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Current Affairs Date: 30 September 2020

National:
  • India successfully test fired a new version of the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a complex-III of the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha on 30th September, 2020.
    Its range is about 400 km. It has featuring indigenous booster and airframe section along with many other ‘Made in India’ sub-systems.
Appointment:
  • On 30th September, 2020, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced filmmaker Shekhar Kapur as the new President of FTII Society and Chairman of the governing council of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. His tenure will be till 3rd March, 2023.
International:
  • Kuwait’s ruler Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah died in US, on 29th September, 2020. He was 91. After the death of ruler, Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah became new ruling emir. He has sworn on country’s highest post on 30th September, 2020.
  • Amsterdam and Helsinki became the first cities in the world to launch open AI registers on 28th September 2020. The registers would help ensure that the AI used in public services operates on the same principles of responsibility, transparency, and security as other local government activities.
Award:
  • The fourth annual Citizen Diplomacy Award was presented to Mr. Mohamed Amin Ahmed, Founder, Chairman, and Executive Director of “Average Mohamed,” and two co-runners up, the Sehgal Foundation and Tempe Sister Cities on September 30, 2020. The award was presented by Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs Aaron Ringel. India’s Sehgal Foundation was selected for co-runners up for its human rights and women’s empowerment work in rural Indian communities.
Sports:
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee has named Mikako Kotani as its new sports director. She will take over the position on Oct 1. She had won two bronze medals in synchronized swimming at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. Synchronized swimming now called artistic swimming.
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