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Today's Event – 9TH July 2021

  • 1793- Act against slavery in Canada abolishing slavery or import of slaves

  • 1816- Independence declared by Argentina from Spain

  • 1868- 14th Amendment of the US declared to give full citizenship to African American people

  • 1877- The oldest tennis tournament Wimbledon Championships begins

  • 2011- South Sudan becomes independent and separated from Sudan

National Events-

  • The CRPF declares strict action if any personnel violate cyber-security protocol

  • Ajay Bhatt takes charge as Minister of State for Defence

  • President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi and other central ministers pay tribute to late HP Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh

  • Ashwini Vaishnaw takes charge as Minister of Railways and promises to fulfil PM Modi’s dream

  • Stan Swamy’s death mourned across the state of Kerala

International Events-

  • The future of Haiti uncertain after assassination of their president Jovenel Moise

  • Iraq security reports that missiles landed near Baghdad’s Green zone

  • China attempts to pacify investors fear over internet companies

  • British PM Boris Johnson confirms British armed forces evacuated from Iraq

  • Ex-South African president Jacob Zuma to start jail term after surrendering to authorities

Job alerts-

  • State Health Society Bihar for Nurses. Last date 21st July 2021

  • State Bank of India (SBI) for Apprentices. Last date 26th July 2021

  • Heavy Engineering Corporation (HECL) jobs for Trainees. Last date 31st July 2021

  • IBPS jobs for clerks. Last date 1st August 2021

  • Oil India Limited jobs for Junior Assistant. Last date 15th August 2021

Sports-

  • Fans are banned from entering Olympic Avenues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • Ashleigh Barty to clash with Karolina Pliskova in Wimbledon Final

  • Spaniard footballer Sergio Ramos signs 2-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain

  • PM Narendra Modi planning to converse with Tokyo bound athletes

  • English defender John Stones encourages England football team to win the Euro Cup

Technology-

  • Google Pixel 6 is reported to offer 5-year updates

  • WhatsApp yet to accept new privacy policy

  • Huawei launches smartwatch Band 6

  • RSVP feature announced for Google calendars

  • Qualcomm launched a phone with Snapdragon Insider chip

Economy –

  • SEBI expert group suggests that non-permanent staff members to be eligible for share-based employee benefits

  • Vehicle retail sales rises in June

  • Sensex drops to 300 points

  • Sensex drops to lowest 187 points

  • Sensex dropped to 486 points due to rising cases of Delta Variant Covid cases

Local –

  • Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar orders officers to create plans to reopen schools

  • Haryana and Punjab witness hot weather and rise in temperature

  • Health Minister of Uttarakhand Dhan Singh aims for 100% vaccination

  • Power crisis gets worse in Punjab

  • No death has been reported in Dehradun, Uttarakhand

GK –

The last Mauryan ruler, who was killed by his Commander-in-Chief was __?

[A] Dasaratha
[B] Kun-ala
[C] Samprati
[D] Brihadratha

 

Menander I, the famous Indo-Greek ruler set up his capital at which place?

[A] Sialkot
[B] Pathankot
[C] Rajkot
[D] Sialdah

 

One of the writers of the Dharmashashtra disapproved the practice of Sati declaring it as an act of suicide. Identify him from the given options:

[A] Angiras
[B] Medhatithi
[C] Usana
[D] Visnu

 

Mauryan Emperor Ashoka is referred as Ashokavardhana in which of the following?

[A] Junagarh Inscription
[B] Puranas
[C] Nitlur minor rock edict
[D] Maski edict

 

There is only one edict, in which Ashoka refers himself as King of Magadha (Laja Magadhe). Identify the edict from the following:

 

[A] Minor Rock Edict of Maski
[B] The Queen’s Edict
[C] Bhabru Edict
[D] Dhauli Pillar Inscription

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