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Journalist Patil Puttappa passes away

Veteran journalist Patil Puttappa who was fondly known as Papu, passed away recently at the age of 99. He was an ardent follower of Gandhian principles and a Khadi activist. Patil Puttappa had also served as a former Rajya Sabha member. He remained as a strong representative of Kannada and had received several prestigious awards ..

Madhya Pradesh to have Legislative Council

The government of Madhya Pradesh has indicated that it is planning to revive the efforts for the creation of the Legislative Council in the state. Long Pending Proposal The government of Madhya Pradesh had passed a resolution passed in the state assembly for the constitution of the legislative council by more than two-thirds majority in ..

7145. Who will be the pro-tem speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha?

Virendra Kumar Virendra Kumar, the BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh, will be the pro-tem speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. Kumar is a 7-term member of Parliament and won the Lok Sabha polls from Tikamgarh. As pro-tem speaker, he will preside over the first sitting of the Lok Sabha and administer the oath of office ..

What happens when a representative is elected from more than one seat?

In the newly elected Lok Sabha there were sitting MPs from Rajya Sabha, sitting members of the Legislative Assembly of States. Below is the outline of what happens in such scenarios. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha The Representation of the People Act, 1951 makes the following provisions: If a person is elected simultaneously to both ..

Women Representation in Lok Sabha

The 17th Lok Sabha will write a new history by having the highest percentage of women MPs since Independence. Women Strength in 17th Lok Sabha 78 women MP’s will be part of the 17th Lok Sabha. The proportion of women MPs in 17th Lok Sabha stands at 14 per cent. The percentage of women MPs ..

Outstanding Parliamentarian Award (OPA) for years 2013-2017

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award (OPA) for the years 2013-2017 in New Delhi on August 1, 2018. Dr Najma Heptullah, the Manipur’s governor and 5-times Rajya Sabha member, won the award for 2013. Meanwhile, BJP’s Lok Sabha member Hukum Dev Narayan was the recipient of OPA for 2014, ..

Ethics Committee in Parliament

Each of the two Houses of Parliament has an ethics committee. They deal with the members’ conduct. These panels were recently looking into complaints against Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Mallya. Role of Ethics Committees Besides overseeing the moral and ethical conduct of members, ethics committee also prepares a Code of ..

New Delhi to host 2018 National Legislators Conference

The 2018 National Legislators Conference will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Central Hall of Parliament House, New Delhi on March 10, 2018. The purpose of the Conference is to provide a platform to Members of Parliament, Members of Legislative Assemblies and Members of Legislative Councils across the country to share their ..