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Today's Event – 31st July 2021

  • 1658- Aurangzeb becomes Mughal Emperor

  • 1790- Samuel Hopkins issued the first US Patent for potash processing

  • 1874- Dr. Patrick Francis Healy becomes first African-American President of Georgetown university

  • 1971- Apollo 15 astronauts become first ever to ride a lunar rover

  • 2012- Michael Phelps becomes the most decorated Olympian

National Events- 

  •  Above 20k cases recorded in Kerala followed by 116 fatalities

  •  ICICI Manager dead and staff member hurt in an unsuccessful heist in Mumbai

  •  A 10-year-old boy in Mumbai, Shivam, hangs himself while rehearsing for the role of Bhagat Singh 

  •  International flights closed due to the Delta variant in New Delhi 

  • Kerala government will impose lockdown to combat pandemic

International Events- 

  •  UN reports that nearly 1 lakh children in Nairobi are affected with malnutrition

  •  Israel has boosted vaccine delivery to people over 60 who have received a vaccine previously

  •  Steve Bouquet, aged 54, is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in UK for killing 9 cats

  •  Pakistan and US under discussion for Afghanistan war issue

  • 200 Afghan refugees brought to US via evacuation flight.

Job alerts-

  • NTPC Jobs for Executive and other posts. Last date 6th August 2021

  • APSWREIS Jobs for Principal, TGT, Caretaker and other posts. Last date 6th August 2021

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

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

  • KTCL Jobs for Conductor and other posts. Last date 17th August 2021

Sports-

  •  Archer Deepika Kumari loses to An San of South Korea in the QT finals of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  •  Dutee Chand finishes at 7th at 100m heat, fails to qualify for the finals in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  •  M.P. Jabir finishes at 7th in 400m hurdles, fails to qualify for the finals in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • Lovlina Borgohain progresses to SF match by beating Nien-Chin Chen in 69kg QT final bout

  •  Indian men’s hockey beats Japan with 5-3 lead, reaching QT finals

Awards and honours-

  •  Asha Bhosle received Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2021

  •  Graphic artist Anand Radhakrishnan won Will Eisner Award 2021

Technology-

  •  Facebook developing AI to detect under 13 users

  •  Group call extended to 1k people by Telegram

  •  Model 3 price reduced by Tesla in China

  •  New Google Meet web app launched 

Economy – 

  •  Rupee drowns to 13 paise at 74 against the US dollar

  •  Agriculture ministry planning to bring database technology for farmers and data policy for farming sector

  •  Retail inflation has risen up to 5.5% in June

  •  8 core sectors including natural gas, steel, coal and electricity has shown at output of 8.9%

  • India’s foreign exchange declined by 1.581 billion dollars

Environment –

  •  3.4 lakhs forest fire recorded in India within the last 3 years

  •  4 killed in Turkey wildfires

  •  Heavy rainfall in Delhi has already cautioned people and authorities of flood possibilities

Local –

  •  Death toll in Jharkhand has reached above 5k

  •  Above 60k primary teachers promoted in Orissa

  •  389 new active cases in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa 

  •  The oldest college in western Orissa, Rajendra College granted University status by the UGC and will be known as Rajendra University

  • Madhya Pradesh government taking preparations for 3rd wave of delta variant

GK – 

With reference to Medical College Admission, “All India Quota” scheme was introduced in which year?

[A] 1975
[B] 1980
[C] 1986
[D] 1990

 

How many Tiger reserves of India have received accreditation of the Global Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS)?

[A] 5
[B] 3
[C] 11
[D] 14

 

As per ICMR’s 4th Serology Survey released in July 2021, which state has the highest Covid-19 Sero- prevalence?

[A] Bihar
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Kerala

 

Who won the Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2021?

[A] Sachin Tendulkar
[B] Lata Mangeshkar
[C] Asha Bhosle
[D] Ratan Tata

 

Which company collaborated with CBSE and Ministry of Education for “AI For All” initiative?

[A] Microsoft
[B] Intel
[C] Wipro
[D] Dell

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