8 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

Click on news headlines to read the full news

High relevance news

IMA moots ethics code overhaul


There are various ethical issues faced by doctors when they are on duty. An attempt is being made to provide a structure to resolve these issues when they arise.  A question can appear in paper 4 related to medical ethics.

Jan Dhan Yojana made an open-ended scheme


Note details about PMJDY as it is a major milestone in achieving financial inclusion in the country. Important for Pre as well Mains.

[op-ed snap] Post office solutions: the challenges facing India Post Payments Bank


The editorial discusses challenges that IPPB will face. Important from mains perspective.

Low Relevance News

Supreme Court won’t stay SC/ST Act changes

The Supreme Court has refused to stay the recent amendments to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which were meant to nullify the effect of a March 20 judgment of the court

The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill of 2018 had restored the legislative intent of the original Act, which barred anticipatory bail to a person accused of insulting or hurting a Dalit

No important points from the exam point of view

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