Lok Sabha Current Affairs, GK & News

Why did Supreme Court issue notice over election of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to Rajya Sabha?

On November 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of India issued notice on petition against the election of the Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to Rajya Sabha. What is the issue? The Supreme Court bench comprising of Chief Justice S A Bobde, Justice Ramasubramanian and Justice A S Bopanna issued notice challenging the election of ..

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Duarte Pacheco elected as new President of Inter Parliamentary Union

On November 2, 2020, Duarte Pacheco was elected as the new President of Inter Parliamentary Union. He will serve as the president of the union between 2020 and 2023. India was represented by the Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla at the session. The previous president of the Inter Parliamentary Union was Mexican MP Gabriela ..

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Election Commission sets up panel to revise Expenditure Limit for candidates

On October 21, 2020, Election Commission constituted a committee under Harish Kumar, the former director general investigation and the election commission Secretary General Umesh Sinha. The two- member committee will examine the expenditure limit of candidates contesting in Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections. Highlights The need to increase expenditure has come up due to the ..

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No Confidence Resolution in Rajya Sabha: Constitutional Provisions, voice vote, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

On September 21, 2020, 12 opposition parties moved No-confidence resolution against the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. The resolution was moved over the passage of the controversial farm bills by voice vote. What is Voice Vote? The speaker or the chairman of the house asks the house to put forward their opinion in the form ..

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GoI to amend FCRA: Bill Introduced in Lok Sabha

A bill was recently introduced in Lok Sabha to amend the FCRA act, 2010. FCRA act is Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.  The bill proposed to include public corporations owned and controlled by the Government of India under the list of entities that are not eligible to receive foreign funding. The bill also proposed to include public ..

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