What is the Importance of Current affairs in UPSC?
The nature of IAS examination is to test the candidate s awareness about the happenings around him/her. It a is test of alertness and awareness and not just knowledge! Students need to be updated on all current issues - regional, national or international. He/She should have sufficient knowledge of current issues which is tested by UPSC at all stages (Prelims, Mains and Interview).
The importance of current affairs is immense.
Where to read current affairs?
Hindu newspaper is the best source of information related to current affairs.
Students can also refer to other national dailies like The Indian Express, LiveMint as per their choice.
For economy related issues The Economic Times or Business Standard can also be referred.