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South Korean govt will adopt ‘phased recovery of daily life’ from late October to early November, and consider ‘Vaccine Pass’

Seoul [South Korea]: The government re-announced that it is difficult to maintain the current ‘social distancing’ restrictions to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and it will come up with a plan for the phased recovery of daily life.The government suggested from the end of October to the beginning of November as the time to adopt phased recovery of daily life, called the ‘With Corona’ system. “Considering other countries with high vaccination rates, we are reviewing whether to maintain the current social distancing system,” Minister of Health and Welfare Kwon Deok-cheol said at an invitational debate held at the Korea Artist Center in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, on the 28th. “It is quite difficult for the people to continue to comply with the current quarantine restrictions.”He added, “The government is going to come up with measures how to implement current social distancing and quarantine restrictions with experts…

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Monsoon session: Despite continuous disruption, Rajya Sabha passes 2nd highest number of bills since 2014

New Delhi [India]: Despite the highest disruption in the recently concluded monsoon session of Parliament in the last seven years, the number of bills passed per day during this session of Rajya Sabha was the second-highest since 2014, said sources.With over 74 hours and 26 minutes lost due to protests by the Opposition on various issues, the Upper House passed 1.1 bills per day in 17 days sitting. In 2020, when the nation was reeling under the effect of COVID-19, the Rajya Sabha passed 2.5 bills per day, the highest since 2014, during the monsoon session.A total of 19 Bills were passed during the monsoon session in the Upper House, including the Constitutional Amendment 127th Amendment Bill, Tribunals Reforms Bill, Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, Inland Vessels Bill, among others.As per sources, the Central government successfully carried…