February 5, 2023

Lukmaan IAS

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WSDP Bulletin (11-07-2022)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. CPWD faces cyber attacks, reiterates guidelines to employees READ MORE
  2. BRICS media groups look to boost synergy amid new challenges READ MORE
  3. Re-wilding red pandas: Darjeeling zoo attempts country’s first augmentation of endangered mammal in the wild READ MORE
  4. Trade transactions with Lanka may be settled outside ACU: RBI READ MORE
  5. Sustainable use of wild species can meet needs of billions: IPBES 9 report READ MORE
  6. Explained | Altering green laws READ MORE
  7. Jaishankar meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bali, calls for early resolution of LAC row READ MORE

Main Exam    

GS Paper- 1

  1. Girls in Uttarakhand aspire to live freely READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. The worth of liberty in the eyes of the law READ MORE
  2. What India’s Presidents have brought to the table READ MORE
  3. The Self and the Collective in the Politics of Defection READ MORE
  4. Demolish and Punish: Bulldozer-led demolitions are emerging as a new form of extralegal punishments in India. READ MORE


  1. Let’s go all out to end poverty READ MORE


  1. From BRICS to G-20, clear China policy needed READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. The road to productivity: Investing in roads reduces travel time, increases economic output and helps upgrade human development READ MORE
  2. As GST compensation ends, state governments need to be provided certainty of revenues READ MORE
  3. A testing time for the economy READ MORE


  1. Creating foraging-friendly cities can strengthen people-biodiversity connections READ MORE
  2. How New Forest Diversion Rules Deal a Body Blow to the Forest Rights Act READ MORE


  1. Why India’s flood and cyclone warning systems don’t always succeed in saving lives and property READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. The worth of liberty in the eyes of the law READ MORE
  2. Despite structural inequality, small acts of kindness have value READ MORE
  3. The end of sorrow READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. Why don’t India’s flood and cyclone warning systems succeed in saving lives and property? How flood and cyclone warning systems can be improves to minimize the loss of lives and property?
  2. ‘Investing in roads reduces travel time, increases economic output and helps upgrade human development’. Commend ton the statement in the light of recent government’s emphasis on express ways developments in India.
  3. ‘Our society is unequal and no amount of do-gooding will bring about any significant structural change. But that does not mean that one doesn’t do small acts which can bring a little joy’. Substantiate the statement with the help of real life examples.


  • There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.
  • The interests of law enforcement trump the little worth that the right to privacy is supposed to have.
  • Investing in roads reduces travel time, increases economic output and helps upgrade human development.
  • If the government decides to step-up tax devolution to the states in the near term, it may reduce the size of state borrowings in the second quarter and embolden states to ringfence their capital spending.
  • To end poverty, the Government must shift the stress to labour-intensive projects; also, all the benefits of economic growth should percolate down to the target groups.
  • Surging world food prices, which reached their highest levels on record this year, are contributing to the rapid rise in LIC inflation.
  • A fundamental feature of modern jurisprudence is theidea that punishments ought to be commensurate with the magnitude of the crime and that criminality is conditioned by societal circumstances.
  • A justice system that does not honour the normative values represented by modern jurisprudence runs the risk of eroding its own public legitimacy and trust.
  • Lack of impact-based forecasts, poor dissemination of information and lack of localised action plans plague the country’s early warning systems.


  • Privation anywhere is a challenge to prosperity everywhere.


  • New Delhi must be on the alert about China’s calculated cajolery on India’s stance on Ukraine, even as Beijing criticises the US, Quad, Japan and South Korea. By engaging with India and other BRICS countries and claiming to be the global power in the grouping, China intends to dictate terms to India and to retain the territory it has seized because it sees itself as having the economic and military vantage point over India.

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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