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Today's Event – 10th September 2021

  • 1509 – An earthquake is known as "The Lesser Judgment Day" hits Constantinople.

  • 1846 – Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.

  • 1858 – George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.

  • 1967 – The people of Gibraltar vote to remain a British dependency rather than becoming part of Spain.

  • 1974 – Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal.

  • 1977 – Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France.

  • 2000 – Operation Barras successfully frees six British soldiers held captive for over two weeks and contributes to the end of the Sierra Leone Civil War.

  • 2001 – During his appearance on the British TV game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? contestant Charles Ingram reaches the £1 million top prize, but it was later revealed that he had cheated to the top prize by listening to coughs from his wife and another contestant.

  • 2002 – Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, becomes a full member of the United Nations.

  • 2007 – Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.

  • 2008 – The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland

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National Events- 

  •  Union MSME Minister and BJP leader Narayan Rane found himself in an embarrassing situation on Thursday, as the Pune Police Crime Branch issued a ‘Look Out Circular’ (LOC) against his wife Nilam Narayan Rane and MLA-son Nitesh Rane in an alleged Rs 65 crore loan default case.

  •  Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday chaired a high-level review meeting on the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and development projects being implemented. Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, NSA Ajit Doval, Army Chief General M M Naravane, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Director of Intelligence Bureau Arvinda Kumar, R&AW chief Samant Goel, BSF DG Pankaj Singh, and CRPF chief Kuldip Singh attended the meeting

  •  Amid demands to ensure vaccination of children before the reopening of schools in the country, the Government on Thursday said there is neither any scientific validation for such conditions nor any WHO recommendation for it

  •  With the Covid caseload crossing over 40,000 and the country’s 35 districts still reporting a weekly positivity rate of over 10 percent and 30 districts between 5-10 percent, the Government on Thursday asserted that the second wave is not yet over in many regions

  • Former Congress President and Lok Sabha MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi Thursday offered special prayers inside the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, nestled in Trikuta hills of Reasi district.

International Events- 

  •  The summer that was supposed to mark America’s independence from Covid-19 is instead drawing to a close with the US more firmly under the tyranny of the virus, with deaths per day back up to where they were in March. The delta variant is filling hospitals, sickening alarming numbers of children

  •  Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha sacked two Cabinet members on Thursday, including one who was widely reported to have unsuccessfully plotted for him to lose a parliamentary no-confidence vote last week.

  •  About 30 airports have been either built or under construction in Tibet and Xinjiang provinces which will boost China’s civil and military infrastructure in the remote regions bordering India, the country’s official media reported.

  •  Dozens of foreigners, including Americans, have left Kabul on an international commercial flight, marking the first large-scale evacuation since US and NATO forces left Afghanistan late last month.

  • America’s Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns on Thursday met Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI head Lt Gen Faiz Hamid during which they discussed issues related to regional security issues and the current situation in Afghanistan, the Military said.

Job alerts-

  • SAMEER recruitment Jobs for ITI apprentice and other posts. Last date 15th September 2021

  • TMC Jobs for Nurse and other posts. Last date 15th September 2021

  • Kendrapur Court Jobs for clerk, stenographer, and other posts. Last date 1st October 2021

Sports-

  •  A "gutted" England Cricket Board (ECB) CEO Tom Harrison on Friday said it was the Indian players' anxiety over "what might happen" and not the COVID-19 outbreak itself that caused the cancellation of the fifth and final Test

  •  Defending champion West Indies recalled Ravi Rampaul for the first time since 2015 and left out six-hitting star Carlos Brathwaite in their 15-man squad for next month's T20 World Cup.

  •  Novak Djokovic moved within two matches of completing the first men’s calendar-year singles Grand Slam in 52 years on Wednesday, rallying to defeat Italian Matteo Berrettini in a US Open quarter-final.

  •  All the 21 players of the Indian Test squad have tested negative for Covid-19, a development that clears the decks for the fifth Test against England to proceed as scheduled from Friday after the uncertainty triggered by a positive case in the visiting contingent.

  • Cricket Australia on Thursday made it clear that it will not host the Afghanistan men’s team next month if women are not allowed to play the game under Taliban rule.

Technology-

  •  The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is up for pre-order starting from Rs 6,499. One can pre-order it from the Amazon India website as well as Amazon kiosks in select malls and will begin shipping to customers from October 7, 2021

Economy – 

  • India's industrial production rose 11.5 percent in July, according to official data released on Friday. 

  •  India and the US have agreed to expand their energy partnership by adding emerging fuels to the list of areas of cooperation that previously included power and energy efficiency, oil and gas, renewable energy, and sustainable growth, an official statement said

  •  RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday said many fast indicators are showing an uptick in economic activity and the Reserve Bank is quite optimistic about its 9.5 percent GDP growth estimate for FY2021-22 at present.  

  •  The Government on Thursday said it will release Rs 56,027 crore to exporters against pending tax refunds under different export incentive schemes.  The amount will be disbursed to more than 45,000 exporters, the commerce ministry said.

  • India’s fuel demand soared almost 11 percent in August when compared with the same month last year but lower than the previous month as monsoon rains slowed mobility and consumption. 

Local –

  •  1k fresh cases of covid registered in Mizoram

  •  441 fresh cases of covid recorded in Maharashtra

  •  Tamil Nadu has reported 1596 cases of covid and 21 deaths

  •  A youth in Howrah (West Bengal) kills mother and then himself after a dispute

  • 15k cases of covid-19 recorded in Andhra Pradesh

GK – 

Who has been appointed as India’s Sherpa for G20?

[A] Piyush Goyal
[B] Ashwini Vaishnaw
[C] Mansukh Mandaviya
[D] Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

 

In which state’s national highway, an emergency landing facility has been inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh?

[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Gujarat

 

The government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $112 million loan in order to develop water supply infrastructure in which state?

[A] Bihar
[B] Rajasthan
[C] West Bengal
[D] Jharkhand

 

 

With which country, Tamil Nadu has partnered to create an energy island in the Gulf of Mannar?

[A] Germany
[B] Denmark
[C] Japan
[D] South Korea

 

The Indian government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a 300-million-dollar loan to expand rural connectivity in which state?

 

[A] Assam
[B] Maharashtra
[C] Odisha
[D] Jharkhand

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