September 24, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (25-07-2022)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Thrissur scientist makes breakthrough in Alzheimer’s drug research READ MORE
  2. Rise and fall of cholera-causing bacteria lineage READ MORE
  3. Monkeypox declared a global health emergency; here’s what WHO has recommended READ MORE
  4. Ukraine works to resume grain exports, flags Russian strikes as risk READ MORE
  5. China launches second space station module, Wentian READ MORE
  6. Explained: Making use of forex reserves READ MORE
  7. India’s bio-economy likely to touch $300 billion by 2030, says report READ MORE
  8. The Marburg virus, a close cousin of Ebola, causes severe viral haemorrhagic fever READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. Check population growth, but without coercion READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. A shot in the arm for the rule of law: The Supreme Court’s recent observations on indiscriminate arrests and the reluctance to give bail are pertinent READ MORE
  2. Out of bounds: Unusual or onerous bail conditions ought to have no place in judicial orders READ MORE
  3. Regulations should not be onerous READ MORE
  4. Expanding the right to privacy READ MORE
  5. Right to be forgotten: SC expands the ambit of informational privacy READ MORE
  6. Occupational Safety and Health: Why India should endorse the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. National Rural Livelihood Mission: a game changer READ MORE
  2. Children’s education READ MORE
  3. How Stigmas Impact Refugee and Migrant Health READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. MC12 over, it’s ‘gains’ for the developed world READ MORE
  2. The key to US-India partnership: Defence and technology cooperation READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Weighing in on India’s investment-led revival: Prospects of sustaining investment recovery are likely to get harder with a depreciating rupee and rising inflation READ MORE
  2. Unplug politics from Discom privatization READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Freshwater plunge~I READ MORE
  2. Why India Needs a ‘Gati Shakti’ Scheme for Its Wildlife READ MORE
  3. Explainer: What is causing the mass death of fish in India’s water bodies? READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Education is alive when it teaches life itself READ MORE
  2. All Are One READ MORE
  3. SUKHA AND DUHKHA are temporary READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘Humans forget, but the internet does not forget and does not let humans forget India’. In the light of the statement, discuss the need for a law on the right to be forgotten?
  2. ‘Rural unemployment remains a crucial factor responsible for lower-income and skills and bad socio-economic conditions’. In the light of the statement, discuss how National Rural Livelihood Mission would be a game changer for the rural economy?

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • It is the power of our democracy that a daughter born in a poor house and born in a remote tribal area can reach the highest constitutional post of India.
  • In 75 years as a parliamentary democracy, India has carried forward the resolve of progress through participation and consensus.
  • At the heart of every major political upheaval lies a fiscal revolution.
  • India, which found itself on the losing side at the 12th Ministerial Conference of the WTO, needs to course correct.
  • The Supreme Court’s recent observations on indiscriminate arrests and the reluctance to give bail are pertinent.
  • Prospects of sustaining investment recovery are likely to get harder with a depreciating rupee and rising inflation.
  • Dehumanisation is likely when trust and humane aspects of governance get outsourced to opaque technologies.
  • US and India are, and should be, closely aligned in addressing the threat posed by an authoritarian party controlling the state of China.
  • When education moves towards real knowledge and real peace, a new man and a new humanity will be born. Our future depends on this.
  • The aim of an authentic education must be to teach this art and the art of becoming one with God. The goal of education must be life itself, not merely providing instruction in how to earn a livelihood.
  • Humans forget, but the internet does not forget and does not let humans forget India, said the Supreme Court this week. India must bring a law on the right to be forgotten.
  • The Supreme Court decision to allow abortion to unmarried women is both progressive and timely.
  • Rural unemployment remains a crucial factor responsible for lower-income and skills and bad socio-economic conditions.

50 WORD TALK

  • The right to be forgotten, also known as the right to erasure, was established in the European Union in 2014. In India, the Personal Data Protection Bill provides for a mechanism to implement this concept, though it is by no means an absolute right. Such a law will go a long way in addressing genuine cases, but only with sound evaluation guidelines in place.

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.) 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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