27 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

Click on news headlines to read the full news

Supreme Court Okays Constitutional Validity of Aadhaar

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/supreme-court-okays-constitutional-validity-of-aadhaar/

Important judgment related to Aadhar. Read where it is required and where not. A tricky statement question might appear in Prelims.

Supreme Court nod to live-streaming of court proceedings

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/supreme-court-nod-to-live-streaming-of-court-proceedings/

A progressive move by SC to bring in more transparency and accountability. Important for Mains.

PM Modi gets UN’s ‘Champions of the Earth’ award

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/pm-modi-gets-uns-champions-of-the-earth-award/

Read all details about the award. Important for Prelims.

[pib] Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/pib-cabinet-approves-national-digital-communications-policy-2018/

An area seeing unprecedented growth and new technological developments is the telecom sector. Read all points of the policy as each year a policy is being asked in Mains.

Low Relevance News

SC declines to refer to larger Bench issue whether mosques are integral to Islam

A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court declined to refer the question whether a “mosque as a place of prayer is an essential part of Islam” in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid appeals to a larger Bench

The bone of contention here is an observation made in a 1994 judgment of the Supreme Court in the Ismail Faruqui case that “a mosque is not an essential part of the practice of the religion of Islam and ‘namaz’ [prayer] by Muslims can be offered anywhere, even in open”

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