2 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

[pib] Nationwide ‘State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index’ released

[pib] Nationwide ‘State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index’ released

Read about the new index and its elements. Can be asked in Prelims.

[op-ed snap] Scaled-up solutions for a future of water scarcity

[op-ed snap] Scaled-up solutions for a future of water scarcity

The editorial discusses impending water crisis in India and suggests sustainable solutions to avoid such problem. Read and make notes as it is a good topic for Mains.

NASA’s newest planet hunter starts operations

NASA’s newest planet hunter starts operations

NASA and ISRO missions are a must read for both Pre as well as Mains. Cannot be skipped at any cost. Make notes of the details of the mission.

Low Relevance News

Improvement in water quality of Ganga river: Govt

The water quality of the Ganga river has improved at several locations according to an assessment carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board

The Dissolved Oxygen, which is an indicator of river health, has been found to be within the acceptable limits of notified primary bathing water quality criteria.

The Ganga river basin is the largest in India and is spread across four states

No important points in news per se but read about BOD & COD from Environment notes. Also remember about the Ganga river basin being largest, as this statement can be used to make a tricky question.

SC says penal provision on adultery violative of right to equality

The Supreme Court said matrimonial sanctity is an issue but the penal provision on adultery is apparently violative of the right to equality under the Constitution as it treats married men and married women differently

SC is hearing a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code

Since matter is subjudice, such statements will keep coming. A detailed coverage will be done once SC announces the verdict

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