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Today's Event – 14th August 2021 Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

  • 1885- Japan issued a patent to the inventor of a rust-proof paint

  • 1893- Motor vehicle registration first introduced by France

  • 1947- Pakistan gains freedom from British Rule

  • 1971- Bahrain declared freedom from British rule

  • 2007- 500 people killed in Kahtaniya bombings

National Events- 

  •  5 deaths reported in Maharashtra due to delta variant covid

  •  Terror attack in Rajouri district in Jammu results in the death of a 3-year-old child

  •  A Pakistani LeT based terrorist killed in Kulgam, Jammu

  •  A Nigerian held by NCB with drugs worth Rs. 1 crore

  • 43% of Indian adults received vaccination shots

International Events- 

  •  Taliban forcing Afghan women to marry terrorists

  •   UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace stated that Al-Qaeda may back up Taliban

  •  Pakistani armed forces clashed with Afghan nationals in Chaman border

  • The Pakistani government has shaken up when a mysterious kill-list of public figures was discovered

  • 6 people killed in a shootout at the city of Plymouth in the UK

Job alerts-

  • NTPC Jobs for Assistant Officer and other posts. Last date 2nd September 2021

  • MSU Baroda Jobs for Non-Teaching and other posts. Last date 31st August 2021

  • Jagatsinghpur Court Jobs for clerk, steno and other posts. Last date 20th September 2021

  • SBI Jobs for SCO and other posts. Last date 2nd September 2021

  • WDC Bihar Jobs for the manager, cashier, officer and other posts. Last date 30th August 2021


  •  ICC allowing teams to bring only 15 players for the T20 world cup 2021

  •  Wrestler Sonam Malik pledges to WFI to not repeat behaviour of any bad kind

  •  Sweden’s Thomas Dennerby appointed coach of India Women’s Football Team for the 2022 Asian Cup Games

  •  Jharkhand to host women’s national football team camp on 16th August 2021

  • Bottle corks threw at KL Rahul during the 3rd day of 2nd Test

Awards and honours-

  •  Assistant Sub-Inspector Babu Ram and Constable Altaf Hussain Bhat of Jammu and Kashmir Police awarded Ashok Chakra

  •  Major Ravi Kumar Chaudhary, Major Arun Kumar Pandey, Captain Vikas Khatri, Captain Ashutosh Kumar (posthumous),Sepoy Neeraj Ahlawat and Rifleman Mukesh Kumar were honoured with the Shaurya Chakra award


  •  Google to add “Find My Device” feature to track lost devices

  •  Twitter verification programme halted once again 

  •  Facebook to end research on Instagram algorithm 

Economy – 

  • Rupee ended in a flat note against the US dollar at 74.24

  •  Current economic situations reviewed by the central board of RBI

  •  The competition commission has allowed Zomato to deliver food and 9.3% stake in Grofers

  •  Adi Godrej to step down as Chairman of Godrej as brother Nadir Godrej will take over as his successor

  • Sensex scales above 55k while Nifty closes at 16,529

Environment –

  • The flood situation worsens in Patna (Bihar) as the water level rises in the Ganga River 

Local –

  •  Muharram processions banned in Uttar Pradesh citing covid infections

  • Sweets exchanged between Indian and Pakistani armed forces in J&K as a sweet gesture

  •  5 deaths in Maharashtra gives speculations of a 3rd wave

  •  West Bengal extends timing of restaurants and bars, with 50% occupancy

  •  Karnataka to impose 3rd wave restrictions after August 15th 2021

GK – 

Recently, on which bank has RBI imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore?

[A] Cooperative Rabobank UA
[B] Ahmednagar Merchant’s Cooperative Bank
[C] Mahila Vikas Co-operative Bank
[D] Durgapur Steel Peoples Cooperative Bank


Which country has test-fired the surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi?

[A] Iran
[B] Saudi Arabia
[C] Pakistan
[D] Oman


How many police officers in the country have been conferred with the Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation award?

[A] 151
[B] 152
[C] 155
[D] 145


What amount has been released by the PM as seed money for 7,500 SHG members under PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises scheme?

[A] Rs 35 crore
[B] Rs 45 crore
[C] Rs 15 crore
[D] Rs 25 crore


How many workers, employed in the Departmental Undertakings & Public Sector Undertakings of the Central and State Governments and Private Sector Units, will be awarded the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards?

[A] 67
[B] 75
[C] 59
[D] 69