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Today's Event – 25TH August 2021

  • 1537 – The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior was formed-

  • 1543 – António Mota and a few companions became the first Europeans to visit Japan

  • 1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers

  • 1823 – American fur trapper Hugh Glass was mauled by a grizzly bear during an expedition in South Dakota.

  • 1825 – Thirty-Three Orientals declared the independence of Uruguay from Brazil

  • 1830 – The Belgian Revolution began

  • 1875 – Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 21 hours and 45 minutes

  • 1894 – Kitasato Shibasabur? discovered the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and published it in his findings in The Lancet

  • 1916 – The United States National Park Service was created

  • 1945 – The August Revolution ended as Emperor B?o ??i abdicated, ending the Nguy?n dynasty, the imperial dynasty of Vietnam.

  • 1980 – Zimbabwe joined the United Nations.

  • 1981 – Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest approach to Saturn

  • 1991 – Belarus gained independence from the Soviet Union.

  • 1991 – Linus Torvalds announced the first version of Linux

  • 2001 – American singer Aaliyah and several members of her record died in an air crash as their overloaded aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport, Bahamas

  • 2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft entered interstellar space, the first man-made object to do so

National Events- 

  •  37K Cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours in India

  •  Minister of State Defense Ajay Bhatt assures that all Indian citizens have been evacuated from India

  •  Three terrorists from Resistance Force were killed in Jammu and Kashmir

  •  At UNSC, India has stated that Afghanistan cannot be used by Pakistani terrorists

  • Saudi Arabi has allowed fully vaccinated Indians to return back to the kingdom

International Events- 

  •  New Zealand has reported 62 new covid cases in the last 24 hours

  •  PTI leader Neelam Irshad Sheikh it will take the Taliban’s help for Pakistan’s takeover

  •  The UK has recorded the highest daily death toll since March 2021

  •  Greece has announced to end free covid testing for unvaccinated patients

  • US President Joe Biden inconclusive reports based on the origin of Covid-19 virus

Job alerts-

  • UKSSSC Jobs for Driver and other posts. Last date 10th October 2021

  • SAIL Jobs for DEO, Technician, Radiographer, and other posts. Last date 28th October 2021

  • Oil India Jobs for Grade 3 and other posts. Last date 23rd September 2021

  • Income Tax Jobs for steno, MTS, Assistant, and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • CIP Ranchi Jobs for Cook, Nursing, Officer, and other posts. Last date 21st September 2021

Sports-

  •  The US handed over 201 million dollars taken away from corrupt officials

  •  India aims to extend series lead in the 3rd Test of Day 1

  •  Fresh Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra states that settling for one gold medal is not enough. Global reach is needed for every sport.

  •  India is leading the world test championship table with 14 points

  • Pakistan wins the 2nd test over rivals West Indies

Technology-

  •  Top 5 IT firms including TCS will add 96k jobs

  •  200 employees were laid off by media firm BookMyShow

  •  Technical job hiring rebounded in May while job market is still weak

  •  Samsung launched a 5G version of M32 at a price of Rs.18,999

  • As per sources, US grants permission to Huawei to purchase auto chips

Economy – 

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

  •  Sensex high at 55,704.51; Nifty at the top at 16,545.60

  •  Infosys has become 4th Indian company to form market cap of 100 billion dollars

  •  Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has picked up 1.6% stake in Canara Bank

  • China risking a collaboration with Taliban to grab Afghanistan’s 1 trillion-dollar worth mineral deposits

Local –

  •  Mumbai to face 10% water cut in 24 hours

  •  1.35 crore people are yet to take their vaccine jabs in Telangana, Hyderabad 

  •  Madhyamik syllabus in West Bengal reduced by 35%

  •  Students received warm welcome after school opens in Allahabad, Gujrat

  • 3k beds are being prepared by the Odisha government to tackle 3rd Wave of covid

GK – 

Recently, which State/UT has launched COVID-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme to provide assistance to those who had been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?

[A] Manipur
[B] Puducherry
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Odisha

 

What is the name of the portal that has been launched by the government to help in facilitating new MGNREGA assets using remote sensing and geographic information system-based data?

[A] Bhoomi Rashi
[B] Madad
[C] Yuktdhara
[D] eSanad

 

India has pitched indigenously built fighter aircraft, anti-tank missiles at ‘ARMY- 2021.’ In which country ARMY-2021 is being held?

[A] India
[B] Russia
[C] Israel
[D] the United States of America

 

Recently, which organization has launched 34 satellites?

[A] ISRO
[B] Space X
[C] NASA
[D] OneWeb

 

Which bank has launched a digital and instant Blocked Account for students aspiring to study in Germany?

 

[A] Citibank
[B] ICICI Bank Germany
[C] Deutsche Bank
[D] State Bank of India

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