Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 1 to 9 January 2021

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs January: Part 1

Every exam, whether it is SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railway, or any other government exam, includes the General Awareness/ Current Affairs section, which shows the importance of the GA section.
So, we will provide weekly one-liner current affairs for every upcoming examinations that include General Awareness section.
Weekly one-liner current affairs is a must for all exams. Weekly one liners comprises one liners of the most essential news from the previous week.
We’ve added the weekly one-liner current affairs below to help you prepare for the upcoming examinations and keep you updated with Current events.

National News

  • Government approved 19th Tranche of Electoral Bonds
  • Jharkhand partnered with Indian School of Business to boost forest economy
  • Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami launched Free Mobile Tablet scheme
  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched ‘Padhe Bharat’, a 100-days reading campaign
  • Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched “India Semiconductor Mission”
  • Six Task Forces set up by Department of Telecommunications to explore 6G development
  • Energy Transition Advisory Committee set up by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to Prepare Energy Transition Roadmap for India; chaired by Tarun Kapoor
  • Centre released 830 crores to Odisha for Jal Jeevan Mission implementation
  • PM Modi laid foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut
  • Ladakh celebrated traditional new year ‘Losar Festival’ of Tibetan Buddhist
  • Himachal Pradesh became 1st LPG enabled & smoke free Indian state
  • Telangana topped in highest number of open defecation-free (ODF) villages
  • Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched NEAT 3.0 ed-tech solutions
  • Azure Power commissioned 600 MW soler project by SECI in Bikaner, Rajasthan
  • PM Modi inaugurated & laid foundation stone of developmental projects worth over 4800 crores in Imphal, Manipur
  • UJALA scheme completed 7 years; over 36 crores 70 lakh LEDs distributed across the country so far
  • World Food Programme & The Akshaya Patra Foundation partnered to enhance PM POSHAN Scheme
  • Kerala High Court became India’s 1st paperless court
  • Sarbananda Sonowal laid foundation stone of International Yoga Academy in Hyderabad
  • Himachal Pradesh CM launched UNNATI portal, website and mobile app of HPSIDC; HPSIDC signed an MoU with SAIL for the supply of steel
  • Jitendra Singh launched theme of National Science Day 2022
  • Sikkim celebrated Losoong (Namsoong) Festival
  • Science & Technology minister inaugurated India’s first & unique ‘Open Rock Museum’ in Hyderabad
  • Gujarat Chief Minister launched Student Start-ups and Innovation Policy (SSIP) 2.0
  • Jitendra Singh inaugurated 24th Conference on e-Governance 2020-21 in Hyderabad
  • Odisha government signed MoU with GAIL India for clean energy projects
  • A committee constituted to enquire security lapses during PM Punjab visit; headed by Sudhir Kumar Saxena

International News

  • India will chair Counter-Terrorism Committee of UNSC in January 2022
  • France took over European Union Presidency for six months till June 30 2022
  • Apple became world’s first company to touch $3 trillion M-Cap
  • Antigua and Barbuda joined International Solar Alliance as 102nd member
  • Google acquired Israeli cybersecurity startup Siemplify for $500 million
  • Japan & Australia signed defence agreement to counter China

Banking and Financial

  • LIC, GIC Re, and New India Assurance continue to be Domestic Systemically Important Insurers
  • Reliance New Energy Solar Ltd acquired UK’s battery firm Faradion
  • SBI will acquire 95% stake in India International Clearing Corporation (IFSC) Ltd
  • SBI Card joined hands with Paytm for Card Tokenization to protect cardholders’ data
  • LIC inaugurated “Digi Zone” to enhance its Digital Footprint
  • RBI extended deadline for Periodic KYC Update till March 31, 2022
  • Federal Bank signed an MoU with Schwing Stetter India to offer customised financial solutions
  • SEBI reconstituted Market Data Advisory Committee; headed by S Sahoo
  • PM released 10th installment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme
  • CCI approved the acquisition of42% Stake in Jindal Power Limited by Worldone Pvt Ltd
  • com partnered with Axis Bank to launch pre-qualified program for unsecured loans
  • Government collected Rs 1.29 Lakh crores as GST of December 2021
  • RBI approved Fino Payments Bank for international remittance business
  • Tech Mahindra acquired 100% equity shares in Allyis India & Green Investments LLC
  • Nippon India MF launched India’s first Auto Exchange Traded Fund
  • Airtel Payments Bank got scheduled bank status from RBI
  • SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank continue to remain Domestic Systemically Important Banks
  • NBBL launched UPMS to simplify recurring bill payments
  • RBI issued framework for facilitating small-value digital payments in offline mode
  • RBI cancelled authorisation certificates of Muthoot Vehicle & Asset Finance, and Eko India Financial Services
  • CryptoWire launched India’s 1st Index of Cryptocurrencies named ‘IC15’
  • NTPC set to acquire 5% equity stake in Power Exchange India Limited
  • RIL launched India Inc’s biggest bond sale abroad
  • SBI General Insurance launched ‘#BahaneChhodoTaxBachao’ campaign
  • RBI increased banks’ LCR maintenance on Funds received from Non-Financial Small business customers to Rs 7.5 crores
  • RBI laid down eligibility norms for entities tapping credit bureau data
  • Reliance Retail acquired 8% stake in Dunzo for USD 200 million
  • Airtel Payments Bank collaborated with Park+ to offer FASTag-based Parking Solutions
  • National Statistical Office (NSO) estimated India’s GDP Growth at 9.2% in FY22
  • Ind-Ra projected India’s GDP growth forecast at 9.3% in FY22

