Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: April 13, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 13, 2022.

INDIA

– India and US reaffirm their commitment to promote regional stability and rule of law at fourth 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue held in Washington; participants: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh & External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar and Secretary of State Antony Blinken & Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

– UGC allows students to pursue two full-time degree programmes simultaneously in physical mode

– Jharkhand: All tourists trapped in cable cars in ropeway on Trikut Hills in Deoghar district rescued by IAF helicopters; death toll rises to 3

– Nepal Army chief Prabhuram Sharma holds talks with the Director General of Assam Rifles Lt Gen Pradeep Chandran Nair in New Delhi

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Retail inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rises to 6.95% in March, highest in 17 months

– Index of industrial production (IIP) grows at 1.7% in February compared with 1.3% in January.

– India, ADB sign 2 million Project Readiness Financing Loan to support municipal resource mobilization in Nagaland

– Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah addresses National Conference on Cooperation Policy in New Delhi

WORLD

– Crisis-hit Sri Lanka announces debt default due to low forex reserves

– UNDP and partners of the Adaptation Innovation Marketplace (AIM) announce $2.2 million in climate action grants for 22 local innovators across 19 countries, including India

– International Day of Human Space Flight celebrated on April 12; commemorates historic space flight of Soviet Union’s Yuri Gagarin on 12 April, 1961

– Philippines: 25 killed in landslides and flooding after Tropical Storm Megi

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