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Today's Event – 24th September 2021

  • 1674 – Second Tantrik Coronation of Shivaji.

  • 1789 – The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act, creating the office of the Attorney General and federal judiciary system and ordering the composition of the Supreme Court.

  • 1830 – A revolutionary committee of notables forms the Provisional Government of Belgium.

  • 1852 – The first powered, passenger-carrying airship, the Giffard dirigible, travels 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes.

  • 1890 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.

  • 1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.

  • 1906 – Racial tensions exacerbated by rumors lead to the Atlanta Race Riot, further increasing racial segregation.

  • 1911 – His Majesty's Airship No. 1, Britain's first rigid airship, is wrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness.

  • 1929 – Jimmy Doolittle performs the first flight without a window, proving that full instrument flying from take-off to landing is possible.

  • 1932 – Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the "Depressed Classes" (Untouchables).

  • 1935 – Earl and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights.

  • 1946 – Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.

  • 1946 – The top-secret Clifford-Elsey Report on the Soviet Union is delivered to President Truman.

  • 1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded.

  • 1960 – USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.

  • 1972 – Japan Airlines Flight 472 lands at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Santacruz Airport in Bombay, India.

  • 1973 – Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.

  • 1975 – Southwest Face expedition members become the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest by any of its faces, instead of using a ridge route.

  • 1993 – The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king.

  • 1996 – Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

  • 2009 – The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance.

  • 2014 – The Mars Orbiter Mission makes India the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.

National Events- 

  •  Close on the heels of a fire tragedy in an apartment in which two elderly women were burnt alive on Wednesday, in another incident three people died, and four others were severely injured in a suspected blast on Thursday in Bengaluru, Karnataka

  •  The Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the State Government to provide free treatment to  Bhopal gas tragedy victims suffering from cancer at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhopal. The court issued the order on September 16 and a copy of it was made available on Wednesday.   

  • The PM CARES Fund is not a Government of India fund and the amount collected by it does not go to the Consolidated Fund of India, the Delhi High Court has been informed.

  •  The CBI has booked UK-based firm Molinare Limited and its Indian directors for cheating the Bank of India’s London branch to the tune of `192.48 crore

  •  With 31,923 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours — which is an increase of 18.4 percent from a day ago— the country’s total caseload now stands at 3,35,63,421. The top five states which have registered maximum cases are Kerala with 19,675 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 3,608 cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,682 cases, Andhra Pradesh with 1,365 cases, and Mizoram with 1,294 cases. India reported 282 in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 4,46,050

International Events- 

  •  The Taliban, which now rules Afghanistan after overthrowing the elected government of President Ashraf Ghani, are unlikely to represent their country at the high-level United Nations General Assembly session as representatives of the ousted dispensation still occupy the office at the UN, a Pakistani media report said on Thursday. 

  •  The Taliban’s newly appointed envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday urged quick world recognition of Afghanistan’s new rulers even as the World Health Organisation raised the alarm of an impending health care disaster in the war-wracked country. 

  •  With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the US, and its allies are becoming more assertive in their approach toward a rising China

  •  China sent 19 fighter jets toward Taiwan in a large display of force on Thursday, after the self-governing island announced its intention to join an 11-nation Pacific trade group that China has also applied to join.

  • India’s Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs Reenat Sandhu, speaking at the Community of Democracies 10th Ministerial Conference ‘Democracy and Resilience: Shared Goals’, said it is important that the new government in Afghanistan is broad-based and inclusive, representing all sections of Afghan society, including women and minorities

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  •  Australia won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the second women's ODI here on Friday. For India, who trail 0-1, left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad came in for Sneh Rana.

  •  Coach Harendra Singh to return as coach for 2021 Junior Men’s Hockey for the USA 

  •  No Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award for dope positive players of India

  •  Naomi Osaka confirms withdrawal from Indian Wells tournament


  •  Locked folder feature for Google Photos announced for increased privacy

  •  As per a study, Internet speed in India is the slowest

  •  Uber to roll out pension plans for UK drivers

Economy – 

  •  The market capitalization of BSE-listed companies reached an all-time high of Rs  261.73 lakh crore on Thursday, helped by a massive rally in the equities where the benchmark Sensex zoomed 958 points to end at a fresh lifetime peak.

  •  The market valuation of Reliance Industries Limited went past the Rs 16 lakh crore mark in intra-day trade on Thursday following a rally in its share price. 

  •  The rupee rebounded by 23 paise to close at 73.64 against the US dollar on Thursday following an improved risk appetite among investors triggered by positive global cues.

  •  Amazon has been of late and also for some time now making some contradictory statements about its legal expenses in India. The company has claimed that it incurred a meager expense of Rs 52 crore towards legal fees in FY20.

  •  NSE Nifty soared 276.30 points or 1.57 percent to its new closing peak of 17,822.95. It touched an intra-day record of 17,843.90. After scaling a new peak of 59,957.25 during the day, the 30-share Sensex settled 958.03 points or 1.63 percent up at an all-time high of 59,885.36.

Local –

  •  Four beheadings in 10 days in Tamil Nadu

  •  2 more arrested in Dombivli rape case (Maharashtra)

  •  West Bengal renews contract for Covid warriors

  •  A special court of POSCO Act in Hathras awarded death sentence to a man for raping a 13-year-old girl and burning her alive

  • 3 people arrested for stealing 12 bikes in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)

GK – 

Who is the Chairperson of the recently set up 12-member committee for change in the CBSE / NCERT curriculum?

[A] Amit Shah
[B] Kasturirangan
[C] Bimal Jalan
[D] Injetti Srinivas


Lake Tanganyika, which was seen in the news, is shared by how many countries?

[A] 2
[B] 3
[C] 4
[D] 5


Which state has passed the Religious Structures (Protection) Bill, 2021 recently?

[A] Odisha
[B] Karnataka
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Kerala


The Odisha Forest department proposed to fit ‘Radio Collars’ on which animals, to eliminate animal-human conflict?

[A] Tigers
[B] Elephants
[C] Deer
[D] Gharial


“Transforming Food Systems for Rural Prosperity report” has been released by which organization?