12 September 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

[pib] Health Ministry issues a notification for bringing the HIV/AIDS Act, 2017 in force


Note about the details of the act and what other measures need to be taken to remove the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS. Important for Mains.

UN sees 70% chance of El Nino event this year


El Nino is important for Pre as well as Mains. Know how it originates, its effects and other details.

India’s first missile tracking ship is readying for sea trials


Note details about the ship being built and special features. Important from Prelims perspective.

Greenhouse gas emissions from Indian paddy fields Very High: NY based Study


Agriculture is considered to be one of the major contributors to global warming and the study reaffirms that fact. Note important points of the study and quote them in Mains answers.

Low Relevance News

Sidhu bats for Kartarpur Sahib pilgrim corridor

Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has written to the Centre, asking for steps to realise a “Kartarpur Sahib corridor” for pilgrims

It was in Kartarpur Sahib, now in Pakistan, that Guru Nanak Dev had spent the last 18 years of his life. The Gurdwara is close to the International Border

No important points in the news from the exam point of view.

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