June 22, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

A Blog for IAS Examination

WSDP Bulletin (08-10-2021)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Government Issues Guidelines for PM Cares for Children Scheme READ MORE
  2. Literature Nobel goes to novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah READ MORE
  3. Globally, India recorded the highest loss in terrestrial water storage READ MORE
  4. Indian forces to carry out the exercise with U.K. READ MORE
  5. HAL delivers heaviest semi-cryogenic propellant tank to Isro READ MORE

Main Exam 

GS Paper- 2


  1. Missions of mercy: Like NGOs, the funds of PM Cares should be accounted for, to the last penny READ MORE
  2. Ways to Tackle Hunger during COVID-19 READ MORE
  3. Assam Evictions: A Travesty of Justice and Human Rights READ MORE


  1. Killing the chills: On the malaria vaccine READ MORE
  2. Pandemic push to higher inequalities READ MORE


  1. The litmus test for Quad’s success READ MORE
  2. BIMSTEC: Focus on the regional READ MORE
  3. Is AUKUS is driven by strategic concerns or entrenched interest in the military-industrial complex? READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. Jobs and holistic growth in India READ MORE
  2. Improving farm support: The sector needs a more focused approach READ MORE
  3. Cryptocurrency: Confusing Signals READ MORE


  1. Delayed monsoon withdrawal: Why that should bother us READ MORE
  2. Live water storage in reservoirs at the end of monsoon less than 2020 READ MORE


  1. India, Nepal to conduct joint patrols for controlling trans-border crime READ MORE


  1. Stronger at the grassroots: It is imperative to make disaster resilience an inherent part of community culture READ MORE


  1. Synodal journeying for a mother world READ MORE
  2. Karuna and Ahimsa READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. Do you agree with the view that the creation of AUKUS has reduced the military role of Quad in the Indo–Pacific? Justify your view.
  2. Lateral recruitment is aimed at achieving the twin objectives of bringing in fresh talent as well as the availability of manpower into the system. Critically evaluate.


  • Systemic discrimination and prejudice against a community have led to dehumanising violence.
  • Cryptocurrencies have a long way to go before it emerges as a competition to national currencies in a globalised financial market.
  • While the government needs to refine its intervention in the agricultural sector, the problem can be addressed durably only through rapid industrialisation.
  • While jobs and the overall number of PSUs declined with gradual disinvestments, a proper model needed to replicate these giants was absent.
  • The BIMSTEC nations and India’s partnership with them assume significance since China is also aggressively wooing this group at bilateral and multilateral levels. BIMSTEC has potential for cooperation in key priority areas.
  • In many countries, including India, COVID has led to high inequalities in terms of income, wealth and gender as the economy touched the ebb.
  • India is sitting on a ticking time-bomb of non-communicable diseases if you believe the findings from the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey. The survey revealed that 56% of children between five to 19 years of age had cardio-metabolic risk factors.
  • It is imperative to make disaster resilience an inherent part of community culture.
  • While the world now has a way to kill the rigours — the chills characteristic of the infection — the next step should be the speedy and meticulous implementation of the scientific miracle from the lab to the field.


  • NCB has become another central agency to develop an addiction for headlines and indulge in political distraction. Last year, it was over Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and film stars buying cannabis. Now, it has allowed BJP members to be involved in the Aryan Khan case. NCB should focus on narcotics control.
  • The world’s first malaria vaccine – in fact, the first vaccine against any parasitic disease – is double good news for India. Our own malaria burden is heavy and widely believed to be underreported. Also, Hyderabad’s Bharat Biotech is set to be the sole global manufacturer of the vaccine in seven years.
  • AUKUS—the new trilateral security arrangement between the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom has increased the chances of a split in the transatlantic alliance by making a clear distinction between the roles of the maritime and continental spheres. The military pact has reduced the military role of Quad in the Indo–Pacific. A ruptured West and a weak Quad are likely to make China and Russia happy.

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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