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
Read this explainer to understand the recent decision of scrapping no detention policy and its effects on the education system
A major step in curbing corruption. Note important features of the bill. Can be asked in Pre as well as Mains.
A very nice editorial showing the way forward for smart cities and urbanization in India. Important for Mains
Women and children are worst victims of trafficking and a bill introduced to protect them might become counterproductive. Editorial highlights all such sticking points. Read and make notes.
Low Relevance News
The Supreme Court has said the government’s stand on completing the appointment of a Lokpal, an ombudsman to protect the common man from corruption in public service and power centres, was “wholly unsatisfactory
Though passed in 2014, the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act of 2013 had not been implemented all these years because there was no Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the 16th Lok Sabha
The only important thing in the news is the provision of inclusion of LoP in the search committee.
LS speaker had received five privilege notices against the Prime Minister and five against the Defence Minister from members of Opposition parties for allegedly misleading the House on the Rafale deal during the debate on the motion of no-confidence against the government and these are under her consideration
Not important right now. If admitted, the issue becomes important. Will be covered then.
Govt. Poster for easy recall