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The 18-day Parliament Monsoon Session will begin today amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Centre has informed that as many as 18 bills and two financial items will be discussed in this session of the Parliament. However, this Parliament Session will be a little different as the government has scrapped the question hour and the Zero Hour has been cut down to half.

Here are the highlights of September 14:

17:00 pm: We've 23,624 active cases and 3,945 deaths (86% deaths due to comorbidities). COVID19 positivity rate in India is 8.53% and here it's 8.21%. Discharge rate in India is 77% and here it is 86.40%. The situation's getting better but we need to be careful: Mamata Banerjee, CM, West Bengal

16:25 pm: Capacity for domestic crude steel production expanded from 109.85 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in 2014-15 to 142.29 MTPA in 2019-20 while crude steel production has gone up from 88.98 MTPA in 2014-15 to 109.14 MTPA in 2019-20: Ministry of Steel

India was a net exporter of steel in 2019-20 and during the period of April-August 2020, steel exports from India have increased by more than 153% in comparison to the same period in 2019-20: Ministry of Steel

16:00 pm: Ladakh Winter Games should be organized in addition to Ice Hockey matches in the coming years: Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur during an event in Leh

16:00 pm: Lawyer Prashant Bhushan files review petition in the Supreme Court against its judgement convicting him and imposing a fine of Re 1 for criminal contempt of court

15:59 pm: The last date for online nominations/recommendations for Padma Awards to be announced on the occasion of Republic Day, 2021 is tomorrow. Nominations/recommendations for Padma Awards will be received online on the Padma Awards portal: Ministry of Home Affairs

15:34 pm: Following the July fire at Baghjan Oilfield in Assam's Tinsukia, affected families were evacuated to rehabilitation camps set up by the district administration, no casualties reported among local residents. 3 OIL employees lost their lives: Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

15:33 pm: Deepak Kochhar, arrested in connection with ICICI Bank-Videocon Case, tests positive for #COVID19; admitted to AIIMS, Delhi

15:33 pm: Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), the target of 8 crore new LPG connections has been achieved & Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) issued 1306.87 lakh LPG refills to PMUY beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package till Aug'20: Petroleum & Natural Gas Ministry

14:56 pm: Xi Jinping's aggressive moves against India 'unexpectedly flopped' due to fightback by Indian Army: Report

14:42 pm: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will not attend today's session as he has fever since last night: Speaker Ram Niwas Goel in Delhi Assembly

14:40 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of seven projects related to urban infrastructure in Bihar on 15th September via video conferencing: Prime Minister's Office

13:54 pm: Delhi Metro witnessed 3,07,248 journeys on 13 September 2020, Sunday: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

13:54 pm: Himachal Pradesh records 43 new COVID-19 cases and 38 recoveries today, taking the total positive cases in the state to 9,598 so far, including 3,367 active cases, 6,137 recoveries, and 77 deaths: State Health Department, Himachal Pradesh

13:29 pm: Parliament Monsoon Session | LS adjourned till 3 pm tomorrow as Oppn attacks govt over Question hour move

12:55 pm: Headline inflation rate (provisional) based on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for August, 2020 stood at 0.16 % as compared to (-) 0.58 % in the month of July, 2020: Ministry of Commerce & Industry

12:34 pm: 

12:20 pm: Unlock 4.0: Here's when schools will reopen in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai; check state-wise status

12:00 pm: 77,512 recoveries registered in last 24 hours in India taking the total number of recoveries to 37,80,107 and recovery rate to 78%. More than 60% of active cases are concentrated in 5 States- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu: Health Ministry

11:12 am: 4,198 new COVID19 cases, 3,363 recoveries and 11 deaths reported in Odisha on 13th September. The total number of cases stands now at 1,55,005, including 1,18,642 recoveries, 35,673 active cases and 637 deaths: State Health Department, Govt of Odisha

11:12 am: 793 new COVID19 cases, 30 recoveries & 7 deaths reported in Rajasthan in the last 24 hours, taking state's positive case tally to 1,03,201 till date, including 84,548 recoveries, 17,410 active cases & 1,243 deaths so far: State Health Department, Rajasthan

10:46 am: Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Roorkee and light rain intensity of isolated places of Delhi (Preet Vihar) during the next 2 hours: India Meteorological Department

10:07 am: India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 48 lakh mark with a spike of 92,071 new cases and 1,136 deaths reported in the last 24 hours

The total case tally stands at 48,46,428 including 9,86,598 active cases, 37,80,108 cured or discharged or migrated and 79,722 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

9:50 am: From PM Modi to Mayors and Sarpanchs, China monitoring over 10,000 Indians: Report

9:38 am: Sensex soars 369.95 points, currently at 39,224.50

9:14 am: RSP's N Premachandran has given Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha over the 'inclusion of names of prominent leaders in Delhi Police chargesheet on Delhi riots'

9:13 am: DMK and CPI(M) have given Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha over 'suicide of 12 teenage students due to NEET'

9:00 am: 

8:52 am: I believe that all members of the Parliament will give an unequivocal message that the country stands with our soldiers: PM Modi

8:47 am: Jab tak dawai nahi tab tak koi dhilai nahi. We want that a vaccine be developed at the earliest from any corner of the world, our scientists succeed and we succeed in bringing everyone out of this problem: PM Modi

8:45 am: Parliament session is beginning in distinct times. There's Corona and there's duty. MPs chose the path to duty. I congratulate and express gratitude to them. This time RS-LS will be held at different times in a day. It'll be held on Saturday-Sunday too. All MPs accepted this: PM Modi

8:30 am: On Hindi Diwas today, I express my gratitude to all those who contributed to the strengthening of the language. I also appeal to people of the country to contribute towards promotion and protection of Hindi language along with their mother tongue: Home Minister Amit Shah

8:14 am: Ex-JNU student leader Umar Khalid arrested in connection with northeast Delhi riots, reports PTI

7:49 am: Light to moderate rain likely to occur over and adjoining areas of Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur and Deoband. Light rain would occur over isolated places of North-East Delhi (Badli, Model Town, Azadpur, Burari) during the next 2 hour: India Meteorological Department

7:24 am: Parliament Monsoon Session to begin on Monday; 45 bills to be taken up in 18 sittings

7:19 am: Parliament Monsoon Session will begin today  

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma