Parliament Highlights: Lok Sabha passes Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill by voice vote

Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Ordinance (Second Amendment) Bill 2022 was passed in Lok Sabha on Friday. The bill seeks to include certain tribal communities in the list of Scheduled Tribes in four newly created districts in Uttar Pradesh. Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda said the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Ordinance Bill 2022 seeks to include Gond, Dhuria, Nayak, Ojha, Pathari and Rajgond communities living in Sant Kabir districts. Nagar, Kushinagar, Chandauli and Sant Ravidas Nagar. in the list of Scheduled Tribes in the state.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh has introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to provide a regulatory framework for India’s research activities in Antarctica. The Indian Antarctic Bill is expected to help India meet its obligations under the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources of 1982 and of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty of 1998.

Last week, Rajya Sabha bid farewell to 72 members retiring this year. “Char deewaron mein paya hua, char dishaon mein le jayein, ye hum sabka sankalp rahe (We may be getting out of these four walls, but we should take this experience from here in all four directions),” said said Modi, adding that he hopes most of the members will return.

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