30 September 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Here are top News Headlines of 30th September 2020


  • Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur appointed President of Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
  • Sonu Sood receives SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by UNDP
  • Amnesty International halts India operations after govt. freeze on its bank accounts
  • Syeda Anwara Taimur, Congress leader and Assam’s only woman chief minister (1980-81), dies at 84
  • Ideal weight now 5kg more: 65kg for men, 55kg for women — Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition (NIN)
  • Astrosat, India’s first multi-wavelength astronomical observatory, completes 5 years of imaging celestial objects in space
  • NITI Aayog fine tuning indicators used in ranking 112 most backward districts every month under ADP (Aspirational Districts Programme): CEO Amitabh Kant


  • Rajnath Singh launches Defence India Startup Challenge-4, releases PMA (Product Management Approach) guidelines for iDEX (Innovations for Defence Excellence) ecosystem
  • Hurun India Rich list 2020: Mukesh Ambani tops for ninth consecutive year
  • P. D. Vaghela to take charge as new Chairman of TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) for 3-year term from Sept 30
  • MECL (Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited) starts exploration of the Kolar Gold Fields in Karnataka after gap of 16 years


  • Kuwait’s ruler Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah dies at 91
  • World Heart Day observed on Sept 29; theme: ‘Use Heart To Beat Cardiovascular Disease’
  • 1st International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste celebrated on Sept 29; theme: “Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet”


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