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
Cases of rapes with minors are increasingly surfacing and stern actions need to be taken in order to stop the same. Make note of SC directives. Can be quoted in Mains answers.
Namami Gange mission is far from achieving its objectives and thus a law to complete cleaning of Ganga river in a better way. Note the details. Will be discussed further in opeds.
Note about Nai Talim. Can be asked in Prelims.
Low Relevance News
Two antique statues worth hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from India and displayed at two American museums have been repatriated to India by the US
Details of statues- ‘Lingodhbhavamurti’, a 12th-century granite sculpture depicting an iconic representation of Lord Shiva, dates back to the Chola dynasty
‘Manjusri’, holding a sword and painted in gold leaf, depicts the bodhisattva of wisdom
The only important thing in the news is the names of statues which have a bleak chance of appearing in Prelims.