20th October 2020

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Daily NEWS Summary: 21.09.2020

Rajya Sabha suspends eight opposition MPs

The Rajya Sabha suspended eight opposition members for the remainder of the monsoon session on Monday. Members include Derek O’Brien and Dola Sen of Trinamool Congress, Sanjay Singh of AAP, MPs Rajeev Satav, Syed Naseer Hussain and Ripun Bora, and CPI (M) members K.K. Ragesh and Elamaram Kareem.

  • Hours earlier, Rajya Sabha’s chairman, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, had not allowed a vote of no confidence against Vice-President Harivansh, arguing that such a motion required 14 days’ notice.
  • The Rajya Sabha was suspended without taking office as opposition members protested the suspension of the eight MPs. Members were suspended after the parliamentary affairs minister tabled a motion in his favor, citing their rebellious behavior against the vice president during the vote on farm bills on Sunday.
  • Two of the three agriculture-related laws put to the test by the Narendra Modi government, aimed at liberalizing the agricultural sector, were passed by the Rajya Sabha by oral vote on Sunday amid an outcry as political parties opposition protested vigorously, because they were denied a split (individual vote on the bill) when the bills were passed.
  • Congress, Trinamool Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Samajwadi Party, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Aam Aadmi Party and the two left-wing parties opposed the bills, calling on the government to send – them to a parliamentary group. for a closer look. Suspended opposition MPs have announced they will be hosting an overnight DNA outside Parliament.

Opposition parties to petition president against farm bills

Opposition parties met on Monday before the convening of the parliamentary session and decided to petition the president under article 111 of the constitution, urging him not to consent to the two agricultural bills passed in RajyaSabha.

  • Article 111 of the Constitution deals with the presidential approval of a bill. “After serious deliberation this morning, we have come to the conclusion that the passage of the two bills was flawed and that the only recourse we have is to ask the president not to consent to these bills,” said a senior leader of the opposition.
  • Opposition parties argued that the bills were passed in Rajya Sabha after 1 p.m., the time scheduled for the end of the session. In addition, they claimed that the time of the House was extended without taking the meaning of the House and therefore the extension was not valid.
  • “It is a fact that when the members asked for a vote on the statutory resolution, they were in their place and there was no reason to deny them the vote,” added the leader.
  • His petition to the president is likely to become the basis of a legal challenge to the adoption of these two bills.

The Prime Minister keeps talking about bills

Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued today to speak about the two new bills that have been passed, calling them “historic”.

  • He also said that previous agricultural laws had hampered the country’s farmers and that middlemen were taking advantage of these archaic laws.
  • But now, thanks to the reforms, new freedom has been given to the country’s farmers, who “will have more options to sell their produce anywhere” in the country. “They [the farmers] can sell their produce at the local mandis [markets] or beyond,” Modi said.
  • Making an indirect reference to the protest of opposition parties against the new approved farm bills, Modi said: “Some people are protesting against these reform bills because their control over farmers has disappeared.”
  • The Prime Minister has again declared that there will be no change in the minimum support price (MSP). “These people [opponents of agricultural laws] are also deceiving farmers about the MSP, but I want to clarify that the MSP will continue to operate as before,” Modi said.
  • Meanwhile, the Center on Monday approved an increase in the MSP for rabi crops. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).
  • Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in Lok Sabha that the CCEA has approved the increase in the MSP of six rabi crops and that the MSP of wheat will increase from Rs. 50 per cwt to Rs. 1,975 per quintal.

India, China start military talks to end Ladakh shock

India cannot meet with China in the midst of the disengagement process because the country must maintain troops to protect the territory, an official source said, as the sixth round of corps commander-level talks have taken place.

  • Conversations started around 9:30 am. on the Chinese side in Moldo, a defense source said. According to official sources, India’s program in the talks is to get China to agree to withdraw from all hot spots, with a timetable for the disinduction of mechanized and motorized divisions, the withdrawal of Chinese forces from Depsang to Pangong Tso and unhindered access at all Indian forces patrol points.
  • India also demands strict adherence to established protocols for troop size in the Line of Effective Control (LAC). “Not only the disconnection, but also the disintegration,” added the official.

First, two female officers pilot helicopters from a boat

Second Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Second Lieutenant Riti Singh would be the first airborne tactical women in India to operate from the deck of the warship.

  • They graduated from the Indian Navy Observer Course at Kochi Southern Naval Command on Monday. They will use naval helicopters, an area governed by male officers. They both have computer engineering degrees and enlisted in the Navy in 2018.
  • Second Lieutenant Singh, originally from Hyderabad, is the third generation of his family to serve in the military. Her grandfather was in the army and his father in the navy. “My dream was to decorate the white uniform,” she says.
  • For Second Lieutenant Tyagi, who is from Ghaziabad, the navy was dealing with water until he joined the force. “I was motivated to join the Naval Aviation Wing after learning of the death of an officer, Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat in 2015 in an accident with a Navy plane. Navy personnel work on land, in the air and in the water, and that was a challenge that I wanted to take on, ”she said.
  • Two other female officers, 2nd Lt. Afnan Sheikh and 2nd Lt. Kreeshma R, also graduated on Monday. They would operate the Navy’s fixed-wing aircraft, an area where women already operate.

The number of coronavirus cases reported in India was 55,53,850 at the time of publication of this NEWS summary, with a death toll of 88,962.

  • A Delhi court on Monday rejected a request by former JNU student leader Umar Khalid for permission to reunite with his family while in detention. Khalid was arrested on September 13 under the strict Illicit Activities (Prevention) Act, in a case of community violence in northeast Delhi in February. He is in police custody until September 24.
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