Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 19th May to 25th May 2023

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 19th May to 25th May 2023

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Banking and Financial

  • RBI withdrawal 2000 notes from circulation, to remain legal tender
  • Paytm launches Paytm SBI Card on RuPay Network with NPCI
  • RBI approved Rs 87,416 crore dividend payout to Centre for FY23
  • Paytm Money launches bond investing
  • Google Pay launches RuPay credit cards support on UPI in India
  • India’s GDP crossed $3.5 trillion in 2022Moody’s report
  • Kotak Mutual Fund launches Nifty 200 Momentum30 Index Fund
  • YES Bank collaborates with IIT Kanpur to offer support to Incubated Startups

Appointment and Resignation

  • Arjun Ram Meghwal appointed as the new Law and Justice Minister
  • Siddaramaiah took oath as Karnataka Chief Minister
  • Jayakumar S. Pillai appoints as Deputy MD of IDBI Bank
  • Jayaprakash re-elected as President of Swimming Federation
  • Vijay Shekhar appointed as part-time chairman of Paytm
  • Mukundan appoints as MD & CEO of Tata Chemical Board
  • Sourav Ganguly appointed brand ambassador of Tripura tourism

National News

  • Third G20 tourism meet to be held in Srinagar
  • Jal Jeevan Mission achieves milestone of 12 crore Tap Water Connections
  • Lucknow to get new Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation Institute
  • Online education program ‘Pahal’ for rural children inaugurated
  • HPCL to set up Rs 500 cr ethanol plant in UnaHP
  • Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates National Mission Conclave in Delhi
  • India launches ‘Operation Karuna’ to assist cyclone-hit Myanmar
  • Madhya Pradesh cabinet approves ‘Mukhya Mantri Sikho Kamao Yojana’ for unemployed youth
  • 2nd Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group meet to be held in Mumbai
  • PM Modi launches Railway Projects in Odisha and Flags off Vande Bharat Express
  • TN CM Stalin inaugurates India’s longest Skywalk Bridge
  • MP’s Bhopal becomes first city in India to measure Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) progress
  • NTPC Green ties up with HPCL Mittal Energy for green hydrogen
  • Amit Shah lays foundation stone of campus of National Academy of Coastal Policing at Okha in Gujarat
  • Mahatma Gandhi bust unveiled by PM Modi in Hiroshima
  • 1st Inter-Ministerial Committee Meeting held on World Food India 2023
  • Govt to set up 1,100 farmer producer organizations in cooperative sector
  • Israel ties up with IIT-M to set up water technology centre
  • India to host Quad summit in 2024
  • MP becomes 1st state in country to provide free air travel to pilgrims
  • PM Modi addresses 76th Session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva
  • India to host 44th ISO COPOLCO Plenary
  • PM Modi conferred with highest civilian honours by FijiPapua New Guinea
  • Smriti Irani inaugurates women labourers convention in Kerala
  • Maharashtra becomes the first state in the country to approve Good Governance Regulations
  • 2nd Trade and Investment Working Group meeting begins in Bengaluru
  • 2nd G-20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group meeting begins in Mumbai
  • Maharashtra govt launches new portal ‘Shasan Aplya Dari’
  • Andhra Pradesh CM launches Machilipatnam port project for economic growth
  • Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) launched ‘GAINS’ (GRSE Accelerated Innovation Nurturing Scheme) Startup Challenge in Kolkata
  • HP government to formulate Green Hydrogen policy
  • Indian Railways hands over 20 Broad Gauge Locomotives to Bangladesh
  • India and Australia sign Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement
  • Kerala to be the first fully e-governed state
  • PM Modi flagged off Uttarakhand’s first Vande Bharat Express

International News

  • UNEP suggests measures to reduce 80% of world’s plastic pollution by 2040
  • Chile’s 5000-year-old ‘Great Grandfather’ tree declared world’s oldest
  • 2025 to be observed as ‘special tourism year’ in Nepal
  • India to open new consulate in Brisbane
  • Ireland become first country to introduce health warnings on alcohol


  • Tata Chairman N Chandrasekaran honored with France’s highest civilian award “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur”
  • Chandigarh bags first rank in National Water Award 2022
  • Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov wins International Booker Prize for ‘Time Shelter’


  • Indo-Indonesia bilateral Exercise Samudra Shakti-23 concluded in the South China Sea
  • India & Saudi Arabia to conduct Naval Exercise AL MOHED AL HINDI 2023


  • Annu Rani clinched gold medal in Federation Cup 2023
  • India bags 16 gold medals at the South Asian Youth Table Tennis Championship 2023
  • Jyothi Yarraji clinches gold in women’s 100 m hurdles
  • Elena Rybakina clinches Italian open women’s Singles title
  • Shaili Singh clinched bronze medal at the Golden Grand Prix 2023
  • Rohit Sharma becomes 2nd Indian player to complete 11000 runs in T20
  • Daniil Medvedev wins maiden clay court title at Italian Open 2023
  • China claims record 13th Sudirman Cup title
  • BCCI announces Adidas as Team India’s kit sponsor
  • Neeraj Chopra becomes World No 1 in men’s javelin throw
  • Khelo India University Games begins in Gautam Budh Nagar

Book and Author

  • Ruskin Bond wrote a new book titled ‘The Golden Years’

Important day

  • 18 May – International Museum Day (Theme 2023 – Museums, Sustainability, and Well-being)
  • 18 May – World AIDS Vaccine Day
  • 18 May 2023 (third Thursday of May) – Global Accessibility Awareness Day
  • 19 May 2023 (third Friday in May) – National Endangered Species Day (Theme 2023 – Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the endangered species act)
  • 20 May – World Bee Day (Theme 2023 – Bee engaged in pollinator-friendly agricultural production)
  • 20 May – World Metrology Day (Theme 2023 – Measurements supporting the global food system.)
  • 21 May – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • 21 May – International Tea Day
  • 21 May – National Anti-Terrorism Day
  • 22 May – International Day for Biological Diversity (Theme 2023 – From Agreement to Action: Building Back Biodiversity)
  • 23 May – World Turtle Day
  • 23 May – International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
  • 24 May – Commonwealth Day (Theme 2023 – Forging a Sustainable and Peaceful Common Future.)
  • 25 May – International Missing Children’s Day
  • 25 May – World Thyroid Day


  • Actor Sarath Babu passes away
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