Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 3rd Week February 2022

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 3rd Week February 2022

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Banking and Financial

  • Twitter partnered with Paytm to boost ‘Tips’ feature in India
  • IndusInd Bank empanelled by SFAC to facilitate digital transactions on e-NAM portal
  • Fisdom joined hands with Bank of Maharashtra to offer wealth management service
  • Centre reduced agri-cess on Crude Palm Oil from 5% To 5%
  • RBI cancelled licence of Maharashtra’s Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank
  • SBI Ecowrap report projected India’s GDP at 8% in FY22
  • BSE Ebix Partners with LIC for Distribution of Insurance Products
  • SBI, BoB, PNB, UBI, BoM, and Canara Bank acquired stake in IDRCL
  • Govt signed loan agreement of $115 million with World Bank for REWARD Project
  • CBI booked Gujarat-based ABG Shipyard Limited for India’s biggest–ever case of bank fraud of 22,842 crores
  • MoSPI projected GDP deflator forecast for FY23 at 3-3.5%
  • Retail inflation rose to 01% in January, just above RBI’s upper limit
  • Vedanta tied up with Foxconn to form joint venture to manufacture semiconductors in India
  • Standard Chartered Bank launched interest-only home loan facility
  • Bank of Baroda signed MoU with Assam Rifles to provide Central Forces Salary Package
  • SEBI made separation of chairperson & MD, CEO roles voluntary
  • Wholesale price-based inflation declines to 96% in January
  • RBI extended deadline for NBFCs to meet new NPA upgradation norms till September 2022
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank tied up with Ezetap to provide integrated PoS solutions
  • Jio Platforms acquired 25% stake in US-based deep-tech startup TWO Platforms for $15 million

National News

  • Finance Ministry granted Rs 1154.90 crores for Urban Local Bodies of AP, Bihar, Gujarat, & Sikkim
  • Rajasthan topped solar electrification under Saubhagya Scheme
  • Govt sanctioned Rs 2.26 crores for Medaram Jatara Festival of Telangana
  • Telangana flagged off first-ever all-women officers sailing expedition
  • LAHDC, Leh launched “Kunsnyom scheme” for differently abled persons
  • Maru Mahotsav or Jaisalmer Desert Festival celebrated in Rajasthan
  • Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 5 km long rail-cum-road-bridge over Ganga River in Bihar
  • SIDBI launched ‘Waste to Wealth Creation’ programme in West Bengal
  • SIDBI partnered with Bihar govt to promote MSME Sector
  • Gujarat announced new Biotechnology Policy for 2022-27
  • Social Justice Ministry launched SEED Scheme for welfare of DNTs, NTs, SNTs
  • Govt estimated record food grains production of over 316.06 MT for 2021-22
  • Delhi Police became India’s 1st Security Force to launch ‘Smart Card Arms License’
  • PM Modi inaugurated 550-tonne capacity Bio-CNG plant “Gobar-Dhan” in Indore
  • India’s 1st Water Taxi Service inaugurated in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Govt announced to launch doorstep crop insurance distribution drive ‘Meri Policy Mere Hath’ under PMFBY
  • Government extended Capacity Development Scheme till 31 March 2026
  • Government approved continuation of RUSA scheme till 31st March 2026
  • Govt sanctioned Rs 24 crores for cleaning Gomati River to boost Indo-Bangla waterway project
  • Dabur India became India’s first 100% Plastic Waste Neutral FMCG Company
  • Centre constituted Ken-Betwa link Project Authority, and 20-member National Steering Committee headed by Pankaj Kumar
  • India blocked 54 Chinese mobile apps over security threat and privacy risks
  • Union Cabinet approved setting up of secretariat for India’s G20 Presidency
  • Government approved ‘New India Literacy Programme’, a new scheme of Adult Education for FYs 2022-27
  • Centre sanctioned construction of 60,000 homes under PMAY(U) in 5 states
  • NITI Aayog in association with PhonePe launched Fintech Open Hackathon
  • TransUnion CIBIL partnered with FICCI to launch MSME Consumer Education Program

