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Today's Event – 31ST AUGUST 2021

  • 1056 – After a sudden illness a few days previously, Byzantine Empress Theodora dies childless, thus ending the Macedonian dynasty.

  • 1422 – King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of nine months

  • 1888 – Mary Ann Nichols is murdered. She is the first of Jack the Ripper's confirmed victims.

  • 1895 – German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his navigable balloon.

  • 1897 – Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector

  • 1943 – USS Harmon, the first U.S. Navy ship to be named after a black person, is commissioned.

  • 1957 – The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gains its independence from the United Kingdom

  • 1962 – Trinidad and Tobago become independent

  • 1991 – Kyrgyzstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

  • 1993 – Russia completes removing its troops from Lithuania.

  • 1994 – Russia completes removing its troops from Estonia.

  • 1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.

  • 2006 – Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

  • 2016 – Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is impeached and removed from office

National Events- 

  •  Rahul Gandhi slams BJP’s revamp of Jallianwala Bagh as an insult to martyrs

  •  30k fresh corona cases recorded in India in the last 24 hours

  •  Assam assured of help during a flood by PM Narendra Modi

  •  India at UNSC played a key role in stating that Afghanistan land not to be used against another country

  • Pakistan handed over 2 prisoners to India who was held for 8 years at the Wagah border

International Events- 

  •  Covid cases in New Zealand drops in the second day of lockdown

  •  A Taliban spokesman stated US Troops withdrawal greatest victory for us

  •  Donald Trump has stated withdrawal from the war never handled so badly

  •  150 refugees arrive in Albania from Afghanistan

  • Pakistan NSA Moeed Yousuf warned of 2nd 9/11 if Taliban not recognized

Job alerts-

  • SJVN Jobs for field engineers and other posts. Last date 11th October 2021

  • SAI Jobs for Coach and other posts. Last date 15th October 2021

  • Assam Rifles Jobs for technical staff, tradesman, and other posts. Last date 25th October 2021

  • BFUHS Jobs for technician, attendant, and other posts. Last date 10th September 2021

  • CECRI Jobs for technical assistance and other posts. Last date 27th September 2021


  •  Former cricketer and coach Vasu Paranjpe passes away at age 82

  •  BCCI mourns the death of cricketer and coach Vasu Paranjpe and remembers him

  •  Singhraj Adhana won bronze in shooting at Tokyo Paralympics 2020

  •  Rubina Francis finishes 7th 10m air pistol SH1 final at Tokyo Paralympics 2020

  • Sumit Antil won Gold in the Javelin throw at Tokyo Paralympics 2020


  •  AppleToo movement was launched by Cher Scarlett to raise voice against unfair discrimination and maltreatment at Apple

  •  As per reports, 5G will drive in sales for the smartphone market

  •  Uber suggested gig-based work in Canada

  •  OLA IPO to hit in early 2022

Economy – 

  •  Sensex crossed 57k for the first time; Nifty at 16,955.20

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

  •  Alibaba Group Holding fires 10 employees for exposing a sexual allegation case in the company

  •  Ola joins IPO race, speculated to raise 2 billion dollars

  • GoAir gets SEBI permission for IPO of Rs.3600 crores

Environment –

  •  2 people died in a flood that hit 21 districts of Assam

  •  Heavy rainfall hits Mumbai

  •  Rainfall to occur in Gujarat for 5 days as per IMD reports

Local –

  •  AIIMS Bhubaneswar launches app to identify snakes found locally

  •  12 arrested in Delhi for running fake call centre

  •  Visva-Bharati halts admission in West Bengal due to absence of Vice Chancellor

  •  Sale of meat and liquor banned in Mathura, UP

  • 1 lakh patients hospitalized in Kolkata due to covid

GK – 

‘AREAS’ is an initiative associated with which Union Ministry?

[A] Ministry of Power
[B] Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
[C] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[D] Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare


La Ganesan sworn in as 17th Governor of which Indian state?

[A] Telangana
[B] Manipur
[C] Assam
[D] West Bengal


The Shipping Ministry announced a new ‘Skill Institute on Marine Studies’ in which state?

[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Kerala
[D] Assam


‘My Pad My Right’ (MPMR) project, an initiative of NABARD, was launched recently in which state?

[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Tripura
[C] Gujarat
[D] Uttar Pradesh


‘Mera Watan Mera Chaman’, is a programme hosted by the Union Ministry?


[A] Ministry of Rural Development
[B] Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
[C] Ministry of Minority Affairs
[D] Ministry of Women and Child Development