Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 17 to 24 January 2022

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs January: 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

  • India’s first coal to methanol plant built by BHEL inaugurated in Hyderabad
  • Chhattisgarh Government will launch Rojgar Mission to create job opportunities
  • 16th India Digital Summit 2022 organised by Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)
  • RIL signed MoU with Gujarat for investing Rs 5.95 lakh crore in Green Projects
  • MeitY organized 26th CISO Deep Dive Training program under Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative
  • Kerala’s Kumbalangi village became India’s 1st sanitary napkin-free village
  • Telangana govt launched Mana Ooru Mana Badi programme
  • MSDE signed MoU with IGNOU to link vocational education with higher education
  • Odisha & WFP partnered to improve food security, farmers’ resilience
  • SEBI launched ‘Saa₹thi’ mobile app for investor education & awareness
  • Cabinet approved infusion of 1,500 crores in Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited
  • Amazon India signed an MoU with NIFientreC to empower grassroot entrepreneurs
  • Himachal Pradesh CM launched ‘Apna Kangra’ app to promote local handicrafts through tourism
  • Jerri hamlet in Reasi District declared as first Milk Village of J&K
  • Karnataka became India’s first state to launch AVGC Center of Excellence in Bengaluru
  • Haryana & Himachal Pradesh signed MoU to revive Saraswati River
  • Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) released ‘Climate of India during 2021’ report
  • India’s 1st para-badminton academy launched in Lucknow
  • India’s First “District Good Governance Index” for 20 Districts released
  • NITI Aayog & RMI India released a report ‘Banking on Electric Vehicles in India’
  • PM Modi will inaugurate 216-foot statue of RamanujacharyaStatue of Equality’ in Hyderabad

International News

  • PM will deliver ‘State of the World’ address at WEF’s Davos Agenda
  • Oxfam India released ‘Inequality Kills’ Report
  • Dubai opens its Infinity Bridge for traffic for the first time
  • Nusantara has been selected as the new capital of Indonesia
  • First BRICS Sherpas meeting of 2022 held under Chinese chairship
  • ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2022 projected global unemployment at 207 million in 2022
  • India & Denmark signed an agreement for joint research & development on green fuels
  • UNCTAD’s Investment Trends Monitor: FDI flows to India decreased by 26% in 2021
  • 15th BRICS STI Steering Committee meeting decided India will host 5 events in 2022
  • NSE emerged as world’s largest derivatives market for 3rd straight year
  • Mia Amor Mottley sworn in as PM of Barbados for 2nd consecutive term
  • India & Sri Lanka extended existing Science & Technology cooperation for 3 more years
  • AIIB invested USD 150 million in development of data centres serving Asia

Banking and Financial

  • ICICI Prudential AMC signed agreement with First Trust Advisors to launch Global FoF
  • SIDBI sanctioned financial assistance of ₹650 crores to AU Small Finance Bank & Jana SFB
  • Canara Bank partnered with Lendingkart to offer loans online for MSMEs
  • MobiKwik partnered with NPCI Bharat BillPay to launch ClickPay services for bill payments
  • RIL acquired 54% stake in Addverb Technologies for $132 million
  • RBI’s Digital Payment Index: Digital payments rose by 6% in Sept 2021
  • Microsoft to buy video game company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
  • Ind-Ra projected India’s GDP growth at 6% in FY23
  • Indian Energy Exchange divested 93% equity stake in IGX to IOC
  • OneWeb & Hughes Network signed 6-year agreement to provide satellite broadband services in India
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank signed MoU with GIFT SEZ for boosting financial services ecosystem at IFSC
  • IIM Kozhikode’s LIVE has signed MoU with Indian Bank to disburse loans up to Rs 50 Crore for Start-ups
  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank launched ‘Platina Fixed Deposit’ Scheme

Appointment and Resignation

  • Rakesh Anand & Bhupender Singh Bajwa appointed as Chef de Mission for CWG & Asian Games 2022 respectively
  • Narendra Goenka took charge as new Chairman of Apparel Export Promotion Council
  • Malta’s Roberta Metsola became youngest President of European Union (EU) Parliament
  • Shashank Goel appointed as Additional Secretary in Employment Ministry
  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma appointed as ambassador of Universal Acceptance Steering Group
  • Dileep Sanghani elected as the 17th Chairman of Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO)
  • Chanchal Kumar appointed as new MD of NHIDCL
  • Vikram Dev Dutt appointed as new CMD of Air India
  • Manoj Pande appointed next Vice Chief of Army Staff
  • Prajakta Koli became India’s 1st UNDP Youth Climate Champion
  • Vinod Rai appointed as Independent Chairman of Unity Small Finance Bank
  • Jahnavi Dangeti became 1st Indian to complete NASA’s International Air and Space Program
  • Vinodanand Jha appointed new Chairperson to PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) Adjudicating Authority

