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
Aadhaar biometric data cannot be used for crime investigations, UIDAI clarifies
Prelims 2018 had 2 direct questions on Aadhar. An SC hearing is going on related to data privacy concerns and threats posed by Aadhar.
Note the provisions that help secure Aadhar data as these can be quoted in Mains to balance your viewpoint.
Nasa unveils program to defend Earth from asteroid attack
Read about IAWN & DART. Important for Prelims.
Also, note details about the mission as it can be asked in Mains too.
India to teach satellite tech to students from abroad
Good material to be used in Mains answer as well as Essays under India’s achievements in SciTech especially space technology.
For Prelims, note UNISPACE+50 & UNSSP
Anti-profiteering under GST: A leap of faith for consumers and industry
The article explains various lacunae in Anti-Profiteering system of GST. Can be used in GST related questions in Mains.
Low Relevance News
Chabahar port may open by 2019, says Gadkari
India hopes to make Iran’s Chabahar port operational by 2019, despite the threat of United States’ sanctions against Tehran looming large
Chahbahar has been discussed extensively in previous newscards and news contains no important detail.
UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations to visit India
The visit is to thank the troop-contributing countries for their service and update them on the ongoing reforms in the peace and security area
The only important detail in news is: India is among the largest troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions
Read more about UN peacekeeping here: Click2Read