25 September 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Published: September 25, 2020

Here are top News Headlines of 24th September 2020.

INDIA

  • Indian Navy, Royal Australian Navy hold Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in East Indian Ocean Region (IOR)
  • Surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile test fired at night in Odisha; nuclear capable missile has range of 350 km
  • Former Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Dr. Sekhar Basu dies at 65
  • Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi dies from Covid-19 at 65; was Lok Sabha MP from Belagavi in Karnataka.
  • Kannada film comedian Rockline Sudhakar passes away at 65
  • Karnataka: Congress MLA B. Narayan Rao dies from Covid-19 at 65
  • 40% of toilets surveyed by CAG in government schools non-existent, unused

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Govt allows states to spend 50% of disaster response fund to fight Covid-19
  • CAG slams French companies Dassault, MBDA for not fulfilling Rafale offset terms
  • IAF bought uncertified engines for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) at inflated prices from Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) in 2010: CAG
  • Government notifies standards for safety evaluation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

WORLD

  • World Maritime Day celebrated on September 24; theme: ‘Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet’
  • G4 (India, Brazil, Japan, and Germany) countries call for decisive push for UN Security Council reforms
  • EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar addresses World Economic Forum Development Impact Summit
  • EAM Dr S Jaishankar participates in Special Ministerial Meeting of FMs of CICA (Conference on Interaction & Confidence Building Measures in Asia)
  • UN, Britain to co-host a global climate summit on Dec 12
  • Nobel Prize winners to get $110,000 more as prize money increased
  • Legendary French singer Juliette Greco dies at 93

SPORTS

  • Former Australian batsman Dean Jones dies at 59; played in 52 Tests and 164 ODIs
  • PM launches Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols on 1st anniversary of the Fit India Movement

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