Reading News for UPSC is utmost important and rising number of questions year on year in UPSC Prelims is a testimony of this
We are starting a daily series where we will analyze news covered in The Hindu, Indian Express and other newspapers which are important from exam perspective and which are not
Important news would have been covered in our daily news coverage in form of newscards.
Unimportant ones will be mentioned here and a short description regarding why it is not relevant for the exam
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High relevance news
SCO has been in news and has gained importance in view of changing dynamics in Iran.
Central Asia is a resource-rich region and can help fill the deficit of important minerals that India doesn’t have.
ISRO missions and discoveries have constantly made it to Prelims as well as Mains exam
Read all details about the mission. Becomes important as India has joined a handful of countries which have discovered planets around stars
The application of data and their assimilation with solving social problems, enabling better governance and powering elected governments to serve their citizens better is ushering in a new revolution
Read about Open government data, 5C framework and application of data sciences in governance as it is continuously in news and can make roads to Mains
Low Relevance News
India and China have expanded on the “spirit” of the Wuhan informal summit
Chinese president accepted PM Modi’s invitation for another “informal summit” in India next year.
Since very fewer details are divulged about the meeting right now, it is not important for UPSC.
Talks on sidelines of ongoing SCO summit. No major announcements made.
The only important thing to note is SCO member countries.
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court to direct the government to make electoral offences cognizable with a punishment of minimum two years in jail
The offenses listed are bribery, undue influence, impersonation, false statement, illegal payments and non-filing of accounts
Till the SC passes a final verdict on the issue, nothing important from UPSC perspective