Rajya Sabha Current Affairs - 2020

GoI allocates Rs 1,480 crores to National Technical Textiles Mission

On March 19, 2020, the Minister of Textiles Smt Smriti Irani presented the details of National Technical Textiles Mission at Rajya Sabha. The GoI has allocated Rs 1,480 crores for the mission National Technical Textiles Mission The Mission aims to improve technical textiles in India. The mission is to be implemented for a period of Read More…

Former Chief Justice of India takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP

On March 19, 2020, the former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as the Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha. Highlights The President Shri Ram Nath Kovind nominated Shri Ranjan Gogoi the former Chief Justice of India to fill in the vacancy of the retiring member KTS Tulsi under Article 80. Ranjan Gogoi Read More…

Former Rajya Sabha member and veteran journalist Patil Puttappa passes away

On March 17, 2020, the veteran journalist and Rajya Sabha member Patil Puttappa passed away at the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). He died due to age related ailments. About Patil Puttappa Puttappa represented the state of Karnataka for two terms. He was a hardcore Kannada activist, popular writer and a journalist. He was Read More…

Ranjan Gogoi, the former Chief Justice of India nominated to Rajya Sabha by the President

On March 16, 2020, the President of India Ramnath Kovind nominated the former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha. The former chief justice retired in November, 2019. Article 80-Clause (3) Under Clause (3) of article 80, the President has powers to nominate persons with special knowledge to the council of states. Such Read More…

Parliamentary Panel: More than 40% of schools are without power and playgrounds

A Parliamentary panel set up on education submitted its report to Rajya Sabha on 2020-21 demand for grants. The report said that shortfalls in budget funds has led to critical infrastructure gaps. Key findings of the report The Panel in its report says that more than 27% cuts have been made in budget allocations for Read More…