September 25, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (28-07-2022)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Thousands of villages set to get 4G coverage READ MORE
  2. initiates work on consumer spending survey READ MORE
  3. Supreme Court upholds powers of arrest, raids, seizure under PMLA READ MORE
  4. Explained: Lion’s future, cheetah’s past READ MORE
  5. Kerala to exclude human settlements from 1-km eco zone of forests READ MORE
  6. Lok Sabha passes Bill to create statutory framework for doping watchdog READ MORE
  7. Glaciers Vanishing at Record Rate in Alps Following Heatwaves READ MORE
  8. Hepatitis in children: Scientists have found a possible cause for the mystery outbreak READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. Birth versus worth: Impact of the caste system on entrepreneurship in India READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Keeping the ED impartial, apolitical READ MORE
  2. Data is critical for democracy READ MORE
  3. Surge in ED raids: Financial probe agency’s credibility is at stake READ MORE
  4. Control population in noncoercive way READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Get serious about ‘one health’: Prioritise investments to strengthen human & animal health infrastructure READ MORE
  2. MTP Act: Does it enable choice for women? READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. The message for Biden — West Asia has moved on: The U.S. President’s visit could serve his domestic interests to some extent, but it has made no difference to the region READ MORE
  2. CPEC and ‘third parties’: India must make efforts to apprise world of its concerns READ MORE

 GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. The poor state of India’s fiscal federalism: Concerns of the founding fathers — addressing socio-economic inequities — are being forgotten in today’s fiscal policy READ MORE
  2. From freebies to welfare READ MORE
  3. The road to India’s $5 trillion economy READ MORE
  4. Black Sea deal to ease global food challenge READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Big polluters must reset their climate goals READ MORE
  2. Severe heatwave in Mediterranean Sea for 70 days, mass mortalities in marine life expected READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Lessons from the Burkapal acquittal: The case raises questions about the investigation skills of the local police and the impact of police action READ MORE
  2. Envisage immortality in the mortal world READ MORE
  3. Four objectives of education READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘India’s fiscal federalism driven by political centralisation has deepened socio-economic inequality, belying the dreams of the founding fathers who saw a cure for such inequities in planning’. Critically examine.
  2. ‘Freebies lower the quality and competitiveness of the manufacturing sector by detracting from efficient and competitive infrastructure.’ In the light of the statement, discuss whether of the culture of freebies should be stopped? Justify your view.
  3. ‘In a country with low per capita income, public health must be treated as a crucial public good’. Comment.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • The groundwork for all happiness is good health.
  • The case raises questions about the investigation skills of the local police and the impact of police action.
  • Concerns of the founding fathers — addressing socio-economic inequities — are being forgotten in today’s fiscal policy.
  • India’s fiscal federalism driven by political centralisation has deepened socio-economic inequality, belying the dreams of the founding fathers who saw a cure for such inequities in planning.
  • Biden’s vision of a West Asia beholden to the U.S. for its security is obsolete.
  • Freebies lower the quality and competitiveness of the manufacturing sector by detracting from efficient and competitive infrastructure.
  • Public health must be treated as a crucial public good in a country with low per capita income.
  • To ensure that ED and money-laundering probes remain apolitical and impartial, India needs strong political will and an inter-party consensus, both of which seem elusive today.

ESSAY TOPIC

  • The groundwork for all happiness is good health.

50 WORD TALK

  • There has been rise in food and fuel prices, as well as supply chain issues, as the mountains of grain stocks remained stuck in silos. It shows the enormous cost of allowing the conflict to rage on, supplying arms to Ukraine, and using the sanctions to isolate Russia, a permanent member of the UN Security Council. As rival egos took centre stage and crippling sanctions and geopolitics took priority in place of peace, the world has paid a heavy price.

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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