Rajya Sabha passes SPG Amendment Bill amid walkout by Congress

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill was passed through a voice vote. However, the Congress staged walkout from the House. After this, the SPG cover will be provided to the incumbent Prime Minister and his immediate family living with him at the official residence. Also, ex-PMs and their respective family members will get the SPG cover only if they live at the official residence. The MHA will have the right to review SPG cover for former PM after five years from the day of retirement.

ISRO preparing to the 3rd mission to moon.

The ISRO on Thursday said it was preparing for sending a third mission to the moon, but did not specify the target date. Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh replied in the affirmative to a written question in Rajya Sabha whether the Department of Space is planning a Chandrayaan-3 mission. He was also…