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Today's Event – 28th September 2021

  • 48 BC – Pompey disembarks at Pelusium upon arriving in Egypt, whereupon he is assassinated by order of King Ptolemy XIII.

  • 1542 – Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, California. He is the first European in California. 

  • 1787 – The Congress of the Confederation votes to send the newly written United States Constitution to the state legislatures for approval.

  • 1821 – The Declaration of Independence of the Mexican Empire is drafted. It will be made public on 13 October.

  • 1867 – Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario, having also been the capital of Ontario's predecessors since 1796.

  • 1871 – The Brazilian Parliament passes a law that frees all children thereafter born to slaves, and all government-owned slaves.

  • 1889 – The General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter.

  • 1892 – The first night game for American football takes place in a contest between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal.

  • 1893 – Foundation of the Portuguese football club FC Porto.

  • 1912 – Corporal Frank S. Scott of the United States Army becomes the first enlisted man to die in an airplane crash.

  • 1924 – The first aerial circumnavigation is completed by a team from the US Army.

  • 1928 – Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.

  • 1941 – Ted Williams achieves a .406 batting average for the season, and becomes the last major league baseball player to bat .400 or better.

  • 1951 – CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.

  • 2008 – Falcon 1 becomes the first privately developed liquid-fuel ground-launched vehicle to put a payload into orbit.

  • 2008 – The Singapore Grand Prix is held as Formula One's inaugural night race, with Fernando Alonso winning the event. Almost a year later it was revealed that Alonso's team-mate Nelson Piquet Jr. had been ordered to crash his car to help bring out the safety car and give Alonso the advantage and win

  • 2014 – The 2014 Hong Kong protests begin in response to restrictive political reforms imposed by the NPC in Beijing.

  • 2016 – The 2016 South Australian blackout occurs, lasting up to three days in some areas.

National Events- 

  •  18K corona cases and 179 deaths recorded in India in the last 24 hours

  •  India has allowed Serum Institute to run vaccine trials of corona on children of age 7 to 11

  •  1 terrorist killed in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir

  •  The CBI on Monday arrested four persons in the ongoing investigation of a case related to multi-crore coal pilferage scam in Eastern Coalfields Ltd. areas during the last seven-eight years in which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee is also embroiled.

  • The Government on Monday claimed that 3.08 crore jobs were generated in nine sectors in the April-June quarter of 2021-22, reflecting a growth of 29 per cent. These nine selected sectors are Manufacturing, Construction, Trade, Transport, Education, Health, Accommodation and Restaurant, IT/ BPO and Financial Services.

International Events- 

  •  As per a CRS report, Pakistan is home to 12 terror organizations

  •  Taliban victory increases terror attacks in Pakistan

  •  Germany's centre-left Social Democrats won the biggest share of the vote in a national election Sunday, narrowly beating outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel 's centre-right Union bloc in a closely fought race that will determine who succeeds the long-time leader at the helm of Europe's biggest economy.

  •  The UK Government on Monday temporarily suspended rules under its Competition Act to allow fuel companies to address a supply crisis, which has led to long queues at several petrol stations across the country. 

  • The inclusion of two women among the four candidates vying to become the next prime minister seems like a big step forward for Japan's notoriously sexist politics. But their fate is in the hands of a conservative, mostly male governing party — and the leading female candidate has been criticized by observers for her right-wing gender policies.

Job alerts-

  • HP Police Jobs for Constable and other posts. Last date 31st October 2021

  • NHM Haryana Jobs for manager, assistant, technician and other posts. Last date 5th October 2021

  • Directorate of Secondary Education (DSE) Jobs for TGT Teacher and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • HPCL Biofuels Limited Jobs for Manager, MO and other posts. Last date Oct 16, 2021

  • State Bank of India (SBI) Jobs for Relationship Manager, Customer Relationship Executive and other posts. Last date Oct 18, 2021

Sports-

  • However bad things have seemed for Arsenal over the last decade, beating Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium can usually be relied on.  Just not usually as emphatically as Sunday’s north London derby triumph — a 3-1 victory helping to clear the early-season gloom for Mikel Arteta’s side.

