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Today's Event – 7th August 2021

  • 1819- Simon Bolivar defeats Spain in Battle of Boyaca, ensuring Bolivia’s independence

  • 1909- Alice Huyler and her three friends became the first women to finish a transcontinental motor trip from New York to California 

  • 1959- NASA’s Explorer 6 launched from Florida

  • 1976- Viking 2 entered the orbit of Mars

  • 1987- Lynne Cox became the first person to swim from USA to USSR 

National Events- 

  •  187 deaths recorded in Maharashtra

  •  6-year-old girl was raped in UP by two teenage boys age 14 and 15

  •  Two LeT terrorists killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

  •  Over 5 lakh laboratories exposed in Kumbh for false covid testing

  • PSerum Institute of India is currently working on covid vaccines for children

 

International Events- 

  • 76th anniversary of atomic bombing in Hiroshima absorbed 

  •  Thousands fled from forest fires in northern Athens

  •  India’s role in stabilizing Afghanistan is warmly welcomed by Iran

  •  Taliban terrorists’ guns down an Afghan government official in a media house

  • ST. Vincent PM Ralph Gonsalves injured during an anti-vaccine protest

Job alerts-

  • Haryana Police Exam cancelled. Paper leaked

  • MP High Court Jobs for Personal Assistant and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • BSF Jobs for Constable GD and other posts. Last date 22nd September 2021

  • Jalandhar Cantt Jobs for MTS, Driver and other posts. Last date 30th August 2021

  • Indian Navy Jobs for Driver, Worker and other posts. Last date 1st or 2nd September 2021

Sports-

  •  Neeraj Chopra won gold in javelin at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  •  Indian relay race team smashes an Asian record but fails to reach finals

  •  Golfer Aditi Ashok holds 2nd position strongly at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  •  Bajrang Punia to fight for bronze after losing semi-final match in wrestling at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • England cricketer James Anderson breaks Anil Kumble’s record of 619 test wickets

Awards and honours-

  •  Bhutan’s India supported Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project honoured with the Brunel Award

Technology-

  •  Xiaomi to launch MI 5 pad series with smart pen on August 10th 2021

  •  Google 5A to be launched at a price tag of 450 dollars

  •  Microsoft has worked on Super Duper Mode to protect Edge browser

Economy – 

  •  India Inc has stated that RBI has kept interest rates low to boost business

  •  Indian start-ups have signed a letter to PM to allow them to be listed in international markets

  •  India has received nearly 298 million dollars FDI for textile industries

  •  RBI speculates growth in the financial year 2022 at 9.5%

  • SEBI applies rules for mutual funds to allow financial institutions to invest at their own risk

Environment –

  •  Greek firefighter dead in northern Athens forest fires

Local –

  •  Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren announces cash prize Rs. 50 lacs for each women player of the Indian Hockey Team

  • Covid cases in Jharkhand rises above 5k 

  •  Uttarakhand government is planning to create 1 lakh opportunities for self-employment

  •  US Consulate Kolkata is planning to support women entrepreneurs in Bihar

  • Chhattisgarh Health and Family Welfare Department awarded “Excellence in Mental Health” 

GK –

Which organization has undertaken the installation of Agro-Automatic Weather Stations?

[A] Indian Meteorological Department
[B] Indian Council of Agricultural Research
[C] Ministry of Earth Sciences
[D] Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

 

 

Which High Court has recently quashed Tamil Nadu’s law banning online games?

[A] Bombay High Court
[B] Allahabad High Court
[C] Delhi High Court
[D] Madras High Court

 

Who is current (August, 2021) Union Minister of Law & Justice?

[A] Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
[B] Kiren Rijiju
[C] Piyush Goyal
[D] Dr. Virendra Kumar

 

How many industrial Corridors have been approved under the National Industrial Corridor Programme (NICP) so far?

[A] 4
[B] 8
[C] 11
[D] 17

 

Under the aegis of which ministry has the Government approved the establishment of Defence Cyber Agency?

[A] Ministry of Law and Justice
[B] Ministry of Defence
[C] Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
[D] Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

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