Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: November 18, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for November 18, 2022

INDIA

– Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Centre files review petition against convicts’ release

– C. V. Ananda Bose appointed new Governor of West Bengal

– CEC Rajiv Kumar invited as International Observer for Nov 12 elections in Nepal

– Indian Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande interacts with his French counterpart Gen Pierre Schill in Paris

– National Museum, New Delhi and Kolding Museum, Denmark to open joint exhibition “Silver treasures from Denmark and India” in March next year

– MoS for Finance Bhagwat Karad presents 8th FICCI higher education excellence Awards 2022 in New Delhi

– NTPC wins “GOLD” award at 47th International Convention on Quality Control Circle (ICQCC-2022) in Jakarta

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Electoral bonds worth Rs 10,246 crore sold by SBI since launch in March 2018

– Microfinance sector grew by 16.5-times from Rs 17,264 crore in March 2012 to Rs 2,85,441 crore as of March 2022: MFIN (Microfinance Institutions Network)

– 4th Edition of Indian Chemicals Council (ICC) Sustainability Conclave being held in New Delhi on Nov 17-18

– Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 5th Meeting of Governing Council of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

– 11th CII Big Picture Summit on ‘media and entertainment industry’ organised in New Delhi on Nov 16-17

WORLD

– US: Republican Party wins majority of seats in House of Representatives

– World Philosophy Day celebrated by UNESCO on Nov 17

– Russia and Ukraine agree to extend grain deal by another 120 days; deal allows grain exports from Ukrainian ports through safe corridor in the Black Sea

SPORTS

– 2024 Paris Olympic Games: La Phryge Olympique and la Phryge Paralympique unveiled as mascots, both are red hats with eyes and legs

– 2nd edition of North East Olympic Games concludes in Shillong, Meghalaya; Manipur tops medals tally

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