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Today's Event – 16th August 2021

  • 1891- Basilica of San Sebastian, Manila, Asia’s first all-steel church, officially inaugurated and blessed.

  • 1896- gold discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada by Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie, starting the Klondike Gold Rush

  • 1930- Fiddlesticks, the world’s first color sound cartoon released 

  • 1930- First Commonwealth Games held in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)

  • 1946- Mass riots in Kolkata killed more than 4,000 people in 72 hours.

  • 1960- Cyprus becomes free from UK

  • 1989- Solar particle event halts Toronto Stock Exchange

  • 2008- The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago became the world's highest residence above ground level before Burj Khalifa

  • 2020- August Complex Fire in California burned millions of acres of ground

National Events- 

  •  India has recorded 32k cases of covid-19 and 417 deaths

  • Sabrina Lall, sister of Late Jessica Lall, passed away due to suffering from cirrhosis of the liver 

  •  Indian military intelligence has warned ISI’s seeking of RAW operatives’ details in Jammu and Kashmir

  •  PM Modi claims that India is the only G20 nation close to meet climate goals

  • Minor Dalit girl raped in UP; an accused couple in custody

International Events- 

  •  Afghanistan taken over by Taliban

  •  Indian diaspora in UK celebrates 75th Independence Day with the slogan “Resign Modi”

  •  IPL founder Lalit Modi in legal trouble in the UK after representation of prominent figures

  •  84 Afghan servicemen crossed the Uzbekistan border to escape the Taliban

  • The rate of adults admitted to US hospitals is becoming high

Job alerts-

  • AIESL Jobs for Executive, Supervisor, and other posts. Last date 28th August 2021

  • PFRDA Jobs for Group A officer and other posts. Last date 16th September 2021

  • Rayagada Court Jobs for clerk, stenographer and other posts. Last date 13th September 2021

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

  • HPSC Jobs for Group A, Group B and other posts. Last date 15th September 2021


  •  Indian U-18 archers won two Gold and three bronze medals in the Youth World Championships on Sunday

  •  Young Indian Grandmaster Raunak Sadhwani on Sunday won the 19th Spilimbergo Open

  •  PSG fans congratulate Messi after 4-2 win against Strasbourg

  •  Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova to face Italy’s Camila Giorgi in Montreal final 2021

  •  Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane keeping odds in favour for the Indian Men’s Test team in the 2nd Test against England


  •  Realme Book Slim to be launched at Rs. 55k in India

  •  Accidentally leaked news of Redmi 10 launch by Xiaomi

  •  WhatsApp to feature 3 new features View Once, Joinable Calls, and Android to iOS or vice-versa

Economy – 

  •  A survey by CII stated that faceless tax assessment will improve efficiency and remove unwanted practices of tax officials

  •  Above Rs. 2k crores invested by FPIs in August

  •  Over 50 lakhs investor registrations witnessed by NSE since April

  •  Finance Minister Nirmala to meet CEOs of public sector banks to review performance post 2nd wave of corona pandemic

  • Sensex drops at 55,416.37 while Nifty drops to 16,517.60

Environment –

  •  4.0 magnitude earthquake recorded in Andhra Pradesh

  •  Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms to occur in West Bengal

Local –

  • Delhi AIIMS becomes first hospital to have fire station on campus

  •  Gujarat extended night curfew till August 28th 2021

  •  Bomb found in Jalpaiguri station; security tightened in West Bengal

  •  Assam bans sale of beef within 5km radius of any temple, passing Cattle Preservation Bill

  • Khela Hobe Diwas celebrated by TMC in West Bengal

GK –

Which ministry has launched the brand – ‘SonChiraiya’ – for marketing of Urban SHG products?

[A] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[B] Ministry of Rural Development
[C] Ministry of Commerce and Industry
[D] Ministry of Women and Child Development


Bhindawas has been recognized as a Ramsar site. In which state is it located?

[A] Gujarat
[B] Rajasthan
[C] Odisha
[D] Haryana


In which state/UT, Investor Summit 2021 is being organized?

[A] Maharashtra
[B] Gujarat
[C] Karnataka
[D] Delhi


Which bank has launched an MSME mentoring program in West Bengal?

[A] State Bank of India
[B] ICICI Bank
[C] Indian Bank
[D] HDFC Bank


Which state/UT’s, the police department has launched an e-FIR initiative?

[A] West Bengal
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Kerala
[D] Andhra Pradesh