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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.

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05 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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No trial in sewer death cases

No trial in sewer death cases

Read about Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan. Can be asked in Prelims. Continuation of manual scavenging can be a topic for Mains.

India launches ‘Operation Samudra Maitri’ to help tsunami-hit Indonesia

India launches ‘Operation Samudra Maitri’ to help tsunami-hit Indonesia

Read about the rescue operation and cause of tsunami covered in B2B. Important for Prelims.

[pib] 21 IORA Countries adopt the Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy

[pib] 21 IORA Countries adopt the Delhi Declaration on Renewable Energy

Read about IORA & Global Renewable Energy Atlas. Can be asked in Prelims.

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Johnson and Johnson ‘faulty’ hip implants: SC seeks Centre’s response to plea seeking action officials

The Supreme Court has sought the Central government’s response to a petition seeking action against government officials who cleared the sale of the “faulty” DePuy ASR hip implants of Johnson and Johnson “without proper clinical trial”

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

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04 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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‘1,200 km/hour’: World’s first Hyperloop passenger capsule unveiled

‘1,200 km/hour’: World’s first Hyperloop passenger capsule unveiled

Read and make notes about Hyperloop technology. Important for Prelims.

Gujarat acts to save its pride

Gujarat acts to save its pride

Note unique features of Gir lions and the geographical features of Gir forests. Can be asked in Prelims.

Lagoon villas to come to Lakshadweep’s emeralds

Lagoon villas to come to Lakshadweep’s emeralds

India’s coastline has huge trade and tourism potential. Note all such points. Can be used in mains answers.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India

Russian President Vladimir Putin landed in New Delhi on October 4 for the annual India-Russia summit which could see the signing of military deals totalling close to $10 billion

No important points in the news from the exam perspective

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02 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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Odisha to launch State Food Security Scheme

Odisha to launch State Food Security Scheme

Read about provisions of NFSA. Can be asked in Prelims.

59 plant species in IUCN threat categories

59 plant species in IUCN threat categories

Read about categorisation criteria for IUCN red list. Important for Prelims.

[op-ed snap] Up in the air — on stubble burning

[op-ed snap] Up in the air — on stubble burning

The editorial discusses reasons behind Delhi’s air pollution and how it can be controlled. Important for Mains.

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India dispatches relief material to tsunami-hit Indonesia

After India’s offer of assistance to tsunami-hit Indonesia, Indian Air Force (IAF) and Navy launched Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) efforts on Tuesday to deliver relief material to the South East Asian country

No important points in the news from the exam perspective

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29 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

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Supreme Court opens Sabarimala temple to women of all ages

Supreme Court opens Sabarimala temple to women of all ages

Read the views of SC judges and articles of constitution quoted during this judgment. Can be used in Mains paper 1, 2 as well as Essay on women’s rights, religious freedom and related topics.

NITI Aayog, Oracle to fight fake drugs through blockchain

NITI Aayog, Oracle to fight fake drugs through blockchain

Blockchain is emerging as the most promising technology for solving various problems being faced by India. Read about the technology and its potential in India. Can be asked in Mains.

[op-ed snap] A UN for the People

[op-ed snap] A UN for the People

The era of multilateralism started by UN and carried forward by WTO seems to be fading. Read the oped to know the reasons as well as solutions to this problem of isolationism. Important for Mains.

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It’s Bengal calling for the ‘greatest festival on earth’

West Bengal, a State where the industry is often perceived to be in decline, plans to tap into tourism by hard-selling its festivals, starting with Durga Puja

No important points in the news although the headline makes it look so from UPSC perspective

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28 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

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Adultery no longer a criminal offence as SC scraps Section 497 of IPC

Adultery no longer a criminal offence as SC scraps Section 497 of IPC

Another progressive judgment to move away from Victorian-era laws. Also ensures equal rights for women. Important for Mains. Read this news with the editorial on this issue.

MHA merges Police forces of 6 UTs

MHA merges Police forces of 6 UTs

Make notes on the need for a central cadre of police force. Important for Mains.

Cabinet approves 100% govt stake in GST Network

Cabinet approves 100% govt stake in GST Network

Note the composition of GSTN. Can be asked in Prelims.

[op-ed snap] National surgical strike day: celebrating failures

[op-ed snap] National surgical strike day: celebrating failures

A good editorial highlighting the actual scenario after the surgical strike and the change that is needed in India’s security architecture. Important for Mains.

