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

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 17, 2022
INDIA
– Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urges citizens to participate in Citizen Survey for National Curriculum Framework
– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses plenary session of Moscow Conference on International Security-2022 virtually
– Centre launches Paalan 1000 National Campaign to reduce child mortality
– Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu launches pilot drone service project ‘Medicine from The Sky’
– J&K: Kashmiri Pandit shot dead in militant attack at Shopian
– J&K: 4 ITBP personnel killed in bus accident on Chandanwari-Pahalgam route
ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– Govt. unveils Manthan platform for better collaboration between industry and research institutes
– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hands over indigenously-developed equipment and systems to the Army; includes ‘Future Infantry Soldier as a System’ and new generation anti-personnel mine ‘Nipun’
– National Health Authority announces performance-based fund allocation to states, UTs for strengthening registries of healthcare professionals, health facilities
– Wholesale price inflation in July eases to lowest in five months at 13.93%
– SBI launches its first dedicated branch to support start-ups in Bengaluru
WORLD
– Kenya: Deputy President William Ruto elected next President
– China not allowed to use Hambantota Port for military purposes: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe
– India contributes four lakh US dollars to Voluntary Trust Funds for support United Nations Human Rights
SPORTS
– FIFA suspends All India Football Federation (AIFF) due to undue influence from third parties

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