International News

  • Global trade rose 25% to hit record high of $28.5 trillion in 2021, according to UNCTAD
  • 21st TERI’s World Sustainable Development Summit 2022 held virtually
  • France announced military withdrawal from Mali after nearly ten years
  • Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba declared as President of Burkina Faso
  • WHO launched ‘Quit Tobacco App’ to help people end Tobacco consumption
  • Nepal will become 1st country to deploy India’s UPI platform
  • JPMorgan became world’s first bank to set up shop in the metaverse
  • India, UAE signed a Comprehensive Trade Agreement
  • Tata Power collaborated with RWE to develop offshore wind projects

Appointment and Resignation

  • G Ashok Kumar appointed as India’s first national maritime security coordinator
  • Manoj Tiwari appointed as Brand Ambassador of Khadi & handicrafts of Bihar
  • Chetan Ghate appointed as Director of Institute of Economic Growth
  • Table Tennis player Manika Batra appointed as brand ambassador of Adidas
  • Ravi Chopra resigned as Chairman of Supreme Court appointed panel on Char Dham project
  • Ilker Ayci appointed as MD and CEO of Air India
  • Vineet Joshi appointed as new Chairman of CBSE
  • Gita Mittal appointed as chairperson of Committee of Administrators to run Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI)
  • Shah Rukh Khan appointed as Brand Ambassador of Gaming app A23
  • IOC Athletes’ Commission re-elected Emma Terho as ChairSeung Min Ryu & Sarah Walker elected as VC & 2nd VC respectively


  • Bill Gates conferred Hilal-e-Pakistan honour for efforts to eradicate polio
  • Coal India Ltd won “Most Dependable Public Sector in India” award
  • Sandeep Bakhshi named Business Standard Banker of the Year 2020-21
  • Karnataka Bank bagged 3 awards at 17th Annual Banking Technology Conference and Awards 2020-21
  • Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2022 announced: film ‘Shershaah‘ won the Best Film AwardRanveer Singh won the Best Actor AwardKriti Sanon won the Best Actress Award


  • IAF to showcase LCA Tejas at Singapore Air Show 2022
  • US-Bangladesh will conduct joint air exercise ‘Cope South 22’


  • Jio announced JV with SES to provide satellite-based broadband services
  • Airtel joined SEA-ME-WE-6 undersea cable consortium to scale up a high-speed network


  • Chelsea won first FIFA Club World Cup by defeating Brazil’s Palmeiras
  • Bihar’s Sakibul Gani became 1st player to hit triple ton on first-class debut
  • Indian Railways will set up country’s biggest Wrestling Academy
  • Keegan PetersenHeather Knight declared ICC players of the month for January 2022
  • Mumbai will host International Olympic Committee session in 2023

Book and Author

  • Bill Gates authored a new book titled ‘How to Prevent the Next Pandemic’
  • Samuel Moyn authored a book titled ‘Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War’
  • Uma Das Gupta authored a new book ‘’A History of Sriniketan: Rabindranath Tagore’s Pioneering Work in Rural Construction”
  • Ro Khanna authored a book titled “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us”
  • Jimmy Soni authored a book titled ‘The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley’
  • Priyam Gandhi Mody authored a book titled ‘A Nation To Protect’

Important day

  • 11 February: FICCI CASCADE launched ‘Anti-Smuggling Day’
  • 15 February: International Childhood Cancer Day (Theme 2022: ‘Better Survival’ is achievable #throughyourhands)
  • 15 February: Bihar Shahid Diwas
  • 19 February (Third Saturday of February): World Pangolin Day 2022
  • 19 February: Soil Health Card Day
  • 20 February: Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day
  • 20 February: World Day of Social Justice (Theme 2022: Achieving Social Justice through Formal Employment)
  • 21 February: International Mother Language Day (Theme 2022: “Using technology for multilingual learning: Challenges and opportunities”.)


  • Legendary Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri passed away
  • Kannada poet Chennaveera Kanavi passed away
  • Renowned Bengali singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay passed away
  • Former Indian footballer Surajit Sengupta passed away
  • Senior journalist Ravish Tiwari passed away
  • Gandhian leader and eminent social worker Shakuntala Choudhury passed away

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