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
[op-ed snap] India’s Magna Carta
100 years of any event is important and Montford report is an important milestone in Modern Indian History. Read all details and go back to history notes to revise this topic in entirety. Very important for Pre as well as Mains.
Banks agree to resolve stressed assets quickly
Indian banks have signed an inter-creditor agreement and this might help in early resolution of NPAs. Read about Project Sashakt along with this.
[op-ed snap] Iran can’t issue threats to seek India’s help
As the deadline for Iran’s sanctions comes near, India’s worries will only increase. Read editorial and make notes for Mains.
Low Relevance News
Slight delay in delivering VVPATs
The Election Commission has said all VVPATs would be delivered well within the time required for preparations ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls
In May 2017, the Commission had placed an order of 16.15 lakh VVPATs to the Public Sector Unit (PSU) manufacturers Bharat Electronics Limited and Electronics Corporation of India Limited, to meet the requirements for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Note the manufacturers. A possibility of it being asked in Prelims remains. No other important points in the news.
Jio Institute hasn’t been given Eminence status: Javadekar
The proposed Jio Institute had not been granted the Institution of Eminence status, as only a Letter of Intent had been issued
A committee headed by N. Gopalaswami was set up to bring Indian Universities on a par with world universities and funding of Rs. 1000 crore would be granted only to public universities
Note the committee and funding clause. Nothing else is important in the news.
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