"Mana Patel" became the 1st Indian female swimmer to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

  • Mana Patel qualified for Olympics from Universality Quota.
  • Universality quota allows one male and one female athlete from a country to participate in the Olympics.
  • 21-year-old Maana Patel will compete in the women's 100m backstroke event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar started "Van Mahotsav 2021".

  • Van Mahotsav week is celebrated in the first week of July to spread awareness about forests.
  • India has taken a target of creating additional 2 billion carbon sequestration by 2030.
  • On Van Mahotsav, people plant saplings and encourage more people and various plantation drives are also carried out.

HDFC Bank launches "Salaam Dil Sey" initiative.

  • HDFC Bank’s #SalaamDilSey initiative, a national platform for general public
  • To show gratitude to doctors for their tireless service during the pandemic,
  • To pay tribute to doctors across the country.
  • The bank virtually felicitated Padma Bhushan Dr Naresh Trehan, a renowned cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon.

Billionaire entrepreneur "Richard Branson" has decided to fly to the edge of space.

  • He will travel to the edge of space on Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc’s test flight on July 11.
  • Bezos, who founded retail giant Amazon.com Inc, is slated to fly to space on July 20 along with his brother.

Flipkart launches "Shopsy" digital platform focused on boosting local entrepreneurship.

  • Shopsy, to enable Indians to start their online businesses without any investment.
  • Aims to enable over 25 million online entrepreneurs by 2023.
  • The platform’s users will have access to 15 crore products across fashion, beauty, mobiles, home, to name a few.
  • Users can simply register on the Shopsy app using their phone numbers, and begin their online entrepreneurial journey.

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