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Today's Event – 20th July 2021

  • 1189- Richard I of England appointed as Duke of Normandy

  • 1807- Pyreolophore, world’s first internal combustion engine created by Nicephore Niepce, patented through Napoleon Bonaparte

  • 1871- British Columbia joins Canada

  • 1969- First moon landing of Apollo 11. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin take their first walk on the moon

  • 1968- First international Special Olympics held for intellectually disabled individuals

National Events-

  • Medical fraternity of South India shocked over UGC’s decision to reopen schools and colleges during the pandemic

  • LeT commander Ishfaq Ahmad Dar gunned down the Shopian district of J&K by the Indian Army

  • Two lawyers are gravely injured in an assault in Mumbai

  • 743 paramilitary members are suffering the Covid infection while 333 members passed away

  • Maharashtra covid death toll drops to 66

International Events-

  • The US accuses the Chinese government for hacking Microsoft Exchange email facility

  • President Joe Biden to host Abdullah II of Jordan for stabilizing the attacks on US troops in the Middle East

  • Russian military reportedly successfully test fired their hypersonic missile

  • 30 dead and 40 injured in a bus crash in Pakistan in the highway of Dera Gazi Khan District

  • 18 killed in a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq

Job alerts-

  • PGCIL Jobs for Apprenticeship and other posts. Last date 20th August 2021

  • Rupnagar Court Jobs for Clerk, Stenographer and other posts. Last date 13th August 2021

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

  • Nainital Bank Jobs for Clerk and other posts. Last date 31st July 2021

  • Gujarat High Court Jobs for Legal Assistants and other posts. Last date 10th August 2021


  • Indian cricketer Kuldeep Yadav says that a few minor losses won’t affect or end anyone’s career

  • Mayank Agarwal to start his journey to earn his place in the Indian test team

  • Indian archer Deepika Kumari eager to win a medal after missing it out in 2012 and 2016 Olympics

  • Indian Olympic athletes have begun their pre-Olympic Training

  • Team India on the way of sealing ODI series against Sri Lanka

Awards and honours-

  • Payal Kapadia’s documentary “A Night of Knowing Nothing” won Oeil d’or award at the 74th Cannes Award

  • Late Shibaji Banerjee to be awarded Mohun Bagan Ratna posthumously


  • Zoom acquired Five9 at 14.7 billion dollars

  • Snap acquired 3D Solutions provider Vertebrae

Economy –

  • 31.3 lakh passenger planes flown over India which is 47% more than May

  • Trade association Indian Sellers Collective asked Narayana Murthy to Amazon partnership

  • Goldman Sachs planning to hire 560 people for Hyderabad office

  • 73% demand in workspace by corporates recorded in January to June session

  • Sensex tumbled down to 200 points; Nifty at 15,700

Environment –

  • 9 more dead in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra due to heavy monsoon

  • 4 people dead and 3 injured in Dehradun district of Utkarshi

  • G20 countries investing in fossil fuels slows action on environmental crisis

Local –

  • Hemp harvest to begin with French seeds in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand

  • Two gang members captured by Madhya Pradesh police with fake currency of Rs.55 lakhs

  • 34 cases and 47 recoveries recorded in Uttarakhand

  • Chhattisgarh DGP  D.M. Awasthi held a meeting to curb crime in the state

  • 34-year-old Sonu Mittal apprehended for selling ivory artwork of Rs. 5.12 lakhs in Chhattisgarh

Person in News –

  • Businessman Raj Kundra arrested for adult films creation

GK –

Which Indian state is to set up the country’s first snow leopard conservation centre?

[A] Arunachal Pradesh
[B] Uttarakhand
[C] Sikkim
[D] Himachal Pradesh


Five state-run oil and natural gas PSUs would make financial contribution to which fund?

[A] Green Energy Fund
[B] International Solar Alliance Corpus Fund
[C] UNFCC Fund
[D] Nirbhaya Fund


How many Indian beaches have been recommended by the Union Environment Ministry for Blue Flag” International eco-label?

[A] 2
[B] 4
[C] 6
[D] 8


“Branded Royal”, that was seen in news recently, belongs to which species?

[A] Snake
[B] Butterfly
[C] Frog
[D] Turtle


Which Indian state has issued warning against hunting of migratory birds, especially Amur falcons?

[A] Himachal Pradesh
[B] Tripura
[C] West Bengal
[D] Odisha