Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 10 to 16 January 2021

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs January: Part 2

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

  • Assam govt signed an MoU with NDDB to set up Joint Venture worth 2000 Crore for dairy development
  • Bhupender Yadav chaired 19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority; 14 Tiger Reserves got CA|TS Accreditation
  • Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) selected TCS for 2nd phase of Passport Seva Program
  • Odisha’s Ganjam district was declared child marriage-free
  • National Health Mission launched project ‘Niramay’ in Assam
  • Kevadia railway station renamed as Ekta Nagar railway station
  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched India’s 1st Mobile Honey Processing Van at Ghaziabad
  • Kochi became India’s first city to have a Water Metro Project
  • Telangana govt launched 1st of its Kind Mobile App ‘Urban Forest Park’
  • J&K signed an MoU with Dubai’s Century Financial to receive USD 100 million investment
  • PM Modi inaugurated MSME Technology Centre & Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Manimandapam in Puducherry
  • India’s oldest sloth bear ‘Gulabo’ died at Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal
  • SC appointed a high-level committee to investigate PM’s security breach in Punjab; headed by Indu Malhotra
  • India’s 1st Heli-Hub to be set up in Gurugram, Haryana
  • Indian Railway has launched “Mission Amanat” to help passengers track their lost belongings
  • 18th Kachai Lemon Festival began in Manipur
  • India Skills 2021 national competition concluded; Odisha finished first
  • Adani Group signed MoU with South Korea’s POSCO to develop steel mill in Gujarat
  • Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav released India State of Forest Report 2021
  • Karnataka signed MoU with Singapore’s LNG Alliance to setup state’s 1st LNG terminal in Mangaluru
  • Jitendra Singh launched AI-driven Start-Up for Water Purification by IIT alumni; MoU Signed Between TDB & Swajal Water Private Limited
  • World’s largest Khadi National Flag displayed at Longewala in Jaisalmer

International News

  • Alikhan Smailov appointed as Kazakhstan’s new Prime Minister
  • Henley Passport Index 2022: India ranked 83rd; Japan & Singapore topped
  • Chennai International Airport ranked 8th in Global List for ‘On-Time Performance’
  • Daniel Ortega sworn in as President of Nicaragua for 5th term
  • POWERGRID signed Joint Development Agreement with Africa50 to develop Africa’s 1st PPP Transmission Project in Kenya
  • India announced financial assistance of USD 900 million to Sri Lanka to overcome forex crisis

Banking and Financial

  • SBI Ecowrap report projected India’s GDP growth at 5% for FY22
  • NPCI introduced limits for cash withdrawals and mini statements on AePS transactions
  • RBL Bank collaborated with Google to advance next-gen customer experience
  • Reliance acquired 37% stake in Mandarin Oriental New York hotel
  • ECI increased expenditure limit for candidates in polls
  • Deposits in Jan Dhan accounts crossed Rs 1.5 lakh crores: Finance Ministry
  • RBI set up a separate department for “FinTech”; headed by Ajay Kumar Choudhary
  • GoI will hold 8% stakes of Vodafone Idea in the form of equity
  • World Bank Projected Indian Economy to grow at 3% in FY22 in its ‘Global Economic Prospects’ Report
  • Axis Bank issued 1st letter of credit on Govt-backed Platform Secured Logistics Document Exchange
  • Global economy will shrink by 3% by 2024 as per WEF’s Global Risks Report 2022
  • UBS Securities projected India’s GDP growth at 1% in FY22
  • LazyPay collaborated with SBM Bank India to Launch LazyCard for Easy Credit
  • Axis Bank partnered with MinkasuPay for biometric-based banking payments
  • NABARD signed pact with Arthimpact Digital Loans to support SHGs
  • Paytm Payments Bank became most preferred UPI beneficiary bank in India
  • Retail inflation rose 6-month high to 59% in December 2021
  • UN projected India’s GDP growth at 5% in FY22 in its World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022 report
  • Forex reserves of India decline by USD 1.466 bn to USD 633.614 bn as per RBI data
  • UCO Bank Launched RuPay Select Contactless Debit Card in partnership with NPCI
  • India recorded highest-ever monthly exports at $37.29 billion in December
  • SEBI approved CDSL Venture to set up Accreditation Agency for a period of 3 years
  • RBI released Annual Report of Ombudsman Schemes, 2020-21; complaints rose by 27% in 2021
  • Google Pay has collaborated with Indifi to offer instant digital credit to SMEs
  • Federal Bank launched instant loan approval Portal for MSMEs
  • Snapdeal joined hands with BOB Financial & NPCI to launch Rupay Credit Card
  • WPI inflation declined to 56% in December 2021
  • Yes Mutual Fund renamed as White Oak Capital Mutual Fund

