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Facts- 29th July

1. IIT Kanpur develops 4kg Light Unmanned Drone-Helicopter

  • The feather-like lightweight helicopter is considered a marvel of technology because it packs along with it a list of advanced features. The key features of the IIT Kanpur-made drone helicopter include vertical take-off and landing, long Range and Endurance, Obstacle Avoidance, Long Video Streaming, and Precise Navigation. The above-mentioned features are some of the most prominent facilities provided by the helicopter.
  • In order to uplift PM’s idea of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Hybrid Air Show witnessed the signing of 200 agreements. The unique aircraft showcased in the 13th edition of Aero India 2021 received an assignment worth ₹ 48,000 crores for fighter jets – Tejas Mark 1A and India became a part of Indian Ocean Region (IOR) countries.

2. Alphabet to launch robotics software company Intrinsic

  • Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015, and became the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries.
  • CEO: Sundar Pichai
  • Chairperson: John L. Hennessy
  • Founded: 2 October 2015, California, United States

3. Two more commercial-cum-strategic facilities of 6.5 MMT storage capacity

  • Under the first phase of the Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) programme, the Government of India through its special purpose vehicle, the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Limited (ISPRL), has set up petroleum storage facilities with a total capacity of 5.33 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) at 3 locations, namely (i) Visakhapatnam (1.33 MMT), (ii) Mangaluru (1.5 MMT) and (iii) Padur (2.5 MMT), and all the storage facilities have been filled with crude oil.

4. 780 new air traffic routes approved under UDAN scheme

  • UDAN-RCS, UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is a regional airport development and “Regional Connectivity Scheme” (RCS) of Government of India, with the objective of “letting the common citizen of the country fly”, aimed at making air travel affordable and widespread, to boost inclusive national economic development, job growth and air transport infrastructure development of all regions and states of India.

5. Indore selected for International Clean Air Catalyst Program


  • The United States Agency for International Development is an independent agency of the United States federal government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance.
  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
  • Founder: John F. Kennedy
  • Founded: 3 November 1961

6. INS Talwar participating in Cutlass Express-2021

  • Exercise Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity in the Western Indian Ocean.

INS Talwar

  •  INS Talwar (F40) is the lead ship of the Talwar-class frigates of the Indian Navy. Its name means “Sword” in Hindi. She was built in Russia, and commissioned into the Indian Navy on 18 June 2003.

7. Australia to return 14 artworks to India

  • The National Gallery of Australia is the national art museum of Australia as well as one of the largest art museums in Australia, holding more than 166,000 works of art. Located in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, it was established in 1967 by the Australian government as a national public art museum. 
  • Architectural style: Brutalist architecture
  • Architects: Colin Madigan, Andrew Andersons
  • Director: Nick Mitzevich
  • Founded: 1967

8. Diksha Dagar qualifies for Tokyo after South Africa’s golfer withdraws

  • The International Golf Federation was founded in 1958 and is the international federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the world governing body for golf.
  • Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Founded: 1958
  • President: Annika Sörenstam

9. Railways announces cash awards for athletes and coaches in Tokyo Olympics

  • Twenty-five athletes, five coaches and a physiotherapist from the Railway Sports Promotion Board are representing the Indian contingent in the Tokyo Olympics. The railways is one of the biggest contributing organisations in the Olympics, accounting for about 20 per cent of the athletes in the Indian contingent.

10. International Tiger Day: 29th July

  • The day was established in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The 13 tiger range countries which include India, Russia, China, joined hands on this day and declared that they would double the number of wild tigers across their range by 2022, which is the Chinese year of Tiger.