July 20, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

A Blog for IAS Examination

WSDP Bulletin (06/06/2024)

(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

1. Explained: The representation of women in the incoming Lok Sabha, how it compares to previous years READ MORE

2. UNESCO’s State of Ocean Report highlights key knowledge gaps in research & data on spiking oceanic warming READ MORE

3. World Environment Day: Environmentalists Jai Dhar Gupta and Vijay Dhasmana create India’s first biosphere in a tiger reserve READ MORE

4. Shape and depth of ocean floor profoundly influence how carbon is stored there, study shows READ MORE

5. On the Brink of Extinction – Scientists Develop Genetic Rescue Plan for Arabian Leopards READ MORE

6. With bad news from Cassini, is dark matter’s main rival theory dead? READ MORE

7. Global project ‘paints’ evidence of air pollution in India READ MORE

8. PMI signals Services growth receded to a 5-month low in May READ MORE

9. Health Ministry reworks protocol as India’s TB elimination drive plateaus READ MORE

Main

GS Paper- 1

1. Rajasthan village girls struggle for sports opportunities READ MORE

2. Empowering women in agriculture: A gendered approach to climate change and food security READ MORE

3. Leveraging emerging technologies to combat desertification and land degradation READ MORE

4. Groundwater to heat over 3 degrees C by century end, risking safety: Report READ MORE

5. Droughts and deficits: Robust partnerships for resilience READ MORE

GS Paper- 2

POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

1. Why India needs an intergovernmental institution for climate change READ MORE

2. Policy and Institutional Imperatives for India’s Urban Renaissance READ MORE

SOCIAL ISSUES

1. What does Mission Antyodaya data say about rural deprivation? READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

1. India’s and China’s divergent energy paths in Sri Lanka READ MORE

2. Squad and the rise of minilateralism in the Indo-Pacific READ MORE

3. Chabahar’s opportunities and challenges READ MORE

GS Paper- 3

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1. Decoding RBI’s surplus transfer to govt READ MORE

2. Sustaining growth must be a priority of new govt READ MORE

3. Bridging global workforce gaps: An Indian perspective READ MORE

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

1. Biodiversity solutions to battle heatwave menace READ MORE

2. Fight to preserve our fragile ecosystems READ MORE

3. Minimise e-waste for a sustainable future READ MORE

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1. AI as a catalyst for sustainable development READ MORE

INTERNAL SECURITY

1. Operation Blue Star: Trauma and lessons READ MORE

2. Quantum Computing: Current Scenario and Future Prospects READ MORE

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

1. The great Himalayan tragedy READ MORE

GS Paper- 4

ETHICS EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDY

1. Good leadership prevents burnouts READ MORE

2. Mantra is a tool for transformative living READ MORE

Case study

1. Rajasthan village girls struggle for sports opportunities READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

1. On complex issues like climate change, it is time for the Indian leadership to create a robust intergovernmental body to minimise the frictions and help shape nationally coherent policies and actions against climate change. Comment.

2. AI offers tremendous potential for advancing the SDGs, but its development and deployment must be approached responsibly and ethically. Comment.

3. India’s relations with Iran and the continuity of Chabahar’s development, which offers access to difficult political terrain such as Central Asia, and even Afghanistan, could bring in a significant level of integration and help in building alternatives to China-backed projects. Examine.

4. Governance lies at the heart of effective urban management like the cornerstone for formulating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating policies. Discuss how this compendium examines governance mechanisms and the intricate interplay between central, state, and local authorities?

QUOTATIONS AND CAPTIONS

  • Two cheers for democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.
  • A crucial lesson of the violence in Punjab is that given India’s plurality, regional aspirations have to be blended with the mainstream.
  • The serious environmental risks associated with e-waste are significant and multifaceted, affecting ecosystems, wildlife as well as human health.
  • It is time to embrace the power of circular thinking as one transforms waste into opportunity, by taking one step at a time.
  • It is crucial to adopt sustainable practices to protect our environment and ensure a secure future for the coming generations, or it may be too late before we realise it.
  • Cooperative federalism is the need of the hour to take on decarbonisation and adaptation efforts to mitigate climate change.
  • On complex issues like climate change, it is time for the Indian leadership to create a robust intergovernmental body to minimise the frictions and help shape nationally coherent policies and actions against climate change.
  • Although stopping droughts completely remains a challenge, technological innovations and bolstering institutional and community-level capacities can substantially help reduce their impacts.
  • Although India has made a commendable effort to meet its Bonn Challenge commitments, adopting technology solutions would help substantiate it.
  • AI offers tremendous potential for advancing the SDGs, but its development and deployment must be approached responsibly and ethically.
  • Addressing negative public perceptions through public awareness campaigns and highlighting the positive contributions of migrants can help create a more favourable environment for labour mobility.
  • Effectively aligning India’s abundant workforce with global demand requires a multifaceted approach involving targeted skilling initiatives, enhanced labour mobility frameworks, and robust support systems for migrant workers.
  • India’s relations with Iran and the continuity of Chabahar’s development, which offers access to difficult political terrain such as Central Asia, and even Afghanistan, could bring in a significant level of integration and help in building alternatives to China-backed projects.
  • Governance lies at the heart of effective urban management—the cornerstone for formulating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating policies. This compendium examines governance mechanisms and the intricate interplay between central, state, and local authorities.
  • International cooperation depends on peaceful co-existence, respecting sovereignty, equality, and mutual benefit in cooperation initiatives, competition, and conflict management.

ESSAY TOPIC

  • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.

50-WORD TALK

  • Steep US tariff increases on China, and ally UK hauling in Beijing’s ambassador over spying charges underline hardening of their policy. This emerging trade war could inevitably grow into a new Cold War. There are obvious lessons for India, at the receiving end of Chinese trade domination and military bullying.
  • India has signed a 10-year contract to manage Iran’s Chabahar port in a boost to the country’s energy security. Described by Jaishankar as a “crucial contract” that would lead to bigger investment in the port, the move is also about India standing up for its own interests despite western pressures.
  • 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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