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Today's Event – 19th August 2021

  • 1909 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened for racing. Wilfred Bourque and his mechanic were killed on the first day

  • 1920 – The Tambov Rebellion broke out, responding to the Bolshevik policy of Prodrazvyorstka

  • 1934 – First ever All-American Soap Box Derby was held in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1936 – The Great Purge of the Soviet Union started when the first of the Moscow Trials was convened

  • 1960 – Sputnik program: Korabl-Sputnik 2: The Soviet Union launched the satellite along with dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, two rats, and a variety of plants

  • 1964 – Syncom 3, the world’s first geostationary communication satellite, launched that enabled live coverage of the 1964 Summer Olympics

  • 1965 – Japanese PM Eisaku Sat? became the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa Prefecture

  • 2005 – first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, Peace Mission 2005 started

National Events- 

  •  12 ATS units to be formed by the UP government to tackle terrorism

  •  Muslim clerics in Deoband criticizes UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s set up of ATS Centre 

  •  Niranjan Shah, drug kingpin and former aide of late scamster Harshad Mehta, was arrested in Maharashtra by the ATS

  • Controversial godman Nithyananda appoints himself as Madurai Aadheenam S 293rd pontiff

  • Maharashtra announced soft loans for flood-affected people at 5 to 6 percent rates

International Events- 

  •  British government announces evacuation of unaccompanied Afghan children not possible

  •  Delta outbreak in New Zealand slows down vaccine defense

  •  Biden administration is taking actions to boost vaccine drive and mask rules to tackle Delta variant outbreak

  •  Taliban congratulated by AL Qaeda in Yemen for Afghanistan takeover

  • Turkey increases border restrictions for fear of refugee influx

Job alerts-

  • DHFWS Jobs for MO, Nurse, Technician, and other posts. Last date 7th September 2021

  • UP Anganwadi Jobs for Anganwadi worker and other posts. Last date 8th September 2021

  • NIT Warangal Jobs for Registrar, Assistant, and other posts. Last date 23rd September 2021

  • WB Postal Circle Jobs for branch postmaster, assistant branch post manager and other posts. Last date 22nd August 2021

  • Allahabad High Court Jobs for Computer Assistant and other posts. Last date 16th September 2021


  •  Principal Singh became the first Indian to lift an NBA trophy

  •  Steve Smith and Aaron Finch declared fit for the T20 World Cup 2021

  •  Japan’s tennis Naomi Osaka says mental health damaged due to conversation with reporters

  • Olympic medallist Maria Andrejczyk auctioned a silver medal to fund an infant’s operation

  • Kevin Pietersen says that Test Cricket is everything to Virat Kohli 

Awards and honors-

  •  Chandana Dutta and Haridas Sharma were selected for the National awards for Teachers

  •  D. Lalith, principal of Modakurichi Government Girl’s Higher Secondary School, was selected for national award

  •  Konathala Phani Bhushan Sridhar selected for best teacher National Award


  •  Amazon Alexa to get the voice of actor Amitabh Bachan

  •  Google will remove Assistant Driving Mode from Android 12

Economy – 

  •  Fresh fruits to be implemented with 5% GST

  •  Taliban regime sets eye on deals with Indian business entities

  •  Petrol price at Rs. 101.84; petrol stands at Rs. 89.47

  •  Sensex topped at 56k but dropped at 55.6k; Nifty at 16,700

  • 8.8 billion dollars raised in IPOs by startups

Environment –

  •  Southwest monsoon to return in Northern India by August 19, 2021

  •  Mumbai, Chennai and 10 more cities witness rising sea levels

  • A deficit of 47% rainfall has occurred in Karnataka

Local –

  •  Maharashtra to start covovax trials on children very soon

  •  Overgrown grasses in Salt Lake City parks to be cleaned before Durga Puja in Kolkata

  •  Odisha becomes 12th state to give 2 crore vaccines

  • Madhya Pradesh’s Patalkot unaffected by sun and Covid 

  • 35-year-old woman raped in Delhi; both the culprits in police custody

Person in News – 

  •  Raj Kundra has given relief till August 25th, 2021 for his involvement in illegal porn production

         GK –

In collaboration with which organization, has NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) launched Student Entrepreneurship Program 3.0?

[A] Dassault Systemes
[B] Google
[C] Tesla


Which state/UT government will provide Rs 6000 to landless laborers under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumihin Majdur Nyay Yojana scheme?

[A] Madhya Pradesh
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Chhattisgarh
[D] Haryana


Which organization has launched a new Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund?

[A] Asian Development Bank
[B] European Central Bank
[C] Reserve Bank of India
[D] World Bank


Which organization has set up a specialized lab for camera innovation in Hyderabad?

[A] Xiaomi
[B] Oppo
[C] Apple
[D] Samsung


Which state/UT has launched the Dalit Bandhu scheme?


[A] Telangana
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Tamil Nadu
[D] Chhattisgarh