To prepare for any competitive exam, one of the important sections to read and learn is current affairs. Exams like UPSC, PCS, IAS, IFS, IRS, IPS or any Civil Service Exam demand aspirants to be updated with what’s happening in India and around the world. Current affairs is an integral part of the general awareness section of these exams.
In order to prepare you for the challenges in the exam or competition you are aspiring for, Vajiram and Ravi Current Affairs cover the periodic and category-wise current affairs topics that are relevant for all types of Civil Services exams mentioned above.
Why is it important to read current affairs?
Current Affairs refer to the events of national and international importance relevant from competitive exams perspective like Civil Services Exam, Bank exam, etc. With the change in the pattern of examinations, questions related to current events and news have assumed a major role in deciding the fate of students.
Broadly, the type of questions asked in the general awareness section can be divided into two:
The static portion pertains to that section of the UPSC syllabus or other exams syllabus that doesn’t change. For instance, the Revolt of 1857, the physical features of India, etc.
The dynamic portion pertains to current affairs. The best bet to cover current affairs is the daily newspaper and following credible sources like Press Information Bureau (PIB) and Yojana Magazine.
A good understanding of Current Affairs is central to success in the IAS exam, Government exams, or any competitive exam. The current affairs span subjects like history, geography, economy, environment and ecology, polity, science and technology etc.
Candidates should remain updated on current affairs that create headlines nationally as well as internationally. In fact, recent trends have shown that the static and dynamic portions of current affairs syllabus have significant overlap. The probability of encountering unexpected questions from current affairs in the traditionally static portions of the syllabus is quite high.
Vajiram and Ravi Coverage of UPSC Exam Current Affairs
- Get the daily Current Affairs and news analysed and in a ‘notes-format’
- Get monthly Current Affairs compilations of the important national and international events in a magazine PDF
- Watch a video analysis of ‘The Hindu’ newspaper every day
- Analysis of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) articles
- Regular analysis of the Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) programmes for UPSC
- Gists of the Yojana and Kurukshetra magazines
- Weekly Current Affairs webinars exclusively for UPSC, Bank, SSC and other Government Exams.
Current affairs coverage by Vajiram and Ravi’s include:
|Current Affairs for UPSC||Frequency of Publication||Description|
|Comprehensive News Analysis (CNA)||Daily||The daily news analysed and classified as per the UPSC and other competitive exam syllabus. Keep updated with the daily current affairs from The Hindu. Make your newspaper reading simpler with Daily News Analysis by Vajiram and Ravi|
|Best of PIB||Daily||Press Information Bureau (PIB) articles selected for UPSC. Keep updated with the latest government policies, plans, implementations and achievements with PIB Summary on all Government schemes.|
|The Hindu Video Analysis||Daily||Free YouTube video lectures of the daily news from ‘The Hindu’. Subscribe to channel for more|
|Static GK||Go through and download the PDF of Important articles on various Static GK topics such as List of Space Research Centers & Units in India, List of Cabinet Ministers, RBI Governors List, etc.|
|UPSC Monthly Magazine||Monthly||The daily news compiled and classified for IAS preparation in a downloadable magazine in PDF format. Download the UPSC Monthly Magazine|
|Gist of Yojana||Monthly||Gist of the important articles in Yojana magazine for UPSC preparation.|
|Gist of Kurukshetra||Monthly||Gist of the important articles in Kurukshetra magazine for UPSC preparation.|
|Gist of RSTV||Important programmes in Rajya Sabha TV like ‘India’s World’, ‘The Big Picture’ and ‘In Depth’ analysed and summarised. Read more Gist of RSTV|
|Issues in News||All major issues featured in the news analysed and provided in a crisp format. Read Issues in News for Govt Exam preparation|
|Economic and Political Weekly (EPW)||Weekly||Analysis of important articles from the EPW magazine; updated weekly. Read EPW – Economic & Political Weekly notes|
|Economy This Week||Weekly Current Affairs updates of the important business news for IAS preparation; you can download the PDF notes and watch the video lectures as well; read ‘Economy This Week’ for updates on the business world|
|Topic of the Day||For Daily Current Affairs, read about a new topic every day in brief, get today’s Topic of the Day|
|This Day in History||Read about the news and events that happened on this day, every day; get today’s ‘This Day in History’|
|Current Affairs Quiz||Take a quiz on current affairs and general knowledge and evaluate yourself. Test your knowledge with Weekly Current Affairs Quiz.|
|Weekly Current Affairs Webinar||Enrol for the weekly current affairs webinar taken by experts in the field.|
As is clear from this table, UPSC Current Affairs has been a major part of the IAS exam most of the time. Even when the count is low, the other subjects contain questions linked to IAS current affairs.
How to Get Vajiram and Ravi Current Affairs?
Check out the best Current Affairs app for UPSC by Vajiram and Ravi or you can visit their Current Affairs website Vajiram IAS Website.
Aspirants have a tough time deciding what news items to read and what to avoid while preparing for the UPSC exam. This is where the guidance of experts will come in handy. Every day, there is a whole gamut of newsworthy events occurring in the country and worldwide. Now, out of all the noise, how do you select the Current Affairs relevant for IAS exam? Instead of spending a lot of time deciding which Current Affairs to read and study, and then making notes on them; what if you can get the daily news analysed and dissected especially for the IAS exam? This is exactly what Vajiram and Ravi’S UPSC Current Affairs offerings are all about.