Current Affairs, refer to the political events and problems happening around the world at the present time that are of national and international importance. which are important for competitive exams.
Current Affairs is one of the most important sections to read while preparing for any competitive exam. Bank Exams, UPSC, SSC, RRB, etc. demand candidates to be updated with everything happening around the world. It forms an integral part of the general awareness section.
Current Affairs is an avenue of journalism that serves to inform on events of political and social interest that have happened at a very recent time or are occurring presently. It often contains a thorough analysis of the content that is done by various important people. Current Affairs is an integral part of publications, as people write about occurring events and their opinions on various events, the most popular method of spreading news. There are many advantages of using the internet to publish about current events, one of the most significant ones is the process. The extensive speed of the Internet results in readers being informed about the new events, or receiving updates on past events.
The current affairs report an everyday list of events happening in a variety of fields like political, social, and administrative controversy, scientific and technological advancements, innovations, and inventions, along with the international events, and is present in all areas which are deemed important enough by newspapers, and magazines.
Why is it important to read current affairs?
Current Affairs is one of the most important sections to read while preparing for any competitive exam. With the change in the pattern of examinations, questions related to current events and news form a major role.
The questions in the general awareness section can be divided into two types:
The static portion is that section of the competitive exams syllabus that doesn’t change. For instance, the Revolt of 1857, the physical features of India, etc.
The dynamic portion refers to current affairs. To read about current affairs the daily newspaper and other credible sources like magazines and journals are the best bet.
A good understanding of Current Affairs is imperative to success in any competitive exam. The current affairs include subjects like history, geography, world economy, environment, ecology, polity, etc.
Recent trends show a significant overlap of the syllabus of static and dynamic portions of current affairs. The probability of encountering unexpected questions from current affairs is quite high
How to make notes on current affairs?
Students can learn how to make current affairs notes in the following ways.
1. The recent issue of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) is important from a competitive exams’ perspective. It’s important to know about:
• The origin of the bill
• The purpose of the bill
• The impact of the bill on the public
• Debates for and against the bill
2. The issue of the Ayodhya Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case was in the news recently. All you need to know about this is:
• Context – The Supreme Court’s order on the disputed land to be handed over to the Government of India trust to build the Ram Janmabhoomi temple and give an alternate 5 acres of land to the Sunni Waqf Board for the purpose of building a mosque. • Supreme Court’s directives
• Related Acts: Provisions and implementation
• The final Ayodhya Verdict.
3. COVID-19 is the talk of the town nowadays, a part of everyone’s conversation. It is the most reported issue in the world. The World Health Organisation on 11 February 2020 named the Coronavirus Disease as “COVID-19”. It declared a global emergency on January 30, 2020. The investigation is going on to determine more about this outbreak. All you need to know about the pandemic is:
• Origin of the outbreak
• How did it spread
• Most affected countries
• Current state of the coronavirus outbreak
• Different countries making the vaccine
• Total affected population
• Different symptoms in different people
• Expected time period to develop a vaccine
• Recovery rate of each country
• Effect on the economy
• Impact on people
4. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is always in the news. It is an important topic for all the competitive exams. For Notes you need to know:
• Context – The 16-nation group led by ASEAN countries is now making a push for India to sign the (RCEP) Free Trade Agreement.
• Article 370 is also an important topic
All you need to know about Current Affairs for Competitive Exams in 2020
Newspapers are the best source of daily current affairs. Magazines like Yojana, Kurukshetra can be used for follow-up on Current Affairs. A monthly magazine, along with PIB, RSTV is a good way to revise the monthly Current Affairs
Aspirants have a tough time deciding what to read and what to avoid while preparing for any competitive exam. There is a gamut of newsworthy events occurring worldwide. How do you select the Current Affairs relevant for any competitive exam out of all the noise? The reach of current affairs is wide. They are a venue for reporting the information that the entire world is interested in. It plays a big role in imparting education. In the current scenario, all the competitive examinations have Current Affairs as a part of them. The scope of this can be anything from administrative news to election results, the results of sports matches, etc. The questions asked can be from events that have happened in the past or which are currently happening around us. It forms a large part of most competitive exams. It is important for competitive examinations such as Bank, Railways, SSC, and UPSC to keep a healthy portion/section of current awareness where at-least one-fourth weight is given to current affairs.
The point of putting Current Affairs in the curriculum of most examinations is simple: the objective is to test if the participant is up-to-date on recent events, and the information gathering ability of the participant which can be seen in the level of questions, is able to answer, and how far one’s knowledge of Current Affairs go. It shows the level of preparation done for the exam.
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