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Today's Event – 19th September 2021

  • 1778 – The Continental Congress passes the first United States federal budget.

  • 1796 – George Washington's Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.

  • 1852 – Annibale de Gasparis discovers the asteroid Massalia from the north dome of the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte

  • 1868 – La Gloriosa begins in Spain.

  • 1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

  • 1957 – Plumbbob Rainier becomes the first nuclear explosion to be entirely contained underground, producing no fallout.

  • 1970 – Michael Eavis hosts the first Glastonbury Festival.

  • 1978 – The Solomon Islands join the United Nations.

  • 1982 – Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University bulletin board system.

  • 1983 – Saint Kitts and Nevis gains its independence.

  • 1991 – Ötzi the Iceman is discovered in the Alps on the border between Italy and Austria.

  • 1995 – The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber manifesto.

  • 2006 – The Thai army stages a coup. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.

  • 2010 – The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.

  • 2011 – Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surpasses Trevor Hoffman to become Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader with 602.

  • 2016 – In the wake of a manhunt, the suspect in a series of bombings in New York and New Jersey is apprehended after a shootout with police.

  • 2017 – The 2017 Puebla earthquake strikes Mexico, causing 370 deaths and over 6,000 injuries, as well as extensive damage.

  • 2019 – A drone strike by the United States kills 30 civilian farmers in Afghanistan

National Events- 

  •  Search operation underway in LOC and URI sector after suspicious movement detected by the Army

  •  Charanjit Singh Channi to take oath as Punjab’s CM on Monday

  •  Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi called for fast efforts for the protection of Afghan children

  •  As per Central Government, over 1 crore people from the unorganised sector registered one-Shram portal

International Events- 

  •  Islamic State claims responsibility for attacks in eastern Afghanistan

  •  Dr Anthony Fauci of the UK has stated that a covid booster is necessary to beat covid-19 

  •  Boxer-Senator Manny Pacquiao to run a campaign for Philippine’s president

  •  Taliban issues orders for female workers in Kabul to stay at home

  • US planning expulsion of mass Haitian immigrants

Job alerts-

  • Gauhati High Court Jobs for LDA, Copyist and other posts. Last date 31st October 2021

  • ICSI Jobs for CRC Executive and other posts. Last date 20th September 2021

  • NIOS Jobs for groups A, B, C and other posts. Last date 10th October 2021

  • AP High Court Jobs for assistant, typist and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • NTPC Jobs for artisan, trainee and other posts. Last date 21st September 2021


  •  Indian won silver in Asian Under-18 Rugby Sevens Championship

  •  Virat Kohli to step down as RCB skipper after IPL 2021

  •  Manchester United defeated West Ham United with a 2-1 lead in dramatic Premier League

Awards and honours-

  •  Telugu writer Ranganadha Ramachandra Rao nominated for Sahitya Academy Award

  •  Sonali Navangul of Kolhapur won Sahity Akademi Award 2020


  •  Elon Musk promises free Wi-Fi and hot food in next SpaceX flight

  •  iPad OS 15 to allow users to increase RAM limit for apps

Economy – 

  • Labour codes are unlikely to be applied this fiscal 

  •  FPIs has crossed Rs. 16k crores by September 2021 so far

  •  Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to fetch Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1500 crores

Environment –

  •  Moderate to intense rainfall in Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan recorded

  •  Volcano erupts on Spanish island of La Palma

Local –

  • Delhi has recorded 28 fresh cases of covid-19 

  •  Karnataka has recorded 783 cases of covid-19 and 16 deaths

  •  All total cases of covid-19 in Tamil Nadu have summed up to 26.45 lakhs

  •  Calcutta High Court has said that power companies must pay dues along with interest

  • As per Rajasthan Assembly, food adultery is a non-bailable offence

Person in News – 

  •  Former England footballer Jimmy Greaves passed away at age 81

GK – 

Shanti Lal Jain has been appointed as the MD & CEO of which public sector bank?

[A] Punjab National Bank
[B] Indian Bank
[C] Union Bank of India
[D] State Bank of India


“e-Source” is an online platform being developed by which institution?

[B] IIM – A
[C] IIT – M


Indian Navy has undertaken a joint exercise with which country, in Gulf of Aden near Yemen?

[A] Russia
[B] Germany
[C] France
[D] Italy


Which country has passed the world’s first law to force tech companies to offer alternative payment systems?

[A] France
[B] Italy
[C] South Korea
[D] India


Which institution released a report titled ‘Uncertain Pathways’?


[A] World Bank