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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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