Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 16th to 22nd April 2020

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 16th to 22nd April 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

  • DST rolls out integrated geospatial platform “Sahyog”
  • Jim Corbett becomes India’s first quarantine facility for animals
  • DRDO develops kiosk for Covid-19 sample collection
  • A total of 170 districts in 25 states was clearly described and showed as COVID-19 hotspots by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
  • Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman attends the Plenary Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) through video-conference
  • Kisan Rath Mobile App launched to facilitate transportation of food grains and perishables during lockdown
  • CSIR-CFTRI’s Protein-Enriched Biscuits Reach COVID-19 Patients
  • Centre releases 7,300 crore rupees to States & UTs under MGNREGS
  • Government launches online data pool of critical human resource for combating and containing Covid-19
  • Rajasthan govt launches new app Aayu & Sehat Sathi to battle coronavirus
  • Delhi govt: Use ‘Assess Koro Na’ app for door-to-door survey in containment zones
  • India Drops 2 Places to Rank 142nd on Global Press Freedom Index (Top-Norway, Bottom- North Korea)


  • Asia to see zero per cent growth in 2020: IMF
  • South Korea’s ruling party President Moon Jae-in’s wins general elections amid Covid-19 pandemic
  • RBI’s 3-month EMI moratorium could provide ₹2.1 lakh crore liquidity to companies
  • India gifts 23 tonnes of essential medicines to Nepal

♦Banking and Financial

  • Economic growth may fall to 1.1% in FY21, says SBI report
  • BSNL, SBI partner to launch UPI-based payment platform Bharat InstaPay
  • Reverse repo rate is being reduced by 25 bps from 4 per cent to 3.75 per cent under Liquidity adjustment facility (LAF)
  • The measures though significant were not substantial enough as a mere Rs 50,000 crore in the form of TLTRO is rather conservative. However, for the moment major concerns have been addressed as real estate and NBFC sectors have received massive relief, NBFCs (small and large) have liquidity coming in from TLTRO 2.0

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  • AIIB to lend USD 500 mn to India to help fight COVID-19 pandemic
  • RBI cancels banking license of Mapusa Urban Co-op Bank
  • Government revised FDI Rules to limit the takeover of Indian firms
  • RBI moratorium: 10% provisioning may shave Rs 35,000 cr off bank profits
  • S&P slashes India’s FY21 growth forecast to 1.8%
  • TVS Motor acquires iconic British bike company Norton
  • Facebook buys 9.99% stake in Reliance Jio for Rs 43,574 crore
  • Paytm Payments Bank partners Mastercard to launch debit cards


  • Ajay Mahajan appointed MD & CEO of Care Ratings
  • Vineet Arora appointed MD, CEO of Paytm General Insurance
  • Anand named ambassador for WWF India
  • BSNL CMD P K Purwar takes Additional charge of MTNL
  • Kapil Dev Tripathi appointed Secretary to President Kovind
  • SC appoint Justices Dipankar Datta, Biswanath Somadde and Mohammad Rafiq as the Chief Justice of High Court of Bombay, Meghalaya and Orissa respectively.
  • HSBC appoints Noel Quinn as Chief Executive Officer
  • N Kamakodi reappointed as MD & CEO of City Union Bank


  • Charles Leclerc wins Chinese Virtual Grand Prix

♦Important Day

  • 14th March: The International Day of Mathematics (1st Time)
  • 16th April: World Voice Day (Theme 2020: FOCUS ON YOUR VOICE)
  • 17th April: World Haemophilia Day (Theme 2020: “Get+involved”)
  • 18th April: World Heritage Day 2020 (Theme 2020: Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility)
  • 19th April: World Liver Day 2020
  • 21st April: National Civil services day
  • 21st April: World Creativity and Innovation Day
  • 22nd April: Earth Day 2020 (Theme 2020: ‘Climate Action’)

♦Book and Author

  • Shuttling to the Top: The Story of P.V. Sindhu, written by V. Krishnaswamy
  • A book titled “How the Onion Got Its Layers” authored by Sudha Murty


  • Actor Ranjit Chowdhry passes away
  • BMW India CEO Rudratej Singh passes away
  • Tom and Jerry director, Oscar winning animated filmmaker Gene Deitch passes away

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