8 & 9 November 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

Click on news headlines to read the full news

High Relevance News

US exempts India from certain sanctions for development of Chabahar port in Iran

Read about South Asia strategy. Terms like these usually appear in Prelims.

RBI relaxes ECB norms for infra companies

Read and make notes about ECB norms and hedging. Important for Prelims. How such measures affect India’s BoP can be asked in Mains.

[op-ed snap] The significance of Arihant

Very important editorial highlighting strengths as well as weaknesses after induction of INS Arihant. Important for Pre as well as Mains.

National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Conservation and Management) Bill, 2018

Read and make notes about important provisions of the bill. Can be asked in Mains.

Earth has two extra, hidden ‘moons’

Read about Kordylewski clouds. Such science related terms have high chances of appearing in Prelims.

Low Relevance News

Demonetisation essential step to wean people off cash: Jaitley

On the second anniversary of demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended the move, saying that it was an essential step to induce people to move away from anonymous and receipt-less cash payments to digital transactions. Though, the latest RBI data shows that currency in circulation had risen to ₹19.6 lakh crore as of October 26, 2018, a 9.5% increase from two years ago

No important points in the news from the exam point of view

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