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Today's Event – 22nd September 2021

  • 1692 – The last hanging of those convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials; others are all eventually released.

  • 1761 – George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.

  • 1776 – Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during the American Revolution.

  • 1789 – The office of the United States Postmaster General is established.

  • 1862 – A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released by Abraham Lincoln.

  • 1866 – The Battle of Curupayty is Paraguay's only significant victory in the Paraguayan War

  • 1910 – The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.

  • 1948 – Gail Halvorsen officially starts parachuting candy to children as part of the Berlin Airlift.

  • 1948 – Israeli-Palestine conflict: The All-Palestine Government is established by the Arab League

  • 1960 – The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.

  • 1965 – The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the United Nations calls for a ceasefire.

  • 1975 – Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by the Secret Service.

  • 1979 – A bright flash, resembling the detonation of a nuclear weapon, is observed near the Prince Edward Islands. Its cause is never determined.

  • 1980 – Iraq invades Iran.

  • 1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time.

National Events- 

  • Non-stop flights to resume between India and Canada from 26th September 2021 

  •  26k fresh cases of covid and 383 deaths related to covid recorded in India in the last 24 hours

  •  As per the Central government, 80 crore covid vaccines has been provided to states and Union Territories

  •  PM Modi to be on a 3-day visit in the US for participation in Quad leader’s summit

  • The Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday said India’s foodgrain production is likely to touch a record 150.50 million tonnes in the ongoing Kharif season on better rice output amid good monsoon.

International Events- 

  •  Covid cases in the US are rising with 1900 cases per day

  •  Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamid Al Thani urges world leaders not to boycott Taliban

  •  Brazil’s health minister Marcelo Queiroga tested covid-19 positive at UN General Assembly meeting

  •  US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Thursday to “reinforce” the strategic partnership between the two countries, as they plan to discuss various issues, including democracy, human rights, and climate, a White House official said on Tuesday

  • China successfully launched an unmanned cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-3 on Monday to deliver supplies for its under-construction space station Tiangong, which is scheduled to be completed by next year. 

Job alerts-

  • IGTDUW Jobs for Teaching, Non-Teaching, and other posts. Last date 4th October 2021

  • IOCL Jobs for Non-Executive and other posts. Last date 23rd October 2021

  • KMLM Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • NIDMP Jobs for assistant, warden, superintendent, and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • NBU Jobs for the professor, associate professor, and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021


  •  Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (49) and Mahipal Lomror (43) starred with the bat but Punjab Kings pulled things back in the rear end to bowl out Rajasthan Royals for 185 in their IPL match here on Tuesday.

  •  Bolstered by Shreyas Iyer’s return, Delhi Capitals will look to maintain the form they showed in the first half of the season as they resume their IPL campaign against struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Wednesday

  •  Cricket fans in Afghanistan will not get to watch the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the ruling Taliban has banned the broadcast of the matches in the country terming the content as “anti-Islamic”.

  • Lionel Messi will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s next French league game at last-placed Metz after a knock to his left knee.

  • Roger Federer stated that he is feeling strong after knee surgery


  •  WhatsApp removed the Messenger Rooms shortcut from the chat share sheet

  •  13 billion dollars pent by Facebook on safety

  •  Google planning to buy more office space in NYC

  •  Lithuania asks citizens to avoid buying Chinese smartphones for censorship concern

  • European Union planning to legislate common charger despite Apple grumbles

Economy – 

  •  Zee Entertainment planning to merge with Sony India

  •  India’s GDP to rebound to 10% in 2021-2022

  •  With an aim to provide meritorious students access to high-quality education at affordable costs, interactive live learning platform LearnHat on Tuesday announced Rs 1 crore scholarships for Classes 1-10 students across India.

  •  The 30-share Sensex, however, turned choppy to trade 36.75 points or 0.06 percent lower at 58,968.52. Similarly, Nifty slipped 10.45 points or 0.06 percent to 17,551.55

  • US e-commerce giant Amazon, which is said to be investigating alleged bribes paid by its legal representatives in India, spent a staggering Rs 8,546 crore or $1.2 billion in legal expenses for maintaining a presence in the country during 2018-20, sources said.

Environment –

  •  6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Melbourne

Local –

  •  350 people died in Delhi while trying to cross railway tracks in 9 months

  •  Mumbai hits 1 crore mark in covid tests

  •  Lack of manpower in Kolkata Municipal Corporation is causing instability

  •  2.58 lakh people get both doses of Covid vaccine in Puducherry

  • Karnataka currently facing a shortage of syringes

GK – 

Which institution releases the ‘Crime India’ report every year?

[A] National Crime Records Bureau
[B] NITI Aayog
[C] Narcotics Control Bureau
[D] Central Board of Investigation


Which state recently issued circulars against bureaucrats holding press conferences?

[A] Meghalaya
[B] Manipur
[C] Kerala
[D] Karnataka


Which state has inaugurated South Asia’s largest Product development center ‘Digital Hub’, to support start-ups?

[A] Kerala
[B] Karnataka
[C] Uttarakhand
[D] Uttar Pradesh


Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) is set to start 75 “Fulwari Centers” in which Indian State/UT?

[A] Ladakh
[B] Delhi
[C] Kerala
[D] Madhya Pradesh


Which two countries are set to participate in the Defence Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’?

[A] India and Indonesia
[B] India and Nepal
[C] India and China
[D] India and Bhutan