Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 22 to 28 February 2022

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 4th Week February 2022

SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railway, or any other government exam comprises a General Awareness/ Current Affairs section, demonstrating the importance of the GA section.
So, for every forthcoming examination that comprises a General Awareness section, we will make available weekly one-liner current affairs.
For all exams, a weekly one-liner current affair is required. Weekly one liner current summarises the most important news from the previous week in a single line.
We’ve included the weekly one-liner current affairs below to assist you study for forthcoming exams and stay up to date on current events.

National News

  • India’s 1st Biosafety Level-3 containment mobile laboratory launched in Maharashtra
  • Khajuraho Dance Festival began in Madhya Pradesh
  • Assam became 1st state to launch Night Navigation Mobile App in Brahmaputra River
  • PM Modi inaugurated ‘Kisan Drone Yatra’ and flagged off 100 ‘Kisan Drones’ to spray pesticides on farms
  • Kerala Startup Mission partnered with Google for Startups to foster global links
  • Centre approved continuation of National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme for 5 years with an outlay of Rs 1,827 crores
  • Centre approved continuation of umbrella scheme of Border Infrastructure and Management (BIM) from 2021-22 to 2025-26 at a cost of Rs 13,020 crores
  • Centre extended PM CARES for Children scheme till 28th Feb 2022
  • Assam govt launched “Project Arohan” to hone student’s skills
  • Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Delhi headquarters declared a prohibited place
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) approved Rs 1,000 crores river clean-up project in Pune
  • Minister of State for Culture released signature tune of ‘Vande Bharatam’ composed by Ricky Kej and Bickram Ghosh
  • Giriraj Singh launched Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAYG) Dashboard
  • Giriraj Singh launched Ombudsperson app for smooth functioning of MNREGA scheme
  • Indian Railways & BHEL commissioned India’s 1st solar photovoltaic plant of 7 MW at Bina, MP
  • Centre approved continuation of Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) visa scheme till March 2026 with an outlay of Rs 1,364.88 crores
  • Delhi Cabinet approved India’s first’ e-waste eco-park
  • MSME Technology Centre with an outlay of Rs 200 crores to be set up in Sindhudurg
  • BSES Yamuna Power Limited commissioned India’s 1st smart managed EV charging station in New Delhi
  • Tamil Nadu overtook Karnataka to become top state in overall installed renewable capacity
  • Cochin International Airport to become power-positive with new solar plant

International News

  • Deloitte 2022 CxO Sustainability Report: Indian businesses ranked 5th
  • Russian President Putin divided Ukraine into 3 countries
  • India and France signed Roadmap on Blue Economy and Ocean Governance
  • Reliance Jio will launch India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) undersea cable system in Maldives
  • India will set up its first IIT outside the country in UAE
  • Adani Group tied up with Ballard Power Systems for commercialisation of Hydrogen Fuel Cells in India
  • World Economic Forum signed MoU with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) to collaborate on ‘Sustainable Cities India program’
  • India & Nepal will set up a joint task force on building hydropower project
  • 10th International Intellectual Property Index (IIP Index 2022): India ranked 43rd; US topped
  • Japan and India renewed Bilateral Swap Arrangement of up to $75 billion

Banking and Financial

  • Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee reconstituted by SEBI; chaired by NR Narayana Murthy
  • ICICI Bank bought 49% stake in Verve Financial Services for Rs. 19.9 crores
  • Mastercard partnered with SBI Payments to boost digital payments infrastructure in Guwahati, Lucknow & Varanasi
  • IIFL Home Finance signed $68-million loan agreement with ADB for affordable Green Housing
  • Paytm Payments Bank signed up as acquiring partner for e-RUPI service
  • HDFC Bank collaborated with Indore Clean Energy Private Limited (ICEPL) to finance Asia’s largest Bio-CNG plant ‘Gobar-Dhan’
  • SBI Life Insurance to reclassify BNP Paribas Cardif as non-promoter
  • LIC acquired additional stake of 0.085% in Capri Global Capital
  • India’s fuel demand expected to grow at 5.5% in FY23
  • India Ratings projected GDP growth at 8.6% for FY22
  • GoI celebrated 3rd anniversary of PM-KISAN, over Rs 1.80 lakh crores transferred directly into farmers’ accounts
  • Moody’s projected India’s GDP growth at 9.5% for 2022
  • RBI directed NBFCs to implement core financial services solution by September 2025
  • EaseMyTrip partnered with Toffee Insurance to provide travel insurance policy
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined hands with Standard Chartered Bank to launch new payment platform in Indian airlines industry
  • National Hydropower Generation Company (NHPC) inked pact with HDFC Bank to monetise RoE of Chamera-I Power Plant
  • Union Bank of India launched MSME RuPay Credit Card
  • SEBI extended deadline for client-level segregation of funds
  • Brickworks Ratings projected India’s GDP growth at 8.3% in FY22
  • Bharti Airtel inked a deal with Vodafone to acquire a 4.7% stake in Indus Towers
  • Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved acquisition of stakes by Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Ltd in ISMT
  • Ideal Finance rebranded itself to Mahindra Ideal Finance Ltd
  • New Development Bank will be the 1st multilateral agency to open office in Gift City
  • RBI cancelled CoR of PC Financial Services operating ‘Cashbean’ app
  • South Indian Bank entered into Bancassurance partnership with Star Health and Allied Insurance to offer health insurance
  • FDI equity inflows dip 16% during Apr-Dec 2021 to $43.17 bn: DPIIT data

