July 20, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

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WSDP Bulletin (06-10-2021)

(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  2. Nobel physics prize goes to 3 for climate discoveries READ MORE
  3. Explained | Facebook’s virtual disappearing act READ MORE
  4. Reserve Bank of India grants a licence to NARCL under Sarfaesi Act READ MORE
  5. Health benefits package under Ayushman Bharat revised READ MORE
  6. What Joe Biden told new Japan PM on the dispute with China over Senkaku islands READ MORE

Main Exam 

GS Paper- 2


  1. The Met on the mat READ MORE
  2. NIRF ranking does not give full picture of higher education in India READ MORE
  3. Explained: The anti-defection law, and how it has often failed to discourage defection READ MORE
  4. On Digital Health ID, proceed with caution READ MORE
  5. “Sub Judice” Not a Ground to Curtail the Right to Protest a Parliamentary Law READ MORE


  1. Covid-19 and mobility: A behavioural perspective READ MORE


  1. Why India needs a refugee law READ MORE
  2. As China redesigns its tech strategy, Quad’s tech cooperation must succeed READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. RBI microfinance proposals that are anti-poor READ MORE
  2. How to make public debt sustainable READ MORE


  1. Indian cities among places with highest rise in exposure to extreme heat: Study READ MORE  
  2. Waste management: Push the 4R principle READ MORE
  3. Why plastic piling in oceans post COVID-19 needs urgent attention READ MORE


  1. Indo-US remarks point to joint terror fight READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. Simple truth: Selfishness repels, love attracts READ MORE
  2. Don’t Be Judgemental READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘A sustainable refugee policy is a necessary step to intelligently manage population movements and ensure transparency and predictability in our administrative actions’. Analyse the statement in light of recent developments.
  2. NIRF ranking does not give the full picture of higher education in India and it should be reformed according to a global standards. Examine.


  • NIRF is based on limited parameters and seems to be committing the same sin that the global rankings systems were once accused of — a one-size-fits-all approach.
  • A sustainable refugee policy is a necessary step to intelligently manage population movements and ensure transparency and predictability in our administrative actions.
  • Government must weigh all pros and cons, learn from the experiences of other countries to ensure that a good policy does not die due to poor implementation.
  • The Supreme Court of India on October 4 said it would decide whether the right to protest was an absolute right and whether a party before it, having already invoked a legal remedy, could still protest against a matter which is sub-judice.
  • Robust expenditure planning, privatising loss-making PSUs, reducing dependence on fossil fuels are among steps that will help.
  • There needs to be more clarity from the Supreme Court on people’s right to protest.


  • There’s a lot of talk about air pollution in Indian cities, but almost none on noise. Now, minister Nitin Gadkari is complicating this cacophony by asking us to add Indian music as car horns. What’s next? Blowing shankh or playing patriotic songs? Focus on cutting down honking, not cultural signaling.
  • It’s one year since journalist Siddique Kappan was jailed and the keys thrown away. The Supreme Court took six months to hear habeas corpus petition for his release. This delay allowed the prosecution to build a case against Kappan with a 5000-page chargesheet of exaggerated claims, rendering the hearing infructuous.

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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