Rajya Sabha Current Affairs - 2020

Parliament passes Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015

Parliament has passed Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015. It was first passed in Lok Sabha on 4 March 2015 and later in Rajya Sabha on 20 March 2015. This bill will replace the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) second ordinance, 2014. Key highlights of Bill The bill has provisions for allocation of coal mines through Read More…

Parliament passes Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders Amendment Bill, 2015

Parliament has passed Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders Amendment Bill, 2015. The bill was first passed in Rajya Sabha on February 24, 2015 and later in Lok Sabha on March 17, 2015. It was unanimously passed by a voice vote in both the houses. The bill seeks to modify the list of Scheduled Castes in three Read More…

Parliament passes Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Parliament has passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015. It was first passed in Lok Sabha on 3 March 2015 and later in the Rajya Sabha on 11 March 2015. The Bill seeks to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and replace the ordinance promulgated in this regard. The ordinance was promulgated in January 2015 Read More…

Parliament passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Parliament has passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015. It was passed by Rajya Sabha on 4 March and earlier by Lok Sabha on 2 March 2015. This bill will replace an ordinance promulgated in this regard and amend the Citizenship Act, 1955. Key provisions of the bill The Bill mergers of Person of Indian Origin Read More…

Rajya Sabha passes Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Rajya Sabha has passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders Amendment Bill, 2015.  It was unanimously passed by a voice vote. The bill seeks to modify the list of Scheduled Castes in three states- Haryana, Karnataka, Odisha and one Union Territory- Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Amendments The Bill amends the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 and Read More…