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

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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

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