On September 28, 2023, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated the new Parliament House of India.
Located on Rafi Marg, it is the fourth largest Parliament house in the world. It is surrounded by the Old Parliament House, India Gate, Vijay Chowk, National War Memorial, Hyderabad House, Vice President’s House, Prime Minister’s Office and residence, Secretariat Building, ministerial buildings and other administrative units of the Indian government.
The New Parliament House will be an important topic in current affairs and general knowledge sections. Candidates who are preparing for the UPSC Civil Services Exam, SBI PO/ Clerk exams, the SSC CGL Exam, and IBPS Bank PO or Clerk Exams need to go through the following frequently asked questions for better preparation.
GK Questions and Answers on New Parliament of India
Question -1: When was the New Parliament building inaugurated?
Answer: 28 May 2023.
Question -2: Who inaugurated the New Parliament building?
Answer: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Question -3: On which marg the New Parliament building is located?
Answer: Rafi Marg.
Question -4: When was the New Parliament House first used for official business?
Answer: 19 September 2023.
Question -5: Who set up a committee to suggest various alternatives to the New Parliament building?
Answer: Former Speaker Meira Kumar in 2012.
Question -6: When was the construction of Old Parliament House completed?
Answer: 18 February 1927
Question -7: When was the Central Vista Redevelopment Project launched?
Answer: In 2019.
Question -8: When was the foundation stone laid down for the New Parliament House?
Answer: 10 December 2020.
Question -9: Who designed the architecture of Old Parliament House of India?
Answer: Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker- British architects
Question -10: The Old Parliament House of India was influenced by which temple?
Answer: Hindu Yogini Temple at Mitaoli.
Question -11: What is the shape of the New Parliament House of India?
Answer: Hexagonal shape.
Question -12: Who is the architect of the New Parliament House of India?
Answer: Bimal Patel.
Question -13: When was the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the New Parliament House held?
Answer: 1 October 2020.
Question 14: What is the height of the New Parliament House of India?
Answer: 39.6 metres.
Question -15: What is the total seating capacity of the New Parliament House of India?
Question -16: Who is the main contractor of the New Parliament House of India?
Answer: Tata Projects Ltd.
Question -17: In the New Parliament House of India, how many chambers are dedicated to Lok Sabha?
Question -18: In the New Parliament House of India, how many chambers are dedicated to Rajya Sabha?
Question -19: Is the New building of Parliament House earthquake-resistant?
Question -20: How many floors are there in the New Parliament House of India?
Question -21: How much does the built area of the new building have?
Answer: 20,866 square meters i.e., 224,600 sq ft.
Question -22: How many entrances does the New Parliament House of India have?
Question -22: What are the names of the three entrance gates of the New Parliament House of India?
Answer: Gyan Dwar, Shakti Dwar, and Karma Dwar.
Question -23: What are the names of the six guardian statues at the three entrances?
Answer: Gaja, Garuda, Ashwa, Shardula, Makar, and Hams.
Question -24: What is the theme of Lok Sabha Hall for the New Parliament House of India?
Answer: Peacock Theme.
Question -25: What is the theme of Rajya Sabha Hall for the New Parliament House of India?
Answer: Lotus theme.
Question -26: “Sengol” is placed in which chamber of the New Parliament House of India?
Answer: Lok Sabha Chamber.
Question -27: Which prayer ceremony was performed by the religious leaders during the inauguration of the New Parliament House of India?
Answer: Sarva Dharma prayer service.
Question -28: How many parliament members attended the inauguration ceremony of the New Parliament House?
Answer: More than 300 members of parliament.
Question -29: What does the Mural displayed in the New Parliament House of India represent?
Answer: It represents the map of an “undivided India”.
Question -30: Which countries criticized India for the Mural of Undivided India?
Answer: Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Question -31: Who won the contract for the construction of the new parliament building?
Answer: Tata Projects Ltd.
Question -32: Which architecture firm wins architectural consultancy work for the new parliament building?
Answer: HCP Design, Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd.
Question -33: When was India’s national emblem unveiled on the top of the new Parliament building?
Answer: 11 July 2022.
Question -34: What is the seating capacity of the old Parliament House building?
Question -35: What will happen to the old Parliament building?
Answer: It will be converted into a Museum of Democracy.
Question -36: Who laid down the foundation stone of the old Parliament House of India?
Answer: HRH Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
Question -37: The Constitutional Hall in the New Parliament House is designed with what purpose?
Answer: The Constitutional Hall serves as an important space representing the core values and principles treasured in India’s Constitution. It will be used for special events, ceremonies, and shows related to the nation’s self-governing heritage.
Question -38: Who comes under the executive branch in India?
Answer: The prime minister and his council of ministers.
Question -39: When was the first Lokpal Bill was introduced?
Question -40: The joint sitting of both houses is chaired by whom?
Answer: Speaker of Lok Sabha.