Appointment and Resignation

  • Vinay Kumar Tripathi appointed as Chairman and CEO of Railway Board
  • VS Pathania takes over as Director-General of Indian Coast Guard
  • Sanjay Arora will hold additional charge as DG of Sashastra Seema Bal
  • Amir Subhani appointed as new Chief Secretary of Bihar
  • Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble suspended over allegations of corruption
  • Vinod Kannan took over as CEO of Vistara airlines
  • Sudan’s PM Abdalla Hamdok announced resignation amid political deadlock
  • Ajay Kumar Choudhary and Deepak Kumar appointed as new Executive Directors of RBI
  • G Asok Kumar appointed as Director-General of National Mission for Clean Ganga
  • Alka Mittal appointed as the 1st woman CMD of ONGC
  • Shafali Verma appointed as Brand Endorser of Bank of Baroda
  • TS Tirumurti assumed new chair of UN Counter-Terrorism Committee
  • Vini Mahajan took charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Jal Shakti
  • Atul Keshap appointed president of U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC)
  • Zhang Ming took over as Secretary-General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization
  • Vijay Paul Sharma reappointed as Chairman of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP)
  • Kuwait’s Haitham Al Ghais appointed as new secretary general of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • RBI re-appointed Anup Bagchi as Executive Director of ICICI Bank
  • LLC appointed Jhulan Goswami as Ambassador of All Women Match Official Team


  • Zishaan A Latif won Ramnath Goenka Award in Photo journalism category
  • Harpreet Chandi became 1st woman of colour to make solo unsupported trek to South Pole
  • JC Chaudhry achieved first ever Guinness World Record in Numerology
  • South Indian Bank won UiPath Automation Excellence awards 2021
  • Indian Express Group announced Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2019
  • UP ranked best state in water conservation efforts at 3rd National Water Awards 2020; Rajasthan 2nd
  • Satish Adiga received ICMR national awardDr Subhas Mukherjee Award”


  • Defence Minister announced 27 Border Infrastructure Projects
  • Russia test-fired Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missiles from frigate and submarine
  • India participated in ‘Sea Dragon’ 2022 exercise at Guam in the Western Pacific


  • Bharti Airtel partnered with HCIPL to offer satellite broadband services


  • India won U-19 Asia Cup 2021 title in Dubai by defeating Sri Lanka
  • South Africa’s Quinton de Kock announced retirement from Test cricket
  • Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez announced retirement from International Cricket
  • Nodirbek Abdusattorov won World Rapid Chess Championship 2021

Book and Author

  • A new book titled “Mamata: Beyond 2021” authored by Jayanta Ghosal
  • A new book titled “Gandhi’s Assassin: The Making of Nathuram Godse and His Idea of India” authored by Dhirendra Jha

Important day

  • 1 January: DRDO Foundation Day
  • 4 January: World Braille Day
  • 6 January: World Day of War Orphans
  • DPIIT & Ministry of Commerce organized “Startup India Innovation Week” from January 10-16, 2022
  • 6 January: BIS Foundation Day


  • Bollywood film producer Vijay Galani passed away
  • Three-time Olympic Gold winning Triple Jump Champion Viktor Saneyev passed away
  • 1971 Indo-Pak war veteran Vice Admiral Sree Harilal Sarma passed away
  • Padma Shri awardee social worker Sindhutai Sapkal passed away
  • Shillong Chamber Choir founder Neil Nongkynrih passed away

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