Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 2nd Week March 2022

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 2nd Week March 2022

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Banking and Financial

  • SEBI raised UPI Limit for Public Debt Investment up to Rs 5 Lakhs
  • Star Health and Allied Insurance launched women-centric medical insurance policy ‘Star Women Care Insurance Policy’
  • India signed $125 million loan agreement with World Bank for social protection services in West Bengal
  • RBI lifted restrictions on HDFC Bank’s business generating activities planned under Digital 2.0 programme
  • Morgan Stanely projected India’s GDP for FY23 at 7.9%
  • Bank of India entered into co-lending partnership with IKF Finance
  • IIFL Securities launched India’s first Primary Markets Investment Platform, OneUp
  • LivQuik became first PPI issuer to Achieve RBI’s PPI Interoperability Guidelines
  • Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) lowered the interest rate on PF deposits for 2021-22 to 8.1%
  • ICICI Bank will acquire 5% stake in National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL)
  • ToneTag partnered with NSDL Payments Bank & NPCI to launch VoiceSe UPI digital payments for feature phone users
  • NaBFID will be regulated as All India Financial Institution under RBI Act
  • Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance entered into a bancassurance partnership with Bharat Co-operative Bank
  • UCO Bank became stakeholder in IDRCL by acquiring a 3% stake
  • RBI directed Paytm Payments Bank to stop onboarding of new customers
  • Centre approved continuation of Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana till FY26 with an outlay of Rs 3,274.87 crores
  • Himachal Pradesh CM presented Rs 51,365 crores Budget for 2022-23
  • Telangana govt proposed Rs 2.56 lakh crores Budget for 2022-23
  • RBI launched UPI for feature phones ‘UPI123Pay’ and 24*7 helpline ‘DigiSaathi’
  • Axis Bank rolled out ‘HouseWorkIsWork’ initiative to bring educated women to workforce
  • CRISIL projected GDP growth forecast at 7.8% for 2022-23
  • Karnataka Bank signed an MoU with SELCO Solar Light
  • RBI issued guidelines for Extended Interest Equalisation Scheme for Export Credit
  • IDBI Bank acquired 5% & 9% stakes in NARCL & IDRCL
  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank launched Industry’s first Digital based Onboarding facility
  • Bank of Baroda & BNP Paribas joined hands to form Mutual Fund JVSuresh Soni appointed CEO
  • Razorpay acquired 5th payments tech startup IZealiant Technologies

National News

  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) signed MoU with IIT Roorkee for ‘BIS Standardization Chair Professor’
  • Andhra Pradesh retained the first rank in Skoch State of Governance ranking 2021
  • India’s first Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Centre inaugurated in Manesar, Haryana
  • Mahanadi Coalfields Limited became the largest coal-producing company in India
  • Delhi govt launched ‘My EV’ portal for purchasing, registering e-autos
  • India’s 1st Digital Water Bank ‘AQVERIUM’ launched in Bengaluru
  • India’s first ‘World Peace Center’ to be established in Gurugram, Haryana
  • Mumbai became first South Asian City to set target of Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050
  • Cabinet approved setting up of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine at Jamnagar, Gujarat
  • Puducherry launched first-of-its-kind Digital School Health Platform
  • Indian Railways’ first Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal commissioned in Asansol Division of Eastern Railway
  • Tamilnadu Petroproducts became world’s first LAB manufacturing company to receive BIS Certification
  • Chhattisgarh government launched ‘Kaushalya Matritva Yojana’
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister inaugurated India’s largest floating solar power project at Thoothukudi
  • Prime Minister unveiled Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue in Pune
  • India’s largest reclining statue of Lord Buddha being built at Bodh Gaya, Bihar
  • Karnataka government launched ‘Women@Work’ programme to provide 5 lakh jobs to women
  • Haryana’s CM presented Rs 1.77 Lakh crores Budget for the FY 2022-23; announced ‘Sushma Swaraj Award’ for women
  • Tripura Govt announced “Mukhyamantri Chaa Srami Kalyan Prakalpa” scheme for tea workers
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia and Shivraj Chouhan inaugurated the first drone school in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • India’s 1st fully women-owned industrial park inaugurated in Hyderabad
  • Odisha and NABARD signed agreement to increase fish production
  • PM Modi inaugurated Rashtriya Raksha University building in Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • India’s 1st medical city ‘Indrayani Medicity’ will be set up in Pune, Maharashtra
  • Odisha topped in full immunization with 90.5% coverage under Mission Indradhanush
  • 2022 Fortune India The Next 500 listRailTel ranked 124
  • Kerala topped in maternal and child health in India; recorded lowest Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of 30
  • “Credit Guarantee Scheme for Subordinate Debt” for MSMEs extended till March 2023

