July 20, 2024

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WSDP Bulletin (13-11-2021)

(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. COVID-19 pandemic generated eight million tonnes of plastic waste: Study READ MORE
  2. RBI Opens Government Bond Markets to Retail Investors READ MORE
  3. Egypt to host COP27 international climate conference in 2022 -ministry READ MORE
  4. US allows automatic job authorisation for spouses of H1-B visa holders READ MORE
  5. Punjab Assembly Adopts Resolution Against Centre’s Farm Laws READ MORE

Main Exam    

GS Paper- 1

  1. The enduring relevance of Nehru’s legacy READ MORE
  2. Should India be wary of a radical B’desh? READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. Reviving the Debate on Indian Secularism in the Age of Religious Nationalism READ MORE
  2. How China Is Addressing Education Inequality READ MORE
  3. Does the Court Tame the Government? READ MORE


  1. Can Inclusivity be Built Into Global Education Programmes? READ MORE



  1. NAM at 60 marks an age of Indian alignment: The ideological moorings of India’s non-alignment faded along with Jawaharlal Nehru’s idealism READ MORE
  2. Afghanistan: The path ahead READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. Global Supply chains should not only be based only on cost but also on trust – Shri Piyush Goyal READ MORE
  2. Trade deficit with China has lessons for India READ MORE
  3. What Keeps Society At Large From Making Employment Truly Inclusive? READ MORE


  1. COP26: A Mixed Bag of promises and pledges READ MORE
  2. COP26: The vulnerable States Call Climate Loss and Damage Deal ‘Bare Minimum’ READ MORE
  3. Climate: The Global Commons READ MORE


  1. Resolve BSF issue: Matters of national security should not be allowed to fester READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. Newspapers and media crucial to protecting democratic ethos of the nation: Vice President READ MORE   
  2. Make your life simple READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘Global Supply chains should not only be based only on cost but also on trust’. Comment.
  2. ‘The presidency of G-20 is an opportunity for India to take the centre stage at world’s most powerful club’. Comment.


  • Newspapers and media are crucial to protecting the democratic ethos of the nation.
  • No two things differ more than abstract and actual poverty.
  • That each day, Indians govern themselves in a pluralist democracy is testimony to his deeds and words.
  • Most of the digital platforms have been operating in India without being required by the regulators to invest in the safety of their users from illegal, obscene and harmful materials.
  • India will now have to build on the foundation laid by the conference and push the Taliban to form an inclusive government.
  • True happiness is the spontaneous feeling of joy that comes from knowing you are doing the right thing and leading a divine life.
  • Drug money played an important role in the Taliban’s rise to power and some of its leaders have been personally on the take.
  • All secular forces of the region, primarily India, must rally behind a beleaguered Bangladesh and help it fight the alien agenda.
  • The failure of the secularism project is also the failure of the democratic project.
  • Across the world, those in power have used education to maintain the status quo. A panel of domain experts discuss how this long-standing practice can be challenged and how inclusive empowerment through education can be fostered.
  • The ‘double reduction’ policy of minimising the financial burden on parents and children can be seen as the government’s affirmation that the minds and health of students and families come before the pockets of investors and billionaires.
  • The Court needs to devise more effective ways to make the government accountable to citizens’ rights.


  • India opening the government bond market to retail investors is a milestone for expanding bond markets. It gives the government another avenue to borrow from and investors another safe option, even if not very lucrative. Full bond market integration and separation of debt management functions from RBI should follow soon.

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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