Parliament: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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 ..

Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Parliament has passed the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019 as the upper house of the parliament, Rajya Sabha on Thursday, 28 November 2019 passed the bill. Earlier this month, at the lower house of the parliament, Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Singh Thakur introduce the bill to amend ..

First Time since 1972 Lok Sabha takes up all Starred Questions

All 20 Starred Questions were taken up in Lok Sabha on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, during the on-going winter session the Parliament. This was the first time since 1972, that all starred questions were answered in Lok Sabha during the Question Hour. During the fifth Lok Sabha, on March 14, 1972, all 14 starred questions ..

Finance Minister presents First Supplementary Demand of Grants

The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday, 28 November 2019 sought Parliament’s approval for capital infusion as a part of the first supplementary demand of grants for Rs 21,246.16 crore which will include: 1)About Rs, 8,820 crores will be spent for the newly-formed Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and ..

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 ..

Parliamentary Committees of India

The Parliamentary committees are formed to handle the large volume of legislative work referred to the Parliament. These committees are formed to investigate and study-specific matters related to their field of expertise. What is the Parliamentary Committees? The Parliamentary committees are categorized into two types based on their purpose and duration – namely Adhoc and ..

The Parliament House of India

While a lot has been written and read about the Parliament of India (yes, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha), the place where the parliamentarians sit has relatively been confined to the background. Where does the Parliament of India convene? The Parliament of India convenes in the Sansad Bhavan which is located on the Sansad ..

New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill

The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill has been passed by both the houses of parliament. Features of the Bill The bill provides for the establishment of New Delhi International Arbitration Center (NDIAC) as an institute of National Importance. NDIAC will be headed by a chairperson who has been a Judge of the Supreme Court ..