Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: July 12, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 12, 2022

INDIA

– PM unveils National Emblem cast on the roof of New Parliament Building
– India likely to surpass China, as world’s most populous country in 2023, says World Population Prospects 2022 report of UN
– Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra unveils new logo of country’s Public Service Broadcaster, Prasar Bharati
– West Bengal: Union Minister Smriti Irani inaugurates Sealdah Metro Station of East-West corridor
– First-ever symposium and exhibition on Artificial Intelligence in Defence held in Delhi
– Number of undernourished in India fell, obese rose in 15 years, says State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022 report released by UN

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– RBI allows payments for cross-border trade in rupee, move to benefit trade with Russia
– Govt. announces curbs on export of wheat flour and related products
– Govt launches Jute Mark logo to promote Indian golden fibre
– Devesh Sachdev re-elected as Chairperson of MFIN (Microfinance Institutions Network)
– Govt. sacks National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), chairman and managing director (CMD) Satish Agnihotri’ over charges of corruption
– India’s third power exchange -Hindustan Power Exchange Ltd. (HPX) – starts; promoted by PTC India Ltd, BSE & ICICI Bank

WORLD

– World Population Day celebrated on July 11
– Japan: Ruling party LDP wins majority in Upper House (House of Councillors) polls held after ex-PM Shinzo Abe’s killing
– Japan awards Ex-PM Shinzo Abe country’s highest honour – the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum — posthumously
– Bangladesh: Archaeologist Dr. Enamul Haque dies at 85 in Dhaka; awarded Padma Shri by India in 2020
– Lt Gen Mohan Subramanian appointed Force Commander of UN Mission in South Sudan

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