29 September 2020: Today’s News Headlines

Published: September 29, 2020

Here are top News Headlines of 29th September 2020

INDIA

  • ITBP DG S. S. Deswal given additional charge of National Security Guard (NSG); incumbent A. K. Singh retiring on Sept 30
  • Maharashtra bans sale of unpackaged “loose” cigarettes and beedis as they don’t have health warnings

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 2,290 crore; includes Sig Sauer assault rifles for Army and smart anti- airfield weapon (SAAW) systems for Navy and IAF
  • Defence Minister unveils new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) aimed at encouraging FDI
  • Lakshmi Vilas Bank to be run by 3 independent directors’ panel: RBI
  • BSE joins hands with Yes Bank to empower SMEs through awareness and knowledge-sharing programmes
  • Sterling Biotech bank fraud case: Company owner Sandesara family declared fugitive economic offenders (FEO)

WORLD

  • PMs of India and Denmark (Mette Frederiksen) co-chair Virtual Summit; agree to establish Green Strategic Partnership
  • International Day for Universal Access to Information celebrated by UNESCO on September 28; theme: ‘Leaving No One Behind!’
  • World Rabies Day observed on September 28; theme: ‘End Rabies Collaborate, Vaccinate’

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