Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 9 to 16 March 2022

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 2nd Week March 2022

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In a single line, the weekly one-liner current summarises the most vital news from the previous week.

To help you study for upcoming exams and remain updated on current events, we’ve included the weekly one-liner current affairs below.

National News

  • Chhattisgarh government launched ‘Kaushalya Matritva Yojana’
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister inaugurated India’s largest floating solar power project at Thoothukudi
  • Prime Minister unveiled Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue in Pune
  • India’s largest reclining statue of Lord Buddha being built at Bodh Gaya, Bihar
  • Karnataka government launched ‘Women@Work’ programme to provide 5 lakh jobs to women
  • Haryana’s CM presented Rs 1.77 Lakh crores Budget for the FY 2022-23; announced ‘Sushma Swaraj Award’ for women
  • Tripura Govt announced “Mukhyamantri Chaa Srami Kalyan Prakalpa” scheme for tea workers
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia and Shivraj Chouhan inaugurated the first drone school in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • India’s 1st fully women-owned industrial park inaugurated in Hyderabad
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) signed MoU with IIT Roorkee for ‘BIS Standardization Chair Professor’
  • Andhra Pradesh retained the first rank in Skoch State of Governance ranking 2021
  • India’s first Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Centre inaugurated in Manesar, Haryana
  • Cabinet approved setting up of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine at Jamnagar, Gujarat
  • Puducherry launched first-of-its-kind Digital School Health Platform
  • Indian Railways’ first Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal commissioned in Asansol Division of Eastern Railway
  • Tamilnadu Petroproducts became world’s first LAB manufacturing company to receive BIS Certification
  • Odisha and NABARD signed agreement to increase fish production
  • PM Modi inaugurated Rashtriya Raksha University building in Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • India’s 1st medical city ‘Indrayani Medicity’ will be set up in Pune, Maharashtra
  • Odisha topped in full immunization with 90.5% coverage under Mission Indradhanush
  • 2022 Fortune India The Next 500 list: RailTel ranked 124
  • Mahanadi Coalfields Limited became the largest coal-producing company in India
  • Delhi govt launched ‘My EV’ portal for purchasing, registering e-autos
  • India’s 1st Digital Water Bank ‘AQVERIUM’ launched in Bengaluru
  • India’s first ‘World Peace Center’ to be established in Gurugram, Haryana
  • Mumbai became first South Asian City to set target of Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050
  • Kerala topped in maternal and child health in India; recorded lowest Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of 30
  • “Credit Guarantee Scheme for Subordinate Debt” for MSMEs extended till March 2023

International News

  • International Paralympic Committee (IPC) banned Russian, Belarusian athletes from Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics
  • IMF approved $1.4 billion emergency support for Ukraine
  • India, Bangladesh, and Nepal signed an MoU to boost trade and connectivity
  • India & Singapore signed MoU on cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation
  • V-Dem’s Democracy Report 2022: India ranked 93rd; Sweden topped
  • Katalin Novak elected first-ever female president of Hungary
  • India ranked 2nd for Global Investment in Digital Shopping in 2021, Bengaluru topped among cities
  • India’s first-ever GI-tagged Kashmir carpets flagged off to Germany
  • India-Canada re-launched Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
  • India emerged as the largest importer of arms in 2017-21 as per SIPRI report
  • India entered into World’s Top 5 Club in terms of market capitalisation for the 1st Time; ranked 5th
  • Adani Group signed a deal for two power projects in Sri Lanka
  • India approved US$ 1 billion line of credit for Sri Lanka to help pay for crucial imports

Banking and Financial

  • Centre approved continuation of Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana till FY26 with an outlay of Rs 3,274.87 crores
  • Himachal Pradesh CM presented Rs 51,365 crores Budget for 2022-23
  • Telangana govt proposed Rs 2.56 lakh crores Budget for 2022-23
  • RBI launched UPI for feature phones ‘UPI123Pay’ and 24*7 helpline ‘DigiSaathi’
  • Axis Bank rolled out ‘HouseWorkIsWork’ initiative to bring educated women to workforce
  • CRISIL projected GDP growth forecast at 7.8% for 2022-23
  • Karnataka Bank signed an MoU with SELCO Solar Light
  • RBI issued guidelines for Extended Interest Equalisation Scheme for Export Credit
  • SEBI raised UPI Limit for Public Debt Investment up to Rs 5 Lakhs
  • Star Health and Allied Insurance launched women-centric medical insurance policy ‘Star Women Care Insurance Policy’
  • India signed $125 million loan agreement with World Bank for social protection services in West Bengal
  • ToneTag partnered with NSDL Payments Bank & NPCI to launch VoiceSe UPI digital payments for feature phone users
  • NaBFID will be regulated as All India Financial Institution under RBI Act
  • Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance entered into a bancassurance partnership with Bharat Co-operative Bank
  • UCO Bank became stakeholder in IDRCL by acquiring a 3% stake
  • RBI directed Paytm Payments Bank to stop onboarding of new customers
  • RBI lifted restrictions on HDFC Bank’s business generating activities planned under Digital 2.0 programme
  • Morgan Stanely projected India’s GDP for FY23 at 7.9%
  • Bank of India entered into co-lending partnership with IKF Finance
  • IIFL Securities launched India’s first Primary Markets Investment Platform, OneUp
  • LivQuik became first PPI issuer to Achieve RBI’s PPI Interoperability Guidelines
  • Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) lowered the interest rate on PF deposits for 2021-22 to 8.1%
  • ICICI Bank will acquire 5% stake in National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL)
  • IDBI Bank acquired 5% & 9% stakes in NARCL & IDRCL
  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank launched Industry’s first Digital based Onboarding facility
  • Bank of Baroda & BNP Paribas joined hands to form Mutual Fund JV; Suresh Soni appointed CEO
  • Razorpay acquired 5th payments tech startup IZealiant Technologies

