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Today's Event – 18th July 2021 Nelson Mandela Day

  • 1841- Pedro II crowned King of Brazil

  • 1925- Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf

  • 1968- Intel was founded in California

  • 1870- Papal infallibility decreed by the First Vatican Council

  • 1976- Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, the first Olympian to score a perfect 10 in 1976 Summer Olympics

National Events-

  • White-collar terror organisation busted by J&K police; 5 people arrested and under police custody

  • 9 girls rescued by Assam police in Kerala from human trafficking

  • 5 people tested positive in Kerala for Zika virus

  • Nagaland government orders staff members to get vaccinated or show covid report to receive salary

  • Assam government provides Rs.1 lakh to people of families who died of corona

International Events-

  • UN Chief Antonio Guterres states that the world is facing uncertainty in conflict zones combined with the covid pandemic

  • US President Joe Biden remarked that people are dying due to misinformation spread on social media related to health issues

  • United Nations requested 850 million dollars for war-torn Afghanistan

  • US president Joe Bident planning to meet Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi for peace talks between their armed forces

  • USA, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan in talks to form a joint group to improve diplomatic connectivity and relations

Job alerts-

  • NCERT Jobs for Translator, Administrator and other posts. Last date 30th July 2021

  • FRI Jobs for Field assistant and other posts. Last date 30th July 2021

  • Ghazipur District Jobs for Cook, Peon and other posts. Last date 21st July 2021

  • Delhi Jal Board Jobs for Engineer, Planner and other posts. Last date 30th July 2021

  • Brahmaputra Board Jobs for Engineer, Assistant Post and others. Last date 30th July 2021

Sports-

  • Indian cricket undergoes gruelling net session in Durham

  • Pakistan returns to form as they defeat England in the first T20 International

  • Indian Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan to give youngsters a chance if allowed by Virat Kohli or coach Ravi Shastri

  • West Indies wins against Australia with a 4-1 lead in the T20 International Series

  • Istanbul will host 2023 UEFA Champions League

Technology-

  • Japan creates Internet connectivity speed of 319 terabytes per second

Economy –

  • Petrol price rises up to Rs 107.85 while diesel stands at Rs. 97.45

  • CBI filed case against textile company S Kumars Nationwide Ltd for defrauding Union Bank of India over Rs.160 crore

  • Hiring activity rose up to 21% in June

  • Indian rupee is reported to be weakened due to high amount of imported goods

  • Foreign investors pulled out above Rs.4500 crores in July

Environment –

  • Tiger count rises in Amrabad tiger reserve of Telengana

  • Death toll increased by 180 in Germany

  • Belgium affected by floods incurring loss of life and property

  • Five Chinese trawlers detained by Pakistan for illegal fishing

  • Data seen as a potential to save Earth

Local –

  • Former Union Minister Salman Khurshid from Jharkhand accuses the Central government for high inflation and taxes on necessary items

  • Congress states that water complaints have risen up to 209% under Kejriwal government

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal requests PM Narendra Modi to honour environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna with Bharat Ratna

  • Orissa Government declared that offline matric exams will be held from July 30th to 5th August 2021

  • 67 lives lost to Covid in Orissa

GK –

Senari massacre of 1999, which was in the news recently, happened in which state?

[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Bihar
[C] Gujarat
[D] Odisha

 

Bastille Day, which was celebrated recently, is the national day of which country?

[A] Russia
[B] USA
[C] France
[D] Germany

 

The Kármán line, which was making news recently, is used to determine which factor?

[A] Mean Sea Level
[B] Edge of Space
[C] Green House Gas Emission
[D] Weather Forecast

 

‘Bol Bom Yatra’ is usually held in which Indian state, by devotees of Hindu religion?

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

 

Where is the Tagore Centre for the Study of Culture and Civilization ?

[A] Shimla
[B] Kolkata
[C] Chennai
[D] Dehradun

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