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Today's Event – 10th August 2021 

  • 1675- The foundation stone of Royal Greenwich Observatory laid

  • 1741- Dutch East India Company defeated by the King of Travancore Marthanda Varma in the Battle of Colachel

  • 1846- Smithsonian Congress chartered by US Congress after 500,00 dollars donation from James Smithson

  • 1897- Synthesizing aspirin discovered by German chemist Felix Hoffman

  • 1990- NASA’s Magellan space probe reached Venus

National Events- 

  •  India has recorded the lowest covid case in 147 days 

  •  Maharashtra covid death toll falls to 68

  •  4 people arrested in Bihar for the murder of a young girl in the name of human sacrifice

  •  WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accuses home minister Amit Shah of attacks on TMC workers

  • Indian government most likely to give Zydus Cadila’s Covid shot ZyCoV-D to children ranging from 12 years to 18 years

International Events- 

  •  Pakistan to hold a conference to discuss the issue related to Afghanistan issue

  •  Taliban has taken over Afghanistan’s Sar-e Pul province

  •  Miscreants attack Hindu temples in Bangladesh’s Khulna district

  •  Russia has resumed international flights over the Red Sea after 6 years

  • Terrorist attacks in northern Mali leaves 40 dead

Job alerts-

  • PNB Haryana Jobs for Sweeper and other posts. Last date 20th August 2021

  • Faridabad court Jobs for sweeper, driver, and other posts. Last date 20th August 2021

  • PDCC Bank Jobs for online clerk and other posts. Last date 16th August 2021

  • BEL Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 29th August 2021

  • Anna University Jobs for peon, assistant, and other posts. Last date 16th August 2021

Sports-

  •  2020 Tokyo Olympics medal winners welcomed in a grand ceremony by the Indian government

  •  Archer Deepika Kumari aims to see competition in another after 2020 Tokyo Olympics failure

  •  Boxer Lovlina Borgohain planning to prepare for 2024 Paris Olympics

  • BCCI Chief and former captain of the Indian cricket team Sourav Ganguly to be present for the 2nd Test match in Lord’s cricket grounds 

  • Bangladesh defeated Australia in the T20 series with a 4-1 lead

Technology-

  •  Geneva-based DigiDNA updated its device manager iMazing with spyware detection to detect Pegasus

  •  Android trojan FlyTrap affected 10k people through Facebook 

  •  Motorola Edge 2020 and Edge 2020 Fusion is going to launch on August 17th, 2021

  •  TikTok is the most downloaded app after Facebook

  • 3.8 billion dollars raised in IPO by Krafton

Economy – 

  • Supreme Court adamant to continue CCI’s antitrust investigation on Amazon and Flipkart

  •  The Indian government has achieved over 26.6% revenue from GST

  •  PM Narendra Modi has transferred over Rs.19k crores to PM-KISAN

  •  Sensex rises in 250 points in early trade; Nifty ranks high at 16,300

  • Sensex ends at 152 points higher

Environment –

  •  Athenian forest fires continue to ravage and destroy land and lives

  •  3 lakh people were affected in West Bengal due to floods

Local –

  •  Huge amount of ammunition, money, and jewelry recovered by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir

  •  Maharashtra planning to open schools from August 17th, 2021

  •  Haryana government planning to give free services to women and children for Raksha Bandhan 2021

  •  Delhi government has issued a statement that 80% of cases have been confirmed as Delta variant covid 

  • Calcutta High court has ordered parents to pay 50% of school fees or face action

GK – 

Recently, which organization has inducted its first women officers in combat?

[A] Central Industrial Security Force
[B] Indo-Tibetan Border Police
[C] Central Reserve Police Force
[D] National Security Guard

 

Navies of which two countries have conducted the Zayed Talwar 2021?

[A] India and Russia
[B] India and United States
[C] India and Australia
[D] India and UAE

 

Which country has topped the medals tally in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

[A] China
[B] Japan
[C] USA
[D] Germany

 

Which country hosted the 8th Justice Ministers meet 2021 of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation?

[A] India
[B] Tajikistan
[C] China
[D] Russia

 

Which bank has partnered with IIM Bangalore to provide funding for identified start-ups?

 

[A] State Bank of India
[B] Punjab National Bank
[C] Canara Bank
[D] Indian Bank

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