Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 16th to 23rd April 2021

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 16th to 23rd April 2021

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

  • Indian and Sri Lankan scientists to undertake joint research
  • Italy launches first ever mega food park & food processing unit in India
  • India and Germany sign agreement on ‘Cities combating plastic entering the marine environment’
  • AP launched Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme
  • MoU between the India and Bangladesh on the establishment of a framework of cooperation in the area of trade remedial measures
  • Priyanka Mohite becomes first Indian woman to scale Mt Annapurna

International News

  • India at 49th spot on internet inclusion globally: Facebook study
  • Henley Passport Index 2021: India’s Ranks 84th, Japan Tops
  • ‘Out of control’ fire breaks out in Cape Town’s Table Mountain National Park
  • World Press Freedom Index 2021: India Ranks 142, Norway Tops
  • Miguel Díaz-Canel to succeed Raúl Castro as the President of Cuba
  • President nominates Kim Boo-kyum as new South Korean Prime Minister
  • New Zealand became the first in the world to introduce climate change law for financial firms
  • India elected to 3 bodies of UN Economic and Social Council
  • India ranks 87th in global energy transition index, Sweden tops

Banking and Financial

  • RBI to set up Regulations Review Authority for one year headed by M Rajeshwar Rao
  • Citigroup to exit consumer banking business in India
  • RBL Bank Mastercard partner to offer first-of its-kind payment functionality
  • JP Morgan, UBS and Citi Research downgrades India’s GDP forecasts for FY22 at 11 %, 10 %,12 %, respectively
  • Icra cuts its FY22 GDP estimate by 0.5%, sees economy expanding by 5%
  • RBI set up a committee about the Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARC) headed by Sudarshan Sen
  • Care Ratings revises India’s GDP growth forecast to 2 pc for FY22

Appointment and Resignation

  • Ayushmann Khurrana roped in as TECNO’s India brand ambassador for 2021
  • RBI approves re-appointment of Murali Natarajan as DCB Bank MD and CEO
  • Puma ropes in Washington Sundar, Devdutt Padikkal as brand ambassadors
  • Justice Sanjay Yadav appointed acting Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court

Awards

  • Wisden Award 2021; ‘Cricketer of the Year’- Ben Stokes; ODI player of the 2010s – Virat Kohli
  • Marathi film Puglya wins Best Foreign Feature at Moscow Film Fest

Defence

  • 8th edition Indo-Kyrgyz Special Forces Exercise ‘Khanjar’ Flags off

Science

  • Gaganyaan: ISRO signs agreement with France
  • NASA launched SpaceX Crew 2 on April 22

Sports

  • Asian Wrestling Championships: Vinesh Phogat, Anshu Malik and Divya Kakran win gold medals
  • Max Verstappen Won Emilia Romagna F1 Grand Prix 2021
  • Football: Barcelona won 2021 Copa del Rey
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas Won Monte Carlo 2021 Title
  • Tamil Nadu’s Arjun Kalyan becomes 68th Indian Grandmaster

Book and Author

  • PM Modi released 4 books related to Babasaheb Ambedkar
  • Title of Suresh Raina’s memoir Book ‘Believe’ released; co-authored by Bharat Sundaresan
  • ‘The Christmas Pig’: JK Rowling to release new children’s book in October

Important day

  • 16 April: World Voice Day (Theme 2021: ONE WORLD|MANY VOICES)
  • 17 April – World Haemophilia Day (Theme 2021: “Adapting to Change”)
  • 18 April- World Heritage Day (Theme 2021: “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”)
  • 19 April: World Liver Day (Theme 2021: ‘Keep your liver healthy and disease-free.’)
  • 20th April: UN Chinese Language Day
  • 21 April – National Civil Service Day
  • 21 April: World Creativity and Innovation Day
  • 22 April- World Earth Day (Theme 2021: Restore Our Earth)

Obituary

  • Tamil actor Vivek passes away at 59
  • Renowned radiologist Kakarla Subba Rao Passed away
  • National Award-winning film-maker Sumitra Bhave passed away at 78
  • Former Assam Chief Minister Bhumidhar Barman Passed away at 91
  • Poet Sankha Ghosh passes away at 89
  • Former RBI Governor Maidavolu Narasimham dies in Hyderabad
  • Former Olympian Indian footballer Ahmed Hussain passes away
  • Padma Vibhushan awardee Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan passes away
  • Veteran actor Kishore Nandlaskar passes away

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