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Highlights: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 9 am tomorrow

Parliament Monsoon Session 2020 Highlights: The Monsoon session of Parliament is scheduled to conclude on October 1 without any day off. Both the Houses of Parliament will sit for four hours daily while following precautionary measures against Covid-19.

By Susmita Pakrasi | Updated: Sep 15, 2020 22:58 IST
Highlights: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 9 am tomorrow

The 18-day monsoon session of Parliament began from Monday under the shadow of Covid-19 pandemic. The session is being held amid many firsts, including sitting of the two Houses in shifts without any off day, entry only to those having a negative Covid-19 report and compulsory wearing of masks during the session. On Tuesday, Rajya Sabha will convene in morning shift from 9 am till 1 pm and Lok Sabha in evening shift from 3 pm to 7 pm.

At least 29 members of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha tested positive for Covid-19 in the run-up to Parliament’s first session in almost six months, according to officials aware of the matter.

On its first day of the monsoon session, the government in Rajya Sabha introduced as many as five bills, including on reduction in the remuneration of ministers and protection of healthcare professional in epidemic.

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01:05 PM IST

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 9 am tomorrow

Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 9 am tomorrow.

12:47 PM IST

Aircraft Bill 2020 to also increase fine on violations

The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill also proposes to increase the fine amount for violations of new rules from 10 lakh to 1 crore. The Bill was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha. It had got approval of Lok Sabha in March.

12:47 PM IST

Government is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in India: Harsh Vardhan

I want to remind the members that battle against Covid-19 is far from over. I wish to inform the house that government is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in India: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha

12:36 PM IST

DMK gives Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha over 'promoting all 8th scheduled languages equally along with Hindi'

DMK MP Kanimozhi has given Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha over 'promoting all 8th scheduled languages equally along with Hindi.'

12:25 PM IST

Cong MP gives Adjournment motion Notice in Lok Sabha demanding discussion on 'Chinese company monitoring over 10,000 Indian individuals

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has given Adjournment motion Notice in Lok Sabha demanding discussion on 'Chinese company monitoring over 10,000 Indian individuals and organisations in its global database of foreign targets.'

12:24 PM IST

Congress MP Hibi Eden gives Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over withdrawal of MPLADS

Congress MP Hibi Eden has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over the withdrawal of MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) fund.

12:23 PM IST

TMC MP gives Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over Chinese aggression in Eastern Ladakh

TMC MP Saugata Roy has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over Chinese aggression in Eastern Ladakh.

12:16 PM IST

India has been able to limit its Covid-19 cases and death per million: Harsh Vardhan

Covid-19 fatality and recovery rates stand at 1.67% and 77.65% respectively. India has been able to limit its cases and death per million to 3,320 cases per million and 55 deaths per million which is one of the lowest in the world. Lockdown prevented approximately 14 lakh to 29 lakh cases and 37,000 to 78,000 deaths. These 4 months were utilised to created additional health infrastructure, enhance human resource and produce within Indian critical elements such as PPE kits, N95 masks and ventilators: Harsh Vardhan

12:13 PM IST

PM Modi personally monitoring Covid-19 situation in India: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan briefs the Parliament on Covid-19 situation in India. He said that PM Modi is personally monitoring the situation.

12:08 PM IST

Rajya Sabha passes the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

11:57 AM IST

Mumbai and Delhi airports, privatised in 2006, account of 33% of our traffic and earnings: Hardeep Puri

India has recruited over 1,000 Air Traffic controllers in three years. We should look at the issue of privatisation in a historical context. After privatisation of Mumbai and Delhi airports, the Airports Authority received a huge amount of money that helped develop infrastructure of other airports. Mumbai and Delhi airports, privatised in 2006, account of 33 per cent of our traffic and earnings. When Delhi and Mumbai airports were privatised in 2006, all subsequent efforts and privatisation contained a stipulation to the effect that prior experience was necessary so we fell into a trap of our making: Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in Rajya Sabha

11:51 AM IST

Media who followed Kangana Rananut in an Indigo plane were only given a warning: MP Vivek K Tankha

MP Vivek K Tankha says that Kunal Kamra was not allowed to fly for 3 months over violating airline rules, but the media who followed Kangana Rananut in an Indigo plane were only given a warning.

11:37 AM IST

Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav seeks compensation for migrants

Demand special allowance for those who lost livelihood during lockdown: Ram Gopal Yadav, MP, Samajwadi Party.

11:28 AM IST

Rajya Sabha discusses The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Rajya Sabha discusses The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri initiated the discussion on the bill, which is being taken up for consideration and passing.

11:19 AM IST

Airlines are financially stressed due to Covid-19 and need support: NCP MP Praful Patel

4-5% people board flights one time in a year. If this number goes up to 10-15%, we would need a huge increase in number of airports and aircraft. Airlines are financially stressed due to Covid-19 and need support: NCP MP Praful Patel during discussion on Aircraft (Amendment) Bill 2020 in Rajya Sabha

First published: Sep 15, 2020 06:57 IST