17th Lok Sabha Current Affairs - 2019

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Virendra Kumar: Pro-tem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha

The Bharatiya Janta Party’s (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) from Madhya Pradesh Dr Virendra Kumar will be the Pro-tem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha. Key Highlights The 65 year old Virendra Kumar, is a seven-term MP. He won the 17th Lok Sabha election from Tikamgarh Lok Sabha constituency. Tikamgarh is one of the 29 parliamentary Read More…

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Centre reconstitutes 8 key Cabinet Committees

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government which stormed back into power for a second term at Centre after recently concluded 17th Lok Sabha eletion, reconstituted eight key cabinet committees. He also reconstituted six previous Cabinet sub-committees and formed two new ones to deal with job creation and economic growth. Key Highlights In newly-constituted eight Read More…

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Government  forms new ‘Jal Shakti’ Ministry

The Centre has created a new Ministry called ‘Jal Shakti’ by merger of Ministries of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation along with Drinking Water and Sanitation. The move will bring all aspects of water management and regulation under one department. About Jal Ministry Background: In first Modi government (2014-2019) the project to clean Read More…

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Narendra Modi sworn in as Prime Minister for 2nd term

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leader Narendra Modi (68) was sworn in as 15th Prime Minister for a second consecutive five-year term. Key Highlights Oath: The oath of Office and Secrecy  was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind to Narendra Modi and his team of 57 Union council of ministers. Ceremony: The oath-taking ceremony was Read More…

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Pema Khandu sworn-in as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister

The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Pema Khandu was sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Key Highlights Pema Khandu was sworn in as the first Chief Minister of an elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Arunachal Pradesh. In chronology he is the 10th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Oath Ceremony: The Read More…

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Naveen Patnaik sworn in as Odisha Chief Minister

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Naveen Patnaik takes oath as CM of Odisha for a record 5th consecutive term. BJD has been in power in Odisha since 2000. Key Highlights The 72 year old Naveen Patnaik is the longest-serving chief minister of coastal state. BJD has been in power in the state since 2000. He won Read More…

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BIMSTEC leaders invited to PM Modi’s oath-taking ceremony

India has invited the leaders of The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Member States for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This invitation is in line with the Government’s focus on its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. Key Facts Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take oath for the 17th Read More…

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