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10 Topic of the Weekly Current Affairs News Headlines : 9 to 14 May 2022

10 Topic of the Weekly Current Affairs News Headlines


Monkeypox case in the UK

  • The UK’s Health Protection Agency has confirmed that a person in England has been diagnosed with monkeypox. The patient has recent travel history from Nigeria, where he is believed to have contracted the virus. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that does not spread easily between individuals.

Reasons Why Flour Prices Are Rising in India

  • The monthly average retail price across India for Wheat Flour (Atta) is Rs. 32.38 per kg in April 2022, the highest since January 2010. The steady rise in flour prices is due to rising wheat prices amid falling production due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.

2022 Pulitzer Prize

  • Reuters photographer Danish Siddiqui was posthumously awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize. He was among four Indians, Amit Dave, Sana Irshad Mattoo, and Adnan Abidi, who were honored with the coveted award.

Taj Mahal controversy

  • A petition has been filed in the Allahabad High Court requesting the ASI to direct the opening of around 20 rooms of the Taj Mahal to check the presence of hidden idols and inscriptions, indicating that the site was earlier Tejo. There was a Shiva temple called Mahalaya.

Yoon Suk-Yeol is the new President of South Korea

  • Yoon Suk-Yeol was sworn in as the new President of South Korea in a ceremony on May 10, 2022. He called for the “complete denuclearization” of North Korea. The new president called North Korea’s weapons a threat to regional and global security.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is suffering from a brain aneurysm

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly suffers from a ‘brain aneurysm,’ an abnormal dilation of an artery in which a blood vessel can dilate and burst without warning and cause bleeding. Jinping is reportedly being treated with traditional Chinese medicine and will not undergo surgery.

Supreme Court hold on old sedition law

  • On May 11, the Supreme Court of India allowed the Center to reconsider the provision of Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code. This is the first time in 162 years that the operation of the sedition provision has been suspended.

Rajeev Kumar will be the new Chief Election Commissioner.

  • Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar will formally take over as the new Chief Election Commissioner on May 15, 2022. He will succeed Sushil Chandra, who will step down on May 14. Chandra has served as the Chief Election Commissioner from September 1, 2020.

North Korea reports first case of COVID-19

  • North Korea reported its first case of COVID-19 on May 12, 2022. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared a “major national emergency” and vowed to rid the country of the virus. Kim Jong Un has also called for strict border controls and lockdown measures.

India’s first Amrit Sarovar in Uttar Pradesh

  • India’s first Amrit Sarovar was opened in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. ‘Amrit Sarovar’ was built with the inspiration of Prime Minister Modi, and it will help protect the environment and conserve water.



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