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The Ministry has laid out the detailed actions to be undertaken by eligible entities to comply with this decision, within a month. To enable eligible entities to comply with the government decision, they are required to take certain steps, the ministry said.

"As per Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, since 1st December 2017, the FASTag had been made mandatory for all registration of new four-wheeled Vehicles and is being supplied by the Vehicle Manufacturer or their dealers," the release said.

"The bonus will be given in a single instalment, through Direct Benefit Transfer, before Vijayadashami," said Javadekar

The new guidelines for opening up of more activities in areas outside the containment zones will be effective from September 1.

The sources said provision has not been kept for holidays or weekly offs during the 18-day session but a final decision on "no-leaves during the entire session" will be taken at the all-party meeting.

The apex court was hearing a petition filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty seeking directions to transfer the case registered regarding the late actor's death in Bihar's Patna to Mumbai.

The petitions, filed by the foreign nationals from 35 countries, have sought directions to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to remove their names from the blacklist, reinstate their visas and facilitate their return to their respective countries.

The Central government was also directed by the top court to send copies of orders passed on visa cancellation to the petitioners by email to the counsels.

The apex court had, in the last hearing, pulled up the telecom companies as well as the DoT for allegedly failing to move forward with the statutorily payable dues.

The affidavit said that the Central government, state governments, all frontline workers, and the entire nation have responded to and dealt with this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic on a war footing taking care of every aspect of life.