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Today’s Current Affairs Headline- 12 April 2022

Today’s Current Affairs headlines for 12 April 2022 by Miliposts.

National News 

  • India US discussed the Ukraine war, Afghanistan issue, and Indo-Pacific challenges in 2+2 talks.
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged countries to avoid major arms deals with Russia in the 2+2 talks.
  • India’s Ambassador to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti, handed over India’s voluntary financial contribution of USD 200,000 to UNITED to contribute to its efforts to investigate crimes by ISIL.
  • Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma honored poet Nilamani Phukan Dangoria for “his immense contribution towards enriching the literature of Assamese,” the country’s highest literary award, the Jnanpith Award, from 2021.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shahbaz Sharif.
  • The IAF’s Chinook helicopter took off from Chandigarh to Jorhat (Assam) in India’s longest non-stop helicopter flight.
  • India successfully test-fired the Helina Anti-Tank Guided Missile from an indigenously advanced Light Helicopter in the high altitude areas of Ladakh.

International News 

  • Deposed Pakistani PM Imran Khan called for ‘immediate elections’ in Pakistan so that people can be allowed to make decisions through fair and free elections.
  • Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader Shahbaz Sharif was the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • India, US finalize signing of new Space Situational Awareness Regime.
  • The US State Department says non-emergency workers have been ordered to leave Shanghai over strict COVID-19 rules.
  • The Australia’s state of Victoria will host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
  • In September, Pope Francis will visit Kazakhstan, the largest country in Central Asia, where he will participate in inter-religious dialogue.
  • Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced the deal to boost gas delivery from energy heavyweight Algeria to reduce Rome’s heavy reliance on Russian imports.
  • According to the World Trade Organisation, the Ukraine war could almost halve global trade growth this year.
  • The European Union has decided to halt its military training mission in Mali but will maintain a presence in the Sahel.
  • Citizens in Sri Lanka are facing a severe shortage and are being forced to use candles.

Environmental News

  • According to officials at least 24 people have been killed in landslides and floods in the central and southern Philippines.
  • An earthquake of 4.3 magnitudes struck at around 11:38 pm in Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

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