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Current Affairs Shot 26 September


Monsoon Session 2020 of Parliament Concluded

The Monsoon 2020 session of Parliament began on September 14, 2020. On October 1, 2020, The session was scheduled to culminate but due to the risks of a COVID-19 pandemic, the session was adjourned sine die on September 23, 2020. 22 bills (6 in Rajya Sabha and 16 in Lok Sabha, were introduced during the session. The lower and upper houses individually passed 25 bills each, 27 bills were passed by both houses of the Parliament.
Some of the important bills are listed below:
Legislation relating to Covid-19:
  • Draft law on the wages, allowances and pensions of parliamentarians (amendment), 2020
  • Draft law on salaries and allowances of ministers (amendment), 2020
  • Epidemic Diseases Bill (Amendment), 2020
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill (Second Amendment), 2020
Agricultural invoices:
  • Agricultural Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020
  • Farmers’ Agreement (Empowerment and Protection) on Price Insurance and the Agricultural Services Bill, 2020
  • Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020
Education invoices:
  • National University of Forensic Sciences Bill, 2020
  • Rashtriya Raksha University Bill, 2020
Health sector:
  • Indian System of Medicine National Commission Bill, 2020
  • Bill of the National Commission for Homeopathy, 2020
  • Ayurvedic Teaching and Research Institute Bill, 2020
Labor bills:
  • Bill on safety, health and working conditions at work, 2020
  • Social Security Bill Code, 2020
  • Draft law on the industrial relations code, 2020
Vouchers from the economic sector:
  • Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020
  • Company Bill (Amendment), 2020
  • Bill on Bilateral Clearing of Qualified Financial Contracts, 2020
  • Bill on taxation and other laws (relaxation of certain provisions), 2020

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