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Today's Event – 21st September 2021

  • 1792 – French Revolution: The National Convention abolishes the monarchy.

  • 1843 – The crew of schooner Ancud, including John Williams Wilson, takes possession of the Strait of Magellan on behalf of the Chilean government.

  • 1933 – Salvador Lutteroth establishes Mexican professional wrestling.

  • 1942 – The Boeing B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.

  • 1949 – The People's Republic of China is proclaimed.

  • 1964 – Malta gains independence from the United Kingdom, but remains in the Commonwealth.

  • 1964 – The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's fastest bomber, makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.

  • 1965 – The Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.

  • 1971 – Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.

  • 1976 – Seychelles joins the United Nations.

  • 1981 – Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom.

  • 1981 – Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.

  • 1984 – Brunei joins the United Nations.

  • 1991 – Armenia gains independence from the Soviet Union

  • 1993 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin triggers a constitutional crisis when he suspends parliament and scraps the constitution.

  • 1996 – The Defense of Marriage Act is passed by the United States Congress.

  • 2001 – America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the victims of the September 11 attacks.

  • 2003 – The Galileo spacecraft is terminated by sending it into Jupiter's atmosphere.

National Events- 

  • Congress leader Shashi Tharoor slams UK travel policy for fully vaccinated Indians as racism and an insult to India 

  •  26k covid cases recorded in India in the last 24 hours

  •  Shiva Sena has stated that BJP is using CBI and ED to threaten Maharashtra Government

  •  The Taliban has approved 11-point guidelines for the media, directing them to comply with them while reporting in Afghanistan. The guidelines prohibit publication of “topics that are in conflict with Islam” and bar insulting national figures in media activities. 

  • In the absence of successful infiltration bids by heavily armed terrorists from across the Line of Control (LoC) and sustained anti-terrorist operations the total number of ‘active' foreign terrorists has drastically come down below 70 in the Kashmir region.

International Events- 

  •  Airline sector relieved over ban lifted of US travel

  •  Beijing detains over 130 PLA veterans for protesting over resettlement issues

  •  Middle East’s first expo to open in Dubai under shadow of pandemic

  •  As per UN reports, 635k people are displaced in Afghanistan

  • Warning of a potential new Cold War, the head of the United Nations Antonio Guterres implored China and the United States to repair their “completely dysfunctional” relationship before problems between the two large and deeply influential countries spill over even further into the rest of the planet.

Job alerts-

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

  • Gauhati High Court Jobs for LDA, Copyist, and other posts. Last date 31st October 2021

  • DRDA Malkangari Jobs for Multi-Purpose Assistant and other posts. Last date 25th October 2021

  • Sainik School Gopalganj Jobs for TGT, PGT and other posts. Last date 9th October 2021

Sports-

  •  India's batting woes continued as they could only manage 225/8 against Australia in the first women's ODI of the three-match series here on Tuesday.

  •  Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by nine wickets in their Indian Premier League match here on Monday.

  •  The BCCI on Monday ratified a comprehensive  Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) policy which also brings the  Indian cricketers within its ambit. Until now, the BCCI did not have a specific policy to deal the matters of sexual harassment. The policy is also applicable to office-bearers, members of Apex Council, and IPL Governing Council besides the cricketers from senior to U-16 level

  •  England on Monday called off next month’s men’s and women’s tours of Pakistan, three days after New Zealand abandoned their white-ball series in the South Asian country over security concerns. 

  • Real Madrid came from behind to win 2-1 away to Valencia and open up a two-point gap at the top of La Liga on Sunday night.

Technology-

  •  Noida has recorded the most number of cybercrimes as per 2020

  •  US states are rallying to propose laws to be implied upon Big Tech companies

  •  Robinhood Markets Inc testing crypto wallet and crypto-currency transfer

  •  TATA has acquired a major stake in online pharmacy 1mg

  • Google 6 Pro to come with 33w fast charging as per reports

Economy – 

  •  LIC launched a new mobile app 'PRAGATI' (Performance Review Application, Growth And Trend Indicator) for the exclusive use of its Development Officers.

  •  The Centre on Monday said it has issued uniform specifications for foodgrains to be procured by the Centre in order to ensure that farmers get a due price without any rejection of their crops. 

  •  The Centre has so far cleared Rs 1,800 crore in subsidy to sugar mills for undertaking a mandated export of 6 million tonnes of the sweetener in the 2020-21 season-ending this month, according to a senior Food Ministry official.

  •  Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is critically important for India to become a $5 trillion economy, Deloitte CEO Punit Renjen said while noting that over two-fifths of the 1,200 business leaders surveyed in the US, UK, Japan, and Singapore are planning additional or first-time investments in India

  • The 30-share Sensex was trading 264.5 points or 0.45 percent higher at 58,755.43. Similarly, Nifty advanced 80.85 points or 0.46 percent to 17,477.75 in initial deals.

Environment –

  •  Bangalore (Karnataka) to witness thunderstorms for 2 more days

  •  Telangana recorded 31% excess rainfall this year

  •  Tiger found dead in Coimbatore Forest division

Local –

  •  3 tonnes of drugs worth Rs. 20k crores seized in Gujarat

  •  Rising cases of Dengue in Karnataka put officers on high alerts

  •  Balurghat MP Sukanta Majumdar to be elected as West Bengal’s BJP Chief

  •  75% rise in covid cases in Gujarat

  • BJP planning to seat candidates in 60 seats in Manipur

GK – 

On which date, International Equal Pay Day was celebrated?

[A] September 18
[B] September 20
[C] September 21
[D] September 15

 

Recently, who broke the national record in women’s 1500 m race?

[A] B. Aishwarya
[B] Parul Chaudhary
[C] Harmilan Kaur Bains
[D] Sushila Chanu

 

Which state has declared ‘Cooper Mahseer’ which is locally named ‘Katley’ as the state fish?

[A] West Bengal
[B] Sikkim
[C] Odisha
[D] Assam

 

With which organization, the Department of Space under ISRO has entered into a framework agreement to develop space launch vehicles?

[A] Bellatrix Aerospace
[B] ROSCOSMOS
[C] DRDO
[D] Agnikul Cosmos

 

On which date, World Bamboo Day is observed?

[A] 15 September
[B] 18 September
[C] 20 September
[D] 22 September

 

 

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