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Today's Event – 16th September 2021

  • 1701 – James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.

  • 1810 – With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico's fight for independence from Spain.

  • 1863 – Robert College, in Istanbul, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

  • 1880 – The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the United States' oldest, continuously independent college daily.

  • 1908 – The General Motors Corporation is founded.

  • 1959 – The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.

  • 1961 – Pakistan establishes its Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission with Abdus Salam as its head.

  • 1963 – Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo (Sabah),and Sarawak. However, Singapore is soon expelled from this new country.

  • 1970 – King Hussein of Jordan declares war against the Palestine Liberation Organization, the conflict came to be known as Black September.

  • 1975 – Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia.

  • 1975 – Cape Verde, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe join the United Nations.

  • 1975 – The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.

  • 1987 – The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.

  • 1990 – The railroad between the People's Republic of China and Kazakhstan is completed at Dostyk, adding a sizable link to the concept of the Eurasian Land Bridge.

  • 1992 – Black Wednesday: The British pound is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark.

  • 1994 – The British government lifts the broadcasting ban imposed against members of Sinn Féin and Irish paramilitary groups in 1988.

  • 2014 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant launches its Kobani offensive against Syrian–Kurdish forces.

  • 2019 – Five months before the COVID-19 stock market crash, an overnight spike in lending rates in the United States prompts the Federal Reserve to conduct operations in the repo market.

National Events- 

  •  PM Modi urges people to share thoughts for September 26th, 2021

  •  30k cases recorded in India in the last 24 hours

  •  BJP workers from Chennai to hold prayers for PM Modi in Varanasi on his birthday

  •  India to discuss terrorism in Afghanistan at SCO meet in which Pakistan and China will be a part of

  • As per road and transport minister Nitin Gadkari, the US to move the capital from China to India

International Events- 

  •  Pakistani PM Imran Khan has stated that US President Joe Biden is a busy man after receiving no phone calls from him

  •  Taliban leader Mullah Baradar named 100 Most influential people of 2021 by TIME magazine

  •  Pakistan opened the Torkham border for Afghan refugees

  •  Iran resumes commercial flights to Afghanistan

  • Ebola virus can trigger outbreaks even after five years of being infected

Job alerts-

  • HPSC ADO Jobs for SDAO and other posts. Last date 6th October 2021

  • TISS Jobs for Non-Teaching and other posts. Last date 3rd October 2021

  • INOIS Jobs for project scientist, assistant, and other posts. Last date 22nd September 2021


  •  Michael Holding announced retirement from commentary

  •  Limited spectators to be allowed in IPL in UAE

  •  Manchester City defeats RB Leipzig with 6-3 lead in the Champion’s League

  •  Andy Murray loses in 2nd round at Rennes Challenger

  • Real Madrid’s late goal strike lands victory to Inter Milan

Awards and honors-

  •  Raigad police to receive awards for duty on various parameters

  •  Poovachal bags Nava Kerala Award 2021

  •  Professor Moti Lal Madan selected for Vigyan Ratna Award


  •  EA delays launch of Battlefield 2042 by a month

  •  WhatsApp launches in-app business directory

  •  Goldman Sachs to buy lender GreenSky for 2.24 billion dollars

  •  YouTube has launched a feature of translating a comment into your own preferable language

  • First, all civilian crew launched from SpaceX 

Economy – 

  •  As per UN Reports, the Indian economy is estimated to grow at 7.2% in 2021

  •  TCS is the 2nd Indian company to hit a 200 billion dollars market cap after Reliance

  •  Finland eyeing business ties with eastern India

  •  UAE aims 1 trillion dollars in activity with Israel in 2021

  • TATA Capital introduced digital loans against mutual funds where loans can be applied from Rs. 5 lakhs to Rs. 2 crores

Environment –

  •  5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Sichuan, China

Local –

  •  34 school kids infected with covid-19 in Tamil Nadu

  •  Factory on fire in Mayapuri in Delhi

  •  Hathras gang-rape victim family in the worst condition in UP after 1 year of that incident

  •  Andhra Pradesh recorded 1445 covid infections and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours

  • The business of kite makers in Kolkata hits low due to rainfall and covid-19

GK – 

In which city, PM Modi has laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University?

[A] Aligarh
[B] Meerut
[C] Jaipur
[D] Varanasi


On which date, Engineers Day 2021 was observed?

[A] September 14
[B] September 10
[C] September 15
[D] September 11


Recently, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has launched its account in which social media platform to counter fake news?

[A] WhatsApp
[B] Telegram
[C] Instagram
[D] Twitter


Recently, which airport has been declared as a Customs notified airport by The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs?

[A] Kangra Airport
[B] Pakyong Airport
[C] Swami Vivekananda International Airport
[D] Kushinagar Airport


Which organization has launched “Project Udaan” on the occasion of Hindi Diwas?


[A] IIT Guwahati
[B] IIT Bombay
[C] IIT Gandhinagar
[D] IIT Delhi