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Arunachal Pradesh mega dam clearance shocks greens

Conservationists have asked the Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife (SC-NBWL) to reverse the clearance for the 1750MW Demwe Lower hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh which is proposed to be constructed on river Lohit

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

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27 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

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Supreme Court Okays Constitutional Validity of Aadhaar

Supreme Court Okays Constitutional Validity of Aadhaar

Important judgment related to Aadhar. Read where it is required and where not. A tricky statement question might appear in Prelims.

Supreme Court nod to live-streaming of court proceedings

Supreme Court nod to live-streaming of court proceedings

A progressive move by SC to bring in more transparency and accountability. Important for Mains.

PM Modi gets UN’s ‘Champions of the Earth’ award

PM Modi gets UN’s ‘Champions of the Earth’ award

Read all details about the award. Important for Prelims.

[pib] Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018

[pib] Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018

An area seeing unprecedented growth and new technological developments is the telecom sector. Read all points of the policy as each year a policy is being asked in Mains.

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SC declines to refer to larger Bench issue whether mosques are integral to Islam

A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court declined to refer the question whether a “mosque as a place of prayer is an essential part of Islam” in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid appeals to a larger Bench

The bone of contention here is an observation made in a 1994 judgment of the Supreme Court in the Ismail Faruqui case that “a mosque is not an essential part of the practice of the religion of Islam and ‘namaz’ [prayer] by Muslims can be offered anywhere, even in open”

No important points in the news from exam point of view

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26 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

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[pib] Financial Inclusion Index

[pib] Financial Inclusion Index

Indexes and reports, domestic as well as international are important for Prelims.

India ranks 158th in ‘human capital’ score

India ranks 158th in ‘human capital’ score

Read and note the details of the study. Points can be used in Mains.

Enact strong laws to cleanse Politics: Supreme Court

Enact strong laws to cleanse Politics: Supreme Court

Important SC judgment regarding the decriminalisation of politics in India. Important for Mains.

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Govt to hold inter-ministerial consultation on impact of SC order on Aadhaar

The government will hold inter-ministerial consultation to assess the impact of the Supreme Court judgement on Aadhaar and action will be taken thereafter

No important points in news from exam perspective.

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25 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

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[op-ed snap] Raja Mandala: The world beyond Pakistan

[op-ed snap] Raja Mandala: The world beyond Pakistan

A detailed editorial discussing India’s diplomatic attachment to Pakistan issue and how this is affecting India’s interests in various multilateral fora. Important for Mains.

Publishing poll candidate’s propaganda is paid news: Election Commission

Publishing poll candidate’s propaganda is paid news: Election Commission

Note the provisions of disqualifications of people from contesting elections. Can be asked in Prelims. Paid news in elections can be a topic for Mains.

India to focus on climate change, South-South cooperation at U.N.

India to focus on climate change, South-South cooperation at U.N.

Know about stated aims of G4. Important for Prelims.

India conducts successful interceptor missile test at night

India conducts successful interceptor missile test at night

Read about Prithvi defence vehicle. Defence and space related questions are repeatedly asked in Prelims.

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Monsoon withdrawal to begin by weekend

The monsoon will likely start withdrawing from the country by the end of the week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a forecast

Typically, the monsoon begins its withdrawal from the 1st week of September, but it has been delayed primarily due to the development of cyclonic conditions

No important points in the news for the exam.

 

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24 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

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People cutting down Neelakurinji plants to be fined

People cutting down Neelakurinji plants to be fined

Note all details about Neelakurinji plant (Special features, places where found etc). Questions based on such special plant and animal species are seen in Prelims year after year.

India’s first indigenously developed fast breeder reactor at Kalpakkam may achieve criticality in 2019 

India’s first indigenously developed fast breeder reactor at Kalpakkam may achieve criticality in 2019

Note about PFBR. Important for Prelims. Along with this, research about India’s nuclear program. Can be asked in Mains.

What caused Kerala Floods?

What caused Kerala Floods?

Know what Hungry water effect is and its role in flooding in Kerela. Important for Pre as well as Mains.

Explained: Governor’s Pardoning Power

Explained: Governor’s Pardoning Power

There’s been a continuous debate about Governor’s discretionary powers and their wide and undefined scope. Note the articles being discussed and their ramifications on governor’s relationship with the Council of Ministers. Important for Mains.

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Article 370: J&K’s special status challenged

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the continued existence of Article 370, which gives a temporary autonomous status to the State of Jammu and Kashmir and restricts the power of Parliament to make laws for the State

No important points in the news from the exam perspective.

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22 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

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UNDP report lauds India’s strides in reducing poverty in past decade

UNDP report lauds India’s strides in reducing poverty in past decade

Read about MPI and its 2018 report findings. Can be asked in Pre as well as Mains.

