Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 16th May to 24th May 2020

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 16th May to 24th May 2020

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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

  • Aatma Nirbhar Bharat” Package Details: In Shortcut
  • Shri Arjun Munda launches ‘Goal’ programme for Digital Skilling of Tribal Youth
  • Gujarat Govt launches ‘Atmanirbhar Gujarat Sahay Yojna’ to provide loans to small businessmen
  • West Bengal Govt.  announces two new schemes ‘Sneher Porosh’ & ‘Prochesta’
  • Madhya Pradesh launches Charan Paduka initiative for migrant labourers
  • Cyclone Amphan intensifies into ‘extremely severe storm’; Odisha, Bengal on alert
  • MOHUA announces results of Star rating of garbage free cities
  • Government launches scheme for 100 % solarisation of Konark sun temple & Konark town
  • NTA launches ‘National Abhyas App’ for JEE Main and NEET aspirants
  • J&K starts an initiative SUKOON’ – COVID-19 Beat the Stress
  • Mee Annapurna programe launched for farmers in Maharashtra
  • Yogi Adityanath Launches ‘UP Startup Fund’, Hands Over First Tranche Of Rs 15 Cr To SIDBI
  • Govt extends ‘Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana’ by 3 yrs till Mar 2023
  • Sonia launches “Nyay scheme” for farmers in Chhattisgarh
  • MP Govt launch Didi Vehicle Service for rural women
  • India, Bangladesh sign pact to operationalise 5 more ports of call, 2 new routes
  • Patanjali’s digital platform OrderMe starts with 10K daily transaction
  • ‘Tatpar’ scheme in Ranchi to transport migrant workers
  • PM Modi announces interim relief of Rs 1,000 crore to West Bengal and Rs. 500cr. to Odisha
  • Madhya Pradesh CM to inaugurate ‘Everybody will get employment’ scheme
  • Hunar Haat’ to make comeback in September with theme ‘Local to Global’

♦International News

  • Israel Names Street After Rabindranath Tagore On The Poet’s 159th Birthday
  • PM of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu sworn-in for the 5th time
  • World Health Assembly (WHA) being held virtually in Geneva on May 18 to 19
  • China announces USD 2 billion in coronavirus help at WHO assembly
  • Nepal approves new map including Lipulekh, Kalapani, Limpiyadhura amidst border row with India
  • India Provides US$ 2 Million to UNRWA for the Welfare of Palestine Refugees
  • Moeketsi Majoro sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister
  • US Senate passes law to ban Chinese companies listing on exchanges
  • UNICEF and Airtel Africa announce partnership to support children and families affected by COVID-19
  • World Bank to rescue with $160-billion aid to 100 nations
  • Microsoft stopped online sale of Huawei laptops after US ban on Chinese tech companies

♦Banking and Financial

  • RBI governor Shaktikanta Das address to the press conference: Highlights
  • GoI & AIIB sign agreement for USD 145 million to improve irrigation services in West Bengal
  • General Atlantic picks 1.34% stake in Jio platforms for Rs 6,598.38 cr.
  • ICRA sharply cuts India’s GDP growth forecast for FY21 at -5%
  • Finance ministry exempts B2B firms from using only BHIM, RuPay for accepting payments
  • KKR to invest Rs 11,367 crore in Jio Platforms for 2.32% stake
  • Flipkart Partners With Vishal Mega Mart For Home Delivery Of Essentials In 26 Cities
  • ONGC & NTPC sign MOU to set up joint venture for renewable energy business
  • Nabard sanctions Rs 1,500 cr for Punjab to ensure credit flow to farmers
  • Nine NBFCs surrender certificate of registration
  • Nabard extends ₹20,500-cr special liquidity facility to co-op banks, RRBs
  • FIEO expects 20% fall in export during FY21 over coronavirus pandemic
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank becomes first Indian lender to allow video KYC
  • Flipkart ties up with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance for digital motor cover
  • IRDAI allows Union Bank of India to continue 30% holding in IndiaFirst Life Insurance
  • CCI approves 100% acquisition of Emami Cement by NVCL
  • UN downgraded the global economy growth forecast to 2.7% in 2019 and 2.9% in 2020
  • Telangana records 15% GSDP growth in FY19 with Rs. 8,66,875 crore

♦Appointment and Resign

  • Five-member panel headed by Neerabh Kumar Prasad formed to probe Vizag gas leak, will submit report in one month
  • Zubair Iqbal appointed MD J&K Bank, Chibber to continue as chairman
  • Govt implements Shekatkar Committee recommendations related to creating border infrastructure
  • Rajesh Goel appointed as director general of NAREDCO
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan set to take charge as Chairman WHO Executive Board on 22 May
  • Alibaba’s Jack Ma resigns from SoftBank board
  • Govinda Rajulu Chintala appointed NABARD chairman
  • Mr Dilip Oommen is new president of Indian Steel Association
  • World Bank names Carmen Reinhart as chief economist and vice president


  • ISRO directs startups to build local tech for Gaganyaan mission
  • Researchers found a new species fungi named “Troglomyces twitteri”


  • FDI in defence increased from 49% to 74%
  • Defence Minsitry Approves Rs 400 Crore-Scheme For Testing Domestic Defence Products
  • Army’s “Game-Changing” Proposal To Allow 3-Year Tenure For Civilians
  • Govt Approves 26 Defence Items From Local Suppliers to Boost ‘Make in India’


  • Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee recommends ban on usage of saliva
  • NADA Suspends Powerlifters Savita Kumari and Ankit Shishodia for violating anti-doping rules


  • Bengaluru doctor Hema Divakar gets “Global Asian award”

♦Important Day

  • 16th May: International Day of Living Together in Peace
  • Third Saturday in May: Armed Forces Day 2020
  • 16th May: International Day of Light
  • 17th May: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020 (Theme 2020:  “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”)
  • 17th May: World Hypertension Day 2020 (Theme 2020:  “Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer”.)
  • 18th May: International Museum Day 2020 (Theme 2020: Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.)
  • 18th May: World’s AIDS Vaccine Day 2020
  • 16th May: National Dengue Day 2020
  • 20th May: World Bee Day 2020 (Theme 2020:Engage Bee)
  • 20th May: World Metrology Day (Theme 2020: Measurements for global trade)
  • 21st May: National Anti Terrorism Day 2020 (death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi)
  • 21st May: International Tea Day 2020
  • 21st May: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • 22nd May: International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 (Theme 2020: ‘Our solutions are in nature’)
  • 23 May: International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (Theme 2020:”End gender inequality! End health inequities! End Fistula now!”)
  • 23rd May: World Turtle Day

♦Book and Author

  • A Book titled “Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City” authored by Fang Fang


  • Bengali author Sahitya Akademi winner Debesh Roy passes away
  • Marathi Writer, Director, Ratnakar Matkari Dies of COVID-19 at 81

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