Lok Sabha Current Affairs - 2020

Government ambiguous on Direct Tax Code, says Bill has lapsed

As per the Government, the Direct Taxes Code, which proposed revamp of the six-decade old Income Tax Act, has lapsed. No commitment has been given on reviving the same. The Minister of State for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman gave a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha which said that with the dissolution of the Read More…

Kamal Nath will Pro-tem Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha

Senior Congress leader and former union minister Kamal Nath will be the Pro-tem Speaker of the newly elected Lok Sabha.  As the Pro-tem Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha, Mr Nath will be responsible to formally start the proceedings to the new Lok Sabha. Among his responsibilities will be to swear-in the newly-elected MPs and help the election of the new Read More…

T.R Zeliang take oath as Nagaland CM

T.R. Zeliang, leader of Naga Peoples Front (NPF), was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland following the resignation of Neiphio Rio, who has been elected to Lok Sabha. The NDF-led ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN-III) government was formed in March 2013. Mr. Rio resigned from the office after serving Chief Minister of Read More…

Modi is not the first instance when CM becomes PM

Prime Minister-to-be Narendra Modi is not the first Chief Minister to ascend to the seat of the head of Government of India. The distinction goes to former Karnataka CM H.D. Deve Gowda, who, moved to the post of Prime Minister in 1996. Mr. Gowda resigned as Chief Minister and gave up his membership of the Read More…

Google rankings can influence Elections: Study

As per a new study conducted in India during the just concluded Lok Sabha Elections 2014, Google rankings can dramatically swing ill-informed voters leading to influence the election outcome. The study done by Robert Epstein, a former editor of Psychology Today and noted Google critic, found that manipulating the Google search results can significantly influence Read More…