31 July 2018 | High Relevance vs Low Relevance News , Govt. Posters for easy recall

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

The citizenry test: Assam NRC explained

The citizenry test: Assam NRC explained

Read and note all details about NRC. Very hot topic and can probably be asked in Mains and a related question in Prelims

Leg-up for private sector participation in defence equipment manufacturing

Leg-up for private sector participation in defence equipment manufacturing

Promoting private sector participation in defence will prove to be a boost to Make in India. Read and note important points to quote in Mains answers.

Govt. plans ‘ISRO-like’ ocean mission

Govt. plans ‘ISRO-like’ ocean mission

Make notes of Deep-ocean mission and seabed mining along with UN Seabed authority. Important for Prelims.

Govt planning national e-commerce regulator

Govt planning national e-commerce regulator

E-commerce has expanded manifold in recent times and thus needs a separate regulator. Spam emails are also becoming a big problem. Now an action is being taken to address all such issues. News important primarily for Mains.

Low Relevance News

All unselected H-1B petitions returned: U.S.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said that it has returned all the petitions of H-1B visas, popular among Indian IT professionals, that were not selected in the computer-generated lottery system in April

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise

Not much important from UPSC point of view

Supreme Court slams custom of genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation has numerous health hazards associated with it and amounts to the violation of the right to life and dignity of a woman, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra observed

No one can violate the integrity and the bodily privacy of a woman in the name of religion, the Bench observed

Since case is subjudice, more points could emerge in future. Will be covered once all parties make their stand claer in SC.


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