The 18-day Monsoon Session of Parliament began from September 14

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It is being held amid unprecedented precautionary measures against COVID-19 due to a continuing spike in cases

The session is being held amid many firsts, including sitting of the two Houses in shifts without any off day...

...and entry only to those having a negative COVID-19 report and compulsory wearing of masks during the session

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Around 30 members of Parliament and 50 other staffers also tested positive for coronavirus as they took mandatory Covid test

Here are the highlights of the session (Sept 14-15):

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1.

The session will not have Question Hour, during which Members of Parliament ask questions to ministers and hold them accountable for the functioning of their ministries

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2.

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, MPs register their attendance using the 'Attendance Register' App

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3.

Salary, Allowance and Pension for Members of the Parliament bill introduced in Lok Sabha

4.

Govt introduces Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 in Lok Sabha to replace existing Ordinance

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5.

Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan gave Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over an 'alleged conspiracy to defame the film industry'

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6.

The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill 2020 passed in Rajya Sabha