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WSDP Bulletin (21-07-2022)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Cheetah to arrive in India by August 15 as country signs agreement with Namibia READ MORE
  2. Phased implementation of digital currency for wholesale, retail segments in the works: RBI official READ MORE
  3. RBI prepared to spend $100 billion more defending rupee READ MORE
  4. With $87 billion, India top remittance recipient in 2021: UN report READ MORE
  5. Explained: MSP and govt panel’s task READ MORE
  6. SC nod to 27% quota for OBCs in local body polls READ MORE
  7. Gaganyaan abort mission this year; solar, lunar missions in 2023 READ MORE
  8. Explained: A major India-Africa conclave is taking place in New Delhi — why is it important? READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. Risks that coastal communities face READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Examining the defection laws READ MORE
  2. Policy needs to demarcate the difference between gambling and gaming READ MORE
  3. Models of welfarism: The distribution of freebies has its limits READ MORE
  4. Human rights: Access awaiting approval READ MORE
  5. Indian judiciary is crying for basic infrastructure. Here’s what Centre & states need to do READ MORE
  6. As SC Mulls Referring Sena Dispute to Constitution Bench, Tenth Schedule’s Relevance Under Scrutiny READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Revamp India’s school health services: As schools reopen, there is a need and an opportunity for States to look at a comprehensive package of services READ MORE
  2. Saving mothers: Data on MMR should lead to restructuring health-care systems for women READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. India-Vietnam ties, from strong to stronger: As New Delhi pursues its ‘Act East Policy’, Hanoi has become a valuable partner in the Indo-Pacific region READ MORE
  2. New Cold War a test of India’s strategic skills READ MORE
  3. Quad: India’s outreach booster READ MORE
  4. India takes G20 Presidency READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. The cost of misrepresenting inflation: The inadequacy of monetary policy to address food-price-driven inflation has been recently flagged READ MORE
  2. Central Bank Digital Currency – The Future of Money? READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Europe heatwave: a number of reasons, climate change most worrying READ MORE
  2. A robust plan to tackle heightened heat stress READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  1. A man of God and a paragon of science READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Chariot and golden deer as powerful metaphors READ MORE
  2. Dreams and reality READ MORE
  3. The journey through self-taught art READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘As New Delhi pursues its ‘Act East Policy’, Vietnam has become a valuable partner in the Indo-Pacific region’. Comment.
  2. A long-drawn-out new Cold War, generating myriad political and economic problems, calls for an onerous balancing act by India in international power politics. In the light of the statement, discuss how India can use its diplomatic and economic assets to enhance its strength as a regional and global player?

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • If I destroy nature, I destroy myself as well. I lose my dignity.
  • The inadequacy of monetary policy to address food-price-driven inflation has been recently flagged.
  • As New Delhi pursues its ‘Act East Policy’, Vietnam has become a valuable partner in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • The Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI) framework presents immense opportunities for India-Vietnam relations to aid regional progress and peace.
  • A private 5G network can deliver higher efficiencies compared to a public telecom network. This will be critical as enterprises are increasingly digitising their processes.
  • Heat stress in India is no longer a surprise, which is why it demands an all-hands-on-deck response.
  • While stopping illegal mining, the government should ensure transparency in all aspects of mining and the open-market sale of sand, gravel and other construction material.
  • India must use its diplomatic and economic assets to enhance its strength as a regional and global player.
  • A long-drawn-out new Cold War — generating myriad political and economic problems — calls for an onerous balancing act by India in international power politics.
  • An economic ideology which projects the market as the answer to mankind’s diverse needs and holds profit maximisation as its motto subsumes all other priorities.

50 WORD TALK

  • It will be crucial for India to steer the global economic dialogue platform in a manner which is most beneficial for the region, and the country in decades to come. The global leaders from the G20 countries already recognise India’s growing importance in Southeast Asia and in overall world order. India is already in some form of bilateral, plurilateral or multilateral dialogue with most of G20, except for China, with which the relationship has turned frosty post the physical clashes in India’s North-western boundaries. The redeeming feature is that many G20 partners share similar concerns about China.

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 is in the news, you should do map work (marking those areas in maps and exploring other geographical locations nearby, including mountains, rivers, etc.) 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 main 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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