Today's Event – 26th August 2021
1303 – Chittorgarh fell to the Delhi Sultanate; thirty thousand Hindu inhabitants killed
1542 – Francisco de Orellana crossed South America from Guayaquil on the Pacific coast to the mouth of the Amazon River on the Atlantic coast
1748 – The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, was founded in Philadelphia.
1768 – Captain James Cook set sail from England on board HMS Endeavour.
1778 – The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France
1791 – John Fitch was granted a United States patent for the steamboat.
1920 – The 19th amendment to United States Constitution took effect, giving women the right to vote
1940 – Chad became the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.
1970 – The fiftieth anniversary of American women being able to vote was marked by a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality.
1977 – The Charter of the French Language was adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec
1997 – Beni Ali massacre occurred in Algeria, leaving 60 to 100 people dead
India has recorded 46k covid cases, 34k recoveries, and 607 deaths in 24 hours
As per reports, 58.76 crore vaccines were given to states and union territories so far
India to participate in Naval Exercise Malabar 21 with the US, Japan, and the UK
MHA has made it mandatory for Afghan refugees to enter India only through an E-Visa
3800 Kashmiri pandit return to Kashmir valley with hopes of a new beginning
Kabul evacuations to be stopped by France on Friday night
China criticized the USA for using them as a scapegoat for covid-19 origins and leak from laboratory
Two Hungarian military planes have left Afghanistan
Vietnam expecting 50k new covid cases in major manufacturing hubs
India to be included in G7 meeting on Afghanistan issue
ICFRE Jobs for Forest Conservator and other posts. Last date 10th October 2021
Karnataka High Court Jobs for SDA and other posts. Last date 24th September 2021
NPCIL Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 13th September 2021
Sonepur Court Jobs for clerk, stenographer, and other posts. Last date 21st September 2021
Punjab Education Board Jobs for Master Cadre and other posts. Last date 3rd September 2021
India faces difficulty in 3rd Test match as England leads with 120 runs
Ace Paddler Bhavinaben Patel reached 16th round in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics
Serena Williams not in US Open 2020 owing to injuries at age 40
Racism in 3rd Test match as bottles were thrown at Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj
Naomi Osaka to defend the title against Ashleigh Barty in US Open 2020
Google to bring Samsung’s 5G modem to the US with new Pixel phones
Wave7 reports state that tech companies are facing chip shortage except for Apple
Facebook planning to form an election commission as per reports
WhatsApp to add an undisclosed feature to express more of one’s self
Sales, software, and research are some of the highest jobs in Microsoft
Petrol at Rs. 101.49; Diesel at Rs. 88.92
Sensex reached all-time high at 56,198.13; Nifty tops at 16,712.45
B2B company Spoton bought by Delhivery at Rs.1600 crores
SBI Mutual Funds have recorded Rs.1200 crores in the new fund
Europe will have the first market regularization for Bitcoin-related derivatives
California wildfires are suspected to spread south
4.0 earthquake reported in Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
Karnataka to level up testing by 1.7 lakhs per day
Matiullah Hussainzai is become the only Afghan student to complete his M. Tech degree from IIEST, Shibpur (West Bengal)
50 students and 31 teachers tested covid positive in Amaravati (Maharashtra)
No black fungus was reported in Orissa
Tamil Nadu districts are told to stay alert despite a decline in cases of covid-19
Recently, which country India has conducted naval exercises in the South China Sea?
O. Chandrasekharan, who passed away recently, represented India in the Olympics in which sport?
[C] Long Jump
Which organization has released the report ‘Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2021’ which states that the pandemic is threatening Asia and the Pacific’s progress?
[A] World Bank
[B] Asian Development Bank
[C] International Monetary Fund
[D] United Nations Development Programme
Which state/UT has announced a Microfinance Incentive and Relief Scheme?
Which organization has made a natural gas discovery in a block in Gujarat?
[A] Reliance Petroleum
[C] Indian Oil Corporation
[D] Oil and Natural Gas Corporation