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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Which organization has launched the Planetarium Innovation Challenge?
[A] MyGov India
[C] NITI Aayog
[D] Birla Planetarium
Recently, which country has applied to join the Asia-Pacific Free Trade grouping?
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
[C] Virgin Galactic