A possible site for the new Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launch pad, ‘Third Launch Pad’ has been identified in Sriharikota,MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh told Rajya Sabha today.
The new launch pad is being build to increase launch frequency, take care of launching requirements of future advanced launch vehicles and also serve as a redundant launch pad for the GSLV MIII class of vehicles, he added.
The minister said that the site has been selected taking into account the safety distances and maximal utilization of existing launch pad facilities.
However, further work on the design of the launch pad will be taken up after finalizing the configuration of the advanced launch vehicle, of GSLV MIII.
Parliament of India is the supreme legislative authority in India
Indian Parliament is divided into two houses – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
Indian Parliament is one of the biggest and has a very intricate architecture
Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body in India. It controls and creates all the bills and laws in the country. Parliament of India is bicameral. It is divided into two parts namely Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Lok Sabha is called the Lower House and Rajya Sabha is referred to as the Upper House.
Rajya Sabha has 238 members wheres the Lok Sabha seats are 545 is number. The term of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are 6 years and 5 years respectively. The head of the Parliament of India is the Indian President. The proceedings in Lok Sabha is controlled by the speaker of Lok Sabha whereas, in Rajya Sabha, there is a chairman.
Apart from these basic facts, here are some other interesting Indian Parliament facts you may not have known before:
Parliament of India is called the Sansad or Bhartiya Sansad
The Parliament of India is circular in shape which represents the “Continuity.” The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha halls are constructed in the shape of a horseshoe.
The carpets in the halls of the Parliament of India are also very significant. Lok Sabha’s hall’s carpet is green in colour which represents the people that are elected from grass root level. The hall of Rajya Sabha is adorned with red carpet which denotes royalty and is a constant remembrance of the struggle faced by our freedom fighters.