Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 1 to 7 May 2022

May Weekly One Liner Current Affairs Part 1

Every government exam including SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railways, and other competitive exams, has general awareness / current affairs section.

The general awareness / current affairs section is a major deciding factor in competitive exams now-a-days.

We provide weekly one-liner current affairs for any forthcoming exam that contains a General Awareness section. You will get benefited from our weekly one-liner current affairs in all the upcoming examinations, as we cover most of the topics.

The weekly one-liner current affairs summarise the most important news from the previous week in one line.

We’ve provided the weekly one-liner current affairs below to assist you prepare for the general awareness / current affairs for upcoming examinations and stay updated on current events.

National News

  • Maharashtra Cabinet approved first-of-its-kind ‘Maharashtra Gene Bank Project’ for biodiversity conservation
  • Tata Power signed MoU with National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) to install 5000 EV charging points across Mumbai
  • PM Modi inaugurated Semicon India Conference 2022 at Bengaluru
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar inaugurated nation’s first ethanol plant in Purnia
  • Karnataka govt signed pact with ISMC Analog to set up semiconductor fab plant
  • Mega Health Festival inaugurated in Puducherry
  • Railways Ministry signed MoU with C-DoT to work together for Public Safety & Security Services
  • Haryana govt will build stadium in Neeraj Chopra’s hometown
  • Chhattisgarh launched ‘Mukhyamantri Mitaan Yojana’ for doorstep delivery of 100 public services
  • Indian Army signed MoU to set up coaching centre for underprivileged students in Manipur
  • Rajasthan’s ‘Miyan ka Bada’ Railway Station renamed to ‘Mahesh Nagar Halt’
  • Maharashtra launched loan scheme ‘Jivhala’ for inmates serving sentences in jails
  • RailTel & WHO inaugurated Mobile Container Hospital at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  • RPF launched focused effort under “Operation Satark” from 5th to 30th April 2022
  • Telangana extended insurance coverage to handloom & power loom weavers under ‘Nethanna Bima’ scheme
  • India’s 1st tribal health observatory will be set up in Odisha
  • Haryana launched ‘Vehicle Movement Tracking System’ mobile app to track movement of sand, mining vehicles
  • Manipur CM Biren Singh launched Direct Benefit Transfer for organic farmers
  • India’s 1st Flow Chemistry Technology Hub Set up at Hyderabad
  • Rajasthan became the 1st 10 GW Solar State
  • Civil Registration System Report 2020 released; Ladakh recorded highest sex ratio in the country in 2020

International News

  • Statue of Unity included in ‘8 Wonders of SCO’ list
  • NTPC GE Power Services Private Limited (NGSL) signed tripartite MoE to develop floating solar PV projects in Kenya
  • India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement entered into force
  • World Press Freedom Index 2022: India ranked 150th; Norway topped
  • Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022: India 4th best-represented nation; Australia topped
  • Chainalysis 2021 Cryptocurrency Gains by Country: India ranked 21st in estimated Crypto Gains in 2021, US topped
  • India and Germany signed joint declaration of Intent on “Indo-German Green Hydrogen Task Force” & Forest Landscape Restoration
  • The State of the World’s Forests 2022 by FAO: 10% of total forest area on Earth lost in 30 years
  • Bangladesh discovered a new gas field of 20 MMCFD capacity at Koilastila Gas field

Banking and Financial

  • Cabinet approved additional funding of Rs 820 crore for India Post Payments Bank
  • ICICI Bank launched India’s ‘open-for-all’ digital ecosystem for MSMEs
  • RBI imposed penalty of 1.12 crores on Bank of Maharashtra for non-compliance
  • Bharti Airtel acquired 7% stake in Cnergee Technologies under Airtel Startup Accelerator Program
  • RBI modified norms for banks on short term crop loan scheme under KCC
  • Government collected all-time high Rs 1.68 lakh crores as GST revenue of April 2022
  • Union Bank of India became 1st public sector bank to go live on Account Aggregator framework
  • Indian Bank launched pre-approved personal loan under Project World of Advance Virtual Experience (WAVE)
  • HDFC Life became a signatory to United Nations – Supported Principles for Responsible Investment
  • DBS Bank partnered with Headstart and Anthill to support promising startups
  • Fidypay partnered with Yes Bank to push financial inclusion
  • IRDAI allowed insurance companies to invest up to 30% of assets in BFSI sector
  • Bengaluru-based Neobank ‘Open’ became 100th Unicorn of India
  • HDFC ERGO launched ‘Pay as you Drive’ program to reduce upfront costs of premium
  • Canara Bank tied-up with Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) to launch skill loans
  • RBI Monetary Policy (2-4 May, 2022): RBI hiked Repo Rate by 40 bps to 4.40%
  • SC appointed panel for recovery of money from NSEL defaulters; headed by Pradeep Nandrajog
  • SEBI restructured Secondary Market Advisory Committee; headed by Gurumoorthy Mahalingam

