Page-8 of Rajya Sabha Current Affairs, GK & News

Ministry of Tourism approves Gandhi Encyclopedia

The Union Minister of State(Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 informed that the Government is developing the ‘Gandhi Encyclopedia’ to spread awareness and for promotion of appropriate Gandhian philosophy among the citizens. The Ministry of Culture has approved a project ..

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Green Good Deeds initiative to Promote Environmental Awareness

The Minister of State for Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Babul Supriyo on Monday, 9th December 2019 in a written reply to Rajya Sabha informed that the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change coordinates a Central Sector Scheme namely ‘Environment Education, Awareness and Training’. The Scheme promotes environmental awareness and to mobilize ..

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Santhali used in Rajya Sabha for the first time

On December 6, 2019, MP Sarojni Hembram from Odisha for the first time spoke in a tribal language called Santhali. She raised the matter of public importance during the zero hour. Also, Srimati Sarojini demanded Bharat Ratna for Pundit Raghunath Murmu, the Santhali scholar who introduced Ol Chiki script for the language in 1925. Santhali ..

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Private Member’s bill on Poll Spend Limit discussed in Rajya Sabha

A Private Member’s bill was tabled for discussion in the upper house of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha on Friday, 6th December 2019. The bill intended to scrap or to do away with the cap of Rs 70 lakh spending of per candidate, as it encourages candidates to under-report their expenditure. Currently, a candidate contesting Parliamentary ..

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First time Santhali used in Parliament

Earlier the facility of the simultaneous interpretation of Parliament’s proceedings was available for 17 languages given under the Eight Schedule of our Constitution. On 10 August 2018, Speaker of the lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha announced that the members of both the houses of the parliament can now speak in any of the ..

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