Congress Will Strongly Oppose Four Ordinances in Parliament: Congress Will Strongly Oppose Proposed Legislation To Replace Three Ordinances Relating to Agriculture And One That Places Cooperative Banks Under RBI Oversight, During The Monsoon Session Of Parliament.
- Executive Director Jairam Ramesh said today that two of the ordinances relate to agricultural marketing and the third relates to the Essential Products Act.
- He said that the top ministers of Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, headed by Congress, in addition to the former prime minister of Haryana, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about it.
- The Punjab Assembly passed a resolution against the ordinances, as protests broke out in the states. Agriculture is on the state list, but the Center has not even consulted with state governments, he said.
- Ramesh said the ordinances, to the detriment of farmers, promote commercial and contract farming and will affect state revenues, as well as the destruction of minimum subsistence price mechanisms and public purchases, thus weakening food security.
- Regarding the Banking Regulation Law, he said that Congress had five specific objections. “Cooperative banks are part of the cooperative structure and must be regulated by state governments and not by the central government.
- If the ordinance becomes law, all key financial intermediaries will be under the control of the central government, there will be more centralization.
- Congress defends decentralization and the empowerment of states, ” he said. “The RBI has more regulatory responsibilities. Its record of banking regulation in some NBFCs is uneven.
- There is no justification for making the RBI a regulator of urban and district cooperative banks, ”he said.
Home Secretary Amit Shah readmitted to AIIMS
Union Home Secretary Amit Shah was readmitted to Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, on Saturday night, nearly two weeks after launch.
- He was previously admitted to AIIMS for post-COVID-19 care. Although AIIMS has not issued any statement on the minister’s health status, Mr. Shah tested positive for COVID-19 in August.
- Later it tested negative. The minister was admitted to AIIMS on August 18 after complaining of “fatigue and pain.” He left after 13 days on August 31 after doctors said he had recovered.
NEET Exams Conducted Amid Stringent New Measures
- The NEET Entrance Medical Exam was conducted today amid strict precautions in light of the Covid-19 pandemic at more than 3,800 centers across the country with Students line up from according to your designated time, observing the rules of social distancing. The National Income and Eligibility Test (NEET) began at 2 p.m, but entry to the centers began at 11 a.m.
- According to the Press Trust of India, the students were given different entrance spaces to ensure staggered movement and social distancing.
- The National Control Agency (NTA) has established strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) in light of the pandemic, including measures such as reducing the number of applicants per room from 24 to 12.
- The NTA has also increased the number of testing centers 2,546 in 2019 to 3,862 this year to ensure crowd management and phased entry and exit protocols.
- Unlike the Engineering Entrance (JEE), NEET-UG, the medical admission test, is a pencil and paper exam that is taken once a year.
- While all candidates were instructed to report to the exam centers with masks and disinfectants, once they entered the center, they were asked to wear the three-layer masks provided by the review authority.
I will be the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine to put an end to the confidence deficit, specifies the Minister of Health
- “I will be the first to offer to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if people have a confidence deficit”, said the minister.
- Union health official Harsh Vardhan as he interacted on the Sunday Samvad social media platform.
- The Minister responded to questions about the situation, the government’s approach, the likely changes expected in the post-pandemic world and the measures taken by the government to facilitate this.
- He said that although no date has been set for the vaccine launch, it could be ready for the first quarter of 2021.
- He said the government is taking every precaution when conducting human trials of the vaccine and the National Group of Experts in Vaccine Administration for COVID -19 under the chairmanship of Dr VK Paul, member (Health), NITI Aayog is developing a detailed strategy on how to immunize the majority of the population.
- “Issues such as vaccine safety, cost, fairness, cold chain requirements, production times, etc. are also the subject of extensive discussions, ”he said and assured that the vaccine will first be made available to those who most need it, regardless of their ability to pay.
- “The government is considering emergency authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine, especially for the elderly and people working in high-risk settings. This will be done after a consensus has been reached “
- Former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh Passes Away: Former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, 74, died Sunday morning in New Delhi from prolonged illness.
- He had been admitted to the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi the second week of August with post-COVID-19 complications.
- He was in treatment for a lung infection and was put on a ventilator on September 6 after his condition worsened. He is survived by three children.
- The five-term Lok Sabha MP representing Vaishali had recently made headlines despite his illness for expressing disappointment at the way his party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, had been run for 32 years.
The number of reported coronavirus cases in India is 48,35,101 at the time of publication of this bulletin with a death toll of 79,647.
- The flame above Baghjan Well No.5 in Tinsukia District, eastern Assam, was domesticated, 110 days after the well suffered a disastrous eruption.
- A blowout is an uncontrolled release of gas at high speed, usually due to equipment failure.
- Oil India Limited (OIL) and foreign experts on Sunday managed to divert gas to two controlled flare wells. This cut off power to the wellhead so that the fire would go out.