Although Current Affairs is a wide part of all types of publications, as various people write about occurring events or about their opinions and take on various events, the most widespread and popular method of spreading news of Current Affairs is the Internet. While there are many advantages to using the Net to publish pieces about Current Affairs, one of the most noticeable and significant ones is that the process, due to the extensive speed of the Internet, is an instantaneous one, resulting in readers being informed about new events, or receiving updates on past events within bare minutes of them taking place.
The reach of Current Affairs is quite wide: the areas where the events occur can be anywhere in the world, including First world Nations like the U.S or U.K, developing nations like some Latin American ones, with a special focus on the events in third world countries.
The point of putting Current Affairs in the curriculum of most examinations is a quite simple one: the objective is to test how much the participant is up-to-date on recent events, and also to test the information gathering ability of the participant (which can be seen in the level of difficulty of questions one is able to answer, and how far back one’s knowledge of Current Affairs go. It displays the level of preparation done for the exam).
Current Affairs is also included in exams needed for jobs, like Banking Exams. The happenings in a country can have sudden and varied effects on the market, with prices of stocks rising or falling and the prices of commodities sky rocketing or going dirt cheap. Most Trade or Finance related exams include a Current Affairs portion, both to observe whether their future employees keep updated on the recent news and often feature reaction based questions to gauge how well a particular person responds to a situation.