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Parliament passes 2 bills aimed at raising farmers’ income, PM Modi hails it as “watershed moment”
Parliament passes 2 bills aimed at raising farmers’ income, PM Modi hails it as “watershed moment”

Many had speculated that this will end the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system but the government made it clear that it will continue

Govt allows 74% FDI in defence sector through automatic route
Govt allows 74% FDI in defence sector through automatic route

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the defence sector shall, however, be subject to scrutiny on grounds of national security

Meeting of both houses of Parliament on India-China matter on Sep 15: Pralhad Joshi
Meeting of both houses of Parliament on India-China matter on Sep 15: Pralhad Joshi

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi informed that a Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting has already been held

PM Modi’s critical nudges worked as Center formulated policies to fight COVID-19: Cambridge study
PM Modi’s critical nudges worked as Center formulated policies to fight COVID-19: Cambridge study

The Prime Minister also nudged the business community and higher-income groups to look after the economic needs of those from lower-income groups

Pre-emptive, proactive steps helped limit COVID-19 cases and deaths: Union Health Minister in Lok Sabha
Pre-emptive, proactive steps helped limit COVID-19 cases and deaths: Union Health Minister in Lok Sabha

India has been able to limit its cases and deaths to 3,328 cases per million and 55 deaths per million population respectively

All arrangements in place, Parliament’s Monsoon Session to begin from Sept 14
All arrangements in place, Parliament’s Monsoon Session to begin from Sept 14

Parliament will discuss bills replacing ordinances, take up pending bills and see the introduction of new bills

Virtual courts should continue post-pandemic, recommends parliamentary committee
Virtual courts should continue post-pandemic, recommends parliamentary committee

The committee said digital justice addresses locational and economic handicaps and ensures the safety of vulnerable witnesses

Centre to amend election act to allow delimitation in four North-Eastern states
Centre to amend election act to allow delimitation in four North-Eastern states

The proposed amendment will ensure sound legal footing for the delimitation of constituencies in four northeastern states.

Parliament members to undergo mandatory COVID-19 test before Monsoon Session
Parliament members to undergo mandatory COVID-19 test before Monsoon Session

It is also mandatory for employees in the Parliament House Complex to undergo RT-PCR test

No e-voting, only paper ballots for voting in Parliament’s monsoon session
No e-voting, only paper ballots for voting in Parliament’s monsoon session

Members will be provided with printed slips to record their votes during the Parliament session

Women cops can prevent J&K youth from going down the wrong path: PM Modi
Women cops can prevent J&K youth from going down the wrong path: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the people of J&K and hoped that the government would be able to ensure happiness in their lives

Bihar elections & bye-elections to 65 seats to take place at same time: Election Commission
Bihar elections & bye-elections to 65 seats to take place at same time: Election Commission

The dates of the elections are yet to be released and the announcement will be made by the commission at an appropriate time

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84

He was conferred with India’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, in 2019

Unlock 4: Metro services to resume, religious and political gatherings to be allowed with restrictions
Unlock 4: Metro services to resume, religious and political gatherings to be allowed with restrictions

Colleges, educational and coaching institutions will continue to remain closed for students and regular classes till September 30

PMO discusses common voter list for Lok Sabha, state and local polls
PMO discusses common voter list for Lok Sabha, state and local polls

The pitch for the common electoral roll is not new and has been discussed multiple times earlier as well

No restrictions to be imposed on movement of vehicles within India: Union home ministry to states
No restrictions to be imposed on movement of vehicles within India: Union home ministry to states

No separate permission or approval is needed to move within the country, in case of both passenger and goods vehicles

Disinformation

No, Chinese tourists did not visit Indian side of Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh
No, Chinese tourists did not visit Indian side of Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh

Comments along with a short video doing rounds on social media are an attempt to misrepresent the facts on the ground

Claim that PM Modi meeting injured soldiers in Leh hospital was ‘staged’ is Fake News
Claim that PM Modi meeting injured soldiers in Leh hospital was ‘staged’ is Fake News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met soldiers injured in Galwan Valley during a visit to Ladakh to boost the morale of the armed forces personnel in the region

On religious freedom in India, Al Jazeera article loses the plot completely
On religious freedom in India, Al Jazeera article loses the plot completely

The article tries to make out a case for US action against India but falters when it comes to backing up its claims with facts.

Videos

PM Modi seeks Parliament's support for the armed forces
PM Modi seeks Parliament's support for the armed forces

Parliament has a special responsibility to armed forces personnel deployed at the borders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said

PM Modi addresses media before Parliament’s Monsoon Session
PM Modi addresses media before Parliament’s Monsoon Session

PM Narendra Modi says that this session will see many important decisions and discussions

Infographics

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Delhi violence probe
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Delhi violence probe

Over 700 cases have been registered against those who were responsible for the violence in Delhi

All you need to know about the CAA
All you need to know about the CAA

The Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA) seeks to grant Indian citizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without documentation.