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Today's Event – 12th July 2021

  • 1576- Annexation of Bengal by the Mughal Empire

  • 1776- Captain James Cook started his first voyage

  • 1799- Ranjit Singh becomes Maharaj of Punjab after conquering Lahore

  • 1862- The US Congress authorized the Medal of Honour

  • 1961- Pune floods killing over 2000 people because of Khadakwasla and Panshet Dam failure

National Events-

  • JMB insurgents arrested by the Kolkata police

  • Pressure fuse bombs dropped in Jammu Indian Air Base

  • Huge traffic in NH10 as landslide blocks Sikkim’s highway

  • Economist and TMC Amit Mitra to step down as WB Finance Minister, citing health issues

  • PM Narendra Modi interacts with Tokyo Olympic bound athletes and boost their morale

International Events-

  • China planning for retaliation against the US for banning Chinese companies over abuse of Uyghur people and other Muslim minorities

  • Leaders of China and North Korea promising to strengthen diplomatic ties

  • Israel’s Supreme Court allows same-sex couples to conceive children through surrogate mothers

  • Pope Francis make first public appearance after an intestinal surgery

  • UK Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi suggests wearing mask in closed spaces

Job alerts-

  • Chandigarh Municipal Corporation job for Fireman, Station fire officer and other post. Last date 30th July 2021

  • IBPS job for clerk. Last date 1st August 2021

  • AIIMS job for Faculty. Last date 18th July 2021

  • UPSC Combined Medical Services for Junior Post, Medical Officers and others. Last date 27th July 2021

  • National Horticulture jobs for Horticulture Officers, Deputy Directors and others. Last date 24th August 2021


  • Serbian ace Novak Djokovic wins the 2021 Wimbledon Championships beating Italian player Matteo Berrettini

  • Indian women’s cricket team wins 2nd T20 match against England

  • West Indies, led by Shimron Hetmyer, pulls back to back win against Australia in the 2nd International T20 match

  • Tokyo Olympics gives hope to Indian Hockey team as performance improves

  • Lionel Messi says his dream is completed after Copa America 2021 victory

Awards and honours-

  • Hyderabad’s Hunger activist Syed Osman Azhar Maqsusi awarded with the Commonwealth Points of Light award


  • Samsung Galaxy earbuds images leaked

  • Battlegrounds Mobile India saw 34 million user’s subscriptions

  • Lenovo becomes lead pc seller in the second quarter

Economy –

  • India’s energy consumption increases by 30.33 billion units

  • GST officers captures 23 firms for false claims of Rs. 91 crores ITC

  • No changes in the price of petrol or diesel recorded

  • CEOs of multinational companies are expecting steady recovery after Covid second wave

  • Sensex rises over 240 points

Environment –

  • Australian environment activists urge UN to put the Great Barrier Reef in danger list

  • High rise in heat and temperature recorded in Death Valley

Local –

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal questioned by Congress over high prices in fuel

  • UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launches health app , “Health Center in Uttar Pradesh”

  • UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath revives Janata Darshan programme to help tackle the Covid second wave

  • Covid curfew relaxed by the Uttar Pradesh Government

  • Two AGH terrorists arrested by Anti-Terrorism Squad in Lucknow

GK –

The power to declare an area as “Scheduled Area” lies with the:

[A] Ministry of Tribal Affairs
[B] Legislative Assembly of a state
[C] Parliament
[D] President


Who was the first Indian to join the Viceroy’s executive council?

[A] G.K. Gokhale
[B] Mahatma Gandhi
[C] Satyendra Prasad Sinha
[D] Ambika Charan Majumdar


The Indian constitution is the world’s longest for a sovereign nation. Which of the following did not contribute its large size?

[A] Inputs from Government of India Act 1935
[B] Geographical and Historical Factors
[C] Inclusion of ideals of various Social Reformers in Constitution
[D] Single Constitution for Union and States


Preamble of the Indian Constitution based on which of the following previous documents / Laws?

[A] Nehru Report
[B] Objectives Resolution
[C] Government of India Act, 1935
[D] Indian Independence Act, 1947


Which of the following statements is / are correct regarding the concept of equality and liberty enshrined in the Preamble of the Constitution of India?

  1. Without equality, liberty would produce the supremacy of the few over many

  2. Equality without liberty promotes individual initiative

Select the correct option from the codes given below:


[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2