Current Affair dated: 30.09.2020
1. Syeda Anwara Taimur Passes away
Syeda Anwara Taimur, passed away on 28th Septemeber 2020 in Australia. She was the First and only Lady, CM of Assam for a breif period starting from 6 December 1980 to 30 June 1981. She was the leader of the Indian National Congress party in Assam and a member of All India Congress Committee (AICC).
Political Career of Syeda Anwara Taimur
She was elected as a Congress MLA four times in her career, with her first election 1972 and became a member of Rajya Sabha in 2011.
2. Sonu Sood Awarded Sonu Sood Awarded with Special Humanitarian Action Award by UNDP
Sonu Sood was honored with the prestgious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Develpoment Programme (UNDP) on 28th September 2020 during a virutal ceremony.
Why was Soonu Sood Awarded with SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award?
Sonu Sood has selflessly helped lakhs of Migrant workers, students abroad during the Covid-19 Pandemic in India. He has also been providing free education and medical facilities to the under-privileged.
3. ITBP chief S S Deswal given additional charge of NSG DG
ITBP Director General has been given additional charge of counter terrorism force National Security Gaurd (NSG) as its incumbent cheif A K Singh retires on Septemebr 30.
This is second time that General Deswal (1984-batch Indian Police Service officer) has been directed to lead the NSG.
About National Security Guard:
The NSG was raised as the federal contingency force in 1984 to undertake specific counter-terrorism operations and hijack-like incidents.
4. All India Football Federation awards 2019-20 announced
All India Football Federation (AIFF) awards 2019-20202 announced on 29.10.2020.
Gurpreet Kaur, Indian men's team Goalkeeper has won the AIFF Player of the year award in men's category.
Sanju Yadav, from Haryana won the AIFF Player of the year award in the women's category.
Important take aways for all competitive exmas:
- President of AIFF: Praful Patel.
- AIFF Founded: 23 June 1937.
- FIFA affiliation of AIFF: 1948
- Headquaters of AIFF: Dwarka, Delhi.