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
Rajya Sabha members can use all 22 scheduled languages
Read about the eighth schedule and Rajya Sabha from Polity textbook. News has very less info but these 2 topics become important due to appearing in news
Eat Right Movement off to a healthy start
Junk foods are having an adverse effect on lifestyle as well as the health of youngsters. Know about harms caused and what can be done to check the growing inclusion of fast foods in the diet.
Govt targets mobile and migratory population to prevent re-emergence of polio virus
Read about Poliovirus and Mission Indradhanush. Also, note the year when India was declared Polio free.
MHA seeks cabinet nod for Bill which allows death penalty for rape of minors
Cases of child abuse have rised in recent past. Know about the reasons and ways to reduce such acts
Low Relevance News
Gay sex: Centre leaves it to wisdom of SC to decide on constitutionality of Section 377 IPC
The Union government has told the Supreme Court that it would leave it to the wisdom of its judges to decide the constitutionality of Section 377 IPC, which criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”, including homosexual activities
Nothing important in news from exam perspective
Thai cave rescue and the Indian connection
Experts from a Pune-headquartered firm gave technical support in the operations to rescue a football team trapped inside a cave system in Thailand
Nothing important from UPSC point of view
Govt. Poster for easy recall