The [Low priority news items of the day] series of posts are aimed at increasing transparency wrt. mature aspirants and educating young aspirants (on what to leave/ assign lower priority and why).
Low priority news items of the day:
No transgenders in military: Trump
The United States will not “accept or allow” transgender individuals in the military, President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday, reversing a decision taken by the Barack Obama administration last year.
The article is not important because it is not related to India. But still it can be shown as an example of issues related to LGBT community.
‘India-Israel ties can affect Al Aqsa conflict’
India’s friendly ties with Israel could ‘interfere’ with the ongoing Israel-Palestinians conflict over the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, said the envoy of Palestine on Wednesday.
No Important information is given in the article, from the UPSC point of view
Planet of machines
The prognosis that artificially-intelligent (AI) machines will get to a point where humanity could, in theory, be made redundant
Op-Ed is very technical and is on a hypothetical topic
The war within
It’s barely five months before Gujarat goes for crucial Assembly polls. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling party since 1998, is already in the thick of things with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the State once a month and party national president Amit Shah holding region-wise conventions of party workers. Notwithstanding anti-incumbency of almost two decades, the party has set itself an ambitious target of winning 150 out of 182 Assembly seats to break the Congress record of 149 seats way back in 1985.
A political Op-Ed, talking about the faulty strategy of Congress against BJP. Not important for UPSC
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