Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: May 19, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 19, 2022.


– Indian Navy carries out successful maiden firing of first indigenously developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile

– India’s first indigenous trainer aircraft, HANSA-NG successfully completes engine relight test in air; designed and developed by CSIR-NAL

– Home Ministry issues notification for the unification of three municipal corporations into a single entity — Municipal Corporation of Delhi

– Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal resigns

– PM Modi holds virtual meeting with PM of Cambodia Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen

– EC to lead ‘Democracy Cohort on Election Integrity’ with 100 nations

– Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC orders release of convict AG Perarivalan after 31 years


– Cabinet empowers boards of PSEs to decide on closure, divestment of units/subsidiaries

– Cabinet amends biofuels policy, advances ethanol blending target to 2025-26

– S&P cuts FY23 India growth forecast to 7.3% on inflation, Ukraine war

– EAC-PM (Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister) report recommends scheme for urban jobless, universal basic income

– Centre announces formation of Cotton Council of India under Chairmanship of Suresh Bhai Kotak

– Comply with rules or exit from India, govt tells Virtual private network (VPN) providers

– BSE appoints former RBI deputy governor S. S. Mundra as a chairman

– Ruchi Soya acquires food business of Patanjali Ayurved for Rs 690 crore

– Adani forays into health care, diagnostics, sets up subsidiary ‘Adani Health Ventures’

– KLM veteran Pieter Elbers to replace Ronojoy Dutta as IndiGo CEO from Oct 1


– Finland and Sweden formally apply to join the NATO alliance

– Climate Change: Greenhouse gas, sea level rise set new records in 2021

– International Museum Day observed on May 18; theme: “The Power of Museums”

– Japan approves plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater

– Taliban orders UN female staff in Afghanistan to wear hijab


– Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul:  Manisha Moun (57kg) and Parveen Hooda (63kg) win bronze medals

– Supreme Court appoints 3-member Committee of Administrators to manage affairs of All India Football Federation




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