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WSDP Bulletin (14-02-2023)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. NAMAMI GANGE MISSION-II APPROVED WITH A BUDGETARY OUTLAY OF RS.22,500 CRORE TILL 2026 READ MORE  
  2. ATAL BHUJAL YOJANA IS BEING IMPLEMENTED IN SEVEN STATES FOR A PERIOD OF 5 YEARS FROM 01.04.2020. READ MORE
  3. Government has launched of National Air Quality index and decided to leapfrog from BS-IV to BS-VI fuels standards to combat air pollution READ MORE
  4. Saudi Arabia To Send Its First Female Astronaut Into Space READ MORE
  5. SC upholds the constitution of the J&K Delimitation Commission, extension of tenure of its chairperson READ MORE
  6. Retail inflation rises to 3-month high of 6.52% in January READ MORE
  7. Cyclone Gabrielle: how microgrids could help keep the power on during extreme weather events READ MORE
  8. India discussing with G-20 nations to develop SoP for regulating crypto assets: Sitharaman READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. Hill or city, urban planning cannot be an afterthought READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Honour of office: On new Governors of States appointed by the Centre READ MORE
  2. We need judiciary for people and by people READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Four Things India Must Do to Achieve Economic Equality, Social Justice READ MORE
  2. Empowerment through Higher Education READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. India can make definitional contributions at G20 READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. Competition law amendments: Of penalties and misses READ MORE
  2. Telecom bottlenecks: Address gaps in 4G services to bridge digital divide READ MORE
  3. The sinking pulse of Green Revolution READ MORE

 TECHNOLOGY

  1. Make in IndAIa: As Google comes up with a ChatGPT rival & AI becomes ubiquitous, here’s what GoI must do READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Global South unity can achieve climate justice READ MORE
  2. A Wetlands Requiem? READ MORE

SECURITY

  1. Indian Air Force’s revised doctrine adopts a holistic approach to the country’s security imperatives READ MORE
  2. India’s changing security threats READ MORE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  1. From Joshimath, a warning for Mussoorie — and all of Uttarakhand READ MORE
  2. India’s disregard for the hidden waters of Himalayas may be one cause of disasters like Joshimath READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Constitutional oath is not a mere formality READ MORE
  2. Key to peaceful and beautiful life READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘If India wants to get its future right and if India wants to be future-ready, women should be centre of the discourse and at the centre of Its decisions’. In light of the statement, discuss why the budgetary allocation for women is not shows progressive approach?
  2. ‘A relational governance framework could help ensure that the benefits of AI are maximised while minimising potential harm’. Analyse the statement in light of recent developments.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • You cannot get the truth by catching it yourself but only by its catching you.
  • Divinity of a human being is not merely a notion, but a truth that can be experienced in the stillness of the mind.
  • With the evolving security scenario resulting in complex internal and external challenges, the nature of the security discourse as well as ground techniques have to be improved.
  • If you want to get your future right, if you want to be future-ready, make sure that women are the centre of the discourse and that women are at the centre of your decisions.
  • A relational governance framework could help ensure that the benefits of AI are maximised while minimising potential harm.
  • It is vital to raise awareness about the benefits of eating pulses that are high in macronutrients for both sustainability and dietary needs.
  • The Constitution is a radical and transformative document. At its heart lie the values of liberty, justice, equality and fraternity.
  • India has a good opportunity to make definitional contributions at the coming G20 summit. There will be palpable wisdom in preparing for it.
  • The government’s consolidation strategy relies heavily on centralisation, which has both limits and limitations.
  • The Union Budget’s plan to provide a push for infrastructure through a substantial increase in the government’s capital expenditure should provide a big fillip to construction goods and is likely to feed through to other sectors as well in the coming months.
  • A true society is not one that is casteless, but one that acknowledges the historic wrongs which continue to this day and provide effective reparations and redress.

50-WORD TALK

  • From flying in the F-35 stealth aircraft to sending over its biggest delegation ever to Aero India, Washington is leaving no stone unturned to woo India. But what really matters is the actual collaboration between the two countries where Washington is willing to co-manufacture and co-develop rather than just sell.
  • The reasons for the Modi government’s ban on several lending apps–trickling in from source-based stories–include money laundering, data theft, tax evasion, extortion, and fraud. While these are all legitimate grievances, there has been no official public communication. This level of secrecy is unnecessary. It will only spook the entire industry.
  • The debate for instituting a more transparent and robust mechanism for selection of judges of the higher judiciary will continue to rage till a better and more credible system is adopted, replacing or improving the collegium system duly insulated from political influence or coercion. Such an improvement will only further strengthen the basic structure and enhance judicial independence.

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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