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News in Short - 15-March-2022

India’s WPI inflation spikes

Date: 15 March 2022 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • The wholesale inflation across the country rose to 13.11 per cent in February, data released by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed.
  • The wholesale price index (WPI) grew 12.96 per cent during the month of January, while the WPI for December last year was revised to 14.27 per cent from 13.56 per cent.
  • The WPI inflation has remained in the double digits for the 11th consecutive month beginning April 2021.

The power of dog wins best picture award at BAFTA

Date: 15 March 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Sci-fi epic Dune won five prizes and brooding Western The Power of the Dog was named best picture as the British Academy Film Awards.
  • New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion was named best director for The Power of the Dog, becoming only the third woman to win the prize in the awards’ seven-decade history.
  • Cumberbatch lost to Smith, who was named best actor for his performance as the father of Serena and Venus Williams in King Richard.

Oscar winning actor William Hurt passes away

Date: 15 March 2022 Tags: Obituaries
  • Oscar-winning Hollywood actor William Hurt has passed away at the age of 71 due to natural causes.
  • Hurt, who had a long career, was known for his roles in films such as Broadcast News, The Big Chill, and Body Heat.
  • He was nominated four times for an Academy Award, winning it for his role in Kiss of the Spider Woman, 1985.

Russia to source military equipment from China

Date: 15 March 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Russia asked China for military equipment to use in its invasion of Ukraine, a request that heightened tensions about the ongoing war.
  • Russia had requested support from China, including military equipment, to press forward in its ongoing war with Ukraine.
  • The Biden administration is also accusing China of spreading Russian disinformation that could be a pretext for Russian forces to attack Ukraine with chemical or biological weapons.

Lakshya Sen loses Germany Open final

Date: 15 March 2022 Tags: Sports
  • Lakshya got defeated by Thailand’s KunlavutVitidsarn in straight games 21-18, 21-15, in a match that lasted for 57 minutes in the finals of German Open final.
  • The Indian shuttler had earlier defeated reigning Olympic Gold medallist and World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in the semi-final match.
  • Sen has won two Super 100 events in 2019 but this year he has taken big strides, winning bronze at the world championships and then his first Super 500 title at the India Open.