Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicStanding Committee

Topic: Standing Committee

They came but were still absent — BJP ‘rebellion’ scuttles IT panel meet on Pegasus

BJP members on IT panel refuse to register their attendance, forcing meeting to adjourn due to lack of quorum. Chairman Tharoor and non-BJP members raise issue with Speaker.

Govt must speak in one voice about 3rd wave, differing views causing panic, says panel of MPs

Standing Committee on Home Affairs Monday said the temporary infrastructure set up during second Covid wave should not be dismantled so that the govt isn't caught off guard again.

Finance ministry is ‘insensitive’, allots less funds to cow mission, says panel of MPs

Standing Committee report says against proposed allocation of Rs 2,243.87 cr for 2021-22, animal husbandry department was given Rs 502.00 cr by finance ministry for Rashtriya Gokul Mission. 

Crimes against SC/ST women, children up 15%, but conviction rate low, says House panel

Parliamentary panel says such cases should be registered under Prevention of Atrocities Act, recommends home affairs ministry sensitise public authorities, promote gender equality.

Parliament panel, comprising TMC, AAP MPs who opposed farm laws, bats for one of 3 laws

The Standing Committee on Food, chaired by TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, recommended the government to implement the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Open Kendriya Vidyalaya branches abroad for Indians there, parliamentary panel suggests

In a report tabled last week, a parliamentary standing committee on education discussed various aspects related to the functioning of KV schools.

Govt braces for rise in Covid-related bankruptcy cases come April, banks on ‘prepackaged’ deals

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance chairman Jayant Sinha says prepackaged bankruptcy and efficient solutions for MSMEs are policy areas in consideration.

Migrant workers, freelancers must be under social security net, Parliamentary panel suggests

The panel on labour also recommended that pension and healthcare needs of these workers should be provided from the social security fund. 

25 of 29 MPs skip Parliament meeting on Delhi pollution crisis as city chokes

BJP's Gautam Gambhir, the lone Lok Sabha member from Delhi on the panel, was among the notable absentees from the Parliament meeting.

Manmohan Singh nominated to parliamentary standing committee on finance

According to sources, Congress leader Digvijay Singh resigned from the committee to make way for the former prime minister.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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.