May 27, 2024

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WSDP Bulletin (11-11-2021)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Afghan Matters Have “Implications For Region”: India At Security Dialogue READ MORE
  2. Cabinet approves Restoration and continuation of Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) READ MORE
  3. RBI Retail Direct Scheme: India is opening its $1.1 trillion bond market to retail buyers READ MORE
  4. NITI Aayog announces five top aspirational districts in education sector READ MORE
  5. Chilean president impeached over Pandora Papers revelation READ MORE
  6. WII-Dehradun Scientists to begin India’s first Fishing Cat collaring project in Coringa next week READ MORE

Main Exam    

GS Paper- 1

  1. Centre approves incentives for sugar, cotton, jute farmers READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. Reforms can sustain police as an institution READ MORE
  2. India’s Descent to a Presidential State and the Birth of ‘Parliamentary Dictatorship’ READ MORE


  1. The Perfect Storm Behind India’s Growing Hunger Crisis READ MORE
  2. The Great Educational Recession READ MORE


  1. Afghan tangle: No easy options for New Delhi, especially given broader threats posed by Beijing, Islamabad READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. Why a bad bank needs a sunset clause READ MORE
  2. Machines put labourers at risk READ MORE
  3. Carbon tariffs: India’s attitude at the WTO needs to be constructive READ MORE
  4. With better roads, India can achieve a China-like economic transformation – and still, reach net-zero READ MORE


  1. Char Dham Project: The fragility of the Himalayas READ MORE  
  2. COP26: Promises galore and a game of lobbies READ MORE
  3. On the Frontlines of India’s Climate Challenges: Stories of Struggle and the Search for Solutions READ MORE


  1. Death by hospital fire: On operational fitness of hospitals READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. Dialogue to Make a Good Society READ MORE  
  2. An Ideal Education READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. A fine balance needs to be maintained between development imperatives and national interest. Discuss with reference to FCRA Amendment Act 2020.


  • The highest function of education is to bring about an integrated individual who can deal with life as a whole.
  • Security is a process, not a product.
  • While catering to demand during COVID-19, hospitals must ensure operational fitness.
  • An unspoken tragedy of school closure has also been the deterioration of the mental health of students as well as the lack of awareness and infrastructure to protect it.
  • Without the modern and scientific investigative techniques and adequate training of police officers in their use, the question as to how the police are supposed to discharge their investigative duties efficiently and effectively is begging to be asked.
  • Destructive criticism to the extent of undue condemnation of the police in India has not been enough to herald reforms in this institution.
  • Police and policing are necessities. Despite being a condemned agency, the police as an institution cannot be abolished.
  • Any decision on development projects in the Himalayas or the equally fragile Western Ghats must consider the threat of the climate crisis.
  • Given the multi-dimensional uncertainty around Afghanistan India needs both defensive and proactive strategies. It must shore up domestic security and work with both the US and Russia.


  • Taliban’s win evicted India out of Afghanistan. NSAs meeting in Delhi is India manoeuvring to regain space. It’s a bold move, but with Pakistan leading a troika with China, Russia and the Taliban, India is like being on one side of the fence when the bull is on the other.

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 main 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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