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Today's Event – 17th September 2021

  • 1787 – The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia.

  • 1849 – American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.

  • 1859 – Joshua A. Norton declares himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States."

  • 1894 – Battle of the Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.

  • 1908 – The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes, killing Selfridge, who becomes the first airplane fatality.

  • 1948 – The Nizam of Hyderabad surrenders his sovereignty over the Hyderabad State and joins the Indian Union.

  • 1961 – The world's first retractable roof stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • 1965 – The Battle of Chawinda is fought between Pakistan and India

  • 1974 – Bangladesh, Grenada, and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations.

  • 1976 – The Space Shuttle Enterprise is unveiled by NASA.

  • 1983 – Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.

  • 1991 – Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands, and Micronesia join the United Nations.

  • 1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.

  • 2001 – The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.

  • 2006 – Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the volcano in at least 10,000 years.

  • 2006 – An audiotape of a private speech by Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is leaked to the public, in which he confessed that his Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the 2006 election, sparking widespread protests across the country.

  • 2011 – Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zuccotti Park, New York City.

  • 2013 – Grand Theft Auto V earns more than half a billion dollars on its first day of release

  • 2016 – Two bombs explode in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and Manhattan. Thirty-one people are injured in the Manhattan bombing

National Events- 

  •  34k fresh covid-19 cases recorded in India in the last 24 hours

  •  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi sends his regards to PM Modi on his 71st birthday

  •  As per Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, 3600 oxygen plants have been planned to meet deficits

  •  64 districts of Kerala are showing a 5% increase of covid cases; government urges to take vaccination seriously

  • Afghan refugees hold protest in Delhi against Taliban

International Events- 

  •  Alaska witnessing one of the highest counts in Covid-19 surges in the US

  •  China applied for Pacific Trade pact abandoned by former US President Donald Trump

  •  Iran approved J&J vaccine shot from the US as fifth wave terror increases

  •  Sri Lanka extended covid-19 lockdown till 1st October 2021

  • 3 Chinese astronauts return after a 90-day mission from China’s first space station

Job alerts-

  • Meerut Cantt Jobs for tailor, barber, cook, and other posts. Last date 5th October 2021

  • ECHS Bikaner Jobs for driver, safaiwala, and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

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

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

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


  •  Virat Kohli steps down as T20 captain

  •  New Zealand cancels cricket tour in Pakistan citing security issues

  •  Rohit Sharma to replace Virat Kohli as T20 captain

  •  Sania Mirza and Shuai Zhang enter QT final of Luxemburg Open 

  • Men’s Asian Championship Trophy to be held in December 2021


  • SpaceX and Blue Origin to make Moon lander design for Moon

  •  Pre-orders of iPhone 13 has outpaced iPhone 12

  •  Google and Apple to remove Navalny app from stores after Russian government passed an order to do so

Economy – 

  •  Sensex tops 59000; India becomes 6th valuable market in the world

  •  Jupiter Capital to launch a fund called J1 capital for 150 million dollars

  •  Byju’s acquires coding platform Tynker for 200 million dollars

  •  World Bank Group to discontinue publication of Doing Business report

  • Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojna launched in honour of PM Modi’s birthday

Environment –

  •  California wildfires threaten giant sequoia trees

Local –

  •  Fire breaks at CBI office in Delhi; staff members evacuated

  •  Kamartuli (West Bengal) sales are low due to covid pandemic

  •  R.N. Ravi to serve as 26th governor of Tamil Nadu

  •  Rajasthan is ranked the top state in India after UP in terms of fraud, forgery, and cheating

  • Allahabad Court (Gujarat) has stated two individuals can marry irrespective of faith

GK – 

With which organization, NITI Aayog has partnered to launch the ‘Shoonya’ campaign for zero-pollution delivery vehicles?

[A] Rocky Mountain Institute
[B] Tesla
[C] Tata Motors
[D] Solar Energy Industries Association


With which countries, United States has announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-pacific?

[A] India and Australia
[B] India and United Kingdom
[C] Australia and Japan
[D] Australia and United Kingdom


Recently, which organization has launched four amateurs on its first-ever Earth-circling trip?

[A] Blue Origin
[B] Virgin Galactic
[C] SpaceX
[D] Lockheed Martin


Which organization has launched a report titled ‘Reforms in Urban Planning Capacity in India?’

[A] National Development Council
[B] NITI Aayog
[C] Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
[D] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs


Which organization has partnered with the Assam government to provide project-specific loans for upgrading MSME clusters?


[C] National Small Industries Corporation
[D] State Bank of India