Uttarakhand Assembly Goes for One-day Monsoon Session
The Uttarakhand government said that the state assembly will meet on September 23 for a one-day monsoon session, owing to the pandemic. The State has also decided to do away with the traditional 'question hour', and has allowed the legislators to raise the issues of public interest during the adjournment. The decision was taken on September 20 after an all-party and business consultation meeting.
Tags: Uttarakhand, monsoon session, Coronavirus Pandemic, Question Hour
Courtesy: Business World
Congress MP Ahmed Patel Asks Centre to Create Taskforce for Online Classes
Congress MP Ahmed Patel asked the Centre to create a taskforce to form guidelines regarding online-classes. He asked the government to provide gadgets for online-classes, and also demanded an increase in expenditure to aid poor students. The MP said, "Digital India should not become an instrument of 'digital divide'", and alleged that despite the government's promise of 2.5 lakh villages getting broadband connection by 2017, only 23,000… read-more
Tags: Ahmed Patel, Rajyasabha, Question Hour, Online classes, Covid-19, Lockdown
Courtesy: India Today
Gujarat tops in fake 500 and 2000 currency notes seized during 2016-19: Home ministry
According to the Data presented by the Home Ministry in the Parliament, most counterfeited 500/2000 currency notes were confiscated from Gujarat. During 2016-19, fake notes of Rs.2,000 and Rs.500 worth Rs.11.4 crores and Rs.74.38 lakhs were seized, the highest among the Indian states. Reportedly, the ruling government in 2016 announced demonetization to curb fake currency circulation, but the confiscated amount exceeded as expected.
Tags: Fake Currency, Ministry of Home Affairs, Question Hour, parliament, Gujarat, West Bengal
Courtesy: Financial Express
WB: Derek O'Brien Trolled After TMC Cancels 'Question Hour' in State Assembly
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders Derek O'Brien and Mahua Moitra faced backlash after the West Bengal government scrapped question hour from the State Assembly's monsoon session. People on social media criticised the TMC leaders for keeping mum over their party's decision, while they had criticized the Centre's alike move vehemently. TMC leader O'brein, however, tweeted not to compare West Bengal assembly session with the Parliament's… read-more
Tags: West Bengal, ASSEMBLY SESSION, Question Hour, TMC
Courtesy: Free Press Journal