S. PHANGNON KONYAK
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Context: S. Phangnon Konyak, a member of the Rajya Sabha from Nagaland, made history, when she became the first woman from her state to preside over the Upper House of Parliament.
- Phangnon Konyak was among the four women Parliamentarians who were nominated by the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, M. Venkaiah Naidu, to the panel of Vice-Chairpersons for the Monsoon Session.
- The other three women were P.T. Usha, Sulata Deo and Fauzia Khan.
- Konyak, who belongs to the Naga People's Front (NPF), expressed her gratitude to the Chairman and the members of the House for allowing her to chair the proceedings.
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PANEL OF VICE CHAIRPERSONS: https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/panel-of-vice-chairpersons
Q. What is the main significance of including women parliamentarians in the Panel of Vice-Chairpersons?
A) Improving gender representation and diversity in the Rajya Sabha
B) Enhancing the powers of the Vice-Chairpersons
C) Streamlining legislative procedures in the Rajya Sabha
D) Eliminating disruptions during sessions
Explanation: Improving gender representation and diversity in the Rajya Sabha. By nominating women parliamentarians to the Panel of Vice-Chairpersons, the Rajya Sabha aims to promote gender inclusivity and diverse representation in its functioning.