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Today's Event – 27TH August 2021

  • 410 – The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ended after three days

  • 1689 – The Treaty of Nerchinsk was signed by Russia and the Qing Empire (Julian calendar).

  • 1828 – Brazil and Argentina recognized the sovereignty of Uruguay in the Treaty of Montevideo

  • 1832 – Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk tribe of Native Americans, surrendered to the U.S., ending the Black Hawk War.

  • 1859 – Petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania which leads to the world's first commercially successful oil well.

  • 1927 – Five Canadian women filed a petition to the Supreme Court of Canada, asked, "Does the word 'Persons' in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?

  • 1928 – The Kellogg–Briand Pact outlawing war was signed by fifteen nations. Ultimately sixty-one nations will sign it.

  • 1933 – The first Afrikaans Bible was introduced during a Bible Festival in Bloemfontein.

  • 1939 – First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft.

  • 1942 – First day of the Sarny Massacre, perpetrated by Germans and Ukrainians

  • 1955 – The first edition of the Guinness Book of Records was published in Great Britain

  • 1956 – The nuclear power station at Calder Hall in the United Kingdom connected to the national power grid becoming the world's first commercial nuclear power station to generate electricity on an industrial scale

  • 1962 – The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission was launched to Venus by NASA

  • 1985 – Nigeria's military government was overthrown by another clique of army officers

  • 1991 – The European Community recognized the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

  • 1991 – Moldova declares independence from the USSR

  • 2003 – Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant-

National Events- 

  •  India has recorded 44k active cases and 496 deaths in 24 hours

  •  India in UNSC meet stated that Kabul attacks proved that a strong stance against terrorism is required

  •  140 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus stopped by Taliban  

  •  Bomb attacks in Kabul airport condemned by India

  • WB CM Mamata Banerjee has stated that 100% of teachers have been vaccinated and prepared to tackle 3rd wave

International Events- 

  •  Israeli PM Naftali Benett aiming to dissuade US President Joe Biden from Iran nuclear deal

  •  Bomb blasts near Kabul airport kill 25 people

  •  100,000 people hospitalized due to covid in the past eight months in the US

  •  UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Rab mourns the loss of US soldiers in Kabul

  • The UK is in the final stages of evacuation, taking no more refugees

Job alerts-

  • DIC Jobs for developer, manager, executive, and other posts. Last date 10th September 2021

  • Jammu University Jobs for the curator, assistant, lineman, and other posts. Last date 21st September 2021

  • NHM Arunachal Pradesh Jobs for Nurse and other posts. Last date 6th September 2021

  • LNMU Jobs for online teachers and other posts. Last date 24th September 2021

  • ADCC Bank Jobs for clerk and other posts. Last date 4th September 2021

Sports-

  •  Sakina Khatun finished 5th in powerlifting in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

  •  Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra requests not to use his words as propaganda

  •  Paris Saint Germain aiming to play against Manchester City in the group stage

  •  Joe Root’s century in the 3rd test is causing trouble for Team India

  • Indian chess grandmaster Sethuraman won Barcelona Open

Technology-

  •  Nvidia to seek EU for 54 billion takeovers of British chip designer Arm

  •  Xiaomi planning to take over self-driving startup Deepmotion

  •  Oppo confirmed Color OS 12 release date on 12th September 2021 accidentally

Economy – 

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

  •  Sensex high at 56,069.3; Nifty at top 16,671.1

  •  Home loan rises by 42% in January-June in the past 6 months

  •  Rs. 3k crore invested in India to expand business

  • India gold raised 12 million dollars in funding

Local –

  •  Mumbai has recorded 5.1 covid cases in 24 hours (Maharashtra)

  •  Feverless malaria in West Bengal has triggered concern about mutating parasite

  •  3 crore vaccines administered in Tamil Nadu so far

  •  3 arrested and 75kg poppy husk taken over by police in Ajmer (Rajasthan)

  • Sonu Sood was requested by the Delhi government to be part of ‘Desh ka Mentors’

GK – 

Which state/UT has launched a special mission called “Mission Vatsalya” in order to help women who lost their husbands to COVID-19?

[A] Maharashtra
[B] Kerala
[C] Delhi
[D] Jharkhand

 

Which organization has launched a mobile app called ANANDA?

[A] State Bank of India
[B] Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
[C] India Post
[D] Life Insurance Corporation of India

 

Which ministry has launched the SUJALAM campaign?

[A] Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
[B] Ministry of Jal Shakti
[C] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[D] Ministry of Rural Development

 

Which state/UT has adopted Indian wrestling and is expected to pump in an investment of Rs 170 crore?

[A] Haryana
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Uttar Pradesh
[D] Rajasthan

 

Under EASE 3.0, which bank has won the award for the best improvement from the baseline performance?

 

[A] Canara Bank
[B] Punjab National Bank
[C] Indian Bank
[D] Union Bank of India

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