21 June 2018 | High Relevance vs Low Relevance News , Govt. Posters for easy recall

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

U.S. pulls out of United Nations Human Rights Council


Time to read and make notes about UNHRC as the U.S. pulling out of it has brought it back into the spotlight

Also, read about impacts of America’s policies on India

[op-ed snap] The imperative to offer refuge


Rohingya crisis has been looming for a long time. The editorial discusses various international conventions and other possible measures to resolve refugee issues

A Mains question can be framed around it

[op-ed snap] Growth in the machine


Artificial Intelligence has been making the rounds in government domain now and serious discussions have started on its use

Editorial discusses its possible uses which can be quoted in Mains answers as well as essay topics related to technology and its uses

Dairy in Doldrums: Turning milk crisis into an international ‘gift’ opportunity


The article does a postmortem of recent agricultural protests and reasons that led to spilling of milk on roads

Read it in entirety to gain better knowledge about how the agri markets function and how global factors affect domestic production

Low Relevance News

Shillong is 100th Smart City

Smart Cities Mission entered its fourth year and the Centre has finally announced the 100th and last city which will be part of the project: Shillong

No important update apart from this. Smart cities have been asked in Mains 2016 so very less chance of repetition

India, South Korea to align policies for southeast Asia

India and South Korea will align their policies for the region during the visit of South Korean President Moon Jae-in to India next month

Modi’s Act East policy and Moon’s New Southern policy will be aligned

Not very important until any big announcement is made after the planned visit

Govt. Poster for easy recall

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