Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 8 to 15 May 2022

May Weekly One Liner Current Affairs Part 2

Every government exam including SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railways, and other competitive exams, has general awareness / current affairs section.

The general awareness / current affairs section is a major deciding factor in competitive exams now-a-days.

We provide weekly one-liner current affairs for any forthcoming exam that contains a General Awareness section. You will get benefited from our weekly one-liner current affairs in all the upcoming examinations, as we cover most of the topics.

The weekly one-liner current affairs summarise the most important news from the previous week in one line.

We’ve provided the weekly one-liner current affairs below to assist you prepare for the general awareness / current affairs for upcoming examinations and stay updated on current events.

National News

  • Kerala Govt will launch ‘Shaili App’ for diagnosing, controlling lifestyle diseases
  • India’s 1st Regional Rapid Transit System to be handed over to National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) in Gujarat
  • MHA signed MoU with Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) to realize India’s green energy initiative
  • Haryana launched ‘e-Adhigam’ scheme to distribute tablets to three lakhs students
  • Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated 3-day Swasthya Chintan Shivir- Health Summit in Gujarat
  • Delhi government announced Startup Policy to aid the entrepreneur
  • Tamil Nadu govt announced breakfast scheme for primary school students
  • RPF signed MoU with Association for Voluntary Action for trafficking free India
  • Conference of Cluster-Based Business Organizations (CBBOs) in Jaipur
  • Priyanka Mohite became 1st Indian woman to climb 5 peaks above 8,000 m
  • Delhi govt will provide free sewer connections under “Mukhyamantri Muft Sewer Connection Yojana”
  • Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Asani’ to hit Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal
  • Poumai Naga Area of Manipur declared Drug-Free Zone
  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister launched Ladli Laxmi scheme-2.0
  • Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) completed seven years of providing social security net
  • Prominent crossing in Ayodhya will be named after Lata Mangeshkar
  • Prasar Bharati signed MoU with ORTM (Office de la Radio et de la Television) on cooperation and collaboration in Broadcasting
  • Haryana launched ‘Chaara-Bijaee Yojana’ for fodder cultivating farmers
  • India’s 1st EV charging station powered by food waste inaugurated in Mumbai
  • India’s 1st Centre of Excellence for Khadi inaugurated in New Delhi
  • PM Modi launched Madhya Pradesh Startup Policy
  • Agriculture Ministry signed an MoU with UNDP for strategic partnership on Agriculture, Crop Insurance, and Credit
  • Bhupender Yadav led Indian delegation at COP15 summit on combating desertification
  • Chhattisgarh became 1st state to restore old pension scheme
  • Ministry of Rural Development signed MoU with Amazon for online marketing of SHG’s products on Amazon Saheli Platform
  • DoT launched “GatiShakti Sanchar” portal for Centralised Right of Way (RoW) approvals

International News

  • United Nations launched Energy Plan of Action Towards 2025
  • Kami Rita scaled Mt Everest for record 26th time
  • Rodrigo Chaves sworn-in as President of Costa Rica
  • John Lee Ka-Chiu elected as Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive
  • Yoon Suk–Yeol took oath as new President of South Korea
  • India elected as Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities for 2022-24
  • World’s longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in Vietnam
  • Saudi Aramco became world’s most valuable company by replacing Apple
  • Katalin Novak elected as first female President of Hungary
  • PM Modi participated in 2nd Global COVID-19 Virtual Summit
  • Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister
  • UN approved Czech Republic to replace Russia on UN Human Rights Council
  • Ferdinand Marcos Jr. elected as President of Philippines
  • India contributed USD 800,000 to promote use of Hindi Language at UN
  • Exim Bank provided LoC of USD 190 million to Mauritius for Metro Express & Infrastructure Projects
  • India is highest recipient of foreign remittance: World Bank report
  • Forbes’ Global 2000 list of public companies worldwide 2022; RIL is top-ranked Indian company

Banking and Financial

  • Adani Wilmar became India’s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company surpassing Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)
  • L&T Infotech and Mindtree announced merger to become India’s 5th-largest IT services provider
  • Reliance became 1st Indian company to cross USD 100 billion annual revenue
  • RBI gave NoC for merger of Equitas SFB and Equitas Holdings
  • Indian Bank launched digital broking solution ‘E-Broking’
  • SEBI constituted Advisory Committee for ESG-related matters; headed by Navneet Munot
  • Ministry of Finance released Rs 7,183.42 crore Revenue Deficit Grant to 14 states
  • LIC’s IPO, India’s largest at Rs 21,000 crore, subscribed 3 times
  • UPI hit record high in April 2022 with 5.58 billion transactions worth Rs 9.83 trillion
  • HDFC Bank launched industry first digital 30-minute new car loanXpress Car Loans’
  • ICICI Bank partnered with Santander UK for India-UK business ease
  • Bharti AXA launched financial literacy campaign ‘InspiHE₹’ for mothers
  • CPI-based Retail inflation in India surges to 8-year high at 7.79% in April
  • Morgan Stanley projected India’s growth forecast to 7.6% for FY23
  • Swiggy acquired restaurant booking platform Dineout
  • Union Bank of India launched ‘Trade nxt’, an online platform for export-import transactions

