April 20, 2024

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WSDP Bulletin (22/02/2024)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

1. ST tag for Meiteis | Manipur High Court withdraws contentious part of its order READ MORE

2. Cabinet approves amendment in the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy on Space Sector READ MORE

3. Centre increases Fair and Remunerative Price of sugarcane; will be in force from October 1 READ MORE

4. Astronomers find the small, hot helium stars they had been looking for READ MORE

5. To bypass Red Sea, new trade route to Israel involving Mundra port: How this will work READ MORE

6. CAG flags MoEFCC projects costing Rs 4.47 crore for procedural lapses READ MORE

7. New protocol can reduce breeding cycle of pigeonpea by 3-5 years, important for nutritional security in drylands READ MORE

8. How global warming is reshaping winter life in Canada READ MORE

Main

GS Paper- 1

1. A 100-year-old story of British brutality & Sikh sacrifice READ MORE

2. Caste census lessons for new government in Bihar READ MORE

3. Are Dalits homogenous or heterogenous? READ MORE

4. Calm assessment: On the extent of ‘deemed forest’ READ MORE

5. Heed SC’s directive on saving forests READ MORE

6. Definition of forest: SC underscores concerns over land diversion READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

1. Ending discrimination: On the Union of India and Others vs Ex. Lt. Selina John case READ MORE

2. Governor R N Ravi’s walkout deepens Tamil Nadu crisis: Time to abolish governorships? READ MORE

3. Restoring trust in democracy READ MORE

4. Influence of AI and digital media on general elections READ MORE

5. Fair play READ MORE

6. Uniform Civil Code: Assam going Uttarakhand way? READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

1. Electoral season and restructuring the health system READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

1. Delhi must be prepared to counter Beijing’s lawfare READ MORE

2. Close ties with Russia: India steadfast in its support amid Ukraine war READ MORE  

3. Why is India correct in seeking ‘permanent solution’ for food security at WTO READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1. On financial devolution among States | Explained READ MORE

2. India to dominate the global solar industry READ MORE

3. What farmers want is the freedom to sell their produce READ MORE

4. SDG progress report a wake-up call READ MORE

5. MSP: A double-edged sword in Indian agriculture READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

1. Collapse of the ecological balance and an undeclared war with nature READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1. Dark Net Woes READ MORE

2. Keep it wholesome: On shaping a national cervical cancer control programme READ MORE

INTERNAL SECURITY

1. India’s security and the fencing of the Myanmar border READ MORE

2. The future of counterterrorism: Evolving online tools and tactics READ MORE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

1. In Morbi’s debris, the role of the State in PPP projects READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

1. AI Ethics: 7 Crucial Qualities Of Ethical Leadership READ MORE

2. F S Nariman: judiciary’s ‘Bhishma Pitamah’ who minced no words, combined intellect and ethics READ MORE

3. Given the environmental costs, is it ethical to bring a child into the world? READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

1. The UCC despite having contrastive interests clashing over the attributes of pluralism, will successfully balance out things by reinforcing social justice. Critically examine.

2. MSP is plugging more farmers into the industrial agriculture system and the consequent oversupply of agricultural commodities is crashing prices. Comment.

3. The Green Revolution transformed India from a ship-to-mouth existence to self-reliance, but it also sowed the seeds of its own destruction, leading to a grave farming crisis in the country. Examine.

4. Delimitation of constituencies on the basis of the present population will not only lead to inequitable representation in parliament but it will violate the 84th Constitutional amendment. Examine.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Capitalism works if you have safety nets to deal with people who are naturally left behind and brutalised by it.
  • The challenge is to understand the current system of health care and have the imagination to design the process of reform while building the implementation capacity at the district level by training and upskilling existing staff.
  • The Court’s words that rules making marriage of women employees and their domestic involvement a ground for disentitlement are unconstitutional should be heard by all organisations so that the workplace becomes an enabler, and not a hurdle.
  • The economic consequences of the destruction of the environment, the ecotourism in the region, invasive species, and wild animals, combined with the violation of all standards, have led to the degradation of Wayanad’s ecology.
  • Laws and moral standards governing the application of AI to political campaigns ought to be developed to reduce the possibility of abuse and guarantee openness.
  • India will be content to expand its unique relationship with Russia into newer domains, while being confident that there would be no rancour or backstabbing.
  • India’s decision to build a fence along the entire 1,643-km-long Myanmar border will facilitate better surveillance and prevent illegal migration and ingress of Valley-Based-Insurgent Groups.
  • The UCC despite having contrastive interests clashing over the attributes of pluralism, will successfully balance out things by reinforcing social justice in the form of equality, human dignity, gender justice, equal treatment of law etc.
  • New Delhi has rightly pushed for measures to amend the formula calculating the food subsidy cap and to include programmes implemented after 2013 under the ‘Peace Clause’.
  • If MSP is not diverted towards agroecological farming, MSP backing an industrial system of agriculture could potentially be risky.
  • MSP is plugging more farmers into the industrial agriculture system and the consequent oversupply of agricultural commodities is crashing prices.

ESSAY TOPIC

  • We need to move forward on AI development but we also need to be mindful of its very real dangers.

50-WORD TALK

  • Supreme Court using power under Article 142 to declare AAP candidate’s victory in Chandigarh mayoral polls is complete justice. Returning officer who vitiated electoral process by defacing ballot papers deserves exemplary punishment. It’s also a strong indictment of BJP for resorting to malpractices to grab power even at municipal levels.

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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