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Today, keeping oneself updated with Current Affairs for UPSC is one of the main sources of success in the Civil Services exam. But this is also time-consuming; if you try to go through each and every development/event yourself every day, you may have to invest around 3 to 4 hours reading various newspapers & magazine. This is not prudent because you have many other things to study. Here, you can take the benefit of an expert’s researched work on current affairs for IAS. They collect relevant current affairs’ information in reference to UPSC; secondly, they correlate those topic(s) to their present purpose/objective, extend background information & significance (this is what UPSC also wants). In brief, our work lightens your burden, you just need to religiously go through our current affairs for UPSC content and relieve yourself from getting involved in collecting more & more materials. Here, at one stop you will have all the required current affairs materials.

If you go through previous year’s questions, you will find that importance of Current Affairs in both Prelims & Mains have increased or becoming significant every coming year. Now, IAS aspirants need to be updated with almost all important events around the universe i.e. national & international. ELITE IAS team of experts, as usual, is taking all sort of extra pain to keep our ‘Current Affairs’ relevant/important in reference to the UPSC exam. Three consequent years (2020, 2021 & 2022), we have performed the best in keeping our students (as well as online followers) satisfied and successful in their General Studies Prelims & Mains examination. In the changed pattern of UPSC, we take the pride to have one of the most experienced & reliable teams of Current Affairs experts. Almost all the questions related to Current Affairs in Civil Services exam 2022, 2021 & 2020 (Prelims & Mains) were asked by our expert made Current Affairs magazine. So do we expect in Current Affairs 2023.

Our research team collect & recreate (analyse) current affairs magazine  materials from various authentic sources (to name few): Sources – The Hindu, Indian Express, Times of India, Hindustan Times, Economic Times, Business Standard, BusinessLine, LiveMint, Press Information Bureau (PIB), WHO, Wikipedia, India Today, BBC, AIR etc. (at the end of the news you can find the source).

In preparation for civil services, current affairs are genuinely an essential aspect. From the qualitative analysis and the central view, the aspirants must examine current issues. Whether it’s a matter of business or politics, UPSC seems to be doing more prudently to connect the topic to a contemporary subject. Therefore, from UPSC’s viewpoint, the aspirants must know what the word “real relations” entails and also careful analysis of last year’s question papers.

There is no clear tendency for UPSC to ask questions from current events. Its volatile essence can be noticed by the paper of last year, in which many fundamental questions have been drawn from current events.

This curriculum explores numerous themes that intersect with Key topics such as Geography, Governance, Economy, Culture, and diverse issues such as climate, science, and technology. From now on, current affairs for UPSC questions cannot be listed under a single subject.

The current event-based issues cover government policies, Indian policies with international implications, such as Look East Policy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the UNESCO. Examinations such as UPSC, the Bank, SSC, RRB, or any other government examination would allow aspirants to be informed on what is going on in India and throughout the world. Current affairs are an integral part of these examinations’ general awareness part.

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The importance of studying current affairs

Current relations apply to domestic and foreign activities important from the viewpoint of competitiveness inspections, such as the Civil Services, Bank, etc. The reform in the style of exams had played a significant role in assessing the fate of the candidates, problems relevant to current affairs, and press.

The problem form presented in the general knowledge segment can, in general, be separated into • Static

  • Dynamic

It refers, for example, to the Rebellion of 1857, to the physical features of India, etc. The national newspaper and respected outlets like the Press Information Bureau (PIB), Yojana Magazine is among the most potent means of reporting current affairs for UPSC.

Current market experience in the IAS assessment, Policy approvals, or other successful evaluation is essential to performance. Present issues include subjects such as culture, the climate, economy, the atmosphere, and the community, the polity, science, and technology, among other subject-matters. Indeed, recent findings suggest a substantial difference between the static and changing sections of the new curriculum. In the typically stagnant parts of the curriculum, there is a relatively large likelihood of unexpected problems from public affairs.

