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Today's Event – 28TH August 2021

  • 632 – Fatimah, daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, dies, with her cause of death being a controversial topic among the Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims

  • 1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.

  • 1709 – Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.

  • 1789 – William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.

  • 1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.

  • 1849 – After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.

  • 1867 – The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.

  • 1879 – Cetshwayo, the last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.

  • 1898 – Caleb Bradham's beverage "Brad's Drink" is renamed "Pepsi-Cola".

  • 1901 – Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. It is the first American private school in the country

  • 1990 – Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.

  • 1993 – NASA's Galileo probe performs a flyby of the asteroid 243 Ida. Astronomers later discover a moon, the first known asteroid moon, in pictures from the flyby and name it Dactyl.

National Events- 

  •  Former CM of J&K Mehbooba Mufti found guilty of covid safety violations

  •  32k cases and 179 deaths recorded in Kerala

  •  A high risk of blood clotting is found after being infected with sars-cov-2

  •  Phase 1 clinical trial of Reliance’s covid vaccine recommended

  • 93 lakhs vaccinations given in Maharashtra and Kerala

International Events- 

  •  Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi recommended Afghanistan's neighbors support the formation of a broad-based government in Kabul

  •  The shock expressed by China towards the suicide bombing at Kabul airports

  •  US Capitol police officers sued former and twice impeached US President Donald Trump over the Capitol riots

  •  As per UNHCR, half a million more Afghans might flee

  • Pulitzer Board to give citations to journalists to cover stories from war-torn Afghanistan

Job alerts-

  • NIT Warangal Jobs for Senior Medical Officer, Asst Registrar, Asst. Engineer and other posts. Last date 23 September 2021

  • UPSC Jobs for Assistant Director, Agricultural Engineer, Assistant Geologist Posts, and other posts. Last date 16 September 2021

  • BHEL Jobs for Senior Medical Officer and other posts. Last date 7 September 2021

  • SBI Jobs for SCO and other posts. Last date 2 September 2021

Sports-

  •  India lost 3rd Test to England by an innings and 76 runs

  •  Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo returns home to Manchester United

  •  Bhavinaben Patel becomes first Indian Paralympian to secure a medal-winning chance in table tennis in Tokyo Paralympics 2020

  •  Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat that there is no time to mourn over 2020 Tokyo Olympics defeat

  • Olympic bronze winner Bajrang Punia considers Sushil Kumar to be the best Indian Olympic wrestler

Technology-

  •  iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro launched by Apple for no-sound issue

Economy – 

  • Sensex closed at 56k for the first time 

  •   IOC Chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya to invest Rs.1 lakh crore for expanding refining capacity

  •  Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway inaugurated 1.24-megawatt solar power plant for the nation’s service

  •  Paddy sowing decreases due to decreased rainfall

Local –

  •  Delhi recorded 29 new cases of covid 19

  •  75k vaccinated in Jharkhand

  •  Delhi government to build 6k ICU beds in 6 hospitals to tackle the coming third wave

GK – 

Which country took charge as the Chair of Stop TB Partnership Board in 2021?

[A] THE UK
[B] Australia
[C] India
[D] Bangladesh

 

Who is the author/editor of the book titled ‘Accelerating India: 7 Years of Modi Government’?

[A] K J Alphons
[B] Kummanam Rajasekharan
[C] A. P. Abdullakutty
[D] A. N. Radhakrishnan

 

Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) is the initiative of which institution?

[A] NITI Aayog
[B] UN Women
[C] Women and Child Development Ministry
[D] NASSCOM

 

“Shared Destiny-2021” Defence Exercise is scheduled to be held in which country?

[A] China
[B] Thailand
[C] Pakistan
[D] Mongolia

 

‘Payments Infrastructure Development Fund’ scheme is the initiative of which institution?

[A] NPCI
[B] RBI
[C] NASSCOM
[D] DSCI

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