Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 4th Week March 2022

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 4th Week March 2022

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Banking and Financial

  • RBI unveiled framework for geo-tagging of payment system touch points
  • SIDBI approved Rs 837 crores grant for Odisha to develop MSME Clusters
  • ICRA projected India’s GDP growth forecast at 7.2% in FY23
  • Max Life Insurance partnered with PhonePe to offer financial protection to consumers
  • DBS Bank India partnered with EaseMyTrip to launch a green debit card
  • Central Bank of India partnered with ID to digitize customer onboarding
  • ICICI & HDFC Bank will acquire 15% stake in IDRCL
  • Centre announced to sell 1.5% stake in ONGC to raise Rs 3,000 crores
  • HDFC ERGO launched India’s first industry based digital customer engagement and rewards program “VAULT”
  • RBI allowed SBI Group to pick up to 9.99% stake in ICICI Bank
  • ICICI Lombard partnered with Airtel Payments Bank for smartphone insurance
  • UNCTAD projected India’s GDP growth at 4.6% in 2022
  • RBI inaugurated Reserve Bank Innovation Hub in BengaluruKris Gopalakrishnan is first Chairman of RBIH
  • Ola acquired neo bank Avail Finance
  • FinMapp got license from Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and IRDAI to sell NPS, insurance
  • Bank of India invested Rs 108.81 crore in National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL)

National News

  • Gujarat topped in NITI Aayog`s Export Preparedness Index 2021
  • 73rd Indian Psychiatric Society national conference held in Visakhapatnam
  • NABARD allocated 4,013 crores financial assistance to Odisha
  • Government set the target to create 220 new airports by 2025
  • RBI governor laid foundation stone of Learning and Development Centre of Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) in Mysuru
  • Virat Kohli ranked the Most Valued Celebrity in the Duff & Phelps Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2021
  • Karnataka government announced Vinaya Samarasya scheme
  • Maharashtra launches scheme to offer personal loans for prisoners
  • SIDBI joined hands with Meghalaya to develop MSME ecosystem
  • India signed pact with WHO to set up global traditional medicine centre in Jamnagar, Gujarat
  • Bihar became first state to implement dynamic map for villages to track land ownership
  • Yogi Adityanath took oath as Chief Minister of UP for 2nd time
  • Kerala Tourism launched 24/7 WhatsApp Chatbot ‘Maya’
  • Cabinet approved MSP of Rs 4,750 per quintal of Raw Jute for 2022-23 season
  • Himachal Pradesh signed MoU with National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali as Knowledge Partner for Medical Devices Park in Nalagarh, Solan
  • Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana extended for 6 months
  • PVR & INOX Leisure announced mergerAjay Bijli appointed MD of merged entity PVR INOX Ltd
  • Pramod Sawant took oath as Goa’s Chief Minister for the 2nd time
  • Surat, Gujarat became India’s 1st city to get ‘steel slag road’
  • Shaktikanta Das dedicated Varnika Ink Manufacturing Unit of BRBNMPL in Mysuru to nation
  • Museum dedicated to all former Prime Ministers of India will be inaugurated in Delhi
  • Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridges included in UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites
  • Assam signed a pact with Meghalaya to resolve 5-decade old border dispute in six places
  • Tamil Nadu signed MoU with UAE based Lulu Group to get 3,500 crores investment

International News

  • Piyush Goyal inaugurated Indian Jewellery Exposition Centre building in Dubai
  • India & Australia signed MoU for joint exploration of Lithium and Cobalt mineral resources
  • World Bank issued first wildlife conservation bond to save Africa’s black rhino
  • 5th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit will be hosted by Sri Lanka
  • UNEP’s Annual Frontier ReportDhaka 1st and Moradabad 2nd most noise polluted city in the world
  • Robert Abela re-elected as Prime Minister of Malta
  • Hurun Global U40 Self-Made Billionaires 2022India ranked 4thUSA topped

Appointment and Resignation

  • Renu Singh appointed director of Forest Research Institute
  • Vishwas Patel re-elected as chairman of Payments Council of India
  • Gilbert Houngbo from Togo appointed next Director-General of International Labour Organization
  • Shashi Sinha appointed as new Chairman of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India
  • Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma re-elected as President of Badminton Association of India
  • CS Rajan appointed as Chairman of the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services
  • Raj Subramaniam appointed new CEO of FedEx
  • Pralay Mondal appointed interim MD & CEO of CSB Bank
  • Vinod G Khandare appointed as Adviser in Ministry of Defence
  • Rajnish Kumar joined the International Strategic Advisory Board of Dun & Bradstreet
  • Hisashi Takeuchi named as MD and CEO of Maruti Suzuki
  • Jens Stoltenberg’s tenure as Secretary-General of NATO extended till 2023


  • Wilfried Brutsaert won Stockholm Water Prize 2022
  • Deepika Padukone won TIME100 Impact Award for contribution to mental health awareness
  • Mirabai Chanu won ‘BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year’ award 2021
  • Karnataka Bank won ‘Best MSME Bank of the year – Winner’ award
  • President Ram Nath Kovind awarded President’s Colour to INS Valsura
  • Mario Marcel won the Governor of the year award at Central Banking Awards 2022
  • 94th Oscars Awards 2022 announcedWill Smith & Jessica Chastain won Best actor & Best actress award
  • Cochin International Airport won ‘Covid champion’ award at Wings India 2022
  • Uttar Pradesh won best state award at National Water Awards 2022


  • MoD signed Rs 473 crore contract with Goa Shipyard Ltd for construction of 8 Fast Patrol Vessels for ICG
  • US & Philippines hold largest-ever military drills Balikatan 2022
  • INS Shivaji’s marine engineering centre recognized as the Centre of Excellence in Marine Engineering
  • AAI and BEL joined hands to develop indigenous Air Traffic Management Systems
  • Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command conducted offshore security exercise ‘Prasthan’
  • MoD signed a contract worth Rs 3,102 crore with BEL for procurement of advanced electronic warfare suite & Instrumented Electronic Warfare Range (IEWR)


  • IIT Madras partnered with TCS to launch Tech in Industrial AI
  • West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar inaugurated Petascale supercomputer PARAM Shakti at IIT Kharagpur


  • India won 2022 SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship title
  • PV Sindhu won Women’s Singles title at Swiss Open Badminton 2022
  • Byju’s named as official sponsor of FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar
  • Max Verstappen won 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Book and Author

  • A book titled ‘Spoorthi Pradatha Sri Somayya’ authored by K Syam Prasad
  • Home Minister unveiled the book chronicling journey of SII in producing Covishield, titled “The Shield: Covishield”, authored by Prakash Kumar Singh
  • NITI Aayog & FAO launched a book titled “Indian Agriculture towards 2030” edited by Ramesh Chand, Pramod Joshi and Shyam Khadka

Important day

  • 25 March: International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
  • 25 March: International Day of the Unborn Child
  • 25 March: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Theme 2022: “Stories of Courage: Resistance to Slavery and Unity against Racism”.)
  • 26 March (last Saturday of March): Earth Hour 2022 (Theme 2022: ‘Sh ape Our Future‘)
  • 5 October will be celebrated as National Dolphin Day from 2022
  • 27 March: World theatre Day
  • 26 March 2022: Bangladesh 52nd Independence Day
  • 29 March (88th day of the year): World Piano Day 2022
  • 30 March: Rajasthan Diwas
  • 31 March: International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • 31 March: World Backup Day
  • 31 March: International Day of Drug Checking


  • Inventor of the GIF format, Stephen Wilhite passed away
  • Former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti passed away
  • Former CM of Sikkim B.B. Gurung passed away

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