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Today's Event – 14th September 2021

  • 1682 – Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, is founded.

  • 1723 – Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena lays down the first stone of Fort Manoel in Malta.

  • 1741 – George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio, Messiah.

  • 1752 – The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).

  • 1901 – U.S. President William McKinley dies after being mortally wounded on September 6 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz and is succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.

  • 1911 – Russian Premier Pyotr Stolypin is shot by Dmitry Bogrov while attending a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tale of Tsar Saltan at the Kiev Opera House, in the presence of Tsar Nicholas II

  • 1914 – HMAS AE1, the Royal Australian Navy's first submarine, is lost at sea with all hands near East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

  • 1917 – The Russian Empire is formally replaced by the Russian Republic.

  • 1936 – Raoul Villain, who assassinated the French Socialist Jean Jaurès, is himself killed by Spanish Republicans in Ibiza.

  • 1944 – World War II: Maastricht becomes the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces.

  • 1948 – The Indian Army captures the city of Aurangabad as part of Operation Polo.

  • 1954 – In a top-secret nuclear test, a Soviet Tu-4 bomber drops a 40 kiloton atomic weapon just north of Totskoye village.

  • 1958 – The first two German post-war rockets, designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, reach the upper atmosphere.

  • 1959 – The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.

  • 1960 – The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.

  • 1975 – The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI.

  • 1982 – President-elect of Lebanon Bachir Gemayel is assassinated.

  • 1984 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 1985 – Penang Bridge, the longest bridge in Malaysia, connecting the island of Penang to the mainland, opens to traffic.

  • 1989 – The Standard Gravure shooting where Joseph T. Wesbecker, a 47-year-old pressman, killed eight people and injured 12 people at his former workplace, Standard Gravure, before committing suicide.

  • 1992 – The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares the breakaway Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia to be illegal.

  • 1994 – The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.

  • 1999 – Kiribati, Nauru, and Tonga join the United Nations.

  • 2000 – Microsoft releases Windows Me.

  • 2001 – Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.

  • 2003 – In a referendum, Estonia approves joining the European Union.

  • 2007 – Financial crisis of 2007–2008: The Northern Rock bank experiences the first bank run in the United Kingdom in 150 years.

  • 2015 – The first observation of gravitational waves is made, announced by the LIGO and Virgo collaborations on 11 February 2016.

  • 2019 – Yemen's Houthi rebels claim responsibility for an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities

National Events- 

  •  PM Modi to lay foundation stone Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University

  • Bhupendra Patel takes oath as Gujarat’s 17th Chief Minister 

  •  25k cases recorded in India in the last 24 hours related to covid-19

  •  Tamil Nadu raised the quota of women in government jobs up to 40%

  • PM Modi to attend Quad summit in person hosted by US President Joe Biden

International Events- 

  •  Germany allows entry of 2k Afghan refugees

  •  Greek medical experts approve booster of covid-19 for people above 60

  •  1.2 billion dollars pledged by the international community for Afghanistan humanitarian problems

  •  The US completed the evacuation of 1.24 lakhs of Afghan refugees

  • China locks down cities as Covid Delta case rises

Job alerts-

  • NHM Sirsa Jobs for ambulance driver and other posts. Last date 17th September 2021

  • NIA Stenographer Jobs for Assistant, Accountant, and other posts. Last date 11th October 2021

  • OPSC Jobs for geologist and other posts. Last date 29th October 2021

  • AP High Court Jobs for assistant and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • HURL Jobs for Executive and other posts. Last date 15th September 2021

Sports-

  •  VVS Laxman says that ICC should award a 2-1 victory to India for their performance against England

  •  Sourav Ganguly said that the Fifth Test must be rescheduled for a proper ending

  •  Ireland draws series with Zimbabwe as rain disrupts match on the 3rd ODI

  •  Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba announced retirement

Technology-

  •  Jio launched the cheapest prepaid plan at Rs. 75 with 28 days validity

  •  NXP Semiconductor selects TCS as a strategic partner

  •  JioBook laptop to launch in India very soon

  •  Coinbase planning to raise 1.5 billion dollars through a debt offering

  • Xiaomi unveils smart glasses with live translation

Economy – 

  •  Zomato co-founder Gaurav Gupta resigned

  •  Apple issued a fix for flaw linked to Pegasus

  •  WPI inflation rose up to 11.39% during August 

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

  • Freshworks targeting 912 million dollars in US IPO

Local –

  •  Samples of a 25-year-old man in Mangalore sent for Nipah test

  •  Kishore Dutta resigned as Advocate General of West Bengal 

  •  A 21-year woman constable in training in UP resigned after uploading lip-syncing video showcasing guns on Instagram

  •  Haryana drives mega vaccination campaign till September 17th, 2021

  • One terrorist killed in Rajouri district of J&K

Person in News – 

  •  Charlotte Johnson, the mother of UK PM Boris Johnson, passed away at age 79

GK – 

Who has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat?

[A] Bhupendra Patel
[B] Acharya Devvrat
[C] Anandiben Patel
[D] Pushkar Singh Dhami

 

Who has become the first woman excavation engineer to work in an open cast mine at Central Coalfields Ltd?

[A] Akanksha Kumari
[B] Shivangi Singh
[C] Bhawana Kanth
[D] Shivani Meena

 

Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Lebanon?

[A] Hassan Diab
[B] Aziz Akhannouch
[C] Najib Mikati
[D] Michel Aoun

 

Who has been appointed as Prime Minister of Morocco?

[A] Moulay Hafid Elalamy
[B] Aziz Akhannouch
[C] Nizar Baraka
[D] Aziz Rabbah

 

Who is the author of the book ‘Human Rights and Terrorism in India?’

 

[A] Ajit Doval
[B] Subramanian Swamy
[C] Bipin Rawat
[D] Shashi Tharoor

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