Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 2nd Week February 2022

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 2nd Week February 2022

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Banking and Financial

  • RBI emerged as the 2nd largest buyer of Gold among world’s central banks in 2021
  • RBL Bank partnered with Creditas Solutions to automate loan collections
  • Razorpay acquired Malaysian fintech startup “Curlec”
  • RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee kept key interest rates unchanged for the 10th consecutive time
  • RBI reopened Voluntary Retention Route with investment limit of 2,50,000 crores
  • SEBI restructured Advisory Committee on Investor Protection and Education Fund; chaired by G Mahalingam
  • PMKSY scheme extended till FY26 with an outlay of Rs 4,600 crores
  • PM CARES Fund got 10,990 crores since its inception in FY 2020-21spent 3,976 crores during 2020-21
  • Cabinet approved continuation of IFLDP with an outlay of 1700 crores
  • RBI extended restrictions on Karnataka’s Millath Co-Operative Bank till May 7
  • Crisil ReportLIC 3rd strongest and 10th most valuable insurance brand globally offers the Highest Return on Equity (RoE) at 82%
  • SBI partnered with NSE Academy to offer financial literacy courses
  • RNEL bought additional 10.37% stake in Sterling & Wilson Renewable
  • HDFC Ergo partnered with Visa for insurance cover on select bank cards
  • Comscore ReportPaytm has the highest penetration in digital payments
  • Aditya Birla Health Insurance signed bancassurance agreement with Utkarsh SFB
  • Axis Bank will buy Citigroup’s India retail banking business
  • Bank of Baroda will acquire Union Bank’s stake in IndiaFirst Life Insurance
  • Yes Bank launched Agri Infinity program
  • Paisabazaar & RBL bank partnered to offer ‘Paisa on Demand’ credit card

National News

  • RPF launched “Operation AAHT” to curb human trafficking
  • India’s 1st biomass-based hydrogen plant will be inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh
  • J&K became first Union Territory to be integrated with NSWS
  • Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw flagged off NITI Aayog’s Fintech Open Summit
  • Government continued RYSK Scheme for another 5 years with an outlay of 2,710 crores
  • Telangana govt signed MoU with British Council to expand higher education globally
  • NABARD launched ‘JIVA Programme’ to promote natural farming
  • West Bengal govt launched ‘Paray Shikshalaya’, an open-air classroom programme
  • Kanchoth festival celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Kerala signed an MoU with Social Alpha to develop clean energy tech
  • Health Minister launched intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 4. 0
  • Sonata Software partnered with Microsoft for its launch of ‘Microsoft Cloud’
  • Amazon India signed MoU with Karnataka to turn rural women into entrepreneurs in the state
  • Gujarat announced new IT/ITeS policy to generate 1 lakh employment
  • UNEP signed MoU with Maharashtra to support ‘Majhi Vasundhara’ campaign
  • AIM, NITI Aayog, & USAID announced partnership under SAMRIDH initiative
  • Karnataka developed “Nanna Shale Nanna Koduge” app to help in addressing the infrastructure needs of government schools
  • THDCIL signed agreement to set up 10,000MW solar projects in Rajasthan
  • J&K governor launched 1st of its kind QR code-based mechanism to certify and label handmade carpets of J&K
  • Dept of Social Justice & Empowerment inaugurated SMILE scheme
  • India will replace diesel by renewable energy in agriculture by 2024
  • Govt approved Rs 26,275 crores outlay for modernization of police forces

International News

  • India signed MoU with Australia on tourism cooperation
  • J&K Government signed a pact with New Zealand for Transforming sheep farming sector
  • EIU’s Democracy Index 2021India ranked 46thNorway topped
  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2021/2022 reportIndia ranked 4th in Ease of Starting BusinessSaudi Arabia topped
  • India signed MoU with UN’s World Food Programme to hand over wheat to Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh Railway signed agreement with HEIL to procure 420 broad gauge wagons
  • Gautam Adani overtook Mukesh Ambani as Asia’s Richest Person in Bloomberg Billionaires Index
  • L&T & Microsoft India signed MoU to develop regulated sector-focused cloud offering
  • Instagram launched ‘Take a Break’ campaign to encourage breaks from social media
  • TomTom Traffic Index Ranking 2021Mumbai 5th most-congested city
  • India to help Sri Lanka launch a ‘Unitary Digital Identity framework’ modelled on the Aadhaar card
  • Israel became first country to allow drones in civilian airspace
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier re-elected as President of Germany for another term
  • 9th USGBC top 10 ranking of Countries outside of US for LEED in 2021India ranked 3rdChina topped

Appointment and Resignation

  • Amitabh Bachchan appointed as brand ambassador of MediBuddy
  • Sanjay Malhotra appointed as DFS Secretary in Ministry of Finance
  • Pradip Shah named as chairman of Pfizer India
  • S Kishore appointed as new chairman of Staff Selection Commission
  • Pankaj Tripathi appointed as Brand Ambassador and investor of Krishi Network
  • Munishwar Nath Bhandari appointed Chief Justice of Madras HC
  • Dinesh Prasad Saklani appointed as director of NCERT
  • Disha Patani appointed as Brand Ambassador of Bata India
  • Akshay Kumar appointed as brand ambassador of Uttarakhand
  • S R Narasimhan assumed additional charge as CMD of Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO)
  • Unnikrishnan Nair appointed as director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
  • N Chandrasekaran reappointed as Chairman of Tata Sons
  • Debashis Mitra elected President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Ruchir Sharma appointed as MD & Chairman of Rockefeller International


  • Nitin Gadkari received 18th Late Madhavrao Limaye Award under efficient MP category
  • Atal Tunnel recognized as ‘Longest Highway Tunnel above 10,000 feet’ by World Book of Records
  • Rishabh Pant won ESPNcricinfo ‘Test Batting Award’ for 2021


  • Goa Shipyard delivered 5th vessel of CGOPV Project named ICGS ‘Saksham’


  • IIT Madras established Inter-disciplinary Water Management & Policy Centre
  • ISRO decommissioned INSAT-4B through 11 Re-orbiting manoeuvres after 14-year service
  • ISRO successfully launched earth observation satellite ‘EOS-04’


  • China won AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 Football Tournament
  • Ahmedabad IPL team to be called Gujarat Titans

Book and Author

  • A new book titled “India-Africa Relations: Changing Horizons” authored by Rajiv Bhatia
  • Sagarika Ghose authored a book titled “Atal Bihari Vajpayee”

Important day

  • 8 February (second day of the second week of February): Safer Internet Day 2022 (Theme 2022: ‘Together for a better internet’)
  • 10 February: World Pulses Day (Theme 2021: “Pulses to empower youth in achieving sustainable agrifood systems”.)
  • 11 February: International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Theme 2022: “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us”)
  • 11 February: World Unani Day
  • 10 February: National Deworming Day
  • 12 February: National Productivity Day (Theme 2022: “Self Reliance Through Productivity.”)
  • 13 February: National Women’s Day
  • 13 February: World Radio Day
  • 13 February 2022: APEDA celebrated its 36th Foundation Day
  • 14 February (Second Monday of February): International Epilepsy Day 2022


  • ‘Kabir of Karnataka’ Padma Shri Ibrahim Nabisaheb Sutar passed away
  • Astronomer R Rajamohan, who led the 1st asteroid discoveries in independent India, passed away
  • Mahabharat’s actor Praveen Kumar Sobti who played Bheem passed away
  • Former Chairman of Bajaj Group & Industrialist Rahul Bajaj passed away
  • Nobel winning virologist Luc Montagnier who co-discovered HIV passed away

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