13 June 2018 | High Relevance vs Low Relevance News , Govt. Posters for easy recall

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

[op-ed snap] The government needs to handle public sector banks with care


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

[pib] 3,000 Additional Atal Tinkering Labs Announced


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

SEBI panel to study option of direct overseas listings


GDR & ADR can be asked in Prelims. Also note details about listing of companies overseas

Low Relevance news

Belt and Road Initiative: Inept translation of Qingdao Declaration alters India’s stand

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

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project set to miss land acquisition target: sources

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


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