Appointment and Resignation

  • Lt Gen BS Raju appointed as Vice Chief of Indian Army
  • Anshul Swami appointed as MD & CEO of Shivalik Small Finance Bank
  • Sahas Malhotra appointed as CEO of JioSaavn
  • Sangeeta Singh appointed as chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
  • Rajiv Ranjan appointed as ex-officio member of RBI Monetary Policy Committee
  • Nand Mulchandani appointed 1st-ever chief tech officer of CIA
  • Tarun Kapoor appointed as advisor to Prime Minister Modi
  • National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) appointed Joydeep Karmakar as National Chief Rifle Coach
  • Arvind Krishna elected to the Board of Directors of Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Venkataramani Sumantran appointed as chairman of Board of Directors of IndiGo

Awards

  • Snow leopard expert Charudutt Mishra won Whitley Gold Award
  • Atal Tunnel received Indian Building Congress (IBC) ‘Best Infrastructure Project’ award
  • DD National Pet Show ‘Best Friend Forever’ won ENBA Award 2021
  • India will be ‘Country of Honour’ at Cannes Marche’ Du Film in France
  • NASA’s climate research scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig won World Food Prize 2022

Defence

  • Indian navy successfully test-fired Anti-ship version of BrahMos missile
  • India’s 1st indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant will be handed over to Indian navy
  • Cochin Shipyard will build India’s 1st indigenous hydrogen-fuelled electric vessel
  • NATO Exercises’ Defender Europe 2022 & Swift Response 2022 began in Poland and 8 other countries
  • Indian Coast Guard commissioned its 2nd ALH Mk III Squadron in Kochi

Science

  • IIT Bombay tied up with India Meteorological Department to develop user-friendly weather forecasting app
  • ISRO planned mission to Venus by December 2024

Sports

  • PV Sindhu won bronze at Asian Badminton Championships
  • India won silver in Asian Girls Youth Beach Handball Championship
  • Harshada Sharad Garud became 1st Indian to win gold medal at IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championship in Greece
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan won record seventh World Snooker Championship Title
  • JAIN University won the Khelo India University Games 2021
  • Kerala won Santosh Trophy for seventh time
  • Real Madrid won 35th Spanish League title
  • Dhanush Srikanth won gold in men’s 10m air rifle at 24th Deaflympics in Brazil
  • Olympian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur provisionally suspended
  • Vedika Sharma won bronze in women’s 10m air pistol in Deaflympics 2021
  • Annual ICC Team Rankings 2022: India remained on top in T20 Team Rankings

Book and Author

  • Devendra Fadnavis released a book titled “Amit Shah Ani Bhajapachi Vatchal” originally written by Dr Anirban Ganguly & Shiwanand Dwivedi and translated into Marathi by Dr Jyostna Kolhatkar
  • A new book titled “Leaders, Politicians, Citizens” authored by Rasheed Kidwai

Important day

  • 1 May: International Labour Day
  • 1 May: Maharashtra and Gujarat Statehood Day
  • 1 May (first Sunday of every May): World Laughter Day
  • 2 May: World Tuna Day
  • 3 May: World Press Freedom Day (Theme 2022: ‘Journalism under Digital Siege’)
  • 3 May (first Tuesday of May): World Asthma Day (Theme 2022: ‘Closing Gaps in Asthma Care’)
  • 4 May: International Firefighter’s Day
  • 4 May: Coal Miners Day
  • 5 May: World Portuguese language Day
  • 5 May: World Hand Hygiene Day (campaign theme 2022: “a health care ‘quality and safety climate or culture’ that values hand hygiene and infection prevention and control”)
  • 6 May: International No Diet Day

Obituary

  • British Formula 1 Driver Tony Brooks passed away

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