Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 17 to 24 March 2022

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 17 to 24 March 2022

General Awareness/ Current Affairs section is included in every government exam, including SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railway, and other government exam.
As a result, we make weekly one-liner current affairs available for every upcoming examination that includes a General Awareness portion.
Our weekly one-liner current affairs is important for all tests.

In a single line, the weekly one-liner current summarises the most vital news from the previous week.

To help you study for upcoming exams and remain updated on current events, we’ve included the weekly one-liner current affairs below.

National News

  • Nirmala Sitharaman presented a Rs 1.42 Lakh crore Budget for FY 2022-23 for J&K in Lok Sabha
  • Welspun One Logistics Parks signed MoU with Haryana Govt to invest 1500 crores to set up warehouses
  • MV Ram Prasad Bismil became longest vessel to sail from Ganga to Brahmaputra via Bangladesh
  • 36th International Geological Congress will be held in New Delhi from 20th to 22nd March 2022
  • Karnataka developed Dishaank app to ensure easy access to land records
  • Indian Railways prepared National Rail Plan (NRP) for India– 2030
  • West Bengal celebrated ‘Dol Utsav’ or ‘Dol Jatra’
  • Visakhapatnam Railway Station became the first station in East Coast to implement ‘One Nation, One Product’
  • Telangana became 1st state in India to implement Crop Diversification Index
  • Cochin Shipyard signed an agreement with Dredging Corporation of India to build India’s first make in India dredger
  • NCRTC unveiled the coaches of India’s first rapid rail to be used in the Delhi-Meerut corridor
  • 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela inaugurated in Haryana
  • N Biren Singh took oath as Manipur CM for the second term
  • Nagaland became first paperless assembly by implementing e-Vidhan application
  • Tamil Nadu’s handmade Narasingapettai Nagaswaram got geographical identification tag
  • Pramod Sawant took charge as Goa Chief Minister for the 2nd term
  • Kerala became 1st state to introduce carbon-neutral farming methods
  • Pushkar Singh Dhami took oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for 2nd term
  • Union Health Minister launched BRICS Vaccine R&D Centre
  • India’s merchandise exports touched $400 Billion for the first time in a financial year in FY22
  • Jal Shakti Minister launched Sujalam 2.0 campaign for greywater management in New Delhi

International News

  • Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing 2022: Reliance Retail ranked 56th; Walmart Inc topped
  • 2022 M3M Hurun Global Rich List: Mukesh Ambani emerged as Richest Indian & Asian; Elon Musk topped globally
  • Mahatma Gandhi Green Triangle inaugurated in Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • World Happiness Report 2022: India ranked 136th; Finland topped
  • Prasar Bharati signed MoU with Australia’s public service broadcaster to boost co-operation
  • Second India-Australia Virtual Summit held
  • Serdar Berdymukhamedov elected as President of Turkmenistan
  • Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index Q4 2021: India ranked 51st; Turkey topped
  • IQAir’s 2021 World Air Quality Report: New Delhi is world’s most polluted capital city

Banking and Financial

  • ICICI Bank launched co-branded credit cards with Emirates Skywards
  • CPI-based Retail inflation rose to 6.07% in February, above RBI’s upper limit for 2nd straight month
  • Wholesale price index-based inflation rose to 13.11% in February
  • IIT Madras signed MoU with RBI Innovation Hub to boost fintech startups
  • SBI will set up Innovation, Incubation, and Acceleration Centre at Hyderabad
  • Torrent Power inked a pact to acquire 51% stake in power distribution utility of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu
  • Max Life Insurance launched Smart Guaranteed Pension Plan
  • Mahila Money, Visa, and Transcorp launched Prepaid Card for Women Entrepreneurs
  • RBI unveiled harmonised framework for microfinance lenders
  • NPCI will launch On-Device Wallet ‘UPI Lite’ for small value transactions in offline mode
  • SBI will provide USD 1 billion Line of Credit to Sri Lanka to recover from economic crisis
  • Moody’s projected India’s GDP forecast at 9.1% for CY22
  • BPCL first to offer digital payment to non-internet users for voice-based LPG Booking
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank became first Indian bank to sign MoU with Business France
  • Govt extended timeline to 10 years for startups to convert debt investments into equity
  • HDFC Bank will launch “SmartHub Vyapar programme” & ‘AutoFirst’ app
  • RBI canceled license of People’s Co-operative Bank Ltd Kanpur, UP
  • PhonePe acquired a 100% stake in freelance entrepreneur network GigIndia
  • Fitch Ratings projected India’s FY23 growth forecast at 8.5%
  • SBI, HDFC, Kotak Mahindra, and Axis Bank picked up 7.84% stake each in ONDC for Rs 10 crore
  • SBI Card partnered with Nature’s Basket to launch the International Gourmet Card
  • ICICI Bank partnered with IPL team Chennai Super Kings for co-branded credit card
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) projected India’s GDP growth at 8.1% for FY23
  • DBS Bank India launched Green Deposits programme