ELITE IAS Coverage of Current Affairs

  • Get the compiles of significant national and world issues in a PDF newsletter on foreign affairs weekly.
  • For daily current affairs for UPSC – view the ‘The Hindu’ daily video review.
  • Study of the papers of the Press Office (PIB).
  • Serial analyzes of UPSC programs for Rajya Sabha Television (RSTV).
  • Weekly Current Affairs webinars for Gists of the Yojana and Kurukshetra newspapers are for UPSC, Bank, SSC, and all Government Exams exclusively.

What newspapers to read?

For daily current affairs for UPSC ‘The Hindu’ newspaper is preferred by most aspirants and is usually practiced for planning the government examinations. It also recommends applicants to browse the Indian Express, Live Mint, Economic Times, etc. Notably, whatever news the aspirants may read, they all have to ensure that they are well balanced in communication, science, and technology information relevant to the government, the environment and the industrial sector, ecology, disasters, and more.

To cover the static portion of this curriculum to ensure that the newspaper is read from the UPSC exam’s viewpoint, IAS applicants will spend fewer than two hours reading the paper and not beyond that point.

Applicants should recognize the need to plan current affairs for UPSC exams and realize that reading the journal covering this section of the UPSC Syllabus varies totally from the standard reading form.

What headlines in newspapers to follow?

All news and publication materials issued in the journal do not have to be read. Specific topics such as general education will always be planned for students. Try following the main themes of the UPSC national news, economies, and international news. Join The Hindu’s Sunday blog on Science and Technology for science and technology related news. Follow Friday review in the Hindu Newspaper in the sense of art and culture.

How to read a newspaper?

Read the full news and mark relevant points in the second reading. Try to establish a habit of making a regular note before analysis for the final review. Students should not waste more than one hour reading the articles, comments included, and it may take more time in the initial days. Students should also have an understanding of current affairs from the central point of view, and they should periodically watch the editorial aspect of Hindu for news review. As topic experts publish the bulk of editorials, these editorials are more credible and accurate for handouts to respond.

In the UPSC Syllabus aspirants should be quite versed in splitting the program into static and dynamic sections and give equal importance. In the newspapers and notes from the static portion of the curriculum, as long as any problems in the news come up, the applicants are instructed to search for the keyword for the curriculum in the press, so insert that into the notes of the static component. It is suggested that you retain the syllabus. Read government, industry, marketing, science and technology, the climate, ecology, accidents, and so forth. Read administrative problems.

The news which should be given less time

  • Sports: skim through if India has won in any significant events.
  • States’ or City news: should give importance when any issues in the report are directly or indirectly related to the national level like issues where the central government should interfere with the state issues like water disputes.
  • Entertainment
  • Lifestyle

Current Affair curriculum for ELITE IAS

Current Affairs 2020Frequency of PublicationDescription
Comprehensive News Analysis (CNA)DailyThe daily news was evaluated and graded according to the UPSC and the competition curriculum. Keep posted on day-to-day affairs. Enhance the reading of your newspaper through the Daily News Review of UPSC papers published by the ELITE IAS ACADEMY.
Best of Press Information Bureau (PIB)DailyMaintain current affairs with PIB Analysis on all government programs, including the latest government strategies, planning, applications, and milestones.
The Hindu Video AnalysisDailyFree YouTube video readings of The Hindu regular news.
Static GK Browse and access the pdf of significant articles on different subjects in Static GK such as List of SPACE Study Centers & Units in India, List of Cabinet Ministers, list of RBI Governors, etc.
UPSC Monthly MagazineMonthlyThe daily news preparation in a downloadable magazine.
Gist of YojanaMonthlyDownload the Gist of the critical articles of the UPSC training journal in Yojana.
Gist of KurukshetraMonthlyExtract of essential articles in Kurukshetra magazine.
Gist of RSTV Essential programs in Rajya Sabha TV such as ‘India’s World,’ ‘In-Depth’, and ‘The Big Picture.’
Issues in News Learn News problems in anticipation of the Govt Exam Examination of relevant EPW journal articles; revised regularly.
Economic and Political Weekly (EPW)WeeklyDiscussion of articles from the EPW magazine; updated weekly.
Economy This Week Weekly Current Affairs reviews of big IAS company news; previews of PDF notes and video lectures; read “Economy This Week” for market environment information.
The topic of the Day Read briefly a new topic each day for Everyday Current Affairs, get today’s theme.
This Day in History Read daily current affairs for UPSC – the news and incidents every day that took place on that day; get the “This Day in History” today.
Current Affairs Quiz Take a quiz and test yourself on current affairs and general knowledge. Check the Weekly Public Affairs Issue with your information.
Weekly Current Affairs Webinar Register for the weekly continuing webinar presented by experts in the sector.
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Methods to make notes on current affairs

