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Parliament: RS adjourned till tomorrow over currency notes issue



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New Delhi, Aug 8, 2017: The special session in both houses of the parliament on occasion of the Quit India movement’s 75th anniversary are going on Wednesday.

Rajya Sabha:

  • Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad the Bill will allow RBI to take action against NPAs. This is an important Bill. It should be taken up, he says.
  • House resumes. But stand off continues.
  • Jairam Ramesh requests the Chair not to pass the Banking Regulation Bill in din and added that the ordinance was issued because of threat to financial stability. The greater threat is from different currency notes. Please take it up now.
  • Then the house was adjourned for 15 minutes.
  • On which, Naqvi requests the Chair to pass the Bill in din. They want to make speeches but don’t want to participate in legislative business. We have been elected to carry out this very business, he says.
  • Digvijaya Singh says we have become a laughing stock. How can similar currency notes be printed in various sizes, he asks.
  • Anand Sharma says it is a serious issue. House will adjourn sine die is a couple of days. We can’t wait for Winter Session. No Bills will be passed without getting answer for these questions, says Anand Sharma.
  • Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukthar Abbas Naqvi replies there is consensus on legislative business and hence Bills should be taken up.
  • Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal yesterday raises the issue of 500 rupee notes available in various dimensions which caused adjournment in Rajya Sabha. The Chair allows him to speak after he brings it under rule 267.
  • The Chair rejects suspension notice. Congress MPs shout slogans ‘Farzi noton ki Sarkar nahi chalegi’. They storm Well.
  • Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav recalls the contributions of Lohia and Jayaprakash Narayan in the freedom struggle.
  • Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad recalls the crucial Congress Working Committee meet that decided on Quit India Movement. Indian leaders including Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru urged the UK to grant freedom and India will fight the World War II as an ally but not as a slave. The British were silent. Maulana Azad, the then president of Congress was presiding the meet. But the hero was Mahatma Gandhi who said ‘do or die’.
  • Both Gandhi and Nehru said that if Hindus and Muslims combine forces, we are sure to attain independence.
  • Leader of the House Arun Jaitley recalls the Quit India Movement, where several leaders including Mahatma Gandhi was jailed. The Indian National Army was also trying to gain independence for the country, he says.
  • Jaitley praises the parliamentary democracy, of how individuals and political parties with different ideologies join hands to work for the development of the nation.
  • “We need to work on our social infrastructure, health, education, rural economy, taxation,” he says.

Lok Sabha:

After PM Modi’s address, Congress president Sonia Gandhi was the next who speaks in Lok Sabha:

  • She said that Mahatma Gandhi’s call to “do or die” galvanized the people of the country and recalls Congress leaders who were jailed and the restrictions imposed by the British across the country.
  • Gandhi also added that on the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, people are questioning if foundation of democracy is under attack and ended her address by saying “We must fight for India that we believe in.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha on the 75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement:

  • PM Modi said that “It is important for the youth to know about the historical events like the Quit India Movement.”
  • Remembering such movement will give us strength as a nation. The Quit India movement marked rise of a new leadership. They supported Mahatma Gandhi during the movement. Our freedom not only about India but a defining moment in ending colonialism in other parts of the world. Poverty, lack of education, malnutrition big challenges for our nation, the PM said.
  • He further said that “We need to bring a positive change. “Corruption has eaten our polity from the inside. Let’s pledge to honestly work to fight poverty, malnutrition.”
  • “From 2017 to 2022, when India turns 75, we need to create the same spirit that existed from 1942 to 1947. In 1942, the clarion call was ‘Karenge Ya Marenge’; today it is ‘Karenge Aur Kar Ke Rahenge’,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rajya Sabha proceedings begin. Vice President Hamid Ansari is in the Chair. He begins by telling the House it is the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement. Let us reaffirm our commitment to uphold the sovereignty, and integrity of the nation, he says. The House pays silent tributes.

Wefornews Bureau


IAF fake recruitment website found, FIR filed



New Delhi, March 22: The Indian Air Force on Thursday filed an FIR against unidentified persons for creating a fake website to provide employment opportunities in the IAF.

The fake IAF website was identified by one of the officers of IAF and hence a complaint was registered on March 16, under the Information Technology Act, ANI reported.

According to FIR, the reprobates, who created the fake website called applications for various posts.

Wing Commander Manjit Singh, said “The application form said it was for a vacancy in the ‘civilian group C posts in the Air Force record offices.”

Singh posted at the Army headquarters in New Delhi immediately noted down the website’s name “”.


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PM Awas Yojana: Only 8 percent houses built in 3 years



New Delhi, March 22: The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) for urban areas which promised “housing for all” by 2022, has barely completed target of  8%, or 3 lakh of the 40.6 lakh houses in last three years.

However, the condition of the rural version of PMAY is better, as under this scheme 30%, or 28.8 lakh houses, have been completed against the 95.4 lakh targeted by the rural development ministry in 15 months since the plan was inaugurated, the Times of India reported.

According to data on the websites of the urban affairs and rural development ministries, on March 5 this year, the ministry had considered 8,341 projects under PMAY involving 40.6 lakh houses.

But only 3.4 lakh houses have been constructed so far. while work is underway on 18 lakh or about 44% of the target.

However, the data doesn’t show the stage of development for these houses.

Among those completed, about 3 lakh houses are occupied.

On June 25, 2015, the PMAY (Urban) was launched by Prime Minister Modi aiming to build two crore houses for the poor in urban areas by 2022.

Responding to TOI’s questions, the joint secretary and mission director, housing for all, in the urban housing ministry stated, “Keeping in view that housing projects take 18-24 months to complete (in case of projects under two categories), we can expect that in the financial year 2018-19, the pace of PMAY (U) will pick up quite significantly”.

While, PMAY (Rural) was inaugurated on November 20, 2016, and projected to build 1 crore new houses by March 31, 2019. Ou of which, 51 lakh houses were to be completed by end-March 2018. Thus, the 27.7 lakh actually completed are only about 54% of the target at present.


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Delhi Budget 2018-19: 26 % allocation for Education, Health gets 12.7 %



New Delhi, March 22: Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday presented Budget for 2018-19 before the assembly with emphasis on environment and health. 

While announcing the Budget, Sisodia said it estimates are pegged at Rs 53,000 crore which is 19.45 percent more than the revised budget estimates of Rs 44,370 crore for the last fiscal.

Sisodia also described the budget a “Green Budget” and vowed of round-the-year, real-time pollution study.

The study will be a part of a 26-point programme to control pollution in Delhi.

“We are going to thread 26 programmes and schemes of transport, power, environment and PWD for devising a unified system of pollution control, bringing down levels of different pollutants,” he added.

Below we have enlisted top announcements of the Budget 2019-19:

Rs 6,729 crore has been allocated for the health sector, which is 12.7 percent of the total

Project to install 200-250 CCTVs will be completed by June 2019

Rs 100 crore sanctioned for free WiFi scheme

Rs 1500 crore allocated for infrastructure development of unauthorised colonies.

1000 electric buses to be on roads by March 2019

Rs 403 crore had been allocated for Mohalla Clinics and Polyclinics. Also, mobile van clinics were to be established with Rs 15 crore

For Infrastructure development Rs. 1,500 crore allocated

1,000MW of solar and wind power will be bought

Tablets will be provided to all teachers in government schools in a bid to help them keep an online record of students

Twenty-six percent of the Rs 53,000 crore has been allocated for education


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