Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 15th August to 22nd August 2020

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 15th August to 22nd August 2020

Dear Aspirants,

As we all know that General Awareness/ Current Affairs Part is playing a major role in any exam weather it will be SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railway, or any other government examinations. So here we are providing the weekly one liner current affairs for every upcoming exam which has GA section. Weekly one liner current affairs consist top news in one line which is important for every exams. Check Weekly current affairs below and update yourself with weekly one liner current affairs here.

♦National News

  • India celebrates 74th Independence Day
  • One India One Market for Farmers
  • PM Modi announced India will soon introduce a new cyber security policy
  • PM Modi launches National Digital Health Mission
  • Modi government launches the “world’s largest connectivity project” Optical-fibre connectivity
  • India Target to have zero road fatalities by 2030: Nitin Gadkari
  • Rajnath Singh launches online portal ‘SRIJAN’ to promote indigenisation in defence production
  • Central Water Commission and Google launch Flood forecasting Initiative
  • Supreme Court judgment on daughters’ right to property
  • Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launches Swachh Bharat Mission Academy
  • Nagaland Government launched Centralized e-commerce platform “YellowChain”
  • Amazon launches seller driven ‘Itna Aasan Hai’ campaign
  • Indian Railways constructing world’s tallest pier bridge in Manipur
  • Chhattisgarh CM announces ‘Padhai Tuhar Para’ scheme for school students
  • Gwalior-Chambal Expressway to be named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Kozhikode plane crash: AAIB forms five-member inquiry panel Headed by Captain S S Chahar
  • Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020 announced by M Venkaiah Naidu
  • Manduadih becomes ‘Banaras’: MHA gives nod for name change of major railway station in UP
  • UP Govt. launched the Electronics Manufacturing Policy
  • Dhanwantari Rath: Ayurveda at doorsteps of Delhi Police Families
  • National Recruitment Agency gets Cabinet’s nod. Common Eligibility Test for govt jobs, PSBs
  • Indore wins Swachh Survekshan 2020 for fourth consecutive time
  • India ranks first in number of organic farmers
  • India attends World Conference of Speakers of Parliament
  • National Commission on Population: India’s Population to be more feminine in 2036
  • India Ranked 57th in Digital Quality of Life 2020, Denmark tops
  • Madhya Pradesh to offer jobs based on CET conducted by NRA
  • AP Govt Signed MoU with Reliance Retail, Jio and Allana Group to Help Women SHGs Market Their Products
  • MP’s Police launched “Ek Sankalp – Bujurgo ke naam” campaign proves to be boon for senior citizens amid corona pandemic
  • Nitin Gadkari launches “Harit Path app” stresses on greener national highways

♦International News

  • Taiwan purchases F-16 jets from US
  • UAE-Israel agreed for peace agreement namely “Abraham Accord”
  • Mali’s President Keita resigns after military mutiny
  • Luis Rodolfo Abinader sworn in as 54th President of Dominican Republic
  • India & Israel sign cultural agreement to further boost people-to-people ties
  • Keith Rowley Became Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago for a 2nd Consecutive Term
  • India, Japan and Australia to launch “Supply Chain Resilience Initiative” to counter China
  • Israel’s MoU with UP to resolve Bundelkhand water crisis

♦Banking and Financial

  • HDFC Bank launches Shaurya KGC Card for Armed Forces
  • India’s forex reserves surge by $3.62 bn to fresh all-time high
  • RBI’s Central Board headed by Shaktikanta Das approved a dividend of Rs 57,128 crore to Central Govt
  • PNB launches Digital Apnayen campaign to encourage digital banking
  • EU launches 1-mn-euro project in Maharashtra, Odisha for skilling women in housing sector
  • UK launches 3 million pounds Innovation Challenge Fund in India
  • India’s GDP to contract 5% in Apr-June quarter: SBI report
  • ADB approves $1 billion loan for construction of Delhi-Meerut RRTS
  • Flipkart signs MOU with IIT Patna, to help students get real world industry exposure
  • SBI General Insurance Launches ‘Shagun – Gift an insurance’ policy
  • Reliance Retail acquires majority stake in Netmeds for ₹620 crore
  • Data & AI have potential to add $500 billion to economy by 2025: Nasscom
  • Bharti AXA Life partners with SBM Bank India for insurance distribution
  • HSBC India launched green deposit programme for corporate clients
  • ICICI Lombard to acquire Bharti AXA General Insurance

ALSO READ: Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 1st August to 7th August 2020

♦Appointment and Resignation

  • GoAir appoints Kaushik Khona as new CEO, to replace Vinay Dube
  • ebikeGo appoints Harbhajan Singh as brand ambassador
  • Rakesh Asthana appointed New BSF DG
  • Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik Moved to Meghalaya, Third Shift In 2 Years, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been given additional charge of Goa
  • DBS Bank India appoints Prashant Joshi as MD and Head of National Distribution
  • Cricketer Rohit Sharma Appointed Oakley’s Brand Ambassador in India
  • NPCI International Payments Limited’; Appointed Ritesh Shukla as its CEO
  • Ashwani Bhatia appointed as managing director of State Bank of India
  • Former Finance Secy Rajiv Kumar Appointed New Election Commissioner

♦Awards

  • Nagaland school wins Pallikutam award for innovation in education

♦Sports

  • MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina retire from international cricket on the same day on 15th Aug
  • Dream11 wins IPL 2020 title sponsorship rights for ₹222 crore
  • Lewis Hamilton dominates to win Spanish GP
  • Mukundakam Sharma handed over the recommendations for National Sports Award of 2020
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan Wins Sixth World Snooker Championship 2020

READ MORE: Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 8th August to 14th August 2020

♦Book and Author

  • Michael Cohen’s Book “Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump
  • A Book Titled ‘One Arranged Murder’ Authored by Chetan Bhagat

♦Important day

  • 19th August: World Photography Day
  • 19th August: World Humanitarian Day
  • CII India launched Healthcare Week from August 17-21, 2020
  • 20th August: World Mosquito Day
  • 20th August: Sadbhavana Diwas 2020
  • 20th August: Indian Akshay Urja Day 2020
  • August 21: World Senior Citizen’s Day 2020

♦Obituary

  • 16th August: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Second death anniversary
  • Former India opener Chetan Chauhan passes away
  • Bollywood Director-actor Nishikant Kamat passed away
  • Legendary classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passes away
  • Former Cricketer Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan passed away

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