Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 24 December to 31 December 2021

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs December: Part 4

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

  • PM Modi launched development projects worth Rs 2,095 crore in Varanasi, UP
  • Centre extended Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till March 2022
  • World Sangeet Tansen festival organized in Gwalior, MP
  • Tamil Nadu Government launched CM Dashboard monitoring system “CM Dashboard Tamil Nadu 360”
  • Tamil Nadu CM launched ‘Meendum Manjappai’ scheme to promote the usage of cloth bags
  • Govt set up 2 sub-committees under PMFBY to lower Crop Insurance Premium
  • Gujarat topped the Good Governance Index 2021
  • NITI Aayog released 4th State Health Index; Kerala topped
  • Govt set up high-level committee to examine possibility of lifting AFSPA in Nagaland; headed by Vivek Joshi
  • PM Modi laid the foundation stone of 4 hydropower projects in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
  • Haryana CM launched ‘Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam’ portal
  • Gujarat launched portal to monitor benefits of state health schemes
  • Telangana topped in the Implementation of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission
  • PM Modi inaugurated Bina (MP)-Panki (UP) Multiproduct pipeline project & Kanpur Metro Rail Project in Kanpur, UP
  • ARIIA Rankings 2021: IIT Madras topped under Institute of National Importance category
  • Maharashtra govt passed Shakti Criminal Laws Act
  • UP’s Jhansi Railway Station renamed as ‘Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station’
  • PM Modi launched blockchain-based digital degrees at IIT Kanpur
  • Odisha launched Digital Life Certificate system for pensioners

International News

  • Hurun’s Global Unicorn Index 2021: India ranked 3rd; US topped
  • India and Maldives signed an MoU to launch pilot project on ‘pre-arrival customs data exchange’
  • “2019 Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) Report: India ranked 3rd; Russia topped
  • India will become 3rd largest economy in 2031 as per CEBR’s World Economic League Table 2022
  • Japan introduced the world’s 1st Dual-Mode Vehicle that can run on Roads and Tracks
  • Egypt became the 4th new member of New Development Bank
  • World’s longest Metro line opened in Shanghai, China

Banking and Financial

  • REC Ltd signed agreement with KfW Development Bank to finance Power Sector & RE projects
  • GoI signed an agreement with EIB for 1st tranche loan of Euro 250 mn for Agra Metro Rail project
  • Paytm Payments Bank partnered with MoneyGram to enable international fund transfer
  • GoI signed 140 mn Euro loan agreement with KfW bank for energy reforms in MP
  • SEBI restructured its advisory committees on Secondary Markets, Mutual Funds, Corporate Bonds
  • PM Modi transferred Rs 1000 Crore under DAY-NRLM to Bank Accounts of SHGs
  • RBI extended CoF Tokenisation deadline till June 2022
  • BOB Financial and Indian Navy launched a co-branded credit card
  • RBI imposed monetary penalty on payment operators One Mobikwik & Spice Money
  • SIDBI signed MoU with West Bengal to develop MSME ecosystem
  • Indipaisa partnered with NSDL Payments Bank to launch a new Fintech platform targeting SMEs
  • HDFC Bank partnered with IPPB to offer banking services in rural areas
  • HDFC Life signed bancassurance partnership with South Indian Bank
  • IndusInd Bank and NPCI partner to offer cross-border payments through UPI
  • Karnataka govt partnered with NPCI & SBI to implement ‘e-RUPI’ for payment of scholarships
  • RBI imposed ₹30 lakh penalty on MUFG Bank
  • PNB entered into co-lending arrangement with Lendingkart to improve credit flow to unserved
  • RBI released report on “Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2020-21”; GNPAs of banks dipped to 9% by September 2021
  • IndusInd Bank launched ‘Green FDs’ to support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • ICRA projected India’s GDP growth at 9% in FY22 and FY23
  • RBL Bank partnered with Bajaj Finance for the extension of the partnership of co-branded credit cards for 5 years
  • RBI extended restrictions on PMC Bank for 3 months till March 2022
  • CBI partnered with NPCI to launch ‘RuPay Business Platinum Debit Card’ for Corporates

