Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 16, 2023

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 16, 2023


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a new scheme to help the urban poor build houses in cities.
  • Prime Minister announced Vishwakarma Yojana scheme for artisans, with an allocation of up to ₹15,000 crore to help skill development among the youth.
  • Karnataka announces that the state will release 10 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.
  • Bindeshwar Pathak, Sulabh International founder, Padma Bhushan recipient, and social worker passed away.
  • Himachal Pradesh: Many houses collapsed and 12 persons were dead due to heavy rain and landslides.
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is organizing Youth 20 Summit in Varanasi.
  • Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde launches a mobile app and WhatsApp helpline for Chief Minister’s Medical Assistance Fund.


  • India’s June exports tally raised by USD 1.4 billion.
  • India’s imports from Russia doubled to USD 20.4 bn in April-July period of this fiscal.
  • SBI Research: India’s FY47 per capita income to be at Rs 14.9 lakh a year.


  • India and China agree to resolve remaining issues, says Ministry of External Affairs.
  • US Former President Donald Trump indicted for colluding to overturn 2020 poll results.
  • Afghanistan’s Taliban government marked the second anniversary of their return to power.


  • Four Indian chess players enter the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Cup 2023.
  • Aditi Swami becomes first Indian to clinch individual World Title at World Archery Championships.
  • Djokovic falls in first U.S. match since 2021 as he loses in doubles.


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