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UPSC has increased the number of questions which are asked from Yojana and Kurukshetra magazines, especially in GS paper 2 and 3. Also, in prelims, UPSC directly asks question from PIB. 

Importance of Yojana and Kurukshetra

Importance of PIB

But should aspirants cover Yojana, Kurukshetra and PIB? The answer is NO. Reasons:

  • If you consider all the pages of Yojana, Kurukshetra and PIB , it will be around 500. It is time consuming and almost impossible to cover along with standard books
  • Many of the articles, facts etc. are not relevant from the exam perspective
  • They carry a lot of repetitive information
  • Not possible to revise these


Solution: Read the summary of Yojana, Kurukshetra and PIB. Reasons for it:

  • Only most relevant topics for exam are covered in the Magazine
  • Articles are comprehensively covered
  • Articles are broken in answer writing format for easy remembrance of aspirants
  • Saving of time and efforts for aspirants which can be used to prepare other topics of UPSC
  • Easy to revise multiple times for memorization of facts, data and examples


Apti Plus Summary of these magazines are one of the best as it not only provides the relevant information but also it is presented in a simple and lucid language for easy memorization.

  • 08 Nov, 2021
  • Highlights

    1. The State Nutrition Profiles.
    2. Commission on Air Quality Management.
    3. India-UAE High Level Joint Task Force.
    4. Electricity (Transmission System Planning, Development and Recovery of Inter-State Transmission Charges)
    Rules 2021.
    5. Agenda Document for 2021- 22.
    6. DRDO Dare to Dream 2.0 & Young Scientists awards.

  • 09 Oct, 2021
  • Highlights

    1. Export Incentives.
    2. India Rankings 2021.
    3. Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021.
    4. Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Auto Industry and Drone Industry.
    5. Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity.
    6. Global Innovation Index 2021.

  • 10 Sep, 2021
  • Highlights

    1. Drone Rules, 2021.
    2. „SUJALAM‟ Campaign.

    3. SAMRIDH Scheme.

    4. Fair and Remunerative Price of sugarcane.

    5. National Monetisation Pipeline.

    6. National Mission on Edible Oils Oil Palm (NMEO-OP).

    7. Accreditation of Private Exploration Agencies.

  • 07 Aug, 2021
  • Highlights
    1. United District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2019-20.
    2. Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions on Specified Foodstuffs (Amendment) Order, 2021.
    3. NIPUN Bharat Programme.
    4. Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD) Grant.
    5. Agriculture Infrastructure Fund.
    6. Sub-categorization within Other Backward Classes.
    7. Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary.
  • 09 Jul, 2021
  • Highlights
    1. Pradhan MantriGaribKalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY).
    2. Guidelines for Other Service Providers (OSP).
    3. Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB).
    4. Amendment in Food security (Assistance to State Government Rules) 2015.
    5. Proposed Amendments to the Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020.
    6. Waiver of Inter-State Transmission system (ISTS) Charges.
  • 14 Jun, 2021
  • Highlights
    1. Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021.
    2. Indian Language Learning App.
    3. National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC).
    4. Six- Month CBID Program.
    5. e-Courts Services.
    6. National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage.
  • 06 May, 2021
  • National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021
    Why in News
    1. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Health & Family Welfare Minister approved the ―National Policy for Rare Diseases
    2021‖ on 30th March 2021.
    2. Draft Policy for Rare Diseases was put in public domain on 13th January 2020 on which comments/views were
    invited from all stakeholders, general public, organization and States and Union Territories.
  • 03 Apr, 2021
  • Marine Spatial Planning
    Why in News
    1. India and Norway have agreed to jointly work in the area of marine spatial planning in the oceanic space for the next five years.
    2. The two countries have decided to extend support for sustainable ocean resources utilisation to advance economic and social development in coastal areas.
  • 09 Mar, 2021
  • Voluntary Vehicle Scrappage Policy
    About the Policy
    1. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has recently announced a voluntary vehicle scrapping policy that is aimed at taking polluting, fuel-guzzling vehicles off the roads to reduce pollution and congestion.
  • 08 Feb, 2021
  • Project of Sagarmala Seaplane Services (SSPS)
    Why in News
    1. Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is initiating the process of commencing operations of the Seaplane
    services, on the select routes, under a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) framework through prospective airline
  • 09 Jan, 2021
  • Redressal for consumer disputes
    Why in News
    1. It has been reported to the Department of Consumer Affairs that most of the honey brands sold in the market are
    adulterated with sugar syrup. This is a serious matter as it will compromise our health in the troubled times of
    COVID 19 and add to the risk of Covid-19.
  • 06 Dec, 2020
  • Energy Conservation (EC) Act, 2001
    Why in News
    1. Ministry of Power, Government of India has recently issued a notification to cover all the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) under the preview of the EC Act.