How to make notes from current affairs? Using info, data, & case studies in Mains Answers, Essay, Ethics and Optional | LIVE Practical Session by Venus Awtani ma’am, senior IAS faculty

24th August @ 7:30 pm | Click below and register for the session

Have you ever wondered how to move beyond merely reading the news to actively using it in your UPSC preparation? After successful sessions on identifying the best sources for current affairs and how to read newspapers effectively, we are now focusing on the next critical step: utilization and analysis.

Join Venus Awtani ma’am, senior IAS faculty for the UPSC current affairs program – “Samachar Manthan,” for a practical session full of actionable strategy and detailed steps.

Venus ma’am will be sharing hands-on strategies for making notes and utilizing current affairs “fodder” material.

This interactive webinar is not just about theory; Venus ma’am will be sharing hands-on strategies for making notes and utilizing current affairs “fodder” material. She will demonstrate LIVE how to extract the most valuable information, analyze it, connect the dots, and incorporate it into your UPSC Prelims and Mains preparation.

We will use 23rd Aug newspaper for LIVE session, please keep it ready with you and have a look at it before the session

Venus Awtani ma’am


This session will be held in online mode.

Date: 24th August 2023 (Thursday)

Time: 7:30 pm Onwards

Zoom Meeting Link will be sent via your registered email address.

Who should attend this Current Affairs session?

This webinar will benefit:

  • If you seem lost on how to utilize current affairs and fail to organize the fodder collected in your notes.
  • If Current Affairs seem to take up 4-5 hours of your time and still keep your prep unfulfilled
  • Aspirants gearing up for UPSC 2024-25, be it college students, working professionals, or candidates who are at the very onset of their journey.
  • Those who attempted UPSC 2022 but couldn’t make it through and aim to make critical improvements for a stronger comeback in 2024.
  • Candidates still trying to wrap their heads around the patterns, syllabus, and expectations of UPSC with respect to Current Affairs.
  • Aspirants who are sure to clear UPSC Prelims 2023 and want to fill critical gaps in their Mains’23 Answer Writing prep.

A wealth of information leads to a poverty of attention. We will be going micro into current affairs fodder material collection..

What should you expect?

In this interactive session, you will learn how to collect-analyse-organize-utilize current affairs. This will be a practical session.

  • Collecting Essentials: Learn how to sift through the news and identify the core information that’s vital for UPSC. Venus ma’am will showcase how to pinpoint essential data, facts, and case studies. For instance, consider the recent Supreme Court judgment on environmental protection. How does this tie into the broader governance framework? Venus will break it down!
  • Analyzing & Connecting: Understanding current affairs isn’t just about memorizing facts. It’s about analyzing and connecting them to the UPSC syllabus. Whether it’s a policy announcement or a global event, Venus will guide you on how to align it with your UPSC studies.
  • Utilizing for Answer Writing: Essays, ethics case studies, or mains answers – Venus will discuss how to utilize collected information effectively. You’ll learn techniques for writing compelling answers that resonate with the UPSC evaluation parameters.
  • LIVE Demonstration: In a special segment, Venus will make notes LIVE from a newspaper. Witness firsthand how an expert dissects the news, identifies key points, and prepares notes that are exam-ready.

Other than this we will also discuss:

  1. How to link Current Affairs and GS Static parts in UPSC Preparation and particularly for UPSC answers? Integrating content in your answers for a toppers’ level answer.
  2. How Current Affairs can help beat the unpredictability of UPSC paper, especially Prelims?
  3. Effective note-making techniques that are tailored to UPSC current affairs.
  4. Issues in Current Affairs coverage-
    • What to read and what to ignore?
    • Can newspapers be a substitute for monthly magazines?
    • How toppers make their current affairs notes?
    • How to integrate CA into Mains answers
    • Daily, weekly coverage vs monthly coverage
  5. Subjects, directly and indirectly, dependent on UPSC Current Affairs
  6. What is the difference between ‘Opinion-based current affairs’ & ‘Current issues with Fact-based’ questions will also be discussed thoroughly in this webinar.
  7. How to have a comprehensive analysis covering all the relevant current affairs topics, with a focus on interlinkages, answer writing, and retention of information?

Post-Webinar CivilsDaily’s UPSC Mentorship session and Atomic Notes

Post webinar we will share FREE Samachar Mathan Current Affairs Module and Atomic Notes Current Affairs PDF.

You will also get a 1-1 Mentorship session with Venus ma’am

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