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Today's Event – 17th August 2021

  • 1836- British parliament started accepting registration of births, marriages, and deaths.

  • 1918- Bolshevik revolution leader Moisei Uritsky was assassinated.

  • 1945- Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta proclaimed Indonesia’s independence, starting the Indonesian National Revolution against Dutch Empire.

  • 1945- George Orwell’s Animal Farm first published

  • 1947- The Radcliffe Line between India and Pakistan revealed.

  • 1970- USSR launched Venera satellite. It became the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus).

  • 1977- The Soviet icebreaker Arktika became the first surface ship to have reached the North Pole.

  • 2008- American swimmer and decorated Olympian Michael Phelps becomes an athlete to win eight gold medals at one Olympic Games.

National Events- 

  •  India recorded 25k new covid cases and 437n deaths

  •  Maharashtra death toll drops to 100

  •  The civil aviation ministry has granted permission to 10 organizations including SAIL, Mahindra and Mahindra, and Bayer Crop Science to use drones for various purposes

  •  CBI arrests railway engineer and clerk for bribery in Mumbai

  • A man in Uttar Pradesh was awarded the death penalty for raping a toddler

International Events- 

  •  Zambia's veteran opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema won Zambia’s presidential election and was elected president

  •  Detainee Wu Huan claims China has a secret jail in Dubai

  •  Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin resigned after getting no support for covid mismanagement

  •  The US assured UNSC that Afghanistan won’t become a terror base ever again

  • Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban leader is reported as the undisputed leader of war in Afghanistan

Job alerts-

  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited Jobs for Trade / Technician Apprentices and other posts. Last date 28/08/2021

  • IIT Bhilai Jobs for Administrative and Technical and other posts. Last date 20/08/2021

  • MP High Court Jobs for Personal Assistant and other posts. Last date 30/09/2021

  • Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) Jobs for Assistant Professor Posts and other posts. Last date 15 September 2021

  • Rail Wheel Factory (RWF) Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 13 September 2021


  •  Daniil Medvedev wins ATP Toronto Masters against Reilly Opelka

  •  Italian Camila Giorgi defeated Karolina Pliskova to win WTA Montreal Title

  •  Barcelona FC in debt of 1.3 billion euro’s which caused Lionel Messi’s departure from the team

  •  Tennis legend Roger Federer to undergo knee surgery

  • Spectators to be barred from Tokyo Paralympics due to rise in covid cases despite security measures


  •  Samsung leading curved monitor market in 2nd quarter for 2021

  •  Tinder to make account verification option available to users

  •  Xbox series X to receive 4k dashboard for higher resolution

Economy – 

  •  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a cut in excise duty on petrol and diesel to drop prices

  •  Fuel demand recovery ongoing in August, 8% decrease in demand for diesel

  • Sensex has reached 55,582.58; Nifty advanced to 16,589.40

  •  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman expects inflation to remain in the prescribed range during the current fiscal.

  • Sensex and Nifty opens at 55,646.79 and 16,578 respectively

Environment –

  •  96k salmon death in Norway due to chlorine leak

  •  World Lion Day; Steady increase of lion population in India

  •  Chinese waste reported to endanger and destroy reefs in the South China Sea

  •  Fourteen wild elephants protected in China’s Yunnan province

  • UN reports state that that global temperature will rise in the next 20 years

Local –

  •  Swimming pools to open by 17th August 2021 in West Bengal

  •  Rajasthan government that 50% of children were orphaned during Covid aid

  •  Kerala allotted Rs.267.35 crores for covid aid

  •  A 20-year-old tribal woman and her lover were arrested for murdering their 2.5 years old daughter in Tamil Nadu

  • 23 lakh people reported being vaccinated in Uttar Pradesh

GK – 

Which state/UT has passed the Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021?

[A] Assam
[B] Manipur
[C] Sikkim
[D] Odisha


Recently, who has inaugurated an exhibition named Katha Kranthiveeron Ki?

[A] Narendra Modi
[B] G. Kishan Reddy
[C] Amit Shah
[D] Dharmendra Pradhan


Which State has announced the creation of four new districts?

[A] West Bengal
[B] Jharkhand
[C] Telangana
[D] Chhattisgarh


Which state/UT has announced smart health cards under its Swasthya Kalyan Yojana?

[A] Kerala
[B] West Bengal
[C] Odisha
[D] Karnataka


Recently, Gerd Müller, a former legendary footballer passed away. Which country did he represent in the football world cup?


[A] East Germany
[B] Hungary
[C] West Germany
[D] Switzerland