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Today's Event – 18th September 2021

  • 1793 – The first cornerstone of the United States Capitol is laid by George Washington.

  • 1809 – The Royal Opera House in London opens.

  • 1812 – The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three-quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.

  • 1837 – Tiffany & Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".

  • 1851 – First publication of The New York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.

  • 1862 – The Confederate States celebrate for the first and only time Thanksgiving Day.

  • 1879 – The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.

  • 1882 – The Pacific Stock Exchange opens.

  • 1895 – The Atlanta Exposition Speech on race relations is delivered by Booker T. Washington.

  • 1898 – The Fashoda Incident, a territorial dispute between Britain and France, triggers a war scare

  • 1919 – Fritz Pollard becomes the first African American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.

  • 1922 – The Kingdom of Hungary is admitted to the League of Nations.

  • 1927 – The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.

  • 1928 – Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.

  • 1934 – The Soviet Union is admitted to the League of Nations.

  • 1947 – The National Security Act reorganizes the United States government's military and intelligence services.

  • 1948 – Operation Polo is terminated after the Indian Army accepts the surrender of the army of Hyderabad.

  • 1948 – Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate without completing another senator's term.

  • 1954 – Finnish president J. K. Paasikivi becomes the first Western Head of State to be awarded the highest honor of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin

  • 1960 – Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.

  • 1962 – Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda, and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.

  • 1973 – The Bahamas, East Germany, and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.

  • 1977 – Voyager I takes the first distant photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.

  • 1980 – Soyuz 38 carries two cosmonauts (including one Cuban) to the Salyut 6 space station.

  • 1981 – The Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.

  • 1982 – The Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon comes to an end.

  • 1984 – Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.

  • 1988 – The 8888 Uprising in Myanmar comes to an end.

  • 1990 – Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.

  • 1997 – United States media magnate Ted Turner donates US$1 billion to the United Nations.

  • 1997 – The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention is adopted.

  • 2001 – First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

  • 2007 – Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some call the Saffron Revolution.

  • 2014 – Scotland votes against independence from the United Kingdom, by 55% to 45%.

  • 2016 – The 2016 Uri attack in Jammu and Kashmir, India by terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed results in the deaths of nineteen Indian Army soldiers and all four attackers

National Events- 

  •  FIR has been lodged against unknown individuals for removing the flag from the J&K building

  •  Captain Amarinder Singh resigns from the post of CM of Punjab 

  •  As per the Indian government, 78 crores vaccines has been supplied to the states

  •  Congress leader Shashi Tharoor vouches for a new leadership format for the party

  • 34k cases of covid-19 recorded in the last 24 hours in India

International Events- 

  •  US President Biden to convene a summit on September 22, 2021, on combatting covid-19 

  •  Afghan survivors of US drone strikes said that apologies are not enough to bring family members

  •  3 people were killed in a bomb explosion Nangarhar province of Afghanistan

  •  British food industry demands action over shortage of CO2

  • Attack on a gas pipeline in Syria caused an outage

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

  • LBSNAA Jobs for the driver, DEO, storekeeper, and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • DMHO Lennore Jobs for staff nurse, worker, and other posts. Last date 23rd September 2021

  • UTET Jobs for teachers and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

Sports-

  •  Liverpool defeats Crystal Palace with a 3-0 lead in Premier League 2021

  •  Mumbai Indians choose Roosh Kalaria as a replacement for the injured Mohsin Khan

  •  Pramod Bhagat along with other 4 Paralympians chosen for Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

  •  IPL 2021 returns as a precursor before the T20 World Cup 2021

  • Extended New Zealand cricket squad flies out of Pakistan on a chartered plane

Awards and honours-

  •  Chandigarh awarded NQAS and LaQshya for quality assurance

  •  Four skill trainers received Kaushalacharya Awards 2021

  • Actor Aditya Seal awarded Most Promising Actor by Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami 

Technology-

  •  Uttar Pradesh has become the cyber-crime capital of India with over 11k cases

  •  Karnataka government creating a bill to ban online gambling arenas

  •  IIT Guwahati launched the Centre for Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems for advanced engineering and to meet industries’ needs

  •  Xiaomi patents earthquake monitoring technology for smartphones

  • Space startup Agnikul gets to resources to ISRO

Economy – 

  •  Royal Enfield has let go of 90-100 employees based on their performance and appraisal plan

  •  TCS planning for employees to return to the office by December 2021

  •  Ministry of civil aviation stated that airlines can operate at 85% capacity as per pre-Covid condition

  •  Bikram Singh Bedi, CEO of Google Cloud India, has stated that cloud customers are looking for solutions, not infrastructure

  • World’s wealthiest families have earned around 312 billion dollars over the past year

Environment –

  •  4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles

  •  Hyderabad to get rain after September 20th, 2021

  •  US President Joe Biden urges people to reduce methane usage to tackle climate changes

Local –

  •  Prayagraj witnessed the highest numbers of vaccination in a day in Uttar Pradesh

  •  Mumbai has reported 485 cases of covid-19 and six deaths

  •  Delhi has reported 41 fresh cases of covid-19 without any death

  •  Karnataka has recorded 889 cases of covid-19 and 14 deaths

  • Kolkata has been ranked as one of the safest cases for senior citizens

GK – 

Which organization has launched the Planetarium Innovation Challenge?

[A] MyGov India
[B] ISRO
[C] NITI Aayog
[D] Birla Planetarium

 

Recently, which country has applied to join the Asia-Pacific Free Trade grouping?

[A] India
[B] Japan
[C] China
[D] Singapore

 

Where was Swachhata Pakhwada 2021 launched?

[A] Mormugao Port Trust
[B] Cochin Port Trust
[C] Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
[D] Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal

 

Recently, RBI has given its nod to which bank to form a special committee of directors in order to oversee the operations?

[A] Equitas Small Finance Bank
[B] IDFC First Bank
[C] Yes Bank
[D] Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

 

Which organization is working on technologies in order to develop a reusable GSLV Mk-III launch vehicle?

 

[A] Space X
[B] ISRO
[C] Virgin Galactic
[D] ROSCOSMOS

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