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

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


  • One more person tested positive for Nipah infection in Kerala, taking the total number of infected persons to six.
  • Chief Minister M.K. Stalin launched the Kalaignar Magalir Urimai Thogai Thittam, the basic income scheme for women.
  • Manipur approves compensation plan for women victims and survivors of sexual assault and other crimes.
  • Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) gives nod to buy 12 Su-30 jets, other military equipment.
  • Telangana to launch free breakfast scheme in schools for students of Classes 1 to 10.
  • The fourth Earth-bound manoeuvre of the Aditya-L1, India’s first solar observatory mission, was performed successfully.
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi announced special one-time awards, commemorating 75 years of Independence, to 84 artists who are above the age of 75.


  • India’s foreign trade hit a fresh trough in August at $24.16 billion, with goods exports shrinking for the seventh successive month.
  • Finance Ministry notified the constitution of 31 Appellate Tribunals across 28 States and eight UTs for the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • IRS officer Rahul Navin was appointed in-charge Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).


  • India has reached out to Australia seeking to restock monoclonal antibody doses to combat the Nipah virus.
  • Burkina Faso’s military junta has ordered the French Embassy’s defence attache to leave the country
  • U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to hold hearing on religious freedom in India on September 20.
  • U.S. auto workers’ union launched a targeted strike at three factories .


  • Tata Steel Chess: G. Teswaini claimed the championship in the classical event, before Bommini Mounika Akshaya won the blitz title.
  • Riya Sachdeva won a double crown in the Asian under-16 tennis championship.
  • Indian Oil was roped in as title sponsor for MotoGP Bharat.



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