14 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

Click on news headlines to read the full news

High relevance news

[op-ed snap] How India should close the financial gender gap

[op-ed snap] How India should close the financial gender gap

A detailed editorial discussing obstacles in financial inclusion for women. Very important for Mains.

[op-ed snap] Huff and e-puff: On e-cigarette ban

[op-ed snap] Huff and e-puff: On e-cigarette ban

Ban culture is now dominating the policy-making process instead of finding viable solutions to the problems. Recent proposal to ban e-cigarettes is in the same line. Read the editorial to understand the issue and possible alternates.

National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank dedicated to nation 

National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank dedicated to nation

Read about Gene Resource Bank, LaCONES. can be asked in Prelims.

Pune tops Ease of Living index; Patna ranked lowest of 111 cities

Pune tops Ease of Living index; Patna ranked lowest of 111 cities

A new index to assess India’s cities. Read and note the parameters and other related details. Can be asked in Pre as well as Mains.

[pib] First project under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme the ‘North East Circuit to be inaugurated

[pib] First project under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme the ‘North East Circuit to be inaugurated

Read about Swadesh darshan scheme. Can be asked in Prelims.

Low Relevance News

JCOs are gazetted officers, says Defence Ministry

Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) in the Indian military are gazetted officers, the Defence Ministry has clarified in an order issued on August 1. The clarification follows a long-standing controversy over the issue

No important points from exam point of view.

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