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

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


– UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres arrives on 3-day visit to India

– Indus Waters Treaty: World Bank appoints Chairman of Court of Arbitration regarding Pakistan’s objections over India’s Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric power plants

– Uttarakhand: Helicopter ferrying pilgrims crashes near Kedarnath shrine; all 7 dead

– India ranked 51st on internet freedom by US NGO Freedom House

– India, France re-elected as President and Co-President of International Solar Alliance (ISA) at fifth general assembly in New Delhi

– PM addresses 90th Interpol general assembly at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi


– Cabinet approves Minimum Support Prices for all Rabi Crops for Marketing Season 2023-24; wheat MSP raised by ₹110 to ₹2,125 per quintal

– DefExpo 2022 inaugurated in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, theme: ‘Path to Pride’

– Senior ICAS officer Bharati Das takes charge as Controller General of Accounts

– Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar announces creating fund of Rs 500 crore as accelerator program for Startups working in agriculture sector

– Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launches Integrated Pensioners’ Portal for central govt pensioners

– India ranks 41st out of 44 countries 2022 Global Pension Index: Mercer

– Reliance Jio overtakes BSNL to become largest landline service provider in August


– Booker Prize 2022 awarded to Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka for his novel ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’

– Russian warplane crashes into residential area near Sea of Azov after suffering engine failure, killing 13

– Australia drops recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital


– Real Madrid & France footballer Karim Benzema awarded Ballon d’Or trophy in Paris; Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas of Spain wins Women’s Ballon d’Or

– Roger Binny elected BCCI president, takes over from Sourav Ganguly




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