February 22, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

A Blog for IAS Examination

WSDP Bulletin (02-09-2021)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Atal Pension Yojana total enrolments crossed 3.30 crore READ MORE
  2. Maha govt. to amend cooperative societies act READ MORE
  3. Allahabad HC judge to Centre: Make cow national animal READ MORE
  4. IIT Ropar’s startup company introduces world’s first plant based smart air-purifier ‘Ubreathe Life’ READ MORE
  5. LS Speaker inaugurates outreach programme for PRI empowerment in J&K READ MORE
  6. Sri Lanka declares economic emergency to contain food prices as forex crisis worsens READ MORE  
  7. Ladakh adopts State animal and bird READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 2


  1. The prognosis for school reopenings: A model shows that a rise in cases in children could occur, but in-person schooling can proceed with caution READ MORE
  2. Better policing, please: Court observations on investigations in Delhi riots should be required reading for all major police forces READ MORE
  3. Now That the SC Has 9 New Judges, Who’s Responsible for Their Belated Elevation? READ MORE


  1. Foundational Learning as an art READ MORE


  1. Explained: Why China’s new maritime law might spike tensions in South China Sea READ MORE
  2. India made its UNSC presidency count READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. Fleeting cheer: On GDP growth and consumption demand READ MORE
  2. Enforcing contracts key to ‘ease of business’ READ MORE
  3. FDI inflows into India: Mobility as a metaphor READ MORE


  1. Weather disasters killed 2 million in last 50 years, UN agency says READ MORE
  2. Weather Disasters Becoming More Frequent and Costly, UN Agency Says READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. Taste the joy of working on the self READ MORE
  2. It’s all in the mind READ MORE

Questions for MAIN exam

  1. ‘As Police investigation is the first step of criminal justice; India deserves and needs better policing to ensure justice to its citizens’. Comment on the statements in the light of recent developments.
  2. While the gig economy provides huge scope for choice and freedom of work, it also leads to informalisation of labour. Comment.


  • Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.
  • The Afghan takeover by the militia is a threat not only to the region but also to India since Nepal is a trusted, though porous, border.
  • Fiscal measures should ensure overall consumption demand does not weaken.
  • Policymakers must remain laser-focused on expediting vaccination coverage and taking fiscal measures to ensure overall consumption demand does not weaken any further.
  • Progress on this front will go a long way in attracting foreign investments in the evolving geopolitical situation.
  • A return to democracy, civil governance and peace is a priority for Afghanistan but the elimination of terror is the priority for South Asia in particular.
  • The NEP 2020 recommends a paradigm shift in the current education system and teachers by using innovative pedagogies to stimulate critical thinking, creativity and curiosity amongst the children shall play a vital role in the reformatory process.
  • The swift clearance of the appointment of nine judges by the SC Collegium and the Union government, soon after Justice R.F. Nariman’s retirement, makes one wonder whether he is the fall guy for the inordinate delay in their elevation.
  • Hate crimes as a product of intolerance, ideological dominance and prejudice ought not to be tolerated; lest it results in a reign of terror. Extrajudicial elements and non-State actors cannot be allowed to take the place of law or the law enforcing agency.


  • During the two years in the UNSC, the presidency gives an opportunity for focusing on critical issues beyond the regular work of the Security Council. Such special efforts draw attention to India’s role and interests. India has grasped the opportunity well and brought public visibility to issues of importance.
  • Q1 GDP growth is good but nothing to be ecstatic about. This is below pre-pandemic levels, and that was a slowdown-hit economy. Consumer confidence remains low and India Inc doesn’t share the optimism of the government or RBI. As RBI Governor says, “we are not yet out of the woods”.
  • Indian envoy’s meeting with Taliban leader in Doha is prudent and pragmatic. Its discomfort with the new regime in Kabul notwithstanding, New Delhi cannot just remain a silent bystander. There are critical geopolitical interests to nurture in the region. The ‘wait and watch’ mode shouldn’t become an excuse for inaction.

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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