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  • The parliamentary committee on External Affairs, which will examine the relations between India and China, is headed by Congress parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor.

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  • Over three years after coming to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has formed an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) amid the government's endeavour to give a push to the growth which has witnessed a slowdown. The five-member EAC will be headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy

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  • The Information and Broadcasting Ministry today constituted a 40-member 'preview committee' with filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri as its convenor to select movies for the international film festival at Goa.

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  • The Parliamentary Panel headed by Maj. General (Retired) B C Khanduri has recently tabled its report in Parliament. In the report, the panel has recommended the 100% pension to widow of deceased soldier so that she can take care of her family.

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  • The Maharashtra government has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of senior IPS officer Rashmi Shukla to suggest measures to ensure safety of women working in the Information and Technology sector.

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  • A High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of Justice BN Srikrishna which was set up to review the Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India has submitted its report. 
    The committee has recommended for setting up an Autonomous Body, Arbitration Promotion Council of India, APCI having representatives from all stakeholders for grading arbitral institutions in India. 

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  • Government has constituted a Committee of experts under the chairmanship of a former Judge of Supreme Court Justice B N Srikrishna to study and identify key data protection issues and recommend methods for addressing them. 

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  • BCCI forms seven-member Committee to oversee Lodha Panel Reforms under the head of Rajeev Shukla.

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  • Union Human Resource Development ministry has appointed a new nine-member panel, headed by space scientist K Kasturirangan, to work on a New Education Policy.

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  • The Reserve Bank of India announced the names of five members of the Overseeing Committee (OC) which looks into the resolution of stressed accounts where a company's exposure exceeds Rs 500 crore. The five members include existing members former Chief Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar who will be the Chairman and former State Bank of India Chairman Janki Ballabh.

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  • RBI has announced setting up of an inter-disciplinary standing committee on cyber security to review the threats inherent in the existing and emerging technology.

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  • The Supreme Court has appointed a four-member committee of administrators led by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, CAG Vinod Rai to run the affairs of the Board Of Control For Cricket In India, BCCI.

    Mr Rai will head the committee comprising of historian Ramachandra Guha, IDFC official Vikram Limaye, ex-women cricket captain Diana Edulji.

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  • The Centre has decided to set up a six-member committee to look into the Hajj subsidy issue.

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  • Government forms high-level task force on Indus Water Treaty headed by Nripendra Mishra.

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  • Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) Constitutes Ajit Mohan Committee to Fight Online Piracy

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  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board set up two advisory panels  headed by Mohandas Pai and Uday Kotak.

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  • The Supreme Court constitute the committee headed by former Delhi High Court judge Justice Kailash Gambhir to verify the availability of night shelters.

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  • Cabinet approves constitution of 'Special committee for inter-linking of rivers'.

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  • The Central Government has set-up a Sub Committee under Dr. Ashok Lahiri, to interact with the trade and industry on the imposition of Central Excise Duty on jewellery. The Committee comprises of the following members:

    1. Shri Gautam Ray
    2. Shri Rohan Shah, Legal Expert
    3. Shri Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce
    4. Shri Alok Shukla, Joint Secretary, Tax Research Unit, CBEC
    5. Representatives from the trade will be appointed to the sub-committee shortly. The Committee shall consider all issues related to compliance procedure for excise duty, records to be maintained, operating procedures and all other relevant issues.

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  • A high level central team reviews the PDS in Bihar due to starvation death of Jago Manjhi.  - team lead by Joint Secretary Sh. Deepak Kumar.

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