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Today’s Current Affairs News Headline- 18 May 2022

Today’s Current Affairs News Headline

National News

  • In India, 1,829 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, 2,549 were cured, and 33 people died.
    Led by I&B Minister Anurag Thakur, the Indian delegation, including R Madhavan, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, attended the Cannes 2022 red carpet.
  • The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has formed a Joint Working Group under the chairmanship of Shrivari Chandrasekhar, Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, to identify critical chemicals to be produced in the country.
  • In a cabinet decision on May 17, the UP government accepted the proposal to exclude new madrasahs from the list of subsidies.
  • Rajasthani singer Mame Khan makes history by becoming the first folk artist to open the Cannes red carpet for India.
  • The Indian Army launched a rescue operation in Cachar, flood-affected Assam.
    Court Gives Two More Days to Submit Gyanvapi Mosque Survey Report, Dismisses Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra

International News

  • The 2022 Cannes Film Festival kicked off with a virtual address to world cinema by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
  • Finland and Sweden will present their offers to join NATO on May 18, despite Turkey’s threat to stop the military alliance’s expansion.
  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Germany would “intensify” military cooperation with Sweden and Finland amid the NATO offer.
  • According to an official, the United States has eased some sanctions on Venezuela to promote political dialogue.
  • NASA’s InSight lander has exhausted its power to remove this heat as dust builds up on its solar panels.
  • According to a new global report, around 9 million people died prematurely in 2019 due to pollution.
  • Billionaire Elon Musk has said that his Twitter buyout will not proceed unless he is confident of the bots they say plague the platform.
  • On May 17, the International Criminal Court sent a 42-member team to Ukraine to investigate alleged war crimes since the Russian invasion.

Sport News

  • Jasprit Bumrah became the first Indian fast pitcher to take 250 T20 wickets.
  • Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia are among the six fighters selected to represent the country at CWG 2022.
  • PM Modi will host the Deaflympics 2021 Indian contingent on May 21.
  • World number two Daniil Medvedev missed his first match at the Geneva Open after suffering a hernia operation, leaving him out of practice before next week’s French Open.
  • Wrestler Satendra Malik has been banned by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) after punching referee Jagbir Singh.

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