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
[op-ed snap] What India must do to be a free trade champion
Editorial discusses the looming threat of trade war and what are the factors by which the Indian economy will be affected.
Good points for quoting in related mains answers
[op-ed snap] Reforming higher education
The government has decided to set up HECI in order to reform higher education sector.
Editorial discusses its need, loopholes and what all needs to be done to make this reform actually work.
Govt accepts 5-point plan to resolve NPAs, rules out bad bank
Bad loans have spread to a large extent despite all measures to stop the expand.
Now a 5 point plan is being formalized to clear this mess of banks. Can be quoted in Mains answers. Project Sashakt can be asked in Prelims.
A 216-foot-tall celebration of Ramanuja
This year marks millennium anniversary of ramanujacharya and a question on Bhakti movement and various persons associated with it might appear in Mains.
In Prelims, various philosophy of dvaita and advaita can be asked.
2021 census data to be stored electronically
A major hurdle in Digital India is lack of data at various levels. Data mining and other processes will be more useful after this exercise.
In prelims, facts about census can be asked.
Low Relevance News
India, Maldives ties on the brink again
Bilateral relations between India and Maldives are on the brink once again as the deadline for India to withdraw its two helicopters has passed and the issue of visas for thousands of Indian job-seekers remains unresolved
Nothing important in news from exam perspective.
Meet on simultaneous elections
Just a consultation by Law Commission. Will be imporatnt when something substantial appears on this issue.
Also, it has been asked in UPSC Mains in 2017 so very less chance of this topic being repeated.