October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (30-12-2021)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. North Eastern Region District SDG Index and Dashboard 2021-22 READ MORE
  2. Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog releases ‘Innovations For You’ & ‘The Ingenious Tinkerers’ READ MORE
  3. MoD notifies list of 2500 subsystems barred from imports READ MORE
  4. Explained: Rythu Bandhu, Telangana govt’s DBT scheme for farmers’ assistance READ MORE
  5. 7 IITs in top 10 of govt’s Atal rankings for innovation, IIT Madras is No.1 READ MORE
  6. Covid fight: Telangana 1st large state to achieve 100% first-dose vaccination READ MORE

Main Exam  

GS Paper- 1

  1. Keep caste bias out of the classroom READ MORE

GS Paper- 1

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Frame a law based on the Hague Convention READ MORE
  2. Lockdown no solution: Covid cases rising, India must take realistic steps READ MORE
  3. FCRA non-renewal lacked finesse, dignity and respect READ MORE
  4. A Dangerous Move: Linking voter ID and Aadhar 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. Far from over: Israel is again violating international norms and laws with repeated strikes against Syria READ MORE

GS Paper- 1

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Vagaries of inflation: Time to tame it? READ MORE
  2. India’s hopes and dynasties: The country needs greater social harmony to accelerate economic development READ MORE
  3. Market-induced Global Inequalities: Excessive dependence on markets can result in even greater inequality and warped outcomes. READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Disaster damage: 2021 sixth year with insured loss bill over $100 billion READ MORE
  2. Energy consumption, related emissions expected to increase through 2050: IEA READ MORE
  3. Is UN Security Council inept in resolving climate change? READ MORE

SECURITY

  1. Why AFSPA exists READ MORE
  2. AFSPA: The Misuse of Power READ MORE

GS Paper- 1

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Ethical Dilemmas and Unethical Dispensation: The Story of Indian Football in 2021 READ MORE
  2. The Moral Convergence of the Real and the Ideal READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘To address the issue of inequality we need to focus on equality of opportunity for better education and employment for the less privileged’. Comment.
  2. ‘Excessive dependence on markets can result in even greater inequality and warped outcomes’. Do you agree with this view? Justify your view.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
  • Excessive dependence on markets can result in even greater inequality and warped outcomes.
  • The implementation of the AFSPA suggests that it deserves to be completely rewritten or scrapped; there is no third alternative.
  • For Syria to see relative peace, there has to be a dial-down in tensions between Israel and Iran. A good beginning point would be the revival of the nuclear deal.
  • AFSPA allows soldiers to carry out military operations which would otherwise, in the absence of any legal mandate, be legally and morally questionable.
  • Since India is not a signatory to the Hague Convention, any case related to child custody is decided by the Indian courts on merit, taking into account the principles of comity of courts, and the principles of best interest and welfare of the child.
  • Authorities must stop caste from vitiating interactions in the classroom, and sullying the education of young people. India made the constitutional promise of a dignified life to its most underprivileged castes, and is bound to fulfil it.
  • Caste is ubiquitous in India.
  • The double-digit inflation is due to the rise in prices of mineral oils, basic metals, crude petroleum and natural gas, chemicals, food products etc.
  • As fiscal space gets limited in poor countries, governmental transfers must target the worst affected sections that cannot take the battering anymore.
  • Despite the paucity of political alternatives, as we Indians enter another new year, we need to speak up more about social injustice and hopefully thus promote improved equality of opportunity for better education and employment for the less privileged.
  • It is unfortunate enough that the Government of India has, without any effective parliamentary oversight or discussion, brought in this crucial legislation that could have a major impact on electoral outcomes.

50-WORD TALK

  • Science has progressed rapidly since the onset of the pandemic, giving us new insights into the virus and its behaviour, and new tools such as testing kits and vaccines. We still need India-specific studies on various counts. In addition, pandemic management has a lot to do with disciplines beyond medical research.

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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