Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 1st Week February 2022

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 1st Week February 2022

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Banking and Financial

  • CRISIL projected India’s GDP to grow at 7.8% in FY23
  • PNB & Patanjali launched co-branded contactless credit cards with NPCI
  • RBI cancelled licence of Maharashtra-based Independence Co-operative Bank
  • SEBI restructured a High-Power Advisory Committee on Settlement Orders and Compounding of Offences; headed by Jai Narayan Patel
  • Edelweiss General Insurance launched first AI powered Voice Bot for automated registration of motor claims
  • SBI signed an MoU with Ministry of Culture for Atmanirbhar Bharat Centre for Design
  • India’s unemployment rate in January 2022 stood at 6.57%: CMIE Report
  • LIC tied up with Policybazaar for digital distribution of life insurance products
  • Union Budget 2022-23 presented by FM Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Government collected Rs 1.38 lakh crores as GST of January 2022
  • Tata Group chose SBI, BoB & HDFC Bank to finance Air India’s old debt
  • NSO First Revised GDP estimates FY21Indian economy contracts by 6.6% in 2020-21
  • Center setting up National Land Monetisation Corporation
  • Banks will transfer 15 NPA accounts worth Rs 50,000 crores to NARCL in FY22
  • Vedanta tied up Rs.8000 crores facility with Union Bank of India to take over syndicated facility
  • SBI launched ‘Surya Shakti Cell’ in partnership with Tata Power Solar Systems
  • EXIM Bank signed a $500 million LoC agreement with Sri Lanka
  • Kotak General Insurance partnered with CARS24 to provide Motor Insurance for used cars
  • Government has done a Switch Operation of 1,19,701 crores
  • ADB provided record USD 4.6 billion loans to India in 2021
  • ICICI Bank raised stake in IICC at GIFT IFSC City to 9.9%
  • Airtel Payments Bank partnered with ICICI Lombard to offer cyber insurance solutions
  • Axis Mutual Fund launched Axis Crisil SDL 2027 Debt Index Fund

National News

  • Uttar Pradesh selected as best tableau among states/UTs at R-Day parade 2022
  • PM Modi inaugurated ‘Statue of Equality’ in Hyderabad
  • Karnataka signed MoU with Ather Energy to establish 1000 fast-charging stations for electric 2-wheeler
  • Financial assistance scheme “Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana” for Landless Labourers launched in Chhattisgarh
  • Mandu Festival celebrated in Dhar District of Madhya Pradesh
  • HPCL launched Non-Fuel Retail Store ‘HaPpyShop’
  • Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Gurugram declared as India’s first OECM site
  • Government approved continuation of scheme for Assistance to National Sports Federations
  • Maharashtra topped the list of newly recognized startups and unicorns
  • Spituk Gustor Festival celebrated in Ladakh
  • India’s first geological park will be built in LamhetaJabalpur in Madhya Pradesh
  • Punjab Chief Electoral Officer unveiled its elections mascot named ‘Shera’
  • Gandhi Mandiram, Smruthi Vanam built at Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh
  • Torgya Festival celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh at Tawang Monastery
  • Global Center of Excellence in Affordable and Clean Energy launched in IIT Dharwad
  • Tata Sky rebranded itself as ‘Tata Play’
  • Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat & Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary in UP listed as India’s 48th & 49th Ramsar sites
  • India’s 1st project of mixing hydrogen into natural gas started by GAIL in Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  • Andhra Pradesh govt’s CLAP– Jagananna Swachha Sankalpam Programme
  • Centre approved renaming of three places in Madhya Pradesh: Hoshangabad Nagar renamed as “Narmadapuram”, Shivpuri renamed as “Kundeshwar Dham” and Babai renamed as “Makhan Nagar”.
  • Surat will become the first station to be ready for India’s 1st Bullet Train
  • PM Modi kickstarted 50th Anniversary Celebrations of International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad
  • IIT Hyderabad will set up Suzuki Innovation Centre on its campus
  • India Press Freedom Report2021J&K topped in attacks on journalists in 2021

