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Today's Event – 24th August 2021

  • 1608 – The first official English representative to India lands in Surat.

  • 1815 – The modern Constitution of the Netherlands is signed.

  • 1909 – Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.

  • 1932 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop 

  • 1936 – The Australian Antarctic Territory is created.

  • 1949 – The treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization goes into effect

  • 1950 – Edith Sampson becomes the first black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.

  • 1981 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.

  • 1989 – Colombian drug barons declare "total war" on the Colombian government.

  • 1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

  • 1991 – Ukraine declares itself independent from the Soviet Union.

  • 1995 – Microsoft Windows 95 was released to the public in North America

  • 2006 – The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet.

National Events- 

  •  As per reports, India is risking 6 lakhs new covid cases daily

  •  India to resume export of Covid vaccine in 2022

  •  78 people brought back by India from Afghanistan

  •  3 Guru Granth saroops brought back from Kabul, Afghanistan

  • Top LeT commander Abbas Sheikh killed in an encounter in J&K police encounter

International Events- 

  •  The US was warned by the Taliban not to deploy troops

  •  Afghanistan flag to be added in the opening ceremony of Tokyo Paralympics

  •  British PM Boris Johnson said that the Taliban will be judged by action, not by words

  •  1600 people were evacuated from Kabul by Australia

  • A US Marine praised globally for providing water and support to Afghan refugees

Job alerts-

  • IRCON International Limited Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 13 September 2021

  • GSVM Medical College, Kanpur Jobs for Non-PG Junior Resident, Senior Resident and other posts. Last date 08 September 2021

  • Kerala Public Service Commission (Kerala PSC) Jobs for Asst Professor, Drug Inspector, Librarian, Chemist and other posts. Last date 22 September 2021

  • Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) Jobs for Assistant Professor and other posts. Last date 24 September 2021

  • Directorate of Secondary Education (DSE),Odisha Hindi/Sanskrit/Physical Education Teacher Posts Jobs for and other posts. Last date 14 September 2021

Sports-

  •  Women footballers left Afghanistan via flight

  •  Tokyo Paralympics to begin amidst Covid rise

  •  English pacer Mark Wood failed to recover from a shoulder injury from Day 4 of the 2nd Test

  •  Indian test cricket team eyeing for full test dominance against England

  • West Ham United defeated Leicester City in the Premier League

Awards and honours-

  •  NCC director-general Tarun Kumar Aich gives away awards to cadets

Technology-

  •  Wistron Corp of Taiwan to partner with India’s Optiemus Electronics to build smartphones and electronics

  •  Khatabok startup raised 100 million dollars in funding

  •  206 billion dollars to be invested by Samsung post-pandemic era

  •  As per sources, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy to join executives at White House cyber security meeting

  • Tesla’s Elon Musk says that self-driving software below standards

Economy – 

  •  Petrol at Rs. 101.49; diesel at Rs. 88.92

  •  Sensex high at 55,740; Nifty up at 16,560

  •  As per an SBI report, GDP is to rise by 18.5% this fiscal year

  •  India overcomes the US as the 2nd most attractive manufacturing hub

  • Indian considering a foreign investment in the LIC of India

Environment –

  •  Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya to receive heavy rainfall

Local –

  •  BJP workers in Maharashtra attacked by Shiv Sena party workers

  • 27% drop in Covid cases in Bengaluru (Karnataka) 

  •  Theft at Nagpur’s (Chhattisgarh) tax official resulted in the loss of goods worth Rs. 2 lakhs

  •  Thane (Maharashtra) reports 28 new covid 19 cases

  • 18 years old service boy shot dead in Delhi’s Chawla area

GK – 

In which State/UT, India’s highest herbal park has been inaugurated?

[A] Uttarakhand
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Sikkim
[D] Mizoram

 

Recently, former chief minister Kalyan Singh has passed away. He was the chief minister of which state?

[A] Haryana
[B] Rajasthan
[C] Uttar Pradesh
[D] Madhya Pradesh

 

In which city, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has commissioned the largest floating solar PV project of 25 Megawatt?

[A] Kayamkulam
[B] Omkareshwar
[C] Ramagundam
[D] Visakhapatnam

 

Which date in August is observed as The International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief?

[A] 23 August
[B] 22 August
[C] 20 August
[D] 24 August

 

Which state’s seven indigenous food products have been launched by the Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries and Jal Shakti Prahlad Singh Patel?

 

[A] Assam
[B] Manipur
[C] Odisha
[D] Madhya Pradesh

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