29 August 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

[op-ed snap] Easing tensions: on U.S.-Mexico trade deal

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/op-ed-snap-easing-tensions-on-u-s-mexico-trade-deal/

By this deal, USA has shown a ray of hope of an end to the trade war with other countries too. Note details of NAFTA & way forward for India & other countries.

[op-ed snap] India needs to walk the talk on Bimstec

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/op-ed-snap-india-needs-to-walk-the-talk-on-bimstec/

A good editorial highlighting issues being faced by BIMSTEC & how to resolve them. Important for Mains.

As carbon dioxide levels rise, India faces big crop nutrition deficiency: study

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/as-carbon-dioxide-levels-rise-india-faces-big-crop-nutrition-deficiency-study/

The study highlights the impact of climate change on food crops. Can be quoted in climate change related answers in Mains.

Govt. jettisons scientific advisory panels

https://www.civilsdaily.com/news/govt-jettisons-scientific-advisory-panels/

Note about PM-STIAC. Can be asked in Prelims

Low Relevance News

Cabinet approves 2% hike in DA for central government employees

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the release of an additional 2% of dearness allowance for central government employees. This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

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