February 3, 2023

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WSDP Bulletin (13-07-2022)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Centre has no new data on child labour READ MORE
  2. NASA’s James Webb telescope beams first cosmic view of ‘deepest’ universe READ MORE
  3. At above 7%, retail inflation stays stubborn READ MORE
  4. Explained: Significance of James Webb Space Telescope’s First Deep Field image from NASA READ MORE
  5. Dengue cases see a rise all over India READ MORE
  6. How to replace chemical fertilisers with organic & bio-fertilisers READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. Dividend, not a curse: That India may become the most populous country in 2023 isn’t necessarily bad news READ MORE
  2. Saint Devasahayam’s anti-caste struggle angered Brahmins and Nairs, not his conversion READ MORE
  3. Southern States Inundated by Heavy Rainfall; Lives Lost READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. A guarantor of free speech: The Constitution, unlike scriptures, allows criticism of itself READ MORE
  2. A new judicial device for ‘complete justice’: India’s top court cannot be seen to be helpless when faced with issues of individual liberty READ MORE
  3. SC’s idea on new bail law must be taken up by GoI. But judicial officers need reforming too READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Healthier India~I READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Can India and ASEAN Lean on Each Other Amid ‘Systemic’ China-US Competition? READ MORE
  2. Clarify stand on China: Political jockeying should not come in the way of India’s strategic needs READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Create more jobs, revamp employment policy: The Government’s 10 lakh jobs creation plan does not appear to have factored in the ground realities READ MORE
  2. Five years of GST and the way forward READ MORE
  3. Trading gains: Rupee settlement will increase flexibility READ MORE
  4. Against the Grain: Securing Food Supply with Wheat Alternatives READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Bonn meet shows slim chance of action on climate change READ MORE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  1. Ecostani | From Amarnath to Noney, IMD has a credibility challenge READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Rightful challenge: On Twitter, IT rules and free speech READ MORE
  2. Get inspired: Why did Sardar Patel say that civil servants must not take part in politics? Sardar Patel’s vision for civil services remains valid even today. Know what it means to be a civil servant in free India, what India expects from civil servants, what are the values and duty of a civil servant. READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. How far do you think the proposed National Data Governance Framework Policy presents a viable alternative to a dedicated data protection law? Justify your view.
  2. The judiciary should be able to evolve a mechanism of its own to preserve the democratic foundation of the country by intervening in the incremental process of the nation’s de-constitutionalisation. In the light of the statement discuss the importance of Article 142 to establish the rule of law.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
  • There is an immediate need for policy and legislative forecasting as to what ought to be the most appropriate manner in which delimitation needs to be resumed, in light of the extensive structural changes over the past 50 years.
  • India’s top court cannot be seen to be helpless when faced with issues of individual liberty.
  • The criminal justice system in such tough times degenerates into rule by law, that replaces rule of law. The law becomes an effective device in the hands of the Government for the purposes of a witch-hunt and this operates against the opponents of a regime, as a class.
  • A constitutional court should be able to evolve a mechanism of its own to preserve the democratic foundation of the country by intervening in the incremental process of nation’s “deconstitutionalisation”.
  • The Court needs a new version of judicial activism, which the Court itself evolved, in the 1980s.
  • The genesis of Article 142 shows that the makers of the Constitution have consciously incorporated this provision by drastically modifying the earlier corresponding provision in the Government of India Act, 1935.
  • India might have made significant strides in population control in recent years, but there is no room for complacency.
  • GST is seen as a shining example of cooperative federalism aimed at taking the country towards a one-nation, one-tax and one-market regime.
  • The allocation for public healthcare becomes important when we consider the fact that most Indians shun the public health services due to their decaying state.
  • As war in Ukraine strangles global wheat supplies and extreme weather hits harvests, hardy and climate-resilient wild and ancient grains could bring greater food security.
  • There is an immediate need for policy and legislative forecasting as to what ought to be the most appropriate manner in which delimitation needs to be resumed, in light of the extensive structural changes over the past 50 years.

50 WORD TALK

  • Supreme Court’s call for a law to regulate arrest and bail passes the buck to the government to do what judges ought to do themselves. The court has held bail as a constitutional right and issued guidelines against unnecessary arrests. The new law isn’t needed to pull up erring trial judges or police.

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 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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