13 August 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

More banks report tightening of credit standards, shows survey


More and more banks are now coming in the ambit of NPA resolution process and the results can be seen in tightening of lending rules. Note important points for Mains.

ISRO set to launch its TV channel


A necessary step in order to promote science education in India. Note details about the channel. Can be asked in Prelims.

Bill to allow proxy voting by NRIs passed by Lok Sabha


Till now, proxy voting was only available to service personnel. This demand was pending for a long time as people were unable to use their right to vote due to their settlement/work in foreign countries. Know important provisions as well as the pros and cons of the bill for Mains.

[op-ed snap] Undoing a legacy of injustice


Delhi HC has given a historic decision by scrapping Begging Act. The editorial sums up all facts related to it. Must read for Mains.

Low Relevance News

CJI changes subject-wise roster in Supreme Court

The Chief Justice of India has changed the subject-wise roster for judges in the Supreme Court

The subject-wise roster was first implemented from February 5 this year after a press conference by four seniormost Supreme Court judges over “selective” allocation of cases to certain Benches by recent CJIs

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