Today's Event – 20th August 2021
1191 – Richard I of England started the Massacre at Ayyadieh, which left behind 2,600–3,000 Muslim hostages dead.
1858 – Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, along with Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.
1882 – Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuted in Moscow, Russia
1920 – First ever commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ),started in Detroit
1960 – Senegal declared independence from Mali Federation
1962 –, World's first nuclear-powered civilian ship NS Savannah embarked on its first voyage.
1975 – NASA launched Viking 1 planetary probe on the surface of Mars.
1977 – NASA launched Voyager 2 spacecraft.
Johnson and Johnson sought approval for vaccine trials for the age group 12-17
India has reported a daily rise of 36k cases and 540 deaths in 24 hours
PM Modi and other leaders paid their tribute on Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary
Two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir
President Ram Nath Kovind gives consent to the OBC bill
As per the report, the US is testing the Moderna vaccine for heart inflammation risk
US VP Kamala Harris visited Vietnam in the middle of Afghanistan strife
Australia extended lockdown till September 2021 due to Delta variant outbreak
UNESCO called for the preservation of Afghan culture and heritage
A study in the UK has stated that vaccines are less effective against Delta variant
CSIR NBRI Jobs for Jr Secretariat, Assistant and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021
NLC Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 25th August 2021
NIELIT Jobs for Staff, Car Driver and other posts. Last date 14th September 2021
DSE Odisha Jobs for Online Teacher and other posts. Last date 14th September 2021
HPNLU Shimla Jobs for Non-teaching and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021
Legend P.T. Usha’s coach Om Nambiar passed away
Afghan footballer Zakir Anwari dies after falling from a plane
New Zealand cricket team to go through security clearance in Pakistan after Taliban takeover in Afghanistan
Wrestler Bipasha wins silver at Junior Wrestling World Championships
Four Arsenal footballers tested covid positive
Awards and honours-
Students of Amrita University wins Best Design Award at IDC 20201, TokyoTech University
Teacher Umesh Khose of Aurangabad was chosen for national awards for searching 51 offline apps for study
Teacher Khurshid Sheikh has chosen for a national award from Maharashtra
As per reports, Steve Jobs wanted to launch iPhone nano, a cheaper version of iPhone 4
Facebook beta test of Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms to build a futuristic metaverse
Vivo Y21 launches two variants prized Rs. 13,990 and Rs. 115,490 respectively
India ranked second in adopting crypto-currency payment formats
20% rise in prices of flagship products by Microsoft
Petrol stands at Rs.101.84; diesel stands at Rs. 89.27
Sensex stands at 55,135; Nifty falls at 16,419
Jet Airways files case against NCLAT over compensation issues
ONGC bid to privatise 43 oil fields
N.K. Singh appointed Chairman of Institute of Economic Growth (IEG)
Delhi University’s Institute of Eminence gathers a pool of talent to tackle climate health, public health and governance
3.6 earthquake hits Katra, Jammu and Kashmir
42 doctors charged for issuing fake diplomas in (Mumbai) Maharashtra
Karnataka schools have reported parents are reluctant to send children to school due to covid 19
Vilathikulam peripheral hospital is the first hospital to get a centralised oxygen supply
Thieves who stole RS. 1 lakh in BJP rally in Thane, Maharashtra
36k weddings registered in West Bengal in six weeks despite covid fears
Person in News –
With which country, the Indian navy has signed a ‘Joint Guidance’ for naval cooperation?
[C] the United States
[D] South Korea
Recently, with which country’s navy, the Indian Navy has carried out joint drills in the South China Sea?
In which State/UT, Ministry of Textiles has inaugurated an international exhibition on Folk & Tribal Art Paintings “Reetiyon se Kalakritiyon ka Safar?”
[B] New Delhi
With which country, the Union Cabinet has given approval for India to partner in the field of Disaster Management?
[A] South Korea
Which organization has conducted the pilot run of the International Bullion Exchange (IBE)?
[A] Reserve Bank of India
[B] World Bank
[C] World Trade Organization
[D] International Financial Services Centres Authority