Monday, 16 May, 2022
Topic16th Lok Sabha

Topic: 16th Lok Sabha

Rajya Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill, which took 34 years to draft. Here’s why it is important

According to Central Water Commission, safety of dams is important for ensuring continuity of benefits derived from projects and national water security, among other things. 

Union cabinet to meet on Friday to dissolve 16th Lok Sabha

President Ram Nath Kovind will dissolve the present Lok Sabha after the Cabinet's recommendation is passed in the form of a resolution.

Blocked fire exits & bust alarms — India’s Parliament is a fire hazard

Just within the past four years, there have been at least three instances of fires in the Parliament House complex.

On Camera

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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