25th September 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-09-26

? Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed former Union Bank of India general manager AK Dixit as the new administrator of crisis-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank with effect from September 23. The present administrator Jai Bhagwan Bhoria has stepped down on September 22 due to health reasons.

? The counting of votes of the Bihar General Elections 2020 will take place on November 10, 2020. The Bihar Election Schedule was announced by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on September 25, 2020.

? Teenager Khushi Chindaliya from Surat, Gujarat, was recently appointed as the Regional Ambassador for India by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Tunza Eco-Generation (TEG). An avid nature lover and passionate environmentalist, she will work with the TEG on various environmental awareness programmes till February 2021.

? The Bihar General Elections 2020 will be held in three phases on October 28th, November 3rd and November 7th respectively, as per the announcement by the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on September 25, 2020.

? The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday conducted successful flight-tests of the indigenously-designed Abhyas High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) in Balasore. It said in a statement that during trials for the interim test range, two demonstrator vehicles were successfully test flown.

? Kerala on September 23, 2020 received an award from the United Nations for its “outstanding contribution” towards preventing and controlling the spread of non-communicable diseases.

? President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for the year 2018-19 from Rashtrapati Bhawan through virtual mode.

? The 51st annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which was earlier scheduled to start from November 20, 2020, in Goa has now been postponed to 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will now take place from January 16th to 24th, 2021 in Goa.

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