Rajya Sabha Current Affairs - 2020

Parliament passes SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2015

Parliament has passed The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2015. The bill was first passed in Lok Sabha in August 2015 and later in Rajya Sabha in December 2015. Now it will go for presidential assent. Key features of the Bill The bill seeks to amend parent law i.e. The Scheduled Read More…

Union Government to allow e-Postal Ballot System for Overseas electors

Union Government is going to allow e-Postal Ballot System and Proxy voting to Overseas electors as an alternative voting option. This information was given by Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. Key facts The e-Postal Ballot System: It envisages providing blank ballots electronically to the Non Resident Indian Read More…

Veteran industrialist MAM Ramaswamy passes away

Veteran industrialist and former parliamentarian MAM Ramaswamy passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 84. He was the last King of Chettinad and co-founder and past chairman of the Rs. 10,000 crore Chettinad Group of companies. About MAM Ramaswamy MAM Ramaswamy was born on 30 September 1931 into a respected family in the Nattukottai Read More…

Union Government gives nod to set up All India Institute of Ayurveda

Union government has given nod to set up of All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) for imparting Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Ph.D level education in the field of traditional medicine. It was announced by Minister of State (MoS) of AYUSH Ministry, Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to an unstarred question in the Read More…

Monsoon Session of Parliament to begin from July 21, 2015

The Monsoon Session of Parliament will begin from 21 July 2015. The decision to convene Parliament was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs. The committee also has recommended President Pranab Mukherjee to convene the three-week Session from 21st of July. Session of parliament Session of parliament is the period during Read More…