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10 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.

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NASA’s Ralph and Lucy set to visit Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids in 2021

China unveils new ‘Heavenly Palace’ space station as ISS days numbered

Space-related missions are important for Pre as well as Mains. Must read.

[pib] India joining as member of Advanced Motor Fuels Technology Collaboration Programme

Read and make notes about AMFTCP. Such projects are usually asked in Prelims.

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India appreciates U.S. waiver on New Delhi-Tehran energy trade

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has expressed appreciation for the United States’ waiver on India-Iran energy trade and the Chabahar Port project.

The spokesperson of the Ministry said the port will be of importance in helping the situation in Afghanistan, but reiterated that India will continue to import Iranian energy

No important points in the news from the exam perspective

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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.

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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.

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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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5 & 6 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

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[op-ed snap] The forgotten million: on Indian soldiers in World War I

Important editorial highlighting Indian troops role in world wars. Must read for Mains Paper 1 India & World History portion.

[pib] Ministry of Food Processing Industries issues guidelines for OPERATION GREENS

Read about Operation Greens and its objectives. Important for Prelims.

Global Drug Survey set to cover Indians

Note about Global drug survey, its procedure and areas covered. Important for Prelims as well as Mains.

India’s nuclear triad is complete with INS Arihant ending its first deterrence patrol

Make notes about India’s nuclear triad. Very important for Pre as well as Mains.

The legacy of Kepler, retired planet-hunter

Indian, US satellites find black hole that spins near maximum possible rates

‘NASA’s historic Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end’

Space missions by Indian as well as international space agencies are important for both Pre & Mains.

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New rules for foreigners in detention centres

The government has informed the Supreme Court that new guidelines are being framed for keeping foreign nationals in detention centres across the country

No important points in the news from the exam perspective

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3 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

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[op-ed snap] Accident of birth

Read about Jus soli principle and its usage in citizenship matters. Due to the global debate on immigration, becomes important for Prelims as well as Mains.

[pib] PM launches historic Support and Outreach Initiative for MSME Sector

Note about various initiatives for the MSME sector. Can be asked in Prelims. Role of MSME sector in industrial as well as economic growth can be a topic for Mains.

[pib] Promulgation of the Companies Amendment (Ordinance), 2018

Read about the provisions of the ordinance. Mains surprise questions generally appear from these type of news.

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Navy considering inducting women in sailor rank

In a first, the Indian Navy is looking at enrolment of women in sailors rank and the issue was discussed at the recently held Naval Commanders Conference

Sailors are equivalent to jawans in the Army.

No important points in the news from the UPSC perspective

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31 October 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

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[op-ed snap] Assault on Aravallis

[op-ed snap] Assault on Aravallis

There has been illegal mining and construction across all states in India. The latest victim of it is the Aravali mountain ranges. Read the editorial to know details of the issue. Important for Mains.

India among nations that face grave danger to soil biodiversity: WWF

India among nations that face grave danger to soil biodiversity: WWF

Read about findings of Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas. important for prelims. Points from the report can also be quoted in Mains.

India, Japan sign $75 billion currency swap agreement

India, Japan sign $75 billion currency swap agreement

Note details of currency swap agreement and its benefits. Can be asked in Prelims.

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States other than Delhi-NCR can use existing stocks of firecrackers for Diwali this year: SC

The Supreme Court has allowed States other than Delhi to use their existing stocks of crackers for Diwali next month.

SC has also directed that only green crackers can be manufactured henceforth across the country. That means once the existing stocks are used up, no new polluting crackers can be made in the cracker factories

No important points in the news from the exam perspective

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29 October 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

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[op-ed snap] The importance of Asia-Europe cooperation

[op-ed snap] The importance of Asia-Europe cooperation

An important op-ed highlighting the importance of engagement with ASEM & EU with India. Must read for Mains. ASEM can be asked in Prelims.

Siberian visitors freeze Assam-Meghalaya border dispute

Siberian visitors freeze Assam-Meghalaya border dispute

Read about Amur falcon & unique features related to them. Important for Prelims.

IMPRESS, SPARC schemes research work to begin in January 2019

IMPRESS, SPARC schemes research work to begin in January 2019

Make notes about the mentioned schemes. Can be asked in Prelims.

