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People of Age 65 years and above shall opt for postal ballot

The Law Ministry recently amended the Conduct of Election Rules. According to the amendment, the ministry has allowed the COVID-19 suspects to use postal ballot facility. Alongside, the ministry has also allowed the people of age 65 years and above to use the postal ballot facility. Highlights After the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, Bihar ..

Adjournment Sine Die

Both the Houses of the Parliament has adjourned sine die in light of the COVID-19 scare. This concludes the budget session before schedule. Meaning The term ‘adjournment sine die’ means that the House sitting had been dismissed without the naming of a reassembly date. The term ‘sine die’ is derived from Latin and means ‘without ..

Call Centre for Assisting the Members of Parliament (MPs)

A unique initiative taken by the 17th Speaker of Lok Sabha, Om Birla for improving the overall efficiency of the lawmakers has been given room no 13, a dedicated room inside the Parliament House Annex. The initiative is a 24/7 call centre that will be assisting the Members of the Parliament who along with managing ..

Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan nominated as the Director of US Government Agency- National Science Foundation(NSF)

Alma mater of University of Madras(B.Sc Physics 1981), Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (B.E Electronics and Communication Engineering), and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (M.Tech in Electrical Engineering), Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan has been nominated by the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump to serve as the 15th Director of the National ..

National Energy Conservation Day 2019

The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated annually on the 14th December across India to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy conservation and efficiency. It is observed under the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), an agency of Government of India under the Ministry of Power. BEE encourages and recognizes the endeavors of companies ..

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana implemented

The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Rattan Lal Kataria in a written reply to the lower house of the parliament, Lok Sabha on Tuesday,10th December 2019 informed that the ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ (RVY) has been implemented by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. The Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is a central sector ..

Data Bank of Farmers

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply to the lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 informed that the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has constituted a Task Force to develop a comprehensive Database of Farmers. The Database for Farmers ..

Private Member’s bill on Poll Spend Limit discussed in Rajya Sabha

A Private Member’s bill was tabled for discussion in the upper house of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha on Friday, 6th December 2019. The bill intended to scrap or to do away with the cap of Rs 70 lakh spending of per candidate, as it encourages candidates to under-report their expenditure. Currently, a candidate contesting Parliamentary ..