Appointment and Resignation

  • T Raja Kumar appointed as President of Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
  • B Chandra Sekhar has taken over as Commandant of Air Force Academy
  • Mary Kom appointed Brand Ambassador of Lupin Limited’s Shakti campaign
  • Yoon Suk-yeol elected as South Korea’s new President
  • Ashwani Bhatia appointed as a whole-time member of SEBI
  • Prabha Narasimhan appointed as CEO of Colgate-Palmolive India
  • Justice Vipin Sanghi named Acting Chief Justice of Delhi HC
  • AK Sikri appointed as Chairperson of Chardham project panel
  • Ajay Bhushan Pandey appointed as Chairperson of National Financial Reporting Authority
  • Debasish Panda appointed as Chairperson of IRDAI
  • Tapan Singhel got 5-year extension as Bajaj Allianz General Insurance’s MD & CEO
  • N Chandrasekaran named chairman of Air India
  • Pradeep Rawat assumed charge as India’s new ambassador to China
  • Shubman Gill & Ruturaj Gaikwad appointed as new brand ambassadors for My11Circle by Games24x7
  • Ranjit Rath appointed Chairman & MD of Oil India Limited
  • Bhagwant Mann sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Punjab

Awards

  • Rizwana Hasan to get US International Women of Courage Award 2022
  • J&K Bank won National Award for SHG Bank Linkage
  • Six Indian Airports won ACI World’s ASQ Awards 2021 – Best Airports by Size & Region in Asia Pacific region
  • Shreyas Iyer, Amelia Kerr declared ICC Players of the Month for February 2022
  • 75th BAFTA Award 2022 announced: “The Power of the Dog” won the Best Film Award, “Joanna Scanlan” won the Best Actress in Leading Role, “Will Smith” won the Best Actor in Leading Role
  • Axis Bank won ‘Asian Bank of the Year’ and ‘India Bond House’ award at IFR Asia Awards 2021
  • India’s ‘Writing with Fire’ nominated for Best Documentary feature category at Oscars 2022

Defence

  • Australian Army Research Centre signed MoU with Centre for Land Warfare Studies, India

Science

  • PARAM Ganga Petascale Supercomputer installed at IIT Roorkee
  • ISRO has organized Young Scientist Programme “YUVIKA” to select 150 students
  • NITI Aayog’s AIM partnered with Snap Inc. to promote AR skill development among youth
  • India’s 1st Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Technology Park launched at IISc, Bengaluru
  • HAL signed MoU with SASMOS to work together in aerospace domain
  • ISRO successfully tested solid fuel-based booster stage of Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)

Sports

  • Priyanka Nutakki became 23rd Woman Grandmaster of India
  • Indian GM S L Narayanan won Grandiscacchi Cattolica International Open Chess Tournament
  • India topped the medal tally with 4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze in 2022 ISSF World Cup
  • Tiger Woods inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame
  • India’s Lakshya Sen won silver in men’s singles at German Open 2022
  • Pramod Bhagat won silver at Spanish Para-Badminton International 2022
  • India will host FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai

Book and Author

  • Ratnakar Shetty released his autobiography titled “On Board: Test. Trial. Triumph. My years in BCCI “
  • Biography of late Soli Sorabjee titled “Soli Sorabjee: Life and Times” authored by Abhinav Chandrachud
  • Hindi novel ‘Tomb of Sand’ nominated for International Booker Prize
  • Sahitya Akademi published a book-length poem ‘Monsoon’ by Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K

Important day

  • 9 March: No Smoking Day
  • 10 March (Second Thursday of March): World Kidney Day 2022 (Theme 2022: ‘Kidney Health for All’)
  • 10 March: International Day of Women Judges
  • 13 March: World Rotaract Day (Theme 2022: “Rotary Making a Difference”.)
  • 14 March: Pi Day or International Day of Mathematics (Theme 2022: Mathematics Unites!)
  • 14 March: International Day of Action for Rivers (Theme 2022: “the importance of rivers to biodiversity.”)
  • 12 March: World Glaucoma Day (Theme 2022: “The world is bright, save your sight”.)
  • 15 March: World Consumer Rights Day (Theme 2022: “Fair Digital Finance.”)
  • 16 March: National Vaccination Day or National Immunisation Day (Theme 2022: “Vaccines Work for all”.)

Obituary

  • Former Pakistani President Rafiq Tarar passed away

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