Appointment and Resignation

  • Ramesh Murthy appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
  • Frank Torres appointed as President of Nissan India
  • Suchitra K Ella appointed chairperson of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Southern Region for 2022-23
  • Banks Board Bureau recommended names for chiefs of UBI, Punjab and Sind Bank, IOB & SBI; MD & CEO of UBI: A Manimekhalai; MD & CEO of IOB: Ajay Kumar Srivastava; MD & CEO of Punjab and Sind Bank: Swaroop Kumar Saha; MD at SBI: Alok Kumar Choudhary
  • Prashant Jhaveri appointed as CEO of Flipkart Health+
  • RBL Bank’s interim CEO & MD Rajeev Ahuja got extension for 3 months by RBI
  • UN appointed Jayati Ghosh to high-level advisory board on multilateralism
  • Rajesh Gopinathan re-appointed as MD and CEO of TCS
  • Jay Shah re-appointed as the President of Asian Cricket Council for 1 year
  • Shankar Prasad Sharma appointed as new Nepal envoy to India

Awards

  • Narayan Pradhan selected for 31st GD Birla Award for Scientific Research
  • Poland’s Karolina Bielawska won Miss World 2021 title
  • Manjeet Mann’s children’s book titled ‘The Crossing’ shortlisted for UK’s Yoto Carnegie Medal 2022
  • Suresh Raina awarded ‘Sports Icon’ award at Maldives Sports Awards
  • Neeraj Chopra, Mirabai Chanu won ‘Sportstar of the Year’ award at 2022 Sportstar Aces Awards
  • Diebedo Francis Kere became first African to win 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize
  • Devendra Jhajharia became 1st para-athlete to receive Padma Bhushan
  • American mathematician Dennis P. Sullivan won Abel prize 2022
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw elected Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) in Scotland

Defence

  • Gen Bipin Rawat Memorial Chair of Excellence instituted at United Service Institution of India
  • Flight Control System Integration complex inaugurated in Bengaluru to develop avionics for Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)
  • 9th India-Seychelles joint military exercise LAMITIYE- 2022 conducted in Seychelles
  • Fifth in the series of Offshore Patrol Vessels “ICGS Saksham” commissioned in Goa
  • NATO military exercise ‘Cold Response 2022’ began in Norway
  • Ministry of Civil Aviation & FICCI organized ‘WINGS INDIA 2022’ in Hyderabad
  • 3rd India-Uzbekistan joint military exercise EX-DUSTLIK began in Yangiarik, Uzbekistan
  • Defence Ministry approved military acquisitions worth Rs 8,357 crores
  • Indian Army with Maharashtra Police conducted Joint Security Exercise “Suraksha Kavach 2”

Science

  • Nitin Gadkari launched India’s 1st Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV ‘Toyota Mirai’
  • National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. (NMDC) signed MoU with IIT Kharagpur for Drone-Based Mineral Exploration
  • OneWeb signed an agreement with SpaceX to resume its LEO Satellite launches

Sports

  • Pankaj Advani won Asian Billiards Championship for the 8th time
  • Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc won 2022 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix
  • BNP Paribas Open 2022; Iga Świątek & Taylor Fritz won women’s & men’s singles title
  • All England Open Badminton World Championships 2022: Viktor Axelsen & Yamaguchi Akane won men’s & women’s singles title
  • World no. 1 Ashleigh Barty announced retirement from professional tennis

Book and Author

  • Biography of Rahul Bajaj’s titled “Rahul Bajaj: An Extraordinary Life” authored by Gita Piramal
  • A new book titled “More than Just Surgery: Life Lessons Beyond the OT” authored by Dr Tehemton Erach Udwadia
  • Autobiography of former cricketer G.R. Viswanath titled “Wrist Assured: An Autobiography”, co-authored by R Kaushik
  • A new book titled “Unfilled Barrels: India’s oil story” authored by Richa Mishra
  • A Children’s Book ‘The Little Book of Joy’ authored by Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

Important day

  • 15 March: International Day to Combat Islamophobia
  • 18 March: Ordnance Factory Day
  • 18 March: World Sleep Day (Theme 2022: ‘Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World’)
  • 18 March: Global Recycling Day (Theme 2022: “recycling fraternity”)
  • 20 March: World Oral Health Day (Theme 2021-2023: “Be proud of your mouth”.)
  • 20 March: International Day of Happiness (Theme 2022: “Build Back Happier”.)
  • 20 March: World Sparrow Day (Theme 2022: “LOVE Sparrows.”)
  • 21 March: World Down Syndrome Day (Theme 2022: ‘#InclusionMeans’.)
  • 21 March: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Theme 2022: “VOICES FOR ACTION AGAINST RACISM”.)
  • 21 March: World Poetry Day
  • 21 March: International Day of Forests or World Forestry Day (Theme 2022: “Forests and sustainable production and consumption.”)
  • 20 March: UN’s French Language Day
  • 21 March: World Puppetry Day (Theme:‘Azadi ke Rang, Putul Ke Sang’.)
  • 22 March: World Water Day (Theme 2022: “Groundwater, Making the Invisible Visible”.)
  • 22 March: Bihar Diwas (Theme 2022: ‘Jal, Jeevan, Hariyali’.)
  • 23 March: World Meteorological Day (Theme 2022: Early Warning and Early Action.)
  • 23 March: Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ Day
  • 24 March: World Tuberculosis Day (Theme 2022: ‘Invest to End TB. Save Lives.’)
  • 24 March: International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

Obituary

  • Former Andhra Pradesh Governor Kumudben Joshi passed away
  • American Astrophysicist Eugene Parker passed away
  • Bangladesh’s former president Shahabuddin Ahmed passed away
  • Former Prime Minister of Mali Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga passed away

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