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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.

PIB,YOJNA & Kurukshetra Compilation June 2021
  • 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.
    PIB,YOJNA & Kurukshetra Compilation May 2021
  • 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.
    PIB,YOJNA & Kurukshetra Compilation April 2021
  • 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.
    PIB,YOJNA & Kurukshetra Compilation March 2021
  • 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.
    PIB,YOJNA & Kurukshetra Compilation February 2021
  • 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.
    PIB,YOJNA & Kurukshetra Compilation January 2021
  • 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
    PIB,YOJNA & Kurukshetra Compilation December 2020
  • 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.
    PIB,YOJNA & Kurukshetra Compilation November 2020
  • 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.
    PIB,YOJNA & Kurukshetra Compilation October 2020
  • 07 Nov, 2020
  • Data Governance Quality Index (DGQI)
    1. Niti Aayog has recently undertaken DGQI exercise. It is a Self-assessment based review of data preparedness levels across Ministries / Departments to produce a DGQI score-card.
    PIB,YOJNA & Kurukshetra Compilation September 2020
  • 09 Oct, 2020
  • Indian Astronomers discover one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe Context
    1. India‘s first Multi-Wavelength Space Observatory "AstroSat" has detected extreme-UV light from a galaxy located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth.
    PIB,YOJNA & Kurukshetra Compilation August 2020
  • 13 Sep, 2020
  • One Nation, One Ration Card Scheme Context
    1. Department of Food & Public Distribution has enabled the integration of these 4 States/UT with existing 20 States/UTs for the National Portability.
    PIB,YOJNA & Kurukshetra Compilation JULY 2020
  • 19 Aug, 2020
  • Accelerate Vigyan
    FOCUS: Science and Technology
    1. To provide a single platform for research internships, capacity building programs, and workshops across the country, the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has launched a new scheme called ‗Accelerate Vigyan‘ (AV).