Current Affairs Today Headline – May 16, 2022

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Find here today’s news headlines by Jagran Josh for May 16, 2022.

Current Affairs Today Headline – May 16, 2022

national news

  • India reports 2,202 new cases, 2,550 recoveries and 27 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total active cases to 17,317.
  • India will host the main counter-terrorism meeting of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) today in New Delhi, a three-member Pakistani delegate will also attend.
  • Prime Minister Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Buddhist Culture and Heritage Center in Lumbini, Nepal today.
  • India and Nepal will sign five MoUs during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Lumbini.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind’s four-day visit to Jamaica, the first-ever visit by an Indian head of state, begins today with an enthusiastic welcome from the Indian diaspora.
  • Rajiv Kumar takes office as 25th Chief Election Commissioner.
  • International Museum Day: The National Museum will organize special events from May 16 to 20.
  • Congress adopts Udaipur Declaration, proposals include 1 Family, 1 Ticket.
  • The Congress will launch “Kanyakumari to Kashmir Bharat Jodo” Yatra from October 2.
  • Cannes XR will premiere AR Rahman’s directorial debut, “The Musk”.

Environment News

  • The flood situation in Cachar district of Assam remains grim with thousands of people affected.
  • With mercury reaching 49 degrees Celsius in parts of the nation’s capital on May 15, people have been advised not to venture out unless necessary.

Sports News

  • Anurag Thakur announces a cash prize of Rs 1 crore for the Indian men’s team for winning the Thomas Cup trophy.
  • Hockey India will organize the 2022 FIH Academy Level ‘2’ & ‘3’ Coaching Course in Bhubaneswar.
  • Bathinda’s daughter Shreya Singla makes the country proud, wins badminton gold at the 24th Deaflympics in Brazil.
  • Novak Djokovic clinched his sixth Italian Open title on Sunday after a straight-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6 (7/5) in Rome

International information

  • Switzerland is voting to increase the availability of organ transplants by making everyone a potential donor after death, unless they have specifically said no.
  • Singapore president launches new Indian organization.
  • Kim Jong Un slams North Korea’s response to the pandemic and orders the military to help distribute medicine, as more than a million people suffer from what Pyongyang calls a ‘fever’ and 50 die have been reported.
  • Former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was elected to a new term as Somalia’s president on May 15, with celebratory gunfire erupting in the capital Mogadishu.
  • Spain is set to join only a few other nations in the world in offering paid time off for painful menstruation.

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