The significance of reading newspaper for IAS Exam has increased tremendously in past few years. Out of the many newspapers available in the market for UPSC Preparation, The Hindu stands out with its enormous and effective coverage of crucial issues. Time and now, many coaching institutes or even students have tried to substitute newspaper reading with some local study material, but it all lands down on the fact that there is no real substitute for standard sources be it a book or a national newspaper like the Hindu.
What you will gain while reading the first-hand news in the Hindu can never be replaced or even enhanced by any sources. So, try to be focused and loyal to the Hindu. It has proved to a game changer for many toppers and the same can be achieved by you.
One more vital know how is to identify where to focus within special editions and how to utilise it in coherence with the IAS preparation. Here, we have provided a table with all the sections to focus on while going through special edition sections and also how it will help you enhance your notes.
|Day||Special Edition to focus on:|
|Monday Edition||Focus on Business section on this day. It contains good informative articles on Indian economy relative to all current affair issues directly or indirectly impacting the sectors of the economy.|
|Tuesday Edition||Read the open page in the Tuesday edition of the Hindu, it contains analysis type editorial which is a bit different from daily news.It helps to develop a unique and individualistic viewpoint on events which is very useful for opinion based questions asked in UPSC.|
|Thursday Edition||Read the special page on science & technology and agriculture. Make notes categories like information technology, space technology etc.It also gives an account of new agricultural practices used by the farmers, which can be can be noted and used as examples to enrich your answer.|
|Friday Edition||Read the art and culture section in the Friday review. It has information on current issues relating to traditions, art forms and also personalities relating to Indian culture and history.It is seen that questions are being asked from this section directly in the examination.|
|Sunday Edition||The life page of the Sunday edition can be vibrantly used to give instances in the ethics paper of UPSC. Moreover, it is also very special from the motivational point of view of an IAS aspirant.|