Current Affairs Today Headline- 24 May 2022

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Current Affairs Today Headline- 24 May 2022
Current Affairs Today Headline- 24 May 2022

National News

  • Vinai Kumar Saxena Appointed as Delhi's new Lieutenant Governor. 
  • PM Narendra Modi to attend the Quad Summit 2022 today in Tokyo, Japan. 
  • PM Modi will also hold bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden, Australian PM Anthony Albanese and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida.
  • JD(U) leader Anil Hegde declared elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Bihar in by-poll necessitated by death of party MP Mahendra Prasad in December 2021. 
  • Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya raises concern at global forum over WHO's report on COVID excess mortality in India.
  • Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi govt on PIL against unregulated, unlicensed pet shops.
  • Need more focus on livelihood, poverty, inequality, says PM Modi's Principal Secy P K Mishra at World Reconstruction Conference.
  • Veteran CPI-M leader and former Member of Parliament Shivaji Patnaik passed away at the age of 92 years at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on May 23rd. 
    Corporate News
  • US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifts clinical hold on Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials for COVAXIN™ (BBV152), as per Biotechnology company Ocugen.
    Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children aged six months to under five years when given in three doses, said the companies in a statement on May 23rd.
  • Starbucks, the coffee giant has decided to close its 130 stores and no longer have a brand presence in Russia, but will continue to pay its Russian employees for six months.

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Sports News 

  • Rafael Nadal beats Jordan Thompson of Australia 6-2 6-2 6-2 to enter the second round of men's singles at French Open 2022. 
  • Defending French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova loses in first round to teenager Diane Parry.
  • Former world No.1 Naomi Osaka and defending French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova lost in the first round on May 23rd. Krejcikova lost to teenager Diane Parry. 
  • Veteran batsman Cheteshwar Pujara recalled to Indian Test squad for the one-off away Test against England.
  • Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and former skipper Virat Kohli rested for the upcoming 5-match India vs South Africa T20I series, KL Rahul to lead.

Environment News

  • Iraq closed public buildings and temporarily shut airports on May 23rd as another sandstorm, the ninth since mid-April, hit the country.
  • China says US playing with fire on Taiwan, after US President Joe Biden says US would help defend Taiwan militarily if China invaded the self-ruled island.

International News

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for more arms and “maximum” sanctions against Russia for invading his country as he addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos through video link.
  • Monkeypox transmission can be stopped outside endemic countries, situation 'containable', says the World Health Organisation. 
  • The United States has enough vaccines to deal with a potential outbreak of monkeypox and "extra efforts" are not needed to prevent its spread, said President Joe Biden on May 23rd.
  • Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrived in Oman on May 23rd with trade deals a part of the main agenda. 
  • A 21-year-old Russian soldier, who killed a civilian, was found guilty of war crimes by a Kyiv court and handed a life sentence. 
  • Russian diplomat to UN in Geneva, Boris Bondarev resigns over 'aggressive war'  in Ukraine, says he is ashamed of his country. 
  • Beijing has extended orders for workers and students to stay home as cases of COVID-19 again rise in the city.

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