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Today's Event – 13th September 2021

  • 1541 – After three years of exile, John Calvin returns to Geneva to reform the church under a body of doctrine known as Calvinism.

  • 1609 – Henry Hudson reaches the river that would later be named after him – the Hudson River.

  • 1788 – The Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the first presidential election in the United States, and New York City becomes the country's temporary capital.

  • 1791 – King Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution.

  • 1843 – The Greek Army rebels (OS date: September 3) against the autocratic rule of King Otto of Greece, demanding the granting of a constitution.

  • 1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.

  • 1899 – Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.

  • 1899 – Mackinder, Ollier, and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m – 17,058 ft),the highest peak of Mount Kenya.

  • 1933 – Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.

  • 1948 – Deputy Prime Minister of India Vallabhbhai Patel orders the Army to move into Hyderabad to integrate it with the Indian Union.

  • 1948 – Margaret Chase Smith is elected United States senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

  • 1953 – Nikita Khrushchev is appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

  • 1956 – The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage

  • 1962 – An appeals court orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, the first African-American student admitted to the segregated university.

  • 1979 – South Africa grants independence to the "homeland" of Venda (not recognized outside South Africa).

  • 1985 – Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan for the NES, which starts the Super Mario series of platforming games.

  • 1989 – Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.

  • 2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.

  • 2007 – The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.

  • 2007 – The McLaren F1 team were found guilty of possessing confidential information from the Ferrari team, and were fined $100 million, and were excluded from the constructors' championship standings

  • 2008 – Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.

National Events- 

  •  27k cases of covid-19 recorded in the last 24 hours in India

  •  The Indian government is preparing for post-festive covid surge with 2 lakhs ICUs

  •  Priyanka Gandhi criticizes UP CM Yogi Adityanath for using Kolkata flyover image as UP Development poster

  •  17% drops in covid cases in Kerala

  • Bhupendra Patel named next Chief Minister of Gujarat

International Events- 

  •  4 people were injured after a bomb explodes near Atlanta 

  •  The Pentagon has stated that the North Korea missile test is a threat to neighbors

  •  Afghan refugees in Tajikistan fears for life of loved ones

  •  Oxygen demand increased in Pakistan amidst 4th wave of covid-19

  • Pakistan shifts focus on Kashmir after supporting Taliban in Afghanistan takeover

Job alerts-

  • INCOIS Jobs for project scientist, assistant, and other posts. Last date 22nd September 2021

  • BHU Group A, B, and C Jobs for Non-Teaching and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • CRID Haryana Jobs for drone pilots and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • Assam Rifle Jobs for Group B & C Posts and other posts. Last date 25 October 2021

  • Bank of Maharashtra Jobs for Specialist Officer and other posts. Last date 19 September 2021


  •  Daniil Medvedev won the US Open 2021 against Novak Djokovic

  •  Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor announced retirement

  •  Harvey Elliott’s injury overshadows Liverpool victory in the Premier League at Leeds

  •  The fifth test between India and England was indefinitely postponed

  • Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Italian Grand Prix 2021


  •  Apple planning to launch iPhone 13 models with 1 terabytes of storage

  •  As per reports, Tesla is pushing Beta v10 self-driving module 

  •  As per reports, Google has reportedly given users’ data to Hong Kong authorities

  •  China planning to brake up with Ant’s Alipay

  • Google planning to roll out the final beta version of Android 12

Economy – 

  • Petrol at Rs. 101.19; Diesel at Rs. 88.62 

  •  Zomato planning to end grocery delivery over service gaps

  •  Hitachi air conditioners to receive 5% dearness

  •  Finance minister Nirmala Sitharam has said the covid vaccine is the only way for economic recovery

  • Jet Airways 2.0 to take off next March 2022

Environment –

  •  4.2 magnitude earthquake has hit Leh

  •  Firefighter move towards California Fire that shutoff the freeway

  •  Spain deploys military aircraft to evacuate 2500 people from a wildfire

  • IMD issued a yellow alert of heavy rain over Maharashtra

  • Heavy rain in Odisha; 6 districts under red alert

Local –

  •  12k people affected with dengue and 114 dead in Firozabad, (UP)

  •  Cyber gangs targeting academics through fake profiles within Facebook in West Bengal

  •  Farmers in Aligarh (UP) stage protest for sugar mill promised by BJP in 2019

  • 2 men under police custody for raping a 20-year-old student in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) 

  • Woman tied and murdered in Chhattisgarh for resisting gang-rape

GK – 

Which organization has developed a new API to enable checking of COVID-19 vaccination status?

[A] Co-WIN
[B] Aarogya Setu


Recently, which country India has held a Maritime Affairs Dialogue?

[A] Australia
[B] Great Britain
[C] Japan
[D] France


Who is the Minister of State for External Affairs who has recently delivered the keynote in the fourth Conference of the Protectors of Emigrants?

[A] Nityanand Rai
[B] V. Muraleedharan
[C] Anurag Thakur
[D] Babul Supriyo


In which city, a Digital Population Clock has been inaugurated?

[A] Hyderabad
[B] Mumbai
[C] Nagpur
[D] Delhi


Who has been appointed as the governor of Punjab?


[A] RN Ravi
[B] Banwarilal Purohit
[C] Gurmit Singh
[D] Jagdeep Dhankar