Now outsourced eco-impact checks

Now outsourced eco-impact checks

Make notes about EIA. Important from Mains point of view.

Who is at risk from China’s Belt and Road Initiative debt trap?

Who is at risk from China’s Belt and Road Initiative debt trap?

Read and remember about Paris Club. Terms like these are favourite of UPSC for Prelims.

[pib] National Board of Examinations

[pib] National Board of Examinations

Make notes about NBE. Important for Prelims

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Reinstated staff can’t have back wages: SC

An employee has no right to back wages merely because the court has set aside his dismissal and returned his old job, the Supreme Court held in a judgment

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

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21 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

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Sex offenders’ registry launched with 4.4 lakh entries

Sex offenders’ registry launched with 4.4 lakh entries

With the rise in sexual offences against women and children, the registry was necessary. Note the details. Important for Pre as well as Mains.

India puts four more nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards

India puts four more nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards

Read about IAEA and impact of its safeguards on India’s nuclear program. Can be asked in Prelims.

[pib] Health Ministry launches sputum sample transportation Through Dept of Post

[pib] Health Ministry launches sputum sample transportation Through Dept of Post

Read about Nikshay. Important for Prelims.

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BSF opens hotline in Delhi to talk to Pakistan Rangers

The Border Security Force (BSF) has opened a new hotline in Delhi to communicate with the Pakistan Rangers

After large-scale ceasefire violations in 2015, the BSF and Pakistan Rangers put in a system to resolve through effective communication any flare-up on the border. At least 14 hotlines were activated along the Pakistan border from Gujarat to Jammu. A hotline between the Directors-General of Military Operations (DGMOs) also exists.

No important points in the news apart from the above fact.

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20 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

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Triple talaq is criminal offence

Triple talaq is criminal offence

Read about provisions of the ordinance and the process of promulgating ordinances by the president. Important for Prelims.

[pib] DAC Approves Procurement of Equipment Worth Rs 9,100 Crores

[pib] DAC Approves Procurement of Equipment Worth Rs 9,100 Crores

Read about Akash missile systems and IUWBA. Important for Prelims.

ITU South Asia area office and tech innovation centre to be set up in Delhi

ITU South Asia area office and tech innovation centre to be set up in Delhi

Read about ITU. International organizations related questions are frequently asked in Prelims.

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Nilakanth Vyas is Atomic Energy Commission chief

Prominent scientist and Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Kamlesh Nilakanth Vyas, has been appointed Secretary, Atomic Energy, and Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by PM cleared his name for the post.

No important points in the news from exam perspective.

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19 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

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[pib] ‘e-Sahaj’ portal for grant of Security Clearance

[pib] ‘e-Sahaj’ portal for grant of Security Clearance

Read about e Sahaj portal and national security clearance. Important for Prelims.

[pib] New operational guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

[pib] New operational guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

Read about PMFBY. Becomes important in the context of the agricultural crisis in India and the need to protect farmers.

[pib] C-DAC Information Media Server (CIMS)

[pib] C-DAC Information Media Server (CIMS)

Read about CIMS and its applications. Can be asked in Prelims.

[pib] Medical Cyclotron Facility Cyclone-30, Kolkata

[pib] Medical Cyclotron Facility Cyclone-30, Kolkata

Know the details of the project and technical specifications. This type of questions are a common sight in Prelims.

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Assam draft NRC: Supreme Court orders resumption of filing of claims, objections by 40 lakh left-out people

The Supreme Court has ordered the resumption of filing of claims and objections by around 40 lakh people who were left out in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam

Assam, which had faced an influx of people from Bangladesh since the early 20th century, is the only State having an NRC, which was first prepared in 1951

No important points in the news except the above fact.

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18 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

[pib] India first country in the world to develop Cooling Action Plan

[pib] India first country in the world to develop Cooling Action Plan

Read about ICAP and India’s effort in controlling global warming. Important for Prelims.

CIC wants break-up of how MPLADS funds are utilized

CIC wants break-up of how MPLADS funds are utilized

Read about the MPLADS scheme for Prelims. How it has not been a success can be a topic for Mains.

NITI Aayog for clear policy on ‘jhum’ 

NITI Aayog for clear policy on ‘jhum’ cultivation

Jhum cultivation and other types of shifting cultivation can be asked in Prelims along with the areas in which they are practised.

Low Relevance News

India urges Pakistan to create conducive environment for talks

India has urged Pakistan to create a ‘conducive’ environment for restarting dialogue

No important points in the news from the exam perspective