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
The citizenry test: Assam NRC explained
Read and note all details about NRC. Very hot topic and can probably be asked in Mains and a related question in Prelims
Leg-up for private sector participation in defence equipment manufacturing
Promoting private sector participation in defence will prove to be a boost to Make in India. Read and note important points to quote in Mains answers.
Govt. plans ‘ISRO-like’ ocean mission
Make notes of Deep-ocean mission and seabed mining along with UN Seabed authority. Important for Prelims.
Govt planning national e-commerce regulator
E-commerce has expanded manifold in recent times and thus needs a separate regulator. Spam emails are also becoming a big problem. Now an action is being taken to address all such issues. News important primarily for Mains.
Low Relevance News
All unselected H-1B petitions returned: U.S.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said that it has returned all the petitions of H-1B visas, popular among Indian IT professionals, that were not selected in the computer-generated lottery system in April
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise
Not much important from UPSC point of view
Supreme Court slams custom of genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation has numerous health hazards associated with it and amounts to the violation of the right to life and dignity of a woman, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra observed
No one can violate the integrity and the bodily privacy of a woman in the name of religion, the Bench observed
Since case is subjudice, more points could emerge in future. Will be covered once all parties make their stand claer in SC.
Govt. Poster for easy recall