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

Parliamentary Panel: More than 40% of schools are without power and playgrounds

Published: March 9, 2020

A Parliamentary panel set up on education submitted its report to Rajya Sabha on 2020-21 demand for grants. The report said that shortfalls in budget funds has led to critical infrastructure gaps. Key findings of the report The Panel in its report says that more than 27% cuts have been made in budget allocations for ..

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Suspension of MPs in Lok Sabha

Published: March 7, 2020

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 ..

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The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 introduced

Published: March 3, 2020

On March 2, 2020, the HRD Minister introduced the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha. It was introduced in Lok Sabha in December 2019 and was passed. Key Features of the Bill The bill aims to convert deemed Sanskrit universities to central Sanskrit universities. They are Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, Rashtriya Sanskrit ..

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Union Cabinet approves changes introduced in Surrogacy (Regulation) bill

Published: February 27, 2020

On February 26, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved the changes introduced to the Surrogacy (Regulation) bill, 2019. The changes were introduced by the 23-member select committee of Rajya Sabha. Highlights The changes approved include not only close relatives but “any woman” willing to act as a surrogate mother shall be allowed. It has also approved ..

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

Published: January 28, 2020

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 ..

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