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Today’s Current Affairs Headlines: July 8, 2022

Today’s Current Affairs Headlines

Find today’s current affairs headlines for July 8, 2022, by Miliposts.

National News

  • India sees a rise in 18,815 new COVID-19 infections in a day, 38 deaths that take India’s total COVID-19 tally to 4,35,85,554 and the death toll to 5,25,343.
  • Indian Railways terminated the services of NHSRCL Managing Director Satish Agnihotri, who was in charge of the government’s bullet train project.
  • PM Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of projects worth Rs 1,774 crore in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Uddhav Thackeray-led faction has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Maharashtra Governor’s decision on June 30 to invite Eknath Shinde to form the government in Maharashtra.
  • Out of 130-gram panchayat seats in Arunachal Pradesh, BJP won 102 unopposed; Congress won 14.
  • PM Modi will attend the first ‘Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture’ today.
  • Smriti Irani took the additional charge of the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

International news 

  • Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot from behind in the city of Nara; the situation is not yet known.
  • The G20 meeting began in Bali, Indonesia, in the presence of Antony Blinken (US Secretary of State) and Sergei Lavrov (Russian Foreign Minister).
  • The US President will hold talks with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of a larger delegation during the US President’s visit to the oil-rich nation next week.
  • The European Parliament voted 324 in favor, 155 against, and 38 abstaining, urging the EU to make abortion a fundamental right.
  • ‘The Godfather’ star James Caan has died at the age of 82.
  • Uruguay has suspended COVID vaccination for children under the age of 13.

Corporate news

  • Twitter says it removed 1 million spam accounts in one day.
  • Mother Dairy cuts MRP of soybean and rice bran oil by up to Rs 14 per liter.
  • Akasa Air gets Air Operator Certificate from Aviation Regulator DGCA; Services to start in late July.
  • The ED said that Vivo India remitted nearly 50 percent of its business or Rs 62,476 crore to China to avoid payment of taxes in India.

Sports News

  • Rafael Nadal pulls out of semi-finals, Nick Kyrgios reaches Wimbledon 2022 final.
  • India lost to New Zealand but remains in contention for the quarter-finals in the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022.
  • India beat England by 50 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.

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