[18 Oct 2017 | Low Priority News Items of the Day]

Low Priority Items of the Day:

President Xi set to consolidate authority

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s status as a theoretician, in the same league as the country’s tallest leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, is likely to be debated during the 19th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) which begins its once-in-five-years session on Wednesday.

The article talks about the internal politics of China. Internal politics of any other country have almost no effect on Indian policies. Therefore, this article is not important for the exam.


Rohingya crisis worse than Syria’s, says UN

The Rohingya refugee crisis is worse than the exodus from Syria, William Lacy Swing, Director-General of the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM), says.

Important part of the news is given above. One can mention this statement in mains, as it came from the UN. But no need to go through the complete article.


Protest wave in U.S. against Viet Nam war

Thousands of draft-aged youths burned their draft cards or tried to hand them back in country-wide demonstrations yesterday [October 16] against military call-up and the Viet Nam war. Dozens of people were arrested including folk singer Joan Baez. The demonstrations were organised by an anti-Viet Nam war body called “The Resistance” in a campaign labelled “stop the draft week”.

The Op-Ed talks about the internal politics of the USA. Internal politics of any country, is not important from the UPSC perspective. Only those news are important which can have any effect on Indian Foreign Policy.

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