International News

  • 11th meeting of India-Oman Joint Military Cooperation Committee held
  • Dubai will launch World’s first Hydrogen-powered Flying Boat ‘The Jet’
  • Samsung surpassed Intel to become World’s top semiconductor company in 2021
  • India and Nepal signed an MoU for construction of motorable Bridge over the Mahakali River in Dharchula
  • Antonio Costa re-elected as Portugal’s Prime Minister
  • Sony bought game developer ‘Bungie’ for $3.6 billion
  • LIC 10th most valued insurance brand globallyBrand Finance Report
  • NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg appointed as Governor of Norway central bank
  • Salesforce Global Digital Skills Index 2022India leads in Digital Skills Readiness

Appointment and Resignation

  • GAV Reddy appointed as new Head of Defence Intelligence Agency
  • Madan Mohan Tripathi named as Director-General of National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT).
  • Games24x7 appointed Hrithik Roshan as the Brand Ambassador of ‘RummyCircle’
  • Sonali Singh appointed as the 26th Controller General of Accounts
  • Ravi Mittal appointed as new Chairperson of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India
  • GA Srinivasa Murthy appointed as the director of Defence Research and Development Laboratory
  • M Jagadesh Kumar appointed as new Chairman of University Grants Commission
  • Rahul Bhatia appointed as the Managing Director of IndiGo
  • Santishree Pandit appointed 1st woman Vice Chancellor of JNU
  • Urjit Patel resigned as non-executive and independent director of Britannia


  • PR Sreejesh won the World Games Athlete of the Year 2021 Award
  • New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell won the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2021
  • Neeraj Chopra nominated for Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award
  • Karnataka Bank awarded DX 2021 Award from CII for Best Practice in Digital Transformation


  • Indian Navy’s 5th Scorpene-class submarine ‘Vagir’ commenced first sea trial
  • BDL signed a contract for supply of Konkurs anti-tank missiles for Indian Army


  • IISc, Bengaluru commissioned supercomputer ‘Param Pravega’ having supercomputing capacity of 3.3 petaflops
  • IIT-Hyderabad launched India’s first AI-based job platform for persons with disabilities named “Swarajability”


  • Magnus Carlsen won the Tata Steel Masters chess 2022
  • Chennai Super Kings became India’s 1st unicorn sports enterprise
  • Mithali Raj secured 2nd Rank in ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for batters
  • India won fifth U-19 World Cup titlebeat England by 4 wickets in final
  • International Olympic Committee approved inclusion of SurfingSkateboarding & Sport Climbing in 2028 Olympics at Los Angeles
  • World’s third-largest cricket stadium’s foundation stone laid in Jaipur

Book and Author

  • A new book “Fearless Governance’ authored by Kiran Bedi released
  • India’s 1st-ever season style book titled ‘The Class of 2006: Sneak Peek into the Misadventures of the Great Indian Engineering Life’, written by Akash Kansal
  • A book titled ‘India, That is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution’ authored by J Sai Deepak
  • A book titled ‘Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra’ authored by Navdeep Singh Gill
  • MS Dhoni’s first look released from graphic novel ‘Atharva’: The Origin’ authored by Ramesh Thamilmani

Important days

  • 1 February 2022: Indian Coast Guard 46th Raising Day
  • NPCI announced UPI safety and awareness week from Feb 1 to 7
  • 30 January: Anti-Untouchability Day
  • 2 February: World Wetlands Day (Theme 2022: Wetlands Action for People and Nature)
  • 2 February: Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day
  • 1-7 February: World Interfaith Harmony Week
  • 4 February: World Cancer Day (Theme 2022: “Close the Care Gap”)
  • 4 February: International Day of Human Fraternity
  • 6 February: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (Theme 2022: “Accelerating Investment to End Female Genital Mutilation.”)


  • Senior advocate & Additional Solicitor General Rupinder Singh Suri passed away
  • Actor & filmmaker Amitabh Dayal passed away
  • Veteran actor and Producer Ramesh Deo passed away
  • Former President of Greece Christos Sartzetakis passed away
  • India’s nightingale Lata Mangeshkar passed away
  • Former BJP Lok Sabha MP from Telangana, Chandupatla Janga Reddy passed away

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