Lok Sabha Current Affairs - 2019

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Lok Sabha passes Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to allow proxy voting to overseas Indians

Lok Sabha has passed Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017 by voice vote to extend the facility of ‘proxy voting’ to overseas Indians, on the lines of service voters. The Bill seeks to amend Representation of People Act (RPA), 1950 and Representation of People Act (RPA), 1951 to allow for proxy voting and make Read More…

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NRIs cannot file RTI applications: Government

Government has informed Lok Sabha that Non-Resident Indians (NRI) cannot file Right to Information (RTI) applications to seek governance-related information from Central government departments. It mentioned that only citizens of India have the right to seek information under the provisions of RTI Act, 2005 and NRIs  are not eligible to file RTI applications. Right to Read More…

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Lok Sabha passes Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018

Lok Sabha has unanimously passed Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018 to reverse effects of Supreme Court  order concerning certain safeguards against arrests under SC/ST law. The Bill seeks to amend the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. Background Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention Read More…

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Lok Sabha passes National Sports University Bill, 2018

Lok Sabha has passed National Sports University Bill, 2018 by voice vote to set up the country’s first National Sports University in Imphal (west), Manipur that will provide sports education, research and coaching. The Bill replaces National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 promulgated by President in May 2018 to protect interests of students who already have Read More…

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Lok Sabha passes Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Third Amendment) Bill, 2017

Lok Sabha has unanimously passed Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 by two-third majority. The constitutional amendment bill seeks to grant National Commission on Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status at par with National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) and National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCSTs). Key Features of Bill Role of NCSC: The Bill removes power Read More…

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Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Lok Sabha has passed Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to bring relief to the home buyers and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The Bill replaces ordinance promulgated in this regard and amends the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. Background Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016 provides time-bound process to resolution of insolvency Read More…

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Lok Sabha passes Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Lok Sabha has passed Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The Bill replaces ordinance promulgated by President in April 2018 and amends Indian Penal Code (IPC), Criminal Procedure Code, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Indian Evidence Read More…

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