|The state which has become the first in the country to provide 1% reservation for transgenders in Govt jobs
|The city in Odisha which has become the first in the country to provide 24/7 quality drinking water supply (potable water directly from tap)
|The former badminton player and the first Indian to win a badminton title abroad who passed away on 28.07.2021
|Shri Nandu Natekar
|The Minister of Home Affairs of Karnataka who has been chosen to be the new Chief Minister of Karnataka
|Shri B.S. Bommai
|The venue of the 12th edition of Indo-Russia joint military Exercise INDRA 2021 to be held from 01 to 13 August 2021
|The maritime exercise being conducted from 26.07.21 to 06.08.21 along the East Coast of Africa to promote national and regional maritime security in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean with participation of 12 Eastern African countries, US, UK, India and various international organisations is named
|Exercise Cutlass Express 2021
|The operation launched by the Indian Army to provide assistance to people affected by rains and floods in Maharashtra has been named
|Operation Varsha 21
|The new Deputy Leader of Rajya Sabha succeeding Shri Piyush Goyal who has been appointed the leader of Rajya Sabha
|Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
|The Australian city which has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host 2032 Summer Olympics and Paralympics
|The 2019 Nari Shakti Puraskar recipient from Kollam in Kerala famous for deciding to continue her education at the age of 105 years, who passed away on 23 July 2021
|The National Award winning TV, theatre and film actress who passed away on 16 July 2021
|The Pulitzer Prize winning Indian journalist from Reuters who was killed during a battle between the Taliban and Afghan Special Forces on 15.07.2021
|The place in Haryana where India’s first Grain ATM (Automated, Multi Commodity, Grain Dispensing Machine) has been installed under World Food Programme of the United Nations
|The Union Minister who has been appointed the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha succeeding Shri Thawarchand Gehlot
|Shri Piyush Goyal
|The first batch of multi-role helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin, accepted by Indian Navy at Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego
|The Tri-nation table top anti-narcotics and maritime search and rescue exercise conducted in virtual mode by Indian Navy, Sri Lankan Navy and Maldives National Defence Force on 14 and 15 July 2021 was named
|The political leader from Nepali Congress who has been appointed the new Prime Minister of Nepal replacing Shri KP Sharma Oli of CPN(UML)
|Shri Sher Bahadur Deuba
|The former Indian cricketer and part of 1983 World Cup winning team who passed away on 13.07.2021
|The renowned Ayurveda physician of Kotakkal Arya Vaidyashala, Kerala who passed away on 10.07.2021
|Dr. P.K. Warrier
|The place in Maharashtra where the Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India's first private LNG plant set up by Baidyanath Ayurvedic group
|The Indian economist who has been conferred the Humboldt Research Award 2021 by Dr Hans-Bernd Schäfer of Bucerius Law School in Germany's Hamburg
|Dr. Kaushik Basu
|The veteran Congress leader and six times (for 21 years) former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and former Union Minister who passed away on 08.07.2021
|Shri Virbhadra Singh
|The Indian sportspersons who have been chosen to be flag bearers of the Indian contingent at 2021 Tokyo Olympics
|Mary Kom and Manpreet Singh
|The Indian born aeronautical engineer who has been chosen to fly to the edge of the space in Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two Unity along with the company's founder Sir Richard Branson
|The Indian para high jumper who has been chosen to be India's flag bearer at Tokyo Paralympics to be held in August 2021
|The swimmer from Gujarat who has become the first woman from India to qualify for swimming at the Olympics (100 m backstroke)
|The athlete from Indian Navy who has become the first Indian male to qualify for the 400 m hurdles at the Olympics (Tokyo Olympics)
|The Indo-American chess prodigy from New Jersey who has become the youngest to qualify as a grandmaster, at the age of 12 years 4 months and 25 days, beating Sergey Karjakin's record of 2003
|The BJP MLA from Khatima constituency who has been appointed the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand succeeding Shri Tirath Singh Rawat
|Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami
Title: Hindustani Way
Music Composer: AR Rahman
Performed by: Ananya Birla
Launched by: Shri Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs
|Shri Thawarchand Gehlot
|Shri Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel
|Shri Hari Babu Kambhampati
|Shri Rajendra Viswanath Arlekar
|Shri S. Sreedharan Pillai
|Shri Satyadeo Narayan Arya
|Shri Ramesh Bais
|Shri Bandaru Dattatreya
|Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
11.12.1922 to 07.07.2021
Birth place: Peshawar
Debut film: Jwar Bhata (1944)
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from 2000 to 2006
Padma Bhushan (1991), Padma Vibhushan (2015), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1994) Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the highest civilian award of Pakistan (1998), 8 Filmfare Awards for the Best Actor including the first in 1954 for his role in Daag
Organised by: CONMEBOL
Best player: Lionel Messi
Fair play award: Brazil
Organised by: UEFA
Venues: 11 cities in 11 countries
Best player: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy)
Golden Boot: Cristiano Ronaldo
Designated by: United Nations General Assembly
First observed: 1993
Theme: Rebuild Better Together
Designated by: United Nations Development Programme
First observed: 1989
Designated by: UNESCO
First observed: 2015
Theme: Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic
Designated by: UN General Assembly
First observed: 2010
Theme: One Hand Can Feed Another
Designated by: World Health Organisation
First observed: 2008
Theme: Hepatitis Can't Wait
Designated by: St Petersburg Tiger Summit
First observed: 2010
Theme: Their survival is in our hands
Designated by: United Nations General Assembly
First observed: 2014
Theme: Victims' voices lead the way
Kakatiya Rudreshwara, popularly known as Ramappa Temple located in Palampet village of Mulugu district of Telangana.
Ancient city Dholavira, the southern centre of the Harappan Civilization, on the island of Khadir in Gujarat.
Palme d'Or: Julia Ducournau for "Titane" (France)
Grand Prix: Shared by Ashgar Farhadi for "A Hero" (Iran) and Juho Kuosmanen for "Compartment No.6" (Finland)
Best Director: Leos Carax for "Annette" (France)
Best Actress: Renate Reinsve for "Worst Person in the World" (Norway)
Best Actor: Caleb Landry Jones for "Nitram" (US)
AIFF Men’s Footballer of the Year: Sandesh Jhingan
AIFF Men’s Emerging Footballer of the Year: Suresh Singh Wangjam
AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year: Bala Devi
AIFF Women’s Emerging Footballer of the Year: Manisha Kalyan
New Shepard is a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL), launch vehicle developed by Blue Origin, the aerospace manufacturer owned by Jeff Bezos.
It is a fully reusable, space vehicle composed of two principal parts: a pressurized crew capsule and a booster rocket. The pressurized crew capsule has a volume of 15 cubic meters and can carry six people.
First crewed flight made on: 20 July 2021
Passengers in the crew capsule:
Launched from: Blue Origin West Texas launch facility
Shri Amit Shah: Minister of Home and Minister of Cooperation.
Shri Piyush Goyal: Minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Minister of textiles
Shri Narayan Rane: Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Shri Sarbananda Sonowal: Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, and Minister of AYUSH.
Dr Virendra Kumar: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia: Minister of Civil Aviation.
Shri Ramchandra Prasad Singh: Minister of Steel.
Shri Ashwini Vaishnav : Minister of Railways, Minister of Communication & Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.
Shri Pashupati Kumar Paras: Minister of Food Processing Industries.
Shri Kiren Rijiju : Minister of Law and Justice.
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan : Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Shri Raj Kumar Singh : Minister of Power and Minister of New and Renewable Energy.
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri : Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Shri Mansukh Mandaviya : Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
Shri Bhupender Yadav: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Minister of Labour and Employment.
Shri Parshottam Rupala: Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
Shri G Kishan Reddy: Minister of Culture, Minister of Tourism and Minister of Development of North East Region.
Shri Anurag Thakur : Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.
The Ministry of Cooperation has been created for realising the vision Sahkar se Samriddhi. It will provide separate administrative, legal and policy framework for strengthening the cooperative movement in the country.
|Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
|Mattio Berritini (Italy)
|Ashleigh Barty (Australia)
|Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)
|Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic (Croatia)
|Marcel Granollers (Spain) and Horacio Zeballos (Argentina)
|Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) and Elise Mertens (Belgium)
|Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina (Russia)
|Neal Skupski (UK) and Desirae Krawczyk (USA)
|Joe Salisbury and Harriet Dart (UK)
The India Story by Bimal Jalan (former RBI governor)
SAFAL: Structured Assessment for Analysing Learning levels