Appointment and Resignation

  • Sudarshan Venu appointed as Managing Director of TVS Motor company
  • Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor assumed charge as Director General (Inspection and Safety) of Indian Air Force
  • Alkesh Kumar Sharma appointed as new Secretary for Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
  • Pushp Kumar Joshi appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of HPCL
  • M Narayanan appointed as part-time chairman of City Union Bank
  • Rajesh Unni took charge as Vice-Chair at Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
  • Sudhanshu Dhulia and JB Pardiwala took oath as Supreme Court judges
  • Campbell Wilson appointed as new MD & CEO of Air India
  • Rajiv Kumar appointed as next Chief Election Commissioner
  • Deepika Padukone became 1st Indian brand ambassador of Louis Vuitton
  • Sanjiv Bajaj appointed as President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2022-23
  • Nongmeikapam K Singh appointed as acting Chief Justice of Gauhati HC
  • Biplab Deb resigned as CM of Tripura; Manik Saha to be new CM
  • Nidhi Chibber appointed as Chairperson of CBSE
  • Vivek Kumar Dewangen appointed as CMD of REC Ltd

Awards

  • Danish Siddiqui posthumously won 2nd Pulitzer Prize for ‘images of Covid toll’
  • Bengali translation of French novel ‘Meursault, contre-enquête’ won Romain Rolland Book Prize 2022
  • Guruswamy Krishnamoorthy received British Honour ‘MBE’ for his service during the pandemic
  • Royal Gold Medal 2022 for Architecture awarded to Balkrishna Doshi
  • Mamata Banerjee honoured with Special Bangla Academy Award
  • Theoretical Physicist Dr Frank Wilczek won Templeton Prize 2022
  • Kenya’s Anna Qabale Duba won $250,000 global nursing award for fighting female genital mutilation

Defence

  • South Korea became 1st Asian country to join NATO cyber defence group

Science

  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship signed MoU with ISRO to launch ISRO Technical Training Programme
  • ISRO successfully tested human-rated HS200 solid rocket booster for Gaganyaan mission

Sports

  • Asian Games 2022 to be held in Hangzhou, China postponed to 2023
  • Abhinav Deshwal won gold medal in men’s 10m air pistol at 24th Deaflympics in Brazil
  • Max Verstappen won Miami Grand Prix 2022
  • Carlos Alcaraz won men’s singles title at Madrid Open title 2022
  • Indian GM D Gukesh won Sunway Formentera Open chess tournament
  • Avinash Sable broke 30-year-old 5000 metre record
  • Mascot, logo, theme song, and jersey of the 4th Khelo India Youth Games launched
  • Jyothi Yarraji won gold medal in 100m hurdles in Cyprus International Athletics Meeting 2022
  • India won 14 medalseight golds, four silvers and two bronze, in Archery Asia Cup 2022 Stage 2
  • Lionel Messi topped Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list for 2022
  • Esha Singh and Saurabh Chaudhary won gold in Mixed Team Pistol event in ISSF Junior World Cup, Germany
  • Inter Milan Beat Juventus to win Italian Cup 2022

Book and Author

  • Rajnath Singh released a book titled ‘INDO-PAK WAR 1971- Reminiscences of Air Warriors’ edited by Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh and Group Captain Shailendra Mohan
  • Prakash Singh authored a book titled “The Struggle for Police Reforms in India”

Important day

  • 7 May: World Athletics Day 2022
  • 7 May 2022: BRO 62nd raising day
  • 8 May 2022 (second Sunday in May): Mother’s Day
  • 8 May: World Thalassaemia Day (Theme 2022: “Be Aware. Share. Care: Working with the global community as one to improve Thalassemia knowledge.”)
  • 8 May: World Red Cross Day (Theme 2022: #BeHUMANKIND (Believe in the power of Kindness).
  • 8-9 May: UN’s ‘Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War’
  • 10 May: International Day of Argania (Theme 2022: “The Argan tree, symbol of resilience”)
  • 10 May: World Lupus Day
  • 5 May (first Thursday of May): World Password Day 2022
  • 11 May: National Technology Day (Theme 2022: “Integrated Approach in Science and technology for sustainable future”.)
  • 12 May: International Nurses Day (Theme 2022: “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health”.)
  • 12 May: International Day of Plant Health
  • 14 May: World Migratory Bird Day (second Saturday in May and the second Saturday in October) (Theme 2022: light pollution.)
  • 15 May: International Day of Families (Theme 2022: ‘Families and Urbanisation’.)

Obituary

  • Odia Writer Rajat Kumar Kar passed away
  • Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passed away
  • Chess’ 1st centenarian & world’s oldest chess grandmaster Yuri Averbakh passed away
  • Former Union Minister Pandit Sukh Ram passed away
  • 1st president of independent Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk passed away
  • Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds passed away
  • Eminent Sanskrit and Hindi Scholar Dr Rama Kant Shukla Passed Away
  • UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed passed away

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