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Today's Event – 24th July 2021

  • 1823- Afro-Chileans are given freedom from slavery

  • 1847- Rotary-type printing press patented by Richard March Hoe

  • 1969- Apollo 11 lands safely in the Pacific Ocean

  • 1987- Hulda Crooks, age 91, becomes the oldest person to climb Mt. Fuji

  • 2019- Boris Johnson elected Prime Minister of UK

National Events- 

  •  India and US in discussion to improve bilateral strategies

  •  Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya urges not to politicise Covid-19

  •  Delhi Hight court tells CBI to register appeals without delay

  •  Union agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar assures that no farmer died in the protests against the new farm bills

  • Above 17k fresh cases recorded in Kerala

International Events- 

  •  Turkey has reported that a boat carrying 45 immigrants have sunk in the Aegean Sea

  •  The Pentagon has confirmed that it has carried out airstrikes against Taliban terrorists

  •  UK has cautioned health authorities of high-level Delta-variant infection

  • Pakistan in talks with China to probe into the bus bomb blast that killed several Chinese nationals 

  • Taliban demands Afghan president to be gone from power

Job alerts-

  • IIT Madras Jobs for staff nurse, junior assistant, Junior Technician, Engineer and other posts. Last date 23rd August 2021

  • IIT Madras Jobs for Staff car driver and other posts. Last date 9th August 2021

  • Himachal Pradesh Forest Department Jobs for Forest Guard and other posts. Last date 19th August 2021

  • Chennai Metro Jobs for Manager and other posts. Last date 13th August 2021

  • Maharashtra Postal Circle Jobs for car driver and other posts. Last date 9th August 2021

Sports-

  •  Indian tennis players face tough competition in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics 

  •  Olympic hockey teams have begun their campaigns

  •  Indian archers are facing tough competition from Korean counterparts

  •  India won the 3-day ODI series against Sri Lanka

  • Indian shooters eyeing for Olympic gold in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Awards and honours-

  •  Ngangom Baladevi named Women’s Footballer of the Year by AIFF

Technology-

  •  Facebook has allowed fans to enjoy the 2020 Tokyo Olympics through Instagram

  •  Apple started selling out lossless sound and spatial devices on Android

  •  iPhone 13 can support 25-watt power adapter

Economy – 

  •  Rupee endures losses against the US dollar for 6 paise

  •  Gold rises at Rs. 256; silver climbs Rs.662

  •  Yes Bank records a profit of Rs. 207 crores

  •  792 private food projects approved by the Indian government

  • Supreme Court has rejected pleas of Airtel and Vodafone Idea for aggregated revenue

Environment –

  •  Camera installed in Manipur forests to capture images of tigers

 

Local –

  •  60-year-old man Mahendra Vishwakarma in Madhya Pradesh dies in a car accident

  •  25-year-old Narendra Lodhi arrested for assault and harassment against wife for dowry in Madhya Pradesh

  •  UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath distributed appointment letter of over 6k teachers

  •  69 deaths reported in Orissa due to covid infection

  • Olympic selfie points installed by Delhi metro to cheer up Olympic athletes 

GK – 

“Nuclear football”, which was making news recently, is associated with which country?

[A] Russia
[B] China
[C] USA
[D] Australia

 

Which space agency is building a telescope named ‘SuperBIT’?

[A] ISRO
[B] NASA
[C] ESA
[D] Rocosmos

 

A finger-sized fossil of a ’Microsaur’ from 308 million years ago has been unearthed in which country?

[A] USA
[B] Greece
[C] Poland
[D] Russia

 

Chrysilla volupe, a rare organism spotted in Kerala, belongs to which category of species?

[A] Spider
[B] Turtle
[C] Snake
[D] Frog

 

Which country has proposed a legislature on privacy laws tackling “Doxxing behaviour”?

 

[A] India
[B] Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
[C] Hong Kong
[D] UK

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