I have heard many students follow Hindu or any other publications on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news. Though that’s good for anyone who wants to know the latest news. That’s not the best way for a student who prepare for current affairs.
I also get asked many times that which is best way, “whether print copy or Hindu mobile app to read current affairs ? ”
First of all, I personally don’t buy Hindu print copy anymore, because I found reading Hindu online is more flexible than reading a paper copy.
Also I don’t use their mobile app. Because every publication company design their mobile app to show more trending and click-bait stories than other important issues that are more related to current affairs preparation.
So, what is the best way to read Hindu newspaper online for current affairs preparation?
Rss — Really Simple Syndication.
According to wikipedia,
Rss is a type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format. These feeds can, for example, allow a user to keep track of many different websites in a single news aggregator. The news aggregator will automatically check the RSS feed for new content, allowing the content to be automatically passed from website to website or from website to user. This passing of content is called web syndication.
If you don’t understand what is Rss, that’s perfectly fine. Because I’am just going to teach you how to use Rss and an application called feedly combined to read Hindu online seamlessly.
Here’s the step by step guide.
Step – 1
Sign up for feedly.com here. They also have mobile apps for IOS and Android, so you can use this application on your mobile as well,
Once you signed up, you will get a screen like this.
Step – 2
Follow this link to get Hindu rss feeds. Since Hindu publishes news on different categorize, they offer their rss feeds section wise.
Also you don’t need to subscribe every feed they offer, just pick what is relevant for upsc preparation.
Step – 3
Now subscribe your first rss feed — Economy section.
Just copy the link and paste it into the feedly search as I did in the below screenshot.
Now click the follow button and create a new collection, name it ‘The Hindu’.
That’s it, now you subscribed one of Hindu’s web feed. Now you will get every other article they publish instantly without fuss and distraction in your feed reader.
Here’s a snapshot of my feedly dashboard
There are many mobile, web, and desktop feed reader apps. But out of them feedly is popular because of its availability on both mobile and web platform and their integration with other third party apps such as pocket and Evernote.
If you found this tutorial helpful, then why not share it with your friends who don’t know about this technology.
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