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Today’s Current Affairs News Headline – 13 May 2022

Today’s Current Affairs News Headline

International News

• Six people died of fever in North Korea after the country announced the first outbreak of COVID-19.
• North Korea says 187,000 people are being ‘isolated and treated’ for fever.
• Five-time Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe returned as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka amid an economic and political crisis.
• The G7 nations condemn the Taliban’s new decree imposing the hijab on Afghan women.
• US President Joe Biden announced measures to tackle the shortage of infant formula in the US.
• UNHRC will intensify investigation into the status of rights in Ukraine ‘derived from Russian aggression’.
• United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Germany and France from 14 to 16 May.
• A Sri Lankan court imposed a travel ban on former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family to prevent him from leaving the country amid a serious crisis.
• Astronomers reveal the first image of the massive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
ALSO READ: COVID hits North Korea: 6 deaths from ‘fever spread’ after country announces COVID outbreak

National News

• According to the Union Health Ministry, the active cases of COVID-19 in India have come down to 18,604.
• Elections for the 57-seat Rajya Sabha spread over 15 states are to be held on June 10.
India points to the deteriorating rights situation in Ukraine at the UNHRC.
• FSSAI, Ministry of AYUSH, formulates rules for ‘Ayurveda Aahar’ products.
• Defense Minister Rajnath Singh approved the better 2022 housing pay scale for the defense services.
• India successfully fired an extended range version of the BrahMos air launch missile from a Su-30 MKI fighter jet.
Indian Army will buy 12 more ‘Swati’ weapon locating radars made in India for the border with China.

Eenvironmental News

India’s first ‘Amrit Sarovar’ will be opened today in Rampur, UP by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
• National Human Rights Commission issues notice to Centre, Delhi government and Central Pollution Control Board on reports that groundwater near dumps in the national capital is “dangerously polluted”.
• The Southwest Monsoon will arrive early and is expected to start over Andaman and Nicobar Islands on 15th May.

Economy News

• According to government data, retail inflation has reached an eight-year high in April.
• Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation for April 2022 is 7.79% as compared to 6.95% in March 2022 and 4.23% in April 2021.
• Industrial production grew by 11.3 percent in the financial year 2021-22.

Sports News

• India secured their first Thomas Cup medal after the men’s team defeated Malaysia 3-2 to reach the semi-finals.
• India’s women’s team was knocked out of the Uber Cup after losing 3-0 to Thailand in the quarter-finals.
• Brendon McCullum has been appointed as the head coach of the England men’s Test team.
• Cristiano Ronaldo won the Player of the Month award for April 2022
• In the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by five wickets.

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