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Today's Event – 26th September 2021

  • 46 BC – Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to Venus Genetrix, fulfilling a vow he made at the Battle of Pharsalus.

  • 1789 – George Washington appoints Thomas Jefferson the first United States Secretary of State

  • 1905 – Albert Einstein publishes the third of his Annus Mirabilis papers, introducing the special theory of relativity.

  • 1907 – Four months after the 1907 Imperial Conference, New Zealand and Newfoundland are promoted from colonies to dominions within the British Empire.

  • 1910 – Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and is exiled

  • 1914 – The United States Federal Trade Commission is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act

  • 1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don't shoot, G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.

  • 1934 – The ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is launched.

  • 1950 – Korean War: United Nations troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces.

  • 1953 – Rationing of sugar in the United Kingdom ends

  • 1969 – Abbey Road, the last recorded album by the Beatles, is released.

  • 1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.

  • 1981 – Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

  • 1983 – Soviet Air Force officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.

  • 1984 – The United Kingdom and China agree to a transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, to take place in 1997.

National Events- 

  •  Kerala has thrown open its bars and hotels which were in lockdown mode due to the unabated Covid-19 situation in the State. This was announced by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan while briefing the media late Saturday evening after the review meeting convened by him to discuss the modalities.

  •  The country needs at least 600 medical colleges, 50 AIIMS-like institutions and 200 super-specialty hospitals, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday as he called for the need to replicate the infrastructure development sector's public-private partnership model in the health care and education sectors. 

  •  Close on the heels of a Dalit family being penalised Rs 25,000 over their two-year-old son entering a temple in Kustagi, a Dalit man was forced to arrange a feast spending Rs 11,000 for entering a Lakshmi Devi temple in a village at Karatagi about 11 days ago, a police officer said.

  •  A day ahead of the scheduled Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers-2021 for the recruitment of third-grade teachers, a heavy crowd of candidates was seen at bus stands in all 33 districts of the state on Saturday.

  • In a boost to women empowerment, the Gujarat Government has allowed the deployment of all women-driven electric three-wheelers in Kevadia for easy mobility of the tourists visiting the Statue of Unity.

International Events- 

  • Cautioning against terrorism and citing the precedence of violent radical forces trying to gain legitimacy, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the need of the hour for responsible nations is to jointly fight the scourge of terrorism. 

  •  An executive of Chinese global communications giant Huawei Technologies returned from Canada on  Saturday night following a legal settlement that also saw the release of two Canadians held by China, potentially bringing closure to a nearly 3-year-long feud embroiling Ottawa, Beijing and Washington.

  •  Taiwan’s main Opposition Nationalist Party chose former leader Eric Chu as its new chairperson on Saturday in an election overshadowed by increasing pressure from neighbor China.

  • A Taliban official says a roadside bomb has hit a Taliban car in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province wounding at least one person. 

  • President Joe Biden is losing support among critical groups in his political base as some of his core campaign promises falter, raising concerns among Democrats that the voters who put him in office may feel less enthusiastic about returning to the polls in next year’s midterm elections.

Job alerts-

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

  • Maha Metro Jobs for manager, engineer and other posts. Last date 14th October 2021

  • TN TRB Jobs for PG Assistant and other posts. Last date 17th October 2021


  •  A sensational cameo from Ravindra Jadeja (22 off 8 balls) towards the end helped Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by two wickets in a last-ball thriller in their IPL match here on Sunday.

  •  Mumbai Indians opted to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match here on Sunday.

  •  Star Indian tennis player Sania Mirza won her first title of the season as she and her Chinese partner Shuai Zhang beat the pair of Kaitlyn Christian and Erin Routliffe in the women's doubles final of the Ostrava Open here on Sunday.

  •  Kolkata Knight Riders scored 171 for six against Chennai Super Kings in the their Indian Premier League match here on Sunday.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat first in their Indian Premier League game against Chennai Super Kings here on Sunday.


  •  With the rise of work from home culture or online classes, tablets are back in action again. Keeping that in mind, Samsung has recently unveiled a new tab -- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite -- for Indian users. Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is available in a 3GB+32GB storage variant priced at Rs 14,999 for LTE and Rs 11,999 for the WIFI model. It is available in two stylish colours of gray and silver.

  •  Google is planning to launch its Pixel 6 as well as Pixel 6 Pro smartphones in October, and now a new report has claimed that both will share the same main, ultrawide camera.The devices will come with a 50MP Samsung GN1 main camera and a 12MP Sony IMX286 ultrawide camera. The Pro model will have a 48MP Sony IMX586 telephoto camera sensor with 4x zoom support, reports XDADevelopers.

Economy – 

  •  India needs 4-5 "SBI size" banks to meet the growing needs of the economy and industry, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday.

  •  The government has shortlisted Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas for giving legal advice on upcoming mega IPO of India's largest insurance company LIC, an official said

  •  The top 10 valued firms added a total Rs 1,56,317.17 crore to their market valuation last week, helped by across-the-board rally which catapulted the benchmark index Sensex to the record 60,000 mark for the first time. 

  •  The Government has made Aadhaar authentication of taxpayers mandatory for claiming GST refund. 

  • The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has given clearance for the completion of a road construction project under the Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) from Kirchi to Seoj Dhar in Udhampur district of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.

Local –

  •  Mumbai has recorded 479 new covid cases and 5 deaths

  •  39 cops from Ghaziabad (Delhi) on the charges of corruption

  •  2900 doctors hired in Karnataka to face a possible 3rd wave

  • Trains in Andhra Pradesh cancelled due to cyclone Gulab 

  • Rajarhat (West Bengal) road turns into fishing spots for locals

GK – 

Buddhadeb Guha, who recently passed away, was associated with which profession?

[A] Sportsperson
[B] Writer
[C] Politician
[D] Business-person


INS Airavat has reached which country in August 2021, as a part of Mission SAGAR?

[A] Sri Lanka
[B] Afghanistan
[C] Vietnam
[D] Malaysia


Which Indian neighbour has recently declared a Food emergency?

[A] Pakistan
[B] Sri Lanka
[C] Bhutan
[D] Myanmar


Dale Steyn, who announced retirement from international cricket, is from which country?

[A] Australia
[B] South Africa
[C] New Zealand
[D] West Indies


Which Indian state/UT has launched a drone-based afforestation project, named ‘Hara Bhara’?


[A] Gujarat
[B] Punjab
[C] Telangana
[D] Rajasthan