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Elite China security team arriving in India

A delegation of a Chinese group that takes care of the security of the top seven members of the nation’s leadership will visit New Delhi in November, as security ties between India and China begin to expand

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

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27 October 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

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Explained: How a country gets a currency manipulator tag

Explained: How a country gets a currency manipulator tag

Read about currency manipulation. Has been in news frequently and hence important for Prelims.

Govt. procurement scheme fails to ensure MSP for farmers

Govt. procurement scheme fails to ensure MSP for farmers

Read about PM AASHA Scheme. Can be asked in Prelims.

India’s first engine-less train set to hit tracks

India’s first engine-less train set to hit tracks

Note details about Train 18. Such innovations are usually asked in Prelims. Railway modernisation can be a topic for Mains.

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PM Modi leaves for Japan for annual summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Japan to attend the annual summit to be held on October 28 and 29with his counterpart Shinzo Abe

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

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26 October 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

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[op-ed snap] Retrieving the spoils of colonialism

[op-ed snap] Retrieving the spoils of colonialism

Demand for bringing back historical artefacts has been gaining momentum in recent times. Read the oped to know weight behind it and what can be done to achieve this. Important for Mains.

Govt. notifies rules on granting citizenship

Govt. notifies rules on granting citizenship

Note important features of Citizenship act, 1955. Has become more important in light of NRC in Assam.

Citizen-Science Repository of Indian mammals

Citizen-Science Repository of Indian mammals

Read about MAOI. Important for Prelims.

[pib] Creation of Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF)

[pib] Creation of Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF)

Note details about FIDF. Can be asked in Prelims.

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Army set to create new positions as part of overhaul

The Army’s biggest reform exercise since independence to rightsize the force and reduce mounting revenue expenditure is likely to see creation of new positions of a third Deputy Chief of Army Staff and a Director General of Strategic Communications, among other measures

No important points in the news from the exam perspective

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25 October 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

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Indian monsoons influence Atlantic hurricanes: study

Indian monsoons influence Atlantic hurricanes: study

A very important newscard for Prelims. Statements can be directly picked up as well as twisted to frame a question. Read and make notes.

[pib] Cabinet nod for Indian Institute of Skills

[pib] Cabinet nod for Indian Institute of Skills

Read about IIS. Can be asked in Prelims. Skill India mission and other programs for skill development & their impact can be asked in Mains.

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Govt. reviews measures taken to curb fake news

Home Secretary held a meeting with representatives of various social media platforms to review the steps taken by them to prevent misuse of their sites and asked them to check the spread of rumours and messages inciting unrest, cybercrimes and other activities that could be detrimental to national security

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

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23 October 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

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China’s melting glacier draws tourists amid climate worries

China’s melting glacier draws tourists amid climate worries

Read about the third pole and connected rivers. Very important for Prelims.

Experts’ group to cut schoolbag weight formed, court told

Experts’ group to cut schoolbag weight formed, court told

make notes about increasing weight of schoolbags and Children’s School Bags (Limitation on Weight), Bill of 2006. An important issue for Mains.

Centre notifies special courts for benami transaction cases

Centre notifies special courts for benami transaction cases

Note about the current & previous provisions for curbing black money menace. Important for Pre as well as Mains.

Panel for adopting UN model on cross-border insolvency

Panel for adopting UN model on cross-border insolvency

Read about UNCITRAL. Important for prelims.

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Why are media regulators soft with scribes, asks SC

The Supreme Court said media regulators tend to wear a “velvet fist inside a velvet glove” when it comes to dealing with journalists and media organisations whose actions, like revealing the identity of a rape survivor, make them criminally liable

It is a crime under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Indian Penal Code to disclose the identity of victims of sexual abuse, especially if they are children

Not very important news from the exam perspective

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22 October 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

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[op-ed snap] We have failed our children

[op-ed snap] We have failed our children

Read about the World Development Report & Human Capital Index for Prelims. India’s consistent failure to increase its ranking across these indexes can be asked in Mains.

Bacteria to degrade toluene

Bacteria to degrade toluene

Read & note about Acinetobacter Junii. Such terms are frequently asked in Prelims.

Mission Mercury: How will twin probes reach there, and why?

Mission Mercury: How will twin probes reach there, and why?

Space missions of Indian, as well as foreign space agencies, are important for Pre as well as Mains.

