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
Ayushman Bharat is an ambitious scheme for ensuring Universal health coverage. Note all pros and cons for this as there is a high probability of a question appearing in Mains on it
Newscard explains ill effects of rising CAD. Note reasons behind it and also reports and agencies mentioned in relation to it.
Reports have been a favorite area of UPSC in Prelims.
Very important for SciTech part for both Pre & Mains. Questions have been appearing on indigenous missile and other defense systems being developed
Low Relevance news
Digital India was launched with an aim to connect India’s villages and youth
No important line in news apart from this one.
A PIL has been filed in SC saying that the cess collected from construction companies, which is meant to pay for such workers’ welfare, is abysmally low
Important point: According to the Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996, a 1% cess is to be levied and collected on all types of construction activities, whether by government, PSUs or private players
Has very fewer chances of coming in the exam but now you don’t know what can so keep this point somewhere in mind!