Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicParliamentary Committee

Topic: Parliamentary Committee

History textbooks should include 4 Vedas, look at post-1947 events too — House panel tells govt

The Parliamentary panel report on reforms in school textbooks recommends studying educational methodologies adopted in universities like Nalanda, Vikramshila and Takshashila.

Controversy over name-calling in the IT committee is unfortunate. Ministers should be non-partisan

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Parliamentary panel questions Modi govt on vaccine efficacy, cites ‘trials not held widely’

Standing committee on health, who were briefed by health secretary Tuesday, raised questions on vaccine efficacy and its pricing, as well as distribution in rural areas.

Indian military won’t reform by itself. But Parliament’s diluted role is a bigger concern

In developed nations, the defence committee is the main driver for national security reforms. But the Modi govt in India has completely diluted Parliament's role.

House panel on IT wants Facebook to share profiles of its India employees

Facebook India head Ajit Mohan and two other representatives were questioned on tech giant's mechanism to deal with hate posts and fake news.

98% of Delhi’s rape victims were relatives or acquaintances of accused, say police

Delhi Police made the disclosure before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, headed by Congress MP Anand Sharma.

Steps by Centre, Delhi govt not enough to curb pollution in capital, Parliamentary panel says

Parliamentary panel on urban development called for economic aid to farmers to help them buy machines that can help curb pollution because of stubble burning & hefty fines on polluters.

‘Akin to curbing Parliament role’ — panel heads on being told not to pick sub-judice issues

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla told Parliamentary panel heads not to discuss sub-judice matters, but chairpersons say it will make the role of the panels ‘irrelevant’.

Facebook summoned by Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary panel on IT on 2 September

Facebook has been summoned over the controversy triggered by the 14 August article by WSJ that claimed its India office favoured BJP in its policy decisions on hate speech.

IT ministry gives no timeline for restoring 4G in J&K at Parliamentary panel meet

Panel members questioned IT ministry for failing to lay down protocols on internet shutdown 7 months after SC order. The ministry, meanwhile, said 5G will be rolled out by March 2021.

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Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

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

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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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