Morning headlines: 22 July 2022

Amalendu Upadhyaya
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Presidential Elections 2022: Droupadi Murmu declared president-elect

Returning Officer for the Presidential poll and Rajya Sabha Secretary-General PC Mody on Thursday declared the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance’s candidate Droupadi Murmu the winner of the presidential elections 2022. Murmu contested against the Opposition’s candidate Yashwant Sinha. The president-elect will take oath on July 25.

The new Prime minister in Sri Lanka is likely today

Sri Lanka’s President  Ranil Wickremesinghe to appoint the next Prime Minister today. Current cabinet ministers will be sworn in again before the president and function till a national government is agreed upon

UN envoy calls for extension and expansion of ‘transformational’ truce in Yemen


The historic UN-brokered truce in Yemen has largely held for nearly four months, and Special Envoy Hans Grundberg on Thursday urged the Government and Houthi rebels to work towards renewing the “transformational” agreement, which expires on 2 August.

Lebanon: At ‘a crossroad between rebound or collapse’

Lebanon’s water crisis continues to put children at risk

The dire impact of Lebanon’s unrelenting socio-economic crisis prompted the UN Special Coordinator to warn the Security Council behind closed doors on Thursday, that the country stands at “a crossroad between rebound or collapse”.

One year ago, UNICEF warned that the water system was at a breaking point. While a total collapse of public water supply networks has so far been averted, the crisis has not been resolved and millions of people are affected by the limited availability of clean and safe water.

Climate change: New approach needed to gauge animal health impact on emissions

Animal health is important to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but a greater investment is needed to evaluate the impact, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners said in a report published on Thursday.

Emergency Committee meets again as Monkeypox cases pass 14,000: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday reconvened the Monkeypox Emergency Committee to assess the public health implications of the evolving multi-country outbreak, as global cases passed 14,000, with six countries reporting their first cases last week.

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