31 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

[pib] Indian Naval ship Sahyadri reaches Darwin, Australia for exercise KAKADU 2018


Read about Exercise Kakadu. Can be asked in Prelims.

Law Commission calls for re-think on sedition clause


Sedition clause has been in news frequently. Read related provisions and also law commission recommendations. Important for Mains.

New ranking based on innovation


ARIIA can be asked in Prelims. Measures to boost innovation can be a topic for Mains.

Quota is State-specific, rules the Supreme Court


Very important judgment related to quota in jobs and other benefits across various states especially when the migrant issue is going on. Note important points.

The Nilgiri tahr climbs population charts


Note details about Nilgiri tahr such as protection status, habitat and reasons for a decline in population. Can be asked in Prelims.

Now marriage certificate must for official work in Meghalaya


A major step for women empowerment coming from a matrilineal state. Important for Mains.

Low Relevance News

Article 35A: SC adjourns hearing on pleas till January 2019

The Supreme Court has adjourned till the second week of January 2019 the hearing on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A saying it would wait for the panchayat polls to get over in December.

No important points in this news. Article 35A has been covered in detail previously.

UIDAI relaxes minimum Aadhaar enrolment targets, related deadlines for banks

The UIDAI has extended till November 1 the deadline for banks to do minimum Aadhaar enrolments and updations in identified branches

The banks have been mandated to set up Aadhaar enrolment and updation facilities within their premises in one out of every 10 branches

No important points from the exam point of view except the trivial detail mentioned above.

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