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Today's Event – 9th August 2021

  • 48 BC- Julius Caesar defeated Pompey in the Battle of Pharsalus

  • 1329- Quilon, first Indian Christina Diocese, erected by Pope John XXII

  • 1610- First Anglo-Powhatan war started in Virginia during the colonial era

  • 1892- Patent received by Thomas Edison for his two-way telegraph

  • 1945- Nagasaki bombarded with an atom bomb by the US

  • 1973- USSR launched Mars 7

National Events- 

  •  INS Vikrant has successfully completed his first maiden voyage

  •  NIA has conducted an investigation related to a human trafficking ring

  •  Twitter was challenged by Congress after leader Rahul Gandhi’s account was suspended post-meeting to a Dalit girl’s family 

  •  Maharashtra covid death toll drops to 151

  • Cabinet Minister Rajiv Gauba warns officers of action if they fail to attend Independence Day at Red Fort

International Events- 

  •  UK Minister in charge of COP26 Alok Sharma has stated that UN Climate summit in November is humanity’s last chance to talk about climate control

  •  Afghanistan has witnessed the bloodiest massacre since 2009 with 1677 dead and 3644 injured

  •  Europe is catching with the vaccination speed of the US

  •  US President Joe Biden is urging citizens to wear masks and get vaccination due to the sudden rise of covid cases

  • The US is now recording 1 lakh covid cases on a daily basis

Job alerts-

  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Jobs for Head Constable and other posts. Last date 22nd August 2021

  • West Bengal Gramin Dak Sevaks (India Post) Jobs for GDS Vacancy - Cycle III and other posts. Last date 19th August 2021

  • Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) Jobs for RAS RTS and other posts. Last date 27th August 2021

  • West Bengal Police Recruitment Board (WBPRB Jobs for Sub-Inspector/Sub-Inspector, Sergeant, and other posts. Last date 19th August 2021

  • Himachal Pradesh Forest Department Jobs for Forest Guard and other posts. Last date 19 August 2021


  •  7 Olympic medal victories have been recorded as India’s best performance till now in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics 

  • Recent Olympic bronze medallist and wrestler Bajrang Punia has blamed knee injury for low performance and is currently under rehabilitation

  •  1st Test match between India and England ends in a draw due to rainfall

  •  Barcelona FC legend Lionel Messi leaves the club after contract ends

  • Current Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra planning for 90m javelin throw in upcoming events 


  •  Antibodies discovered by scientists at the University of Washington to create a pan-covid vaccine

  • New Samsung wireless earbuds to be cheaper than earlier models  

  •  Vivo Y53 with 64MP rear camera priced at Rs.19k

Economy – 

  • Oil companies’ adamant about changing high prices after global oil prices ease  

  •  Four IPOs are planning to hit a target above Rs.14k crores

  •  RBI is planning to buy extra office space in Mumbai to increase workforce and branch

  •  FPIs are planning to invest Rs.975 crores inequities

  • Sensex has risen above 125 points; Nifty concludes at 16,250

Environment –

  •  Heavy rainfall predicted for both West Bengal and Sikkim

Local –

  •  70k vaccines were given in the state of Jharkhand

  •  Police officers in Jharkhand were ordered to donate blood by DGP Neeraj Singha

  •  Maoist rebels arrested Kishore Barnwal arrested for the death of an SAT jawan

  •  Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s visit to Dehradun was postponed due to unknown reasons

  • 52-year-old farmer Ravindra Verma hangs himself due to monetary issues in Durg District of Chhattisgarh 

 GK –

According to the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Sindhu Central University is to be established in which state / Union Territory?

[A] Ladakh
[B] Jammu and Kashmir
[C] Punjab
[D] Haryana


As per the existing Indus Water Treaty, all the waters of which three rivers are allocated to India for unrestricted use?

[A] Indus, Jhelum and Chenab
[B] Ganga, Yamuna and Godavari
[C] Sutlej, Beas, and Ravi
[D] Beas, Koshi, and Bhagirathi


Gogra region, which was recently in news, is located in which state / Union territory?

[A] Jammu and Kashmir
[B] Ladakh
[C] Sikkim
[D] Mizoram


National Handloom Day is observed on which date?

[A] 6th August
[B] 8th August
[C] 5th August
[D] 7th August


Which Ministry is implementing the PM-DAKSH Yojana?


[A] Ministry of Home Affairs
[B] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[C] Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
[D] Ministry of Law and Justice