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Today's Event – 17th July 2021

  • 1048- Damasus elected Pope and passed away 23 days later

  • 1762- Former Russinan Emperor Peter III murdered

  • 1955- Disneyland opened and dedicated by Walt Disney in California

  • 2014- Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed. All 298 people onboard died

  • 2018- 120 killed and 130 injured by a suicide bombing in Iraq

National Events-

  • 78 terrorists killed in Kashmir by the Indian Army

  • Jammu and Kashmir government forbids killing of cows and camels for the coming Eid

  • Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan requests the universities to launch anti-dowry campaign

  • K. Annamalai elected as BJP President of Tamil Nadu

  • CBI has registered cases against firms on the grounds for defrauding SBI

        International Events-

  • Pakistan postponed peace conference with Afghanistan till Eid

  • South African president Cyril Ramaphosa dispatched police forces in a town near Durban to stabilize tensions between Indian and Black-African Communities

  • US president Joe Biden states that situations in Hong Kong is deteriorating

  • Pakistan and Russia have signed a deal to build a pipeline from Karachi to Lahore

  • Pakistan promises China to probe bus bomb blasts that killed nine Chinese nationals

Job alerts-

  • NPCIL Jobs for Trade Apprentice. Last date 16th August 2021

  • NCL Jobs for Project Associates and others. Last date 27th July 2021

  • WIHG Jobs for Scientists, Administrative Officers and other posts. Last date 16th August 2021

  • ISM (Dhanbad)Jobs for Junior Assistants. Last date 31st August 2021

  • NIRT Jobs for Consultants, Scientists, Technical Officer and others. Last date 19th and 20th July, 2021


  • Arch rivals India and Pakistan slotted into the same group for the T20 World Cup 2021

  • Dasun Shanaka elected as captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team against India

  • Novak Djokovic confirmed to play in the Olympics

  • IOC chief Thomas Bach met with protests during Hiroshima visits

  • Brazilian weightlifter Fernando Reis suspended for doping from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics


  • Apple released iOS public beta for users

Economy –

  • Aviation sector is recovering slowly from the Pandemic

  • Paytm filed paper with SEBI for Rs.16,600 crore IPO

  • FedEx funds 100 million dollars to open India’s cross-border delivery

  • RBI’s ban on Mastercard affects 5 private banks

  • Petrol price rises while diesel price remains unchanged

Local –

  • BJP President JP Nadda praises UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to turn Uttar Pradesh into one of the leading states

  • CM Yogi Adityanath declares protocol for people coming to Uttar Pradesh

  • Rs. 1 crore worth of ganja/cannabis rcovered by the Punjab Police

  • Dengue cases rise in the Khorda district of Orissa

  • A man named Bipin Sabat found dead with multiple injuries in Jharsuguda, Orissa

Person in News –

  • T-Series Bhushan Kumar booked for rape

GK –

Who was the first ruler to issue Pure Arabic coin in India?

[A] Mohammad Ghori
[B] Qutubuddin Aibak
[C] Iltutmish
[D] Razia Sultan


Baburnama was written in which language?

[A] Para-Mongolic
[B] Chagatai Turkic
[C] Hijazi Arabic
[D] Bahrani Arabic


Which among the following was the Capital of Bahamani Sultanate?

[A] Halebidu
[B] Gulbarga
[C] Humpi
[D] Badami


Which among the following Sikh Gurus introduced the Gurmukhi Script?

[A] Guru Angad
[B] Guru Gobind Singh
[C] Guru Arjun Singh
[D] Guru Harrai


The infamous Third Battle of Panipat was fought between which among the following belligerents?

[A] British and Marathas
[B] Mughals and Marathas
[C] Afghans and British
[D] Marathas and Afghans