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Today's Event – 8th September 2021

  • 1264 – The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews' safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boles?aw the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.

  • 1565 – St. Augustine, Florida is founded by Spanish admiral and Florida's first governor, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.

  • 1565 – The Knights of Malta lift the Ottoman siege of Malta that began on May 18.

  • 1655 – Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge, making it the first time the city is captured by a foreign army.

  • 1862 – Millennium of Russia monument is unveiled in Novgorod.

  • 1914 – World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war 

  • 1916 – In a bid to prove that women were capable of serving as military dispatch riders, Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrive in Los Angeles, completing a 60-day, 5,500-mile cross-country trip on motorcycles.

  • 1921 – Margaret Gorman, a 16-year-old, wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.

  • 1926 – Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.

  • 1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.

  • 1945 – The division of Korea begins when United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier.

  • 1946 – The referendum abolishes the monarchy in Bulgaria.

  • 1952 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.

  • 1954 – The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established.

  • 1962 – Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, BR Standard Class 9F 92220 Evening Star.

  • 1966 – The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, "The Man Trap".

  • 1975 – Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, later upgraded to honorable.

  • 1978 – Black Friday, a massacre by soldiers against protesters in Tehran, results in 88 deaths, it marks the beginning of the end of the monarchy in Iran.

  • 1988 – Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.

  • 2004 – NASA's unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.

  • 2016 – NASA launches OSIRIS-REx, its first asteroid sample return mission. The probe will visit 101955 Bennu and is expected to return with samples in 2023 -

National Events- 

  •  Supreme Court of India has stated door to door vaccination is impossible

  •  India has stated that Pakistan uses the UN forum to promote a violent culture

  •  Game-based on actor Salman Khan’s hit and run case temporarily blocked on Google Play Store

  •  A high-level Indo-Russian meeting is on the way to Delhi

  • Women to be inducted into permanent Armed forces commission via NDA, the Centre said it to the Supreme Court

International Events- 

  •  China aims Bagram airfield to spread their influence

  •  Afghan protestors call Taliban a puppet of Pakistan

  •  UK PM Boris Johnson invites MPs with a covid pass for a drink at Downing Street

  •  Qatar has stated that the Taliban’s actions must be judged

  • The trial of 20 men involved in the 2015 Paris attacks begins today

Job alerts-

  • New India Assurance Company Limited Jobs for Administrative Officers (Generalist)  and other posts. Last date 21/09/2021

  • MIDHANI Jobs for Various Professionals and other posts. Last date 18/09/2021

  • Medical Officer Selection Board (CAPFs) Jobs for Group ‘A’ Posts and other posts. Last date 27/10/2021

  • ASC Centre South Bangalore Jobs for Civilian Motor Driver, Civilian Catering Instructor, Cleaner, Cook, MTS, Labourer, and other posts. Last date 17/09/2021

  • NIT Warangal Jobs for Non-Teaching Posts and other posts. Last date


  •  Afghan cricket board waiting for approval for women in cricket from Taliban

  •  FIFA to investigate the abandoned match between Brazil and Argentina

  •  India to play 3 T20 and ODI matches in England in next July

  •  Jasprit Bumrah rises to 9th position in Test rankings

Awards and honors-

  •  Bhojpuri actress Neha Shree was awarded “Rashtriya Gaurav Award”


  •  Galaxy M52 5G to be launched in India soon

  •  Facebook Smart Glasses with Ray-Ban to be launched soon

  •  Twitter may soon allow users to remove followers without blocking them

  •  As per reports, TikTok surpassed YouTube’s watch time in the US

  • Microsoft rolled out a personalized newsfeed

Economy – 

  •  Sensex high at 58,503; Nifty top at 17,418

  •  Petrol at Rs. 101.19; diesel at Rs. 88.62

  •  Edible oil imports hit the lowest point in 6 years due to covid

  •  Saudi Arabia cuts crude oil prices in Asia while the US and Europe has steady oil

  • Air India to be put on a bid by September 15th, 2021

Local –

  •  As per reports, former Mumbai CP Param Bir Singh Rs. 5 lakhs to modify reports on Antilla bomb scare case

  •  No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi is to be held in Delhi

  •  Double-check at international flights in West Bengal to keep Mu variant at bay

  • Slight rise in the cases of covid in Rajasthan 

  • Telangana government released Rs. 73 crores for the handloom industry

GK – 

Which state government has decided to celebrate September 17 as Social Justice Day?

[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] West Bengal
[C] Karnataka
[D] Kerala


Recently, which state/UT has decided to ban online gambling or betting?

[A] Maharashtra
[B] Goa
[C] Karnataka
[D] Sikkim


Which state/UT has decided to issue a “Resident Certificate” only to Permanent Resident Certificate holders of the region?

[A] Jammu and Kashmir
[B] Ladakh
[C] Sikkim
[D] Dadra and Nagar Haveli


Who has been awarded the 7th Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance Award?

[A] Sudha Murty
[B] Arundhati Roy
[C] Kiran Desai
[D] Namita Gokhale


Who has been awarded the Behler Turtle Conservation Award?


[A] Joseph L. Goldstein
[B] Shailendra Singh
[C] Richard Dawkins
[D] Priyambada Mohanty Hejmadi