28 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

India votes against draft decision on chemical weapons use at OPCW meet


Although opposed to the usage of chemical weapons, India has voted against a major decision related to banning of chemical weapons.

This is not the first time India has opposed an important issue at an international forum. At WTO also, India has voted against various proposals which could affect its interests in the long run although India is a supporter of reforms in various sectors

Note about OPCW & Chemical Weapons Convention

India prepares quest to find a trillion-dollar nuclear fuel on the Moon


Very important. Helium 3 uses can be asked in Prelims as well as Mains.

ICSSR’s new vision: make research relevant to policy


Social issues in India have been demanding reasearch to understand the changing nature of demography.

ICCSR has moved forward in that direction. Note important points from this. Can be quoted in Mains.

Low Relevance News

Indian money in Swiss banks rise 50% to over ₹7000 crore

Money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50% to Swiss Francs (CHF) 1.01 billion (₹7,000 crore) in 2017, reversing a three-year downward trend amid India’s clampdown on suspected black money stashed there

Important info: Switzerland has already begun sharing foreign client details on evidence of wrongdoing provided by India and some other countries, and it has agreed to further expand its cooperation on India’s fight against black money with a new pact for automatic information exchange

U.S. postpones 2+2 dialogue with India

The much-anticipated dialogue, between the defense and foreign ministers of India and the United States scheduled for July, has been postponed

As we had told earlier, nothing important about this meeting until it actually happens

Govt. Poster for easy recall

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