May 21, 2024

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WSDP Bulletin (04-12-2021)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Benefits of MSP to Farmers READ MORE
  4. China launches its first cross-border BRI train with Laos READ MORE
  5. IMF: Chief Economist Gopinath To Be Second Ranking Official After Okamoto Leaves READ MORE
  6. Pendant Found in Poland Could be the Oldest Surviving Jewellery Made by Humans READ MORE

Main Exam    

GS Paper- 1

  1. Legacy of Champaran Satyagraha in the Farmer Movement READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. Recast this apples-and-oranges ranking method READ MORE
  2. Cleansing lower judiciary: HC action can spur deterrence, improve justice delivery READ MORE
  3. Constitutional Limits to Ridicule READ MORE


  1. What the NFHS data reveals about inequality in India READ MORE
  2. NFHS 5 Has Much To Say About India’s Nutrition. Who’s Listening? READ MORE
  3. Revamped Poverty Estimates: The widening poverty within and across the region and states demands reorganisation of development priority. READ MORE


  1. In an anarchic world, India’s power and burden READ MORE
  2. Will the real Quad stand up? READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. Turkey’s currency crisis shows why it’s a bad idea to cut interest rates amid inflation READ MORE   
  2. National Family Benefit Scheme is in urgent need of revival READ MORE
  3. Modi govt’s pandemic strategy focused on revival has worked. Economic indicators prove it READ MORE


  1. Corridors of death: Elephants are victims of train collisions and electric fences in rising man-animal conflicts READ MORE
  2. Delhi’s response to air pollution needs a rethinking READ MORE


  1. Storm surges and relief: Why India should rethink its cyclone response READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. True religiosity is a quest and has no boundaries READ MORE
  2. Recognising Ambedkar: An Identity or An Idea? READ MORE
  3. Soil is our real gift to the next generation READ MORE
  4. Fruit of Education READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘The Delhi-NCR’s plan to mitigate air pollution requires better-timed measures with actions being more ‘pre-emptive’ rather than ‘reactive’’. In the light of the statement, discuss whether the Delhi’s response to air pollution needs a rethinking?
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the structural faultlines in India’s social protection system. Comment.


  • The widening poverty within and across the region and states demands reorganisation of development priority.
  • For constitutional constraints allow for the freedom of expression within the reasonable limits that offer protection to everyone’s dignity.
  • The relationship between identity and idea posits a distinctive politics of recognition. It does not essentialise any con­structed identity, rather it develops a distinctive idea constitutive of identity.
  • Ambedkar needs to be recognised as a human identity through his humanitarian worth. His real recognition is only in respecting the work he did and ideas he proposed.
  • Farmers have defended India’s core values of secularism and pluralism, a vision that the government of the day was supposed to protect.
  • The Delhi-NCR’s plan to mitigate air pollution requires better-timed measures with actions being more ‘pre-emptive’ rather than ‘reactive’.
  • In an anarchic world, India will have to remain strategically clear, ruthlessly pragmatic, democratic, and socially cohesive.
  • The absence of any form of life insurance appropriate for poor households is a gaping hole in India’s budding social security system.
  • It is time the NIRF plans an appropriate mechanism to rate the output and the performance of institutes in light of their constraints and the resources available to them.


  • Supreme Court’s concern for Delhi’s children is admirable but pushing schools to close due to air pollution misses the point. Bad air doesn’t differentiate between home and school. Stopping outdoor activity is a solution, not shutting schools. Kids have suffered due to the pandemic. Their lordships should focus on polluters.
  • CM Basavaraj Bommai’s BJP government in Karnataka should be commended for introducing eggs in school midday meals in seven districts with high malnutrition levels. Such urgent interventions are critical as NFHS findings show India’s nutritional indicators are worsening. Lingayat seers opposing eggs shouldn’t impose their conservativeness on children choosing nourishment.

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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