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] Government-mukt governance
Very important editorial. Contains an international index and important data related to e-governance. High chances of a question in Pre as well as Mains.
India plans to buy missile shield from U.S.
Read about NASAMS. Can be asked in Prelims.
Govt to roll out DigiYatra offering for air passengers soon
Make notes of digiyatra initiative. Important for Prelims.
Note all details regarding issuance and usage of FASTag. Can be asked in Prelims
Low Relevance News
In favour of restoring Allahabad’s name: Ram Naik
Amid a growing clamour by the BJP and Hindu seers to rename Allahabad city as Prayag, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has said he is in favour of the change
Mr Naik said changing the name of Allahabad city to its ancient name of Prayag was “appropriate” and timely, given that the Kumbh Mela 2019 was a few months away
Read about Kumbh Mela as intangible cultural heritage. The news is of zero relevance for the exam.
Indian firm to supply heavy vehicles to Army
For the first time, an Indian vehicle manufacturer will deliver heavy duty, high mobility vehicles for the Army’s Russian-built Smerch Multi-Barrel Rocket launchers (MBRL) as well to carry strategic missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
In April, Ashok Leyland was awarded a ₹100-crore contract for 81 high mobility 10×10 vehicles by the Army to replace the Russian vehicles which currently carry the Smerch launchers
No important details from exam point of view.
Govt. Poster for easy recall