Rajya Sabha Current Affairs, GK & News

New nominations to Rajya Sabha

On July 6, 2022, four new nominations were made to the Rajya Sabha. Who have been nominated? The four nominations include: Ilaiyaraaja, who is the Music maestro from Tamil Nadu. P T Usha, who is a sports icon from Kerala. V Vijayendra Prasad, who is an acclaimed screenwriter from Karnataka. Veerendra Heggade, who is the ..

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SC on Suspension of MLAs

On January 28, 2022, Supreme Court ruled ‘a resolution by Maharashtra Assembly to suspend 12 BJP MLAs for one year’, as unconstitutional. Key Points While ruling on constitutionality of Maharashtra Assembly’s July 5, 2021 resolution, the apex court maintained that, legislators could not be suspended beyond the tenure of that session”. Maharashtra Assembly had passed ..

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31.6% Rise in E-waste Generation Last Year

In the year 2020, India has generated a total of 10,14,961.2 tonnes of e-waste which is an increase of 31.6% when compared to the previous year. Highlights Ashwini Kumar Choubey , Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change relayed this information in the Rajya Sabha. The minister has also asked for state-wise data ..

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Lok Sabha passes National Institutes of Food Technology Bill

On 26th July, 2021 the National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021 was passed in the Lok Sabha. Highlights This bill was moved by Pashupati Kumar Paras who is the Food Processing and Industries Minister. This bill lays down various provisions for institutes of food technology, management and entrepreneurship. This bill got ..

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MP suspended from Rajya Sabha

On Friday, Santanu Sen, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP, was suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the rest of the Monsoon Session for being unruly a day after he snatched papers from newly appointed information technology minister Ashwani Vaishnaw while he was reading out a statement regarding the Pegasus snooping scandal.   Key Points V Muraleedharan ..

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Marine Aids to Navigation Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha

The government on 19th July, 2021 had introduced a Bill in the Rajya Sabha that seeks to repeal the decades old Lighthouse Act of 1927 to make way for shifting to modern aids from lighthouses for marine navigation.   Highlights Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports Shipping and Waterways, introduced the Marine Aids to Navigation ..

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