Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 23rd to 30th April 2020

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 23rd to 30th 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

  • Karnataka govt launches “Apthamitra” helpline and app to fight COVID-19
  • HRD Minister launched the #MyBookMyFriend campaign
  • PM Narendra Modi launches e-Gram Swaraj, Swamitva yojana for faster development of villages
  • CISF launches ‘e-office’ app for movement of files
  • UP becomes first state with in-house facility of virtual courts
  • King George Medical University in Lucknow becomes 1st govt hospital to successfully launch Plasma Therapy Treatment for COVID-19
  • World Bank ties-up with AIMA to organize virtual workshop on “Contract Management during Emergency situations”
  • NTPC launched Hydrogen Fuel bus and car project for Leh, New Delhi
  • IIT-Kharagpur ranked top in India, 57th globally in THE Impact Rankings
  • MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan launches Jeevan Shakti Yojana
  • Jaishankar to participate in BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting on response to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Punjab varsity launches “UniqueCOVID-19 website
  • AP launched ‘Covid Pharma’, a mobile application to trace people buying medicines for fever, cold
  • Karnataka tops in total installed renewable capacity: CRISIL Research report
  • IMD releases new list of 169 names of tropical cyclones over north Indian Ocean

♦International News

  • Sri Lanka to seek $400 mn debt swap facility from RBI to meet short term financial needs
  • Iran launches its 1st military satellite “Noor” into orbit
  • WHO launched COVID-19 Tools Act Accelerator
  • US President Donald Trump Nominates Indian-American Manisha Singh as Unites States Envoy to OECD
  • ADB approves USD 1.5 bn loan to India to fight COVID-19
  • WHO map shows parts of Ladakh as Chinese territory

♦Banking and Financial

  • Fitch Ratings sees India growth dipping to 0.8% in FY21 from estimated 4.9%
  • India’s GDP likely to grow between -0.9% and 1.5% in FY21: CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)
  • India’s forex reserves surge $3.09 billion to $479.57 billion
  • Remittances to India likely to decline by 23% in 2020 due to COVID-19: World Bank
  • World Bank approved Rs 585 cr for Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project (HPSRTP)
  • Vodafone Idea ties up with Paytm to launch ‘Recharge Saathi’
  • Ind-Ra cuts India’s FY21 GDP growth further to 1.9%
  • RBI announces ₹50,000 crore special liquidity facility for mutual funds
  • CARE Ratings expects GDP growth at 1.1% in FY21
  • Transcorp becomes the 1st non-bank company to receive RBI nod to enter into co-branding arrangements
  • HDFC acquires 6.43% stake in Reliance Capital
  • CRISIL pegs India’s FY21 economic growth rate at 1.8% from 3.5%
  • Airtel signs $1-billion deal with Nokia to get 5G ready
  • Axis Bank to buy 29% stake in Max Life for Rs 1,592 crore
  • UBS pegs FY21 India growth at -0.4%
  • Moody’s slashes India’s growth estimate to 0.2% for 2020 from 2.5%
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economy to reduce by 2.7 percent in 2020 due to COVID-19
  • ADB gives $ 346 mn loan for power sector in rural Maharashtra
  • India facilitates $ 150 million foreign currency swap facility to Maldives due to Covid-19


  • Bajaj Auto ED Rakesh Sharma appointed as IMMA President
  • Sanjay Kothari Takes Oath As Chief Vigilance Commissioner
  • Government reconstitutes National Shipping Board; to be headed by ex-DG Shipping Malini Shankar
  • Shiv Das Meena appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of HUDCO
  • Justice Dipankar Datta sworn in as Chief Justice of Bombay HC
  • Former finance secretary Rajiv Kumar appointed PESB chairman
  • PNB Housing Appoints Neeraj Vyas as Interim MD and CEO
  • Ex-Andhra Bank chief Suresh N Patel to take over as vigilance commissioner
  • Govt. Appointed “T S Tirumurti” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN

♦Defence News

  • India third largest military spender in world, after US and China


  • Badminton World Federation  (BWF) names PV Sindhu as an ambassador for ‘I am badminton’ campaign
  • World Games unveil new logo, title for 2022 edition held in Birmingham, Alabama –
  • Umar Akmal banned for three years from all forms of cricket for corruption charges
  • Middle distance runner Jhuma Khatun handed 4-year ban for dope flunk
  • India loses hosting rights of 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championship
  • ICC bans Deepak Agarwal from all cricket for 2 years
  • Former Karnataka batsman J Arunkumar named as USA national team coach

♦Important Day

  • 23rd April: World Book and Copyright Day
  • 23rd April: English Language Day
  • 23rd April: International Girls in ICT day
  • 24th April: International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
  • 24th April: National Panchayati Raj Day
  • 25 April: World Malaria Day (Theme 2020:”Zero malaria starts with me.”)
  • 25 April: International Delegates Day
  • 26th April: World Intellectual Property Day (Theme 2020: ‘Innovate for a Green Future.’)
  • 26 April: International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
  • 24 to 30 April– World Immunization Week is celebrated
  • 28th April: World Day for Safety and Health at Work (Theme 2020: Stop The Pandemic)
  • International Dance Day is celebrated on 29 April
  • International Guide Dog Day was celebrated on 29 April (the last Wednesday of April)
  • Ayushman Bharat Diwas 2020 is celebrated on 30 April
  • 30 April: International Jazz Day


  • Former Australian all-rounder Graeme Watson passes away
  • Former Governor, Veteran Congress Leader Devanand Konwar Passes Away in Guwahati
  • Actor Irrfan Khan passes away
  • Actor Rishi Kapoor passes away
  • India’s football legend Chuni Goswami passes away

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