June 19, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

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WSDP Bulletin (11-10-2021)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  2. Detoxing pilot project has brought a river back from dead: Meghalaya READ MORE
  3. Explained | Why is Invesco entangled in a legal dispute with Indian TV giant Zee? READ MORE
  4. Lunar samples brought by Chinese mission studied READ MORE
  5. Exercise Malabar Phase-II to be held next week in Bay of Bengal READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. States scramble to avoid power restrictions READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. The regulation of social media can be an opportunity for India READ MORE
  2. Propriety a weak ground to curb rights READ MORE


  1. Women and mental health morbidities READ MORE
  2. Better Family Planning Can Improve Public Health, Inequality and the Environment READ MORE


  1. Can Quad and AUKUS synergise? READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. India needs a carbon policy for agriculture READ MORE
  2. The globalisation of corporate taxation READ MORE
  3. A powerful signal: Govt’s approval of Air India privatisation is a landmark READ MORE
  4. PMAY’s subsidy burden will become unmanageable. Govt must look at the PPP model READ MORE


  1. COP 15 and the climate-biodiversity link READ MORE
  2. UN Urges Nations to Spend More on Species Protection as New Pact Talks Begin READ MORE
  3. Bad weather ahead for the Bay of Bengal, but how bad will it get? 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

GS Paper- 4


  1. Deciphering the Enigma of departure READ MORE
  2. No need for ideologies READ MORE
  3. Journalists bag peace Nobel: Selection committee highlights value of press freedom READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘PMAY is an excellent first step to put mechanisms in place for directly reaching the beneficiaries but it has to evolve so it stays relevant and can be scaled up going ahead’. Analyse.
  2. ‘While govt want to regulate social media, a balance between security and right of the peoples is must’. In the light of the statement, discuss how rights of the balance and security can be balanced in the present time?


  • Reforms are slow, but they never go backwards.
  • Smaller, more sustainable families would create massive long-term savings and catalyze sustainable development.
  • The flip-flops over a new system brewing to India’s east show that our best climate models are playing catch up with weather systems in a world beset with climate change.
  • PMAY is an excellent first step to put mechanisms in place for directly reaching the beneficiaries but it has to evolve so it stays relevant and can be scaled up going ahead.
  • The “national carrier” has been bleeding ever since a botched merger with Indian Airlines more than a decade ago. Its presence in the civil aviation sector had severely distorted the market since government subsidies allowed it to run at a loss and undercut private sector airlines.
  • AUKUS adds another layer of deterrence against China. The group is likely to strengthen the military dimension, contrary to the belief that it undercuts Quad.
  • If social media networks come to be mandated to monitor user content as part of the ongoing scrutiny by the world’s governments, the world will need millions of censors in the coming years.
  • The emerging new balance between public interest, tech-industry business models and online behaviour is an opportunity for India’s tech industry and its people.


  • Failure of the latest India-China military talks isn’t surprising given PLA’s massive infrastructure build-up along LAC. They are evidently there to stay and the Indian Army needs to be prepared for another harsh winter. What also needs watching is the Western front. Coordinated trouble from China and Pakistan isn’t a far-fetched threat.
  • The protest primarily questions the wisdom of an economic policy choice. The farmers apprehend that the farm laws if allowed to operate, would hurt them seriously. Hence, there is no clash between the exercise of judicial review and the exercise of protest. Their spheres of action are different, though the laws in issue may be the same.

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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