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PMO told to disclose corruption complaints

The Central Information Commission has directed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to disclose complaints of corruption received against Union Ministers between 2014 and 2017 and the action taken on them

No important points in the news from the exam perspective

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20 October 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

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ICFRE signs two MoUs for Prakriti Programme

ICFRE signs two MoUs for Prakriti Programme

Read about ICFRE & Prakriti Program. Can be asked in Prelims.

[pib] India to receive University of Pennsylvania’s Top Energy Policy Prize

[pib] India to receive University of Pennsylvania’s Top Energy Policy Prize

Note details about Carnot prize. Important for Prelims.

[op-ed snap] Myanmar and the limits of pan-Islamism

[op-ed snap] Myanmar and the limits of pan-Islamism

Rohingya crisis has various other geopolitical aspects related to it. Read the editorial to know western influence in the Muslim solidarity movements. Important for Mains.

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Three-fourths of H-1B visa holders in 2018 are Indians: U.S. report

Indians account for 73.9% of the total H-1B visa holders in the U.S.

The H-1B gender report was released days after the Trump administration came out with its unified fall agenda, in which it said that it plans to make changes in the definition of specialty occupation for the definition of H-1B visas and re-redefining the relationship between employees and employers

No important points in the news from the exam perspective

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19 October 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

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Should India have two time zones? National timekeeper adds new arguments

Should India have two time zones? National timekeeper adds new arguments

A very important article detailing the need for two time zones in India and various reasons for it. Read and make notes for Pre as well as Mains.

Data localisation: why, why not

Data localisation: why, why not

Read about Data mirroring and localisation for Prelims. Data privacy concerns related question can be asked in Mains.

Ancient rocks in India give clues to early life

Ancient rocks in India give clues to early life

Read about geological time scales of the earth. Important for Prelims.

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Southwest monsoon to completely withdraw from country by October 20

The southwest monsoon will most likely withdraw completely from the country on October 20, the India Meteorological Department said

The southwest monsoon officially starts on June 1 and ends on September 30. Its withdrawal starts from western Rajasthan from September 1

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

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17 October 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

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How Satyagraha still drives change globally

How Satyagraha still drives change globally

Read about Mahatma Gandhi’s role in various revolutionary movements. Very important for GS Paper 1 of Mains.

UPI to facilitate interoperability among prepaid payment instruments

UPI to facilitate interoperability among prepaid payment instruments

Read about interoperability feature of UPI. Questions on UPI and NPCI were prominent in Prelims 2018.

Indian Navy acquires deep submarine rescue capabilities

Indian Navy acquires deep submarine rescue capabilities

Read about DSRV & Indian Navy modernisation program. Important for Prelims.

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MHA order on merging police forces in 6 UTs kept in abeyance

The Union Home Ministry has put in abeyance a notification issued last month to amalgamate senior ranks of police from Chandigarh and five other Union Territories including Delhi

MHA had last month notified the National Capital Territory of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Chandigarh (Police Service) Rules, 2018 and the postings, which were till now decided by the respective UT administrators were put at the disposal of the Centre

Since the decision has been kept on hold, it becomes less important for the exam.

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16 October 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

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The land challenge underlying India’s farm crisis

The land challenge underlying India’s farm crisis

Shrinking farms are a cause of concern. Read the details and also solutions for this problem. Important for Mains

Emergency Action Plan for Delhi to kick in

Emergency Action Plan for Delhi to kick in

Note about AQI and Pollution control measures being taken in NCR. Can be asked in Prelims & Mains.

[op-ed snap] From food security to nutrition security

[op-ed snap] From food security to nutrition security

Read about biofortification and harvestplus program. Important for Prelims.

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Regional links are key: China envoy

India and China are in talks over connectivity projects that pass through Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan such as the International North-South transport corridor, India-Iran-Afghanistan transit and trade arrangement, and China-Pakistan—Afghanistan cooperation

Not much relevant details in the news apart from the projects mentioned.

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12 October 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

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[pib] World Bank’s Human Capital Index released

[pib] World Bank’s Human Capital Index released

21% Indian children are under-weight: Global Hunger Index

21% Indian children are under-weight: Global Hunger Index

Indexes and reports by international as well as national agencies are important for Pre as well as Mains. Read all the details.

