Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 14, 2023

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 14, 2023

INDIA

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone of Downstream Petrochemical Complex and Refinery Expansion Project, at BPCL’s Bina Refinery in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Nipah cases rise to 5 in Kerala; 789 contacts are being kept under watch.
  • Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launches the Swachhata Special Campaign 3.0 Portal.
  • India becomes the 13th country in world that can issue Internationally Accepted OIML (International Organization of Legal Metrology) Certificates.
  • The flagship e-Courts project completes full circle with Supreme Court of India onboarding the National Judicial Data Grid portal.
  • 4th G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group Meeting concludes in Varanasi with finalisation of the G20 Sustainable Finance Report, 2023.

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • India marks one year of launch of National Logistics Policy on 17th September 2023
  • Ministry of Defence leads as top procurer on Government e-Marketplace (GeM); Contributes 16 percent of the overall Gross Merchandise Value.
  • Annual rate of inflation based on all India Wholesale Price Index for August, 2023 stands at (-) 0.52%.

WORLD

  • Europe’s central bank hikes interest rates again, even as threat of recession grows.
  • US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced it will hold a hearing on religious freedom in India next week.
  • The death toll in Libya’s coastal city of Derna has soared to 11,300 as search efforts continue.

SPORTS

  • Shooting: 16-member Indian contingent to take part in ISSF World Cup, starting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Badminton: Ashwini Ponnappa-Tanisha Crasto enter pre-quarterfinals of Hong Kong Open.
  • Asia Cup: India enters final after beating Sri Lanka by 41 runs in Super Four match.

 


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