Current Affairs Today Headline- 12 April 2022

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Current Affairs Today Headline- 12 April 2022
Current Affairs Today Headline- 12 April 2022

National News 

  • India, US discuss Ukraine War, Afghanistan issue and Indo-Pacific challenges at 2+2 dialogue.
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges countries to refrain from major weapons deals with Russia at 2+2 dialogue.
  • India's Ambassador to the UN, TS Tirumurti handed over India’s voluntary financial contribution of USD 200,000 to UNITAD to contribute to its efforts to investigate crimes by ISIL.
  • Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma honoured poet Nilmani Phookan dangoriya with nation’s highest literary award, Jnanpith Award, 2021 for "his immense contribution towards enriching Assamese literature." 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates newly elected Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif.
  • IAF’s Chinook helicopter undertook the longest non-stop helicopter sortie in India, flying from Chandigarh to Jorhat (Assam). 
  • India carried out a successful test firing of Helina anti-tank guided missile from the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter in high altitude areas of Ladakh. 

International News 

  • Ousted Pakistani PM Imran Khan demands 'immediate elections' in Pakistan to let the people decide, through fair & free elections.
  • Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader Shehbaz Sharif takes oath as the newly-elected Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • India, US finalise signing of new Space Situational Awareness arrangement.
  • US State Department says orders non-emergency staff to leave Shanghai over strict Covid-19 regulations. 
  • Australia's Victoria state to host 2026 Commonwealth Games.
  • Pope Francis to visit Central Asia's largest nation of Kazakhstan in September, where he will participate in an inter-faith dialogue.
  • Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi announces deal to boost gas deliveries from energy heavyweight Algeria, in order to reduce Rome's heavy reliance on Russian imports.
  • Ukraine war could almost halve global trade growth this year, as per World Trade Organisation.
  • The European Union has decided to halt its military training missions in Mali but will keep a presence in the Sahel.
  • Citizens face severe scarcity and are being forced to use candles in Sri Lanka. 

Environment News

  • At least 24 people have been killed in landslides and flooding across central and southern Philippines, as per authorities.
  • An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred at around 11:38pm in Hindu Kush, Afghanistan. 

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