Awards

  • Mon District Administration of Nagaland received National Award for e-Governance (Silver) 2020-21
  • GoI announced National Start-up Awards 2021 and felicitated 46 start-ups for their contribution in their respective sectors
  • Lavni artist Sumit Bhale won gold medal at the International Folk Art Festival in Dubai
  • Axis Bank & CRMNEXT won IBSi Innovation Awards 2021 for “Best CRM System Implementation”
  • Mrs America Shaylyn Ford won the crown of Mrs World 2022
  • The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021: Robert Lewandowski won Best FIFA Men’s Player 2021
  • Pfizer Chairman & CEO Dr Albert Bourla won 2022 Genesis Prize
  • Sushmita Sen won International Association of Working Women Award
  • Oxford declared “Anxiety” as Children’s Word of the Year 2021
  • Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2022 announced: Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management and Professor Vinod Sharma have been selected for their excellent work in Disaster Management for the year 2022
  • Former PM of Japan Shinzo Abe honoured with Netaji Award 2022

Defence

  • Indian Navy and Russian Navy conducted PASSEX exercise in Arabian Sea
  • Defence Ministry launched Raksha Pension Shikayat Nivaran Portal
  • India & Japan conducted Maritime Partnership Exercise in Bay of Bengal
  • Indian Army signed 1st contract worth Rs 96 crore with Anadron Systems Pvt Ltd under Make-II for Maneuverable Expendable Aerial Target
  • Indian Armed Force selected ‘Saab’ for supply of Anti-Armour weapon AT4
  • Amar Jawan Jyoti eternal flame merged with National War Memorial flame
  • India successfully test-fired a new version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

Science

  • Jio signed a pact with Finland’s University of Oulu to accelerate 6G research
  • ISRO successfully tested liquid propellant-based Vikas engine for Gaganyaan mission

Sports

  • Yonex-Sunrise India Open Badminton 2022: Lakshya Sen & Busanan Ongbamrunghphan won men’s & women’s singles titles resp.
  • Sydney Tennis Classic 2022: Aslan Karatsev won men’s single & Paula Badosa won women’s single title
  • India will host AFC Women’s football Asian Cup 2022
  • TCS became new Title Sponsor & Technology Partner of ‘Toronto Waterfront Marathon’
  • Indian-American golfer Akshay Bhatia won The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic
  • Smriti Mandhana named in 2021 ICC T20I women’s Team of the Year
  • Syed Modi International Badminton tournament 2022: PV Sindhu won women’s singles title
  • Ladakh women’s team won the 9th IHAI National Women’s Ice Hockey Championship 2022

Book and Author

  • A new Book titled “Bose: The Untold Story of An Inconvenient Nationalist” authored by Chandrachur Ghose
  • Maharashtra Governor released a book ‘The Legend of Birsa Munda’; authored by Tuhin A Sinha & Ankita Verma

Important day

  • DPIIT organized first-ever Startup India Innovation Week from 10 to 16 January
  • 19 January: NDRF Raising Day
  • 17-21 January 2022: Open Data Week
  • 19 January 2022: Tripura celebrated 44th Kokborok Day
  • 10-17 January 2022: DAY-NRLM celebrated Agri Nutri Garden Week
  • 21 January: Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura Statehood Day
  • 23 January: Parakram Diwas
  • 24 January: International Day of Education (Theme 2022: Changing Course, Transforming Education.)
  • 24 January: National Girl Child Day

Obituary

  • Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away
  • Former PM of Japan Toshiki Kaifu passed away
  • Padma Shri awardee social activist Shanti Devi passes away
  • Noted environmentalist & ‘Save Silent Valley’ campaigner M.K. Prasad passed away
  • Legendary Bengali comics artist, writer & illustrator, Narayan Debnath passed away
  • Legendary Collarwali Tigress passed away in Pench Tiger Reserve, MP
  • Padma Shri awardee mountaineer Major Ahluwalia passed away
  • Former President of Mali Ibrahim Keïta passed away
  • Padma Shri awardee theatre personality Saoli Mitra passed away
  • Saturnino de la Fuente, the world’s oldest man passed away at the age of 112
  • Renowned Footballer and Coach Subhas Bhowmick passed away

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