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] 17th World Sanskrit Conference in Vancouver, Canada
A big event to glorify the culture of India. Note the details and previous versions of the conference. Can be asked in Prelims.
[pib] Government declares 6 educational ‘Institutions of Eminence’
No Indian university features in the top ranking of educational institutes globally. Steps are being taken to improve this situation. Note details of the proposed scheme. Can be asked in Pre as well as Mains.
[op-ed snap] Rich farmers will gain the most from MSP hikes
Editorial discusses the actual impact of MSP hike and how it will not benefit small farmers. Note points discussed and use them in Mains answers.
Low Relevance News
Ramayana Express from November 14
Starting November, the Indian Railways will start a special train, ‘Shri Ramayana Express’, which will cover important destinations related to the epic in a 16-day journey. The tour will be spread across India as well as Sri Lanka
Nothing important in the news from UPSC perspective apart from above info.
Nepal returns ‘dancing bear’ to India
The sloth bear, which was smuggled into Nepal in December 2017 for use as a ‘dancing bear’, is being sent back to India
Only important info: Sloth bears (Melursus ursinus) are found only in the Indian subcontinent.
Nothing else is important in news
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