3 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

Click on news headlines to read the full news

High relevance news

Ballistic Missile Interceptor AAD Successfully Flight Tested


Missiles and satellites are very important. Read the news and make notes from Prelims perspective

[pib] NITI Aayog launches Move Hack, a global mobility hackathon


Read about MoveHack and its components. Can be asked in Prelims.

Explained: SC/ST (Amendment) Act, 2018


The government has moved forward with an amendment to turnaround SC judgment. Note important points of SC/ST Act. Can be asked in Prelims/Mains

Low Relevance News

People clueless as UIDAI helpline number enters their phonebooks

Thousands of smartphone users in India woke up puzzled on Friday with a Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) toll-free helpline number saved in their phonebooks by default.

UIDAI has replaced an earlier helpline number with the new, 1800-300-1947, which got into people’s phonebooks without their consent

No important details in the news.

Centre withdrawing notification on social media hub, AG informs Supreme Court

The Central government has told the Supreme Court that it was withdrawing its notification proposing to create a social media hub, which some have alleged could become a tool to monitor online activities of citizens

Not much important as the issue is settled now.


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