Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: April 17, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 17, 2022.

INDIA

– Punjab: Electricity bills till 300 units to be free of cost, says CM Bhagwant Mann

– Himachal Pradesh: Electricity bills till 125 units to be free of cost, says CM Jairam Thakur

– West Bengal: Shatrughan Sinha of TMC wins Asansol Lok Sabha bypoll by a margin of more than 3 lakh votes

– West Bengal: TMC’s Babul Supriyo wins Ballygunge assembly seat in bypoll

– Maharashtra: Jayshree Jadhav of Congress wins Kolhapur North Assembly bypoll

– Bihar: Amar Paswan of RJD wins Bochahan assembly seat in bypoll

– Chhattisgarh: Yashoda Verma of Congress wins Khairagarh assembly seat in bypoll

– PM Modi unveils 108 feet tall statue of Lord Hanuman at Morbi in Gujarat

– Producer-actor Manju Singh dies at 73; known for TV shows: ‘Swaraj’, ‘Ek Kahani’ and ‘Show Time’

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Civil Aviation Ministry’s UDAN scheme selected for Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2020

WORLD

– US: FDA (Food and Drug Administration) authorizes first-ever breathing test for detecting Covid-19 infection

– 3 Chinese astronauts return to earth after 6-month stay at Tiangong space station

– Afghanistan: At least 30 killed in Pakistan airstrikes in Khost, Kunar provinces

– Pakistan: Social worker Bilquis Edhi of Edhi Foundation founded by her late husband Abdul Sattar Edhi, dies at 74 in Karachi

SPORTS

– Odisha: Bhubaneswar and Rourkela to host 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup

– Danish Open Swimming: Sajan Prakash wins gold in 200m butterfly, Vedaant Madhavan bags silver in 1500m freestyle

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