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Today's Event – 26th July 2021 Kargil Diwas

  • 1509- Krishnadevaraya becomes king, revival of the Vijayanagara Kingdom begins

  • 1745- First women’s’ cricket match near Guildford, England

  • 1803- Surrey Iron Railway, world’s first public railway, opened in South London, UK

  • 1953- The Cuban Revolution begins

  • 2016- Solar Impulse 2, the first solar powered airplane to circumnavigate around the globe

National Events- 

  •  PM Narendra Modi states that India needs a movement called Bharat Jodo Andolan as India enters 75th year of independence

  •  India and US in talks to discuss the declining state of Afghanistan

  •  Maharashtra affected by flood, claims 149 lives 

  •  The Central government has stated that along with states and union territories 3.30 vaccination has been given

  • Kerala has crossed Covid cases of 16,000

International Events- 

  •  Crimes committed by Taliban investigated by the International Criminal Court

  •  Afghanistan government issues night curfew to tackle unexpected Taliban attacks

  •  81 insurgents killed by the Afghan forces in northern Balkh province

  •  Global coronavirus cases rise up to 193.6 million

  • 5 cultural sites of Saudi Arabia and Europe named as world heritage sites

Job alerts-

  • IIIT Vadodara Jobs for Non-Teaching and other posts. Last date 16th August 2021

  • IIT ISM Dhanbad Jobs for Junior Assistant and other posts. Last date 31st August 2021

  • Mazagon Dock Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 10th August 2021

  • NIFT Group C Jobs for Non-Teaching and other posts. Last date 20th August 2021

  • IGRUA Jobs for Cook, Helper, JHT, Waiter and other posts. Last date 2nd August 2021




  • MC Mary Kom qualified for the boxing quarterfinals in 2020 Tokyp Olympics beating Dominican Republic’s Miguelina Hernandez Garcia 

  •  Manika Batra reaches third round of table tennis defeating Margaryta Pesotska in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  •  Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh reach semi-finals in rowing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  •  Medal winning athletes are allowed a 30 second photo op to avoid infection

  • Prithvi Shaw and Surya Kumar Yadav officially added in to the Indian Test Cricket Team

Awards and honours-

  •  Pramod Gupta was named Differently Abled Sportsman of the year 2019



  •  LG launched upgraded LG Tone earbuds

  •  Tesla to restart Model S deliveries

  •  Apple has placed an order of 100 million micro-chips from TSMC

  •  Lenovo has unveiled Legion 5 pro gaming laptop

  • Spotify has introduced a new feature to notify customers when their favourite artists’ releases any new track

Economy – 

  •  28% of Indians are planning to travel in August-September while 3rd wave is on the rise

  •  Indian gold imports rises but silver imports fall

  •  Market capitation of 6 companies have crossed Rs. 76k crores with HDFC bank as the highest contender

  •  Sensex falls to 123; Nifty decreases at 15,850

  • Axis Bank scores a profit of 94% in the financial year of 2021-22 first quarter

Environment –

  •  The IMD has warned Madhya Pradesh of heavy rainfall and thunderstorm

  •  California fires burn downs several homes of western USA


Local –

  •  Naxalite killed in the Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

  •  Sambhavi Jha has topped ICSE class 12th and Vaishnavi Kumar topped ICSE class 10th 

  •  317 infections reported in Bhubaneswar

  •  5 lakh people inoculated with Covid vaccine in Bokaro, Jharkhand

  • Culture department officer Santosh Kumar Dalabehera is reportedly missing for a month

Person in News – 

  •  Noted multi-lingual actress Jayanthi passed away at age 76

GK – 

Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) is a sub-scheme of which programme?

[A] Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
[B] PM Fazal Bima Yojana
[C] PM Matru Vandana Yojana


What is the FDI limit permitted under the automatic route for renewable energy projects?

[A] 25 %
[B] 49%
[C] 74%
[D] 100%


The AERAI (Amendment) Bill 2021 increased the threshold of annual passenger traffic in a major airport to?

[A] 20 lakh
[B] 25 lakh
[C] 35 lakh
[D] 50 lakh


‘Gaon Buras’, is a term associated with the administration system of which state?

[A] Assam
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Gujarat


How many ordnance factories are operational across India?


[A] 11
[B] 41
[C] 91
[D] 181