Parliament of India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

India’s first National Council for Transgender Persons established

The national council for transgender persons has been set up by the Centre under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 to assist the community with better facilities. What is the National Council for Transgender Persons? The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has set up this council to cater to the transgender community ..

Om Birla attended the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament: 5WCSP

The Speaker of Lok Sabha, Shri Om Birla attended the virtual mode of Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (5WCSP). Key highlights The two days long event was organized jointly by Geneva headquartered Inter Parliamentary Union and the Parliament of Austria with the assistance of the United Nations This is for the first time ..

Committee on Public Undertakings selected firms for examination

As per the Lok Sabha Secretariat, The Committee on Public Undertakings has selected the Airports Authority of India, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Oil India Limited among the 11 companies that have been selected for the detailed and comprehensive examination for the year 2020-21. Details of the Companies The Committee on Public Undertakings chose 11 companies ..

Resolution passed by Andhra Pradesh State Assembly to abolish the State’s Legislative council

The state assembly of Andhra Pradesh on Monday, 27th January 2020 passed a resolution to abolish the state’s legislative council. The decision was supported 151 members out of the total 175 members assembly, which includes 133 legislators of the ruling YSR Congress Party. This decision is taken at the backdrop of the constant opposition faced ..

First time Santhali used in Parliament

Earlier the facility of the simultaneous interpretation of Parliament’s proceedings was available for 17 languages given under the Eight Schedule of our Constitution. On 10 August 2018, Speaker of the lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha announced that the members of both the houses of the parliament can now speak in any of the ..