Top 5 Current Affairs of the Day: 29 April 2022

Prime Minister Modi will host a Sikh Delegation at his residence today and will address a gathering at around 5.30 PM.

Top 5 Current Affairs of the Day: 29 April 2022
Top 5 Current Affairs of the Day: 29 April 2022

Prime Minister Modi to host Sikh Delegation at his residence 

Prime Minister Modi will host a Sikh Delegation at his residence today. The group includes people from different walks of life. PM Modi has urged the viewers to watch his address to the gathering in the evening. Prime Minister Modi had met a delegation of the leading Sikh intellectual voices from all over the country at his official residence in March 2022.

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agrees to remove his brother from PM post

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has agreed to form an interim government without current Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. A national council will be appointed to name a new prime minister soon and the new cabinet is expected to comprise ministers from all parties. The new Sri Lankan cabinet is expected to be small with just 15-20 Cabinet Ministers.

Why is Indian Railways cancelling passenger trains?

Indian Railways has decided to cancel almost 670 passenger trains till May 24, 2022 to allow faster movement of coal carriages in order to improve coal stocks at power plants and avoid the impending power crisis. The steep increase in electricity demand has led to an unprecedented spike in coal requirement, with many states reporting support to replenish their dwindling coal stock. 

LIC Press Conference Today ahead of IPO launch

LIC is set to hold a press conference today ahead of its much-awaited IPO launch on May 4, 2022.  The centre, which wholly owns the Life Insurance Corporation of India, plans to sell 3.5 percent of the shares during the mega IPO launch. The LIC IPO size has been reduced from the earlier 5 percent mentioned in the previous Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP).

QUAD Summit to be held on May 24 in Tokyo

The leaders of the four QUAD nations-India, the United States, Japan, and Australia- will be meeting on May 24 in Tokyo, Japan. US President Joe Biden will visit Japan on May 22-24 and as part of a visit he will meet Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida on May 23. He will also take part in the QUAD nations summit on May 24. However, he did not specify QUAD Summit 2022 agenda.

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