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
Click on news headlines to read the full news
High relevance news
Very good editorial highlighting vulnerabilities of India & Asia and how to mitigate disaster risks. Read and use points in Mains
[op-ed snap] India needs to focus on water efficiency
India is facing an acute water crisis and the editorial highlights the fact and suggests solutions. Useful for Mains
Failure to educate girls could cost world $30 trillion a year: World Bank report
Girls are still away from primary as well as secondary education. This is impacting their lifestyle as well as growth prospects. Know the reasons and solutions. Can be quoted in Mains.
India became third largest economy in 2011: World Bank
With reports surfacing of India becoming world’s 6th largest economy, various debates on this tag’s utility and importance have started.
World Bank report claims that India achieved a better feat in 2011 itself. Read about ICP from the news as it can be asked in Prelims.
Low Relevance News
Homosexuality not an illness: Indian Psychiatric Society
The Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) has said it is “time to stop looking at homosexuality as a mental illness”, stating that the there is no scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be altered by any treatment
Nothing important in news from UPSC perspective
India to ease visa curbs for Bangladesh citizens
India will sign a pact with Bangladesh to ease visa restrictions for citizens from the neighbouring country. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “revised travel arrangements” will be signed during Home Minister’s three-day visit to Dhaka
No important points from exam perspective
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