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Today's Event – 12th August 2021

  • 1765-Treaty of Allahabad signed marking the rule of the East India Company

  • 1851- Sewing machine patent received by Isaac Singer

  • 1865- First antiseptic surgery performed by British surgeon Joseph Lister

  • 1960-NASA Echo 1A was launched

  • 1964- South Africa banned from Olympics due to apartheid

  • 1977-Space shuttle Enterprise begins first free flight

  • 1981- The IBM PC was launched

  • 1995- Bombay officially changed its name to Mumbai

National Events- 

  •  Seizing of 10 crores worth asset related to Bhola drug case granted

  •  Twitter blocked Rahul Gandhi’s account when pictures related to the rape and murder of a 9-year-old Dalit girl was released from his account

  •  About 2.45 lakhs homeless urban people identified in India

  •  West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee invited to Rome Peace summit

  • The dead body of journalist Manish Kumar Singh found in Mathlohiar Gaddi Tola

International Events- 

  •   Badakhshan, Baghlan, and Farah were occupied by Taliban forces

  •  US Intelligence suggests that Kabul will fall under the Taliban within 90 days

  •  China stated that South China Sea is not suited for the UNSC meeting

  •  Gen. Hibatullah Alizai succeeded Gen. Wali Ahmadzai as the chief of staff of the Afghan Army

  • Germany and Netherlands have canceled Afghan deportation due to the Afghan Taliban issue

Job alerts-

  • RRC Western Railway Jobs for Group C and other posts. Last date 3rd September 2021

  • North Central Railway Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 1st September 2021

  • NIEPID Jobs for Steno, Instructor, Assistant, Clerk Post, and other posts. Last date 23rd August 2021

  • BEL Jobs for Engineers and other posts. Last date 15th August 2021

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


  •  English cricketer Stuart Board to miss 2nd Test match owing to a right calf injury

  •  Jasprit Bumrah enters top 10 rankings of ICC Test rankings

  •  Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli indicates Ashwin may not play

  •  Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra rises to 2nd place in world rankings

  • Olympic boxer Lovlina was offered 1 crore by the Assam government and offered the post of SP


  •  Samsung plans to use recycled materials for products till 2025

  •  Android 12 beta 4 launched by Google

  •  Spotify and Oppo aims to create playlists for users

  •  Zoom plans to make distraction-free virtual classes with Focus Mode

  • Tesla to produce 5 more Model Y in China

Economy – 

  •  Income tax department to refund tax due to error in auditing software

  •  Sensex and Nifty concludes in a messy way as competition increases

  •  Business registration growth in the agriculture sector increases by 103%

  •  Commerce Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam stated that exports may reach 1 trillion dollars by 2028

  • Sensex reaches a fresh lifetime high 54,843.98 and Nifty soars high at 16,325.15

Local –

  • CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Madhya Pradesh claims that Indore has become India’s first water plus state 

  •  20 more delta cases were recorded in Maharashtra

  •  Rajasthan to open schools from September 12th, 2021 for classes 9 to 12

  •  21 kg silver swing erected for Lord Ram in Uttar Pradesh

  • West Bengal extended covid lockdown till 30th August 2021

GK – 

What is India’s rank in the Global Youth Development Index?

[A] 122
[B] 121
[C] 120
[D] 131


What amount has been released by the Finance ministry as Post Devolution Revenue Deficit for the states of India?

[A] Rs 8,871 crore
[B] Rs 7,871 crore
[C] Rs 9,871 crore
[D] Rs 10,871 crore


Which organization released the Global Youth Development Index?

[A] International Development Law Organization
[B] World Youth Alliance
[C] UK Youth Climate Coalition
[D] Commonwealth Secretariat


Under which article of the constitution, Post Devolution Revenue Deficit is provided to the states of India?

[A] Article 270
[B] Article 275
[C] Article 244
[D] Article 324

India participated in Naval Exercise AL-MOHED AL-HINDI 2021 with which country recently?

[A] the United Arab Emirates
[B] Saudi Arabia
[C] Qatar
[D] Oman