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Today's Event – 8th July 2021

  • 1497- Vasco da Gama started the journey towards India

  • 1889- The Wall Street Journal published its first issue

  • 1948- The US air force started accepting female recruits

  • 1972- Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani assassinated by the Mossad

  • 2021- US President Joe Biden declares official conclusion in the War in Afghanistan

National Events-

  • An explosion in Madar Gate in Aligarh causes chaos and confusion amongst public

  • An unnamed heavily armed terrorist eradicated by the Indian Army in Nowshera LOC, Jammu

  • Indian Government expects 3-4 million doses by August

  • Above 15,000 new active cases registered in Kerala

  • 53 deaths in 56 days recorded in Indore caused by black fungus

International Events-

  • An explosion caused in a ship container creates massive fire at Dubai Port

  • Tropical storms in Florida causes one death

  • Pakistan starting to from registry for foreign nationals

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms that majority of British Armed Forces have left Afghanistan

  • UK Government lifts compulsory self-isolation rules for foreign travellers

Job alerts-

  • MPPSC jobs for Assistant Manager. Last date 15th August 2021

  • ISRO jobs for Apprentices. Last date 22nd July 2021

  • Income Tax Department (Mumbai) jobs for Tax Inspector, MTS and Tax Assistant. Last date 25th August 2021

  • PSSSB jobs for Veterinary Inspector. Last date 30th July 2021

  • GAIL Jobs for Senior Engineer and other posts. Last date 5th August 2021


  • Italy defeated Spain to reach EURO CUP final 2021

  • New Zealand cricket team to tour entire New Zealand to celebrate WTC victory

  • Argentinian goalie Emiliano Martinez hailed as hero as Argentina reaches COPA final

  • Tennis legend Roger Federer exits the Wimbledon tournament after suffering loss

  • Liton Das and Mahumudulah Riyaz saves Bangladesh from losing against Zimbabwe in the Test series

Awards and honours-

  • Kaushik Basu wins Humboldt Research Award for Economics


  • Amazon introduces Digital Kendra for small and medium enterprises

  • 36 US states sues Google for Play Store Fees

  • iPhone 13 to be introduced within 2021

  • Lenovo introduces two new detachable models- Yoga Duet 7i and IdeaPad Duet 3

  • Apple planning to built spatial audio systems for VR devices

Economy –

  • IT sector expecting recovery this year about 10 to 11%

  • Indigo reports strong air traffic improvement in India

  • Majority of Indians consider that E-wallets have made shopping easier

  • Sensex drops to 486 points and Nifty goes below 15,750

  • Zomato to open IPO on 14th July 2021

Environment –

  • Climate crisis threat for war-zone Iraq as heat rises

Local –

  • Tribal art workshop held in Madhya Pradesh

  • National webinar on Indian culture held at Rabindranath Tagore University in Bhopal

  • 3 members of burglar arrested in Bhopal, Rs. 2.5 lakhs worth jewellery recovered

  • 8 people arrested for supplying firearms to Naxals in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

  • Amrit Mahotsav programmed launched by MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan for small and cottage industries of Madhya Pradesh

Person in News –

  • HP Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh passes away at age 87

  • Narayan Rane appointed as Minister of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

  • Sarbananda Sonowal appointed as Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH

  • Virendra Kumar appointed as Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment

  • Jyotiraditya M Scindia appointed as Minister of Civil Aviation

GK –


  • What is a Peninsula? A land or continent surrounded by water from three sides

  • What is an Isthmus? A narrow stretch of land connecting two larger continents

  • Why there is no fish in the Dead Sea? High Concentration of Salt

  • What layer protects Earth from UV Rays? Ozone (O3 ) layer

  • What is Hydrosphere? Water of Earth