20 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

[op-ed snap] Suddenly, another emerging market currency crisis


The editorial discusses ongoing fall in the value of rupee & other currencies and lists out the reasons as well as steps that can be taken to arrest the trend in future. Must read for mains.

[pib] Successful Flight Tests of Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) and ATGM ‘HELINA’


Missiles & defence equipment are important from Prelims perspective. India’s defence research can be asked in Mains.

Banks set to come out of PCA framework this year


Note about PCA framework & NPA problem. Important for Pre as well as Mains.

Government bans use of petcoke as fuel


Make notes about petcoke, its harmful effects & uses. Can be asked in Pre as well as Mains.

Low Relevance News

NGT constitutes ‘independent body’ to consider Vedanta’s plea challenging Sterlite plant closure

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday constituted an “independent body” to decide Vedanta Limited’s plea challenging the Tamil Nadu government’s order to close the Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi

The Green Bench said that the committee will be headed by a retired judge and also have representatives from CPCB and MoEF&CC

No important points for the exam.

In a letter to Imran, Modi says India looks for meaningful engagement with Pakistan

PM Modi has sent a letter to his newly-elected Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, conveying that New Delhi was looking for constructive and meaningful engagement with Islamabad

Not very detailed news. Zero relevant for the exam.

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