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
[op-ed snap] Citizenship and compassion
A very good editorial highlighting flaws in handling migrant crises and what needs to be done. Make notes from it as the points can be quoted in Essay as well as Ethics paper.
Lateral entry of officers: Search panel decides UPSC will choose
Read about the future course of action on lateral entry. Very hot topic for Mains 2018
Explained: How do roads impact wildlife, and why should anyone bother?
Animal and human conflicts have increased in recent times across all reserved areas. Read the explainer to know reasons as well as mitigation strategies.
Low Relevance News
National Library blocks websites following complaints
The National Library (NL) authorities have blocked access to websites with sexually explicit content, along with the ones displaying violence and hate speech, from computers within its premises
Nothing important in news from UPSC perspective
VVPAT machines don’t click pictures: Election Commission
Those distributing cash to voters could threaten them saying that paper trail machines take their picture while casting the vote
The poll panel would launch a campaign to inform the voters that the paper trail machines do not breach their secrecy at the polling booth
No important points from UPSC perspective