25 September 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

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High relevance news

[op-ed snap] Raja Mandala: The world beyond Pakistan


A detailed editorial discussing India’s diplomatic attachment to Pakistan issue and how this is affecting India’s interests in various multilateral fora. Important for Mains.

Publishing poll candidate’s propaganda is paid news: Election Commission


Note the provisions of disqualifications of people from contesting elections. Can be asked in Prelims. Paid news in elections can be a topic for Mains.

India to focus on climate change, South-South cooperation at U.N.


Know about stated aims of G4. Important for Prelims.

India conducts successful interceptor missile test at night


Read about Prithvi defence vehicle. Defence and space related questions are repeatedly asked in Prelims.

Low Relevance News

Monsoon withdrawal to begin by weekend

The monsoon will likely start withdrawing from the country by the end of the week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a forecast

Typically, the monsoon begins its withdrawal from the 1st week of September, but it has been delayed primarily due to the development of cyclonic conditions

No important points in the news for the exam.


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