14 July 2018 Current Affairs: The Rajya Sabha, for the first time in 76 years since it came into being, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Senate of Rwanda for promoting inter-parliamentary dialogue.
Venkaiah Naidu became the first Chairman of Rajya Sabha to sign such MoU with the visiting President of the Senate of Rwanda Bernard Makuza.
The MoU with 6 articles of cooperation seeks to promote Inter-Parliamentary dialogue, capacity building of parliamentary staff, organisation of conferences, forums, seminars, staff attachment programmes, workshops and exchanges.
Facts About Rajya Sabha:-
♦ Rajya Sabha was duly constituted for the first time on April 3, 1952 and it held its first sitting on May 13, that year.
♦ The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of India with a maximum of 250 members for six-year terms.