May 21, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

A Blog for IAS Examination

WSDP Bulletin (27-10-2021)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Australia will beat 2030 goal for lower emissions: Scott Morrison READ MORE
  2. Explained: Queen Heo Hwang-ok of Korea, and her Ayodhya connection READ MORE
  3. New climate vulnerability index finds Assam and Andhra most at risk, Kerala least READ MORE
  4. Contagious Cancers in Animals Are a Warning to Humans READ MORE
  5. The journey of Pallava script from Tamil Nadu to South East Asia READ MORE
  6. Troop of ‘Blue Langurs’ spotted in Gujarat’s chemical paradise Ankleshwar READ MORE

Main Exam  

GS Paper- 1

  1. Safety first: T.N. must assure Kerala that all instruments for monitoring the dam’s safety are in place READ MORE
  2. Our children don’t need a ‘deshbhakti’ curriculum READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. The vaccination milestone and a distant goal: The Government ought to realise that vaccinating all Indians as quickly as possible is linked to their health and progress READ MORE
  2. NCB’s credibility at stake: Charges against zonal head must be probed thoroughly READ MORE
  3. An unhealthy nutrition policy: Globally, scientific studies have shown that fortification programmes lead to increased market share for larger formal players, and reduce market share of the informal sector READ MORE
  4. The Real ‘State’ in India Is Its Criminal Justice System READ MORE


  1. Social Justice Matters | India must have a caste census READ MORE
  2. Education through the lens of future READ MORE


  1. Neighbourhood is still India’s Achilles’ heel READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. Despite challenges, WTO is relevant for India READ MORE
  2. Sustainable growth: Govt needs a realistic economic assessment READ MORE
  3. OECD’s global tax framework is a win-win for India. Just focus on our long-term gains READ MORE
  4. How Indian states fare in ensuring access to socio-economic security, basic amenities and justice READ MORE


  1. 2020 deadline missed, developed countries now hope to deliver $100 bn climate finance by 2023 READ MORE
  2. Why should India announce a target of net zero emissions by 2060? READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. You are at liberty to rewrite your life story READ MORE
  2. Trust in times of covid: Health personnel need more of it READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. Truth and transparency should be the hallmark of government actions and communication with the public to avoid vaccine hesitancy. Elaborate.
  2. What is biofortification? Do you think that Biofortification method helps in addressing India’s Nutrition deficiency? Comment


  • I have nothing of the communalist in me because my Hinduism is all inclusive. — Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The Government ought to realise that vaccinating all Indians as quickly as possible is linked to their health and progress.
  • The generation of greater trust in healthcare services will go a long way towards better outcomes.
  • If the Government tries to find a solution based on political, constitutional, and human rights, the Valley might soon become a Taliban valley. The Government needs to think beyond the political and constitutional agenda.
  • The Bangladeshi infiltrators have not only affected the economic, social, and religious fields but are also participating in the country’s democratic system.
  • Globally, scientific studies have shown that fortification programmes lead to increased market share for larger formal players and reduce market share of the informal sector.
  • If the police can regularly defy the orders of the Supreme Court, it is because they are assured of protection by a partisan state or the party in power whose political agenda they seek to further.
  • With the aim of understanding inequality from the lens of opportunities, a new index measures the disproportionality of access across the country.


  • Invoking UAPA against Kashmiri students for celebrating Pakistan’s cricket victory is an over-the-top response. Attaching criminality to cricket reactions is what nervous nations do. What began as a ‘Go to Pakistan’ abuse on social media has now escalated to authorities applying draconian, un-bailable laws. Mature societies need a nuanced response.
  • Killings over Hindu-Muslim relationships, a spurt in religious vigilantism, a government survey of churches over conversion – the rise in disturbing, communal headlines from Karnataka is worrying. New CM Bommai’s government should crack down on religious polarisation, not ignore or encourage it. Karnataka shouldn’t emulate the dangerous politics of heartland states.
  • Being a member of the WTO brings many benefits. The proposed waiver, for instance, on intellectual property rights for all technologies for the detection, prevention and treatment of Covid-19, is an excellent example of the way in which the agency can play a pivotal role. It will enable all to share the various technologies to tackle the pandemic rather than making each country seek separate waivers. The proposal was mooted by India and Japan.

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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