22 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

SC scraps NOTA option for RS polls


While SC was at the forefront in giving NOTA an identity, now it has scrapped it from Rajya Sabha voting. Know the reasons. Can be asked in Mains & as a tricky statement in prelims as well.

Explained: “Calamity of a severe nature”


Amidst demands of declaring Kerela Floods aa s national disaster, Centre has declared it as the calamity of severre nature. Know about the term and what all entails after this declaration. Important for Pre as well as Mains.

NASA’s InSight spacecraft crosses halfway mark to Mars


Note about Insight mission of NASA and its objectives. Space programs are now also being asked in Mains apart from Prelims.

What does the falling rupee mean for you and economy?


An important article explaining the effects of the devaluation of the rupee. Must read for Pre as well as Mains.

Low Relevance News

Centre rules out total ban on firecrackers

The Centre has ruled out a national ban on firecrackers and suggested the production of “green crackers”, community cracker bursting in major cities and a freeze on the production of series crackers or laris as alternative measures to curb pollution during Diwali

No important points for the exam. The news is also less relevant as the matter is subjudice

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