Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 1st Week April 2022

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 1st Week April 2022

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Banking and Financial

  • UPI crossed 500 crore milestone in terms of volume in March
  • RBI extended the timeline for implementation of use of lockable cassettes in all ATMs till March 31, 2023
  • IREDA sanctioned Rs 267 crores loan to BluSmart Mobility for electric cars
  • HP acquired Poly for $1.7 billion in a bid to become a full-service hybrid work ecosystem provider
  • Canara Bank, SBI, PNB & Union Bank reduced their stake to 5% in India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL)
  • SEBI formed panel to strengthen governance of stock exchanges; chaired by G Mahalingam
  • Government collected all-time high Rs 1.42 lakh crores as GST of March 2022
  • RBI fixed Ways and Means Advances (WMA) limit for States/UTs at Rs 47,010 crores
  • FICCI projected India’s GDP growth rate at 7.4% for FY23
  • ADB projected India’s economy to grow 7.5% in FY20228% in FY2023
  • SBI signed MoU with BSF to offer special benefits through CAPSP Scheme
  • HDFC Bank announced merger with housing finance firm HDFC Ltd
  • Banks reported frauds worth Rs 34,000 crore in April-December 2021according to RBI
  • Ind-Ra projected India’s GDP growth for FY23 at 7-7.2%
  • Cabinet approved $808 million programme to improve the performance of MSME
  • Google Pay partnered with Pine Labs to launch Tap to Pay for UPI
  • Axis Bank acquired Citibank’s India consumer business in a Rs 12,325 crores deal
  • Dearness Allowance for central govt employees hiked by 3% to 34%
  • Govt kept interest rate of small savings schemes unchanged for Q1 of 2022-23
  • Union Bank of India launched super-app UnionNXT and digital transformation project SMBHAV

National News

  • Delhi government launched scheme to set up ‘Hobby Hubs’ in government schools
  • India’s unemployment rate fell to 7.6% in March from 8.1% in Feb 2022
  • Andhra Pradesh set up ‘She Auto’ stands to provide safe transport to women
  • Stand-Up India Scheme completed 6 years
  • Gangaur festival celebrated in Rajasthan
  • CJI N V Ramana launched FASTER software to transmit court orders swiftly and securely through electronic mode
  • Lepakshi NandiVeerabhadra temple included on UNESCO World Heritage tentative list
  • UP become India’s top vegetable producerAndhra Pradesh remained top fruit producer
  • Microsoft launched Startups Founders Hub platform in India to support startups
  • Haryana govt launched crop insurance portal of ‘Mukhya Mantri Bagwani Bima Yojana’
  • Mumbai International Cruise Terminal will be commissioned by July 2024
  • Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 extended by six months till September 30, 2022
  • Manipur govt signed MoU with Samsung and Abhitech to set up Sports Digital Experience Centre in Imphal
  • Tata Power Renewable commissioned 300MW solar plant in Gujarat with India’s largest single-axis tracker system
  • Assam Cabinet approved MoU with French funding agency for biodiversity conservation
  • Tamil Nadu government launched ‘Kaaval Uthavi’ app for public during emergency
  • Uttar Pradesh govt launched ‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ initiative
  • 4th edition of India Boat & Marine Show (IBMS) concluded in Kochi
  • Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated 13 new districts
  • Madhya Pradesh government launched ‘Mukhyamantri Udyam Kranti Yojana’ to give loan up to Rs 50 lakh with subsidized interest rate for self-employment
  • Government set up 17-member committee to steer, guide semiconductor mission; headed by Ashwini Vaishnaw
  • Tamil Nadu formed a 13-member panel to frame the state education policy; chaired by D Murugesan

International News

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed Japanese ODA loan agreements with India to provide loans of 312.258 billion Yen for 7 Projects
  • Viktor Orban re-elected as Prime Minister of Hungary for 4th term
  • Hurun Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2022: Falguni Nayar ranked 10th; Wu Yajun topped
  • Aleksandar Vučić re-elected as President of Serbia
  • World’s Biggest Electric Cruise Ship made its maiden voyage in China
  • India & Australia signed Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement
  • India will provide USD 1 million to BIMSTEC to increase operational budget
  • ADB, HSBC India signed USD 100 Million partial guarantee program for Microfinance Institutions(MFI) sector
  • United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) released ‘State of the World Population 2022: Seeing the Unseen’ report
  • Chandrapur district of Maharashtra recorded third hottest place in the worldKayes city of Mali is the hottest place
  • Forbes World’s Billionaires List 2022Elon Musk toppedMukesh Ambani ranked 10th
  • Madagascar became 30th country to join Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

