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News in Short - 12-April-2022

Actor Shiva Kumar Subramaniam passes away

Date: 12 April 2022 Tags: Obituaries
  • Actor-screenwriter Shiv Kumar Subramaniam has passed away. The talented artiste was last seen in MeenakshiSundareshwar.
  • Shiv Kumar Subramaniam wrote the screenplay of Vidhu Vinod Chopra‘s Parinda in 1989.  Subramaniam won Filmfare awards for Best Story and Best Screenplay for HazaaronKhwaisheinAisi and Parinda respectively.
  • He appeared in movies such as 2 States, Nail Polish, Rocky Handsome, Hichki, Happy Journey, Risk, Prahaar, Ungli, Bangistan, Kaminey, Stanley KaDabba and more.

Modi and Biden hold virtual meet

Date: 12 April 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden held a virtual meet. This was the first bilateral interaction between the two leaders since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • The virtual meeting will enable both sides to continue their regular and high-level engagement aimed at further strengthening the bilateral comprehensive global strategic partnership.
  • China’s aggression and Indo-US cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region including Quad figured high on the agenda. This is the maiden 2+2 meet since the Biden administration came to power.

Bengaluru joins global network of silk cities

Date: 12 April 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Bengaluru has become the first Indian city to get into the global network of silk cities.
  • The network helps artisans and craftsmen to exchange knowledge, build trade relations and understand various craftsmanship techniques.
  • The Silk City network has 13 best silk–producing cities  which have same philosophy to protect silk and its related heritage.

Elon Musk declines to join Twitter board of directors

Date: 12 April 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest man and the biggest shareholder of Twitter, will no longer join the social media service’s board of directors.
  • Twitter announced that the billionaire would be appointed to its 11-person board for a term that expires in 2024. The invitation to join followed Mr. Musk’s accumulating a 9.2 percent stake in the company.
  • By not joining Twitter’s board, Mr. Musk will also no longer be bound by a previous agreement he had signed with the company to not buy more than 14.9% stake.

Shehbaz Sharif to be next Prime Minister of Pakistan

Date: 12 April 2022 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • The Pakistan National Assembly has elected Shehbaz Sharif as the 23rd prime minister of the country after the top slot fell vacant as Imran Khan was ousted from power.
  • Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) vice-chairman and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had also filed his nomination papers for the post.
  • Sharifis the younger brother of disgraced three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif and led a rainbow opposition alliance that ousted Khan.