July 18, 2024

Lukmaan IAS

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WSDP Bulletin (08-12-2021)

(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. National Food Security Mission READ MORE
  2. Zero Budget Farming READ MORE
  3. Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) READ MORE
  4. Explained: Why implementation of the recommendations of the Kasturirangan Committee in the Western Ghats is important READ MORE
  5. Why WHO doesn’t recommend convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 READ MORE
  6. Hornbill Festival READ MORE
  7. New research finds that hydrogen sulphide suppresses HIV infection READ MORE

Main Exam 

GS Paper- 1

  1. Urbanisation, gender, and social change: Women’s mobility in north India READ MORE

GS Paper- 1


  1. Indian civil servants are expected to be karma yogis. But look at ground reality first READ MORE
  2. Uncivil debate READ MORE
  3. Nagaland Ambush: Not Just AFSPA, It’s Time To Do Away With Most Special Laws READ MORE


  1. Anaemia and malnutrition: A vicious cycle leading to child growth failure READ MORE


  1. A robust friendship: India and Russia have to navigate a complex geopolitical landscape while deepening ties READ MORE
  2. Why India and Russia are moving closer READ MORE
  3. New messiahs of diaspora: India’s success or failure? READ MORE

GS Paper- 1


  1. Job-intensive sectors need a helping hand READ MORE
  2. India’s labour market distress READ MORE
  3. ‘Half of India without significant wealth’ READ MORE


  1. India’s mounting plastic challenge READ MORE
  2. Colonial outlook can’t fix climate issues now READ MORE


  1. Naga peace talks at an impasse READ MORE
  2. Explained: AFSPA and the Northeast READ MORE

GS Paper- 1


  1. Killing in God’s name: Pakistan’s political class and army can’t even think of changing blasphemy law READ MORE
  2. Deal with Negative Thoughts READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. Should MSP be legalized? Discuss its pros and cons.
  2. A key policy goal in responding to the hardship caused by Covid-19 should be to both support the economy and the vulnerable in the short run, and promote long-term development goals. Examine.


  • India and Russia have to navigate a complex geopolitical landscape while deepening ties.
  • The hype around NFTs may be a gold rush, but it has made an important idea mainstream: Creators need to take back control from Big Tech.
  • Although India has experienced structural and social changes that promote gender equality in many respects, women’s physical mobility remains very low.
  • In the urban areas, the services sector is continuing to lag behind. With the data showing the uneven nature of the revival even in the second quarter, it is time for greater support to be extended to this segment of the economy.
  • In all this lies a lesson on the dangers to societies in which the state allows religious sentiments to be sharpened and the paths of moderation abandoned.
  • Singling out coal won’t serve the purpose. India’s argument that other fossil fuels used by the rich nations are equally responsible for emissions is logical.
  • With deeper cooperation under the US-led and China-opposing four-power Quad hanging in the balance, India did not consider it prudent to sign an agreement that would have given each other’s defence establishments access to military bases.
  • India is at a socio-economic juncture where it needs to ask important questions vis-à-vis its governance and administrative systems that play a vital role in giving shape to the country’s ambitions.
  • Preventing early marriage, teen pregnancies and improving women’s nutritional status can go a long way in breaking the inter-generational cycle of under-nutrition. It is time to invest in nutrition over lifespan, as this has an impact over generations.


  • India’s move to reaffirm its faith in its old friendship with Russia is pragmatic. It can look like a return to strategic ambiguity but New Delhi can’t be faulted if it perceives the signals from Biden’s America as mixed and prefers some hedge. Besides, Russia has strong ties with China.
  • India’s delay in approving Covid booster shots is reminiscent of an earlier confusion when the government declared vaccines would be given to those who need them, not those who want them. India was devastated by that hesitancy and cannot risk a rerun. INSACOG too emphasised that – before making a U-turn.

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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