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    How to utilize newspapers to learn and note current affairs?

    How to utilize newspapers to learn and note current affairs?

    thank you..

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    Re: How to utilize newspapers to learn and note current affairs?

    Hello Friend,

    To crack UPSC civil services examination, one should give around 2 hrs to 'study' the newspapers. Reading/Studying the newspaper is an art that one need to master to crack civil services. Below are the steps that you can follow to do smart reading of the newspapers.

    1- Always ask a question to yourself while reading any article in the newspaper- 'What can be the question framed by UPSC related to this news?'

    2- Don't give too much attention to news related to political equations of the political parties. A cursory look will suffice.

    3- Pay special attention to news related to:
    polity (new bills, acts, any constitutional body like EC, Finance Commission, etc),
    economy(new announcements, policies, changes in earlier policies) --- analyse the news for its effect on the life of aam aadmi and on the nation.
    S&T (UPSC can ask any question related to this. So, read everything related to S&T)

    4- Learn to filter the news fast as the most valuable thing for aspirants is TIME

    5- Read the editorials carefully but do not waste too much time in reading useless articles.

    6- Mere reading of newspaper won't do so you have to make permanent record of what you have read in the form of "gist". For it, follow the steps given below:
    a) Use loose sheets (A4) to write your gist.
    b) Write about a single topic on single leaf. Use different leaves for different topics.
    c) Store leaves related to economy together and same for other subjects.
    d) Mark economy leaves as Eco 1, Eco 2 .... and maintain an index for the topics. This will make your life easier while appending and retrieving the info from your notes.
    e) Write only gist of the news.

    The MANTRA is 'Read what can be asked not what you like'

    I hope this helps you.

    Thanks,
    goyalk

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    Re: How to utilize newspapers to learn and note current affairs?

    According to below point you can utilize newspapers to learn:-

    1. reading main heading of newspapers daily.
    2. note down main point of current affairs.
    3. and regular revise that point whatever you have notedown.



    All the best........................

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    Re: How to utilize newspapers to learn and note current affairs?

    hai....... Follow the below steps: Buy a new news paper daily. Read it twice. Note the important points that u know. Afterthat cut the noted papers & paste it on a note. Read it daily. Afterthat u will be familiar in the current affairs. thanks,.....

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    Re: How to utilize newspapers to learn and note current affairs?

    Its a simple:

    1. reading main heading n notedown main point from headlines.
    2. daily read newspaper and note information things.
    3. reading current affairs also notedown hurry and then revise that point after the day which you have notedown.........

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    Re: How to utilize newspapers to learn and note current affairs?

    1- Always ask a question to yourself while reading any article in the newspaper- 'What can be the question framed by UPSC related to this news?'

    2- Don't give too much attention to news related to political equations of the political parties. A cursory look will suffice.

    3- Pay special attention to news related to:
    polity (new bills, acts, any constitutional body like EC, Finance Commission, etc),
    economy(new announcements, policies, changes in earlier policies) --- analyse the news for its effect on the life of aam aadmi and on the nation.
    S&T (UPSC can ask any question related to this. So, read everything related to S&T)

    4- Learn to filter the news fast as the most valuable thing for aspirants is TIME

    5- Read the editorials carefully but do not waste too much time in reading useless articles.

    6- Mere reading of newspaper won't do so you have to make permanent record of what you have read in the form of gist

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    Re: How to utilize newspapers to learn and note current affairs?

    Hi Aspirant

    Well first thing and the main important thing is how to increase your current affairs knowledge

    for the exam needs up to the mark as for the exam you need a good general knowledge

    Steps To Increase General Knowledge and Newspaper learning tips :

    First choose a good news paper means a national reputed newspaper

    and the newspaper should be national not a local newspaper

    and read it carefully daily and regular basis and you have to read it daily

    means daily not sometimes and pay your all attention towards the newspaper

    and point out the main points like in economics what is the GDP Current rate of

    our country and what are ways that how can we increase our gdp growth

    and all brief details about it and same like birth rate and many other important issues

    And in business topics like Tata Corus merger deals and many more news like this

    According to my personal experience i don't think cramming main points is a good idea

    rather than this just read newspaper carefully with cool mind and understands the topic

    so that you don't need to write down the important points

    but it is your wish so choose any of the way

    Thanks

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    Re: How to utilize newspapers to learn and note current affairs?

    dear aspirant,
    you can utilize newspaper to learn by learn some main names in head lines
    for example if there is new about amitab bachan with headline
    ''''AMITAB AND HIS PARENTS'''
    THEN THE POINTS TO BE NOTED THAT
    1.what is the name of amitabs father?
    2.WHAT IS the name of amitabs mother
    3.how his father dead?
    4.how his mother dead?

    that are the points to learn in this way you can not current affairs

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    Re: How to utilize newspapers to learn and note current affairs?

    hi,

    Sorting details about events and some different article will help you.
    Collecting article is very good habit and it will be helpful in mains exam to answer descriptive questions.

    >> you can also note down point and some description about the point.

    >>It will develop your writing Skill.

    >> You can read anytime when you want to read from collection.

    >> Article will increase your analytical strength and also increase your knowledge.

    >> To improve the above quality the collection of articles will help.

    All the Best

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