September 25, 2022

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WSDP Bulletin (29-07-2022)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Bhupendra Yadav promises better policies for migrants at ILO to meet READ MORE
  2. Explained: Fed Reserve rate hike, US recession and impact on India READ MORE
  3. Suspension of MPs: the rules and the powers of presiding officers READ MORE
  4. Henrietta Leavitt and the Astronomical Cow Puzzle READ MORE
  5. World Tiger Day: The tiger was not endemic to India; it came here from China READ MORE
  6. Some 85% of districts in India now face arid conditions READ MORE
  7. UN General Assembly declares access to a clean and healthy environment a universal human right READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. India’s abortion law seems liberal but is driven by a population control logic – not women’s rights READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Narrow view: SC verdict on PMLA fails to protect personal liberty from draconian provisions READ MORE
  2. By upholding PMLA, SC puts its stamp on Kafka’s law READ MORE
  3. Rules with rights: GoI’s right that social media must be accountable. But what’s objectionable must be defined very narrowly READ MORE
  4. Need babus for knowledge-based India READ MORE
  5. When MPs get suspended from Parliament READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Indian Politics Has a Clear Gender Imbalance. That’s Why We Need the Women’s Reservation Bill. READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Prospect of CAATSA waiver reveals US designs READ MORE
  2. Russia-Iran ties a pact of the isolated READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. GIFT City: India’s upcoming economic and financial hub READ MORE
  2. Time to liberalise: The government must expedite economic reforms to boost growth and create employment READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. What numbers do not reveal about tiger conservation: India must not lose sight of the fact that there are other factors critical to ensuring the survival of this big cat READ MORE
  2. Erratic pre-monsoon, monsoon rainfall impacts North East agriculture READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Education is alive when it teaches life itself READ MORE
  2. Ethical digital twins can help make India’s disease poor READ MORE
  3. Aspire to Enjoy READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘India’s abortion law seems liberal but is driven by a population control logic, not women’s rights’. Critically examine.
  2. ‘The money laundering Act is opaque and draconian, gives arbitrary state powers over citizens’. Do you agree with this view? Justify your case.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them deceive themselves.
  • The Indian education system, with all its drawbacks, has led to Indian students being able to compete at the highest levels globally.
  • India must not lose sight of the fact that there are other factors critical to ensuring the survival of this big cat.
  • At a time when the ED is selectively targeting regime opponents, the verdict is bound to be remembered for its failure to protect personal liberty from executive excess.
  • The money laundering Act is opaque and draconian, giving states arbitrary powers over citizens. Now, it has the SC’s approval.
  • In the years to come, GIFT City in Gandhinagar will be a force to reckon with in the field of financial technology, data security and finance, which will make the entire country proud.
  • The goal of education must be life itself, not merely providing instruction in how to earn a livelihood.
  • When education moves towards real knowledge and real peace, a new man and a new humanity will be born.
  • The only way out is the broadening and deepening of economic reforms, especially in areas, like agriculture and labour laws. Thankfully, the Narendra Modi government has shown intent to do that.
  • At a time when India aspires to be a $5-trillion economy, the existing bureaucracy needs a radical transformation
  • India is essentially a welfare state, and the time has come for the private sector to share the burden of the government to care for the poor of the country.
  • The MTP Act disregards women’s health and rights to regulate reproduction at all costs.

ESSAY TOPIC

  • When education moves towards real knowledge and real peace, a new man and a new humanity will be born.

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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