Rajya Sabha: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Plastic Parks Scheme: Key Facts

The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has recently approved to set up ten plastic parks in the country. The parks are being set up under the Plastic Park scheme that was launched in 2019. The plastic parks or to be set up in Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. Highlights A plastic ..

No Confidence Resolution in Rajya Sabha: Constitutional Provisions, voice vote, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

On September 21, 2020, 12 opposition parties moved No-confidence resolution against the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. The resolution was moved over the passage of the controversial farm bills by voice vote. What is Voice Vote? The speaker or the chairman of the house asks the house to put forward their opinion in the form ..

Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Second Amendment) passed in Rajya Sabha

On September 19, 2020, the Rajya Sabha passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code (second Amendment) Bill 2020. According to the new amendment, fresh insolvency proceedings will not be started for the next six months considering Covid-19 pandemic. Why the suspension? Due to the covid-19 crisis the companies are facing disruptions. This has affected their interest payment ..

Parliament passed Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020

Parliament passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020 with approval from Rajya Sabha on September 16, 2020. Earlier, the lower house (Lok Sabha) had also passed the bill. Key Provisions of the Bill The bill seeks to establish an Institute of Teaching and Research (IoTR) in Ayurveda. The bill also proposes ..

Harivansh Narayan Singh re-elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

Harivansh Narayan Singh has been  re-elected as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha (RS) on September 14, 2020 by a Voice Vote. He is a National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate and Janata Dal (United) MP (Member of Parliament). MP Manoj Jha was put in front of Harivansh by the Opposition who is a MP from Rashtriya ..