Question Hour Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: No Question Hour and Private Members Bill during monsoon session of Parliament

The government of India recently announced that there will be no Question Hour, Zero Hour and introduction of private member bill during the monsoon session. This is being done in the view of COVID-19 pandemic. Question Hour The first hour of every parliamentary sitting was slotted for Question Hour. This was shifted to 11 AM Read More…

Unmanned Level Crossings in all Broad-Gauge Network eliminated: Govt

Union Minister of Railway Piyush Goyal recently informed Lok Sabha during Question Hour that Centre government has eliminated Unmanned Level Crossings (ULCs) in whole Broad-Gauge (BG) network in the country. Key Highlights On January 31, 2019, Indian Railways declared that last unmanned level crossing has been sealed and at present there is not a single Read More…

Indian Railways conducting trials of Tri-Netra technology

Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal during Question Hour informed Rajya Sabha members that Indian Railways is conducting TRI-NETRA (Terrain Imaging for Drivers Infrared, Enhanced, Optical & Radar Assisted) technology for detecting obstructions on tracks. Key Highlights Background: First in 2002-03 India Railways has developed a modern technology and tried it extensively but it was Read More…

India’s Forest cover up by 1%- Environment Minister

Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment informed the Lok Sabha that India’s forest cover has increased by 1% in last one year period and over 24.39% of India’s geographical area now constitutes of green cover. Key Highlights Disputed Facts: Ms. Maneka Gandhi, BJP’s Member of Parliament disputed the fact presented by Environment Minister and cautioned Read More…