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] The seeds of sustainability
Agriculture concepts have made inroads into Mains questions in recent years. Read all details related to ZBNF
Govt plans ‘Pariwartan’ scheme for power sector revival
After UDAY another big scheme for bringing power sector on the track. Note all details.
Govt may scrap trials for some IVD devices
Note details about In-vitro diagnostics and also read about related therapies etc. Important primarily for Prelims but can appear in Mains too.
[op-ed snap] Tighter is better
The editorial discusses important trends related to CAD and factors that have been affecting capital inflows in emerging markets.
Good economic facts that can be quoted in Mains answers.
Low Relevance News
India, U.S. 2+2 Dialogue on July 6
Has been too much in news but nothing substantial has come out of it as of now. Will be relevant only after the meeting is concluded and various announcements made
Centre bans affiliates of al-Qaeda, Islamic State
The only important detail in this news is Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA). Used sporadically against terrorist organizations.