Rajya Sabha: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Journalist Patil Puttappa passes away

Published: March 18, 2020

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 ..

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Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi nominated to Rajya Sabha

Published: March 17, 2020

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 ..

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Former Rajya Sabha member and veteran journalist Patil Puttappa passes away

Published: March 17, 2020

On March 17, 2020, the veteran journalist and Rajya Sabha member Patil Puttappa passed away at the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). He died due to age related ailments. About Patil Puttappa Puttappa represented the state of Karnataka for two terms. He was a hardcore Kannada activist, popular writer and a journalist. He was ..

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Ranjan Gogoi, the former Chief Justice of India nominated to Rajya Sabha by the President

Published: March 17, 2020

On March 16, 2020, the President of India Ramnath Kovind nominated the former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha. The former chief justice retired in November, 2019. Article 80-Clause (3) Under Clause (3) of article 80, the President has powers to nominate persons with special knowledge to the council of states. Such ..

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

Published: March 14, 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 ..

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