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Podcast | Quick look 24: Farm bills passed in the Rajya Sabha, despite Opposition MPs protests

Siddharth Mathew Cherian | Updated on September 20, 2020 Published on September 20, 2020

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Amid uproarious protests by Opposition MPs. The Rajya Sabha, passed the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill on Sunday.

The Centre was in a tough situation as two of its allies, SAD and AIADMK, had opposed the Bills during the discussion.

In other news, The daily Covid-19 cases in India stood at 98,885 in the last 24 hours with the total number of confirmed cases so far going beyond 54 lakh.

With this, the total number of cases in the country has now risen to 54,00,619 and this includes 43,03,043 discharged or recovered patients.

The total number also includes 86,752 deaths in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic till date.

The current case fatality ratio remains at 1.6 per cent.

Nearly 60 per cent of the active cases in India are in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

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Published on September 20, 2020