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- The 16th of July is celebrated as World Snake Day.

- Chandrayaan-2 launch called off after technical snag in rocket

- Exim Bank has signed agreements with Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Senegal governments for providing USD 124 million.



(Q) Which company launched India’s first ethanol-based motorcycle ?


(Q) West Bengal Governor _________ released the Bengali version of the famous book “Great Minds of India” ?

(A) Kesri Nath Tripthi



The 16th of July is celebrated as World Snake Day.

Though a relatively obscure holiday with unclear origins, it is celebrated by wildlife enthusiasts the world over with great passion.

Tributes sometimes even make the national news. Given human society‘s age-old fascination with these beautiful but misunderstood creatures, a day to celebrate them seems only fair.



Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions.

He led the Antarctic expedition (1910–12) that was the first to reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911.



About The Mont Blanc Tunnel :

The Mont Blanc Tunnel is a highway tunnel in Europe, under the Mont Blanc mountain in the Alps.

It links Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France with Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy, via European route E25.



- 1994 Died : Julian Schwinger, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate. He is best known for developing a relativistically invariant perturbation theory.

- 1990 The cities of Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Aurora, Bataan, Zambales and Tarlac, the Philippines were stricken by the Luzon Earthquake magnitude 7.7. An estimated 1,621 people were killed.



1. JEST (NOUN) : joke

Synonyms : banter, gag Antonyms : somber, grieve

Example Sentence :

Jake never knew that the remark he made about Jenny in his jest will hurt her feelings.



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(Q) The headquaters of World Trade Organization is in ?

(A) Montreal

(B) Seattle

(C) Geneva

(D) The Hague

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