Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 16 December to 23 December 2021

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs December: Part 3

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

  • Govt launched National Helpline to report Atrocities against SCs, STs
  • Andhra Pradesh inked pact with UN-FAO & ICAR for sustainable agriculture
  • NTPC will set up India’s 1st Green Hydrogen Microgrid Projects at Simhadri, AP
  • Durga Puja on UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ list
  • Jharkhand CM launched Sports Action toward Harnessing Aspiration of Youth (SAHAY) scheme for maoist-hit areas
  • 7th India International Science Festival 2021 held at Panaji, Goa
  • PFC signed agreement with GreenCell Mobility for deployment of 350 electric buses in Uttar Pradesh
  • Rajasthan signed MoU with Rays Power Infra to generate 500 MW of green electricity
  • Meta expanded partnership with CBSE to provide a curriculum on digital safety and online well-being and AR
  • Haryana launched ‘Khel Nursery scheme 2022-23’ to promote sports
  • Centre granted ‘in-principle’ approval for 6 Nuclear Reactors at Jaitapur, Maharashtra
  • Cabinet cleared proposal to raise women’s marriage age from 18 to 21 years
  • Rural Development Minister launched Management Information System portal named ‘Vikas Portal’ for rankings of States/UTs in Land Acquisition Projects
  • PM Modi laid foundation stone of Ganga Expressway in UP
  • India’s 1st International Arbitration and Mediation Centre (IAMC) inaugurated in Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Tata Motors signed MoU with Maharashtra to set up vehicle scrapping facility
  • GAIL signed MoU with GACL for setting up 500 KLD Bioethanol plant in Gujarat
  • PM Narendra Modi launched development projects worth Rs 650 crores in Goa
  • Odisha CM launched Mukhyamantri Vayu Swasthya Seva for remote tribal districts
  • Nagaland created 3 new districts Chumukedima, Tseminyu, and Nuiland
  • Punjab CM declared “Krishna Balram Jagannath Rath Yatra” as state festival
  • Odisha CM inaugurated Odisha’s longest bridge over Mahanadi River ‘T-Setu’ in Cuttack
  • J&K Govt signed MoU with University College Birmingham for skill development of students
  • Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) launched Unified Logistics Interface Platform Hackathon “LogiXtics”
  • Maharashtra launched Chalo mobile app & smart card for convenient bus travel
  • UP government will launch ‘Free Smartphone Yojna’ on 25 December

International News

  • India & Uzbekistan partnered to promote cooperation & intensify interregional cooperation
  • India & Vietnam signed agreement to establish partnership in Digital Media and in the field of IT
  • World’s Most Admired Men 2021: PM Modi secured 8th spot
  • Karl Nehammer sworn in as Chancellor of Austria
  • Gabriel Boric elected as President of Chile
  • 5th Truecaller’s Global Spam & Scam Report 2021: India ranked 4th; Brazil topped
  • NITI Aayog & UN-WFP signed SoI to mainstream millets in government programmes

Banking and Financial

  • ADB approved $112 million loan to establish Assam Skill University
  • SEBI set up Advisory Committee for Leveraging Regulatory and Technology Solutions; headed by Madhabi Puri Buch
  • RBI introduced PCA framework for large NBFCs
  • LIC launched ‘Dhan Rekha’ individual savings life insurance plan
  • Cabinet approved incentive scheme for promotion of RuPay Debit Cards and low-value BHIM-UPI transactions
  • Cabinet approved ₹76,000 crore scheme to boost semiconductor manufacturing
  • Paytm launched ‘Paytm Wealth Academy’ EdTech platform to train traders, investors
  • WPI inflation at record high; surges to 23% in November
  • RBI allowed scheduled payments banks, SFBs as Agency Bank to conduct Govt Business
  • RBI imposed Rs 1.8 crores and 30 lakh penalty on PNB and ICICI Bank
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance became 1st Indian insurance company to sign UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Union Bank of India partnered with Home First Finance to offer home loans
  • TVS Motor, BMW Motorrad join hands for EVs
  • IFSCA set up committee for creating a framework for the transfer of stressed loans: headed by G Padmanabhan
  • RBI authorised RBL Bank to collect indirect taxes
  • GoI & KfW signed Euro 442.26 mn loan for Surat Metro Rail Project
  • Equitas Small Finance Bank became Banking Partner of Maharashtra state govt
  • Edelweiss General Insurance partnered with PhonePe to offer digital motor insurance
  • CCI approved acquisition of 100% stake in Air India by Tata Sons
  • IOCL acquired 93% equity share in Indian Gas Exchange Ltd
  • SBI acquired minority stake in JSW Cement for INR 100 crore via CCPS
  • Bank of Baroda grabbed top spot in Digital Payments for FY20-21
  • NPCI partnered with Udemy Business to encourage skill development of its employees
  • Google Pay partnered with Mastercard on Tokenisation for Card-Based Payments
  • RBI empanelled CSB Bank as Agency Bank to undertake banking business of central, state govts
  • CBI signed a co-lending agreement with U GRO Capital
  • Oriental Insurance Company Ltd categorised as Public Shareholder in Axis Bank
  • Wipro has signed a USD 230 million deal to acquire Edgile

