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
India to expand polar research to Arctic as well
After China’s stride on poles to search for hydrocarbons and other resources, it was inevitable for India to follow the suit. Arctic research has been in focus in India and a question related to it was asked in Prelims 2015. Read more and make notes.
[op-ed snap] Why private hospitals should join AB-NHPM
NHPM is a very ambitious scheme for the turnaround of the health sector. Participation of private hospitals will surely help in achieving its objectives. Note important points from editorial to quote in mains answers.
[op-ed snap] Who’s responsible for modernizing a 150-year-old law?
A very nice editorial tracing the history of section 377 as well its judicial discourse. Must read for Mains
Low Relevance News
Centre mulls changes in IPC to deal with mob lynching
The Centre is considering the possibility of amending the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to define ‘mob lynching’ as a penal offence. If the IPC is amended, the government will not have to bring a stand-alone law on mob lynching.
Nothing important as this proposal is still in nascent stage. Will become substantial if amendment takes place
Women and Child Development Ministry to move proposal to amend POCSO Act
The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry is set to move a proposal before the Cabinet for enhanced punishment in cases of sexual assault of male children which the Law Ministry has cleared
Not important now. Will become once the amendment is approved by Cabinet
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