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Daily current Affairs : 27-Nov-2019

Major Topics Covered :

  1. ASI-PROTECTED TEMPLES

  2. PARLIAMENT DISRUPTIONS

  3. FLOOR TEST IN THE MAHARASHTRA

  4. NATION REMEMBERS VERGHESE KURIEN ON NATIONAL MILK DAY

  5. 10 STATES UNEQUIPPED TO ENSURE FOOD SAFETY: FSSAI

  6. TRANSGENDER PERSONS (PROTECTION OF RIGHTS) BILL

  7. PARLIAMENT PASSES NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (AMENDMENT) BILL

  8. BILL OF RIGHTS AND ‘CONTRACT’ FOR THE WORLD WIDE WEB

  9. POLYDACTYLY

  10. NAGRIK KARTAVYA PALAN ABHIYAN



ASI-PROTECTED TEMPLES

Part of GS- 1 A&C


Why in news:

The Minister for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel informed Lok Sabha about the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)-protected temples in India.


Highlights:

  • A total 651 Hindu temples in India are designated as Centrally Protected Monuments under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

  • There is no record with the central government of the number of Hindu temples under the control of state governments, Lok Sabha.

  • The largest number of Hindu temples under the ASI’s protection is in Karnataka, followed by Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh.

  • On March 12, 2018, then Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture Dr Mahesh Sharma had told Lok Sabha that in all, there are 3,686 centrally protected monuments/sites under the ASI.

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI):

  • The Archaeological Survey of India is an attached office of the Ministry of Culture.

  • It was founded in 1861 by Alexander Cunningham who also became its first Director-General.

  • Headquarters: New Delhi

  • It is responsible for archaeological research and the conservation and preservation of cultural monuments in the country.

  • Under the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act (AMASR Act) of 1958, the ASI administers more than 3650 ancient monuments, archaeological sites and remains of national importance.



Source : Indian Express

PARLIAMENT DISRUPTIONS

Part of GS-2 Polity and Governance


Why in news:

The suspension of two Congress members by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla after unruly scenes in the House has brought back focus on the conduct of MPs, and related issues.


Highlights:

  • Rule 378 of the Rules for the Conduct of Business states: “The Speaker shall preserve order and shall have all powers necessary for the purpose of enforcing own decisions.”

  • Rule 373 says: “The Speaker, if is of the opinion that the conduct of any member is grossly disorderly, may direct such member to withdraw immediately from the House, and any member so ordered to withdraw shall do so forthwith and shall remain absent during the remainder of the day’s sitting.”

  • For recalcitrant members, Rule 374 says: “(1) The Speaker may, if deems it necessary, name a member who disregards the authority of the Chair or abuses the rules of the House by persistently and wilfully obstructing the business thereof.

  • “(2) If a member is so named by the Speaker, the Speaker shall, on a motion being made forthwith put the question that the member (naming such member) be suspended from the service of the House for a period not exceeding the remainder of the session: Provided that the House may, at any time, on a motion being made, resolve that such suspension be terminated.

  • “(3) A member suspended under this rule shall forthwith withdraw from the precincts of the House.”

  • According to Rule 374A: “(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in rules 373 and 374, in the event of grave disorder occasioned by a member coming into the well of the House or abusing the Rules of the House persistently and wilfully obstructing its business by shouting slogans or otherwise, such member shall, on being named by the Speaker, stand automatically suspended from the service of the House for five consecutive sittings or the remainder of the session, whichever is less: Provided that the House may, at any time, on a motion being made, resolve that such suspension be terminated.

  • “On the Speaker announcing the suspension under this rule, the member shall forthwith withdraw from the precincts of the House.”



Source: Indian express


FLOOR TEST IN THE MAHARASHTRA

Part of GS-2 Polity and Governance


Why in news:

The Supreme Court has ordered a floor test in the Maharashtra legislative Assembly on 27 nov. What happens after the date of the floor test is fixed? What will be the roles of the Governor, pro tem Speaker?


Highlights:

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