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Today's Event – 21st August 2021

  • 1770 – James Cook formally claimed eastern Australia under Great Britain, renaming it New South Wales.

  • 1791 –Haitian Revolution began after a Vodou ceremony, led by Dutty Boukman, turned into a violent slave rebellion

  • 1888 – First successful adding machine in the US-patented by William Seward Burroughs.

  • 1911 – Mona Lisa was stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia, 

  • 1944 – Dumbarton Oaks Conference, which formed as the United Nations, began.

  • 1968 – James Anderson Jr. received the first Medal of Honour posthumously, to be conferred to an African American U.S. Marine.

  • 1991 – Latvia declared independence renewal after being occupied by the USSR since 1940

  • 1993 – NASA lost contact with Mars Observer spacecraft.

  • 2000 – Tiger Woods, an American professional golfer won the 82nd PGA Championship becoming the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to have won three majors in a calendar year.

National Events- 

  •  PM Modi extends his condolences to the passing away of former UP CM Kalyan Singh

  •  Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar accuses Congress of a publicity stunt in the name of unity against the BJP government

  •  According to the Indian government, 58 crore vaccines have been administered

  • 34k covid cases and 540 deaths reported in India  

  • India to operate 2 flights on a daily basis to Kabul

International Events- 

  •  24 protesters injured in Gaza shooting by Israel 

  •  The US reposted that Islamic State can be a threat to Afghan evacuation

  •  UK PM Boris Johnson stated that the UK might work with the Taliban

  • UNICEF has warned that millions of Lebanese are facing a shortage of water 

  • France carries out 570 people evacuations

Job alerts-

  • BARC Jobs for Driver, Sub-Officer, and other posts. Last date 15th October 2021

  • Sonipat Court Jobs for stenographer and other posts. Last date 6th September 2021

  • DMC Pithoragarh Jobs for Home guard and other posts. Last date 6th September 2021

  • Indian Navy Jobs for tradesmen, group C, and other posts. Last date 1st October 2021

  • Haryana Postal Circle Jobs for PA, LDC, MTS, and other posts. Last date 29th September 2021

Sports-

  • Liverpool wins over Burnley, adding 2 wins in the new Premier League 

  •  Sri Lankan cricketer Wanindu Hasaranga joins Royal Challengers Bangalore

  •  Tim David is set to become the first Singaporean player to play in IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore

  •  Odisha vowed to keep supporting the Indian hockey team

  • Indian cricketer Krunal Pandya tested covid positive

Awards and honors-

  • Arjuna awards to be given to wrestler Sakshi Malik and boxer Mirabai Chanu

Technology-

  •  Indian start-ups are targeted for investment by Facebook

  •  As per reports, Indian telephone markets to be reached with 173 million units

  •  12th Gen Alder Lake CPU introduced by Intel

  • Small Business Loans initiative launched by Facebook for small and medium businesses 

  • Realme Slim Book launched at Rs. 46,999

Economy – 

  •  Petrol stands at Rs. 101.84; Diesel stands at Rs. 89.27

  •  Sensex low at 55,408; Nifty down at 16,455

  •  5 million dollars stake acquired by Microsoft in OYO

  •  As per finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Indian government is on the verge of creating a bill for cryptocurrency circulation

  • Tesla extended legal and external workforce in China

Environment –

  •  Hurricane Grace in Mexico resulted in 2 deaths

Local –

  •  Kolkata Municipal Corporation has confirmed that covid vaccines will be given in clinics

  •  Manish Kumar of Delhi shoots business partner Bharat Lal Sahu before surrendering to the police

  •  Schools and Colleges in Tamil Nadu to open from 1st September 2021

  •  2 hitmen in Punjab were arrested for killing architect Mandeep Singh

  • 1.2k cases and 13 covid deaths recorded in Andhra Pradesh

Person in News – 

  •  Former UP CM Kalyan Singh died at age 89

GK – 

With which organization, India has signed a USD 500 million loan agreement in order to expand the metro rail network in Bengaluru?

[A] Asian Development Bank
[B] World Bank
[C] European Central Bank
[D] New Development Bank

 

Who has been elected as the new president of the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Society?

[A] Dr. Manmohan Singh
[B] Amitabh Kant
[C] Ajay Tyagi
[D] NK Singh

 

Which organization has launched the e-Shield Next life insurance product?

[A] Life Insurance Corporation
[B] HDFC Life Insurance
[C] SBI Life Insurance
[D] Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance

 

With which organization, Capital Float has partnered to extend its buy now pay later (BNPL) solution?

[A] Bank of Baroda
[B] Razorpay
[C] State Bank of India
[D] Paytm

 

Recently, with which organization, the Ministry of Tourism has partnered to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry?

 

[A] MakeMyTrip
[B] Ibibo
[C] RedBus
[D] Both A & B

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