Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 8th October to 18th October 2020

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 8th October to 18th October 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

  • INOX Oxygen Plant inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh
  • PM Modi launched the “Jan Andolan campaign” for COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour
  • Jewar airport: Zurich firm signs agreement with UP government
  • Uttarakhand CM launches Mukhya Mantri Saur Swarojgar Yojana
  • Andhra CM launches ‘Jagananna Vidya Kanuka’ scheme for government schools
  • Assam CM launches “Swa-nirbhar Naari: Atmanirbhar Asom” scheme
  • PM to Distribute Property Cards for Rural Landowners under the ‘SVAMITVA’ (ownership) scheme
  • Forbes India Rich List 2020: Mukesh Ambani tops chart, Gautam Adani takes second place
  • Delhi Government passed the Tree Transplantation Policy
  • PM Modi releases Rs 100 commemorative coin in honour of Vijaya Raje Scindia
  • Har Ghar Jal: Goa Becomes First State To Provide Piped Tap Water Connection To All Rural Households
  • Kerala becomes first state to have completely digital, hi-tech classrooms in all public schools
  • PM releases the autobiography of Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil titled ‘Deh Vechwa Karani’
  • Indian, Taiwanese think tanks join hands to foster cooperation in Indo-Pacific region
  • Rs 75 Commemorative coin to be released in India to mark the 75th Anniversary of FAO
  • AICTE constitutes panel for engineers Bill headed by S. Ananth
  • Odisha launches ‘Sujal’ Mission to provide tap water fit for drinking
  • Delhi CM launches ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign to discourage idling at traffic signals
  • UP CM launches ‘hath dhona, roke corona’ on Global Handwashing Day
  • SC appoints ex-judge M B Lokur as one-man panel to prevent stubble burning
  • J&K L-G announces ‘My Town My Pride’ programme
  • India aims to achieve Trans Fat Free status by 2022
  • Union Education Minister launched “KAPILA” Kalam Program
  • UP Govt. launched women empowerment programme ‘Mission Shakti’

International News

  • Jordan’s King Abdullah II appointed Bishr al-Khasawneh as PM
  • India Ranks 129 in Oxfam’s Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2020
  • Prince William Officially Launches Earthshot, the Nobel of Environmental Prizes
  • China and Russia win seats on N. rights council, Saudis lose
  • Army chief MM Naravane to get honorary rank of General of Nepali Army
  • India ranks 58th in the List of Arton Capital’s Passport Index, New Zealand Tops
  • India and France re-elected as president and co-president of International Solar Alliance
  • Global Hunger Index 2020: India ranked 94th
  • New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Wins (2nd terms) Landslide Re-Election
  • FM participates in 102nd meeting of World Bank Development Committee Plenary

♦Banking and Financial

  • ADIA to invest Rs 5,512 crore in Reliance Retail
  • API integration between PM SVANidhi, SBI portal launched
  • India’s GDP expected to contract by 6% this fiscal year: World Bank report
  • RTGS to be available 24x7x365 from Dec 2020
  • RBI keeps key interest rates unchanged (Repo Rate- 4.0%, Reverse Repo Rate – 3.35%)
  • India’s GDP to contract by 5% in FY21: RBI
  • Infosys to acquire Blue Acorn iCi for up to USD 125 million
  • Exim Bank‘s Government of India supported Line of Credit (LoC) of USD 310 million to the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Exim Bank extends $400 mn soft loan to Maldives for connectivity project
  • India and ADB Sign $300 Million Loan to Develop Rajasthan’s Secondary Towns
  • RBI raises banks’ aggregate exposure limit to Rs 7.5 crore for small businesses
  • IMF projects India’s GDP to contract 3% in FY21
  • Saral Jeevan Beema for Bharat: Irdai introduces standard life product

♦Appointment and Resignation

  • Govt appoints J Venkatramu as MD, CEO of India Post Payments Bank
  • Govt appoints M Rajeshwar Rao as new deputy governor of RBI
  • Piyush Goyal gets additional charge of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  • Chetan Anand named brand ambassador for Indian brand ‘Transform’
  • NTPC CMD Gurdeep Singh‘s term extended till July 2025
  • Vishal V Sharma appointed as next Permanent Representative of India
  • Michael Irani Named Interim President Of The IWF


  • American poet Louise Glück wins 2020 Nobel prize for literature
  • The World Food Programme awarded with Nobel Peace Prize 2020
  • Nobel Prize in Economics goes to Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson for improvements to auction theory
  • Bank of Ghana” wins Central bank of the year award 2020


  • India successfully test-fires Rudram- an Anti-Radiation Missile
  • Two-day coastal security exercise Sagar Kavach
  • Suraksha Kavach– Joint Anti-Terrorist Exercise By Army and Police
  • India To Deliver Kilo Class Submarine INS Sindhuvir To Myanmar Navy


♦Important day

  • 8 October- Air Force Day 2020
  • Second Thursday of October every year: World Sight Day (Theme 2020: Hope on Sight)
  • 9 October: World Postal Day or World Post Office Day
  • Second Friday of October: World Egg Day
  • 10 October: World Mental Health Day (Theme 2020: ‘Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access’)
  • 10 October: World Migratory Bird Day (Theme 2020: “Birds Connect Our World”)
  • 10th October: World Day Against the Death Penalty
  • World Arthritis Day: 12 October
  • 13th October: International Day for Disaster Reduction (Theme 2020: Disaster risk governance)
  • 14th October: World Standards Day (Theme 2020: “Protecting the planet with standards”)
  • 15 October: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
  • 15th October: World Students Day 2020
  • 15 October: International Day of Rural Women (Theme 2020: “Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19”)
  • 15th October: Global Handwashing Day 2020 (Theme: “Hand Hygiene for All’)
  • 16th October: World Food Day 2020 (Theme 2020: “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.”)
  • 17 October: International Poverty Eradication Day (Theme 2020: “Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”)

♦Book and Author

  • A book titled ‘The Battle of Belonging’ authored by Shashi Tharoor


  • Ram Vilas Paswan, union minister, passes away
  • Kannada music composer Rajan passes away
  • Former India football captain Carton Chapman passes away
  • Eminent Kuchipudi exponent Shobha Naidu passes away
  • Jnanpith awardee Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passes away at 94
  • First Indian to win Oscar Bhanu Athaiya passes away

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