October 2, 2023

Lukmaan IAS

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WSDP Bulletin (05-06-2023)


(Newspapers, PIB and other important sources)

Prelim and Main

  1.  ‘OPEC+ begins meetings that may seal more output cuts’’ READ MORE  
  2. A renowned seat of Tamil language and culture READ MORE
  3. Why is India rethinking its anaemia policy? READ MORE
  4.  Genetic changes power H5N1 virus spread, severity in animals READ MORE
  5. India urges G-20 countries to join vaccine research initiative to tackle inequity READ MORE
  6. Aadhaar-based system can solve the delay in wages of MGNREGS workers: govt. READ MORE
  7. How genome sequences tracked down an ancient disease READ MORE
  8. Adverse possession: What is it, what has the Law Commission said about it READ MORE
  9. How India has become relatively atmanirbhar in Pulses compared to Edible Oil READ MORE
  10. How researchers used AI to find an antibiotic against a superbug READ MORE
  11. ‘Bank can’t refuse education loan over student’s CIBIL score’: What the Kerala HC held READ MORE
  12. Explained | Understanding the Kavach system READ MORE

 Main Exam

GS Paper- 1

  1. Evapotranspiration: first part of a cycle moving water from terrestrial surfaces to the air READ MORE
  2. An unfinished task of social justice politics READ MORE

GS Paper- 2


  1. The Delhi ordinance is an unabashed power-grab READ MORE
  2. Creeping change: On the High Court ruling in the Gyanvapi Mosque case READ MORE
  3. Spare the rod and change the law READ MORE
  4. Sedition law mustn’t trump basic rights READ MORE


  1. The multiple benefits of community-driven learning READ MORE


  1. NATO chief urges Turkey not to veto Sweden’s bid READ MORE
  2. France poised to become India’s key ally READ MORE
  3. Nepal PM ticks the right boxes during India visit READ MORE
  4. NATO knocking on Indo-Pacific door. How India can make the best of this opportunity READ MORE

GS Paper- 3


  1. NPAs linked to trade credit crisis READ MORE
  2. India’s economic indicators telling a story—of growth, recovery, robustness READ MORE


  1. The net zero challenge: RBI report provides a framework to discuss trade-offs during the transition READ MORE
  2. Environment needs our urgent attention READ MORE
  3. Keeping development at the forefront of India’s long-term climate strategy READ MORE
  4. People must join the fight against plastic pollution READ MORE


  1. Is India missing the graphene bus? READ MORE


  1. Preventing landslips: NHAI initiates action on Parwanoo-Solan stretch READ MORE


  1. Why India’s national security needs a 21 century refit READ MORE
  2. Cracking down on fraud in cyberspace READ MORE

GS Paper- 4


  1. Don’t try to change people; let them become the change READ MORE
  2. Well being of environment READ MORE

Questions for the MAIN exam

  1. The central government on Delhi is an act of constitutional subterfuge and destroys established norms on bureaucratic accountability. Critically examine.
  2. Caste inequality and caste census must be considered in policy discourse; caste inequality is a reality of Indian society that cannot be ignored. Comment.


  • The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
  • Given the issues related to the quality of generic drugs, it is not appropriate for the DGHS to force doctors to prescribe such drugs.
  • Creating a civil services authority where bureaucrats can overrule an elected Chief Minister destroys long-established norms on bureaucratic accountability.
  • In a scenario where India seeks to achieve dual objectives of net zero by 2070 and advanced economy status, it would have to increase the share of green energy in primary energy consumption
  • The RBI and banks need to factor in problems in circulation of working capital finance, when they seek to nip NPAs in the bud.
  • The State must be able to defend itself against internal and external aggression.
  • Though the law survived post-Independence, there has been a lot of discussion of late on its continued misuse, and on whether it should have any place in modern India.
  • Caste inequality and caste census must be considered in policy discourse; caste inequality is a reality of Indian society that cannot be ignored.
  • The crude oil and natural gas sectors saw contractions in production, but that’s not surprising, given India’s strategy to take advantage of relatively cheap imports from Russia.
  • From India’s perspective, it is important that a more global avatar of NATO has been engaging with its arch rivals China and Pakistan.
  • India is by far Nepal’s biggest trading partner and continues to remain the critical partner for its economy, which has taken a severe hit from Covid and its fallout.


  • The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.


  • The Law Commission’s proposed tweaks to the sedition law could open a dangerous dimension. “Tendency” to incite violence, also described as “mere inclination to cause public disorder”, is too ambiguous a scope, leaving the provision exposed to misuse and weaponisation. It could deal a bigger body blow to civil liberties.
  • It’s a cliché to say Indian politics is polarised and broken. But Rahul Gandhi’s comment on Russia in the US shows that India’s foreign policy consensus is intact. He was honest in admitting that a Congress government would do the same. His stature as a responsible opposition leader is rising.
  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit being held in virtual mode instead of a physical event with India as the Chair is an embarrassing setback to New Delhi’s diplomacy. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s refusal to come to India, which led to the change in format, shows how Beijing influences this grouping.

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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June 2023