Rajya Sabha Current Affairs - 2020

Mr. Rishang Keishing: India’s oldest Parliamentarian retired after serving seven decades

India’s oldest parliamentarian, Mr. Rishang Keishing (94) decided to retire after serving the nation for seven decades. His term at Rajya Sabha (the Upper House of Parliament) ends on April 9, 2014. Mr. Keishing started his political career as a socialist and became the member of the first Lok Sabha in 1952 after being elected Read More…

Parliament nod to bill to protect rights of street vendors

Parliament passed “Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) bill-2014” to regulate street vending activities and protect the rights of urban street vendors besides ensuring steps against harassment by police and civic authorities. The Rajya Sabha adopted the bill by a voice vote and without discussion. (the bill was already passed by Read More…

Union Government launched HIV Salvage Therapy

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched third-line drug therapy for people living with HIV/AIDS and extended free Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) to more of them by revising the eligibility norm. The third-line therapy also known as salvage or rescue therapy is prescribed for people who have limited drug options left.  At the launch Read More…

Cabinet approves constitutional status for JAC

The Union Cabinet approved constitutional status to a proposed Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), for the appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary. In other words, the cabinet approved a constitution amendment bill to make the appointment /transfer of judges more transparent. The status ensures that the composition of the commission cannot be altered Read More…

MS Swaminathan to be honored with Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the Year 2012

Famous agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan has been selected for the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2012. About MS Swaminathan Indian geneticist and former member of Rajya Sabha. Contributed in revitalizing agricultural in the country and led the nation to achieve green revolution. Previously served as Director of the Indian Agricultural Research Read More…