May 21, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

A Blog for IAS Examination

WSDP Bulletin (16-10-2021)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelims and Main

  1. Tuberculosis deaths up in pandemic: WHO READ MORE
  2. Compassion cannot be forever, says Supreme Court READ MORE
  3. India-U.S. Financial Dialogue includes a new focus on climate change READ MORE
  4. China set to send three astronauts on the longest crewed mission yet READ MORE
  5. RBI Dy Guv: Banks will have to prepare for capital account convertibility READ MORE

Main Exam 

GS Paper- 1

  1. The declining monsoon rainfall in Punjab over last two decades READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. Vigilance, vaccination and endemic COVID-19 READ MORE
  2. NEET hasn’t created the equality of opportunity it had promised READ MORE
  3. Why India’s civil services need corporate management structures and culture READ MORE


  1. Hunger index ignominy: Grand ambitions should not sidestep stark truths READ MORE
  2. The toxicity of social media READ MORE


  1. The Taliban 2.0 is no different: The Taliban doubtless said that their governance would be different this time. Developments on the ground, however, tell a different story READ MORE
  2. The Bhutan-China MoU: Neighbours explore their strategic options READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. Fast forward: On Gati Shakti National Master Plan READ MORE
  2. Economic growth a test for govt’s policies READ MORE
  3. Lessons for state governments from coal crisis READ MORE
  4. Doubling farmers’ income by 2022: Evidently, for agricultural productivity and incomes to grow, aggregation of farm holdings in the form of farmer producer organisations is crucial READ MORE


  1. Climate negotiations need an innovative approach READ MORE


  1. Tackling terror: Civil society, political forces must do their best to remove fear among minorities in J&K READ MORE
  2. Let Border Security Force do its job READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. Do we need to pay more for quality education? READ MORE
  2. Vaak Shakti, the power of creative speech READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. How far do you agree with the view that India’s animosity towards China and increasing identification with the US’ interests are encouraging its neighbours to explore other options? Analyse your view in the light of recent developments.
  2. Discuss the benefits of PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan and the challenges involved in its implementation.


  • The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.
  • National security is at stake. The political storm overextension of BSF’s jurisdiction is uncalled for.
  • NEET is biased towards the CBSE curriculum and gives an unfair advantage to students from privileged backgrounds.
  • Socio-economic inequalities and the absence of objective conditions are distributivities unfair because they decisively hinder the parity of participation.
  • There is a crying need for reforms such as a transparent and result-driven appraisal system, rules that make decision-making easier, better interdepartmental coordination, among others.
  • The food security situation is not an issue, but distribution is, inequity is, choice of meal is, systemic failure is.
  • Malnourishment in early childhood has long-lasting negative impacts. Child and maternal malnutrition also contribute significantly to the total disease burden.
  • The UT administration followed up with a strong crackdown on the insurgency seeking to isolate and quell the militant network that is allegedly responsible for the attacks.


  • The gruesome killing of a Dalit Sikh at the farmers’ protest site in Singhu underlines how passions are always dangerously on the edge in this crisis. This can only get worse and light bigger fires if not nipped now. Time to set politics aside and address the basic issue urgently.
  • Malnourishment in early childhood has long-lasting negative impacts. Child and maternal malnutrition also contribute significantly to the total disease burden. Programmes of the Integrated Child Development Services scheme, which cover pregnant and lactating mothers too, and Poshan Abhiyaan are critical instruments.

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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