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Jan 22, 2020, 10.05 PM IST



Winter session: Lok Sabha productivity at 116%; for Rajya Sabha 99%

The Lok Sabha recorded productivity of 116 per cent in the winter session while for Rajya Sabha it was at 99 per cent, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Friday, the last day of the session.

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  • Dense fog across north India disrupted flight and train operations in the region, also impacting air and rail services elsewhere in the country.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 107th session of Indian Science Congress in Bangalore on Friday. Earlier yesterday, he launched five Young Scientists Laboratories of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    The final dates will be notified by the government after the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) recommends the dates for the session. A meeting of the CCPA is likely to be held soon. The budget session will start with President's address to the joint sitting of Parliament and the Economic Survey is likely to be presented on the same day.

    The survey revealed that consumer internet, food delivery and financial services will continue to be the most hotly contested categories. Many respondents see consolidation next year, with a few highlighting that these mergers and acquisitions will primarily be investor-led.

    Crude oil for February delivery was down Rs 38, or 0.84 per cent, at Rs 4,498 per barrel.

    A decision in this connection was taken at the cabinet meeting here on Sunday, a Chief Minister's Office press release said. The cabinet also decided to recommend to the Governor to convene the special session.

    The Safdarjung Observatory, whose reading is considered the official marking for the city, recorded 2.4 degrees Celsius in the morning. The same temperature was recorded on December 30, 2013. Before that the coldest day in December was December 11, 1996 when minimum temperature recorded at the observatory was 2.3 degrees Celsius.

    As the temperature in the national capital continued to dip resulting in bone-chilling winter for Delhiites, several homeless people were seen spending night at a shelter home set up at Sarai Kale Khan area last night.

    According to State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC), Delhi, the peak power demand reached 5,343 MW at 11.11 AM on January 1 when the minimum temperature was 2.4 degrees Celsius, the lowest in the last six years.

    The political scuffle in Maharashtra may affect the Winter Session sitting at Parliament which is scheduled on Tuesday. Some Congress Parliamentarian held a meeting in Delhi on Sunday and decided to stage protests in both the Houses of Parliament from Monday even while keeping an eye on the developments in the Supreme Court.

    The Parliament's Winter Session starting on Monday is expected to witness much heat as the Opposition looks to corner the Union government o...

    Once the higher range gets broken Nifty will be in uncharted territory.

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