Lok Sabha Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Lok Sabha recently passed Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020. According to the amendment, the salaries of the parliamentarians are to be reduced by 30% for one year to mitigate fallout of disruptions that were created by COVID-19. Highlights The bill replaced the “Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) ordinance”, 2020. It Read More…

Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020: Key Facts

On September 15, 2020, Lok Sabha passed the bill to amend Essential Commodities Act, 1955. The bill seeks to deregulate food items, pulses, cereals and onion. Highlights The amendment is already being implemented as ordinance. The GoI, in June 2020, promulgated the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020. Key features of the bill The amendment empowers Read More…

Introduction of Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020 in LS: Important note

The central government introduced the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020, in Lok Sabha, seeking the control to regulate assisted reproductive technology services across the country to ensure ethical practices. What are the key provisions of the bill? It will mandate registering of all fertility clinics and banks in India with a national registering authority. Read More…

Facts Box: No Question Hour and Private Members Bill during monsoon session of Parliament

The government of India recently announced that there will be no Question Hour, Zero Hour and introduction of private member bill during the monsoon session. This is being done in the view of COVID-19 pandemic. Question Hour The first hour of every parliamentary sitting was slotted for Question Hour. This was shifted to 11 AM Read More…

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passed away

On July 21, 2020, Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passed away at the age of 85. Upon the governor’s death, the MP Government has announced 5-day mourning period between July 21, 2020 and July 25, 2020. Highlights Tandon was admitted to Madanta Hospital due to breathing problems and other health issues. He was diagnosed with Read More…