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WSDP Bulletin (29-03-2023)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. National Mission on Natural Farming READ MORE  
  2. Green Agriculture READ MORE
  3. SVAMITVA Scheme READ MORE
  4. NCPCR writes to States to introduce concessions for children with Type 1 diabetes in schools READ MORE
  5. What is an IMF bailout, when is it provided to a country, and what are the lending conditions? READ MORE
  6. G20 expert group constituted for strengthening MDBs READ MORE
  7. Chaos in Lebanon over what time it is: What is the underlying idea of Daylight Saving Time? READ MORE
  8. Why does Russia want tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus? READ MORE
  9. UK to provide weapons containing depleted uranium to Ukraine: What are these? READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

  1. Putting citizen engagement at the heart of governance READ MORE
  2. Rahul Gandhi’s Disqualification Proves the Law Has Fallen Into the Wrong Hands READ MORE
  3. Five Simple Yet Powerful Reforms to Make Indian Police Force Effective READ MORE
  4. Reflections on hate speech in light of recent Supreme Court orders READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

  1. Healthcare in India has made great progress, but challenges remain READ MORE  
  2. Digital divide: Internet access in govt schools vital to narrow the gap READ MORE
  3. Why Isn’t India Doing its Best to Educate Children of the Poor? READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

  1. Recalibrating strategy: Attention now on how India will navigate the upcoming SCO, G20 meetings READ MORE
  2. China’s foray into Middle East via Iran-Saudi deal READ MORE
  3. India and Israel can be pivots in reglobalising Asia READ MORE
  4. India’s Taliban dilemma: Diplomatic engagement and moral disquietness READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  1. GDPs without borders: That even Japan is open now to immigration shows what mistakes other aging, rich countries are making READ MORE
  2. Flip side to bank transparency READ MORE
  3. Moment of Reckoning READ MORE
  4. Improving Global Food Security: The Impact of the Black Sea Grain Initiative READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  1. The Possibilities and Pitfalls of ChatGPT READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  1. Further Warming in Disaster-Hit Himalayas Will Have ‘Severe Consequences’: IPCC READ MORE
  2. In an Assam district, extreme weather events are forcing a shift in farming practices READ MORE

SECURITY

  1. After failure of insurgency in Kashmir, Pakistan is working on Punjab once again READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

  1. Humility vs humiliation READ MORE
  2. Be The Change You Want To See In Others READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. As the global food system has become more fragile and vulnerable, the Black Sea Grain Initiative has assuaged the demand–supply deficit to a certain extent and provided a degree of stability to global food prices. Examine.
  2. In the face of growing regional uncertainty and global instability, India and Israel, must explore and develop robust cooperation in Asia. In light of this statement, discuss how India and Israel can be pivots in reglobalising Asia?
  3. The New Education Policy (NEP) has only committed to a universal minimum level of education rather than quality education for every children. Critically examine.
  4. Education plays an important role in breaking the chain of caste but integrating education (as inspired in NEP) with the neo-liberal socio-economic order creates a situation similar to the caste system. Argue.
  5. Police reforms have been put off year after year until the task has become so gargantuan that everyone is afraid to touch it. In light of the statement analyse what changes are necessary to make Indian police people friendly?

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
  • The strategic/commercial issues that challenge the relationship indicate the need to continue to build the trust that will make the U.S.-India partnership as strong as it should be.
  • Global food security has been significantly impacted due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Rising food inflation and reduced availability of key commodities are some of the major concerns.
  • As the global food system has become more fragile and vulnerable, the Black Sea Grain Initiative has assuaged the demand–supply deficit to a certain extent and provided a degree of stability to global food prices.
  • In the face of growing regional uncertainty and global instability, India and Israel, with other partners, must explore and develop robust cooperation in various domains.
  • Providing a decent education to every child is essential if the future is to be democratic.
  • The New Education Policy (NEP) does not promise quality education to every child. Its commitment is only to a universal minimum level of education.
  • The neo-liberal acceptance of class inequalities in education is integrated with an instrumental understanding of its purpose.
  • Hate speech carries the power to slowly change the conscience of a social group, to veer it towards hating a community, an identity.
  • Police reforms have been put off year after year until the task has become so gargantuan that everyone is afraid to touch it.
  • Furthering democracy is about constantly finding ways to respect the voice of the citizen standing at the end of the last mile

ESSAY TOPIC

  • Human resource management is a prerequisite for growth.
  • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

50-WORD TALK

  • The swift disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as Lok Sabha member a day after his conviction is unsurprising. He has a long legal, political battle ahead. It’s an opportunity for him to reinvent himself and prove his leadership mettle. Opposition unity is good for optics but its durability is anyone’s guess.
  • Finance Minister’s announcement of a committee to examine Old Pension Scheme is disappointing. From fiscal view, it’s clear New Pension Scheme is superior, while OPS trades current benefits for future significant liabilities. This is a disturbing message to states: that fiscal imprudence will be examined at par with smart decisions.

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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