21 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

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High relevance news

WHO highlights ways to reduce cancer risk


Non-communicable diseases are on the rise and especially Cancer & other new age diseases. Know about WHO findings. Data can be quoted in Mains.

UIDAI announces phased roll-out of facial recognition


Another major technological advancement in Aadhar that will help curb leakages in the system that were happening even after DBT. Important for Pre as well as Mains.

N Raghuram elected Chair of International Nitrogen Initiative


Note about International Nitrogen Initiative. Can be asked in Prelims.

Low Relevance News

Rules revised on IIT foreign student fees

The Board of Governors of each Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) will now decide what fees foreign students will have to pay to study there, the IIT Council decided

There will be no change in the fees domestic undergraduate students pay to study in the IITs.

No important points from exam perspective.

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