10 October 2018 | High Relevance vs Low Relevance News

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

Forest fires cost India ₹1,100 crore a year: report


Note the causes of frequent forest fires and measures that can be taken to prevent them. Important for Mains.

Explained: When a woman is harassed at work


More and more women are speaking up against sexual violence after the #MeToo movement and this year’s Nobel peace prize is also awarded to a woman who was a victim of sexual violence. Note details of SHWW Act and rights of women in India. A question can appear in Mains on these lines.

Centre reconstitutes EPCA, the authority tasked with tackling environment pollution in NCR


Not details about Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA). Can be asked in Prelims.

Low Relevance News

Tushar Mehta appointed as Solicitor General of India

Senior advocate Tushar Mehta has been appointed as Solicitor General of India till June 2020

No important points in this news but do read about Solicitor General appointment, tenure and related details. Can be asked in Prelims.

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