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
In a first, WHO recommends quadrivalent influenza vaccine
Read about types of influenza and need for a quadrivalent vaccine.
A static science topic combined with CA makes this a potential source of Prelims question
Aadhaar virtual IDs becoming a real problem for NBFCs
Note all details about Aadhar Virtual IDs and problems being faced in its use.
Some of them can also be quoted in Mains answers.
Govt. teams up with Google for flood warning
Note departments concerned with flood warnings and information dissemination.
Also, read about Artificial intelligence and machine learning which have a high probability of appearing in mains
Indian plant seed could bring clean water to millions
Plant species in news have been appearing in Prelims year after year. Very very important.
Low Relevance News
Road map laid for India-U.S. meet
Indian and U.S. experts began three-day consultations to find meeting points in bilateral relations in preparation for the first-ever 2+2 dialogue
COMCASA and BECA are the two foundational agreements that India is yet to sign and these will be discussed in the meeting.
Nothing important from exam perspective as such agreements have been hitherto asked in the exam
Arab group wants India on board in Yemen
The Arab coalition which is fighting to secure the strategic Yemeni port of Hodeidah will be reaching out to India for its support
Note down Hodeidah. Nothing else is important for the exam.