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Schedule Of Committee Meetings
1) Presentation by the Secretariat on the agenda of discussion. 2) Evidence of representatives of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) on the subject ‘Review of Power Tariff Policy &nda...
Evidence of representatives of the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on the subject ‘Review of Power Tariff Policy – Need for uniformity in tariff structure across the Country. ...
To Consider and adopt three Draft Reports (130th Action Taken Report, 131st Report on DFG 2021-22 pertaining to the Ministry of AYUSH and 132nd Report on DFG 2021-22 pertaining to Department of Health Research). ...
Oral evidence of representatives of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Financial Services), Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) on the subject ‘How to provide better cr...
Omir Kumar, Shubham Dutt - November 18, 2021
Recently, the Supreme Court collegium reiterated its recommendations for the appointment of 11 judges to certain High Courts.  It had first recommended these names earlier this year and in August last year, but these appointments were not made.  The Indian judiciary faces high vacancies ac...
Shashank Srivastava - October 21, 2021
In the past few months, retail prices of petrol and diesel have consistently increased to all-time high levels.  On October 16, 2021, the retail price of petrol in Delhi was Rs 105.5 per litre, and that of diesel was Rs 94.2 per litre.  In Mumbai, these prices were even higher at Rs 111.7 ...
Payoja Ahluwalia - October 2, 2021
On October 2, 2021, Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) celebrates its seventh anniversary.  It was launched on October 2, 2014 to fulfil the vision of a cleaner India by October 2, 2019.  The objective of the Mission was to eliminate open defecation, eradicate manual scavenging, and promote ...
Aditya Kumar - September 20, 2021
Tribunals function as a parallel mechanism to the traditional court system.  Tribunals were established for two main reasons - allowing for specialised subject knowledge in disputes on technical matters and reducing the burden on the court system.  In India, some tribunals are at the level...
Omir Kumar , Shashank Srivastava - September 17, 2021
In April 2020, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated that nearly 2.5 crore jobs could be lost worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.  Further, it observed that more than 40 crore informal workers in India may get pushed into deeper poverty due to the pandemic.  I...
In December of 1958, a Member of Parliament (MP) questioned the Finance Minister about a valuable gift received by Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru. Earlier that year, Indians in Hong Kong had gifted the Prime Minister his weight in gold (64 kg) on his 70th birthday. Nehru must have been aware of th...
In January 1930, the Madras Legislative Council was discussing a law on prostitution. A fundamental point of contention was how the law should define a prostitute. The definition before the council was: “Prostitute means a woman who offers her body for indiscriminate sexual intercourse for hir...
The Royal Academy of Arts has held a summer exhibition in London for the last 250 years. Art enthusiasts eagerly await the exhibition’s opening every year to see works by established and aspiring artists. Such is its draw that the Academy displayed Lutyen’s and Baker’s design of th...
Jignesh Mewani, an independent MLA from Gujarat, has said he has joined the Congress “in spirit” as he could not formally do so, having been elected as an independent. The Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, popularly known as the anti-defection law, specifies the circumstan...
Tribunals function as a parallel mechanism to the traditional court system. In India, some tribunals are at the level of subordinate courts with appeals lying with the High Court, while some others are at the level of High Courts with appeals lying with the Supreme Court. Tribunals were established ...