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
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High relevance news
Be cautious in shifting to DBT, RBI tells States
Note benefits and problems associated with DBT. Can be asked in Mains
Upgraded Vikas engine will soon boost ISRO’s rockets
ISRO achievements have been a favourite of UPSC. No point in missing these. Read all the details.
U.N. agrees first-ever global compact for migration
The entire globe is gripped in migrant crisis in some way or the other. This has now led to UN coming forward and initiating a global pact for ensuring the welfare of migrants. Read and make notes.
BrahMos tested in extreme weather conditions
Know about BrahMos launch capabilities and its range after India joined MTCR. A potential prelims question
Low Relevance News
The Army will resume the trials of the U.S.-made M777 Ultra-Light Howitzer (ULH) in Pokhran firing range. The M777 is a 155 mm, 39-calibre towed artillery gun made of titanium and aluminium alloys and weigh just four tonnes, making it transportable under slung by helicopters
No more important details in news.
SC to decide if J&K police can book Army men
A legal tussle broke out between the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir on whether Army personnel stationed in the restive State can be prosecuted for their action taken in “good faith.”
The Centre countered that Section 7 of The Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act of 1990 lays down that there would be no legal proceedings against Army personnel for acts done within the course of their duty
Since matter is subjudice, not very important at this stage
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