28 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

Adultery no longer a criminal offence as SC scraps Section 497 of IPC

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/adultery-no-longer-a-criminal-offence-as-sc-scraps-section-497-of-ipc/

Another progressive judgment to move away from Victorian-era laws. Also ensures equal rights for women. Important for Mains. Read this news with the editorial on this issue.

MHA merges Police forces of 6 UTs

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/mha-merges-police-forces-of-6-uts/

Make notes on the need for a central cadre of police force. Important for Mains.

Cabinet approves 100% govt stake in GST Network

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/cabinet-approves-100-govt-stake-in-gst-network/

Note the composition of GSTN. Can be asked in Prelims.

[op-ed snap] National surgical strike day: celebrating failures

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/op-ed-snap-national-surgical-strike-day-celebrating-failures/

A good editorial highlighting the actual scenario after the surgical strike and the change that is needed in India’s security architecture. Important for Mains.

Low Relevance News

Arunachal Pradesh mega dam clearance shocks greens

Conservationists have asked the Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife (SC-NBWL) to reverse the clearance for the 1750MW Demwe Lower hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh which is proposed to be constructed on river Lohit

No important points in the news from the exam point of view.

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