Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: April 5, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 5, 2022.

INDIA

– Lok Sabha passes Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill that seeks to take measurements of convicts and other persons for purposes of identification and investigation in criminal matters

– Vinay Mohan Kwatra appointed as India’s new Foreign Secretary

– President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Amsterdam on 3-day tour of the Netherlands

– Over 48 percent rural households in the country receive tap water supply in their homes so far, says govt

– Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur launches Broadcast Seva Portal

– UGC develops draft curricular framework, credit system for 4 Years’ Undergraduate Programme

– Universities only to register on NTA (National Testing Agency) Website for CUET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test) UG admissions; don’t have to pay any fees: UGC

– Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla inaugurates exhibition on India’s Freedom Struggle in Parliament Library

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– India’s trade deficit rises 88% to $192.41 billion in FY22: Govt data

– HDFC Bank to merge with housing finance firm HDFC Ltd

– Indian Oil, L&T and ReNew Power to set up JV to develop green hydrogen business in the country

WORLD

– Hungary: PM Viktor Orban of Fidesz party wins fourth term in office

– Imran Khan nominates Pakistan’s former chief justice Gulzar Ahmed as caretaker PM

– Grammy Awards ceremony held at Las Vegas: Jon Batiste wins 5 Grammys including the ‘Album of the Year’

– Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa sacks brother and Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa

– 99% world’s population breathes poor-quality air: World Health Organisation

– International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action observed on April 4; theme: “Safe Ground, Safe Steps, Safe Home”

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