Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 2nd Week May 2022

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 2nd Week May 2022

May 2nd week

Current Affairs/General Awareness is very much necessary for all the competitive exams.

Weekly Current Affair one liners will help to boost your score in exams like SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railways, and other competitive exams.

We’ve provided the weekly one-liner current affairs below to assist you prepare for the general awareness / current affairs for upcoming examinations and stay updated on current events.

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Banking and Financial

  • UPI hit record high in April 2022 with 5.58 billion transactions worth Rs 9.83 trillion
  • HDFC Bank launched industry first digital 30-minute new car loanXpress Car Loans’
  • ICICI Bank partnered with Santander UK for India-UK business ease
  • Bharti AXA launched financial literacy campaign ‘InspiHE₹’ for mothers
  • CPI-based Retail inflation in India surges to 8-year high at 7.79% in April
  • Adani Wilmar became India’s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company surpassing Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)
  • L&T Infotech and Mindtree announced merger to become India’s 5th-largest IT services provider
  • Reliance became 1st Indian company to cross USD 100 billion annual revenue
  • RBI gave NoC for merger of Equitas SFB and Equitas Holdings
  • Indian Bank launched digital broking solution ‘E-Broking’
  • SEBI constituted Advisory Committee for ESG-related matters; headed by Navneet Munot
  • Ministry of Finance released Rs 7,183.42 crore Revenue Deficit Grant to 14 states
  • LIC’s IPO, India’s largest at Rs 21,000 crore, subscribed 3 times
  • Morgan Stanley projected India’s growth forecast to 7.6% for FY23
  • Swiggy acquired restaurant booking platform Dineout
  • Union Bank of India launched ‘Trade nxt’, an online platform for export-import transactions

National News

  • Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Asani’ to hit Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal
  • Poumai Naga Area of Manipur declared Drug-Free Zone
  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister launched Ladli Laxmi scheme-2.0
  • Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) completed seven years of providing social security net
  • Prominent crossing in Ayodhya will be named after Lata Mangeshkar
  • Prasar Bharati signed MoU with ORTM (Office de la Radio et de la Television) on cooperation and collaboration in Broadcasting
  • Haryana launched ‘Chaara-Bijaee Yojana’ for fodder cultivating farmers
  • India’s 1st EV charging station powered by food waste inaugurated in Mumbai
  • India’s 1st Centre of Excellence for Khadi inaugurated in New Delhi
  • Kerala Govt will launch ‘Shaili App’ for diagnosing, controlling lifestyle diseases
  • India’s 1st Regional Rapid Transit System to be handed over to National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) in Gujarat
  • MHA signed MoU with Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) to realize India’s green energy initiative
  • Haryana launched ‘e-Adhigam’ scheme to distribute tablets to three lakhs students
  • Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated 3-day Swasthya Chintan Shivir- Health Summit in Gujarat
  • Delhi government announced Startup Policy to aid the entrepreneur
  • Tamil Nadu govt announced breakfast scheme for primary school students
  • RPF signed MoU with Association for Voluntary Action for trafficking free India
  • Conference of Cluster-Based Business Organizations (CBBOs) in Jaipur
  • Priyanka Mohite became 1st Indian woman to climb 5 peaks above 8,000 m
  • Delhi govt will provide free sewer connections under “Mukhyamantri Muft Sewer Connection Yojana”
  • PM Modi launched Madhya Pradesh Startup Policy
  • Agriculture Ministry signed an MoU with UNDP for strategic partnership on Agriculture, Crop Insurance, and Credit
  • Bhupender Yadav led Indian delegation at COP15 summit on combating desertification
  • Chhattisgarh became 1st state to restore old pension scheme
  • Ministry of Rural Development signed MoU with Amazon for online marketing of SHG’s products on Amazon Saheli Platform
  • DoT launched “GatiShakti Sanchar” portal for Centralised Right of Way (RoW) approvals

International News

  • PM Modi participated in 2nd Global COVID-19 Virtual Summit
  • Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister
  • UN approved Czech Republic to replace Russia on UN Human Rights Council
  • Ferdinand Marcos Jr. elected as President of Philippines
  • India contributed USD 800,000 to promote use of Hindi Language at UN
  • Exim Bank provided LoC of USD 190 million to Mauritius for Metro Express & Infrastructure Projects
  • India is highest recipient of foreign remittance: World Bank report
  • United Nations launched Energy Plan of Action Towards 2025
  • Kami Rita scaled Mt Everest for record 26th time
  • Rodrigo Chaves sworn-in as President of Costa Rica
  • John Lee Ka-Chiu elected as Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive
  • Yoon Suk–Yeol took oath as new President of South Korea
  • India elected as Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities for 2022-24
  • World’s longest glass-bottomed bridge opened in Vietnam
  • Saudi Aramco became world’s most valuable company by replacing Apple
  • Katalin Novak elected as first female President of Hungary
  • Forbes’ Global 2000 list of public companies worldwide 2022; RIL is top-ranked Indian company