[pib] Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in India

[pib] Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in India

Read about the fourth industrial revolution. A hot topic for Pre as well as Mains in S&T section.

Draft electronics policy: Govt aims $400-billion electronics manufacturing sector by 2025

Draft electronics policy: Govt aims $400-billion electronics manufacturing sector by 2025

Government policies are directly being asked in Mains. Read and make notes.

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NHRC important to achieve sustainable development goals: PM

In an event in New Delhi to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the NHRC, PM Modi said that National Human Rights Commission has an important role to play in government’s efforts to achieve sustainable development goals

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

 

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11 October 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

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[op-ed snap] More teeth for NHRC

[op-ed snap] More teeth for NHRC

An important editorial discussing flaws in NHRC and proposed amendments in PHR Act. Read and make notes for Mains.

India’s first ever National Environment Survey to start in Jan 2019

India’s first ever National Environment Survey to start in Jan 2019

Note about National Environment Survey and parameters it will measure. Can be asked in Prelims.

[pib] Goa Maritime Symposium – 2018

[pib] Goa Maritime Symposium – 2018

Read about GMS 2018. Events like these are now being converted into Prelims CA questions.

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EC issues amended Form-26 for candidates with criminal antecedents

Pursuant to the recent Supreme Court directive on candidates with criminal antecedents, the Election Commission has released an amended Form 26 for those contesting polls to declare and publicise details of the cases against them

No important points in the news from the exam perspective

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10 October 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

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Forest fires cost India ₹1,100 crore a year: report

Forest fires cost India ₹1,100 crore a year: report

Note the causes of frequent forest fires and measures that can be taken to prevent them. Important for Mains.

Explained: When a woman is harassed at work

Explained: When a woman is harassed at work

More and more women are speaking up against sexual violence after the #MeToo movement and this year’s Nobel peace prize is also awarded to a woman who was a victim of sexual violence. Note details of SHWW Act and rights of women in India. A question can appear in Mains on these lines.

Centre reconstitutes EPCA, the authority tasked with tackling environment pollution in NCR

Centre reconstitutes EPCA, the authority tasked with tackling environment pollution in NCR

Not details about Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA). Can be asked in Prelims.

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Tushar Mehta appointed as Solicitor General of India

Senior advocate Tushar Mehta has been appointed as Solicitor General of India till June 2020

No important points in this news but do read about Solicitor General appointment, tenure and related details. Can be asked in Prelims.

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08 October 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

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Explained: How to reach a 1.5-degree world

Explained: How to reach a 1.5-degree world

Read about IPCC and recommendations in its latest report. Sentences are usually picked up from such reports for framing prelims as well as mains questions.

ISRO & ROSCOSMOS to work together for first Indian manned mission

ISRO & ROSCOSMOS to work together for first Indian manned mission

Read about India’s manned space program and Russia’s role in it. Can be useful for quoting in mains in questions related to India-Russia ties.

India’s first dolphin research centre to come up soon in Patna

India’s first dolphin research centre to come up soon in Patna

Make notes about Gangetic dolphin and its features, habitat. Can be asked in Prelims.

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India best for investments: PM

PM Modi inaugurated Uttarakhand’s first investors summit on Sunday, saying India is the ideal investment destination in the world today with major social and economic changes sweeping the country

No important points in the news from the exam perspective

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06 October 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

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[pib] Atal Innovation Mission & SIRIUS sign MoU for promotion of innovative cooperation between students of India & Russia

[pib] Atal Innovation Mission & SIRIUS sign MoU for promotion of innovative cooperation between students of India & Russia

Read about Atal Innovation Mission. Can be asked in Prelims.

India, Russia sign S-400 missile deal after summit

India, Russia sign S-400 missile deal after summit

Note details about S-400 system and its need for India. Important for Pre as well as Mains.

[pib] India-China Trade

[pib] India-China Trade

Important newscard highlighting the benefits that India could get from ongoing trade war. Must read for Mains.

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Banks, telecom companies could be allowed to use Aadhaar, says Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that a Parliament-approved legislation can restore mandatory linking of biometric ID Aadhaar with mobile phones and bank accounts

The Supreme Court had last month upheld the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar, the 12-digit biometric based unique identity number, but restricted its use by private entities like telecom operators for verifying the identity of the mobile phone user

No important points in news from the exam perspective as this is just an idea floated by a minister.