New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The 18-day Monsoon Session of the Parliament is underway amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis in the country. It is expected that the opposition today will try to corner the government over non-payment of GST compensation to states.

Apart from this, the Parliament might also discuss about the ongoing coronavirus crisis today that has claimed over 83,000 lives in India so far. On Thursday, the government, however, had asserted that situation in India is under control, noting that the country will get its first vaccine against coronavirus in the beginning of 2021.

Here are the highlights from the fifth day of the Parliament Monsoon Session:

16:18 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned after protests from opposition over MoS Finance Anurag Thakur's Nehru-Gandhi remark 

16:15 pm: Nehru ji ordered the creation of Prime Minister's National Relief Fund in 1948 like a royal order but its registration has not been done even till today. How did it get FCRA clearance?, says MoS Finance Anurag Thakur

16:04 pm: Opposing PM Cares Fund, just for the sake of it, is like they opposed EVMs and then lost many elections. They subsequently termed Jan Dhan, demonetization, Triple Talaq and GST as bad. They find defect in everything, truth is their intention is defected, says MoS Finance Anurag Thakur

15:40 pm: Since the PM CARES Fund has the name of the institution of the Prime Minister attached to it, wouldn't it have been more appropriate if this fund would have been created through legislation rather than as a public trust, says Congress' Manish Tewari 

15:14 pm: Lok Sabha proceedings have begun

13:38 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 9:00 am tomorrow

13:20 pm: Rajya Sabha passes Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill 2020

13:17 pm: Delegation of Rajya Sabha members, including Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Dr Vikas Mahatme and Dr Bhagwat Karad, hands over a representation to National Human Rights Commission on recent human rights violations by Maharashtra State officials on different dates and at different places 

13:08 pm: Rajya Sabha extended as MPs discuss the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill

12:41 pm: I support the salary cut, but object to the suspension of MPLAD funds. This money is used to help the people in our constituencies, says Samajwaadi Party MP from Uttar Pradesh Vishambhar Prasad Nisha

12:15 pm: Discussion on Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill begins

12:10 pm: Rajya Sabha passes Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020

12:00 pm: A member of the House called the reform and regulation of the Indian systems of medicine being undertaken through the bills, as promoting 'quackery'. I am pained by the use of this word: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha

11:24 am: This is one more attempt of this govt to strike at roots of federalism. From the day they assumed office, most Bills passed have taken away powers of state government, says DMK MP T Siva on Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill and Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bil

Standing Committee has very clearly stated that there is no representation of State Medical Councils in the Advisory Council. So, it is recommended that there should be a provision for representation of elected members of State Medical Councils, he adds

10:32 am: Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan moves up Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020

"Central council of homeopathy failed in its responsibility..it did not cooperated with government in carrying out its duties," says Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan 

10:30 am: Bills for consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha

- The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020

- The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

- The Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

- The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020

- The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020

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9:51 am: Congress MP K Suresh gives Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha over lathi-charge on Kerala States Union and Youth Congress workers during protests, deteriorating law and order situation in the state and demand for Home Ministry to intervene

9:15 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 9.30 am

9:15 am: I refer with profound sorrow to the passing away of Ashok Gasti, who was a sitting member of this House from Karnataka. The country has lost an able parliamentarian: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu

9:10 am: Rajya Sabha proceedings begin 

8:57 am: Rajya Sabha proceedings will begin shortly

8:54 am: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut gives Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over farmers' agitation over ban on the export of onion

8:50 am: CPI(M) MP KK Ragesh gives Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over non-payment of GST compensation to states

8:45 am: BJP MP Ashok Bajpai gives Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over 'the issue of missing children'

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma