July 13, 2024

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WSDP Bulletin (14-08-2021)

(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelims and Mains

  1. Government notifies the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, prohibiting identified single-use plastic items by 2022. READ MORE
  2. MoHUA launches one brand -‘SonChiraiya’ – for Urban SHG products READ MORE
  3. Explained: What will happen to fish as oceans warm? READ MORE
  4. Tag Garuda: Bihar plans GPS trackers for endangered Greater Adjutant Storks READ MORE
  5. Govt Notifies Rules to Prohibit Various Single-Use Plastic Items From July ’22 READ MORE

Main exam

GS Paper- 2


  1. Merit Must Predominate Other Factors in Appointments to Judiciary: Justice R.F. Nariman READ MORE   
  2. TN to have separate state education policy READ MORE
  3. How Can We Rethink Police Accountability in India? READ MORE


  1. State and Its Anxiety of Caste Census READ MORE


  1. An Indian sail to navigate the maritime environment: India’s leadership in the debate on maritime security has boosted its standing as a key player in the shared commons READ MORE
  2. Taliban gains complicate India’s options READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. Growth needs steps beyond reforms: While the reform agenda must continue, social cohesion and equity considerations must be guaranteed READ MORE
  2. In India, a diminished economic future READ MORE
  3. Rollback of Market Economics READ MORE


  1. Managing wastewater: ‘Water plus’ Indore gives country exemplary goals READ MORE  
  2. Climate changes create havoc, women bear the brunt READ MORE
  3. The state of India’s urban wetlands and why they need to be protected urgently READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. Get transformed, make the world a better place READ MORE
  2. Free To Serve READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘Growth and equity must go together. They are truly interdependent. It is only in an environment of high growth, equity can be pushed aggressively.’ Examine.
  2. Freedom of navigation and unimpeded commerce are key to the spread of prosperity. Discuss the role that Indians can play in this regard.


  • Authority does not come from the loudest voice, but the wisest.
  • Growth requires more than reforms. Reforms are, in the words of economists, only a necessary condition. It is not sufficient. In a developing economy, in the final analysis, growth is driven by investment.
  • Reforms are necessary to improve the productivity of the economy and achieve higher growth.
  • Growth and equity must go together. They are truly interdependent. It is only in an environment of high growth, equity can be pushed aggressively.
  • The oceans are a common heritage for humankind and a lifeline for the future of the planet.
  • Freedom of navigation and unimpeded commerce are key to the spread of prosperity.
  • Employment trends, the shock to the informal sector and persistently high demand for welfare present an alarming picture. Don’t get misled by revenue numbers and corporate profits.
  • Ambedkar taught us that one size didn’t, couldn’t fit everyone in a country as unequal as ours.
  • Gandhi recognized that in a country as religious as ours, the religion-blind secularism of France would be a perverse template for a non-sectarian public life.
  • The ecosystem services of wetlands need to be highlighted in our development policies, urban planning and climate change mitigation.


  • Mob attacks on Muslim men, forcing them to chant Jai Shri Ram are becoming part of the Hindu vigilante playbook in UP. The drummed-up paranoia over religious conversions, ahead of elections, is turning into dangerous extremism. The Kanpur incident has also traumatized a young girl, seen clinging to her battered father.

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 the news, you should do a map work (marking those areas in maps and exploring other geographical locations nearby, including mountains, rivers, etc.). The 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 examples 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 occurs 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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