Rajya Sabha Current Affairs - 2020

Defence Minister statement on India-China issue in Rajya Sabha

On September 17, 2020, the Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh addressed Rajya Sabha. He gave a complete statement on India China issue and answered several questions raised on the current border situation. Highlights The Defence Minister noted that the Chinese actions expressed disrespect to all the previous bilateral agreements.  The amassing of troops by China along Read More…

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…

MUDRA loan: Tamil Nadu Women top the list

According to the data provided by Ministry of Finance to Rajya Sabha, Tamil Nadu topped the list in availing loans to women. It was followed by West Bengal and Karnataka. Highlights According to the data produced by the Ministry of Finance, around 15 crore loans amounting to Rs 4.78 lakh crores were disbursed to women Read More…

GoI: Six Inter-Ministerial Teams formed after violations of Lock Down in the States

On April 20, 2020, six inter-ministerial teams were formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, violations of lock down were reported in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Maharashtra. Highlights The teams formed are to submit a report to the central government after examining social distancing, lock down violations and attacks on medical professionals in Read More…

Update on National Policy on Skill Development

On March 20, 2020, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship presented the update on National Policy on Skill Development in Rajya Sabha Highlights The following initiatives have been taken under the policy by the Ministry since 2015 The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana was launched under the policy. It provides short term skill training to Read More…