29 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

[pib] Development without Felling/Cutting of Trees


With Climate Change threat, felling of trees can’t be afforded at any cost. Note the problems posed by urbanization and NBCC. Important for Mains & Pre respectively.

[pib] NITI Aayog to Release First Delta Ranking under the Aspirational Districts Programme


Aspirational districts program is a turning page in development of Naxal hit areas. Note about delta ranking too.

Centre proposes new body to replace UGC


Higher education has been a focus area for reforms. Note all of them for Mains. A comprehensive question can be asked based on them.

[pib] Additional 6.5MMT Strategic Petroleum Reserves at Chandikhol in Odisha and at Padur, Karnataka


Note the places where the reserves are being built and nearby wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Can be asked in Prelims.

Low Relevance News

Kharif sowing on, but no word on MSPs

The monsoon has arrived in northern India and is expected to cover the whole country in the next few days, but farmers are still waiting for the announcement of the minimum support prices (MSP) for major crops

MSPs for 23 major crops are announced at the beginning of sowing season, which for the kharif (summer) season is signalled by the onset of the monsoon

Nothing important from exam perspective.

Nordic ambassadors tell India: Show political will on FTA

India needs to show greater political will to conclude the long pending Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU), ambassadors of some of the Nordic countries in India observed

Only important detail in news: The first India-Nordic summit was held this year in Stockholm during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sweden. The Nordic countries include Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

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