April 18, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

A Blog for IAS Examination

WSDP Bulletin (29-10-2021)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Remarks by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the 18th India-ASEAN Summit READ MORE
  2. India largely on track to meet its Paris Climate Agreement targets, says new report READ MORE
  3. The world should shut nearly 3,000 coal plants to keep on climate track: study READ MORE
  4. Delhi has lowest death rate in India, urban-rural divide is shrinking, latest govt data shows READ MORE
  5. Unesco World Heritage forests: India’s Sundarbans among 5 sites with highest ‘blue carbon’ globally READ MORE
  6. MeitY to organise “AI Pe Charcha” on “AI for Date Driven Governance” theme READ MORE
  7. Eye on Afghanistan, China to build military base in Tajikistan READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 2


  1. Should the NDPS Act be amended? Certain provisions could be changed to ensure a reformative approach towards addicts READ MORE
  2. Naga talks: The way ahead READ MORE


  1. Getting the focus back on Early Childhood Education READ MORE
  2. Here’s Why India Is Struggling to Be Truly Open Defecation Free READ MORE


  1. EAS sets stage for more rivalry in Indo-Pacific READ MORE
  2. BIMSTEC is a key platform for India READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. The economics behind adopting blockchain READ MORE
  2. Gati Shakti: Connecting the silos READ MORE
  3. Has crop insurance helped Indian farmers? Many don’t get payments on time READ MORE


  1. The Glasgow climate test: G20 leaders in particular need to deliver READ MORE
  2. A climate dividend: While a net zero commitment can be avoided, India stands to gain from an energy transition READ MORE
  3. What India’s new water policy seeks to deliver READ MORE


  1. Inflection point for AI in healthcare READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. Heart in the right place: We need a young brigade with a social service bent of mind in all-India services READ MORE
  2. Shocked By Friend’s Death, Man Launches 24/7 Aid For Accident Victims In 700 Districts READ MORE
  3. Jair Bolsonaro and his crimes against humanity READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. Pandemic has highlighted the importance of active parental engagement in the early education of their children. Examine.
  2. ‘Making crop insurance work well is one of the key ways to insulate farmers from volatility in farm incomes and make farming sustainable’. Justify the statement.


  • Authority does not come from the loudest voice, but the wisest.
  • The Supreme Court committee will do Indian citizens justice if it reconciles the idea of security with liberty and privacy.
  • The home environment and stimulation children receive within the household can be important contributory factors.
  • While a net zero commitment can be avoided, India stands to gain from an energy transition in Glasgow.
  • New Water Policy calls for multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder approach to water management.
  • The NWP gives the highest priority to sustainable and equitable management of groundwater. Participatory groundwater management is the key.
  • The East Asia Summit reiterates ASEAN centrality, buts it’s up to ASEAN to accept greater responsibilities in the evolving region.
  • The proposal of developing a an interconnected BIMSTEC electricity grid is a good example of future of energy security. India has begun well at BIMSTEC and should keep its momentum high.
  • If we want rapid digitisation of India’s healthcare, grounds-up endorsement of some form of a digital solution by end users right from the grassroots is the way to go.
  • The people of the Northeast have to be incorporated into the nation-building exercise and the greater Indian dream. The success of the Naga talks would be the first step in that direction.
  • Making crop insurance work well is one of the key ways to insulate farmers from volatility in farm incomes and make farming sustainable


  • NCB is the latest example of the unfettered powers of central agencies put to political use. With West Bengal and Maharashtra, states are beginning to push back. Law and order is already a vexed Centre-states subject. If the current trend remains unchecked, it can lead to the next political crisis.
  • Police actions against Kashmiri students for alleged pro-Pakistan Whatsapp posts and slogans after a cricket match is an overreaction. It flies in the face of HM Amit Shah’s outreach to Kashmiri youth. Need of the hour is to remove mistrust, not bullet proof shields. Political exigencies mustn’t dictate national interest.

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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