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Today's Event – 28th July 2021

  • 1808- Mahmud II ascends the Ottoman Empire Sultanate and becomes Caliph of Islam

  • 1868- 14th Amendment is included in the US constitution granting African-American citizenship and due process of law

  • 1914- The First World War began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia

  • 1917- The Silent Protest took place in New York city for protesting against violence and racism towards African American citizens

  • 1984- The Summer Olympics was opened in Los Angeles 

  • 2001- Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe becomes first athlete to gain 6 gold medals in a single World Championship Meeting

National Events- 

  •  Above 22k fresh cases recorded in Kerala

  •  Supreme Court states that Indian States and Union territories should not delay in checking orphaned children for covid infection

  •  The Government, based on the study of Armed Forces Medical College, has said that Covishield provides 93% protection from infection and 98% reduced mortality

  •  Dholavira, a Harrapan era site, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • 5 people tested positive with Zika virus in Kerala

International Events- 

  •  US President Joe Biden has promised to end US combat missions in Iraq

  •  US President Joe Biden visits US intelligence agency to compare present administration with predecessor Donald Trump

  •  16 people are injured at a German chemical hub

  •  US to resume strict norms again as Delta variant wave is rising

  • Hong Kong restaurant worker Tong Yong Kit found guilty of terrorism in the Hong Kong freedom uprising

 

 

Job alerts-

  • Siliguri Municipal Corporation Jobs for Driver and other posts. Last date 5th August 2021

  • UKSSSC Group C Jobs for Draftsman, Surveyor and other posts. Last date 18th September 2021

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

  • Ayush Haryana Jobs for Yoga Coach and other posts. Last date 16th August 2021

  • Oil India Jobs for Nurse, Pharmacist and other posts. Last date 13th August 2021

Sports-

  •  Recovering cricketer Rishabh Pant resumes practice in nets for the upcoming test series against England

  •  The 2nd T20 international cancelled as Krunal Pandya test Covid positive

  •  Japan’s Naomi Osaka eliminated in the third round of women’s singles tennis in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  •  Poor performance of Indian Olympic shooter continues

  • Indian Shuttlers Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy out of 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite winning the final group A match against English pair Ben Lane and Sean Vendy

Technology-

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella states that LinkedIn has crossed 10 billion dollars in revenue 

  •  Apple has released new update iOS 14.7.1

  •  Apple reported to have 81.4-billion-dollar growth in India

  •  Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that YouTube has crossed 15 billion daily views

  • Disney+ has added 3 yearly plans at Rs. 499, Rs. 899 and Rs.1499

Economy – 

  •  Foreign investment falls by 57% at 393 million dollars

  •  Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary states that high tax collection in the first quarter of FY 2021 indicates recovery of India

  •  The Central Government has stated that nearly 78 foreign companies has registered in India under the Company Laws of India

  •  Rupee fell to 5 paise at 74 rupees against US dollar

  • Sensex falls at 400 points; Nifty dives at 15,650

Environment –

  • Maharashtra flood deaths tops at 209 

  •  Sandstorm creates havoc in China

Local –

  •  Rourkela child trafficking group destroyed by Orissa Police

  •  3 culprits held for gangraping a class 10th student in Garhwa, Jharkhand

  •  3 people including a woman enters Gundicha Temple, violating Covid norms

  •  Jharkhand government announces 11% rise in dearness allowances

  • Delhi Congress protests in front of Union Minister Amit Shah’s houses for spying through Pegasus 

Person in News – 

  •  Indian badminton legend Nandu Natekar passed away at age 88 

GK – 

Sohra is a town located in which Indian state/UT?

[A] Assam
[B] Arunachal Pradesh
[C] Meghalaya
[D] Madhya Pradesh

 

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) extended a loan of $250 million to which Indian bank, for affordable housing finance?

[A] SBI
[B] ICICI Bank
[C] HDFC Bank
[D] Yes Bank

 

Which Indian organisation has rolled out a customised space-themed merchandise programme?

[A] DRDO
[B] ISRO
[C] HAL
[D] BEL

 

The first ever World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) is observed on which date, in 2021?

[A] July 21
[B] July 25
[C] July 28
[D] July 31

 

“Azad Ki Shaurya Gatha” exhibition, which was inaugurated recently, is based on the life of which freedom fighter?

 

[A] Chandrasekhar Azad
[B] Bhagat Singh
[C] Subhash Chandra Bose
[D] Rani of Jhansi

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