16 July 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

Indian shipping companies headed for troubled waters


The right of first refusal available to Indian shipping companies is now being taken back. This would lead to shippers taking their business to other countries such as Panama. Note points from the news as a question can be asked in Mains related to such rules and their impact on the economy.

NCPCR moots model for school fees


The cause of concern for all parents is rising school fees. It is also a factor in low enrolment ratio in schools. Note the proposal by NCPCR and also details about NCPCR. Can be asked in Prelims.

[pib] Bansagar Canal Project


Read and make notes about Banbhatta. Also about Son river and its geographical features. Can be asked in Prelims.

[pib] Institute of Cost Accountants of India


Read about ICAI. Can be asked in Prelims.

Low Relevance News

Peak hour flights may get costlier

The government is mulling over a proposal to impose a surcharge on airlines for operating flights during peak hours to enhance airport capacity and to avoid flight delays

Currently, landing fees paid by airlines are determined by the weight of an aircraft and do not vary according to the time of the day

Nothing important from exam perspective

Rahul writes to PM for passage of Women’s Reservation Bill

Congress President Rahul Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to ensure the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Monsoon Session of Parliament

Women’s Reservation Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on March 9, 2010, and has been stalled in the Lok Sabha since

Not much important news but do read about the passage of bills and their pendency provisions in LS as well as RS

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