30th September 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-10-01

? World Heart Day is celebrated every year on 29 September.

? SBI Card announced the launch of its new brand campaign, Contactless Connections that spreads the message that love and care can be shared even during this difficult period where social distancing is the norm.

? This year we celebrate the first ever observance of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. It also comes during the global COVID-19 pandemic, that has brought about a global wake-up on the need to transform and rebalance the way our food is produced and consumed.

? Maharashtra’s Palghar district issued a ‘Congo fever’ alert on September 29, 2020 after the virus was found in some of the neighbouring districts in Gujarat.

? India’s Reliance Industries Ltd. informed on September 30, 2020, that a private equity firm General Atlantic is all set to invest Rs. 36.75 billion in Reliance Retail Ventures, for a 0.84% stake in its retail arm.

? The World Health Organisation (WHO) praised the Odisha state government recently for its efficient COVID-19 management, despite witnessing a huge influx of migrants and tackling Cyclone Amphan during the crisis phase.

? The Tamil Nadu government on September 29, 2020 extended the COVID-19 lockdown till October 31, 2020, with more ease in restrictions. The announcement was made by the state’s Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

? The satellite that detected the first extreme-UV rays in the Universe from the cosmic noon celebrated its 5th birthday, September 28, 2020.

? The Union Home Ministry has sanctioned three new National Investigation Agency (NIA) branches. They will be at Imphal, Chennai and Ranchi.

? Indian men’s team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and women’s squad’s mid-fielder Sanju were on Friday declared the winners of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Footballer of the Year awards for the 2019-20 season.

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