Top 10 Morning headlines: 18 July 2022

Amalendu Upadhyaya
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Presidential election today

Nearly 4,800 elected MPs and MLAs will vote today to elect the 15th President of India, with NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu having a clear edge over Opposition’s Yashwant Sinha as over 60% of votes are expected to be cast in her favour.

Monsoon session of Parliament from today

Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday sought the cooperation of all members of the House to ensure a “good” Monsoon session of Parliament, saying this would be their “farewell gift” to him.

Oskar Sala is trending today on Google.

Tech giant Google is celebrating the 112th birth anniversary of physicist Oskar Sala, who is also an innovative electronic music composer, with its doodle on Monday.

Ghana confirms its first outbreak of highly infectious Marburg virus

Ghana has officially confirmed two cases of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious disease similar to Ebola, its health service said on Sunday, after two people who later died tested positive for the virus earlier this month.

Guterres hails healer and ‘mentor to generations’, Nelson Mandela

The UN chief in his message to mark Monday’s International Day in honour of Nelson Mandela hailed the first Black President of post-Apartheid South Africa and racial justice icon, “a giant of our time”, who remains a “moral compass” for us all.

Detection of Monkeypox virus DNA in saliva and other clinical samples

A new study from Barcelona has detected monkeypox virus DNA in the saliva of all patients with acute monkeypox infection. The study published in the journal Eurosurveillance examined 147 different biological samples, including saliva and semen, for viral DNA from 12 patients with confirmed monkeypox infection by RT PCR.

The attitude of PM is unparliamentary

The monsoon session of Parliament is starting today. The all-party meeting was called in Parliament yesterday on Sunday. It is reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not attend this meeting.

Congress has said that this attitude of the PM is unparliamentary.

BJD to support NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar

Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has announced that it will support NDA’s vice-presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar.

The presidential election is not about two candidates, but about ideologies: Yashwant Sinha

Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha, in his final appeal ahead of Monday’s polling, said on Sunday that the election is not about the identity of two candidates but about ideologies and ideals.

3rd ODI: India beat England by 5 wickets to win the series 2-1

Hardik Pandya’s stellar performance and Rishabh Pant’s stellar first century in 50-over cricket helped India beat England by five wickets in the third and final ODI at Old Trafford in Manchester to win the three-match series 2-1 on Sunday. All-rounder Hardik Pandya (4/24) and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (3/60) helped India bundle out England for 259 in 45.5 overs.

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