Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 9 December to 15 December 2021

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs December: Part 2

Everyone knows how crucial the General Awareness/ Current Affairs portion is in every exam, whether it’s for SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railway, or any other government exam. As a result, for every future exam which includes a GA section, we will give weekly one-liner current affairs.
Weekly one-liner current affairs condenses the most important news from the previous week into a single line and is required reading for all exams. To keep you up to date, we’ve included the weekly one-liner current affairs below.

National News

  • Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami launched ‘Milk Price Incentive Scheme’
  • NITI Aayog launched “e-Sawaari India Electric Bus Coalition” with CESL & WRI India
  • Airtel partnered with Invest India to launch “Airtel India Startup Innovation Challenge”
  • Fortune India’s Most Powerful Women in India List 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman topped
  • NITI Aayog to establish 1,000 Atal Tinkering Labs in J&K
  • UP cabinet approved “AtmaNirbhar Krishak development scheme”
  • Cabinet approved Ken-Betwa River Interlinking Project
  • India Skills Report 2022: Maharashtra retained top position
  • Haiderpur wetland in Uttar Pradesh recognized as India’s 47th Ramsar Site
  • Himachal Pradesh govt set up General Category Commission (Samanya Varg Aayog)
  • Karnataka & UNDP signed LoU as a part of ‘Code-Unnati’ to improve entrepreneurship & youth employment
  • Uttar Pradesh holds the top spot in Total Registered EVs in India: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
  • PM Modi inaugurated Kashi-Vishwanath Dham project in Varanasi
  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Saryu Nahar National Project in Balrampur, UP
  • Geographical Indications Registry accepted proposal to grant Mithila Makhana GI Tag
  • Maharashtra topped the list of state with maximum of beneficiaries under Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana
  • Delhi Police launched e-learning platform “Unnati” to Skill School Dropouts
  • First Drone Mela in the country was organised at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • Govt laid foundation stone for Maa Umiya Dham Development Project in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Odisha inked agreement with UNCDF to launch “Mission Shakti Living Lab” for financial empowerment of women
  • Askot Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand declared as Eco-Sensitive Zone

International News

  • Olaf Scholz appointed as Germany’s new chancellor
  • Asia Power Index 2021: India ranked as 4th most Powerful Country in Asia
  • Forbes’ 2021 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women: FM Nirmala Sitharaman ranked 37th; Nykaa’s Falguni Nayar ranked 88th
  • World Inequality Report 2022: India among most unequal countries
  • India assumed the chairmanship of Council of Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of SCO
  • World Talent Ranking report 2021: India ranked 56th; Switzerland retained top spot
  • UNGA granted observer status to International Solar Alliance (ISA)
  • Global Health Security Index 2021: India ranked 66th; USA topped
  • India re-elected to International Maritime Organisation Council for 2022-2023
  • UAE became the 1st Country to transition to 4 and half-day work week
  • Dubai became world’s 1st 100% paperless government

Banking and Financial

  • Fitch Ratings slashed India’s FY22 GDP growth forecast to 4%
  • SBI signed MoU with Kendriya Sainik Board
  • City Union Bank & NPCI launched ‘On-the-Go’ wearable keychain
  • Cabinet approved the continuation of PMAY-G till March 2024
  • Paytm Payments Bank got scheduled bank status from RBI
  • ADB approved a USD 350 million loan to improve urban services in India
  • RBI approved LIC to increase stake up to 99% in IndusInd Bank
  • Federal Bank entered into Bancassurance Partnership with Star Health Insurance
  • Bank of Baroda signed an MoU with Centrum Housing Finance for Housing Loans
  • IPPB and NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited collaborated for Doorstep Bill Payments Service
  • RBI made 20-digit LEI mandatory for cross-border transactions
  • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance launched ‘#Care4Hockey’ Campaign
  • ADB projected growth forecast for 2021-2022 for India at 7% and developing Asia’s at 7%
  • Axis Bank tied up with Swift to provide digital banking solution
  • BoB partnered NPCI to launch wearable payment solution “bob World Wave”

