Rajya Sabha Current Affairs - 2020

Ministry of MSME sets up District-level Advisory Committee to monitor PMEGP

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has established an Advisory Committee for each district of the country for monitoring the progress of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) with active role of Members of Parliament from the district. What is Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)? Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) Read More…

Rajya Sabha passes National Food Security Bill 2013

The National Food Security Bill 2013 has been passed in the Rajya Sabha. What are the key features of the National Food Security Bill 2013? Entitles 5 kg of rice, wheat and coarse cereals per month per person at 3, 2 and 1 Rupees respectively to around 67% of nation’s population. With this Bill, India Read More…

Current Affairs: Top Headlines for September 3, 2013

Moortidevi award to Haraprasad Das Noted poet, Haraprasad Das has been honored with the Moortidevi Award for 2012 for ‘Vamsha’, a poetic recreation of the Mahabharata in contemporary dialect, which has been heralded as a post-modern masterwork. Food Security Bill passed in Rajya Sabha The Rajya Sabha passed the ambitious Food Security Bill which aims to Read More…

Rajya Sabha passed National Waterway Bill for Assam’s Barak River

The National Waterway (Lakhipur-Bhanga Stretch of the Barak River) Bill, 2013 has been passed by the Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to develop the 121 km Barak river stretch in Assam as country’s sixth National Waterway that would particularly benefit Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh by facilitating cargo movement there. Cost and Read More…

Rajya Sabha passes Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2012

Rajya Sabha passed Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill, 2012.  According to the Bill, marriages held in India irrespective of the religion of the persons getting married will have to be necessarily registered. Through this bill the Union government is providing a platform to the states which are free to frame their own rules Read More…