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What to Read in Indian Express for UPSC Exam

23 Oct

23 Oct 2021: What to Read in Indian Express

1) Amid civilian kilings, onng encounter, Shah in J&K today; first visit since Art 370 scrapped. 2) 100 cr jabs a symbol of India’s potential, will boost the economy: Indian PM. 3) UPSC candidates have no right to cadre of choice: SC. 4) India set to stick to its stand at COP26:  Polluters should pay. 5) To check edible oil prices, Centre suggests limit to states: no stocking beyond 2 months

22 Oct

22 Oct 2021: What to Read in Indian Express

​​​​​​​1) Vacci-Billion-Nation. 2) Protests OK even on matter before court, but roads can’t be blocked: SC. 3) India-UK exercise to focus on digital operability. 4) Made in India, Made by India. 5) Not a zero-sum Affair.

21 Oct

21 Oct 2021: What to Read in Indian Express

1) Education to travel, outward remittance in Aug all-time high. 2) India adds firepower in eastern sector of LAC with new inductions & upgrades. 3) India, Brazil saw biggest jump in heat-related deaths in 2018-19. 4) Questions around the election of Dy Speaker. 5) Kushinagar, Buddhist pilgrimage & site of big infra push.

20 Oct

20 Oct 2021: What to Read in Indian Express

1) Uttarakhand rain toll rises, landslides cut off Nainital. 2) India sticking to LAC protocols, but can review: top officer. 3) Govt’s action plan: More information & technology officers, GIS-based planning. 4) India to be part of a 4-country forum on economic cooperation. 5) FLOOD & FURY.

19 Oct

19 Oct 2021: What to Read in Indian Express

1) PM action plan: Single environment Act, birth certificate for citizenship, jobs clause in FTAs. 2) Bangladesh violence continues, mob sets fire to homes. 3) India, Israel to renew negotiations on FTA. 4) Heavy rain, poor produce push up onion, tomato prices; trend to stay till Dec-end. 5) Regional Way Out.

18 Oct

18 Oct 2021: What to Read in Indian Express

1) China tests n-capable hypersonic missile in August: report 2) New Army aviation brigade for LAC in the eastern sector 3) OPENING THE FIELD 4) Where the twain met. 5) The fall guy.

16 Oct

16 Oct 2021: What to Read in Indian Express

1) Delhi calls up; Hasina asks India to guard against any reaction. 2) Husband bound to compensate the wife for spending on major son: HC. 3) PM push to Atmanirbhar Bharat: Goal is to make India major military power. 4) Stubble burning dropped drastically this year: Ministry. 5) Securing the states

15 Oct

15 Oct 2021: What to Read in Indian Express

1) India accepts Russia’s invite for talks with Taliban next week. 2) Health Ministry raises alert over COVID team vacancies: ‘Acute stress’. 3) Bhutan, China sign pact on border talks, India takes note. 4) India gets re-elected to UNHRC for 2022-24 term. 5) Global Hunger Index: India slips to rank 101, behind Pak, Bangladesh


INDIAN EXPRESS is one of the major source for current affairs preparation in UPSC CSE. It helps to inculcate a multidimensional approach in mains answer writing and facts also helps in prelims.However, like any other sources, reading it end to end is not necessary.

Important topics to focus:

  • Topics related to national/international heritage, new GI tags, current geographical phenomenon, issues related to women and society, health, education, social security etc.
  • Topics related to Governance, Constitution, Constitutional amendment, High court and Supreme Court verdicts, government Policies and schemes, Diplomatic relations,International relation, Multilateral Forums etc.
  • World and Indian Economy, Employment, Poverty, Budget, National and International Security, Natural Disasters, Environment and Climate Change.

Topics to avoid:

  • News on Sports, Death, Awards, Politics, Crime, Cinema, share market details etc.

But, it is difficult for beginners to identify all the relevant topics for UPSC CSE. So you can click on the links below to know what to read from Indian Express daily-

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