Daily Current Affairs for UPSC

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Daily Prelims Pointers
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Mains Current Affairs
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Editorial Analysis
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Daily Mains Answer Writing
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Daily MCQs
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Answer Writing with Evaluation
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Analyst - Daily News Analysis
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Current Affairs Study Material

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The Recitals - Monthly Magazine for UPSC
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Pensive - Weekly Essay
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Infographics
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Quest for CSE
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Kurukshetra Summary
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Yojana Summary
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Prelims Quick Revision
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GS Mains Probable
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Economic Survey
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One Pagers - UPSC Mains Notes
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Model Answers for UPSC Mains 2023
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Current affairs play a significant role in the UPSC exam preparation as the syllabus explicitly includes topics related to current events, governance, international relations, and more. Questions related to these areas are frequently asked in the Prelims and Mains exams.

The UPSC CSE exam assesses not only your knowledge of various subjects but also your understanding of current events and their implications on society, governance, and the nation as a whole. Your ability to connect historical knowledge with the latest current affairs, analyse contemporary issues, and articulate informed opinions is a skill that the examiners seek in aspirants.

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Current Affairs plays a significant role in all the General Studies papers (GS Paper 1, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3, and GS Paper 4). Questions related to current events, national and international developments, government policies, social issues, and more are likely to appear in these papers. The UPSC Prelims Exam includes questions on current events of national and international importance. This section, known as Current Affairs, carries significant weightage and can make a difference in your overall score.

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How to Prepare Current Affairs for UPSC?

Preparing for current affairs for the UPSC exam requires a strategic and consistent approach. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you effectively prepare:

  • Select Reliable Sources: Choose reputable newspapers, magazines, and online platforms to gather your news. Some popular choices include The Hindu, The Indian Express, Yojana, Kurukshetra, and government websites. Avoid sensational sources and prioritise those that provide in-depth analysis.
  • Daily Reading: Make it a habit to read newspapers and other sources daily. Focus on national and international news, government policies, social issues, science and technology updates, and any significant events.
  • Notes Taking: While reading, take concise notes on important events, key facts, figures, names, and dates. Summarise the main points of each news item. Use headings or categories to organise your notes.
  • Monthly Compilations: At the end of each month, compile your notes into a structured document or notebook. You can categorise the information based on subjects such as politics, economics, environment, science, etc. You can also refer to our Monthly Magazine- The Recitals.
  • Use Mind Maps and Visual Aids: Vajiram and Ravi's Infographics are the ultimate visual learning companions for UPSC preparation. Our carefully crafted infographics condense complex topics into visually appealing graphics, revolutionising the way students study. Discover the power of concise and engaging information delivery that will accelerate learning and boost chances of success.
  • Online Resources: To help students with current affairs, we bring out Prelims Quick Revision, which contains current affairs compilation of the last 15-18 months. It contains coverage from very diversified sources such as 4-5 newspaper, PIB coverage, Kurukshetra & Yojana magazine, important government reports, Budget documents, Economic Survey, gist of popular Sansad TV debates, and many more.
  • Editorials and Opinions: Don't just focus on news; also read editorials, op-eds, and analysis pieces. They provide deeper insights and diverse perspectives on various issues.
  • Time Management: Allocate a specific time slot for current affairs reading and note-taking each day. Consistency is key, so make sure you stick to your schedule.
  • Revise Regularly: Plan periodic revisions to ensure that the information stays fresh in your memory. Repetition helps solidify your knowledge.
  • Practise Mock Tests: Many coaching institutes and online platforms offer mock tests specifically focused on current affairs. Practising these tests will help you assess your understanding and improve your time management skills

Remember that current affairs preparation is an ongoing process. Keep refining your approach based on what works best for you, and stay committed to staying updated with the latest events and developments.