Current Affairs – September 17, 2020 [Today’s News Headlines]

Here are top Current Affairs News Headlines of September 17, 2020.

INDIA

  • Parliament passes Bill for giving ‘national importance’ tag to Jamnagar, Gujarat-based Ayurveda institutes
  • UP: In nutrition month, families with malnourished children to be given cows by state govt
  • AP: Tirupati Lok Sabha MP and YSR Congress Party leader Balli Durga Prasad Rao Garu dies in Chennai at 65
  • Renowned arts scholar Kapila Vatsyayan dies in Delhi at 91

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Lok Sabha passes Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill empowering RBI to regulate the banking activities of cooperative societies
  • Tata Projects wins bid to construct a new parliament building at a cost of Rs 861.90 crore
  • Former RBI Governor Amitabha Ghosh dies at 90
  • SBI, Titan Company launch contactless payment services through watches called Titan Pay
  • Apple launches Watch Series 6 with built-in sensor to monitor blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels
  • India economy to contract by 10.2% in 2020-21; world economy to decline by 4.5% in 2020: OECD

WORLD

  • Israel, UAE, Bahrain sign Abraham Accord
  • Japan: Yoshihide Suga voted as the new PM by the country’s Parliament
  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed on September 16; theme: ‘Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection’
  • Mira Nair wins Jeff Skoll Award for Impact Media at Toronto International Film Festival
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