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Today's Event – 23rd August 2021

  • 1799 – Napoleon I of France left Egypt for France to seize power

  • 1839 – the United Kingdom captured Hong Kong as a base to prepare for the First Opium War with the Qing dynasty of China.

  • 1866 – Austro-Prussian War ended with the Treaty of Prague.

  • 1873 – Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opened up

  • 1904 – First automobile tire chain was patented

  • 1923 – Captain Lowell Smith and Lieutenant John P. Richter performed the first-ever mid-air refuelling on De Havilland DH-4B, making an endurance flight record of 37 hours.

  • 1948 – World Council of Churches was formed by 147 churches representing 44 countries.

  • 1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 took the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon

  • 1970 – The Salad Bowl strike, the largest farmworker strike in U.S. history, began

  • 1973 – Stockholm Syndrome was named when a robbery in Sweden failed and the hostages felt sympathetic towards their captors

  • 1990 – Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi state television with Western "guests" (hostages) in order to stop the Gulf War

  • 1990 – Armenia declared its independence from USSR

  • 1990 – West and East Germany announced their reunion as a united Germany on October 3.

  • 1991 – The World Wide Web was opened for public

  • 2007 – Last remains of Russia's last royal family members Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Grand Duchess Anastasia were discovered near Yekaterinburg, Russia

  • 2011 – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown after National Transitional Council forces took control of the Bab al-Azizia compound during the Libyan Civil War.

National Events- 

  •  India’s first-ever smog tower inaugurated by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

  •  Koli community of Mumbai celebrated Narali Purnima

  •  34k cases of covid 19 and 357 deaths recorded in India

  •  Fear, trauma and panic prevails over Afghan students in Goa

  • Shivajirao Kadam Institute of Technology and Management of Indore holds a seminar on cybersecurity during lockdown

International Events- 

  •  Afghan tricolour flag becomes a symbol of resistance against the Taliban

  •  Russian President Vladimir Putin does not want militants disguised as refugees

  •  Hostilities arise as Hamas sites are affected by Israel’s missile fire on Gaza

  •  New Zealand has extended a nationwide lockdown to tackle the covid issue

  • No comfort for Afghan women despite Taliban’s law of Sharia

Job alerts-

  • Indian Air Force Jobs for group C and other posts. Last date 21st September 2021

  • NTPC Jobs for Medical Assistants, Assistant officers and other posts. Last date 2nd September 2021

  • HAL Jobs for medical superintendent, senior medical officer and other posts. Last date 4th September 2021

  • Coast guard Jobs for group B, chargeman and other posts. Last date 13th September 2021

  • BSF Jobs for GD Constable and other posts. Last date 22nd September 2021

Sports-

  •  Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar urges people to support Paralympian athletes

  •  Jasprit Bumrah channels anger to rain damage on England during the Test series. People compared his performance to Zaheer Khan’s performance during 2007’s Nottingham series

  •  USA cricket chief Paraag Marathe prefer the T20 format for cricket in the Olympics but is open to other formats

  •  Real Madrid ends the match with a 3-3 draw against Levante

  • Cricketers Yuzvendra Chahal and K Gowtham tested covid positive

Awards and honours-

  •  TBA

Technology-

  •  Google removed 10 cryptocurrency apps due to hacking and stealing money

  •  Nokia 3.4 received an Android 11 update

  •  Motorola postponed the launch of Edge 20 phones in India till August 27th 2021

  •  South Korea’s Sejong City is utilizing drones to deliver pizza

  • Buying and selling process has been initiated by PayPal in the UK

Economy – 

  •  Sensex low at 55,408; Nifty down at 16,455

  •  Petrol at Rs. 101.64; diesel at Rs. 89.07

  •  Bitcoin jumped above 50k dollars for the first time since May

  •  Indian government against merging of Vodafone Idea and BSNL-MTNL

  • HDFC and PayTM team up to provide payment solutions to their merchant trader

Environment –

  • 21% SURPLUS rainfall recorded in Delhi 

  • 22 dead and many people missing after 17 inches of rainfall in Tennessee, US 

  •  Artificial lake in Dehradun, Uttarakhand has caused fear of flood in the state

Local –

  • New Town subway to be open this week in Kolkata, West Bengal 

  •  Gangs of 10 chain snatchers busted in Goa

  •  Former UP CM Kalyan Singh’s funeral to be held in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh

  •  Fuel prices in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) were reduced by 20 paise

  • Tamil Nadu’s covid cases rise to 26 lakhs accompanied by 19k fatalities

Person in News – 

  •  TBA

GK – 

Which organization has launched a new initiative called the Small Business Loans Initiative?

[A] Facebook
[B] Google
[C] State Bank of India
[D] Bank of Baroda

 

Which organization has launched Urja, an AI-enabled virtual assistant?

[A] Hindustan Petroleum
[B] NTPC Limited
[C] Power Grid Corporation of India
[D] Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

 

Which organization has partnered with Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE)-IIT Bombay to launch Plugin Alliance, a first-of-its-kind industry-technology alliance?

[A] Facebook
[B] Microsoft
[C] Intel
[D] Google

 

Which organization has launched Google Cloud Garages?

[A] Infosys
[B] Tata Consultancy Services
[C] Accenture
[D] Deloitte

 

Which organization, working towards the revival of Udupi sari weaving, has been awarded as one among three ‘NGOs associated with NABARD?’

 

[A] Rural Development Trust
[B] Kadike Trust
[C] Gram Vikas Parishad
[D] National Resources Centre for Women Development

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