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Today's Event – 13th August 2021

  • 1792- French king Louis XVI arrested and declared enemy of the people

  • 1889- US Patent number 408,709 granted to William Gray for "Coin-controlled apparatus for telephones."

  • 1898- 433 Eros, the first near-earth asteroid, discovered by Carl Gustav Witt

  • 1960- The central African Republic declared independence from France

  • 1961-Construction of Berlin Wall started

  • 2020- Diplomatic relations formed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

National Events- 

  •  India has recorded 40k cases and 585 deaths in 24 hours

  •  1st death recorded in Maharashtra due to delta variant covid

  •  West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee accuses BJP of using 

  •  Above 31k accounts suspended by Twitter in India on the grounds of violation

  • The Indian government has shown concern over war-torn Afghanistan

International Events- 

  •  As per the report, US Navy's aircraft carrier Gerald R Ford successfully tested and could reduce the risk of impact from China’s carrier-killer rockets

  •  Flood-hit northern Turkey leaves 11 people dead

  •  Denmark planning to evacuate Afghan nationals who worked at the embassy

  •  India and Afghanistan blamed by Pakistan for bus attack carrying Chinese nationals

  • Afghanistan’s third-largest city Ghazni captured by the Taliban

Job alerts-

  • IOCL Jobs for Apprentices and other posts. Last date 28th August 2021

  • Income Tax Department Lucknow Jobs for MTS, Assistant, Inspector and other posts. Last date 10th October 2021

  • CRPF Jobs for Paramedical Staff and other posts. Last date 15th September 2021

  • UKPSC Jobs for Forest range officers and other posts. Last date 31st August 2021

  • Ministry of Defence Jobs for civilian motor driver, pest control worker and other posts. Last date 28th August 2021

Sports-

  •  Kepa beats Chelsea to win UEFA Super Cup on penalties

  •  Indian women’s cricket team fielding coach Abhay Sharma is to be replaced very soon

  •  National Rifle Association of India to evaluate the executives which resulted in the horrifying performance in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  •  Italy and Argentina gain 5th and 6th rankings in FIFA 

  • KL Rahul becomes third Indian cricketer to score a century at Lords

Awards and honours-

  •  SoftWorthy awarded the National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps (NSF I-Corps) Teams Award in the United States for state-of-the-art computation

  •  4 Indian airports top Skytrax’s top 100 airports list

Technology-

  •  Google Meet can add 25 hosts maximum and can mute participants

Economy – 

  •  Rupee soars at 19 paise at 74.25 against the US dollars

  •  Retail inflation drops to 5.59% on softer food prices

  •  13.6% industrial growth recorded in June 2021

  • Passenger vehicles have shown a 45% rise in July 2021 

  • Sensex has peaked at a lifetime of 55k and Nifty flies at 16,400

Environment –

  • Floods to happen more in India due to global temperature rise and climate changes 

Local –

  •  Delhi police meet for security during Independence Day meet

  •  Chenab River blocked following a landslide in Himachal Pradesh

  •  An aerial survey conducted by UP CM Yogi Adityanath and visits flood victims

  •  A seven-member team formed by Mumbai Police led by a DCP for investigation former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh under corruption charges

  • Farmer protests continue in the state of Haryana

GK – 

India’s National Institute of Ocean Technology has signed an agreement with which organization to develop Research Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian Monsoon Analysis and Prediction?

[A] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[B] National Weather Service
[C] Weather Underground
[D] Accuweather

 

Chief Election Commissioner of India has inaugurated the 11th Annual Meeting of FEMBoSA. Who is the current Chief Election Commissioner of India?

[A] Achal Kumar Jyoti
[B] Sunil Arora
[C] Rajeev Kumar
[D] Sushil Chandra

 

Along with which organization, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has launched a loan interest subvention scheme to provide financial assistance to energy biomethanation projects?

[A] International Atomic Energy Agency
[B] United Nations Industrial Development Organization
[C] United Nations Environment Programme
[D] Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

 

Which Indian city has been declared as the first ‘water plus’ city of India?

[A] Kolkata
[B] Bengaluru
[C] Indore
[D] Hyderabad

 

Which bank has signed an MoU with NABARD and Jammu & Kashmir Gramin Bank for Joint Liability Groups financing?

[A] Bank of Baroda
[B] Indian Bank
[C] SIDBI
[D] State Bank of India

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