Rajya Sabha Current Affairs - 2020

Parliament passes Constitution (119th Amendment) Bill, 2013

On 7th May 2015, the parliament of India has passed the 119th constitutional amendment bill 2013, which now after the assent of the President will enter in to the statue book [as Constitution 100th Amendment Act 2015]. Background India and Bangladesh share a 4,096 km land boundary covering West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram. Read More…

Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2014 passed in Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha on 6 May 2015 passed the Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill was introduced in the house by Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda. The Bill seeks to amend the Delhi High Court Act, 1966. Key highlights of bill Increases pecuniary jurisdiction of the Delhi high court over suits above Read More…

India ranks 13th in generating electricity from nuclear source

India ranks at 13th position in the world in terms of generation electricity from nuclear source. This information was given by Minister of State (MoS) Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply in the Rajya Sabha to an unstarred question. As per the written reply The ranking was based upon the data published by Power Reactor Read More…

Parliament passes Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2014

Parliament has passed Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2014. It was first passed in Lok Sabha on December 22, 2014 and later in Rajya Sabha on April 28, 2015. This bill amends Regional Rural Banks Act, 1976 and aims to strengthen the Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and deepen their financial inclusion. Key facts about Regional Rural Read More…

Rajya Sabha passes The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014

Rajya Sabha on 24 April 2015 unanimously passed The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 by voice vote. It should be noted that it was a private member’s bill moved by DMK MP Tiruchi Shiva to protect the rights of transgender persons. It is the first private members bill to be passed in 46 years. Read More…