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Current Affairs Today Headline -17 February 2022

daily current affairs today 17 february 2022

National News

Center asks states, UTs to do away with additional COVID-19 restrictions amid decline in COVID-19 cases.

Delhi University reopened for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses after almost two years.

Pulwama was adjudged the best performing district in the Kashmir Valley under the District Good Governance Index.

According to the National Center for Seismology, an earthquake of 3.5 magnitude occurred at around 3.02 am, about 84 km east of Katra in Jammu and Kashmir.

India, Germany sign action plan 2022 to reduce trade barrier and strengthen infrastructure.

India defeated West Indies by 6 wickets in the first T20 played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

SC Collegium approves proposal for appointment of judges in High Courts

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presented the state’s highest civilian award Asom Baibhav to Ratan Tata.

The central government nominated Sanjay Malhotra as a director on the central board of the Reserve Bank of India.

PM Narendra Modi and Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will hold a virtual summit on 18 February.

Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor was granted bail by a special PMLA court in Mumbai in an alleged fraud case of over Rs 300 crore.

Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, former Vice Chief of the Navy, has been appointed as the first National Maritime Security Coordinator in the National Security Council Secretariat.

Kasi Reddy VRN Reddy was given the full additional charge of Director General of Police (Chief of Police Forces) in Andhra Pradesh.

International news

Russia announces ending of Crimean military exercises, soldiers say they are leaving.

Ukraine’s leader says there is no evidence of Russian military withdrawal.

First international flight lands in Bali in almost two years.

The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in the Brazilian city of Petropolis has risen to at least 78.

Former tennis world number one Andy Murray crashed to one of the heaviest defeats (6-0, 6-1) against Spain’s Roberto Bautista at the Qatar Open.

Spanish semi-autobiographical film ‘Alcaras’ won the top prize at the 72nd Berlin Film Festival.

France is expected to announce the withdrawal of its troops from Mali after fighting a jihadist insurgency for nearly 10 years.

The last speaker of Chile’s indigenous Yagya language has died at the age of 93.

With the decline in the infection rate, Germany has started curbing Kovid.

Spain mourns the worst fishing tragedy in nearly 40 years, after a fishing trawler with a 24-man crew sank east of Newfoundland. Only three people were pulled alive.

UK police have launched an investigation into Prince Charles’ charitable foundation over claims of a cash-for-honours scandal involving a Saudi businessman.

Google is planning to limit ad tracking on its Android operating system.

Burkina junta chief Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandogo Damiba was inaugurated as president, three weeks after the coup d’état elected head of state Roch Marc Christian Cabore.

Vietnam will reopen to international tourists on March 15 after a two-year border closure due to the pandemic.

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