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Today's Event – 27th September 2021

  • 1540 – The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III

  • 1791 – The National Assembly votes to award full citizenship to Jews in France.

  • 1822 – Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone.

  • 1825 – The world's first public railway to use steam locomotives, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, is ceremonially opened.

  • 1916 – Iyasu V is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zewditu.

  • 1922 – King Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, George II.

  • 1928 – The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.

  • 1930 – Bobby Jones wins the (pre-Masters) Grand Slam of golf.

  • 1938 – The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth is launched in Glasgow.

  • 1941 – The Greek National Liberation Front is established with Georgios Siantos as acting leader.

  • 1941 – The SS Patrick Henry is launched, becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.

  • 1942 – Last day of the Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marines barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces.

  • 1944 – The Kassel Mission results in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II.

  • 1949 – Zeng Liansong's design is chosen as the flag of the People's Republic of China.

  • 1956 – USAF Captain Milburn G. Apt becomes the first person to exceed Mach 3. Shortly thereafter, the Bell X-2 goes out of control and Captain Apt is killed.

  • 1962 – Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is published, inspiring an environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • 1964 – The British TSR-2 aircraft XR219 makes its maiden flight.

  • 1975 – The last use of capital punishment in Spain sparks worldwide protests.

  • 1988 – The National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and others to fight dictatorship in Myanmar.

  • 1993 – The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia

  • 1996 – The Battle of Kabul ends in a Taliban victory; an Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is established.

  • 1996 – Confusion on a tanker ship results in the Julie N. oil spill in Portland, Maine.

  • 1998 – The Google internet search engine retroactively claims this date as its birthday.

  • 2003 – The SMART-1 satellite is launched

  • 2007 – NASA launches the Dawn probe to the asteroid belt.

  • 2008 – CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk.

National Events- 

  •  Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists involved in the killing of a local BJP leader Waseem Bari and his family members were eliminated by the joint team of the security forces during fierce gunfight in Watrina village of Bandipora district on Sunday.

  •  Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday advised the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to reinvent itself and turn futuristic while pursuing the science of the highest order.

  •  Of the 6.10 lakh cancers reported between 2012-2019 under the National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP),at least 7.9 per cent were found in children below 14 years, according to a report

  •  Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday reiterated his demand for a caste census, saying it is in national interest and will facilitate development of the communities lagging in development. 

  • The CBI, which is probing the death of Mahant Narendra Giri, has decided to include a cyber fraud complaint lodged by the seer, as part of its wider investigation to unravel the possible conspiracy behind the demise of president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad. 

International Events- 

  •  Russia, China, Pakistan and the United States are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative Government and prevent extremism from spreading, Russia’s Foreign Minister said on Saturday.

  •  With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, US health authorities said they’re confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved in the not-too-distant future.

  •  The Taliban regime has appointed an expert in making sticky/magnetic bombs Ashraf Ghairat as Vice Chancellor of Kabul University. After Ghairat’s appointment, 70 faculty members have resigned from the University. Ghairat, 45, is only a graduate and has close links with Pakistani covert agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI),and terror groups

  •  At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, toppling several cars onto their sides, authorities said.

  • Five Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday.

Job alerts-

  • SAIL Jobs for General Duty Medical Officers and other posts. Last date 11th October 2021

  • TNPSC Jobs for Architectural Assistant / Planning Assistant and other posts. Last date 23rd October 2021

  • IOCL Jobs for Junior Engineering Assistant-IV and other posts. Last date 11th October 2021

  • Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) Jobs for Veterinary Assistant Surgeon and other posts. Last date 04th November 2021

  • Indian Army Recruitment Jobs for SSC Technical Posts and other posts. Last date 28th October 2021

Sports-

  •  Indian archer Jyothi Surekha Vennam lost a nerve-wracking final to Colombian heavyweight Sara Lopez to clinch a silver in the compound women’s individual section at the World Championships here on Saturday.

  •  Chess legend Viswanathan Anand on Sunday said the country has many immensely talented players at the junior level and one of them can “hopefully” become a world champion in future.

  •  Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday announced a month-long nationwide Clean India Drive from October 1 to get rid of single use plastic and other waste.

  • India finished the ODI leg of the multi-format series on a high with a brilliant two-wicket win — fashioned by a collective team effort — which ended Australia’s unbeaten ODI streak of 26 matches on Sunday. However, Australia won the ODI series 2-1, with the multi-format series’ score line reading 4-2. The third and final ODI in Mackay went down to the wire but this time India held their nerves as they sealed a thrilling two-wicket win with just three balls to spare. Tall India pacer Jhulan Goswami hit the winning runs, lofting it straight for a four.

  •  England's spin bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali on Monday announced retirement from Test cricket to prolong his career in white-ball formats, saying he is "content" despite the widespread belief that he could have achieved a lot more.

Technology-

  •  Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission through video conferencing on Monday.

  •  In his latest investor note, reliable tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple Silicon MacBook shipments will be cut approximately by 15% in the first half of 2022.

  •  Maryana Iskander will take over at the Wikimedia Foundation in January

  •  South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced that it plans to start working on making neuromorphic chips that can mimic the human brain.

  • Google is withdrawing support for Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps and several other applications from millions of smartphones.

Economy – 

  •  Eminent economist N R Bhanumurthy on Sunday said leading indicators are suggesting that the Indian economy is on recovery path and clearly moving out of the "dark clouds" brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

  •  Over 90 per cent of the Indian business leaders opined that the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to improve crisis management capabilities, says a survey by consultancy firm PwC India. 

  •  HDFC Bank on Monday said it has raised Rs 5,000 crore by issuing bonds on a private placement basis

  •  Sensex eased slightly but was still trading 245.62 points or 0.41 per cent higher at 60,294.09. Similarly, the Nifty surged 69.90 points or 0.39 per cent to 17,923.10.

  • Budget carrier SpiceJet, which had resorted to hourly-basis pay for pilots amid the pandemic, on Sunday, said it has introduced a new "interim fixed salary system" for captains and first officers. The airline said not only will pilot salaries "increase significantly" under the new pay structure but those who fly more than the stipulated minimum hours will be paid overtime.

Local –

  •  Hundreds of farmers in a confrontation with cops in Noida (Delhi)

  •  NIA opposed Sachin Waze’s house arrest plea

  •  3 storey building collapses in Bangalore (Karnataka) without casualties

  •  Kolkata Airport ready to roll out biometric scanning for checking

  • Zero covid deaths recorded in Telangana since the second wave

GK – 

Which organization has developed an indigenous charger for electric vehicles named AC001?

[A] DRDO
[B] ISRO
[C] ARAI
[D] CSIR

 

Which state has recently passed a bill to ban online “Games of chance”?

[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Kerala
[C] Karnataka
[D] Assam

 

Which tech initiative of India has bagged CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards 2021, under the “Best Use of Digital Technology” category?

[A] SDG Dashboard
[B] GeM
[C] Champions Portal
[D] GST Portal

 

As per FSSAI, to what value, industrially produced trans-fat should be limited?

[A] 10%
[B] 5%
[C] 2%
[D] 1%

 

Which organization has released the report titled “Climate Indicators and Sustainable Development: Demonstrating the Interconnections”?

[A] UNFCCC
[B] UNICEF
[C] NITI Aayog

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