Rajya Sabha: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill

The Rajya Sabha recently passed the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019. It is to be tabled before the Lok Sabha now. National Commission for Indian System of Medicine The bill seeks to repeal the 1970 Indian Medicine Central Council Act. It seeks to set up a national commission for the following ..

National Commission for Homoeopathy Medicine Bill

The Rajya Sabha recently passed the National Commission for Homoeopathy Medicine Bill, 2019. It also passed the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019. National Commission for Homoeopathy The bill seeks to establish a National Commission for Homoeopathy to replace the Central Council for Homoeopathy. There are to be 3 autonomous bodies under ..

Nominated Members in Rajya Sabha

Former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the President of India amid various viewpoints. Ranjan Gogoi Ranjan Gogoi was the 46th Chief Justice of India. He served in the role from October 2018 to November 2019. One of his notable rulings is his opinion on the Ayodhya Ram ..

Journalist Patil Puttappa passes away

Veteran journalist Patil Puttappa who was fondly known as Papu, passed away recently at the age of 99. He was an ardent follower of Gandhian principles and a Khadi activist. Patil Puttappa had also served as a former Rajya Sabha member. He remained as a strong representative of Kannada and had received several prestigious awards ..

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha

The former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi has been nominated to Rajya Sabha by the President Ram Nath Kovind, as per the notification of the Union Home Ministry The nomination is done to fill the vacancy arising due to retirement of one of the members. The maximum strength of Rajya Sabha is 250 members ..

Rajya Sabha passes ‘The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020’

The Rajya Sabha passed ‘The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020’, which proposes amendments to the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. The Lok Sabha had passed this Bill last week and it will come into force after the President’s assent. It seeks to allow companies ..

Suspension of MPs in Lok Sabha

The Speaker of the Lok Sabha recently suspended 7 members of the Parliament for the remainder of the Budget Session. Suspension of an MP in Lok Sabha The power to suspend an MP is vested with the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. This is a part of the Speaker’s role in maintaining the order of ..

Resolution passed by Andhra Pradesh State Assembly to abolish the State’s Legislative council

The state assembly of Andhra Pradesh on Monday, 27th January 2020 passed a resolution to abolish the state’s legislative council. The decision was supported 151 members out of the total 175 members assembly, which includes 133 legislators of the ruling YSR Congress Party. This decision is taken at the backdrop of the constant opposition faced ..