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WSDP Bulletin (09/12/2023)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

1. What led to frequent earthquakes this year? Earth Sciences Minister answers READ MORE

2. Monetary policy: Why RBI’s policy panel has kept repo rate unchanged while revising growth upwards READ MORE

3. New dark matter theory explains two puzzles in astrophysics READ MORE

4. India’s forex reserves touch four-month high at $604 billion: RBI READ MORE

5. RBI enhances UPI payment limits for healthcare and education READ MORE

6. Indian startups’ funding winter persists, 72% decline in 2023: Report READ MORE

7. Centre bans onion export till March; Nashik farmers protest READ MORE

8. Centre revises wheat stock limits to rein in prices, hoarding READ MORE

9. Private Bill by CPI(M) MP seeks powers to Assemblies to remove Governors READ MORE

10. New climate draft seeks tripling of renewable energy capacity READ MORE

11. De-extincting the dodo: Why scientists are planning to bring back the bird to Mauritius READ MORE

12. Up to 2.6 billion people in Asia, Africa could be exposed to heatwaves by 2090: IOM READ MORE

Main

GS Paper- 1

1. Socialism’s Self-Criticism and Real Democracy READ MORE

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

3. Report Reveals ‘Catastrophic Loss’ To Himalayan Glaciers ‘Even at 2°C’ READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

1. Justice System in Crisis: The Case of India’s Undertrial Prisoners READ MORE

2. From 25 Years Ago: Economic Development and Political Democracy: Interaction of Economics and Politics in Independent India READ MORE

3. All Is Not Well in the Sixth Schedule: A Reaction to the Demand for the Sixth Schedule in Ladakh READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

1. Inclusive National Policy on Menstrual Health and Hygiene READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

1. Strengthening India’s Global Influence through a Sound Public Diplomacy Policy READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1. Analysing India’s shifting economic landscape READ MORE

2. India’s Open Credit Enablement Network as a Model to Empower MSMEs in Emerging Economies READ MORE

3. Framework Convention on International Tax Cooperation READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

1. India’s low carbon transition READ MORE  

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1. Strengthening biosecurity through bioattribution READ MORE  

2. Post-Quantum Cryptography: The lynchpin of future cybersecurity READ MORE

INTERNAL SECURITY

1. Cyber (in)security: Looking back at 2017 READ MORE

2. India’s coastal security paradox READ MORE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

1. Lesson from Chennai: Give back flood plains to rivers READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

1. Only those who inquire are able to acquire 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. Leveraging this demographic dividend through education, skill development, and job creation can boost economic growth, but it necessitates effective resource management and opportunity provision for the growing workforce. Comment.

2. Despite the importance of meeting broader development goals, an impending demographic shift, rapid urbanisation and a shifting economic makeup, India has made a substantial commitment to upholding its global moral obligations towards low carbon transition. Examine.

3. India’s achievements with Digital Public Infrastructure, illustrated by India Stack, offer an inspiring model for empowering MSMEs worldwide, particularly in emerging economies. digital public infrastructure. Discuss.

4. The Sixth Schedule is perceived as a beacon of autonomy and a panacea for local developmental issues, but its implementation and distinct nature of governance has become a persistence of many problems in Sixth Schedule areas. Examine.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.
  • Leveraging this demographic dividend through education, skill development, and job creation can boost economic growth, but it also necessitates effective resource management and opportunity provision for the growing workforce.
  • By empowering traditional artisans and promoting their skills, this initiative contributes to preserving traditional industries and facilitates entrepreneurship, ultimately increasing self-employment and other livelihood opportunities in India.
  • Establishing a global bioattribution enterprise is crucial to enhancing current frameworks, integrating emerging technologies, and fostering international collaboration. This comprehensive approach is vital for ensuring accountability, protecting against biothreats, and advancing global biosecurity.
  • With the number of data breaches multiplying rapidly over the years, India must ensure the timely migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) algorithms across all sectors, particularly critical infrastructure.
  • Despite the importance of meeting broader development goals, an impending demographic shift, rapid urbanisation and a shifting economic makeup, India has made a substantial commitment to upholding its global moral obligations.
  • In order to engage with these diasporic communities in a prudent manner, the overarching public diplomacy policy should include a policy-led engagement. This can facilitate non-state actors to devise studies, evaluations, and opinions centred around the Indian diaspora in various countries and accordingly influence national aims and policies.
  • By prioritising direct communication, unleashing economic potential, enhancing regional representation, strengthening subnational diplomacy, improving grassroots engagement, building soft power influence, and understanding challenges through these events, India can effectively engage with the global community.
  • By incorporating inclusive measures and addressing disparities, the proposed initiatives aim to establish a more holistic menstrual hygiene policy, with a transformative impact on menstrual health management practices across India.
  • India’s achievements with Digital Public Infrastructure, illustrated by India Stack, offer an inspiring model for empowering MSMEs worldwide, particularly in emerging economies. digital public infrastructure.
  • DPI can potentially increase productivity and transparency in the public-private ecosystem and improve inclusivity and development at scale.
  • The highest court’s extraordinary directive was in response to a criminal justice system that is widely regarded as ‘dysfunctional’, where undertrials are made to wait for years before their cases are even heard.
  • The Sixth Schedule is perceived as a beacon of autonomy and a panacea for local developmental issues, but its implementation and distinct nature of governance has become a persistence of many problems in Sixth Schedule areas.

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

  • Ironies apart, a document being negotiated at COP28 in petrostate UAE mentions phasing out fossil fuels is significant. Some rich nations can now wish fossil fuels away but coal remains important for many. This pledge is a positive global goal, but the journey there is not the same for everyone.
  • 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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