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Current Affairs July 2021

July 2021 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of July 2021 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of July 2021 are given below. Hope you like it.


Name the Indian billionaire investor who has announced to launch his own ultra-low-cost airline called Akasa Air? Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed India's economic growth forecast to ____ from earlier 12.5% for the 2021-22 fiscal? 9.5%
Who has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka succeeding BS Yediyurappa? B S Bommai
Name the Harappan-era city which has become India's 40th UNESCO world heritage site? Dholavira
Which temple in Telangana has become the 39th Indian site to be inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List? Ramappa Temple
Name the Indian weightlifter who won silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the women’s 49-kg category? Mirabai Chanu
Who became the first Indian to win a Tennis singles match in the Olympics in 25 years after 1996? Sumit Nagal
Name the two legendary freedom fighters of India whose birth anniversary was observed on 23rd July 2021? Chandra Shekhar Azad and Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Name the major payment system operator which has been barred by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from issuing new credit, debit and prepaid cards for its failure to comply with its data storage norms? Mastercard
In which city, India and Asia's first National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC) will be set up on the banks of the River Ganges? Patna (Bihar)
Which High Court will become the first in India to allow public viewing of proceedings through live streaming? Gujarat High Court
Name the National Award-winning actor who passed away on July 16, 2021? She acted in popular film - Badhaai Ho and TV program - Balika Vadhu. Surekha Sikri
Which State government has collaborated with Google to launch a real-time bus tracking system that will enable commuters to track bus locations, arrival and departure times and routes on a real-time basis on their mobiles? Delhi
Who is the current Attorney General of India? KK Venugopal
Which vaccine would be locally manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) from September 2021? Sputnik V
At which place in Haryana, India's first ATM machine for dispensing food grains has been set up? Gurugram
In which State, India's largest solar power park of 4.75 Gigawatt (GW) will be set up? Gujarat
Which country has become the second country after Singapore to have BHIM-UPI acceptance at merchant locations? Bhutan
Name the Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian journalist who was killed on July 16, 2021 while covering the clashes between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan? Danish Siddiqui
Who is the new Union Health Minister of India replacing Dr Harsh Vardhan? Mansukh Mandaviya
Who is the new Union Railway Minister of India? Ashwini Vaishnaw
Name the American astronaut who will be the second Indian-born woman to fly into space after Kalpana Chawla? Sirisha Bandla
Which Indian Union Territory has become the first to achieve 100 percent first dose coverage of the Covid-19 vaccine? Ladakh
Who is the new Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas? Hardeep Singh Puri
Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Goa? PS Sreedharan Pillai
Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Karnataka? T Gehlot
Who is the new Union Law Minister of India? Kiren Rijiju
Who is the new Union Civil Aviation Minister of India? Jyotiraditya Scindia
Name the legendary Bollywood actor who passed away at the age of 98 on July 7, 2021? Dilip Kumar
Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Haryana? Bandaru Dattatraya
Name the India ODI skipper who on July 3, 2021 became the leading runs scorer across all formats in international women's cricket? Mithali Raj
Which State government has approved 5 mega steel projects worth Rs 1.46 lakh crore investment? Odisha
Name the 12-year old Indian-origin boy who became the youngest ever Grandmaster in Chess on June 30, 2021 after he broke the record of 12 years and 7 months set by GM Sergey Karjakin in 2002? Abhimanyu Mishra
In which State, Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary has been named as the fourth Tiger Reserve? Rajasthan
Who became the first Indian female swimmer to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? Maana Patel
The medical and dental courses in India will now have a ____% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), 10 per cent for Economically Weaker Sections under the All India Quota Scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 27%
Name the Union Minister who has been appointed the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha succeeding Thawarchand Gehlot? Piyush Goyal
Who has been appointed as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand succeeding Shri Tirath Singh Rawat? Pushkar Singh Dhami
Name the former Indian cricketer and a key member of the 1983 World Cup winning team who passed away on 13th July 2021 at the age of 66? Yashpal Sharma
Name the former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and a Congress leader who passed away on July 8, 2021, at the age of 87? Virbhadra Singh


On which date International Tiger Day is observed? 29th July
The world's largest star sapphire cluster - Serendipity Sapphire, has been unearthed in which country? Sri Lanka
Which country has announced a 3-year travel ban for citizens visiting red list countries including India? Saudi Arabia
On which date World Hepatitis Day is observed? 28th July
Name the founder of Amazon who along with three other crew members went into space on July 20, 2021 for a 11-minute flight in Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight, New Shepard? Jeff Bezos
As per a new study, which rainforest in Brazil is emitting more carbon dioxide (CO2) than it is able to absorb? Amazon rainforest
Recently Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the first evidence of water vapour on which planet's moon? Jupiter
Name the Jupiter's moon where Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the first evidence of water vapour? Ganymede
On which date World Mangrove Day is observed? 26th July
Which country has announced that women can now register for the annual Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian? Saudi Arabia
On which date, 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony was held? 23rd July
Which country has become the world's first to approve genetically modified ‘golden rice’ for production? Philippines
On which date Nelson Mandela International Day is observed? 18th July
Which mobile company has become the world's second-biggest smartphone brand in second quarter of 2021 surpassing Apple? Xiaomi
Which country is always first in the Parade of Nations at the Olympics opening ceremony? Greece
Which city is hosting the 2020 Olympics? Tokyo
Name two sports that return to the Olympics this year after being cut out previously? Baseball and Softball
Which sports made its debut in Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Surfing
Who won Wimbledon Men's singles title 2021 by defeating Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final? Novak Djokovic
Who won Wimbledon Women's singles title 2021 by defeating Karolina Pliskova 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–3 in the final? Ashleigh Barty
Who won the Euro 2020 Golden Boot after finishing as the top-scorer in the tournament? Cristiano Ronaldo
Who is the new CEO of Amazon succeeding Jeff Bezos? Andy Jassy
Which country won the Euro Cup 2020 for the first time since 1968 by defeating England 3-2 during penalties in the final? Italy
On which date, World Youth Skills Day is observed? 15th July
Name the British billionaire who soared more than 50 miles above the New Mexico desert aboard his Virgin Galactic rocket plane? Richard Branson
Name the political leader from Nepali Congress who has been appointed the new Prime Minister of Nepal replacing KP Sharma Oli of CPN(UML)? Sher Bahadur Deuba