May 21, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

A Blog for IAS Examination

WSDP Bulletin (07/05/2024)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

1. Why are Lakshadweep coral reefs undergoing severe bleaching? READ MORE

2. Digital democracies and the challenges of Anthropocene READ MORE

3. Permanent deletion of transactions can help make e-rupee anonymous: Shaktikanta Das READ MORE

4. What is magnetic resonance imaging? | Explained READ MORE

5. What is carbon farming? | Explained READ MORE

6. ‘Unilateral, untenable’, says Jaishankar on Nepal’s new ₹100 currency note featuring disputed Indian territories Expert READ MORE

7. Tirthahalli areca emerges best variety among nuts grown in Karnataka READ MORE

8. Why researchers have created Goldene, a sheet of gold that is only one atom thick READ MORE

Main

GS Paper- 1

1. Spiritual education can transform society READ MORE

2. How to care for an ageing population READ MORE

3. How exactly do heatwave and rainfall patterns affect India’s growth prospects? READ MORE

4. Toxic waste disposal: Extinguish the suffocating fumes in Nuh READ MORE

5. Water crisis worsens: Reservoir levels plummet to alarming extent READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

1. Time to talk: On Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Mullaperiyar dam row READ MORE

2. A half-hearted climate change verdict READ MORE

3. Why spectrum allocation, tech policy must not be a matter of courts READ MORE

4. Criminal trials: SC decries ineffective cross-examination READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

1. How teachers’ beliefs can shape motivation and student learning READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

1. Nothing ‘gentlemanly’ in Chinese diplomacy READ MORE

2. Holding up the mirror READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1. Getting to a new level in India’s online gaming sector READ MORE

2. Make the poor richer without making the rich poorer READ MORE

3. Ensuring successful transition to renewable power READ MORE

4. India’s opportunity for sustainable growth READ MORE

5. Rethinking Economic Growth READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

1. West needs to bear its climate funding duty READ MORE

2. Political parties must prioritise environmental preservation READ MORE

3. Climate startups: Innovative climate crisis warriors READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1. Multipronged strategy a must to curb data poisoning READ MORE

2. The new age of quantum technology READ MORE

3. Generative AI creates challenges in intellectual property and epistemology READ MORE

INTERNAL SECURITY

1. Trouble-torn Manipur needs an out-of-the-box solution READ MORE

2. AFSPA repeal: A step towards ‘Naya Kashmir’ READ MORE

3. Protecting Our Digital World READ MORE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

1. Mending the forests, putting out the fires READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

1. Desireless performance can produce the best results READ MORE

2. The aim of morality READ MORE

3. How you use intelligence READ MORE

4. The role of emotional intelligence READ MORE

5. Reimagining Tagore’s educational philosophy READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

1. India’s inequality is a result of lopsided economic growth and taxation. It is well established that India is experiencing jobless growth where headline GDP growth does not translate into jobs, incomes and prosperity for a large majority. Comment.

2. Cybersecurity is not just about safeguarding the data rather it’s about safeguarding trust, privacy and freedom in the digital age. Comment.

3. The twin objectives of high economic growth and reduction of inequality can only be achieved with improvements in human development and poverty reduction. Examine.

4. In the absence of improvement in human development and poverty reduction, the growth process cannot be inclusive and will only add to inequality. Comment.

5. Recent judicial pronouncements and observations that attempt to bring the impacts of climate change within the purview of constitutional fundamental rights pave the way for legal accountability of climate action. Comment.

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
  • As water and dam safety can be used by some elements to arouse emotions, the political leadership in both States should be proactive in thrashing out the differences.
  • The Court’s blanket acceptance of such an energy transition undermines its own assertion regarding a clean and healthy environment being a fundamental human right. To ensure such a right, it ought to consider the potential of alternatives to these mega-projects.
  • It is simply incontestable that the economic disparity between the rich and the poor has widened alarmingly over the last two decades, not just in India but across the world.
  • India’s inequality is a result of lopsided economic growth and taxation. It is well established that India is experiencing jobless growth where headline GDP growth does not translate into jobs, incomes and prosperity for a large majority.
  • It is important to ensure a social security net through welfare programs for the poor until they can reap gains of economic growth.
  • A pragmatic approach to reducing the rich-poor gap is by maximising economic growth, minimising unemployment, lowering the tax burden for the common person and providing a safety net for the poor.
  • India can reduce inequality by making the poor richer without having to make the rich poorer.
  • Policy for the telecom sector is best left to TRAI and DoT; to auction or not to auction is a task given to them and they should be responsible for it and be made accountable.
  • Renewable power plays a crucial role by ensuring energy through resource planning, optimising energy mix, infrastructure planning, policy formulation and economic analysis.
  • Sustainable growth is possible but not guaranteed. Vested parties often succeed in delaying the adoption of new innovations.
  • Teachers operating in complex and challenging environments are constrained by self-limiting beliefs about their ability to raise student learning.
  • The correlation among climate change-induced droughts, soaring temperatures and the spike in forest fires demands urgent attention from policymakers and environmentalists.
  • India stands at the threshold of a transformative era in the gaming industry. By fostering an enabling environment for skill gaming, promoting diversity and inclusion, and capitalising on its rich cultural narratives, India can not only realise its vision of a $1-trillion digital economy but also shape the future of gaming on a global scale.
  • Morality depends on one’s efforts to maintain a balance regarding time, place and person, and, therefore, there may be differences in moral code.
  • Without goodwill, conferences end in bickerings, assemblies achieve nothing, resolutions are considered mere scraps of paper, economic remedies cannot prove effective and legal acts or social reforms cannot bring the desired change.
  • Cybersecurity is not just about safeguarding the data rather it’s about safeguarding trust, privacy and freedom in the digital age.

ESSAY TOPIC

  • If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

50-WORD TALK

  • As Elon Musk comes calling, India’s notification of 100% FDI in space sector is timely. It isn’t automatic. FDI above 49% or 74% will need government approval. Unfortunately, we’ve seen the ‘system’, armed with discretions, defeat many reforms. We can only hope this won’t be the fate of space FDI.

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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