Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 16 August to 22 August 2021

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 16 August to 22 August 2021

Dear students,

We all know how essential the General Awareness/ Current Affairs portion is in every exam, whether it’s for SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railway, or any other government exam. As a result, we’ll be providing weekly one-liner current affairs for any future exam featuring a GA portion.
Weekly one-liner current affairs condense the most important news into a single line, which is required reading for all exams. Weekly current affairs are presented below, which will keep you updated with the weekly one-liner current affairs.

National News

  • Bharat Petroleum launches door-to-door delivery of ‘High-Speed Diesel’
  • PM Announces ₹100 Lakh Crore ‘Gati Shakti’ Infra Scheme To Boost Jobs
  • PM Modi sets 2047 target for becoming ‘energy independent’
  • CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy launches Rs 4,500 crore ‘Naadu-Nedu-2’ to remodel 16,000 govt schools in AP
  • Kaziranga becomes India’s first national park with satellite phones
  • 75 new Vande Bharat trains to connect all parts of India
  • ‘Nation First, Always First,’ theme of 75th Independence Day
  • Rice under all scheme to be fortified by 2024
  • Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel announces 4 new districts
  • Six lakh villages to get internet connectivity by 2024
  • India launched UNITE Aware Platform in collaboration with UN
  • BRICS signs deal on cooperation in remote sensing satellite data sharing
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched ‘Ubharte Sitaare Fund’
  • India’s highest herbal park inaugurated in Uttarakhand

International News

  • Hakainde Hichilema as a Zambia’s new president
  • Ghaziabad is world’s second most polluted city of 2020, Judbury in Australia cleanest: British company HouseFresh
  • Malaysia’s King appoints Ismail Sabri as Prime Minister
  • Apple tops Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies list 2021

Banking and Financial

  • RBI cancels licence of Karnala Nagari Sahakari Bank, Panvel in Maharashtra
  • India Ratings revises India’s FY22 GDP growth to 4%
  • SBI Life launches new-age term insurance policy “SBI Life eShield Next”
  • RBI to introduce ‘Regulatory GAAR’ for round-tripping
  • India-ADB: USD 500 million loan agreement signed for Bengaluru Metro
  • RBI to put in place a “PRISM” to strengthen compliance by lenders
  • RBI introduced Financial Inclusion Index
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank launches ‘Neo Collections’ Digital Repayment platform

Appointment and Resignation

  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas named MAMI film festival chairperson
  • Amway India appointed Mirabai Chanu as brand ambassador
  • PR Sreejesh to be brand ambassador of Kerala adventure tourism
  • NK Singh appointed New President of Institute of Economic Growth Society
  • Shanti Lal Jain appointed MD and CEO of Indian Bank

Awards

  • Gallantry Awards 2021: Here’s the list of 144 gallantry awards announced READ HERE
  • Mohammad Azam from Telangana awarded National Youth Award
  • Resolution reintroduced in US Congress to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi
  • Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards 2021: Tamil actor Suriya won the Best Performance Male for Soorarai Pottru, and Vidya Balan grabbed Best Performance Female for Sherni

Defence

  • Indian, Vietnam navies undertake bilateral maritime exercise in South China Sea
  • Indian frigate INS Tabar takes part in exercises Konkan 2021
  • Joint Guidance for the Australia – India Navy to Navy Relationship

Sports

  • Harshit Raja becomes India’s 69th Chess Grandmaster
  • Odisha to sponsor Indian Hockey teams for 10 more years
  • Lionel Messi signs two-year Paris St-Germain deal after leaving Barcelona
  • Amit Kumar walks to win silver medal in World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi

Important day

  • PM declares August 14 to be observed as ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’
  • 19th August: World Photography Day
  • 19th August: World Humanitarian Day (Theme 2021: #TheHumanRace: a global challenge for climate action in solidarity with people who need it the most.)
  • 20th August: Sadbhavna Diwas
  • 20th August: World Mosquito Day (Theme 2021: “Reaching the zero malaria target”.)
  • 20th August: Indian Akshay Urja Day
  • 21st August: World Senior Citizen Day

Obituary

  • Former Indian footballer Chinmoy Chatterjee passes away
  • Tamil actor Anandha Kannan passed away at 48
  • Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Kalyan Singh passed away At 89
  • Godfather of Sudoku, Maki Kaji passes away
  • Actor Chithra passes away

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