October 7, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (14-07-2022)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. What India’s first HPV vaccine could mean for the fight against cervical cancer READ MORE
  2. Record surge in India’s imports from China in the first half of 2022 READ MORE
  3. Birth certificates of children born after August 2015 will be available on DigiLocker READ MORE
  4. India to achieve 50% clean energy target before deadline READ MORE
  5. I2U2 can become a regional feature like the Quad: Jake Sullivan READ MORE
  6. India Ranks 135th Out of 146 Countries for Gender Parity, Worst for ‘Health and Survival’: Report READ MORE
  7. Taking off from CoP26: Is Green Grids Initiative the way forward for India? READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. What a burgeoning population entails READ MORE
  2. Land Degradation Over More than a Quarter of Indias Area READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. The President is not a mere rubber stamp: It is possible for a President to intervene on behalf of the citizenry against the tyranny of the executive READ MORE
  2. Bail legislation: SC’s call for framing new law merits serious consideration READ MORE
  3. Roe v Wade saga shows India must reform its health data policy. Protection, and privacy not the same READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Healthier India~II READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Scale up the India-South Korea bilateral partnership READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Staying watchful: Inflation risks undermining growth and macroeconomic stability READ MORE
  2. The free fall of the rupee: Depreciation is because of the headwinds from the global economy READ MORE
  3. A Critical Review Of The Green Revolution In India READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. What We Really Lose When We Lose Our Environmental Protection Laws READ MORE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  1.  Disasters in India: Flood Management READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Four aims of life READ MORE
  2. The fallacy of success: In this essay, the writer highlights the silly glorification of success and wealth READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘India needs Presidents, not presidential office holders’. In the light of the statement discuss how and why President can intervene on behalf of the citizenry against the tyranny of the executive?
  2. ‘At a time when the international rules-based order is getting increasingly contested, the options available to governments in the foreign, economic, and security policy areas are under serious stress’. In the light of the statement discuss India can be a big player in South-East Asia.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • All money is a matter of belief.
  • There is much potential for Seoul to become the fourth pillar in New Delhi’s Indo-Pacific strategy.
  • It is possible for a President to intervene on behalf of the citizenry against the tyranny of the executive.
  • Indo-Pacific turbulence has reached an all-time high, to the point where it rivals the diverse foreign policy challenges across the United States and Europe.
  • At a time when the international rules-based order is getting increasingly contested, the options available to governments in the foreign, economic, and security policy areas, are under serious stress.
  • South Korea could be the fourth pillar in India’s Indo-Pacific strategy along with Japan, Australia, and Vietnam. This can bring about a paradigm shift in India’s position and influence in the region.
  • Bilateral agreements for settlement of trade in rupee should be signed with major trading partners.
  • To take advantage of India’s demographic dividend, the State must invest in employment, education, health care, nutrition, and housing.
  • Raising our public hospitals’ standards to those levels will need extraordinary focus, efforts and financing.
  • India’s health data policies assume that enabling data sharing and interoperability will lead to desirable outcomes. But this approach comes with its own risks.

50 WORD TALK

  • The Reserve Bank of India’s permission to Indian importers and exporters to settle their transactions in the rupee is a significant step toward reducing India’s dollar dependence and diversifying its foreign currency reserves. While this will immediately make the processing of trade transactions with Russia easier, the benefits which are likely to accrue over the long term are more significant.

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 on 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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