urrent Affairs for UPSC is one topic which required to be debated regularly. There’s no better way to plan for this exam, with current affairs articles. Read daily news articles carefully, but never took hand-written notes from them, because it would be a massive waste of precious time. Nonetheless, if you are used in a short time to make appropriate written notes from the public, do not alter it for its sake.

Limit source information

The loss in reading material is a significant problem in current affairs. Many aspirants used to purchase magazines featuring current issues in the misguided expectation that more things implied more resources. Most of the aspirants hurriedly buy CSR, Pratiyogita Darpan, EPW, Chronicle, Yojana, and other random papers. For lack of time for reading, they are kept secure on the study desk. It is challenging to run after so much content, and beyond quantity, a lot of money is also wasted.

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  • Reports of public affairs

IE Explanted website segment (to get an explanation of a question)

All India FM

India’s Planet, PRS India and RSTV’s Big Picture

  • Internet resources

Several participants spend a long time looking for the “best website” and the website for “Best Coaching Resources,” spending less time reading the article. Many people have this perfectionist mentality, which forces them to publish ample notes and compilations of tons of content. Perform your work for a day, settle on, and stick to your sources.

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Time limit

  • The concern with the majority of aspirants is not that publications are ignored, but their value overlaps. Many people read newspapers for about 3-4 hours a day and don’t have enough time to learn more.
  • Public affairs are relevant, magazines are significant, but you don’t spend much time therein. You will hopefully thoroughly reading current affairs for less than 2 hours. 3-4 hours is an unnecessary killing of everyday business.
  • The planning of current affairs consisted of reading newspapers for 40 to 45 minutes, without making note daily.
  • Every day 45 minutes, highlighting and gathering the note content.
  • A summary of the issues of last Week
  • The report for the All India Radio as well as internet research on selected subjects

Emphasize current Subjects, not data.

Concentrate thoughts on topics like discussed here,

  1. The report about the $5 trillion Prime Minister’s economy

It is not enough merely to reflect on the debate or what the papers say. You need to dig into and consider the bigger question:

  • Why the 5 trillion numbers?
  • Which sectors should the Government concentrate on, and what should it do? How can the rate of spending be improved quickly?
  • What are the strategic obstacles?
  • How can we manage to achieve the five trillion goals by 2024?
  1. Kulbhushan Jadhav’s decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)

The more significant issue, however, includes

  • Bilateral relations between India and Pakistan
  • The ICJ
  • The framework of the ICJ
  • The mission of it
  • How the case is appealed to by the court
  • The position of India in the global foray
  1. Current situation
  • What did the government do, or have it not done so far, which is usually written on in the newspapers
  • Records, details, credible reports, etc
  • Thoughts and suggestions
  • Positive and negative analysis

Use the internet to find material of interest, and to compose online notes to ensure you are fully aware of every problem.

  • Learn how to make digital notes

For current affairs, never make hand-written notes. It will save a lot of time to make them available. Use the daily news summary by ELITEIASs to catch up and highlight them. But then there is often a follow-up query. They are not recommended because reading the article gives a good overview of what’s going on, so understanding the daily rundown later becomes so much better. You tend to keep it longer when you read it twice.

The interviewer would likely put questions from the newspapers on current affairs. Recurring newspaper problems will, therefore, inform us how critical an item is, and what should be focused on. IAS interview questions are framed on these line.

