Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Kalpana Mehta & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 09/05/2018 on whether a Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) report can be placed reliance upon for adjudication of a fact in issue and also for what other purposes it can be taken aid of.

The main points of the judgement are the following:

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, present this Two Hundred Eleventh Report on 'The Cyclone Ockhi - Its Impact on Fishermen and Damage Caused by it '. A very severe cyclonic storm „Ockhi‟ hit the coast of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep, during November-December 2017, wreaking unprecedented havoc.

The Public Accounts Committee (2017-18), present this Ninety-First Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on Action Taken by the Government on the Observation/Recommendations contained in the 17th Report (16th Lok Sabha) on `ultra mega power projects under special purpose vehicles', relating to the Ministry of Power.

The Public Accounts Committee (2017-28) present this Hundred-Second Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on action taken by the Government on the Observations/Recommendations of the Committee contained in their Twenty-Fifth Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on `Disaster Preparedness in India'.

Public Accounts Committee (2017-18), present this Ninetieth Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on `Performance of Special Economic Zones (SEZ)' based on C&AG Report No.21 of 2014, relating to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

The delay in tabling of the Action Taken Report (ATR) on the Narang Commission, fixing accountability of certain ruling party MLAs in illegal sand mining trade and soaring prices of sand and gravel

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Tiger Conservation Areas, 23/03/2018. Several milestone initiatives have been taken by the Government of India through the National Tiger Conservation Authority for conservation and
protection of tiger and other wild animals and the same are at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conservation of Rhinoceros, 23/03/2018. Rhinoceros in wild are found only in three States viz, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Census of Rhinoceros is undertaken at the Statelevel by the respective State Governments periodically. As per the information received from the above three state Governments, the estimation of rhinoceros population in 2015 is given in the Annexure.

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare,present this One Hundred Ninth Report of the Committee on the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drought Assistance, 20/03/2018. As per the latest data available on land use statistics, State-wise details of cultivable land (agricultural land) in the country for the year 2014-15 is given at Annexure I. The State wise details of suicides in farming/ agriculture sector during the years 2014 and 2015 as per NCRB Report may be seen at Annexure-II. State-wise details of assistance sought and approved (by Government of India) from NDRF during the last three years and the current year i.e.

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