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The bill gives the Centre the power to designate certain commodities like food items, fertilisers and petroleum products as essential commmodities and regulate their production, supply, distribution, and trade.
The Home Ministry told the Lok Sabha the lockdown helped prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reads out statement in Parliament, saying violent conduct of Chinese forces has been in complete violation of all agreed norms.
Lok Sabha MP Hanuman Beniwal was tested at the Lok Sabha ahead of the monsoon session and diagnosed as Covid positive. A test in Jaipur subsequently came back negative.
As many as 17 Lok Sabha and seven Rajya Sabha MPs tested positive on the first day of the Parliament’s monsoon session.
As the House assembled for the first time since the pandemic started, Speaker Om Birla paid tributes to departed leaders and security personnel who have died since March.
On opening day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, Dr Harsh Vardhan says 5.8% Covid patients required oxygen therapy, while 1.7% needed intensive care.
Modi government decided there will be no Question Hour this monsoon session as a part of the changes implemented due to Covid. But MPs say this robs them of their inherent right.
The appointments come ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, which is likely to commence from 14 September and is seen as a move to strengthen Congress' team of floor leaders.
This is the first time in the history of Indian Parliament that members of the Upper House will be seated in both chambers and galleries during the session.