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
[pib] ICAT releases First BS-VI engine certificate
Read about ICAT & BS Norms. High probability of appearing in Prelims/Mains seeing the rise in air pollution levels and no solution in sight currently
HEFA to allot ₹1 lakh crore for education
Read the news and note micro details such as where can funding be used and what all institutions come under the agency. A twisted statement can be framed in Prelims.
ISRO’s first ‘pad abort’ test, critical for future human space mission, successful
Another feather in cap for ISRO. Note details about the technology and where will it be useful. Factual questions related to ISRO missions are frequently being asked in Prelims.
Uttarakhand HC declares animals to be ‘legal persons’
After rivers being declared as legal persons, animals are also under the same protection.
A historic judgment that will have a far-reaching impact on the conservation status of animals
Note important points to quote in Mains answers as well as Essay.
Low Relevance News
SC seeks plan to eradicate leprosy
The Supreme Court has directed the government to constitute a separate wing devoted to create and extend public awareness that leprosy is curable and not contagious
Nothing very important from exam perspective. The government has implemented some measures to eradicate leprosy discrimination
India to take back helicopters gifted to Maldives
India-Maldives ties have been soaring in recent times due to China’s intervention in Maldives domestic politics.
Nothing important in news from exam perspective