22 September 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Published: September 22, 2020

Here are top News Headlines of 22nd September 2020.

INDIA

  • Parliament passes Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020; provides for up to seven years in jail for those attacking healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus
  • Lok Sabha passes Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020; limits administrative expenses drawn from foreign donations to 20%
  • Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu suspends 8 MPs from opposition parties over unruly behaviour
  • Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs: Derek O’Brien and Dola Sen from Trinamool Congress, Sanjay Singh from AAP, Rajeev Satav, Nasir Hussain and Ripun Bora from the Congress, and KK Ragesh and E Kareem from the CPI (M)
  • There can’t be universal policy on right to protest: SC in anti-CAA blockade case in Shaheen Bagh, Delhi
  • Bihar: PM launches ‘Har Gao Mein Optical Fibre’ project to connect state’s all 45,945 villages
  • In a first, two women officers to be deployed on Indian Navy warships; Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh graduated as Observers (airborne tacticians) in the helicopter stream
  • India launches direct cargo ferry service to Maldives from Tuticorin port

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Parliament approves changes in IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code) to protect Covid-stressed firms
  • Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for all six Rabi crops hiked in crop season 2020-21 (July-June)
  • Rabi crops: Wheat, Gram (chana), Rapeseed & Mustard, Lentil (masur), Barley and Safflower
  • Govt sets foodgrain output target at record 301 mn tonnes for 2020-21 crop year

WORLD

  • ‘The Disciple’, Marathi movie directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, wins Amplify Voices Award at Toronto International Film Festival
  • UNGA adopts ‘Declaration on the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations’

SPORTS

  • Italian Open Tennis: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (men’s), Romania’s Simona Halep (women’s) win singles titles

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