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Today's Event – 19th July 2021

  • 64- The Great Fire of Rome began, destroying half the city of Rome

  • 1821- George IV crowned King of the United Kingdom

  • 1870- The Franco-Prussian war began

  • 1903- Maurice Garin won the first ever Tour de France

  • 1977- World’s first GPS (Global Positioning System) was transmitted

National Events-

  • Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi open for alliance against the UP BJP government in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee focused on the 2024 election as a possible candidate for the post of Prime Minister

  • Kerala being request by the IMA (Indian Medical Association) to not change covid restrictions

  • PM Narendra Modi praised retired Army major Pramila Singh for helping stray animals

  • Assam government issues orders to probe fully vaccinated travellers entering the state


International Events-

  • Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba earns the vote of confidence to restore political crisis in Nepal

  • 2 people dead and 7 people injured in a shooting in Portland, Oregon

  • 3 teenagers along with a child injured in a shooting in Chicago

  • Turkey condemns a European Union court for banning burqa under the guises of Islamophobia

  • Chinese veterinarian doctor dies of Monkey B virus infection

Job alerts-

  • NRTI Jobs for Teaching, Non-teaching and other posts. Last date 8th August 2021

  • Chandigarh Municipal Corporations Jobs for Fireman, Station fire officer, Driver and other posts. Last date 30th July 2021

  • Indian Navy Jobs for SSC electrical and other posts. Last date 30th July 2021

  • NSUT Jobs for non-teaching and other posts. Last date 31st July 2021

  • Delhi Jal Board Jobs for Consultants, Specialist and other posts. Last date 30th July 2021


  • Lewis Hamilton wins his eight British grand Prix title in 2021

  • Indian Shikhar Dhawan enjoyed the first International ODI against Sri Lank from the non-striker’s end

  • England defeated Pakistan in the second T20 International match

  • Indian Olympic athletes arrive in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics clearing all covid procedures

  • Bangladesh covers the ODI series against Zimbabwe with 2-0 lead

Awards and honours-

  • Julia Ducournau wins the Palm d’Or at Cannes Award 2021


  • LG Electronics announced that it will unveil its sound bar at a cost of $790

         Economy –

  • Market cap of Reliance Industries, HDFC Bank, HDFC, ICICI Bank, State Bank of India and Kotak Mahindra rises

  • RBI stated that factors like mismatch of banks’ assets and liabilities are hindering monetary transmission into bank rates

  • Foreign investors pulled out above Rs.4500 crores worth of investment from Indian companies

  • The automobile sector is reportedly recovering at a fast rate even in the pandemic situation

  • Central government formalised registration procedure for vintage motorbikes


Local –

  • Delhi Jal Board VC Raghav Chadha said that Delhi has achieved a record supply of 955 gallons of water per day

  • Uttarakhand AAP division raise voice against BJP for using insulting remarks against environmentalist and Chipko activist Sunderlal Bahuguna

  • Kinder Pal Sing, 40, a driver from Ludhiana, Punjab arrested for stealing Rs.80 lakhs

  • Delhi Government shut down Sarojini Nagar market on the grounds of violating covid rules and regulation

  • Corona cases in Orissa crosses over 5000

Person in News –

  • Dr.  Kadambini Ganguly honoured by Google Doodle on her 160th birth anniversery

GK –

Which Ministry instituted National Community Radio (CR) Awards?

[A] Ministry of Communication
[B] Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
[C] Ministry of Education
[D] Ministry of Home Affairs


Which country’s Equality Ministry approved the bill allowing ‘Gender Self Identification’?

[A] Germany
[B] Spain
[C] France
[D] Italy


India’s Nihal Sarin is associated with which sports?

[A] Swimming
[B] Shooting
[C] Archery
[D] Chess


The Project BOLD (Bamboo Oasis on Lands in Drought) was recently launched from which state in India recently?

[A] Gujarat
[B] Rajasthan
[C] Haryana
[D] Madhya Pradesh


Which is the largest milk producing country in the world?


[A] India
[B] United States
[C] China
[D] Denmark