22 Nov 2016 | Back2Basics: Daily Static and CA Revision using News

Everyday we read news, but do we do more than read it? The best way to learn from news is to find the issues and facts which we don’t know and research them. Starting today we will try to list some topics to help you do that.

Let’s call this the new avatar of #Back2Basics

Following topics are based on today’s news

1. There is a news item on FRBM. Make notes on FRBM – when was the Act passed? What was its purpose? Also make notes on the recent proposals for changes to the Act. What changes are being proposed (e.g. having a range of targets) and why. – MAINS

Also note the name of the committee, and try to read the report when it comes out. No need to read in detail, just note suggestions and the reasons for them.

2. India-China training excercise – Hand in Hand – in the news. Keep a list of such exercises. It will be very helpful for revision before prelims. – PRELIMS

3. The National Civil Aviation Policy is in the news. Make notes on it. Try to find some govt. document, try the ministry website. Every year there is generally one question on some policy in mains. – MAINS

4. Niti Aayog in the news. Have you visited its website and made notes from it? If not then do it!

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