23 October 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

China’s melting glacier draws tourists amid climate worries


Read about the third pole and connected rivers. Very important for Prelims.

Experts’ group to cut schoolbag weight formed, court told


make notes about increasing weight of schoolbags and Children’s School Bags (Limitation on Weight), Bill of 2006. An important issue for Mains.

Centre notifies special courts for benami transaction cases


Note about the current & previous provisions for curbing black money menace. Important for Pre as well as Mains.

Panel for adopting UN model on cross-border insolvency


Read about UNCITRAL. Important for prelims.

Low Relevance News

Why are media regulators soft with scribes, asks SC

The Supreme Court said media regulators tend to wear a “velvet fist inside a velvet glove” when it comes to dealing with journalists and media organisations whose actions, like revealing the identity of a rape survivor, make them criminally liable

It is a crime under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Indian Penal Code to disclose the identity of victims of sexual abuse, especially if they are children

Not very important news from the exam perspective

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