Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 9th May to 15th May 2020

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs : 9th May to 15th May 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

  • Yogi Adityanath launches ‘Pravasi Raahat Mitra’ App for migrant workers
  • Nitin Gadkari sets road construction target for next two years at Rs 15 lakh crore
  • 480th Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap Singh I is celebrated on 9 May
  • India and Russia plan MoU on coking coal; boost crude oil trade
  • Number of Tigers in the Sundarbans Rises From 88 to 96
  • IIM-Bangalore only Indian institute in top 50 of FT Executive Education Ranking
  • ‘FIR Aapke Dwar’: In a first, MP govt launches scheme
  • MSME Ministry launches “Champions portal” for addressing grievances of small units
  • HRD Minister launches Counselling Helpline ‘Bharosa’ for Central University of Odisha
  • Jitendra Singh Addresses Indo-Bangladesh “Virtual Conference” Organised By Assocham
  • SC orders setting up of high-powered committee to consider restoration of 4G internet services in J&K
  • IIT-Guwahati organized Poster Making Competition under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Campaign
  • Jaishankar participates in virtual SCO Foreign Ministers meet on COVID-19
  • Delhi Police gets India’s first ‘Thermal Corona Combat Headgear’ to enhance social distancing
  • Haryana and J&K to provide tap water to all rural households by Dec 2022
  • Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting & Telangana’s Telia Rumal gets GI-Tag
  • Uttarakhand CM launches ‘ HOPE’, a portal for unemployed youth to get jobs
  • PM CARES Fund Trust Allocates Rs. 3100 Crore for Fight against COVID-19
  • Tamil Nadu’s Arumbavur wood carvings and Thanjavur netti work get GI tag
  • India ranks 76th on WEF’s global Energy Transition index; Sweden on top
  • India Post releases special postal cover for migrant workers
  • West Bengal govt launches ‘Matir Smristi’ scheme to utilise 50,000-acre barren land in 6 districts
  • Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan participates in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers
  • MHRD launched e-Governance platform “SAMARTH”

♦International News

  • WHO, UN”s postal agency release commemorative stamp on 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication

♦Banking and Financial

  • Nabard disburses ₹12,767 cr to State Co-op Banks, RRBs
  • Vista Equity Partners picks 2.32% stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 11,367 cr
  • Goldman Sachs slashes India’s GDP growth forecast for 2020-21 to -0.4%
  • Carlyle to buy 74% stake in SeQuent for Rs 1,587 crore
  • India Raises FY21 Gross Borrowing Target To Rs 12 Lakh Crore
  • Centre releases Rs 6,195 crore to 14 states as additional resources to fight virus’ impact
  • BRICS’ New Development Bank provides USD 1 billion loan to India to fight COVID-19
  • India to grow at 1.2% in CY20, global GDP to shrink by 3.2%, says UN
  • Federal Bank, MoneyGram tie up for direct-to-bank account credit service
  • World Bank approves $1 billion loan to support India’s fight against COVID-19

♦Appointment and Resign

  • Wipro CEO Abidali Neemuchwala to step down
  • Indian Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane becomes brand ambassador for edtech company ELSA Corp
  • Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi assumes charge as Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
  • Manoj Ahuja appointed new CBSE chief
  • Vidyavathi appointed New Archaeological Survey chief
  • WTO chief Roberto Azevêdo announces resignation

♦Awards

  • Journalist Siddharth Varadarajan among recipients of Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award
  • World Airport Awards: Bengaluru airport voted the best regional airport in India, Central Asia
  • Sania Mirza Becomes 1st Indian to Win Fed Cup Heart Award
  • Anunta Wins VMware 2020 Regional Partner of the Year Award
  • Vice Admiral GM Hiranandani rolling trophy awarded in Kochi

♦Defence

  • Defence Ministry signs contract with Tata Power SED for infra modernisation at 37 airfields
  • India launches Mission Sagar to assist island nations in Eastern Indian Ocean

♦Sport

  • Narinder Batra’s term as FIH President extended to May 2021
  • China wins Online Nations Cup, India finish dismal fifth
  • Deepa Malik announces retirement, will head India’s Paralympic Committee
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India from 17 Feb 2021
  • French rider suspended for four years following ‘super-EPO’ positive test

♦Important Day

  • 9th May: World Migratory Bird Day 2020 (Theme 2020: “Birds Connect Our World”)
  • Mother’s Day 2020: Second Sunday of May
  • 11 May: National Technology Day 2020
  • 12th May: International Nurses Day 2020 (Theme 2020: ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health’)
  • 15th May: International Day of Families 2020 (Theme 2020: “Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25”.)
  • Third Friday of May: National Endangered Species Day 2020

♦Book and Author

  • Prince Harry-Meghan Markle’s biography ‘Finding Freedom’ to be published in August written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

♦Obituary

  • Historian Hari Vasudevan passes away

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