Page-19 of Current Affairs - March, 2015

Kavinder Gupta elected as J&K assembly Speaker

Kavinder Gupta on 18 March 2015 was unanimously elected as Speaker of the 12th Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The motion to elect the speaker of assembly was moved by State Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Basharat Bukari and seconded by Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Kumar Singh. Gupta was elected with voice vote ..

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Union Environment Ministry revokes suspension of Goa mines

Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has revoked 3 year-old suspension of environmental clearances (ECs) of mines in Goa. It was announced by Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar. This decision will pave the way for resumption of iron ore extraction in the state especially in 72 out of the total 89 approved mining leases. MoEF ..

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ISRO to collaborate with other space agencies for inter-planetary explorations

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to collaborate with other space agencies on inter-planetary explorations. It was announced by Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh in the Lok Sabha. Presently ISRO is having talks with space agencies of the United States of America, Russia and France to collaborate for ..

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Union Cabinet gives nod to black money bill

Union Cabinet has cleared the black money bill to curb the menace of black money in the country. Decision in this regard was taken at the cabinet meeting in New Delhi. Union Government is seeking to introduce this bill the current budget session of Parliament. Some provisions of bill The proposed bill gives powers to ..

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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 ..

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