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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Which state/UT has passed the Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021?
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
Which state/UT has announced smart health cards under its Swasthya Kalyan Yojana?
[B] West Bengal
Recently, Gerd Müller, a former legendary footballer passed away. Which country did he represent in the football world cup?
[A] East Germany
[C] West Germany