Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: November 18, 2023

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for November 18, 2023


  • Voter turnout crosses 74% in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh elections.
  • Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed the Haryana government’s law guaranteeing 75% reservation for local people in private sector jobs in the State.
  • Rescue work to reach the 40 trapped workers in the Uttarkashi tunnel has been halted due to a technical snag in the drilling machine.
  • Senior IPS officer Alok Sharma was appointed Director of the Special Protection Group (SPG).
  • WHO and the Ministry of Ayush signed the Traditional and Complementary Medicine ‘Project Collaboration Agreement’.
  • India conducted the second edition of the Voice of Global South Summit (VOGSS) in a virtual format.


  • Government approves 27 manufacturers under Production Linked Incentive scheme (PLI) Scheme – 2.0 For IT Hardware.
  • UCO Bank says it recovered about 79% of the money that was erroneously credited to some of its accounts via the Immediate Payment Service (IMPS).
  • India’s market for technical textiles is targeted to touch USD 40 billion by 2030 from the current USD 23 billion: Ministry of Textiles.


  • ‘Hallucinate’ is the Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2023.
  • In 2022, an estimated 11 lakh children in India missed their vital first dose of the measles vaccine: CDC-WHO Report.
  • The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission by the European Space Agency (ESA), observed a luminous Martian night sky in the optical spectrum.
  • NASA’s Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) experiment successfully transmitted and received data beyond the Moon using a near-infrared laser.
  • United States and the Philippines signed an agreement that permits Washington to export nuclear technology and material to Manila.


  • Carlos Alacraz sets up an semi-final meeting with Novak Djokovic after beating Daniil Medvedev and topping the Red Group.
  • Jannik Sinner defeated Daniil Medvedev to become the first Italian man to reach the summit clash at the ATP Finals.
  • India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden suffered a straight-sets defeat in the semifinals of the ATP Finals men’s doubles event.



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