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3rd April 2017: Daily Summary and Analysis of The Hindu
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Today's Hindu summary covers in-depth analysis of National, International and Business news with background information about articles linked to the syllabus of the examination.

Deepanshu Singh is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Deepanshu Singh
Faculty- Indian Polity and Current Affairs| UPSC CSE Reserve list 2015| Consultant-G.O.I. Loves Geography Teaching since 2015

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very punctual sir.....
Hi Dipanshu, I have been following your daily summaries from past 2-3 months and I find them very useful. i also make my notes out of them but I have encountered this problem often, there are 21-22 slides in each course and becomes very tough to write it down. can you please tell me how can I download these slides so that I save time and rather revise the same slides again and again.
Sapinder Singh
3 years ago
change the mode from video to slide and take a snap shot...
Samrat K
3 years ago
I keep separate heads such as polity, geo, s&t,etc.., and add respective news under that head, it would be handy at the end to revise all polity related affairs or S&T related affairs at a strech. it could be 20 or 50 shouldn't matter as long as it is fitting in any of the subject. No pain , No gain!
I am really confused about the length of Chenani-Nashri Tunnel. You have given it as 9.2km but economic times and certain other platforms have specified the length as 10.9 or 10.89km. Kindly clear my doubt with an authentic reference. Please!
Anupam Tripathi
3 years ago
It's 9.2km For other interesting facts about the tunnel refer the link http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/all-you-need-to-know-about-chenani-nashri-indias-longest-tunnel/article17766656.ece/amp/
Himani , sorry to interrupt but its 9 Kilometre as per the official version of GoI. The PIB released statements by PMO(http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=160421) and the detailed statement by The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways giving all relevant info regarding the tunnel in brief here( http://pib.nic.in/newsite/mberel.aspx?relid=160303) . I hope that would clear the confusion. Best of Luck.
Thank you!
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Prashant Mohan
3 years ago
Post your questions on unacademy discuss page..
Nishtha Gautam
2 years ago
yeah i also need d same plzz asap
Prashant Mohan
2 years ago
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Dipanshu sir is it that important to make notes out of the Hindu articles. ..actually i kind of waste my huge amt of in reading the Hindu and making notes of it....and most of the times i just skip it totally in frustration ..as a result i hv collected bundles of the Hindu newspapers ,read some and about to read many which i hv skiped earlier. ...so sir can't i just only read the articles (the VVIP articles only) and limit making notes frm the Hindu. ..coz the Hindu really takes a lot of time....kindly plzz help
Aman Shrivastava
3 years ago
Hi, Prakash! I know you referred to Deepanshu, yet giving you a peer advice. It is a good habit to read Hindu daily as some topics which nobody covers but we have read framed into question and when we see the question and remember the answer, It feels good that we have read the Hindu.So keep reading Hindu. Now to your main question - making notes from Hindu is a long process and hectic but in this, we forget to write down the background of some key topics. I would suggest you that read Hindu then makes notes from any good website Current Affairs' content like Insights, etc. Hope It is a good idea. Please try once, It may feel good. Thanks.Be Motivated!
hello dipanshu, you do a great job. I wait for ur daily analysis video daily as I like them. here are a few suggestions/requests : > cud you point subject which relates to the article. it would be helpful for me as a beginner. I validate my summary from yours daily. > I find few articles in your ppt which are not part of the Hindu for that day. examples April 03, 2017: articles on chilika, fungus, gasoline, sci-fi. I look forward to your kind response.
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