Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: November 18, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for November 18, 2021.

INDIA

– 21st Indian Ocean Rim Association Annual Council of Ministers’ Meeting held in Dhaka
– Kartarpur Corridor reopens after a 20-month gap; links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district
– IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts), New Delhi organising Kashi Utsav in Varanasi on Nov 16-18

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– CCEA approves continuation of PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana) and RCPLWEA (road connectivity project for left wing extremism affected areas)
– Cabinet clears proposal for mobile services in 7,287 uncovered villages in in 44 Aspirational Districts of 5 states by utilisation of Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)
– Ministry of Food Processing Industry (MoFPI) signs MoU with Department of Animal husbandry and Dairying to improve livestock sector
– Indian Railways gets first pod hotel at Mumbai Central station
– National Export Excellence Awards of the Council for Leather Exports given
– Grants, non-philanthropic donations to attract 18% GST, says Maharashtra bench of the Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR)
– Tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) Chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra extended by one year
– ‘Bengaluru Tech Summit-2021’ being held from Nov 17 to 19

WORLD

– Patrick Radden Keefe wins 50,000 pounds ($67,000) Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction for the book “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty”
– Twitter redesigns warning labels to help users identify fake news, misinformation easily
– European Union top court rules against Polish Justice Minister’s powers to endorse judges for high criminal courts and to end their terms
– Pakistan’s Parliament enacts law to give Kulbhushan Jadhav right to file review appeal against conviction

SPORTS

– India win bronze in compound men’s team event at Asian archery championships in Dhaka
– Sourav Ganguly appointed Chairman of the ICC men’s Cricket Committee

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