May 21, 2024

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WSDP Bulletin (08/05/2024)

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(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

1. Migration marvel: Rare Amur Falcon sighting stuns birders Lifestyle READ MORE

2. NASA’s PACE satellite will tackle the largest uncertainty in climate science READ MORE

3. AstraZeneca halts global production, sales of COVID-19 vaccine due to “surplus of available updated vaccines” READ MORE

4. Will microbes bring an end to the plastic disaster? The answer could be an artificial microbe that feasts on plastic READ MORE

5. Benfield Nature Reserve records scarce species in survey READ MORE

6. New Genetic Form of Alzheimer’s Identified in People With Common Risk Factor READ MORE

7. What is ‘Project Nilgiri Tahr, Tamil Nadu’s multi-pronged initiative to save state animal READ MORE

8. How a CRISPR gene editing trial was able to treat some cases of inherited blindness READ MORE

9. Metabolic footprints of cancer cells may help in early diagnosis, shows study 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. Constructed wetlands are nature’s ingenious solution for wastewater treatment in India READ MORE

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

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

1. Rules for a new dawn for the Indian legal industry READ MORE

2. Elected leaders need to rethink READ MORE

3. Supreme Court’s recent decisions on abortion pregnant with semantics, not necessarily justice READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

1. Some academics are getting it wrong: New PhD guidelines will make life easier for scholars READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

1. India and Central Asia: Despite historical links and Modi government’s outreach, ties need renewed focus READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1. An inheritance tax will help reduce inequality READ MORE

2. Evolution of monetary policymaking in India READ MORE

3. India’s economic prospects: Despite challenges, there is room for optimism READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

1. Plastic solution: Beyond the Global Plastics Treaty READ MORE

2. Farm fires: Worrying spike in stubble burning in Punjab READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1. Scientifically Speaking | New mRNA vaccines show promise in fighting cancer 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. Why Uttarakhand forests are on fire this season READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

1. Ethical Risks of AI READ MORE

2. The role of emotional intelligence READ MORE

3. Reimagining Tagore’s educational philosophy READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

1. Plastic pollution cannot be ended merely by treaties, without investment in alternatives treaties are just another laws on paper. Comment on the statement in the light of the recent Global Plastic Treaty.

2. 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.

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

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

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

6. 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

  • The property of the elite being bequeathed to descendants implies that the descendants do no work to acquire it. There is no economic reason for it to be a freebie for them.
  • Plastic pollution cannot be ended by treaties, without investment in alternatives.
  • 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.
  • With the changing nature of inflation and macroeconomic turbulence, remaining committed to inflation-targeting seems daunting.
  • The RBI needs to frame a comprehensive policy to make determined efforts to address and supplement IT with prudent actions to counter supply-side disruptions especially, affecting food prices.
  • It is time that elected representatives live up to the expectations of their electors as responsible, honest and devoted community leaders.
  • Corporate governance is essential to develop and enforce policies, procedures and standards in AI systems.
  • 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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