Today's Event – 22ND August 2021
1138 – Battle of the Standard happened between Scotland and England-
1639 – Madras (now Chennai),India, was founded by British East India
1654 – Jacob Barsimson arrived in New Amsterdam as the first known Jewish immigrant to the US.
1770 – James Cook named and landed on Possession Island, and claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain as New South Wales.
1791 – The start of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue, Haiti.
1851 – First America's Cup was won by the yacht America.
1864 – Twelve nations signed the First Geneva Convention, which established the rules of protecting armed conflict victims
1894 – Mahatma Gandhi formed the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal, South Africa
1902 – Cadillac Motor Company was founded.
1902 – Theodore Roosevelt became the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile
1934 – Bill Woodfull of Australia became the only test cricket captain to regain The Ashes twice
1991 – Iceland was the first nation in the world to recognize the independence of Baltic states
2006 – Grigori Perelman was awarded the Fields Medal for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture in mathematics but refused the medal
400 people were evacuated from Afghanistan by India via 3 flights
30k covid cases recorded in India in the last 24 hours
Combined raid of Army and Police personnel in J&K’s Poonch resulted in the recovery of Rs. 40 lakhs in cash and ornaments worth lakhs
India’s largest floating solar plant in Andhra Pradesh gets started in India
150 Indians detained by Taliban forces, released some times later
NATO has reported 20 deaths in Kabul during the evacuation of refugees
The US being blamed by Taliban for the chaos of fleeing in Afghanistan
As per reports, the US can utilize commercial flights for Afghan evacuation
32 new coronavirus cases recorded in mainland China
Israel retaliates against Gaza after clashes at the border
Bharat Electronics Ltd Jobs for Research Staff and other posts. Last date 31th August 2021
Zilla Parishad, Wardha Jobs for MO, Staff Nurse, Psychologist, Counsellor, Pharmacist, and other posts. Last date 26th August 2021
PFRDA Jobs for Officer Grade A and other posts. Last date 16th September 2021
AIESL Jobs for Junior Executive Finance, Assistant Supervisor Account, and other posts. Last date 28th August 2021
ATEPFO Jobs for Junior Assistant and other posts. Last date 15th September 2021
Indian cricket team arrived at Headingley Stadium for the third Test against England
Azizullah Fazli was elected acting chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board
Barcelona FC’s Gerard Pique out of action due to calf injury
Long jumper Shaili Singh wins silver at under 20 World Athletic Championships
Coach Stefano Pioli has told Zlatan Ibrahimovich won’t play for AC Milan due to recovery from a knee injury
Awards and honors-
Google AirPod has entered the Indian market
Realme entera laptop segment at Rs. 46,999
Realme launches new cellphones- Realme GT and Realme GT Master Edition
Petrol stands at Rs. 101.64; diesel stands at Rs. 89.07
Sensex low at 55,408; Nifty down at 16,455
Infosys CEO and MD Salil Parekh was summoned by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman for resolving issues of the online Income Tax portal
Fugitive and finance fraud Vijay Mallya’s kingfisher home sold at Rs. 52 crores
Taliban faces money shortage despite Afghanistan takeover
Death toll in Haiti earthquake rises to 2200
UNICEF has stated that climate change poses risk on Indian children
3 dacoits were killed in Assam while attempting a bank heist
Nurse Sanghamitra Dafdar from Kolkata stranded in Kabul
Handmade rakhis sent by widows of Agra (Uttar Pradesh) to PM Modi
5k pregnant women get vaccinated in Indore (Madhya Pradesh)
23 people tested positive with covid in Jodhpur (Rajasthan) but no death toll
Person in News –
Media mogul Pradeep Guha passes away at age 69 after a long battle with cancer
1960 Rome Olympic Indian footballer Syed Shahid Hakim passed away at age 82
With which organization, India has signed a USD 500 million loans 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 eShield 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
[C] State Bank of India
Recently, with which organization, the Ministry of Tourism has partnered to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry?
[D] Both A & B