26 September 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Here are top News Headlines of 26th September 2020.


  • Voting for Bihar assembly elections on Oct 28, Nov 3, Nov 7; counting on Nov 10: EC
  • National Medical Commission replaces Medical Council of India; Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma is first Chairman
  • India-Japan maritime exercise (JIMEX) being held in the Arabian Sea on September 26-28
  • Telangana: 426 m ‘Cable Stayed Bridge’ constructed across Durgam Cheruvu Lake inaugurated in Hyderabad
  • J&K: Foundation stone of Post-Harvest Management Centre for Medicinal Plants laid at Bhaderwah
  • Foundation Day (Sept 25) of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) celebrated as “Kaushal Se Kal Badlenge”
  • Kerala wins UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) award for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases
  • Playback singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam dies in Chennai 74; awarded Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2011


  • Government operationalises ‘Faceless Income Tax Appeals’ system
  • Centre unveils design of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor; top speed: 180 km/hr
  • Rs 20,000 cr tax dispute: Vodafone wins arbitration case against India
  • IRDAI identifies LIC, GIC, New India Assurance systemically important insurers; will subject them to enhanced regulatory supervision
  • DRDO kick starts key process for production of Pinaka missiles, launchers with the handing over of details to DGQA (Directorate General of Quality Assurance)
  • ED attaches assets worth ₹225.17 crore in a case of cheating against Bengaluru-based Sree Kanva Souharda Co-Operative Credit Limited (SKSCCL) and its founder N. Nanjundaiah
  • KVIC appoints Fashion Design Council of India Chairman Sunil Sethi as advisor
  • Centre sanctions 670 electric buses, 241 charging stations under Phase-II of the ‘FAME India’ Scheme
  • FAME is Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles
  • Foreign exchange reserves touch lifetime high of USD 545.038 billion in the week ended September 18
  •  ADB approves 2 loans totalling USD 570 million for urban sector projects in Rajasthan and MP


  • Antonov An-26 military plane carrying air force cadets crashes in Ukraine, killing 22
  • Swami Pratyagbodhananda of U.S.-based Arsha Vidya Gurukulam dies at 69


  • Foundation stone of ‘Centre for Disability Sports’ laid at Gwalior (MP)




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