June 12, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

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WSDP Bulletin (17-08-2021)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. 75 “Hunar Haat” to be organized under “Amrit Mahotsav” of 75 years of India’s Independence: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi READ MORE
  2. Explained: Why Haiti is prone to devastating earthquakes READ MORE
  3. COVID-19: More than 28,000 children died of cancer in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020 READ MORE
  4. In Karur, a conservation dilemma regarding the slender loris READ MORE
  5. HC asks Centre not to take coercive steps against NGO for non-filing of return under FCRA READ MORE

Main exam 

GS Paper- 1

  1. Why Indian States Need to Incorporate Gender Budgeting in Their Fiscal Planning READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. Regional identity and being part of the mainstream: The country should be moving toward cooperative federalism, and not coercive federalism READ MORE
  2. Revisiting the First Amendment to the Indian Constitution READ MORE
  3. Passing Bills Without Discussion Recipe for Bad Laws, Invites Judicial Intervention READ MORE
  4. Villagers don’t have a say in their development. This IAS officer-led group is changing that READ MORE


  1. 127th Amendment Bill, 2021: The path to inclusive development READ MORE
  2. Reservation delayed, justice denied READ MORE


  1. Fall of Kabul: With Afghanistan under the total control of the Taliban, the future looks bleak READ MORE
  2. Taliban has taken Kabul. Delhi must watch, not pronounce doom READ MORE
  3. A makeover for the India-Africa economic partnership READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. How startup ecosystem can help India become powerhouse of global economy READ MORE
  2. What central bank digital currency is and isn’t READ MORE
  3. Real national interest: E-commerce spat reveals deeper faultlines READ MORE
  4. Bad loans: Prevention is better than cure READ MORE


  1. Beating plastic pollution: Serious implementation of new plastic waste rules can address the problem of waste READ MORE
  2. The message from the IPCC report: Equitable cumulative emission targets and not net zero is the key to achieving the Paris Agreement’s temperature goals READ MORE
  3. Focused and responsible digitalisation can help us meet global climate goals by 2050 READ MORE


  1. Pegasus and How the Israeli State Militarises Cyber Technology READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. Persevere, something good is waiting to happen READ MORE
  2. Reputation, Not Honour, Will Pay Off READ MORE

Questions for MAIN exam

  1. ‘Informed villagers will play an active role in contributing to the development and lead the change they have always wanted to see’. In the light of the statement, analyse how ‘Model Gaon’ can play a pivotal role in transforming rural India?
  2. ‘Disruption of Parliament is a political action for which a political solution must be found. It cannot be used to undermine the constitutional process of law-making’. Comment.


  • Great anger and violence can never build a nation.
  • Equitable cumulative emission targets and not net zero is the key to achieving the Paris Agreement’s temperature goals.
  • Eighty per cent of global trade today is via the sea and the Indian Ocean is among the most important shipping routes in the world.
  • The restoration of Taliban rule in Afghanistan with Pakistan’s support undoubtedly presents some very serious potential challenges for Indian security.
  • Tensions between India and Pakistan yielded to a productive dialogue that produced tantalising possibilities for normalisation of bilateral relations, including a resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
  • A deeper Sino-Pak partnership in Afghanistan will inevitably produce countervailing trends. For a patient, open-minded and active India, there will be no dearth of balancing opportunities in Afghanistan.
  • It must focus on developing solutions that allow businesses in key sectors to meet goals of national importance, viewing India’s economic and social challenges as opportunities for growth.
  • Afghanistan’s neighbours, particularly Pakistan, would be called upon to answer for how long they plan to deny their role in aiding and abetting the Talibani attempts to take over Afghanistan.
  • The relationship between the two countries is important because it is a relationship between two democracies.
  • The India-Africa bilateral partnership would be greatly supported by deep cooperation to reinforce food and energy security of both regions.
  • In the interest of strengthening democracy, the acutely negative perception of politicians and the legislature needs to be corrected.
  • The circular economy digital backbone must provide a digital foundational for circular economy business models, thereby reducing cost, time, and risk in creating new digital circular economy business models.
  • The constitution of India requires parliament to consider legislative proposals in sufficient detail so that the laws which it passes do not adversely affect citizens due to negligence or lack of oversight.


  • Great anger and violence can never build a nation.


  • Afghanistan’s collapse shows democracy, however virtuous, can’t be imposed on a people unless a leadership emerges to fight for it and make the sacrifices, build institutions and not merely rely on an outside power. That said, the American retreat is a historic betrayal of allies they promised so much to.
  • Eighty per cent of global trade today is via the sea and the Indian Ocean is among the most important shipping routes in the world. Notwithstanding the primacy of sea lanes, there is no global consensus yet on what constitutes maritime security. If Security Council president TS Tirumurti’s initiation of last week’s debate moves the UN’s 193 member nations even a little bit beyond this starting point towards defining maritime security, the exercise would have achieved its objective.

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 a map work (marking those areas in maps and also exploring other geographical locations nearby including mountains, rivers etc. same applies for the national places.)
  • For economy related news (banking, agriculture etc.) you should focus on terms and how these are related with various economic aspects, for examples if inflation has been mentioned, try to relate with prevailing prices 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 in your writing.
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