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Today's Event – 15th August 2021 75th Independence Day 

  • 1519- Panama City was founded

  • 1537- Asuncion of Paraguay was founded

  • 1540- Arequipa of Peru was founded 

  • 1947- India gained independence from British rule

  • 1947- Muhammad Ali Jinnah appointed as Pakistan’s governor-general

  • 1960- Republic of Congo gained independence from France

  • 1970- Patricia Palinkas becomes first woman to play American football professionally

  • 1975- Bangladesh leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman assassinated during a military coup

National Events- 

  •  India recorded 36k active covid cases and 493 deaths

  •  J&K police arrested 4 Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists

  •  Indian navy conducted searches in underwater to trace missing pilots of the Indian army

  •  Central team to arrive in Kerala to take action and assessment of rising covid cases

  • Rape of a 17-year old girl in Maharashtra; one in police custody and other on the run

International Events- 

  •  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unwilling to give up Afghanistan to Taliban

  •  Sending US troops to Afghanistan for support questions US President Joe Biden’s promise of complete withdrawal of troops by 31st March 2021

  •  Chaman-Spin Boldak border opened after Pakistan’s negotiation with the Taliban

  •  Sri Lanka to import O2 supplies from India to combat oxygen deficiency

  • As per report, Asian Americans is the fastest growing racial in the US

Job alerts-

  • State Bank of India (SBI) Jobs for Special Cadre Officer (Engineer Civil/ Electrical) and other posts. Last date 2nd September 2021

  • Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) Jobs for Assistant Manager and other posts. Last date 22nd August 2021

  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Jobs for Head Constable (Ministerial) and other posts. Last date 22nd August 2021

  • West Bengal Gramin Dak Sevaks (India Post) Jobs for GDS Vacancy - Cycle III and other posts. Last date 19th August 2021

  • Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) Jobs for RAS RTS and other posts. Last date  27th August 2021

Sports-

  •  KL Rahul backs up Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to come back to form

  •  Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav to join Indian test test team at Lord’s

  •  Badminton World Federation suspended Taipei Open 300 due to the covid pandemic

  •  Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra suffers from fever but tested covid negative

  • Suspended Olympic Vinesh Phogat apologizes to Wrestling Federation of India for not training with teammates 

Awards and honours-

  •  Six ITBP personnel were awarded President’s Gallantry Medal

  •  Major Arun Kumar Pandey, Major Ravi Kumar Chaudhary, Captain Ashutosh Kumar (posthumously),Captain Vikas Khatri, Rifleman Mukesh Kumar, and Sepoy Neeraj Ahlawat awarded Shaurya Chakra

Technology-

  • Ola scooter to launch at a price of Rs. 99,999 

Economy – 

  •  US consumer sentiment low due to rise in delta variant covid 19 

  •  Indian government invited US investors to discover opportunities of investment in the renewable energy sector

  •  Cab company Ola stated that transition to e-vehicles possible by 2025

  •  Sensex crosses 55,487.79 while Nifty soars at 16,543.60 

  • PM Modi has set a target of becoming an energy independent nation by 2047

Environment –

  •  46 wetlands confirmed in India

Local –

  •  BSF hoists flag at a remote Naxal base in Orissa

  • TMC MP Dola Sen alleged an attack on her convoy on 15th August 2021 while police do nothing

  •  Andhra Pradesh extends curfew up to August 21st, 2021

  •  Goa extends lockdown to 23rd August 2021

  • Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Dhami to give free tablets to class 10th and 12th students

GK – 

Who is the national record holder in the men’s 3000m steeplechase?

[A] Gulzar Singh Mann
[B] Avinash Sable
[C] Gopal Saini
[D] Madan Singh

 

On which date, “International Friendship Day” is celebrated by the United Nations?

[A] August 8
[B] August 1
[C] July 30
[D] July 28

 

What was the theme of the “World Day against Trafficking 2021”?

[A] Save lives
[B] The future we want, the UN we need
[C] Human Trafficking: Call Your Government To Action
[D] Victims voices lead the way

 

Under which rules, Google India released its compliance report regarding the deletion of contents?

[A] IT Rules 2000
[B] IT Rules 2019
[C] IT Rules 2021
[D] IT Rules 2007

 

Roberto Calasso, who died recently, belonged to which country?

[A] Germany
[B] Ireland
[C] Italy
[D] France

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