Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: April 22, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 22, 2022.


– Civil Services Day celebrated on April 21; Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration presented to 16 winners

– PM participates in celebrations of 400th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji at Red Fort in New Delhi

– NITI Aayog, UNICEF India sign Statement of Intent on SDGs focusing on children

– Indian Navy’s NIETT (Naval Institute of Educational and Training Technology) at Kochi signs MoU with IIM Kozhikode to exchange best practices


– NBFCs need RBI approval to issue credit cards, require minimum net-owned fund of Rs 100 crores

– RBI asks card companies not to issue unsolicited credit cards or upgrade an existing card without the explicit consent of the customer

– RBI sets 3-year deadline for non-individual borrowers to get tracking code; Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) code is a 20-character alpha-numeric code used to uniquely identify parties to financial transactions worldwide

– IMF projects India’s general fiscal deficit (states and Centre combined) at 9.9% of GDP for FY23

– NITI Aayog releases draft battery swapping policy; vehicles with swappable batteries will be sold without a battery to lower purchase costs for EV owners

– Govt bars PSEs from buying state-owned companies on block for privatisation

– Gem, jewellery exports rebound 56% to touch $39 bn in FY22: GJEPC (Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council)

– PM Modi announces new initiatives, special mark for Ayush products at the Global Ayush Investment & Innovation Summit 2022 at Gandhinagar on April 20-22

– UK’s PM Boris Johnson opens new JCB factory built at Halol near Vadodara in Gujarat

– Bharti group-backed OneWeb and ISRO’s commercial arm New Space India Ltd sign agreement for satellite launches

– MCA tightens compliance rules for Nidhi companies; a Nidhi company will be required to obtain a consent from the central government to operate within 14 months from their incorporation


– Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy among five winners of John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in US

– Russia successfully test-fires Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile

– Russia claims control over Ukrainian port city Mariupol on the Azov Sea

– Pakistan passes orders to scrap China-Pak Economic Corridor Authority

– José Ramos-Horta, 1996 Nobel Peace Prize winner, elected new President of Timor-Leste

– World Creativity and Innovation Day celebrated by UN on April 21

– Philippines: Death toll from tropical storm Agaton goes up to 224


– Asian Wrestling Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: Sarita Mor (59 kg), Sushma Shokeen (55 kg) win bronze medals

– Wisden announces 5 ‘Cricketers of the Year’ for 2022: Rohit Sharma & Jasprit Bumrah (India), Devon Conway (NZ), Ollie Robinson (England) Dane van Niekerk (South Africa)

– Wimbledon tennis tournament bans players from Russia and Belarus from participating



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