action against NGOs getting foreign funds hasn’t looked transparent or fair. Adding Mother Teresa’s Christian charity to the list without explanation only gives it needless political colour.

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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