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WSDP Bulletin (06/12/2023)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

1.  Why Moody’s cut China’s economic outlook to ‘negative’ READ MORE

2.  COP28 Climate Summit | Global Stocktake draft calls for phasing out fossil fuels READ MORE

3.  Illegal iron ore mining no longer rampant in Karnataka, industry body wants SC to lift production cap READ MORE

4.  Disc of gas whirling around star found for the first time in another galaxy READ MORE

5.  Mysterious mineral produced in ocean could keep Earth cool, even induce ice age READ MORE

6.  James Webb telescope finds water in roiling disk of gas around ultra-hot star for 1st time ever READ MORE

7.  What’s the status of the UN treaty to end plastic pollution? | Explained READ MORE

8.  COP28 summit: Global dairy companies join alliance to cut methane READ MORE

9.  India’s CO2 emissions likely to register biggest rise for second year, says report READ MORE

10.  Glaciers shrank 1 m a year in a decade: WMO READ MORE

Main

GS Paper- 1

1. Chronicles Of Death: Suicide is a rising trend in India, including among the young READ MORE

2. ‘Caste census will turn India into a Union of Castes’ READ MORE

3. World Soil Day: Preserving and restoring soil health is crucial for a prosperous and sustainable future READ MORE

4. New unified theory shows how past landscapes drove the evolution of Earth’s rich diversity of life READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

1. The case of delayed bail and trial READ MORE

2. Cut out red tapism in public sector share sale READ MORE

3. Role of Governors in focus again READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

1. Impact of India’s Mission Parivar Vikas on fertility rates and family planning READ MORE  

2. Make steady nutrition grants to reap demographic dividend READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

1. Decoupling, derisking, China + 1. All Beijing wants is a less hostile, more predictable US READ MORE

2. India holds firm: Seeks climate justice for Global South READ MORE  

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1. Honest reckoning: On the reality behind the commitment to renewable energy READ MORE

2. Firing up hydrogen start-ups READ MORE

3. Striking a Balance READ MORE

4. RBI could sustain the pause READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

1. What happens after net zero? The impacts will play out for decades, with poorest countries still feeling the heat READ MORE  

2. The journey towards a plastic-free world READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1. How does GPS work? | Explained READ MORE  

2. OpenAI’s Q* is alarming for a different reason READ MORE

INTERNAL SECURITY

1. Combating cybercrimes READ MORE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

1. Shared blame: Cyclone Michaung alone was not responsible for Chennai’s troubles READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

1. Your Happy Future Flows From Fertile Soil READ MORE

2. The true end of learning READ MORE

3. Only right education can ensure world peace READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

1. High fertility is a public health concern as it has negative consequences for maternal and child health and also has a negative association with GDP levels at an aggregate level. Critically analyse the impact of India’s Mission Parivar Vikas on fertility rates and family planning.

2. “All the wealth in the world is not worth it unless there is peace in the human heart”. Explain the meaning of statement with relevant examples.

3. The majority ownership and control by the Government for several decades has ingrained in the bureaucrat a feeling of exercising command over the management of the PSU. Comment.

4. The government wants to remain in the driver’s seat even after strategic sales of PSUs. Comment.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot.
  • The extent to which climate change ‘boosted’ Cyclone Michaung is for attribution science to say, although it would be naive to wait for any verdict other than that warmer seas are feeding stronger cyclones.
  • The paradox of the world’s major economies’ commitment to renewable energy is that it is not, as of now, actively geared to replace fossil fuel.
  • In UAPA cases, courts must either push for bail if there is an inordinate delay by the investigating agency in preparing charge sheet or ensure a speedy trial.
  • High fertility is a public health concern as it has negative consequences for maternal and child health and also has a negative association with GDP levels at an aggregate level.
  • The quality of school education deserves maximum attention, particularly in terms of teacher education and recruitment, vocational skills and interest identification.
  • The lengthy and cumbersome process of approval and bureaucratic red tape undermines the chances of the Government selling CPSU shares to willing investors.
  • The majority ownership and control by the Government for several decades has ingrained in the bureaucrat a feeling of exercising command over the management of the PSU.
  • The government wants to remain in the driver’s seat even after strategic sales of PSUs.
  • Weaponization, ostensibly for security, is driven by the lurking fear of potential attacks by a neighbouring country at some point or another.
  • All the wealth in the world is not worth it unless there is peace in the human heart.
  • Countries such as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh stood with India on the Canada issue, but as details of the U.S. indictment are revealed, South Asian capitals, and not just Islamabad, will be studying the footprint of Indian agencies in their countries as well.
  • In dealing with India, diplomats in the US and other Western countries need to take into account Indian sensitivities.
  • COP28 has seen a step forward towards climate justice as it approved the ‘loss and damage fund’. Now, the moot point is that the developed countries must finally pay compensation that is adequate for the Global South to combat climate change.
  • The Green Credit Scheme is a novel and unique initiative to achieve the goals and objectives of Mission LiFE, launched by Prime Minister This unique initiative  can be adopted by other nations at the global level by adjusting environment-friendly lifestyles.
  • While gross domestic product metrics indicate positivity, India seems to have successfully warded off the boogeyman of recession standing at the doorstep of several countries across the globe. India today is a global image of solidity and performance.
  • Before India and China can commit to a future without coal, there are geopolitical and technological hurdles that need to be resolved.

ESSAY TOPIC

  • World has enough to satisfy everybody’s need, but not everybody’s greed.
  • All the wealth in the world is not worth it unless there is peace in the human heart.

50-WORD TALK

  • The engagement between the US deputy NSA and S Jaishankar shows that both sides are acting responsibly to prevent the situation from spiralling out of control amid the Nijjar-Pannun saga. They have kept emotion out of the equation, displaying statesmanship that is vital to bilateral ties as significant as theirs.
  • China has become the first nation to accept the Taliban’s ambassador, starting the normalisation of the outfit in the global order. This is the destiny of Afghanistan that everyone will have to accept, even as efforts continue to sustain international pressure on the Taliban for women’s rights and curbing terrorism.

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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