July 13, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

A Blog for IAS Examination

WSDP Bulletin (01/04/2024)

(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

1. Why is unemployment high among the youth? | Explained READ MORE

2. Increasing tropical cyclones of higher intensity necessitates a new category  READ MORE

3. Change in IT Act yet to benefit MSMEs READ MORE

4. Many countries yet to fully implement steps to prevent misuse of virtual assets, says FATF READ MORE

5. Over 60 products from across India earn GI tags READ MORE

6. Now, GST probe into big corporates, major MNCs needs a ‘written approval’ READ MORE

7. Did Congress ‘give away’ Katchatheevu island to Sri Lanka? READ MORE

8. For a decade, earnings of regular salaried & self-employed Indians have been declining: ILO READ MORE

Main

GS Paper- 1

1. Impact and dualities of Social Media READ MORE

2. Empowering India’s tribal communities READ MORE

3. Navigating the global waterscape, its challenges READ MORE

4. Compounding crises: On the impact of a summertime water crisis READ MORE

5. Safeguarding food security: The vital role of water READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

1. The Finance Commission and public finance in Kerala READ MORE

2. Bonds, big money and an imperfect democracy READ MORE

3. The problem with the letter on role of judiciary, signed by 600 lawyers READ MORE

4. Free and Fair Elections after Electoral Bonds READ MORE

5. The Juvenile Justice Act and Its Impact on Families READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

1. Transforming menstrual hygiene in India READ MORE

2. Elevating teachers: Enriching society READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

1. It’s critical to handle China with strategic clarity READ MORE

2. Shifting alliances and tensions in South Asia READ MORE

3. Controversial issues reignite India-Lanka relations READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1. Workers, not tech, should be state’s priority READ MORE

2. A balancing act: On the fiscal deficit target READ MORE

3. Viksit Bharat must also be inclusive Bharat READ MORE

4. Poverty-decline claims need rigorous scrutiny READ MORE

5. Addressing the jobs challenge READ MORE

6.Sustainable agriculture with nano-fertilisers READ MORE

7. India’s inflation story through time READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

1. Illegal mining: NGT exposes gaps in Haryana’s rule READ MORE

2. India’s Green Energy Revolution takes a leap forward READ MORE

3. India’s green energy comes of age READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1. Water footprint of emerging technology: A need for concern? READ MORE

INTERNAL SECURITY

1. New capabilities: India and the Agni-V with MIRV READ MORE

2. Why India’s defence deals with the Global South matter READ MORE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

1. Mitigating risks in infrastructure development READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

1. Navigating the legal and ethical implications of AI READ MORE

2. The Art of Wise Living READ MORE

3. Quantifying happiness is perplexing READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

1. Investing in a green resilient and knowledge-based economy is crucial for sustainable economic development of the State. Comment.

2. Fiscal transfer based on the advancement of gender budgeting in the State is critical to redress gender inequalities. Comment.

3. Schemes such as MGNREGS are rooted in ideals such as inclusion in the development process and mitigation of inequality and socioeconomic distress. Comment.

4. In a well-functioning democracy, where the political leadership is accountable, fighting an election would need neither big funding nor electoral bonds to be bought in secrecy. Discuss.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Strategy is not the consequence of planning, but the opposite: its starting point.
  • Climate change will impose a deadlier cost on low- and middle-income countries such as India by creating simultaneous crises.
  • Investing in a green resilient and knowledge-based economy is crucial for sustainable economic development of the State.
  • Fiscal transfer based on the advancement of gender budgeting (including the care economy infrastructure) in the State is critical to redress gender inequalities.
  • Fiscal austerity measures through expenditure compression are not an option right now before the State as austerity measures can affect the human capital formation and sustained economic growth recovery.
  • Gender budgeting and gender inequalities are inversely related, and the State has a positive role to play in gender-aware human capital formation.
  • The objective of MGNREGS is not to offer a playing field for technological interventions, but to provide deprived households a sense of work security, facilitated by digital technology.
  • Schemes such as MGNREGS are rooted in ideals such as inclusion in the development process and mitigation of inequality and socioeconomic distress, which have even been internationally recognised (such as by the United Nations Development Programme) as contributing to a productive, equitable, and connected society.
  • In an era of increasing socioeconomic inequality, intensifying precarity in work, diminishing social security, and rural distress, technology can play a vital role, but it cannot be the state’s favoured child. The priority has to always remain the workers and their livelihood security.
  • In a well-functioning democracy, fighting an election would need neither extravagant funding nor electoral bonds to be bought in secrecy.
  • In a well-functioning democracy, where the political leadership is accountable, fighting an election would need neither big funding nor electoral bonds to be bought in secrecy.
  • The separation of powers adopted by the Constitution is an article of faith in a liberal democracy.
  • With agriculture on a weak wicket, government needs to think of policies and institutions to enable farmers to access domestic and global markets.
  • In the face of these facts, the rhetoric of sharp poverty reduction, let alone of its disappearance, can only stand on presumptions, not facts.
  • Enhanced coordination and collaboration among the stakeholders could help combat the menace and preserve natural resources.
  • Balancing the advantages and drawbacks of social media usage is essential to harness its potential while mitigating its negative impacts on their well-being and society as a whole.
  • In a world increasingly shaped by Artificial Intelligence, the discourse shifts from its capabilities to the imperative question of its ethical boundaries.
  • Achieving harmony between emerging technology and legal norms requires a culture of continuous learning and adaptation, where laws are designed not just to respond to the challenges posed by AI but to foresee and embrace its vast possibilities.
  • As India gears up to ramp up production of nano-fertilisers, questions arise regarding the technical feasibility and logistical implications of transition.
  • There is an urgent need to bridge the gap between national development agendas and the harsh realities experienced by marginalised tribal communities.
  • The functioning of India’s electoral democracy is increasingly characterised by the prominence of money as a tool for seizing and maintaining political power.

ESSAY TOPIC

  • Mutual tolerance is a necessity for all time and for all races.

50-WORD TALK

  • The drone technology has provided easy solutions to many day-to-day administrative and policing problems, aerial photography and videography, transport management, construction support, telecom services, watershed management, disaster management, spraying of pesticides and nutrients on crops, last-mile delivery of services and goods in healthcare and retail logistics, border management and military operations in armed conflict zones.
  • Tamil Nadu, which has about 6% of India’s population, employs half of the female factory workforce. There exists a gaping gender gap — something a country with the largest working-age population cannot afford. The next level in India’s growth story can only be unlocked once this limiting factor is eliminated.

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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