Appointment and Resignation

  • S Raju appointed as DG of Geological Survey of India
  • India’s Aprajita Sharrma selected vice-chairperson of ITU Council Standing Committee on Administration and Management
  • Amir Khan appointed as brand ambassador of PharmEasy
  • Vikas Kumar appointed MD of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
  • Vinay Mohan Kwatra appointed India’s New Foreign Secretary
  • Lt Gen Manoj Pande all set to become next Army chief
  • Mahesh Verma appointed as chairperson of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH)
  • Anthony Heredia appointed MD & CEO of Mahindra Manulife Mutual Fund
  • Arunabha Ghosh appointed to High Level Expert Group on Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities
  • UN Human Rights Council appointed Tuvalu negotiator Dr Ian Fry as climate change expert
  • Murli Natarajan re-appointed as MD & CEO of DCB Bank


  • Journalist Aarefa Johari awarded Chameli Devi Jain Award 2021
  • Ramdarash Mishra will be awarded Saraswati Samman 2021
  • HDFC Bank adjudged as Best Performing Bank in SHG Linkage by DAY-NRLM
  • ‘We Are’ received “Album of the Year” award at 64th Grammy Awards 2022


  • Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Maiden Maritime Exercise “IMEX-22” concluded in Arabian Sea
  • 20th India-France bilateral naval exercise ‘VARUNA -2022’ conducted in Arabian Sea
  • Bharat Dynamics Ltd signed MoU with Tawazun Economic CouncilUAE in the field of defence
  • India and Kyrgyzstan conducted 9th Joint Special Forces Exercise at Bakloh
  • HAL tied up with Israel Aerospace Industries to convert civil aircraft to multi mission tanker transport aircraft


  • IIM Ahmedabad set up a Retail Tech Consortium with Flipkart
  • Jio-bp and TVS Motor will collaborate on EV solutions
  • NTPC inked pact with Gujarat Gas Limited to blend green hydrogen into piped Natural Gas


  • Logo, mascot, jersey & anthem of Khelo India University Games 2021 launched
  • Meghalaya will host 83rd National Table Tennis Championship 2022
  • Miami Open tennis 2022Carlos Alcaraz & Iga Swiatek won Men’s & Women’s Singles title
  • Australia won ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 title

Book and Author

  • A new book “Crunch Time: Narendra Modi’s National Security Crises” authored by Sreeram Chaulia
  • A new novel titled “Queen of Fire” authored by Devika Rangachari
  • Ashwini Shrivastava authored a new book titled Decoding Indian Babudom
  • Dharmendra Pradhan released book titled ‘Birsa Munda – Janjatiya Nayak’ written by Prof Alok Chakrawal
  • A new book titled “Tiger of Drass: Capt. Anuj Nayyar, 23, Kargil Hero” authored by Meena Nayyar Himmat Singh Shekhawat

Important day

  • 1 April: Odisha Day or Utkal Divas
  • 2 April: International Children’s Book Day
  • 2 April: World Autism Awareness Day (Theme 2022” “Inclusive Quality Education for All”.)
  • 4 April: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
  • 3 April 2022: 258th Raising Day of Army Medical Corps
  • 5 April: National Maritime Day (Theme 2022: “Sustainable Shipping beyond Covid-19’’.)
  • 5 April: International Day of Conscience
  • 6 April: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (Global Theme 2022: “Securing a Sustainable and Peaceful Future for All: The Contribution of Sport”)
  • 6 April: World Table Tennis Day
  • 7 April: International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda
  • 7 April: World Health Day (Theme 2022: ‘Our Planet, Our Health’.)


  • Veteran Belgian Footballer Miguel Van Damme passed away
  • Pulitzer Prize winning American poet Richard Howard passed away
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