Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 3rd Week April 2022

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 3rd Week April 2022

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Banking and Financial

  • RBI certified fintech led 121 Finance as India’s first NBFC-Factor, after revised Registration of Factors Regulations (2022)
  • Insurance Scheme for health workers fighting COVID-19 “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package” extended for a period of 180 days
  • HDFC will sell 10% stake in HDFC Capital to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority for Rs 184 crore
  • India Post Payments Bank launched “Fincluvation” for Fintech Start-Ups
  • Sugar export jumped 65% in 2021-22 corresponding to the previous year
  • Nexo launched world’s 1st crypto-backed payment card “Nexo Card” with Mastercard & DiPocket
  • Government increased authorised share capital of three General Insurance Companies’
  • Paytm became official digital payments partner for Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya
  • WPI based inflation in March rose to 14.55%
  • Govt amended Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) rules to allow 20% FDI in LIC
  • PhonePe partnered with Extreme IX to provide faster digital payment
  • SBI raised $500 million through IFSC Gift City branch
  • Reserve Bank of India capped lending limits of NBFCs
  • RBI imposed Rs 17.63 lakh monetary penalty on Manappuram Finance for non-compliance of KYC, PPI norms
  • IMF projected India’s GDP growth forecast for FY 2023 at 8.2%
  • Dhanlaxmi Bank signed MoU with CBDT, CBIC for direct and indirect tax collection

National News

  • J&K launched ‘Jan Nigrani’ app to help people lodge complaints online
  • India’s 1st portable solar rooftop system inaugurated in Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • SC reconstituted expert committee for Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor Expressway project; headed by Chandra Prakash Goyal
  • PM Modi laid the foundation stone for WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicines
  • India’s 1st pure green hydrogen plant commissioned by OIL in Jorhat, Assam
  • PM Modi inaugurated development projects worth Rs 22,000 crores in Dahod, Gujarat
  • Biliti Electric will set up world’s largest electric 3-wheeler making plant in Telangana
  • International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) signed MoU with National Insurance Academy
  • PM dedicated K. Patel Super Speciality Hospital in Bhuj
  • PM Modi unveiled 108 feet tall statue of Lord Hanuman at Morbi in Gujarat
  • Government surpassed its FY22 asset monetisation targetRs 96,000 crore realized
  • NITI Aayog will launch National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP)
  • India’s first Internet Radio for visually challenged “Radio Aksh” launched in Nagpur
  • Puducherry’s 1st-ever Beach Festival named I Sea PONDY-2022 inaugurated
  • Extreme poverty in India declined by 12.3% during 2011-2019
  • Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will construct world’s highest tunnel connecting Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh at Shinku La Pass
  • Ayushman Bharat-Health & Wellness Centre Scheme marked 4th year anniversary
  • SEBI reconstituted its advisory committee for leveraging regulatory and technology solutions; headed by Sunil Bajpai
  • Rajasthan became 1st state to install L-Route server
  • Shivamogga airport, Karnataka will be named after BS Yediyurappa
  • 1st Incredible India International Conference will be held in Mumbai
  • Tripura signed MoU with NIXI-CSC to set up International Data Centre

International News

  • India signed 7 MoUs with Maldives under Indian Grant Assistance Scheme to implement High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP)
  • Cyrus S Poonawalla topped Hurun Global Healthcare Rich List 2022
  • Patrick Achi re-appointed as Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire
  • India got elected in 4 UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Bodies
  • 20th India-France Joint Staff talks held in Paris
  • 4th US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in Washington DC
  • World Bank slashed global growth forecast for 2022 to 3.2% from 4.1%
  • India signed MoU with Finland to establish Virtual Network Centre on Quantum Computing
  • India will give additional $500 million Fuel Aid to Sri Lanka

