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

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


  • Yuva Utsav has been organised in Mizoram on theme of ‘Panch Pran of Amrit Kaal- India @2047’.
  • Rajasthan announces formation of 19 new districts and 3 new divisional headquarters.
  • PM Modi with Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate first cross-border energy pipeline between two countries.
  • Sites in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and U.P have been selected to set up new textile parks, under PM Mega Integrated Textile Regions and Apparel (PM MITRA) scheme.
  • Indian Army is set to host the second edition of the Africa-India field training exercise (AFINDEX-23).


  • OECD raises India’s FY24 growth forecast by 20 basis points to 5.9% in its latest interim outlook released titled “Fragile Recovery”.
  • As liquidity tightens, RBI injects Rs 1 trillion for largest infusion in 4 years; This is the first time since 2019 that RBI has infused more than Rs 1 trillion.
  • India’s foreign exchange reserves fall $2.4 billion to $560 billion in the week ended March 10.
  • Union Cabinet approves listing of IREDA on stock exchange through IPO route.
  • Centre sets accounting norm for States, Union territories and the Union government for adjustments to past errors.


  • Ram Sahaya Prasad Yadav elected as Nepal’s third Vice President.
  • Covid found in raccoon dogs in China, strengthening the case for the natural origin of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • International Criminal Court (ICC) issues arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin over Ukraine war crimes
  • The UK Space Agency (UKSA) said it would back research by Rolls-Royce looking at the use of nuclear power on the moon.


  • All England Badminton Championships: Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand to play women’s doubles semi-final.
  • Hardik Singh and Savita Punia won the Balbir Singh Sr. Award for the Player of the Year 2022 at the fifth Hockey India annual awards.



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