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
Why Hasn’t India Endorsed the Broadcasters Treaty Yet?
An important treaty that can help curb piracy. Can be asked in Pre as well as Mains
[op-ed snap] Why rumours love WhatsApp
Read about Metadata stripping and how it is helping anti-social elements in spreading false rumors on WhatsApp leading to mob lynchings.
Important for Mains.
[pib] Behdienkhlam Festival, Meghalaya
Regional festivals have been favorite of UPSC in Prelims. Make notes about places associated nd details about this festival.
[pib] NITI Aayog to organise India’s First Global Mobility Summit
NITI Aayog, in collaboration with various ministries and industry partners, is organizing ‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’
This is in line with the Government’s goals for vehicle electrification, renewable energy integration and job growth.
Important for Pre as well as Mains
Low Relevance News
Take action to stop spread of fake news, govt. tells WhatsApp
The government has told WhatsApp to take immediate measures to ensure that the platform was not misused.
Nothing important in news from exam perspective
India seeks Nepal’s help to evacuate Kailash pilgrims
Delhi has sought Kathmandu’s assistance for the ongoing evacuation of hundreds of Indian pilgrims, en route to Kailash Mansarovar, stranded near Nepal’s border with China, amid heavy downpour and landslips
Nothing important in news from exam point of view.