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
Oped discusses issues plaguing PSBs and what should be effectively done in order to bring house back in order.
A mains question has a high probability of appearing as this issue has been in news for quite a long time now
Read and make notes about Atal Innovation Mission and Atal Tinkering Labs.
Useful for both Pre as well Mains. These initiatives can also be quoted in Essay related to innovation ecosystem in India
GDR & ADR can be asked in Prelims. Also note details about listing of companies overseas
Low Relevance news
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s English statement on the declaration implied Delhi’s support for the Chinese connectivity project
India is the only member state of the SCO which is not a part of the BRI, and has publicly criticised it
The only important part from the news is SCO and BRI which have been discussed in the various previous news in detail
India is set to miss a December deadline to acquire land for a Japan-backed $17 billion bullet train project
Important details to be noted: Japan is majority-funding the train project through a 50-year loan and at least 70% of the core components of the rail line will be supplied by Japanese companies
Govt. Posters for easy recall