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Today's Event – 12th September 2021

  • 490 BC – Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece

  • 1848 – A new constitution marks the establishment of Switzerland as a federal state.

  • 1885 – Arbroath 36–0 Bon Accord, a world record scoreline in professional Association football.

  • 1890 – Salisbury, Rhodesia, is founded.

  • 1933 – Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.

  • 1938 – Adolf Hitler demands autonomy and self-determination for the Germans of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.

  • 1940 – Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.

  • 1945 – The People's Republic of Korea is proclaimed, bringing an end to Japanese rule over Korea

  • 1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrates the first working integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments.

  • 1959 – The Soviet Union launches a large rocket, Lunik II, at the Moon.

  • 1959 – Bonanza premieres, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color.

  • 1961 – The African and Malagasy Union is founded.

  • 1962 – President Kennedy delivers his "We choose to go to the Moon" speech at Rice University.

  • 1966 – Gemini 11, the penultimate mission of NASA's Gemini program, and the current human altitude record holder (except for the Apollo lunar missions).

  • 1983 – The USSR vetoes a United Nations Security Council Resolution deploring the Soviet destruction of Korean Air Lines Flight 007.

  • 1984 – Dwight Gooden sets the baseball record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 276, previously set by Herb Score with 246 in 1954. Gooden's 276 strikeouts that season, pitched in 218 innings, set the current record.

  • 1992 – NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. Onboard are Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space.

  • 2001 – Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.

  • 2003 – The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

National Events- 

  •  India has reported 28k fresh cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours

  •  4 lakh pills of Bangladeshi origin were seized in Assam

  •  Vijay Rupani resigns as CM of Gujarat

  •  The central government states that 2 doses of Covaxin are a must for covid-cured patients

  • Sri Lankan MP V.S. Radhakrishnan dismissed rumors of LTTE revival 

International Events- 

  •  Afghan women rally in support of the Taliban regime

  •  FBI declassified documents related to 9/11 terror attacks

  •  Afghans blame departed US forces for their current miserable situation

  •  China has reported new 46 covid-19 infections

  • The Pope of Vatican heads to Hungary for a 4-day trip

Job alerts-

  • Ludhiana District Court Jobs for Clerk and other posts. Last date 17th September 2021

  • Gauhati High Court Jobs for Law Clerk and other posts. Last date 16th September 2021

  • Assam Tea Employees Provident Fund Organization (ATEPFO) Jobs for Junior Assistant and other posts. Last date 15th September 2021

  • Central Silk Board Jobs for Scientist-C, Scientist-B, Assistant, and other posts. Last date 22.10.2021

  • ARIES Jobs for Personal Assistant, MTS, and other posts. Last date 24 September 2021


  •  PM Modi states that he gets inspiration from Paralympians

  •  Delhi Capital’s players arrive in Dubai for IPL 2021

  •  Emma Raducanu of Britain wins US Open 2021

  •  BCCI and ECB locked in an argument over the cancellation of the Fifth Test between India and England

Awards and honors-

  •  Kairavi Gandhi, a SEDA student, nominated for Correa gold medal best undergraduate thesis on urban housing

  •  Delhi University awards alumni for distinguished contribution to society


  •  Jio’s JioPhone Next launch delayed due to some unknown issues

Economy – 

  •  Petrol at Rs.101.19; diesel at Rs.88.62

  •  Pensioners seek PM Modi’s help for release of DA

  •  PM Modi has stated that economic recovery is faster than covid-19

  •  Government reduces import duty on edible oil

  • OYO raises authorized share capital of Rs. 900 crores 

Environment –

  •  Wildfire results in closing of freeway in Southern California

  •  Torrential rains 17 people in northern Pakistan

Local –

  •  Woman in Kerala sets a dog and her puppies on fire; timely intervention of animal rights activist saves them with minor injuries

  •  Covid-19 chapter added in school syllabuses in West Bengal

  •  Karnataka to relocate 400 tribal families from Nagarahole

  •  500 dengue cases recorded in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh

  • 1145 new covid cases and 17 deaths recorded in Andhra Pradesh

GK – 

INS Airavat has reached which country in August 2021, as a part of Mission SAGAR?

[A] Sri Lanka
[B] Afghanistan
[C] Vietnam
[D] Malaysia


Supertech twin tower case, which was seen in the news recently, is associated with which state?

[A] Kerala
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Karnataka
[D] Maharashtra


Dale Steyn, who announced retirement from international cricket, is from which country?

[A] Australia
[B] South Africa
[C] New Zealand
[D] West Indies


What is the market capitalization (m-cap) to GDP ratio of India, as of 2021?

[A] 50
[B] 72
[C] 122
[D] 156


Digital Currency “eNaira”, which was in the news recently, is associated with which country?


[A] Nigeria
[B] Australia
[C] New Zealand
[D] Germany