July 18, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

A Blog for IAS Examination

WSDP Bulletin (30-08-2021)

(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) – National Mission for Financial Inclusion, completes seven years of successful implementation READ MORE
  2. Government introduces a new registration mark for new vehicles “Bharat series (BH-series)” to facilitate seamless transfer of vehicles READ MORE
  3. China to require foreign vessels to report in ‘territorial waters’ READ MORE
  4. Hurricane Ida strikes Louisiana; New Orleans hunkers down READ MORE
  5. Afghanistan overshadows key West Asia summit READ MORE
  6. Snorkellers Discover Giant Coral – One of the Oldest on the Great Barrier Reef READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 2


  1. Seize this opportunity to institutionalise accountability: The discourse on an indemnity waiver for COVID-19 vaccines is a hidden moment for India to act READ MORE
  2. The real crisis in PSUs: Leadership READ MORE
  3. Explained | What has the Supreme Court ruled on ‘creamy layer’? READ MORE
  4. Transparent Selection of Information Commissioners Need of the Hour READ MORE


  1. The broken promise of justice in rape cases READ MORE


  1. Afghan TAKE over and impact on India READ MORE
  2. Asia and its new arc of instability READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. Should a high fiscal deficit be frowned upon? READ MORE
  2. The EV race among states READ MORE
  3. No taper tantrum: India must address risks to financial stability READ MORE
  4. Explained | Why is there a push for asset monetisation? READ MORE


  1. Kinnaur landslides: Will the fragile district survive misguided ‘green energy’ projects? READ MORE
  2. Greenland has received unprecedented rainfall this month. What does this mean for the planet? READ MORE


  1. A fine line: Infrastructure development and eco-conservation should go hand-in-hand READ MORE
  2. Explained | Why are hydropower projects in the Himalayas risky? READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. Towards a more humane police force: Efforts are on to improve the human rights protection regime in police stations READ MORE
  2. “Speaking Truth to Power: Citizens and the Law”: Full Text Of Justice MC Chagla Memorial Lecture By Justice DY Chandrachud READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘Democracy and truth go hand in hand and Democracy needs truth to survive’. Comment.
  2. To make RTI Act more effective, the Commissioners should be chosen through a transparent process. Discuss the statement.


  • One man’s opportunism is another man’s statesmanship.
  • It was no business of any Government to tell the people what they should drink and what they should not drink.
  • The Renaissance was not merely a literary and artistic revolution but was also supposed to usher in an age where superstitions and dogma would give way to reason and evidence-based upon actual truth.
  • Truth is important in modern democracies which have been described as “spaces of reason”, since any decision must be backed by adequate reasons and because a reason which is based upon a falsehood would be no reason at all.
  • Protests by victims and litigants highlight a culture of impunity and a legal system in urgent need of reform.
  • Victims and litigants are usually added to the design and procedure of courts, while judicial doctrine is built on their stories of social suffering.
  • Instead of crippling the public sector and making false comparisons with the private sector, address organisational deficits.
  • Rainfall makes the Greenland ice sheet more prone to surface melt that can threaten to significantly hamper humanity’s efforts to mitigate climate change.
  • With several information commissioners lacking understanding of the RTI Act or interest in transparency, the selection criteria of information commissioners (ICs) should be made transparent and public. Each IC should set a target of disposing of more than 6,000 applications every year with a performance review every six months.


  • Democracy needs the power of truth to survive.


  • Kindness and gentleness are qualities that every human nature is capable of, and which every human nature appreciates and is moved by. These qualities require neither special training nor special equipment. They are present in every man – only they get overlaid by vanity and self-seeking

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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