July 20, 2024

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WSDP Bulletin (27-08-2021)

(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. NITI Aayog Releases North Eastern Region District SDGIndex and Dashboard 2021–22 READ MORE
  2. Drone rules aim to help start-ups, SMEs READ MORE
  3. Quad navies begin 4-day Malabar exercise off Guam READ MORE
  4. Organic and conservation farming boost multifunctionality of ecosystems: Study READ MORE
  5. Maharashtra govt launches special programme for women who lost their husbands due to COVID READ MORE
  6. Sambhar Lake needs faster restoration, says expert study READ MORE

Main Exam  

GS Paper- 1

  1. The Mappila Rebellion controversy READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. Why caste census data is critical for states that want to extend reservations READ MORE
  2. Bombay HC order on IT Rules is a start. But its critical eye has missed a greater threat READ MORE


  1. Can PM-CARES Fund help children orphaned by COVID-19, asks Supreme Court READ MORE
  2. The reality of mental health: Beyond the buzz READ MORE


  1. Finding India’s voice on Afghanistan: In a world of hard geopolitical realities, New Delhi must leverage its unique strengths in remaining engaged with Kabul READ MORE
  2. The meaning of India’s ‘wait and watch’ policy on Afghanistan READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. How the hybrid work revolution is reshaping economies READ MORE
  2. Risks and rewards: The asset monetisation push needs careful calibration to evade future hazards READ MORE
  3. How to ease cross-border cargo movement READ MORE
  4. Oil bonds as bad as recapitalisation bonds READ MORE


  1. Sensing an Opportunity: Why India Should Accept – Not Resist — Decarbonisation READ MORE
  2. South Africa: Greenhouse gas emissions up 10% in 17 years READ MORE


  1. Climate crisis: India now confronts a drought READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. Where there is nothing, there is everything READ MORE
  2. Steps of Awareness READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. RBI is working on a phased implementation strategy for its digital currency. Evaluate challenges, risks and benefits associated with it.
  2. Critically examine the challenges in the implementation of IBC 2016 with specific reference to the 32nd report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Finance.


  • People will forget what you said, forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
  • Developing countries like South Africa emit much less per capita than developed economies; hence chances of emissions shooting up is higher.
  • In a world of hard geopolitical realities, New Delhi must leverage its unique strengths in remaining engaged with Kabul.
  • The asset monetisation push needs careful calibration to evade future hazards.
  • A few different factors must be kept in mind. And beware of any big growth numbers being interpreted as indicative of recovery.
  • The investment will trail consumption and while the Centre has a good Capex plan, it is only one piece in the overall puzzle. The private sector must get involved and with the banks being hesitant, the road can get longer.
  • The pandemic may not have a class or community bias, but its economic fallout certainly seems to have it.
  • The absence of ratification to the international convention implies that trade between India and neighbouring countries cannot be governed by an international efficient system.
  • With the Supreme Court allowing women to take the NDA exam, their induction gets closer to reality and will add value to the military.
  • With the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important now more than ever to look around us and within ourselves to acknowledge the importance of mental health and wellbeing.


  • The jubilation over Delhi being the city with the most CCTV cameras is premature. The real impact will be seen if the crime rate goes down in the coming years. There are lax SOPs over who all can access the camera feed with ease. Greater surveillance must come with higher safeguards.
  • In allowing festive relaxations – be it Onam or Bakrid – the Communist government in Kerala is treading on thin ice. True, their health system is among India’s best and is at the moment not overwhelmed. So death rates are low. But with 2/3rd of India’s caseload, complacency is potentially hazardous.

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 also 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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