17 Dec, 2019

  • Parliamentary Motions - Polity
  • Increasing the Lok Sabha seats - Polity
  • Unfulfilled promise - Critique of Data Protection Bill ( Article) - Polity
  • Reservation for Anglo Indian Community ( Article) - Polity
  • Compensation Cess and Finance Commission - Economy
  • Measures to fight air pollution - Environment
  • Reference - COP 25 Madrid - Environment
  • Practice Questions

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    UNFULFILLED PROMISE – (EDITORIAL)

    The recent Data Protection Bill 2019 provides for wide powers to government to collect user data which is against the spirit of the recommendations of Justice Sri Krishna Committee and consequent draft bill that was framed in 2018.

    • Data Protection Bill 2019
    • Justice Sri Krishna Committee
    • Processing of data without consent
    • Not in line with the recommendation of Justice Sri Krishna Committee
    • Conflict of Interest

     

    RESERVATION NEED TO CONTINUE FOR ANGLO-INDIANS – (ARTICLE)

    Union Cabinet recently approved a proposal to end the constitutional provisions that guarantee the reservation of two seats for the Anglo-Indian community in the Lok Sabha and in State Assemblies.

    • Anglo-Indian Reservation
    • Important Facts about Anglo Indians
    • Ministry of Minority Affairs report (2013) on the situation of Anglo-Indians
    • Need for Reservation as argued in this Article

     

    FIGHT AGAINST POLLUTION: PAINTING ROADS, LASERS AMONG OPTIONS

    The Supreme Court had directed to form the High Level Committee to look into the feasibility of some of the new technologies to control and monitor pollution.

    • Recommendation of High Level Committee
    • Painting roads
    • Smog tower
    • Anti-smog gun

     

    FUTURE REVENUES CRITICAL FOR FINANCE PANEL

    Chairman of Fifteenth Finance Commission has said that future revenues are an important element for the finance commission. The Chairman has mentioned about need to consider an incentive structure for states in order to encourage increase in tax collections.

     

    • Fifteenth Finance Commission
    • Future Revenue
    • The issues of Compensation to states
    • Transformation of Jammu and Kashmir into a UT
    • Understating Compensation Cess

     

    INCREASED LOK SABHA SEATS TO 1,000, SAYS PRANAB

    Former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee while delivering the second annual Atal Bihari Vajpayee memorial lecture has raised certain issues with respect to majoritarian government and about increasing Lok Sabha seats to 1000. 

    • Message of former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee
    • Purpose of Delimitation
    • Article 82
    • Delimitation Commission

     

    CONGRESS MP FOR PRIVILEGE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST SMRITI

    Congress member of the Lok Sabha Manickam Tagore has given a notice of privilege against Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani for allegedly misleading the House on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s remarks about rape. The notice of Privilege Motion has been given under Rule 222 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha.

    • Notice of Privilege Motion
    • Privileges as per Constitution
    • What is the privileges committee?
    • Rules of Privilege as per Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha
    • Censure motion
    • Call attention motion   
    • Adjournment motion
    • No Day Yet Named motion
    • Cut motions
    • Disapproval of Policy Cut
    • Economy Cut motion
    • Token Cut motion
    • Closure Motion
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