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21 July Current Affairs

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1954 Willie Mosconi sets the world record for running most consecutive Pool balls without a miss
  • 1962 Bob Dylan releases his first album
  • 1945 Adolf Hitler orders the destruction of all industries in Germany

 

NATIONAL

  • CBSE postpones board exams till March 31 in view of Covid-19 outbreak. "While maintenance of academic calendar and exam schedule is important, equally important is safety and security of students who are appearing in various examinations as also of their teachers and parents," HRD secretary Amit Khare said in an official communication.
  • Real Time Train Information System for Indian Railways. A Real-Time Information System (RTIS),developed in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO),is being installed on the locomotives for automatic acquisition of train movement timings at the stations, including that of arrival & departure or run-through.

 

INTERNATIONAL

  • Australia declares emergency, warns coronavirus crisis could last six months. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a "human biosecurity emergency" and said the country's citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic that he warned could last at least six months.
  • UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak unveils GBP 330 billion rescue package in coronavirus fight. As part of his bailout package, Sunak extended a business rates holiday to all businesses in the retail and hospitality sector for 12 months as well as a cash grant to help them survive.
  • CSIR scientists develope hand-sanitiser without harmful chemicals. Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Director of IHBT stated that “The natural flavours, active tea constituents and alcohol content in this hand-sanitizer have been used as per the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO). 

 

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