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
IMF suggests India three steps to sustain high growth rate
Decoupling of the Indian economy from rest of the world was extensively discussed in the Economic survey. Read the steps suggested by IMF as these can also be quoted in Mains answers related to decoupling phenomenon.
Global funding watchdog hands 10-point plan to Pakistan
FATF has included Pakistan in its greylist. Read all details about FATF
RBI steps in as rupee hits record low
Read the reasons behind fall of rupee and steps being taken by RBI to handle the situation. Also attached is an explainer blog on current and capital account convertibility. Understand it completely.
Rising temperature to cut living standards of 600 million Indians
Newscard explains actual impact of climate change on India in coming years. Data can be used in Mains answers as well as essay related to climate change.
Low Relevance News
‘Start home delivery of rations to curb starvation deaths’
To avoid starvation deaths, the Centre has asked the States to begin providing doorstep delivery of foodgrains as part of the Public Distribution System (PDS)
Just a suggestion from Centre to states. Would have been important if it was a directive from Centre.
Now, it’s PM’s word on Kharif MSP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured a group of sugarcane farmers that the Union Cabinet will approve minimum support prices (MSP) at 150% of input costs for Kharif crops at its next meeting
Will be important after Cabinet approval. No important details right now