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Today's Event – 16TH July 2021

  • 622- The Islamic Calendar begins

  • 1377- Richard II crowned King of England

  • 1661- First banknotes issued in Europe through the Stockholms Banco

  • 1935- World’s first parking meter installed in Oklahoma City

  • 1945- The Atomic Age began when US successfully tests a prototype plutonium nuclear bomb in Alamgordo, New Mexico

National Events-

  • Indian Government publishes new draft rules for new drone policy

  • JEE Mains is postponed to August 26th to September 2nd 2021

  • Horticulture rises up to 329.86 million tonnes, 2.39% than 2019-2020

  • Central Government reviews third wave preparations of every state

  • WB Chief Mamata Banerjee accuses PM Modi for vaccine supply partiality

International Events-

  • Coronavirus is back with a vengeance as large number of cases are recorded in India, Britain, Brazil and Indonesia

  • South Africa’s Army to deploy over 250,000 troops to restore stability after incarceration of former president Jacob Zuma

  • Lebanese PM Saad Hariri resigns due to differences with President Michel Aoun

  • Heavy floods in Germany and other European countries causes loss of life and property

  • Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries dies to severe injuries caused by shooting

Job alerts-

  • Coir Board jobs for Sr. Scientific Officer, Assistant and other posts.  Last date 15th August 2021

  • RIMS (Imphal) jobs for O.T. Technician. Last date 23rd July 2021

  • NCERT job for Senior Consultant and others. Last date 30th July 2021

  • CIMFR jobs for Project Assistant and others. Last date 13th August 2021


  • Less than 1000 VIPs will be allowed in the venues of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • All rounder Deepak Hooda leaves the Baroda Cricket team after differences with skipper Krunal Pandya and will play for the Rajasthan team

  • Indian grandmasters R Praggnanandhaa and B Adhiban wins the first match of the two-game mini match in the second round of the FIDE Chess World Cup

  • Badminton ace PV Sindhu not affected by the pandemic

  • World no.1 Novak Djokovic says he is ready for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics


  • 2 million accounts banned by WhatsApp in a month

  • Indian government says that Banks may issue pension receipt through WhatsApp

  • Xiaomi becomes world’s second smartphone maker after Apple

  • Hyderabad engineer arrested for streaming pirated content from OTT Platforms

  • Facebook create Soundmojis, emojis with sounds

Economy –

  • Lamborghini launches the model Huraca STO at a price of Rs. 4.9 crore

  • Income Tax department warns of optimism despite positive growth in taxes

  • Second cloud region added in Delhi by Google Cloud

  • Petrol and other fuel price rises up to Rs.101.54

  • India to cut down 33% more of its carbon emission by 2030

Environment –

  • Deadly floods unleashed on Europe; emergency situations to be observed

  • Death toll in Europe floods rises up to 100

  • More than 1000 people missing in Germany after flood erupted

Local –

  • Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik to invest in Dhenakal mines to make it a rich industrial hub

  • Workshop to be held in Orissa along with neighbouring states to combat grievances through digital media

  • Tehsildar Arun Kumar Nayak forces fuel station staff to do sit ups for violating mask norms

  • 15kg cannabis recovered by Chhattisgarh police

  • Chhattisgarh has recorded the lowest number of cases since January 2021

Person in News –

  • Former Pakistani president Maamnoon Hussain left this world at age 80

GK –

When is National Broadcasting Day celebrated in India?

[A] July 23
[B] July 24
[C] July 25
[D] July 26


The 75th anniversary of which event was observed on August 6, 2020 across the world?

[A] First Atomic Bomb attack
[B] First World War
[C] Second World War
[D] First Landing on Moon


When is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples or World Tribal Day celebrated?

[A] August 9
[B] August 10
[C] August 11
[D] August 12


When is World Humanitarian Day observed across the world?

[A] August 11
[B] August 15
[C] August 19
[D] August 23


When is International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief observed?


[A] August 22
[B] August 23
[C] August 24
[D] August 25