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Today's Event – 11th August 2021

  • 1804- Francis II becomes first Emperor of Austria

  • 1929- Babe Ruth became the first baseball player to create a record of 500 home runs

  • 1942- Patent received by Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil for frequency-hopping spread spectrum which became the basis of Wi-Fi

  • 1961- Former Portuguese colonies Dadra and Nagar Haveli merged to become Union territories Dadra and Nagar Haveli 

  • 1972- The last combat unit of the US left Vietnam two years before the Vietnam war ended

National Events- 

  •  West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee accuses Central government of floods in India

  •  PM Modi launched Ujjwal 2.0 to provide free LPG gas in rural and poor areas

  •  Kashmiri youths who visited Pakistan are under the Kashmiri police scanner for terror participation

  •  Maharashtra covid death toll rises up to 137

  • Indian air force planning to boost capabilities after Balakot airstrikes

International Events- 

  •  CBI arrested 9 people in Chennai for fraud of Rs. 45 crores

  •  North Korea plans to strengthen its military power to begin an invasion

  • Pakistan government handed over vandalized Hindu temple to Hindu people 

  •  Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has published a decree to form a new government

  • Hong Kong teachers’ union disbanded as Government starts crackdown on protests

Job alerts-

  • Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) Jobs for Assistant Manager and other posts. Last date 22nd August 2021

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

  • Employees State Insurance Corporation Jobs for Faculty, Specialist, Sr. Resident, and other posts. Last date 20 August 2021

  • Kerala State Co-Operative Service Examination Board (CSEB) Jobs for Jr. Clerk, DEO, Cashier, Asst Secretary, Chief Accountant, and other posts. Last date 01 September 2021

  • Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLC) Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 30 August 2021

Sports-

  •  Athletics Federation of India names 7th August as National Javelin Day after Neeraj Chopra’s Olympic gold victory

  •  Indian men’s hockey team planning hard and practicing to achieve Gold in 2024 Paris Olympics setting benchmarks like Belgium and Australia

  •  Indian women’s cricket team resumes training after 6-day quarantine

  • Tennis doubles player Chirag Shetty upset due to early exit from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • Lionel Messi lands in Paris to confirm transfer from Barcelona FC to Paris Saint Germain

Awards and honors-

  • 7 National awards won by Nagaland under Van Dhan Yojana Scheme 

Technology-

  •  Google has told that children who are below 18, parents can remove ad images from their phones

  •  Countdown on India’s launch of GISAT-1. It is India’s first geo imaging satellite

  •  Truecaller’s Guardian app was downloaded 1 million times with India leading the market

  •  Two Bravia XR model televisions launched by Sony in India- XR-77A80J, and KD-85X85J

  • Samsung planning to launch Galaxy Fold3 5G in India next month

Economy – 

  •  Sensex begins at high but ends 152 points higher

  •  Rupee stands at 17 paise at 74.43 against US dollars

  •  Gold falls by Rs.176; silver crumbles at Rs.898

  •  Finance Ministry states deficit grant of Rs.9k crores to 17 states

  • Gas field discovered by Bangladesh worth 148 million dollars

Local –

  •  Admission process in colleges in Jharkhand to begin next week

  •  Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to meet PM Modi for cast related issues

  •  300 stray dogs killed in Andhra Pradesh with lethal injections

  •  Goa extends lockdown till next week

  • Kerala registered with 23k daily fresh cases

GK – 

Commodore Kasaragod Pattanashetti Gopal Rao passed away recently. In which year was he awarded the Mahavir Chakra?

[A] 1971
[B] 1972
[C] 1970
[D] 1973

 

Who chaired the UNSC High-Level Open Debate on Enhancing Maritime Security?

[A] S. Jaishankar
[B] T. S. Tirumurti
[C] Syed Akbaruddin
[D] Narendra Modi

 

Which year has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Peace and Trust?

[A] 2020
[B] 2022
[C] 2021
[D] 2019

 

Lhasa Gonggar Airport, which was recently in the news, is located in which country?

[A] India
[B] China
[C] Japan
[D] South Korea

 

Under the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021, how many appellate tribunals will be abolished?

[A] 8
[B] 7
[C] 9
[D] 6

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