23 September 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Published: September 23, 2020

Here are top News Headlines of 23rd September 2020.

INDIA

  • Parliament passes bill to declare five new IIITs in Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur as institutes of national importance, enabling them to award degrees
  • Parliament passes bill to set up the National Forensic Sciences University by upgrading the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University
  • Parliament passes bill to set up the Rashtriya Raksha University in Gujarat
  • Parliament passes Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020
  • Parliament passes Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020
  • India conducts successful flight test of ABHYAS from Odisha test range

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Parliament passes Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill; cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onion and potatoes removed from list of essential commodities
  • Parliament passes Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to decriminalise various compoundable offences and reduce penalties for certain offences
  • Parliament passes The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020; cooperative banks brought under the supervision of RBI
  • Parliament passes Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020
  • Lok Sabha passes three labour bills; companies with less than 300 workers allowed to hire and fire without prior approval

WORLD

  • Ang Rita Sherpa, 1st man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, dies at 72 in Kathmandu
  • NASA announces Artemis Plan to land first woman, next man on moon in 2024
  • World Rhino Day celebrated on September 22

SPORTS

  • Wesley So (US) and Magnus Carlsen (Norway) declared joint winners of St. Louis rapid and blitz online chess in US
  • Sweden’s Armand Duplantis creates new world outdoor record of 6.14 metres in men’s pole vault

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