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Today's Event – 26th August 2021

  • 1303 – Chittorgarh fell to the Delhi Sultanate; thirty thousand Hindu inhabitants killed

  • 1542 – Francisco de Orellana crossed South America from Guayaquil on the Pacific coast to the mouth of the Amazon River on the Atlantic coast

  • 1748 – The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, was founded in Philadelphia.

  • 1768 – Captain James Cook set sail from England on board HMS Endeavour.

  • 1778 – The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.

  • 1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France

  • 1791 – John Fitch was granted a United States patent for the steamboat.

  • 1920 – The 19th amendment to United States Constitution took effect, giving women the right to vote

  • 1940 – Chad became the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.

  • 1970 – The fiftieth anniversary of American women being able to vote was marked by a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality.

  • 1977 – The Charter of the French Language was adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec

  • 1997 – Beni Ali massacre occurred in Algeria, leaving 60 to 100 people dead

National Events- 

  •  India has recorded 46k covid cases, 34k recoveries, and 607 deaths in 24 hours

  •  As per reports, 58.76 crore vaccines were given to states and union territories so far

  •  India to participate in Naval Exercise Malabar 21 with the US, Japan, and the UK

  •  MHA has made it mandatory for Afghan refugees to enter India only through an E-Visa

  • 3800 Kashmiri pandit return to Kashmir valley with hopes of a new beginning

International Events- 

  •  Kabul evacuations to be stopped by France on Friday night

  •  China criticized the USA for using them as a scapegoat for covid-19 origins and leak from laboratory

  •  Two Hungarian military planes have left Afghanistan

  •  Vietnam expecting 50k new covid cases in major manufacturing hubs

  • India to be included in G7 meeting on Afghanistan issue

Job alerts-

  • ICFRE Jobs for Forest Conservator and other posts. Last date 10th October 2021

  • Karnataka High Court Jobs for SDA and other posts. Last date 24th September 2021

  • NPCIL Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 13th September 2021

  • Sonepur Court Jobs for clerk, stenographer, and other posts. Last date 21st September 2021

  • Punjab Education Board Jobs for Master Cadre and other posts. Last date 3rd September 2021

Sports-

  •  India faces difficulty in 3rd Test match as England leads with 120 runs

  •  Ace Paddler Bhavinaben Patel reached 16th round in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

  •  Serena Williams not in US Open 2020 owing to injuries at age 40

  •  Racism in 3rd Test match as bottles were thrown at Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj

  • Naomi Osaka to defend the title against Ashleigh Barty in US Open 2020

Technology-

  •  Google to bring Samsung’s 5G modem to the US with new Pixel phones

  •  Wave7 reports state that tech companies are facing chip shortage except for Apple

  •  Facebook planning to form an election commission as per reports

  •  WhatsApp to add an undisclosed feature to express more of one’s self

  • Sales, software, and research are some of the highest jobs in Microsoft

Economy – 

  •  Petrol at Rs. 101.49; Diesel at Rs. 88.92

  •  Sensex reached all-time high at 56,198.13; Nifty tops at 16,712.45

  •  B2B company Spoton bought by Delhivery at Rs.1600 crores 

  •  SBI Mutual Funds have recorded Rs.1200 crores in the new fund

  • Europe will have the first market regularization for Bitcoin-related derivatives

Environment –

  •  California wildfires are suspected to spread south

  • 4.0 earthquake reported in Jodhpur (Rajasthan) 

Local –

  •  Karnataka to level up testing by 1.7 lakhs per day

  •  Matiullah Hussainzai is become the only Afghan student to complete his M. Tech degree from IIEST, Shibpur (West Bengal)

  •  50 students and 31 teachers tested covid positive in Amaravati (Maharashtra)

  •  No black fungus was reported in Orissa

  • Tamil Nadu districts are told to stay alert despite a decline in cases of covid-19

GK – 

Recently, which country India has conducted naval exercises in the South China Sea?

[A] Philippines
[B] Malaysia
[C] Thailand
[D] Indonesia

 

O. Chandrasekharan, who passed away recently, represented India in the Olympics in which sport?

[A] Hockey
[B] Wrestling
[C] Long Jump
[D] Football

 

Which organization has released the report ‘Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2021’ which states that the pandemic is threatening Asia and the Pacific’s progress?

[A] World Bank
[B] Asian Development Bank
[C] International Monetary Fund
[D] United Nations Development Programme

 

Which state/UT has announced a Microfinance Incentive and Relief Scheme?

[A] Puducherry
[B] Sikkim
[C] Assam
[D] Telangana

 

Which organization has made a natural gas discovery in a block in Gujarat?

 

[A] Reliance Petroleum
[B] Vedanta
[C] Indian Oil Corporation
[D] Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

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