Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: May 18, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 18, 2022.

INDIA

– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches 2 indigenously built warships ‘Surat’ and ‘Udaygiri’; built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL)

– India hosts SCO-RATS (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation–Council of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure) meet; focus on the situation in Afghanistan

– India is the ‘Country of Honour’ at Cannes Film Festival in France

– Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal launches mental health helpline

– PM returns from day-long visit to Lumbini in Nepal

– Gyanvapi case: Varanasi Court sacks advocate commissioner, grants survey team 2 more days to file report

– Jamaica: President Nath Kovind meets PM Andrew Holness in Kingston

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Shares of LIC list at 8.6% discount to issue price after IPO

– Wholesale price index (WPI)-based inflation rate rises to the highest level in the current 2011-12 series at 15.08% in April

– Piramal Group Chairman Ajay Piramal receives Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

– Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air gets its airline code QP

– Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air gets its airline code QP; start operations from July

– Adani Group acquires Switzerland-based Holcim Ltd.’s entire stake in Ambuja Cements Ltd. and ACC Ltd.

WORLD

– France: President Emmanuel Macron names Elisabeth Borne as new PM

– Siege at Azovstal steel plant ends in Mariupol as hundreds of Ukrainian fighters surrender: Russia

– Sri Lanka: Parliament defeats no-trust motion against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

– Sri Lankan govt. to sell its national airline to stem losses

– Sweden to start NATO application process, says PM Magdalena Andersson

– World Telecommunication and Information Society Day celebrated on May 17; theme: ‘Digital technologies for older persons and healthy ageing’

– World Hypertension Day observed on May 17

– Somalia: Hassan Sheikh Mohamud elected new next President by parliament

– Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision Song Contest

– UNGA to organise First International Migration Review Forum in New York on May 17-20

SPORTS

– Odisha wins Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship; beats Karnataka in the final played at Bhopal

– Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru: Kipkorir Kimeli (men’s) and Irene Cheptai (women’s) triumph in record time

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