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Today's Event – 13th July 2021

  • 1830- The Scottish Church College was founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy

  • 1977-The Ogaden War begins between Somalia and Ethiopia

  • 1985- An electrical blackout in New York city causes widespread fires and looting

  • 2011- 3 bomb blasts in Mumbai kills 26 people and injures 130 more

  • 2013- Nine people dead and 160 million affected in East China and Taiwan caused by typhoon Soulik

National Events-

  • 12 BJP leaders rescued from protesting farmers on order of the Punjab Court and Haryana court

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai says that free and public information in the internet is under attack by government restrictions

  • NEET exams are planned to be held on September 12th 2021

  • CBI creates a list of unnamed government officials who for using false advertisement

  • Delhi University scientists finds out a special protein molecule to treat Parkinson’s disease

International Events-

  • Sirisha Bandla launched into space onboard the VSS Unity 22

  • United Nations demands for database on gene edited babies

  • UN human rights chief urges countries to take measures to combat racism on the wake of George Floyd’s death

  • California wildfires causes destruction of several buildings and properties

  • 40 Taliban insurgents were killed in multiple Afghan airstrikes

Job alerts-

  • Northern Railway job for Senior Resident. Last date 27th and 28th July

  • DGAFMS jobs for Group C. Last date 9th August 2021

  • Department of Women Development & Child Welfare, Telangana jobs for Mini AWT, AWH & Other Posts. Last date 15th July 2021

  • Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh jobs for Fireman, Station Fire Officer and Driver. Last date 30th July 2021

  • Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab jobs for Specialist Medical Officer. Last date 31st July 2021

Sports-

  • The County Championship match between Derbyshire and Essex called-off as unnamed Derbyshire tests covid positive

  • Gareth Southgate requests England football team to use Euro Cup 2021 loss to improve themselves for the future

  • England Euro Cup 2021 loss causes massive racism towards players like Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka

  • World No.1 Novak Djokovic uncertain of participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • English spinner Sophie Ecclestone and Kiwi opener Devon Conway awarded ICC Player of the month

Awards and honours-

  • Indian journalist and playwright Omchery N N Pillai nominated for the BKS Literary Award 2021

Technology-

  • Google has announced that people can play games in Android 12 before downloading it

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims that Powerwall production slowed down due to chip shortage

  • Tech giant Apple has announced 99 dollars battery pack for the iPhone 12

  • Battlegrounds Mobile India introduces new weapons and vehicles

  • Google fined with 593 million dollars for non-compliance to allow users new content on its platform

Economy –

  • Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra becomes top 3 states to hall mark their gold

  • IIT Madras researchers creates AI algorithm to locate cancer causing alterations

  • Gold price drops by Rs.169; silver sinks by Rs.300

  • Industrial production was reported to grow up to 29.3% in May

  • Sensex rises up to 200 points; Nifty rises at the top with 15,750

Environment –

  • A UN body presented a plan to eradicate ecological destruction

  • Ancient shark teeth found in Seymour helps resolve Earth’s climate history

Local –

  • Impressed by Covid handling in Uttar Pradesh, Australian MP Craig Kelly seeks loan from UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

  • UP government announces vast cash prizes for Olympic athletes- Rs.10 crore for gold, Rs. 4 crores for silver and Rs. 2 crores for bronze

  • 96 active cases of corona virus recorded in Uttar Pradesh

  • Ramgarh in Orissa has not yet been labelled as an archaeological site

  • Experts say that Orissa is ready to handle the third wave of corona

 GK –

Who is the first fast bowler in the world to clinch 600 wickets in Test Cricket?

[A] James Anderson
[B] Pat Cummins
[C] Jasprit Bumrah
[D] Mitchell Starc

 

Who is the first bowler to take 500 wickets in T20 cricket torunaments?

[A] James Anderson
[B] Jasprit Bumrah
[C] Dwayne Bravo
[D] Kemar Roach

 

Who became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam singles main draw match in seven years?

[A] Sumit Nagal
[B] Prajnesh Gunneswaran
[C] Rohan Bopanna
[D] Yuki Bhambri

 

Which women sports player has entered the US Open Semi Finals 11th time in a row?

[A] Serena Williams
[B] Karolina Pilskova
[C] Sofia Kenn
[D] Johana Konta

 

Which Britain tennis player has been given a wildcard to French Open 2020?

 

[A] Andy Murray
[B] Roger Federer
[C] Nikola Mektic
[D] Novak Djokovic

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