  • Spectators will be allowed at next month’s men’s world boxing championships in Serbia, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced on Monday, making it the first major event in the sport to welcome back fans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  •  Opener Jason Roy and skipper Kane Williamson struck confident half-centuries to shape Sunrisers Hyderbad’s comfortable seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals as IPL Play-offs calculations got a bit more complicated, here on Monday. 

  •  Star all-rounder Chris Morris says inability to win the big moments of a game is costing Rajasthan Royals dearly after the former champions suffered a seven-wicket loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing IPL.

  •  Pakistan's former captain and most capped player Inzamam-ul-Haq had to undergo an emergency angioplasty at a private hospital here after complaining of heart-related issues and breathing difficulty.

Awards and honours-

  •  4 West Bengal residents nominated for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar for Science and Technology

Technology-

  •  Facebook has decided to pause plans to launch a "kids" version of Instagram app aimed at children between the ages of 10-12. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri announced the decision to take a step back to approach Instagram Kids with more thought and care.

  •  Skype team has announced several new features coming to the platform in the near future, promising to make the app better than ever.

  •  Google Chrome is set to bring in a new ‘Side search’ panel.

  •  The institute aims to develop new and skilled manpower in the areas of data science and artificial intelligence along with an objective to empower existing manpower

  • Google has introduced customisable images that can be used as profile pictures.

Economy – 

  •  The Centre on Monday announced the launch of the “second attempt” of auction process for 11 coal mines for commercial mining.

  •  About 99 per cent of Indian business travellers aim to resume work trips within the next 12 months, a new study showed on Monday. Over 78 per cent are “very willing” to get back on work trips which is higher than the global average.

  •  The Income Tax department has detected unaccounted income of over Rs 300 crore following raids on a group of four major steel rolling mills based in Maharashtra, the CBDT claimed on Monday.

  •  The public sector mining company NMDC asserts that an equal amount has been sanctioned for the development work of all villages from Bacheli to Nagarnar covered under its ambitious Slurry Pipeline Project.

  • The 30-share Sensex was trading 124.32 points or 0.21 per cent lower at 59,953.56. Similarly, the Nifty declined 21.40 points or 0.12 per cent to 17,833.70.

Environment –

  •  35 varieties of crops launched by PM Modi to combat climate changes

  •  ICMR attributes rise of dengue cases to climate changes and excess rainfall in India

Local –

  •  IMD issued orange alert for Mumbai of heavy rainfall

  •  Flight operations normal in Vizag (Andhra Pradesh) despite Cyclone Bulbul’s threat

  •  First year engineering student raped in New Town (West Bengal)

  •  A 39-year-old businessman Vishal Thanki defeated coronavirus after 144 days of combat at hospital in Gujarat

  • 11 Tamil Nadu districts has reported rise in covid-cases

GK – 

KVIC has recently set up a ‘Tussar Silk Yarn Production Centre’ in which state?

[A] Gujarat
[B] Karnataka
[C] Odisha
[D] West Bengal

 

Which Ministry launched the ‘Planetarium Innovation Challenge’ for Indian start-ups and entrepreneurs?

[A] Ministry of Science and Technology
[B] Ministry of Electronics and IT
[C] Ministry of Jal Shakti
[D] Ministry of MSME

 

Who has been granted the 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award?

[A] Narendra Modi
[B] Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
[C] Leymah Gbowee
[D] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

 

Which South Pacific Ocean country recently moved International Court of Justice, regarding Climate change?

[A] Fiji
[B] Australia
[C] Vanuatu
[D] Papua New Guinea

 

Which entity operates “Digital Sky” Platform in India?

 

[A] NITI Aayog
[B] Reserve Bank of India
[C] Directorate General of Civil Aviation
[D] Ministry of Information Technology

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