Appointment and Resignation

  • Leena Nair appointed as global CEO of ‘Chanel’
  • Gen MM Naravane appointed as Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee
  • Arvind Kumar appointed DG of Software Technology Parks of India
  • Unsoo Kim appointed as MD of Hyundai Motor India Limited
  • Uttarakhand appointed Rishabh Pant as ‘State Brand Ambassador’
  • Mohit Jain appointed President of Indian Newspaper Society
  • Atul Dinkar Rane appointed as DG of BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd
  • PV Sindhu re-elected as member of BWF’s Athletes’ Commission till 2025
  • Pradeep Kumar Rawat appointed as India’s next Ambassador to China
  • IOA named Harjinder Singh as India’s Chef de Mission for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics


  • Sunil Gavaskar honoured with SJFI Medal 2021
  • Simone Biles named Time Magazine’s 2021 Athlete of the Year
  • Kumar Mangalam Birla receives Global Entrepreneur of the Year Award from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)
  • F1 champion Lewis Hamilton received knighthood
  • PM Modi received Bhutan’s highest civilian award
  • Avani Lekhara won ‘Best Female Debut’ honour at 2021 Paralympic Sport Awards
  • SAIL received Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2021
  • Emma Raducanu won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021
  • Divya Hegde won UN Women’s Award for Leadership Commitment 2021
  • P. Jindal Global University won “Digital Innovation of the Year” award at the THE Asia Awards 2021


  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed Rs 2,400 crores contract with BEL for 83 LCA Tejas Mk1A fighters
  • Ashok Leyland partnered with CVRDE, a DRDO arm to develop combat vehicle engines
  • DRDO successfully test-fired new generation ballistic missile ‘Agni P’
  • Indian Navy’s 2nd indigenous stealth destroyer ‘Mormugao’ sailed for maiden sea trials
  • IAF deployed first S-400 air defence system in Punjab sector
  • DRDO conducted flight tests of indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’


  • Adani signed agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for green power


  • David Warner, Hayley Matthews declared ICC Player of the Month for November 2021
  • BCCI formed committee for differently-abled cricketers
  • India won 16 medals in Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship 2021 held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • K Srikanth won silver at BWF World badminton championship
  • BWF World Championships 2021; Loh Kean Yew won Men’s singles & Akane Yamaguchi won Women’s singles title

Book and Author

  • Vice President released the book ‘Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work’; authored by Rahul Rawail
  • A book titled ‘Rewinding of First 25 years of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’ launched; authored by SS Oberoi
  • A book on Yogi Adityanath “The Monk Who Transformed Uttar Pradesh”; authored by Shantanu Gupta
  • Venkaiah Naidu released Telugu book titled ‘Gandhi Topi Governor’ by Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad
  • A book titled “India’s Ancient Legacy of Wellness” authored by Dr Rekha Chaudhari was launched
  • First book of Tusshar Kapoor ‘Bachelor Dad’ released

Important day

  • 16 December 2021: 50th Vijay Diwas observed
  • 17 December: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
  • 18 December: Minorities Rights Day
  • 18 December: International Migrants Day (Theme 2021: Harnessing the potential of human mobility)
  • 18 December: World Arabic Language Day (Theme 2021: “Arabic Language, a bridge between civilizations”)
  • 19 December: Goa Liberation Day
  • 20 December: International Human Solidarity Day
  • 22 December: National Mathematics Day
  • 20-25 December: Good Governance Week 2021 (Theme: “Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur” A film on “Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur” will also be screened.)
  • 23 December: National Farmer’s Day


  • Famous American author Anne Rice passed away
  • INC Leader & former Union Minister R L Jalappa passed away
  • Former SC Judge Justice GT Nanavati passed away
  • Pritzker Prize winning architect Richard Rogers passed away

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