Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Parliament

‘Small step, big difference’ — Rajya Sabha to introduce ‘gender-neutral’ language, drops ‘no sir’

The announcement came in response to MP Priyanka Chaturvedi's letter stating that use of 'no sir' in response to questions asked by women parliamentarians was 'concerning'.

7.22 lakh out of 22.05 crore applicants got govt jobs since 2014, Centre tells Lok Sabha

Union Minister Jitendra Singh said 'employment generation coupled with improving employability' was the priority of the government.

Delhi, Sikkim assemblies met fewer than 10 days in 2021, Kerala tops at 61 days — PRS survey

State & UT assemblies passed more than 500 Bills last year, but about half were passed within a day of their introduction, says report. Assemblies sat for just 21 days on average.

‘Why politicise?’ Oppn MPs object as govt flags states’ ‘poor fiscal health’ at Lanka meeting

Comments came during presentations by external affairs minister S. Jaishankar and economic affairs secretary Ajay Seth at all-party meeting called to discuss Sri Lankan crisis Tuesday.

Simranjit Singh Mann, who quit House in 1990 over kirpan, toes Parliament line in new turn as MP

Simranjit Singh Mann carries a 3-foot-long kirpan. He said last week that carrying a kirpan is his right and he’ll go to Parliament with it.

Over 200 kids who lost parents to Covid admitted to KVs, Modi govt tells Parliament

Special quota under PM CARES for Children scheme was introduced this year after quota for pupils recommended by MPs was scrapped.

Registration of Press & Periodicals Bill: Law to bring ‘digital & print on par in cabinet soon’

Draft of the Bill was first made public in 2019 & it had drawn criticism as it was seen as an attempt by Modi govt to regulate digital media, which is not subject to any registration at present.

Circular banning protests, strikes in Parliament House not new, Rajya Sabha issued rule in 2001

AAP MP Sanjay Singh, Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh & Manish Tewari took to social media to protest 'new rule', which also allegedly bans fasts and religious ceremonies.

Tuition fee to marriages, Indian MPs have to go beyond duty, but MPLAD fund just not enough

From conducting weddings to paying school tuition, MPs often go beyond the call of duty to satisfy constituents, and receive little help from the government.

Lok Sabha passes Criminal Procedure Identification Bill, will make investigation more ‘efficient and fast’

The bill was passed after Home Minister Amit Shah allayed concerns raised by the opposition which claimed that the draft law was draconian.

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G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.