Appointment and Resignation

  • Shanti Sethi appointed as Kamala Harris’s defence advisor
  • Jasleen Kohli appointed as MD & CEO of Digit Insurance
  • LV Vaidyanathan appointed as CEO of P&G India
  • Naresh Kumar appointed as Chief Secretary of Delhi
  • Manoj Kumar Katiyar appointed as next Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO)
  • Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas re-appointed as Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission for one year
  • Robin Uthappa appointed as ambassador for Karnataka’s Brain Health Initiative
  • Sourav Ganguly appointed as brand ambassador for Lloyd’s eastern indian markets
  • Lt Gen Manoj Pande appointed as India’s 29th Chief of Army Staff
  • Vikram Dev Dutt appointed as CMD of Air India Asset Holding
  • Bimal Kothari appointed as Chairman of India Pulses and Grains Association
  • Satya Easwaran appointed as Wipro’s country head of India
  • Ajay Kumar Sood appointed Principal Scientific Advisor to the government


  • AIMA honoured Shoojit Sircar with Director of The Year award
  • Vivek Lall selected for the 6th Entrepreneur Leadership Award 2022
  • Babita Singh named as new Global Peace Ambassador 2022
  • UDAN scheme selected for Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2020
  • IndusInd Bank won global ‘Celent Model Bank’ Award for its Enterprise Payments Hub (EPH) initiative


  • India launched 6th Scorpene-class submarine of Project-75 ‘INS Vagsheer’ in Mumbai
  • Russia test-fired world’s ‘most powerful’ nuclear-capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile “RS-28 SARMAT”
  • NATO conducted cyber defence exercises called Locked Shields in Estonia
  • Israel tested new laser missile defense system ‘Iron Beam’
  • Trishakti Corps conducted EX KRIPAN SHAKTI in West Bengal
  • Defence Secretary inaugurated 8th Edition of National Level Pollution Response Exercise NATPOLREX-VIII


  • Haryana won 12th Senior Men’s National Hockey championship
  • Indian GM D Gukesh won 48th La Roda International Open chess tournament title
  • Sunil KumarArjun Halakurki & Neeraj won bronze medal in Asian Wrestling Championship
  • Mobile app for 2nd Khelo India University Games launched
  • Harpreet Singh and Sachin Sahrawat won bronze medals at Asian Wrestling Championships
  • Tamil Nadu won men’s title at 71st Senior National Basketball Championship
  • New Zealand pacer Hamish Bennett announced retirement from all forms of cricket
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik unveiled logo of 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas won Monte-Carlo Masters
  • Sajan Prakash won gold in men’s 200m butterfly at Danish Open swimming
  • Sarita Mor & Sushma Shokeen won bronze in Asian Wrestling Championships 2022
  • Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah named among Wisden’s “Five Cricketers of the Year”

Book and Author

  • A new book titled “The Boy Who Wrote a Constitution: A play for Children on Human Rights” authored by Rajesh Talwar

Important day

  • 14 April: National Fire Service Day (Theme 2022: “Learn Fire Safety, Increase This year Productivity”)
  • 16 April: Save the Elephant Day
  • 16 April: World Voice Day (Theme 2022: ‘Lift your voice’.)
  • 17 April: World Hemophilia Day (Theme 2022: “Access for All: Partnership. Policy. Progress. Engaging your government, integrating inherited bleeding disorders into national policy”.)
  • 18 April: World Heritage Day (Theme 2022: “Heritage and Climate”.)
  • 19 April: World Liver Day
  • 20 April: UN Chinese Language Day
  • 21 April: World Creativity and Innovation Day (Theme 2022: Collaboration)
  • 21 April: National Civil Services Day
  • 22 April: World Earth Day (Theme 2022: ‘Invest in our planet’)


  • Veteran television producer & actor Manju Singh passed away
  • Table Tennis Player Vishwa Deenadayalan passed away
  • Legendary Odia Musician & music director Prafulla Kar passed away
  • Veteran filmmaker T Rama Rao passed away
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