Current Affairs – 12 October, 2022
Russia arrests eight suspects over Crimea bridge blast
Russia has detained eight suspects over a huge blast that recently targeted a bridge connecting the Russian mainland to the Crimean Peninsula.
Court in Myanmar adds 3 years to Suu Kyi’s jail term
A court in Myanmar has convicted the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on two more corruption charges, adding to previous convictions that now leave her with a 26-year total prison term.
Sheikh Zakzaky: Riyadh was involved in Zaria massacre on US, UK orders
Nigeria’s most senior Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky says that although Saudi Arabia was involved in the Zaria massacre in the Nigerian capital Abuja, the kingdom was acting on the orders of Washington and London.
Britons turn to electric blankets and candles as winter looms
British shoppers are stocking up on electric blankets, candles and energy-efficient slow cookers as surging gas bills and record food price inflation force millions of people to prepare for a tough winter ahead.
EU’s refugee policy becomes even more discriminatory
The EU’s Temporary Protection Directive has been specifically activated to help Ukrainian refugees. It means they are guaranteed housing, healthcare, education and welfare payments in any of the bloc’s 27-member states.
Biden says there will be ‘consequences’ for Saudi Arabia over OPEC+ decision
US President Joe Biden says there will be “consequences” for Saudi Arabia following a recent decision by the OPEC+, in which Riyadh is a top producer, to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day over Washington’s objections.
France implies US taking advantage of EU energy crisis amid Ukraine conflict
France’s finance minister has warned that the United States should not be allowed to dominate the global energy market while the EU suffers from the consequences of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
– IMF lowers growth outlook for 2023 global economy to 2.7% amid Ukraine war
– Norway tops Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index; India ranked 126th among 161 countries
– Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announces formation of a joint unit of Belarusian forces with Russian army
– WHO purchasing over 6 million mosquito nets from India for supply to Pakistan
– UNGA votes to reject Russia’s call to hold secret ballot on Ukraine; India votes against Russia
– Hurricane Julia hits Nicaragua with torrential rainfall.
India News Headlines Today 12 October 2022
Amit Shah unveiled the statue of Jayaprakash Narayan in Bihar
Union home minister Amit Shah unveiled a 15-feet high statue of Jayaprakash Narayan in Sitab Diara, a village in the district of Saran in Bihar. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath accompanied him to take part in the 120th birth anniversary celebrations of Jayaprakash Narayan.
Prime Minister Modi inaugurated ‘Mahakal Lok’ in Ujjain
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the mega corridor ‘Mahakal Lok’ in Ujjain. He performed a pooja at the Mahakaleshwar temple before inaugurating the corridor. He then unveiled a large shivaling covered in strands of sacred red threads below the ‘Nandi Dwar’. He was accompanied by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai C Patel.
Prime Minister to flag off Una-Delhi Vande Bharat train
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be flagging-off the 4th Vande Bharat train on Una-Delhi route on 13th October. He will inaugurate it from Una in Himachal Pradesh. The train schedule and fares will be announced soon.
Eknath Shinde’s gets a new symbol by the Election Commission
The Election Commission has allotted a new poll symbol of ‘2 swords and shield’ to Eknath Shinde’s political faction in Maharashtra.
Pope Francis commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council.
India and 106 other countries voted to reject Russia’s call for a secret vote in the United Nations General Assembly on a resolution condemning Russia’s referendum in Ukraine.
Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved the proposal to downgrade its’s economic status to ‘low-income country’ so that the nation can get access to concessional international funding.
Britain’s new King Charles III’s coronation will be held in May 2023.
Bharat Electronics Limited in collaboration with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has set up its 1st EV charging facility at Amravati Enclave on Chandigarh-Shimla highway.
Redmi A1+ to be launched in India on 14th October.
Apple may roll out a new iOS update to upgrade its devices to 5G by December.
Adani Data Network has received the license to provide all telecom services in India.
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test L.L.B. 2022 merit list has been released for admission to the session of 2022-23.
SBI RBO Recruitment 2022 has opened applications on the official website.
IGNOU June TEE 2022 result has been announced on the official website.