4 September 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

[op-ed snap] Why ethanol blending in petrol might not work for India


Amidst government plans to increase ethanol blending, there are few areas of concern that need to be dealt with. Editorial discusses the same. Important for Mains.

Health Ministry comes out with draft rules on sale of drugs by e-pharmacy


With growing e-commerce, online sales of drugs remains a grey area without any specific rules. Now initiative has been taken to fix this patch. Note important points of draft rules.

Draft charter of Patients’ Rights released


There’s a lack of rights manual for patients which leads to their exploitation. A step forward to ensure that patients get good treatment without any compromise of their rights.

Panel urges plan to save Himalayan springs


Note about Shimla crisis and the need to conserve groundwater resources. Important for mains.

Low Relevance News

Ateli enters history on a freight train

The small town in Haryana marked the inauguration of the first stretch of the 3,360-km-long Dedicated Freight Corridor, touted as one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the country. The first 190-km stretch of the Dedicated Freight Corridor from Ateli to Phulera in Rajasthan was opened on August 15.

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