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Today's Event – 15th September 2021

  • 1440 – Gilles de Rais, one of the earliest known serial killers, is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by Jean de Malestroit, Bishop of Nantes.

  • 1530 – Appearance of the miraculous portrait of Saint Dominic in Soriano in Soriano Calabro, Calabria, Italy; commemorated as a feast day by the Roman Catholic Church 1644–1912

  • 1789 – The United States "Department of Foreign Affairs", established by law in July, is renamed the Department of State and given a variety of domestic duties.

  • 1816 – HMS Whiting runs aground on the Doom Bar.

  • 1820 – Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.

  • 1821 – The Captaincy General of Guatemala declares independence from Spain.

  • 1830 – The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens; British MP William Huskisson becomes the first widely reported railway passenger fatality when he is struck and killed by the locomotive Rocket.

  • 1915 – The Empire Picture Theatre (now The New Empire Cinema),the oldest running cinema in mainland Australia, opens in Bowral, New South Wales.

  • 1935 – The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.

  • 1935 – Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag bearing the swastika.

  • 1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy.

  • 1948 – The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 miles per hour (1,080 km/h).

  • 1952 – The United Nations cedes Eritrea to Ethiopia.

  • 1954 – Marilyn Monroe's iconic skirt scene during filming for The Seven Year Itch is shot

  • 1959 – Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.

  • 1962 – The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that set into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • 1967 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

  • 1968 – The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.

  • 1971 – The first Greenpeace ship departs from Vancouver to protest against the upcoming Cannikin nuclear weapon test in Alaska.

  • 1978 – Muhammad Ali outpointed Leon Spinks in a rematch to become the first boxer to win the world heavyweight title three times at the Superdome in New Orleans.

  • 1981 – The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

  • 1981 – The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.

  • 2000 – The Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, are opened in Sydney, Australia.

  • 2001 – During a CART race at the Lausitzring in Germany, former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi suffers a heavy accident resulting in him losing both his legs

  • 2020 – Signing of the Bahrain–Israel normalization agreement occurs in Washington, D.C., normalizing relations between Israel and two Arab nations, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain

National Events- 

  •  India to increase nuclear power to reduce carbon footprints in the next 10 years

  •  21k new covid cases recorded in India in the last 24 hours

  •  Former CM of Tripura Manik Sarkar says that Tripura is a base for BJP to establish a fascist regime

  •  India and UK to talk about free trade agreements by November 2021

  • National level kho-kho player killed in UP after resisting rape from a labourer

International Events- 

  •  US president Joe Biden denies that Xi Jinping turned down the offer to attend the meeting

  •  Pakistan PM Imran Khan spoke with Russian PM Vladimir Putin regarding the Afghanistan issue

  •  The UK to offer covid-19 booster jabs to people above 50 years of age

  •  China imposes lockdown on a local basis as covid-19 cases are on the rise

  • The water crisis in the Middle East could lead to the conflict in major regions

Job alerts-

  • Gurdaspur Court Jobs for Stenographer Grade 3 and other posts. Last date 22nd September 2021

  • BPCL Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 24th September 2021

  • NIDMP Jobs for Assistant, Warden, Superintendent and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • JNU Non-Teaching Jobs for a personal assistant and other posts. Last date 4th October 2021

  • KMLM Jobs for apprentice and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021


  •  Record 600 coaches and athletes applied for sports awards and honours

  •  Pele transferred out of intensive care unit after tumour treatment

  •  Manchester United learned that Cristiano Ronaldo’s role cannot be enough to win the Champion’s League

  •  Afghan female footballers reach Pakistan by evading Taliban

Awards and honours-

  •  Goa announced 10 names for a higher education award


  •  iPhone 13 launched in India with a price range from Rs.69k to Rs. 1.79 lakhs

  •  Microsoft to buy back shares worth 60 billion dollars

  •  Massachusetts to investigate T-Mobile data breach 

  •  The cybercrime rate increased in Australia due to covid-19

  • Realme working on a phone with a 2k display and fast charging

Economy – 

  •  Nifty at a record high at 17,641.50; Sensex high at 58,579.86

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

  •  China’s economy suffers as Delta variant of covid-19 disrupts trade

  •  MNC tech centres in India to recruit 2 million people in India by 2025

  • Litecoin price falls after Walmart debunks fake news of the partnership

Environment –

  •  As per IMD, more rainfall is about to occur in India

Local –

  •  More women vaccinated than men in 4 districts of Rajasthan

  •  Only 0.35% of fully vaccinated people in Mumbai (Maharashtra) were infected with covid

  •  Calcutta University to extend PG admission deadline by two days

  •  103 fresh cases of covid-19 recorded in Puducherry 

  • Rs. 1k crore allotted by Rajasthan Government for road repairs

Person in News – 

  •  Hammer throw world record holder Yuriy Sedykh dies at age 66

GK – 

PayNow, with which India has announced the linking of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI),is a payment interface of which country?

[A] Singapore
[B] Nepal
[C] Bhutan
[D] Australia


Who has won the Italian Grand Prix 2021?

[A] Max Verstappen
[B] Daniel Ricciardo
[C] Lando Norris
[D] Lewis Hamilton


Which country has commenced the world’s biggest trial of a blood test where they will detect more than 50 types of cancer?

[A] China
[B] Russia
[C] France
[D] the United Kingdom


Which organization along with Infosys has entered into a multi-year strategic engagement with Ausgrid to accelerate its cloud transformation journey?

[A] Google
[B] Facebook
[C] Microsoft
[D] NITI Aayog


Eminent writer Aziz Hajini who passed away recently belonged to which state/UT?


[A] Ladakh
[B] Jammu and Kashmir
[C] Himachal Pradesh
[D] Uttarakhand