Appointment and Resignation

  • Sanjaya Kumar Mishra appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court
  • HO Suri appointed as MD & CEO of IFFCO-TOKIO General Insurance
  • Rajeev Ahuja appointed as MD & CEO of RBL Bank
  • UAE’s Mohammed Ben Sulayem elected as president of International Automobile Federation (FIA)
  • RBI appointed Yogesh Dayal as additional director on RBL board
  • Atul Kumar Goel appointed as new MD & CEO of PNB; Soma Sankara Prasad as MD & CEO of UCO Bank
  • Eishin Chihana named as new chairman of Yamaha Motor India Group
  • Vijay Raaz & Varun Sharma appointed as Brand Ambassadors of EaseMyTrip
  • Radhika Jha named as CEO of Energy Efficiency Services Limited
  • Praveen Kumar appointed as DG & CEO of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs
  • Vikram Misri appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor of India
  • Vasudevan PN reappointed as MD & CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank
  • Baldev Prakash appointed as MD & CEO of J&K Bank
  • Anupam Ray appointed as India’s Permanent Representative at UN Conference on Disarmament
  • Chandra Prakash Goyal appointed Director-General of Forests & Special Secretary

Awards

  • Federal Bank & Vayana Network won the ‘Most Effective Bank-Fintech Partnership’ award at the IBSi-Global Fintech Innovation Awards 2021
  • Anil Prakash Joshi, Vidyut Mohan and Ridhima Pandey won Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2021
  • HDFC Bank won CII Dx award for ‘Most Innovative Best Practice’ 2021
  • Viral Desai won the Global Environment and Climate Action Citizen Award 2021
  • Anukrti Upadhyay won Sushila Devi Award 2021 for her novel, Kintsugi
  • Alia Bhatt named PETA India’s 2021 ‘Person of the Year’
  • Sahitya Akademi Award 2021 announced: Namita Gokhale won in English for her novel ‘Things to Leave Behind’
  • Danish Siddiqui posthumously awarded Mumbai Press Club’s RedInk Award 2020

Defence

  • Indian Army launched in-house messaging app ASIGMA
  • DRDO successfully conducted flight test of Indigenously developed HEAT Abhyas
  • Indian Navy decommissioned INS Khukri after 32 years of service
  • Rajnath Singh laid foundation stone for Defence Technology & Test Centre and BRAHMOS Manufacturing Centre of DRDO in Lucknow
  • DRDO selected Paras Defence for handing over technology of border surveillance systems
  • Indian Army set up Quantum Lab at MCTE in Military Headquarters Of War, Indore, MP

Science

  • NASA launched world’s largest telescope “James Webb Space Telescope”
  • Russia launched 1st versatile nuclear-powered icebreaker ‘Sibir’ to boost India’s Arctic Plans via NSR

Sports

  • India won Bronze in Men’s Hockey Asian Champions Trophy 2021
  • Anahat Singh became 1st Indian girl to win Junior US Open Squash tournament
  • India will host Women’s Under-18 and Under-19 SAFF championships in 2022
  • Bangladesh won SAFF U 19 Women’s Championship 2021 by defeating India
  • Harbhajan Singh announced retirement from all forms of cricket
  • Aanchal Thakur won bronze at FIS Alpine Skiing Competition 2021
  • Pankaj Advani won 2021 National Billiards Title
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Himachal Pradesh beats Tamil Nadu to win first title
  • National Dope Testing Laboratory regained World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accreditation
  • Uttar Pradesh won 11th Hockey India junior national championship
  • Nitesh Kumar won double gold at 4th Para-Badminton National Championship
  • New Zealand’s Ross Taylor retired from international cricket

Book and Author

  • An Autobiography of Arup Roy Choudhury titled “The Turnover Wizard – Saviour Of Thousands” released by M Venkaiah Naidu
  • A new book titled “The Modi Gambit: Decoding Modi 2.0” authored by Sanju Verma
  • A new book “The Kashmir Conundrum: The Quest for Peace in a Troubled Land”, authored by Gen Nirmal Chander Vij released
  • A Book ‘Dr V L Dutt: Glimpses of a Pioneer’s Life Journey’ authored by V L Indira Dutt

Important day

  • 24 December: National Consumer Rights Day (Theme 2021: “Tackling Plastic Pollution”.)
  • 23 December: National Siddha Day 2021 (Theme 2021: “Strength of Siddha in Communicable Diseases”)
  • 25 December: Good Governance Day
  • 27 December: International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

Obituary

  • Malayalam Director KS Sethumadhavan passed away
  • South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu passed away
  • Former England Test Captain Ray Illingworth passed away
  • ‘He-Man’ artist and toy designer Mark Taylor passed away
  • Janata Dal (United) Rajya Sabha MP and industrialist Mahendra Prasad passed away
  • Pulitzer Prize winner biologist E.O. Wilson, known as Father of Biodiversity, passed away
  • Former president of Greece Karolos Papoulias passed away

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