Lok Sabha Current Affairs - 2020

RBI: political instability after LS elections will hit economy

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cautioned that any political instability after the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 will drag the besieged economy further down, except there is a stable new government at the centre. On the release of the 8th edition of the RBI’s Financial Stability Report 2013, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan stated that any Read More…

Political uncertainties are among the factors impacting capital markets: RBI

The RBI in its Macroeconomic and Monetary Developments Second Quarter Review 2013-14 said that markets in India face domestic uncertainties arsing from prolonged slowdown, falling corporate earnings and rising leverage, besides risks of political uncertainties associated with the electoral cycle. Elections are to be held in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Delhi in November-December 2013. National polls Read More…

Election Commission clarifies NOTA option

Providing clarification over the recently included NOTA (None Of The Above) option in EVM/ Ballot paper in the upcoming polls as directed by the apex court, the Election Commission (EC) said that if the number of electors who had voted for the NOTA option exceeded the votes polled by any of the candidates, the candidate Read More…

Lok Sabha passed Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2013

The Lok Sabha passed the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2013 for keeping the chairpersons of National Commissions for the SC and ST out of purview of office of profit. Previously, on May 9, 2013, Union Cabinet of India gave its nod to Amendments in the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1959. What is Parliament Read More…

Lok Sabha passed Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2012

The Lok Sabha has passed Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, 2012. The bill is aimed at safeguarding rights of urban street vendors from harassment by police, municipal authorities and providing them opportunity to live with dignity. What is the objective of the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation Read More…