International News

  • India’s first-ever GI-tagged Kashmir carpets flagged off to Germany
  • India ranked 2nd for Global Investment in Digital Shopping in 2021Bengaluru topped among cities
  • India-Canada re-launched Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
  • India emerged as the largest importer of arms in 2017-21 as per SIPRI report
  • India entered into World’s Top 5 Club in terms of market capitalisation for the 1st Time; ranked 5th
  • Adani Group signed a deal for two power projects in Sri Lanka
  • International Paralympic Committee (IPC) banned Russian, Belarusian athletes from Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics
  • IMF approved $1.4 billion emergency support for Ukraine
  • India, Bangladesh, and Nepal signed an MoU to boost trade and connectivity
  • India & Singapore signed MoU on cooperation in ScienceTechnology and Innovation
  • V-Dem’s Democracy Report 2022India ranked 93rdSweden topped
  • Katalin Novak elected first-ever female president of Hungary
  • India approved US$ 1 billion line of credit for Sri Lanka to help pay for crucial imports

Appointment and Resignation

  • Prabha Narasimhan appointed as CEO of Colgate-Palmolive India
  • Justice Vipin Sanghi named Acting Chief Justice of Delhi HC
  • AK Sikri appointed as Chairperson of Chardham project panel
  • N Chandrasekaran named chairman of Air India
  • Pradeep Rawat assumed charge as India’s new ambassador to China
  • Shubman Gill & Ruturaj Gaikwad appointed as new brand ambassadors for My11Circle by Games24x7
  • Ranjit Rath appointed Chairman & MD of Oil India Limited
  • Ajay Bhushan Pandey appointed as Chairperson of National Financial Reporting Authority
  • Debasish Panda appointed as Chairperson of IRDAI
  • Tapan Singhel got 5-year extension as Bajaj Allianz General Insurance’s MD & CEO
  • T Raja Kumar appointed as President of Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
  • B Chandra Sekhar has taken over as Commandant of Air Force Academy
  • Mary Kom appointed Brand Ambassador of Lupin Limited’s Shakti campaign
  • Yoon Suk-yeol elected as South Korea’s new President
  • Ashwani Bhatia appointed as a whole-time member of SEBI
  • Bhagwant Mann sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Punjab


  • 75th BAFTA Award 2022 announced“The Power of the Dog” won the Best Film Award, “Joanna Scanlan” won the Best Actress in Leading Role, “Will Smith” won the Best Actor in Leading Role
  • Axis Bank won ‘Asian Bank of the Year’ and ‘India Bond House’ award at IFR Asia Awards 2021
  • India’s ‘Writing with Fire’ nominated for Best Documentary feature category at Oscars 2022
  • Rizwana Hasan to get US International Women of Courage Award 2022
  • J&K Bank won National Award for SHG Bank Linkage
  • Six Indian Airports won ACI World’s ASQ Awards 2021 – Best Airports by Size & Region in Asia Pacific region
  • Shreyas Iyer, Amelia Kerr declared ICC Players of the Month for February 2022


  • India’s 1st Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Technology Park launched at IISc, Bengaluru
  • HAL signed MoU with SASMOS to work together in aerospace domain
  • ISRO successfully tested solid fuel-based booster stage of Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)
  • PARAM Ganga Petascale Supercomputer installed at IIT Roorkee
  • ISRO has organized Young Scientist Programme “YUVIKA” to select 150 students
  • NITI Aayog’s AIM partnered with Snap Inc. to promote AR skill development among youth


  • Tiger Woods inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame
  • India’s Lakshya Sen won silver in men’s singles at German Open 2022
  • Pramod Bhagat won silver at Spanish Para-Badminton International 2022
  • India will host FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai
  • Priyanka Nutakki became 23rd Woman Grandmaster of India
  • Indian GM S L Narayanan won Grandiscacchi Cattolica International Open Chess Tournament
  • India topped the medal tally with 4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze in 2022 ISSF World Cup

Book and Author

  • Hindi novel ‘Tomb of Sand’ nominated for International Booker Prize
  • Sahitya Akademi published a book-length poem ‘Monsoon’ by Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K
  • Ratnakar Shetty released his autobiography titled “On Board: Test. Trial. Triumph. My years in BCCI “
  • Biography of late Soli Sorabjee titled “Soli Sorabjee: Life and Times” authored by Abhinav Chandrachud

Important day

  • 14 March: International Day of Action for Rivers (Theme 2022: “the importance of rivers to biodiversity.”)
  • 12 March: World Glaucoma Day (Theme 2022: “The world is bright, save your sight”.)
  • 15 March: World Consumer Rights Day (Theme 2022: “Fair Digital Finance.”)
  • 16 March: National Vaccination Day or National Immunisation Day (Theme 2022: “Vaccines Work for all”.)
  • 9 March: No Smoking Day
  • 10 March (Second Thursday of March): World Kidney Day 2022 (Theme 2022: ‘Kidney Health for All’)
  • 10 March: International Day of Women Judges
  • 13 March: World Rotaract Day (Theme 2022: “Rotary Making a Difference”.)
  • 14 March: Pi Day or International Day of Mathematics (Theme 2022: Mathematics Unites!)
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