8 August 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] The need for digitizing land records in India


A good editorial highlighting issues being faced in digitization of land records and why it is essential. Read and make notes for Mains.

[op-ed snap] Commissions Of Inaction


The editorial highlights the functioning of various constitutional and statutory commisions and how they have proved to be white elephants and nothing else. Make notes for quoting in Mains answers as one question can be asked on OBC commission or related details.

LS passes SC/ST amendment Bill


A very hot topic. Read and note details of the amendment bill as well as what is the issue. Can be asked in Mains.

Access to Andaman eased


Read about Restricted area permit and mentioned places. Can be asked in Prelims. (Map based questions)

Parliament clears Bill for death in rape cases


The bill awarding a maximum sentence of death to those convicted for raping girls below 12 years of age has been passed by both houses of Parliament. It had become a necessity seeing the rising instances of sexual abuse of children in the country. Note important details of the bill, can be asked in Mains.

Low Relevance News

Gurumurthy appointed to the board of RBI

The Centre has appointed RSS ideologue S. Gurumurthy and Satish Kashinath Marathe as part-time non-official directors on the central board of Reserve Bank of India for four years after the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by PM approved their names as recommended by the department of financial services, Ministry of Finance

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