26 June 2018 | High Relevance vs Low Relevance News , Govt. Posters for easy recall

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] Reduce, segregate: On plastic ban


Maharashtra has recently decided to ban plastic use. Taking the ‘ban’ culture forward, this decision also gives rise to debate whether blanket bans are a solution to the problems that have accumulated over years and what are solutions to these problems.

Read the editorial to get such solutions and quote them in related Mains answers

ISA plans global solar bank to finance $150 billion of power projects


Another major international institution in the offing after ISA. Know all the stakeholders that are involved in this new solar bank.

A potential material for Prelims question

India, Seychelles talk of ‘mutual welfare’ on Assumption Island project


Seychelles has been swinging in its decision of providing access to Assumption island.

Note the island’s location and all other important ports marked in map shared along with the newscard

Centre cannot guarantee power supply to all villages, says official


This newscard is a perfect example of on paper implementation of schemes vs the ground reality.

Even after 100% electrification, people are unable to access electricity. Note the reasons for it. A question can be asked in Mains based on these lines.

Low Relevance News

India gifts patrol aircraft to Seychelles

India has gifted a Dornier maritime patrol aircraft to Seychelles which will enhance the surveillance capabilities of the island nation

The only important detail in news: The Do-228 can be used for multiple purposes like EEZ monitoring, maritime surveillance, pollution monitoring and control, search and rescue and commuter services

Maldives leader seeks India’s help

Ahmed Naseem, a leader of the Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), has said that if President Abdulla Yameen returns to power, he will allow a full “takeover” of the islands by China

Nothing important in news from UPSC perspective

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