February 3, 2023

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WSDP Bulletin (22-04-2022)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Dancing at the foothills of Dhauli READ MORE
  2. SAANS launched for early detection of pneumonia READ MORE
  3. Explained: UGC rules for tie-ups between Indian and foreign universities READ MORE
  4. Earth Day 2022: It’s history, significance and this year’s theme READ MORE
  5. Explained: How government procures wheat READ MORE
  6. Genetically modified mosquitoes for controlling vector-borne diseases? The successful trial gives hope READ MORE
  7. NITI Aayog, UNICEF India sign Statement of Intent on SDGs with focus on children READ MORE

Main exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. There is a growing intolerance to difference READ MORE
  2. Hijab, skirts and a woman’s quest for choice READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. DDMA takes the right call on schools READ MORE
  2. Investigation Reimagined READ MORE
  3. Criminal Procedure Act’s grand tech vision comes with dangers of police power, data violation READ MORE
  4. Explainer: Why the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act Is Being Challenged in Court READ MORE
  5. What does ‘citizenship’ mean in India READ MORE


  1. This is India’s moment of reckoning: The country can be the fulcrum of the new global order, as a peaceful democracy with economic prosperity READ MORE
  2. Sharif inherits a troubled India-Pakistan legacy and a crumbling economy READ MORE
  3. India-UK: Time is ripe to craft a new legacy READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code READ MORE
  2. Skilling efforts need to be scaled up READ MORE
  3. Digital delivery: New-age banks will increase inclusion READ MORE


  1. Beyond CO2, tropical forests a ‘cool’ solution to climate crisis, study finds READ MORE
  2. Deforestation of indigenous lands in Brazilian Amazon could derail climate targets READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. PM Modi asks civil servants to prioritise ‘Nation First’ READ MORE
  2. Positive and right thinking READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘India can be the fulcrum of the new global order, as a peaceful democracy with economic prosperity’. Comment.
  2. ‘In the absence of data protection law, the Acts related to the privacy of citizens should be implement carefully’. Comment on the statement in the light of Criminal Procedure (Identification)Act, 2022.
  3. ‘The hijab ban in Karnataka does not only invoke a question of faith but the larger issue of choice, which cannot be ignored at the cost of the other’. Elaborate the statement.


  • Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.
  • The great culture of India, our country is not made of royal systems and royal thrones. The tradition that we have for thousands of years has been a tradition of carrying on the strength of the common man.
  • The country can be the fulcrum of the new global order, as a peaceful democracy with economic prosperity.
  • During the Cold War, when India pursued a prudent foreign policy of non-alignment, trade was a small part of India’s economy. Now, trade represents a significant share of India’s GDP.
  • The IBC is potentially as effective as a disciplining device as much as it is a resolution mechanism.
  • For India to gain from its positive demographics, the skill gap must be bridged. Corporates can help by complementing govt’s efforts.
  • It is now critical to keep schools open and allow teachers to assess the present learning level of students and commence remedial measures to ensure that children don’t suffer further.
  • The growing closeness between China and Russia, along the current aggression in Ukraine has forced the UK to make the Indo-Pacific a key element of its foreign, trade, political and economic agenda.
  • As the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act lacks appreciation for an individual’s consent to give such personal data, it empowers the police to initiate criminal proceedings against them in case they refuse to do so.
  • The hijab ban in Karnataka does not only invoke a question of faith but the larger issue of choice, which cannot be ignored at the cost of the other.
  • The recent trend of the Indian judiciary sentencing offenders for their natural life term reeks vengeance and departs from the reformatory process of making prisons humane and tolerable institutions.


  • Modi government’s move to establish a WHO centre for traditional medicine and offer Ayush visas holds promise. Traditional medicine has a mixed, controversial reputation and lacks adequate regulatory oversight in India. Raising its profile and globalising it can work only if it is based in science and has uniform standards.
  • President Vladimir Putin’s declaration of victory in Mariupol is an admission of defeat. Putin has ordered troops to bypass defenders entrenched at Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks, who defied deadlines to surrender. This frees troops for Russia’s stalled offensive—but not enough to alter the outcome of poor equipment, logistics and generalship.

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 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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