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Today's Event – 29th July 2021

  • 1851- Annibale de Gasparis discovered Asteroid 15 Eunomia

  • 1899- First Hague Convention signed

  • 1921- Adolf Hitler became the Leader or Fuhrer of the Nazi party

  • 1948- The London Olympics held after a 12 years hiatus 

  • 1957- International Atomic Energy Agency was established for safe nuclear usage

  • 1981- The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana witnessed by 700 million people worldwide 

  • 1987- The-then PM of India Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan president J.R. Jayewardene signed the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord to tackle ethnic issues

  • 2005- Dwarf planet Eris discovered by astronomers

National Events- 

  •  The Central government has asked Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla to suspend 10 Members of Parliament for throwing paper at the Speaker and other Lok Sabha members

  •  Rajya Sabha proceedings hampered due to opposition against Pegasus spyware, Farm Laws and rise in price

  •  India has recorded above 43k fresh covid cases

  •  Rafale aircraft inducted in Hasimara airbase, West Bengal

  • The Government claims that 2734 projects have been finished under the Smart Cities Mission

International Events- 

  •  Iraq criticised the US government for avoiding nuclear discussion in Vienna and stalling it

  •  Saudi Arabia issued 3-year travel ban for certain countries including India to tackle covid pandemic

  •  Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar meets Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi for help in Afghanistan

  • Clash on Armenia-Azerbaijan border causes death of 3 people and injuries of 4 people

  • China retaliates to US after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accuses China of being a threat to democracy

Job alerts-

  • Angul Court Jobs for clerk, steno, typist and other posts. Last date 27th August 2021

  • OPSC Jobs for Professor and other posts. Last date 24th September 2021

  • RRC Jobs for Group C and other posts. Last date 3rd September 2021

  • NEEPCO Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 20th August 2021

  • North Central Railway Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 1st September 2021


  • Indian boxer Pooja Rani beats Ichra Chaib of Algeria to enter QT finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics 

  •  Deepika Kumari passes on into the QT finals keeping the medal hope alive in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  •  Indian Men’s hockey team planning to win QT finals

  •  Indian rowers Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh could not reach the finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu to face Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the QT finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics


  •  Twitter has released above 6k consumer insights related to health, creation, content and love

  • OnePlus leads Indian smartphone market at 34% grip 

Economy – 

  •  Above 52k entities received recognition as start-ups by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)

  •  UCO Bank records a profit Rs.101.81 crores

  •  The Limited Liability Act passed by the Cabinet to decriminalise some provisions and promote of ease of doing business 

  •  Sensex hits up at 200 points; Nifty rises at 15,750

  • Rupee gains 9 paise at 74.38 against the US Dollar

Environment –

  •  4 people died in a cloudburst in Jammu and Kashmir

Local –

  •  27-year Salim Ahmed held by Delhi Police for sexually assaulting a minor

  •  3 people died and 1 injured in a bus collision near Dwarka area of Delhi

  •  Rakesh Asthana takes over as Commissioner of Police in New Delhi

  •  60k residents inoculated in Jharkhand

  • Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel announces a Rs. 200 crore scheme for landless farmers 

Person in News – 

  •  Former businessman and convict Raj Kundra is granted no-bail for distribution and production of sensitive adult content

GK – 

Which Indian Naval Ship participated in the 325th Navy Day celebrations of the Russian Navy?

[A] INS Tabar
[B] INS Trishul
[C] INS Talwar
[D] INS Trikhand


What is the name of the Defence Exercise by 12 Eastern African countries, which recently commenced along the East Coast of Africa?

[A] Vajra Prahar
[C] Garuda Shakti
[D] Cutlass Express


As of March 31, 2021, what is the worth of total non-performing assets (NPAs) of the banks in India?

[A] Rs 12.50 lakh crore
[B] Rs 10.46 lakh crore
[C] Rs 8.34 lakh crore
[D] Rs 6.54 lakh crore


Where is ‘Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology’ located?

[A] Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat
[B] Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
[C] Cochin, Kerala
[D] Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh


Which is the first Green SEZ (Special Economic Zone) of India?


[A] Santa Cruz (Maharashtra)
[B] Cochin (Kerala)
[C] Kandla (Gujarat)
[D] Chennai (Tamil Nadu)