24 September 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Published: September 24, 2020

Here are top News Headlines of 24th September 2020.

INDIA

  • Parliament passes Bill for inclusion of Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi in the list of official languages in J&K UT in addition to the existing Urdu and English
  • Indigenously developed laser-guided anti-tank guided missile of 4 km range test fired from MBT Arjun Tank by DRDO in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
  • EAM S. Jaishankar addresses 15th CII-Exim Bank digital conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership
  • PM Modi, Ayushmann Khurrana in Time’s magazine list of ‘100 Most Influential People’ of 2020

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Parliament passes Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020; limits administrative expenses drawn from foreign donations to 20% as against the current 50%
  • Parliament passes three labour reform bills that will remove impediments for winding up of companies and allow firing of staff without government permission in firms with up to 300 workers
  • Parliament passes the Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020
  • Lok Sabha passes the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 to provide for regulation, operation and planning of major ports in the country

WORLD

  • International Day of Sign Languages observed on September 23
  • Michael Lonsdale, who played James Bond villain in Moonraker (1979), dies at 8

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