Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: March 17, 2023

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  • Two-day SCO Tourism Ministers’ meeting to begin at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Defence acquisition proposals valued at ₹70,500 crores were cleared by Defence Acquisition Council (DAC).
  • Union Ministry of Steel will sign MoUs with selected companies under the Production-linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for speciality steel
  • 75 trucks were flagged off with TB awareness messages at the Partnership for Action against Tuberculosis (PAcT) event in New Delhi.
  • Border Roads Organisation (BRO) opened the strategic Zojila Pass in record 68 days.


  • RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das conferred with ‘Governor of the year’ Award at Central Banking Awards 2023
  • RBI and Central Bank of UAE sign MoU to promote innovation in financial products and services.
  • BIS grants 1,097 licences to domestic toy manufacturing units of which over 96 percent licences were granted to MSMEs.
  • Sri Lankan economy suffered the worst ever contraction of 7.8% in 2022 as per data released by the Department of Census and Statistics.


  • U.K. bans Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok on government phones over security grounds
  • China’s Communist Party releases a plan on reforming government institutions.
  • Poland to be first NATO member to give MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine.
  • Japan and South Korea renew ties at Tokyo summit, overcoming a century of difficult ties.
  • Technology Innovation Institute, Abudhabi, UAE has launched Falcon LLM, a large language model (LLM) with 40 billion parameters


  • All England Open Badminton Championships: Indian Women’s Doubles pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand enter quarterfinals
  • Boxing: Nikhat Zareen, Sakshi Chaudhary, Preeti and Nupur Sheoran win opening bouts of World Women’s Championships.


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