21 September 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Published: September 21, 2020

Here are top News Headlines of 21st September 2020.

INDIA

  • Bill to set up National Forensic Sciences University by upgrading the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University passed by Lok Sabha
  • MoU signed between AYUSH Ministry and WCD Ministry for controlling Malnutrition as a part of POSHAN Abhiyaan
  • MD/MS students must serve at a district hospital for three months: Centre
  • Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) system to track COVID-19 vaccine delivery in India

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 passed by parliament; seeks to give freedom to farmers to sell their produce outside the notified APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) market yards (mandis)
  • Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 passed by parliament; seeks to give farmers the right to enter into a contract with agribusiness firms, processors, wholesalers, exporters, or large retailers for the sale of future farming produce at a pre-agreed price
  • Lok Sabha passes Factoring Regulation Amendment Bill to help MSMEs to utilise additional avenues for getting credit facility
  • Lok Sabha passes the Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020
  • India Inc’s business sentiment recovers in July-September: CII Business Confidence Index
  • Internet user base up 3.4% at March-end; Jio leads with 52% market share: TRAI
  • PSBs report 2,867 cases of frauds worth Rs 19,964 cr in April-June quarter: RBI

WORLD

  • India extends $250 mn support to Maldives to overcome impact of Covid-19

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