The Daily News for UPSC CSE Preparation

The Daily News (officially titled the New York Daily News, until 1919 the Illustrated Daily News) is an American newspaper founded in 1905 in New York City as a competitor of the more sensational rival tabloid, the New York Post. During the 1920s and 1930s, the newspaper was known for its investigative reporting. Its reporters exposed political wrongdoing, including the Teapot Dome scandal, and social intrigue such as the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII that led to his abdication. The paper also was an early adopter of the Associated Press wirephoto service and developed a large staff of photographers.

The paper was a pioneer in tabloid publishing, and in 1928 it was one of the first to photograph a crime scene on the front page. The photo, of Ruth Snyder being strapped to an electric chair, sparked outrage and brought public attention to the newspaper and the legal system. It also sparked the formation of the National Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

For many years, the Daily News was based in a landmark art deco building at 220 East 42nd Street. Designed by architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, the building was famous for its large globe and weather instruments in the lobby. It was also used as the model for the Daily Planet building in the first two Superman films. The newspaper moved to a much larger headquarters at 450 West 33rd Street in 1995, and the 42nd Street building was converted into Manhattan West.

In 2017 it was announced that the Daily News would be sold to Tronc, a media company owned by Chicago billionaire Mortimer Zuckerman. As the newspaper’s circulation continued to decline, it was unable to maintain its profitability. The decision to sell was made in order to focus on digital offerings.

Each article on the Daily News is accompanied by comprehension and critical thinking questions that are linked below the article. These questions are designed to help students engage with the article and further develop their knowledge about the topic. The Daily News is committed to providing educational tools that support the classroom curriculum.

This section provides a comprehensive collection of news and current events articles that are important for UPSC CSE preparation. The articles are curated from various reliable sources and are updated regularly. Each article is provided with detailed analysis and insights into the topics that are relevant for IAS aspirants. A quiz based on the latest news is also included in this section to help students test their understanding of the topics and identify areas where improvement is needed.