Daily Current Affairs 28 September 2020 With Video Lecture

What is the role of the Parliamentary Committee?

  • Parliamentary committees are established to study and deal with various matters that cannot be directly handled by the legislature due to their volume and complexity.
  • Indian Constitution mentions two kinds of Parliamentary Committees – Standing Committees and Ad Hoc Committees.
  • Any subject related to these committees is dealt with Article 118 (1) of the Indian Constitution.
  • These committees are appointed or elected by the House or nominated by the Speaker/Chairman.
  • Both Houses of Parliament have a similar committee structure, with a few exceptions.
  • Role of the Parliamentary Committee
  • It takes care of the legislative infirmity of debate on the floor of the House.
  • Referring Bills to parliamentary committees is not mandatory.
  • MPs belonging to all major parties put forward their views without much consideration to the political differences they have.
  • The idea behind the committee system in Parliament is to provide a specialised forum for deliberation on policy issues.
  • Debates in committees are more technical and so, the deliberations require time and stretch for a few months.
  • They ensure the accountability of Government to Parliament through more detailed consideration.

National Medical Commission

  • The National Medical Commission (NMC) has replaced the Medical Council of India
  • Along with NMC, the four Autonomous Boards of UG and PG Medical Education Boards, Medical Assessment and Rating Board, and Ethics and Medical Registration Board have also been constituted.
  • MCI was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act, 1933
  • The main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications in India and abroad.
  • NMC will consist of 33 members.
  • It will be chaired for three years by Suresh Chandra Sharma.
  • NMC will consist of 10 ex-officio members and 22 part-time members appointed by the Central government.
  • The NMC will function as the country’s top regulator of medical education.

Divorced daughters to receive Family Pension

  • Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh has said that rules have been relaxed for divorced daughters to receive Family Pension.
  • Now a daughter will be entitled to receive the Family Pension even if the divorce had not finally taken place, but the divorce petition had been filed by her during the lifetime of her deceased parent employee or pensioner
  • The earlier rule provided for payment of Family Pension to a divorced daughter only if the divorce had taken place during the lifetime of the deceased parent pensioner or his spouse.

Retrospective taxation

  • In a unanimous decision, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague ruled that India’s retrospective demand of Rs 22,100 crore as capital gains and withholding tax imposed on the British telecommunication company for a 2007 deal was “in breach of the guarantee of fair and equitable treatment”.
  • Retrospective taxation allows a country to pass a rule on taxing certain products, items or services and deals and charge companies from a time behind the date on which the law is passed.
  • Countries use this route to correct any anomalies in their taxation policies that have, in the past, allowed companies to take advantage of such loopholes.
  • While governments often use a retrospective amendment to taxation laws to “clarify” existing laws, it ends up hurting companies that had knowingly or unknowingly interpreted the tax rules differently.

27 September: World Rivers Day

  • World Rivers Day is celebrated on last Sunday of September. In 2020, it falls on 27th September.
  • This day highlights the importance of rivers and generates awareness and encourages people to improve and save water, rivers around the world.
  • It is necessary to care our water resources.

27 September: World Tourism Day

  • World Tourism Day is annually celebrated on 27th September.
  • The purpose of World Tourism Day (WTD) is to foster awareness among the international community on the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.
  • World Tourism Day 2020 theme is “Tourism and Rural Development”.
  • On the occasion, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan calls for Switching to 100% Clean Fuels for Prime Tourist Cities.
  • Which will further help protect our monuments and ensure a cleaner environment for the tourists.

28 September: World Rabies Day

  • World Rabies Day is observed on 28th September every year to make people aware about the prevention regarding rabies and to highlight the progress in defeating this horrifying disease.

Current COVID19 Situation in India


National Medical Commission will have how many members?

  1. 22 Members
  2. 33 Members
  3. 10 Members
  4. 11 Members

Answer – B

World Rivers Day is celebrated on:

  1. 26 September
  2. 27 September
  3. 28 September
  4. last Sunday of September

Answer – D

World Tourism Day is celebrated on:

  1. 26 September
  2. 27 September
  3. 28 September
  4. 29 September

Answer – B

Question of the Day

What is Know India Programme?

Answer in next session…

Sakshi Sahu

    Senior Lecturer, General Knowledge, SSBCrackExams, Master's in Politics and International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Bachelor's in Commerce and Computer Applications from DAVV Indore, Former research fellow at Ministry of women and Child Development New Delhi, 1 Year teaching experience (UPSC CSE).

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