Appointment and Resignation

  • Centre nominated Sanjay Malhotra as a Director of Central Board of RBI
  • Tanishka Kotia & Riddhika Kotia appointed as ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ Brand Ambassadors of Gurugram
  • Sudha Raghunathan appointed as member of Central Advisory Board on Culture
  • Vipula Gunatilleka appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Jet Airways
  • Takuya Tsumura appointed as President & CEO of Honda Cars India
  • KN Raghavan appointed as chairman of International Rubber Study Group; India elected for chairmanship of IRSG
  • Sanjeev Sanyal inducted as full-time member of Economic Advisory Council to PM
  • Rishabh Pant appointed as the brand ambassador of Dish TV
  • Nitin Paranjpe appointed as non-executive Chairman, Sanjiv Mehta as CEO of Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL)
  • Rakesh Sharma re-appointed as MD & CEO of IDBI Bank
  • Abhishek Singh appointed as National e-Governance Division chief
  • KS Mani elected to the Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India
  • Madhabi Puri Buch appointed first woman chairperson of SEBI
  • Tan Kim Her appointed as India’s Badminton Doubles Coach

Awards

  • Neena Gupta received Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians for 2021
  • MM Naravane presented Presidential Colours to four para battalions

Defence

  • India & Oman conducted Eastern Bridge-VI exercise in Jodhpur from Feb 21-25
  • Israeli Defence Forces successfully tested C-Dome missile defense system
  • Indian Air Force will participate in ‘Exercise Cobra Warrior 22’ in UK
  • Indian Navy’s multilateral exercise Milan-2022 began in Visakhapatnam
  • DRDO successfully tested India’s 1st Quantum Key Distribution Technology in Uttar Pradesh
  • MoD signed Rs 1075 crores contract with BEL for retro-modification of Commander Sight of Battle Tanks T-90
  • 3rd India-Japan joint military exercise ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN-2022’ conducted in Karnataka

Science

  • IIT Roorkee launched ‘KISAN’ mobile app for regional farmers of Haridwar, Uttrakhand
  • IBM launched a new Cybersecurity Hub in Bengaluru to address cyberattack
  • Canada approved world’s 1st plant-derived COVID-19 vaccine

Sports

  • Winter Olympics Games 2022 concluded; Norway topped the medal tally
  • 16-year-old R Praggnanandhaa defeated world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen at Airthings Masters
  • Mirabai Chanu won gold in Singapore, qualified for CWG in 55kg weight category
  • Carlos Alcaraz became youngest ATP 500 winner by winning men’s singles title in Rio Open 2022
  • Rafael Nadal won Mexican Open title 2022
  • Pooja Jatyan became 1st Indian to win a silver in individual section of Para Archery World Championships

Book and Author

  • A book titled ‘The Great Tech Game’ authored by Anirudh Suri

Important day

  • 22 February: World Thinking Day & World Scout Day (World Thinking Day Theme 2022: Our World: Our Equal Future: The Environment and Gender Equality)
  • 24 February: Central Excise Day
  • 27 February: World NGO Day
  • 27 February: Polio National Immunization Day 2022
  • 27 February: National Protein Day (Theme 2022: ‘Food Futurism‘)
  • 28 February: National Science Day (Theme 2022: ‘Integrated Approach in S&T for Sustainable Future’)
  • 28 February (last day of February): Rare Disease Day 2022 (Theme 2022: “Share Your Colors.”)

Obituary

  • Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy passed away
  • Noted Malayalam actress KPAC Lalitha passed away
  • Odisha’s 1st tribal Chief Minister Hemananda Biswal passed away
  • Legendary West Indies spinner Sonny Ramadhin passed away

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