July 18, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

A Blog for IAS Examination

WSDP Bulletin (19-11-2021)

(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. India received $87 billion in remittances in 2021: World Bank READ MORE
  2. RBI May Launch Digital Currency Pilot Next Year, Says Report READ MORE
  3. In Assam, the rare Barca snakehead fish is on the brink of extinction READ MORE
  4. Rising ammonia levels in West Africa linked to biomass burning READ MORE
  5. India re-elected to UNESCO executive board for 2021-25 term with 164 votes READ MORE
  6. WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, fourth edition READ MORE
  7. A Clean Ocean by 2030: UN Experts’ “Clean Ocean Manifesto” READ MORE

Main Exam    

GS Paper- 2


  1. No consensus on limiting Speaker’s powers READ MORE
  2. Ordinances extending tenures of CBI, ED chiefs show a worrying trend READ MORE
  3. Targeting civil society: It is most disconcerting that NGOs seem to be under siege in India READ MORE
  4. Constitution is our gateway to freedom, growth READ MORE
  5. Changes in RTI Act are need of the hour READ MORE


  1. Learning right: Aser data on govt schools’ higher enrolment doesn’t at all mean India needs fewer private schools READ MORE
  2. Missing an inclusionary vision for the urban poor READ MORE


  1. India’s crucial role in Afghan diplomacy READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. The monetary, fiscal challenges of cryptocurrency READ MORE
  2. Promise of ‘one district, one product’ READ MORE
  3. Strengthening financial sector: Governance in the banking system needs to be improved READ MORE


  1. The heavy lifting on climate action must begin: Glasgow’s success was that it finished building the scaffolding for climate action, and countries must respond now READ MORE  
  2. COP26: A Step Forward or a COP-Out? READ MORE


  1. Where insurgency persists in northeast READ MORE
  2. The attack on Assam Rifles in Manipur shows precarity of peace at Indo-Myanmar border READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. An Ideal Education READ MORE
  2. Truth is Self-Evident READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. Do you think that the increase of the jurisdiction of BSF can be called a ‘central rule by proxy’? Justify your view.
  2. Discuss the importance of central Asia for India. How can multilateral organisations like SCO serve as platforms for sustained engagement and regular exchange of ideas between India and central Asia?


  • The Tamil Nadu draft resettlement policy clings to a tired model of peripheral resettlement that fails on social justice.
  • Glasgow’s success was that it finished building the scaffolding for climate action, and countries must respond now.
  • Attack on Assam Rifles in Manipur indicates precarious peace along the border with Myanmar. India must bolster intelligence gathering, security.
  • India needs to recalibrate its relations with Bangladesh and Myanmar to effectively deal with outfits such as the PLA and UNLF.
  • Investigative agencies are often used by the government to accomplish its political goals.
  • Democracy and its institutions are sidelined to serve the interests of the ruling class. Parliament is a victim of this ideological assault becoming more ornamental with every passing day.
  • In our country today, ordinances are no longer just ordinances. They are the forerunners of something harsher to come.
  • A civil servant cannot afford to, and must not, take part in politics. Nor must he involve himself in communal wrangles. To depart from the path of rectitude in either of these respects is to debase public service and to lower its dignity.
  • We need to understand the importance of nurturing our Constitution in order to ensure civility in our public and private lives.
  • The RBI’s aim should be to ensure that banks and NBFCs deal with the overall impact of the pandemic transparently, and have adequate capital to facilitate economic recovery.


  • The 33% jump in three years in the number of Indian students taking private tuitions is worrying and a poor appraisal of our education system. Hopefully, some of this is due to the loss of learning during the pandemic and therefore temporary. Educators need to address this as schools reopen.

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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