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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

National Events- 

  • 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

International Events- 

  •  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

Job alerts-

  • 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

Sports-

  •  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-

  •  TBA

Technology-

  •  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

Economy – 

  • 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

Environment –

  •  Death toll in Haiti earthquake rises to 2200

  •  UNICEF has stated that climate change poses risk on Indian children

Local –

  • 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

GK – 

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
[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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