Appointment and Resignation

  • Urjit Patel appointed Vice President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Navrang Saini assigned additional charge as Chairperson of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)
  • Viresh Kumar Bhawra assumed charge as Director General of Punjab Police
  • Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas appointed as Chief Economist of IMF
  • RajKummar Rao appointed as brand ambassador of RenewBuy
  • S Somanath appointed as the new chairman of ISRO
  • Raghuvendra Tanwar appointed chairman of Indian Council of Historical Research
  • Shersingh B Khyalia appointed as CEO of Adani Power

Awards

  • Kerala Arts and Crafts Village Organization’ won ‘International Craft Award for 2021
  • Forensic Science Laboratory won 2021 Silver SKOCH Award for Governance at 78th SKOCH Summit
  • Golden Globe Awards 2022 announced: ‘The Power of the Dog’ won the Best motion picture, drama; Will Smith won the Best actor in a motion picture, drama and Nicole Kidman won the Best actress in a motion picture, drama
  • Harshaali Malhotra awarded Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2022
  • HDFC Bank named as Best Private Bank in India at the Global Private Banking Awards 2021
  • NIRAMAI Health Analytix & InnAccel Technologies received Global Women’s Health Tech Awards
  • Former West Indies Cricketer Clive Lloyd Receives Knighthood

Defence

  • DRDO successfully test-fired naval variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from INS Visakhapatnam
  • DRDO successfully test-fired MPATGM in its final “deliverable configuration”
  • Philippines became 1st country to buy BrahMos supersonic cruise missile for $374.96 million

Science

  • Defence Minister inaugurated Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science and Technology at Chandigarh University
  • ISRO successfully conducted qualification tests of Cryogenic Engine for Gaganyaan

Sports

  • Bharath Subramaniyam became India’s 73rd chess Grandmaster
  • 2022 Adelaide International 1: Gael Monfils won Men’s Singles & Ashleigh Barty won Women’s Singles title
  • Melbourne Summer Set 1 trophy 2022: Rafael Nadal won Men’s Singles & Simona Halep won Women’s Singles title
  • Ajaz Patel declared ICC Player of the Month for December 2021
  • Karnataka will host Khelo India Games in 2023
  • Tata group replaced Vivo as the title sponsor of the IPL for the 2022 & 2023 seasons
  • Savita Punia named captain of Indian women hockey team for Women’s Hockey Asia Cup 2022
  • AISCD got approval from ICSD to hold 1st World Deaf T20 Cricket Championship at Kerala in 2023
  • Tasnim Mir became the World No 1 in Badminton U-19 Girls Singles

Book and Author

  • Thomas Matthew wrote Ratan Tata’s biography titled ‘Ratan N. Tata: The Authorized Biography’
  • Autobiography of Arundhati Bhattacharya “Indomitable: A Working Woman’s Notes on Life, Work and Leadership” released

Important day

  • PM declared 26 December will be observed as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ every year from 2022
  • 9 January: Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
  • 10 January: World Hindi Day
  • 11 January: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • 12 January: National Youth Day (Theme 2022: “It’s all in the mind.”)
  • 14 January: Indian Armed Forces Veterans Day
  • 15 January: Indian Army Day
  • 16 January: National Startup Day

Obituary

  • Oscar-winning lyricist and composer Marilyn Bergman passed away
  • President of European Parliament David Sassoli passed away
  • Renowned Kannada writer Professor Chandrashekhar Patil passed away
  • Olympic medal-winning Athlete Deon Lendore passed away

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