Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 25 October to 31 October 2021

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 25 October to 31 October 2021

We are all aware of how important the General Awareness/ Current Affairs section is in any exam, whether it is for SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railway, or any other government exam. As a result, we will provide weekly one-liner current events for any future exam that has a GA section.
Weekly one-liner current affairs contains the week’s most relevant news into a single line, and are obligatory reading for all exams. The weekly one-liner current affairs are offered below to keep you up to date.

National News

  • India’s 1st State Government-owned Wildlife DNA testing analysis lab inaugurated in Nagpur
  • Goa became the 1st state to achieve ODF and Electricity for each household
  • PM Modi launched ‘Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission’
  • UP Govt approved renaming of Faizabad Railway Junction to Ayodhya Cantt
  • Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel launched ‘Go Green’ Scheme to provide subsidized e-vehicles to workers
  • India’s first Radio over Internet Protocol system for Major Ports launched in Kolkata
  • Maharashtra became India’s 1st state to pass its own Wildlife Action Plan 2021-30
  • SC set up a committee to Probe unauthorized surveillance using Pegasus in India; headed by R V Raveendran
  • ECI launched ‘Garuda App’ for Digital Mapping of Polling Booths
  • BSE signed MoU with Chhattisgarh to promote listing of SMEs
  • 7 Member Economic Advisory Council to the PM reconstituted under Chairman Bibek Debroy
  • MSME Ministry launched “SAMBHAV” to promote Entrepreneurship in India
  • Civil Aviation Minister launched Krishi UDAN 2.0 to promote Agri-Products Transportation by Air
  • Agriculture Minister inaugurated “Apple Festival” in Jammu and Kashmir
  • India’s largest aromatic garden inaugurated in Uttarakhand
  • Tamil Nadu launched Unique Academic Scheme ‘Illam Thedi Kalvi’
  • Delhi Govt launched “Paryavaran Saathi” chatbot & Website
  • State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) 2020: Karnataka topped
  • Public Affairs Index (PAI 2021): Kerala topped in governance performance

International News

  • 7th Meeting of BRICS Communications Ministers 2021 chaired by Devusinh Chauhan
  • India, UK, and Australia planned to jointly launch IRIS initiative at COP26
  • “Invest India” elected as The President Of World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)
  • Sitharaman virtually attended 6th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of AIIB
  • GoI & ADB signed $4.5 million loan for Mizoram to support Urban Mobility
  • Shavkat Mirziyoyev elected as President of Uzbekistan for 2nd term
  • MeitY Startup Hub and Google partnered to launch ‘Appscale Academy’ Programme
  • “Global Climate Tech Investment trend” report: India ranked 9th, US topped
  • South Korea inaugurated World’s Largest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant
  • THE’s World Reputation Rankings 2021; IISc Bengaluru among Top 100, Harvard University topped
  • PM Narendra Modi co-chaired the 18th India-ASEAN Summit 2021 & participated in 16th EAS 2021
  • Facebook Inc. corporate name rebranded as ‘Meta’

Banking and Financial

  • AU Small Finance Bank launched QR Sound box for payment alerts
  • RBI introduced a revised Regulatory Framework for NBFCs – Scale Based Regulation’ (SBR)
  • National Steering Committee for NIPUN Bharat Mission setup by govt; headed by Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Union Bank partnered with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) to launch 1st of its kind initiative on Cyber Security Awareness
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank tied up with IndiGo to launch co-branded Credit Card ‘Ka-ching’
  • HDFC Ltd and India Post Payments Bank partnered to Offer Home Loans
  • ICICI Bank surpassed Hindustan Unilever in m-cap to become 5th Most Valued Company of India
  • Google Pay tied up with SBI General Insurance to offer Health Insurance
  • Tech Mahindra acquired Lodestone & WMW to enhance its Digital Portfolio
  • ADB signed a $251 mn loan for Integrated Urban Flood Management in Chennai
  • India, ADB signed $100 mn loan to promote agribusiness network, reduce food losses in Maharashtra
  • SAIPL partnered with SBI to provide financial support to Dairy farmers in Maharashtra
  • Max Life Insurance became 1st Life Insurer to Join Account Aggregator (AA) framework
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank partnered NPCI to launch Rupay Credit Cards ‘Veer’ for Armed Forces
  • IRCTC & Truecaller partnered to reduce fraud in the railways

Appointment and Resignation

  • Ramnath Krishnan appointed as ICRA’s MD and Group CEO
  • FloBiz Neobank signed Manoj Bajpayee as Brand Ambassador for myBillBook
  • Sunil Paliwal appointed as Chairperson of Chennai Port Trust
  • K V Kamath appointed as Chairperson of National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development
  • Rajesh Gokhale appointed secretary of Department of Biotechnology
  • RBI approved appointment of Baldev Prakash as MD & CEO of J&K Bank
  • S C Khuntia appointed as Jana Small Finance Bank Part-Time Chairman
  • RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das got 3-years extension

Awards

  • Rajiv Nigam became 1st Indian to be selected for Joseph A. Cushman Award 2022
  • Rajinikanth honored with 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award
  • Tsitsi Dangarembga became 1st Black Woman to win Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2021
  • Tamil film Koozhangal is India’s official entry to the Oscars 2022
  • TVS Motor Company has been awarded India Green Energy Award 2020

Defence

  • DRDO successfully tested Abhyas high-speed expendable aerial target
  • India and UK conducted maiden Tri-Service Exercise Konkan Shakti 2021
  • India successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5
  • Indigenous ICG Ship ‘Sarthak’ dedicated to the Nation

Science

  • South Korea launched its first homegrown space rocket named “Nuri”
  • France launched Military Communications Satellite “Syracuse 4A”

Sports

  • Max Verstappen won US Grand prix title 2021
  • Viktor Axelsen and Akane Yamaguchi won Denmark Open 2021
  • IPL 2022: Ahmedabad and Lucknow became the two new franchises
  • Fabio Quartararo won MotoGP Title 2021
  • Netherlands All-Rounder Ryan ten Doeschate retired from International Cricket

Book and Author

  • Anthology of Ruskin Bond titled “Writing for My Life” released
  • Chidanand Rajghatta authored a new Book titled “Kamala Harris: Phenomenal Woman”
  • Former Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal gifted his book ‘AIIMS Mein Ek Jang Ladte Hue’ to PM Modi

Important day

  • 24th October: World Development Information Day (Theme 2021: Action for Sustainable Development Goal)
  • 24th October: International Day of Diplomats
  • 24th -31st October: Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 (Theme 2021: Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good.)
  • 24th October: Indo-Tibetan Border Police Raising Day
  • 27th October: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (Theme 2021: “Your Window to the World”.)
  • 27th October 2021: Indian Army celebrated 75th Infantry Day
  • 28th October: International Animation Day
  • 26th October – 1 November: Vigilance Awareness Week 2021 (Theme 2021: “Independent India @75: Self Reliance with Integrity”.)
  • 29th October: International Internet Day
  • 29th October: World Psoriasis Day (Theme 2021: “Uniting for action”.)
  • 30th October: World Savings Day (India)
  • 31st October: UN World Cities Day (Theme 2021: “Adapting cities for climate resilience”.)
  • 31st October: Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day

Obituary

  • Eminent Oncologist Padma Shri Dr Madhavan Krishnan Nair passed away
  • Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar passed away
  • Australian legend Alan Davidson passed away at 92

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