Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicParliamentary Committee

Topic: Parliamentary Committee

Facebook didn’t act on fake accounts ‘tied’ to BJP MP, alleges ex-employee, presents ‘proof’

After 6-month wait to testify before House panel, FB 'whistleblower' Sophie Zhang has released ‘evidence’ that company acted fast on fake accounts linked to politicians — except for BJP MP.

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.

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The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
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AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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