Appointment and Resignation

  • Sunil Arora joined Advisory board of international democracy body IDEA
  • Farhan Akhtar appointed brand ambassador of Piramal Realty
  • Neeraj Chopra & PV Sindhu appointed Brand Ambassadors of Disney BYJU’s Early Learn App
  • Catherine Russell appointed as the new head of UNICEF
  • Ravinder Bhakar assumed charge of NFDC, films division and CFSI

Awards

  • Ashleigh Barty won the WTA Player of the Year award 2021 at WTA Award 2021
  • Ropesh Goyal won the “Young Geospatial Scientist” Award 2021
  • Karnataka Bank won 2 DigiDhan Awards by MeitY for Highest BHIM-UPI Transactions
  • Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi honored with the 2022 Royal Gold Medal
  • Neena Gupta received the 2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians
  • India’s Harnaaz Sandhu named winner of Miss Universe 2021
  • DBS Bank India won 2 awards at ET BFSI Excellence Awards 2021
  • Elon Musk named TIME Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2021
  • Azim Premji received 10th Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration award

Defence

  • DRDO test-fired air version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Sukhoi 30 MK-I aircraft
  • A joint military exercise PANEX-21 with BIMSTEC countries will be held in Pune
  • India inked deal with Russia for procurement of AK-203 assault rifles
  • DRDO successfully test-fired Pinaka-ER, ADM & indigenous Fuzes
  • IAF-DRDO flight-tested Helicopter-launched SANT Missile from Pokhran Range, Rajasthan
  • IIT-Delhi signed MoU with IAF to improve indigenisation efforts
  • DRDO successfully test-fired Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo System (SMART)

Science

  • ISRO inked an agreement with Oppo India to strengthen R&D of NavIC messaging service
  • BPCL collaborated with BARC for Green Hydrogen production
  • China launches “Shijian-6 05” satellites for Space Exploration

Sports

  • India won 41 medals at Asian Youth Para Games 2021 held in Bahrain
  • World Chess Championship 2021: Magnus Carlsen won his 5th title
  • Max Verstappen won the 2021 Formula One Drivers’ championship by winning Abu Dhabi GP 2021
  • India won a total of 6 medals at Asian Rowing Championship
  • AIBA rebranded itself as IBA to secure boxing’s Olympic future

Book and Author

  • Bala Krishna Madhur’s Autobiography titled ‘At Home In The Universe’ released
  • A new book titled “Watershed: How We Destroyed India’s Water And How We Can Save It” authored by Mriduala Ramesh
  • A Book titled ‘Pride, Prejudice and Punditry’ authored by Dr Shashi Tharoor was launched

Important day

  • 9 December: International Anti-Corruption Day (Theme 2021: “Your right, your role: say no to corruption”)
  • 9 December: International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
  • 8 December: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Charter Day
  • 10 December: International Human Rights Day (Theme 2021: “Equality – Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights.”)
  • 11 December: UNICEF Day (Theme 2021: “to help children to recover from interruption and learning losses experienced through the pandemic in the last two years”.)
  • 11 December: International Mountain Day (Theme 2021: “Sustainable Mountain Tourism.”)
  • 12 December: Universal Health Coverage Day (Theme 2021: “Leave No One Behind When It Comes to Health: Invest in Health Systems for All”)
  • 12 December: International Day of Neutrality
  • 12 December 2021: Manipur observed 82nd Nupi Lal Memorial Day
  • 14 December: National Energy Conservation Day
  • 15 December: International Tea Day

Obituary

  • World’s Oldest Test Cricketer, Eileen Ash passed away
  • Serum Institute of India Executive Director Suresh Jadhav passed away
  • Padma Shri awardee Nanda Kishore Prusty passed away

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