Parliament Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: New Parliament Building to be constructed by TATA

The TATA Group of Companies recently won the bid to construct a new Parliament building for Rs 861.90 crores. The project is expected to be completed in 21 months from the start of construction. Highlights The L and T had submitted a bid of Rs 865 crores. The TATA Group was the lowest bidder. The development project of Read More…

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…

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…

Assam Assembly passes bill to protect Tangible Heritage

On September 2, 2020, the Assam Assembly passed bill to protect Tangible Heritage that are not currently covered by the state and national law. According the Assam Government the passage of the Assam Heritage (Tangible) Protection, Preservation, Conservation and Maintenance Bill, 2020 is a historic step towards implementing Clause 6 of Assam Accord. Highlights The Read More…

Union Cabinet approves Hindi, Dogri and Kashmiri to become official languages of Jammu and Kashmir

On September 2, 2020, the Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi approved the Jammu and Kashmir Language Bill, 2020 to make five languages namely Urudu, Hindi, Dogri, English and Kashmiri as the official language of the Union Territory. Highlights Earlier, that is, before the abrogation of Article 370, Urudu and English were the official language Read More…