Today's Event – 23rd August 2021
1799 – Napoleon I of France left Egypt for France to seize power
1839 – the United Kingdom captured Hong Kong as a base to prepare for the First Opium War with the Qing dynasty of China.
1866 – Austro-Prussian War ended with the Treaty of Prague.
1873 – Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London opened up
1904 – First automobile tire chain was patented
1923 – Captain Lowell Smith and Lieutenant John P. Richter performed the first-ever mid-air refuelling on De Havilland DH-4B, making an endurance flight record of 37 hours.
1948 – World Council of Churches was formed by 147 churches representing 44 countries.
1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 took the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon
1970 – The Salad Bowl strike, the largest farmworker strike in U.S. history, began
1973 – Stockholm Syndrome was named when a robbery in Sweden failed and the hostages felt sympathetic towards their captors
1990 – Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi state television with Western "guests" (hostages) in order to stop the Gulf War
1990 – Armenia declared its independence from USSR
1990 – West and East Germany announced their reunion as a united Germany on October 3.
1991 – The World Wide Web was opened for public
2007 – Last remains of Russia's last royal family members Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Grand Duchess Anastasia were discovered near Yekaterinburg, Russia
2011 – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown after National Transitional Council forces took control of the Bab al-Azizia compound during the Libyan Civil War.
India’s first-ever smog tower inaugurated by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Koli community of Mumbai celebrated Narali Purnima
34k cases of covid 19 and 357 deaths recorded in India
Fear, trauma and panic prevails over Afghan students in Goa
Shivajirao Kadam Institute of Technology and Management of Indore holds a seminar on cybersecurity during lockdown
Afghan tricolour flag becomes a symbol of resistance against the Taliban
Russian President Vladimir Putin does not want militants disguised as refugees
Hostilities arise as Hamas sites are affected by Israel’s missile fire on Gaza
New Zealand has extended a nationwide lockdown to tackle the covid issue
No comfort for Afghan women despite Taliban’s law of Sharia
Indian Air Force Jobs for group C and other posts. Last date 21st September 2021
NTPC Jobs for Medical Assistants, Assistant officers and other posts. Last date 2nd September 2021
HAL Jobs for medical superintendent, senior medical officer and other posts. Last date 4th September 2021
Coast guard Jobs for group B, chargeman and other posts. Last date 13th September 2021
BSF Jobs for GD Constable and other posts. Last date 22nd September 2021
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar urges people to support Paralympian athletes
Jasprit Bumrah channels anger to rain damage on England during the Test series. People compared his performance to Zaheer Khan’s performance during 2007’s Nottingham series
USA cricket chief Paraag Marathe prefer the T20 format for cricket in the Olympics but is open to other formats
Real Madrid ends the match with a 3-3 draw against Levante
Cricketers Yuzvendra Chahal and K Gowtham tested covid positive
Awards and honours-
Google removed 10 cryptocurrency apps due to hacking and stealing money
Nokia 3.4 received an Android 11 update
Motorola postponed the launch of Edge 20 phones in India till August 27th 2021
South Korea’s Sejong City is utilizing drones to deliver pizza
Buying and selling process has been initiated by PayPal in the UK
Sensex low at 55,408; Nifty down at 16,455
Petrol at Rs. 101.64; diesel at Rs. 89.07
Bitcoin jumped above 50k dollars for the first time since May
Indian government against merging of Vodafone Idea and BSNL-MTNL
HDFC and PayTM team up to provide payment solutions to their merchant trader
21% SURPLUS rainfall recorded in Delhi
22 dead and many people missing after 17 inches of rainfall in Tennessee, US
Artificial lake in Dehradun, Uttarakhand has caused fear of flood in the state
New Town subway to be open this week in Kolkata, West Bengal
Gangs of 10 chain snatchers busted in Goa
Former UP CM Kalyan Singh’s funeral to be held in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh
Fuel prices in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) were reduced by 20 paise
Tamil Nadu’s covid cases rise to 26 lakhs accompanied by 19k fatalities
Person in News –
Which organization has launched a new initiative called the Small Business Loans Initiative?
[C] State Bank of India
[D] Bank of Baroda
Which organization has launched Urja, an AI-enabled virtual assistant?
[A] Hindustan Petroleum
[B] NTPC Limited
[C] Power Grid Corporation of India
[D] Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
Which organization has partnered with Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE)-IIT Bombay to launch Plugin Alliance, a first-of-its-kind industry-technology alliance?
Which organization has launched Google Cloud Garages?
[B] Tata Consultancy Services
Which organization, working towards the revival of Udupi sari weaving, has been awarded as one among three ‘NGOs associated with NABARD?’
[A] Rural Development Trust
[B] Kadike Trust
[C] Gram Vikas Parishad
[D] National Resources Centre for Women Development