Latest Current Affairs of July 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 namedExercise Cutlass Express 2021
The operation launched by the Indian Army to provide assistance to people affected by rains and floods in Maharashtra has been namedOperation Varsha 21
The new Deputy Leader of Rajya Sabha succeeding Shri Piyush Goyal who has been appointed the leader of Rajya SabhaShri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
The Australian city which has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host 2032 Summer Olympics and ParalympicsSurekha Sikri
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 2021Bhageerathi Amma
The National Award winning TV, theatre and film actress who passed away on 16 July 2021Surekha Sikri
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 Danish Siddiqui
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 NationsGurugram
The Union Minister who has been appointed the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha succeeding Shri Thawarchand GehlotShri Piyush Goyal
The first batch of multi-role helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin, accepted by Indian Navy at Naval Air Station, North Island, San DiegoMH-60R
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 namedExercise Shield
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 13.07.2021Yashpal Sharma
The renowned Ayurveda physician of Kotakkal Arya Vaidyashala, Kerala who passed away on 10.07.2021Dr. 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 groupNagpur
The Indian economist who has been conferred the Humboldt Research Award 2021 by Dr Hans-Bernd Schäfer of Bucerius Law School in Germany's HamburgDr. 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 08.07.2021Shri Virbhadra Singh
The Indian sportspersons who have been chosen to be flag bearers of the Indian contingent at 2021 Tokyo OlympicsMary 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 BransonSirisha Bandla
The Indian para high jumper who has been chosen to be India's flag bearer at Tokyo Paralympics to be held in August 2021 Mariyappan Thangavelu
The swimmer from Gujarat who has become the first woman from India to qualify for swimming at the Olympics (100 m backstroke)Maana Patel
The athlete from Indian Navy who has become the first Indian male to qualify for the 400 m hurdles at the Olympics (Tokyo Olympics)MP Jabir
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 2003Abhimanyu Mishra
The BJP MLA from Khatima constituency who has been appointed the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand succeding Shri Tirath Singh Rawat Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami

Official Cheer Song of India for Tokyo Olympics 2021

Title: Hindustani Way

Music Composer: AR Rahman

Performed by: Ananya Birla

Launched by: Shri Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs

New Governors

KarnatakaShri Thawarchand Gehlot
Madhya PradeshShri Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel
MizoramShri Hari Babu Kambhampati
Himachal PradeshShri Rajendra Viswanath Arlekar
GoaShri S. Sreedharan Pillai
TripuraShri Satyadeo Narayan Arya
JharkhandShri Ramesh Bais
HaryanaShri Bandaru Dattatreya
Tamil NaduShri Ravi Shankar Prasad

Dilip Kumar (Mohammad Yusuf Khan)

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

Copa America 2021

Organised by: CONMEBOL

Venue: Brazil

Winners: Argentina

Runners-up: Brazil

Best player: Lionel Messi

Fair play award: Brazil


Organised by: UEFA

Venues: 11 cities in 11 countries

Winners: Italy

Runners-up: England

Best player: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy)

Golden Boot: Cristiano Ronaldo

Lead the Competition Latest Video

Important Days of July

International Day of Co-operatives: 03 July 2020

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First observed: 1993

Theme: Rebuild Better Together

World Population Day: 11 July 2020

Designated by: United Nations Development Programme

First observed: 1989

World Youth Skills Day: 15 July 2020

Designated by: UNESCO

First observed: 2015

Theme: Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic

Nelson Mandela International Day: 18 July 2020

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First observed: 2010

Theme: One Hand Can Feed Another

UNESCO: World Heritage Sites - New inclusions from India

Kakatiya Rudreshwara, popularly known as Ramappa Temple located in Palampet village of Mulugu district of Telangana.

Anceint city Dholavira, the southern centre of the Harappan Civilization, on the island of Khadir in Gujarat.

Cannes Film Festival Award 2021

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 Awards 2020-21

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

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:

  1. Mr. Jeff Bezos,
  2. Mr. Mark Bezos (younger brother of Jeff Bezos),
  3. Ms. Wally Funk (American astronaut) and
  4. Oliver Daemen (Dutch space tourist)

Launched from: Blue Origin West Texas launch facility

New Union Cabinet Ministers

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.

Wimbledon 2021

Gentlemens SinglesNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Mattio Berritini (Italy)
Ladies SinglesAshleigh Barty (Australia)Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)
Gentlemens DoublesNikola Mektic and Mate Pavic (Croatia)Marcel Granollers (Spain) and Horacio Zeballos (Argentina)
Ladies DoublesHsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) and Elise Mertens (Belgium)Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina (Russia)
Mixed Doubles Neal Skupski (UK) and Desirae Krawczyk Ram (USA)Joe Salisbury and Harriet Dart (UK)

Books in News

The India Story by Bimal Jalan (former RBI governor)