February 3, 2023

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WSDP Bulletin (19-07-2022)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1. Panel set up to make MSP system more effective, transparent READ MORE
  2. Minority status of religious, linguistic communities is State-dependent: SC READ MORE
  3. Yield inversion, soft-landing and reverse currency wars: A glossary for the troubled global economy READ MORE
  4. WHO Confirms First Two Cases of Deadly Marburg Virus in Ghana READ MORE
  5. Heavy rain triggered 10,000 landslides in Maharashtra in July 2021: Study READ MORE
  6. Gene transfer enhances insect survival, says study READ MORE
  7. MHA gets first spot in national e-governance service delivery assessment READ MORE
  8. Leaders vow for security, stability in Middle East at Jeddah summit READ MORE

Main Exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. A grim outlook for the rice crop READ MORE
  2. Population and prosperity: Govt must focus on women’s education and health to control population growth READ MORE
  3. Robots need our guidance READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. Pegasus Row: Why Initial Global Outrage Didn’t Translate into Appetite for Accountability READ MORE
  2. Amit Shah’s new ministry is more of the same. Cooperatives must not depend on govt READ MORE
  3. Growth and welfare: Populism might mean different thingsto different people at different times READ MORE


  1. Why India needs a new law to combat the deaths of workers in sewers and septic tanks READ MORE


  1. Not on the same page READ MORE
  2. Institutions hold key to better ties: Indo Australian ties have grown over time and are now poised to become even more stronger despite china READ MORE
  3. Preparing for the presidency: India must not lose G20 opportunity READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. Macroeconomic care a must to shore up rupee READ MORE
  2. SDG push in extraordinary times READ MORE


  1. India’s climate imperative: For public pressure to drive climate action, we need to consider climate catastrophes as largely man-made READ MORE


  1. Drug trafficking: Recent seizures reveal mounting challenges READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. Footprints on sand The Pandemic of Offence READ MORE
  2. Unwritten norms of civil society READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. ‘The spirit of cooperation is more important than establishing a ministry to look after cooperatives’. In the light of the statement, discuss whether the ministry for cooperatives in executive overreach?
  2. For a rising India, stability a in the Middle East is crucial, but this goal does not align with I2U2 members whose policies are based on checking Iran and China. Critically analyse the statement in the light of the recent I2U2 summit.


  • A six-word formula for success is: Think things through, then follow through.
  • The spirit of cooperation is more important than establishing a ministry to look after cooperatives.
  • The prohibition in the 2013 legislation has been diluted while a confusing Supreme Court order makes workers in sewers and septic tanks difficult to get compensation.
  • Even if the government cannot manage a complete prohibition on the manual cleaning of sewers and septic tanks, it can still deploy the law to deter deaths and guarantee justice for the families of workers who die during hazardous cleaning.
  • The geological and hydrological factors and anthropogenic disturbances in the region complemented the biological factors to initiate a landslide.
  • More than the law, the police must first put an end to the practice of reflexively arresting first and then fishing for a possible offence.
  • Joe Biden’s recent trip to the Middle East highlights the emerging trends in the region’s diverse political and strategic orientations. Diplomatic realism in Delhi means India can realise its potential in the region.
  • Government policies must direct robots and AI into areas that have the least long-term harm to society.
  • In a democracy, there are bound to be differing perspectives on major transformative changes.


  • States can tap into the Union government’s resources, financial and technological, from early warning meteorological systems to centrally sponsored climate schemes. MGNREGA funds can be used for climate adaptation in agriculture, waste management and livelihoods. States could make compensatory payment to local self-government resources being used for climate adaptation.

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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