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H/L Relevance News

7 June 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

  1. Nagaraj Judgment: The law on SC/ST promotions

Supreme court recently allowed quota in promotions for SC/ST on a temporary basis until the Constitution bench decides on the validity of such promotions in accordance with provisions of the constitution

Note down Article 16, 335 and read more about them from textbook along with the associated case like Indra Sawhney

2 Chalukyan sculpture of Siva found in Andhra Pradesh

The red sandstone sculpture found at a Chalukyan temple in Satyavolu village of Andhra Pradesh portrays Lord Siva as the therapeutic physician (Rudra Bhaishajana) — as described in Rigveda

Note down the term and its meaning as it has high chances of appearing in Prelims

Maternal mortality ratio in the country drops from 167 to 130

India is on its way to achieving the target of low MMR and India has bettered the MDG target of 139 for 2014-2016

Note down the states having highest and lowest MMR and all India trends. This kind of data is now being used to make Prelims questions

Low relevance news

  1. Central package for sugar mills

The government has decided to fix the minimum price of refined sugar at ₹29/kg, create a buffer stock, and facilitate a ₹4,440 crore loan scheme to help mills produce ethanol from surplus cane

Only important part of this news is: The government intends to control sugar prices by notifying an order under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and imposing stockholding limits on mills

Outsource non-core duties of Delhi police: Home Secretary

Private agencies could be engaged in performing the non-core functions of Delhi police

No important points from exam point of view but do read about Delhi legislature’s powers and exempted areas of legislation

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H/L Relevance News

6 June 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 full news

High relevance news

  1. Centre not to file counter-affidavit on Article 35A

News discusses about Article 35A that allows the Jammu and Kashmir legislature to decide the “permanent residents” of the State, prohibits a non-State resident from buying property in the State and ensures reservation in employment for residents

A question on special provisions related to Kashmir can appear in both Pre as well as in Mains in light of continued militancy in state

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-5

Agni missile is a part of India’s Integrated Missile Guidance Development Program.

It’s current range and technologies in use can be basis of framing a question in Prelims & complete details of IMGDP can be asked in Mains

[pib] World Bank approves Rs. 6,000 crore Atal Bhujal Yojana

The scheme aims to improve groundwater management in priority areas in the country through community participation

Scheme majorly covers the states of  Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh (Not entire India)

 

Low relevance news

  1. China for closer anti-graft links

A six-member delegation of senior Chinese officials will meet their counterparts in Indian agencies to deepen cooperation between the two countries on people wanted for corruption and asset recovery

Nothing important in news from exam point of view

Green, hygienic and cheaper sanitary pads

The Union government launched biodegradable sanitary napkins to mark World Environment Day

No name of scheme mentioned neither any details about stores that will distribute them apart from number of stores

Fly less and eat healthy to cut warming

According to a study, Global warming can be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius by improving the energy efficiency of our everyday activities such as travel, indoor heating and device use

No big info or keyword that can be used to frame a Prelims question