Rajya Sabha Current Affairs - 2020

58% immunisation rate in rural areas, 67% in urban areas of India: Union Government

Union government has announced that, the current immunisation rate in rural areas is around 58 per cent while it is over 67 per cent in urban regions of the country. It was announced by Union Health Minister J P Nadda on 12 May 2015 in a written reply in Rajya Sabha. As per the written Read More…

Union Government Constitutes Justice AP Shah Committee to look into the issue of MAT on FIIs

Union Government has constituted Committee headed by Justice A.P. Shah to look into the issue of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs). It was announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha. The committee will submit its report expeditiously in order to resolve the issue of MAT between the tax Read More…

KV Thomas renominated as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has renominated Prof. Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for a second term of one year. For the first term, Thomas was nominated in August 2014. He is the senior Congress Parliamentarian from Ernakulum Constituency, Kerala. About Public Accounts Commission (PAC) PAC is one of the most Read More…

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…