Just reading the newspaper will have anecdotes and explanations for articles, ethics, and interviews. Consistent English reading develops the language and writings subconsciously every day.

Read and revise

The above approaches should ensure that 90-95% of current affairs are recorded in forms that apply to the test. Nonetheless, current events are continually piling up every day. The best way for the material to be preserved is to regularly evaluate and execute the responses that you submit through everyday activities or trials. Only describing the problem in one or two sentences brings enormous value to your answers.

Directly after you have read the static portion of a document, it is necessary to revisit current matters. Revisit the related current section straight after you have finished static. It lets you connect the static with the current subconsciously and allows you to compose the right answer while taking the test.

You may not be able to recollect all existing content in the examining space, even after reading and analyzing it. That’s all right; nobody can. Complete responses are a fallacy, like flawless documents. You have to write the best reply in the short time you have. Trust your instincts and believe in yourself unflinchingly. You can surpass the standards of your own.

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Examples of how to make current affairs notes

Through the following three current affairs resources, the aspirants will learn how to make their current notes.

From an academic point of view, the recent issue of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB). To make better notes on this subject, you must know

  • The root of the bill
  • The intent of the bill
  • Debates for and against the Republic of India should be discussed in writing by members for and against the bill
  • The aim of the bill

Follow the online resources to read a detailed article on Bill 2019 on Citizenship Amendment.

The question on Ayodhya Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid

To make useful notes for UPSC or any other review, you have to know:

History – On 9 November 2019, the Supreme Court directed that the contested property be transferred to the trust of the Government of India, to construct the Temple of Ram Johnmabhoomi and to grant the Sunni Waqf Board a 5-acres alternative land for the construction of a Mosque.

  • The UPSC analysis, along with the UPSC Mains GS 2 syllabus you will link to the specifics of Ayodhya’s judgment in our Supreme Court Guidelines
  • Relevant Act provisions and execution.

Electoral Bonds was another topic in the press. To make notes, you must include a series of measures related to political finance, such as the issuing of electoral bonds to combat black money and corruption that were introduced by the government.

You should review our detailed notes on election duties for the above. Align it with the UPSC Bills Syllabus

RCEP is in the news every time. For all tests, it’s an important subject, and for UPSC, the syllabus is relevant.

History – The 16-national ASEAN-led party is calling for India to join the Free Trade Agreement on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

See UPSC comments on RCEP for additional details.

For the UPSC GS II Syllabus, together with RCEP, Article 370 is also an important subject. As mentioned above, you should search UPSC notes on Article 370 for your information.

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Current Affairs weightage

For UPSC’s current affairs, the essential thing in current affairs is to distinguish subjects from the news in IAS Syllabus for Prelims and Mains. The first thing is to know about UPSC’s current issues for the IAS exam 2020. It is still much simpler for UPSC’s current issues surrounding IAS Prelims, as only one GS paper is present. The detailed program and concise exam questions render it rather challenging, though, to create UPSC current affairs notes on IAS Mains.

Newspapers are the best source for daily relations. Current Affairs weekly follow-up can be used in magazines such as Yojana and Kurukshetra. Although a monthly newsletter, along with PIB, RSTV is a reasonable way of evaluating the monthly weightage in the current affairs of previous years’ UPSC Prelims An overview of the number of questions each subject has been posted in the last eight UPSC Prelims (General Studies I)

Analysis of the number of items from each subject during the previous eight UPSC Prelims Exams

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The other topics also have issues related to IAS current affairs, even when the number is small.

Aspirants have to decide for themselves what news to read and what to avoid during the UPSC examination. It is where the experts’ advice will be useful. Every day in the nation and internationally, there are a whole number of newsworthy events. Then, how do you pick the latest problems for an IAS review out of all the noise? Why, if you can have the daily news examined and dissected, particularly for the IAS review, instead of wasting a lot of time determining what public affairs to read the research and then compose notes? It is precisely the point of the offers from ELITE IAS UPSC Current Affairs.

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