Appointment and Resignation

  • Rajesh Unni took charge as Vice-Chair at Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
  • Sudhanshu Dhulia and JB Pardiwala took oath as Supreme Court judges
  • Campbell Wilson appointed as new MD & CEO of Air India
  • Rajiv Kumar appointed as next Chief Election Commissioner
  • Deepika Padukone became 1st Indian brand ambassador of Louis Vuitton
  • Sanjiv Bajaj appointed as President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2022-23
  • Sudarshan Venu appointed as Managing Director of TVS Motor company
  • Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor assumed charge as Director General (Inspection and Safety) of Indian Air Force
  • Alkesh Kumar Sharma appointed as new Secretary for Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
  • Pushp Kumar Joshi appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of HPCL
  • M Narayanan appointed as part-time chairman of City Union Bank
  • Nongmeikapam K Singh appointed as acting Chief Justice of Gauhati HC
  • Biplab Deb resigned as CM of Tripura; Manik Saha to be new CM
  • Nidhi Chibber appointed as Chairperson of CBSE
  • Vivek Kumar Dewangen appointed as CMD of REC Ltd


  • Danish Siddiqui posthumously won 2nd Pulitzer Prize for ‘images of Covid toll’
  • Bengali translation of French novel ‘Meursault, contre-enquête’ won Romain Rolland Book Prize 2022
  • Guruswamy Krishnamoorthy received British Honour ‘MBE’ for his service during the pandemic
  • Royal Gold Medal 2022 for Architecture awarded to Balkrishna Doshi
  • Mamata Banerjee honoured with Special Bangla Academy Award
  • Theoretical Physicist Dr Frank Wilczek won Templeton Prize 2022
  • Kenya’s Anna Qabale Duba won $250,000 global nursing award for fighting female genital mutilation


  • Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship signed MoU with ISRO to launch ISRO Technical Training Programme
  • ISRO successfully tested human-rated HS200 solid rocket booster for Gaganyaan mission


  • Asian Games 2022 to be held in Hangzhou, China postponed to 2023
  • Abhinav Deshwal won gold medal in men’s 10m air pistol at 24th Deaflympics in Brazil
  • Max Verstappen won Miami Grand Prix 2022
  • Carlos Alcaraz won men’s singles title at Madrid Open title 2022
  • Indian GM D Gukesh won Sunway Formentera Open chess tournament
  • Avinash Sable broke 30-year-old 5000 metre record
  • Mascot, logo, theme song, and jersey of the 4th Khelo India Youth Games launched
  • Jyothi Yarraji won gold medal in 100m hurdles in Cyprus International Athletics Meeting 2022
  • India won 14 medalseight golds, four silvers and two bronze, in Archery Asia Cup 2022 Stage 2
  • Lionel Messi topped Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list for 2022
  • Esha Singh and Saurabh Chaudhary won gold in Mixed Team Pistol event in ISSF Junior World Cup, Germany
  • Inter Milan Beat Juventus to win Italian Cup 2022

Book and Author

  • Rajnath Singh released a book titled ‘INDO-PAK WAR 1971- Reminiscences of Air Warriors’ edited by Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh and Group Captain Shailendra Mohan
  • Prakash Singh authored a book titled “The Struggle for Police Reforms in India”

Important day

  • 7 May: World Athletics Day 2022
  • 7 May 2022: BRO 62nd raising day
  • 8 May 2022 (second Sunday in May): Mother’s Day
  • 8 May: World Thalassaemia Day (Theme 2022: “Be Aware. Share. Care: Working with the global community as one to improve Thalassemia knowledge.”)
  • 8 May: World Red Cross Day (Theme 2022: #BeHUMANKIND (Believe in the power of Kindness).
  • 8-9 May: UN’s ‘Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War’
  • 10 May: International Day of Argania (Theme 2022: “The Argan tree, symbol of resilience”)
  • 10 May: World Lupus Day
  • 5 May (first Thursday of May): World Password Day 2022
  • 11 May: National Technology Day (Theme 2022: “Integrated Approach in Science and technology for sustainable future”.)
  • 12 May: International Nurses Day (Theme 2022: “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health”.)
  • 12 May: International Day of Plant Health
  • 14 May: World Migratory Bird Day (second Saturday in May and the second Saturday in October) (Theme 2022: light pollution.)
  • 15 May: International Day of Families (Theme 2022: ‘Families and Urbanisation’.)


  • Former Union Minister Pandit Sukh Ram passed away
  • 1st president of independent Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk passed away
  • Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds passed away
  • Eminent Sanskrit and Hindi Scholar Dr Rama Kant Shukla Passed Away
  • Odia Writer Rajat Kumar Kar passed away
  • Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passed away
  • Chess’ 1st centenarian & world’s oldest chess grandmaster Yuri Averbakh passed away
  • UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed passed away

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