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Today's Event – 29th August 2021

  • 708 – Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time

  • 1728 – The city of Nuuk in Greenland is founded as the fort of Godt-Haab by the royal governor Claus Paarss.

  • 1758 – The Treaty of Easton establishes the first American Indian reservation, at Indian Mills, New Jersey, for the Lenape.

  • 1786 – Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens

  • 1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.

  • 1842 – Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.

  • 1869 – The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world's first mountain-climbing rack railway.

  • 1871 – Emperor Meiji orders the abolition of the hana system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration

  • 1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patents the world's first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen

  • 1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded

  • 1903 – The Slava, the last of the five Borodino-class battleships, is launched

  • 1911 – Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.

  • 1911 – Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.

  • 1915 – US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in an accident.

  • 1930 – The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland

  • 1949 – Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.

  • 1958 – United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • 1965 – The Gemini V spacecraft returns to Earth, landing in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

  • 1982 – The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany

  • 1997 – Netflix is launched as an internet DVD rental service

National Events- 

  •  100 Vande Bharat trains to be rolled next general polls by the Indian government

  •  Recruitment for Covovax trials begins today

  •  Indian army assures of not worrying about Taliban’s threat to take over Kashmir

  •  Sukhet Model of Madhubani praised by PM Modi

  • Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for the third wave of corona

International Events- 

  •  Israel bombarded Hamas after protest at borders

  •  Last UK Troops arriving from Afghanistan

  •  Denmark lowered covid threat due to high vaccinations

  •  Britain ended evacuation on Saturday from Afghanistan

  • China protested against the US Navy presence in the Taiwan strait

Job alerts-

  • SBI Jobs for Specialist Cadre Officer and other posts. Last date 02-09-2021

  • Union Bank of India Jobs for Specialist Officers and other posts. Last date 03-09-2021

  • SSC GD Jobs for Paramedical Staff and other posts. Last date 15-09-2021

  • IB Jobs for Junior Intelligence Officer, MTS, Accountant, and other posts. Last date 20-10-2021

  • Post Office Jobs for  Gramin Dak Sevak, Driver and other posts. Last date 22-09-2021

Sports-

  •  Nishad Kumar won Silver in the high jump in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

  •  Rohit Chamoli wins Gold in 48kg boxing in Asian Youth and Junior Championships

  •  Max Verstappen wins Belgian Grand Prix for Red Bull

  •  Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has launched the Fit India Mobile Application

  • Lionel Messi getting ready for his debut for Paris Saint Germaine

Technology-

  • Madhav Sheth, Vice President, realme, and Chief Executive Officer, realme India and Europe said that Realme is planning to sell  

  •  Microsoft threatening to stop Windows 11 upgrade if it is an old CPU

Economy – 

  •  Rs. 21k crores rights issued approved by Airtel board

  •  West Bengal and Delhi start ration card portability

  •  Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar is expecting huge growth of economy post-vaccination

  •  CAIT accuses Niti Aayog of interference in e-commerce rules

Environment –

  •  Hurricane Ida creates have in Louisiana, USA

Local –

  • 50k Lord Ganesh idols ready for sale in Hyderabad for Ganesh Chaturthi 

  •  15 injured in a cylinder explosion in Dharavi, (Maharashtra)

  •  Excise department of Rajasthan earned Rs.4k crore in 5 months for the fiscal year 2022

  •  650 fresh cases of covid-19 and 6 fresh fatalities recorded in West Bengal

  • 29k fresh cases of covid-19 recorded in Kerala

GK – 

What was the theme of the “World Day against Trafficking 2021”?

[A] Save lives
[B] The future we want, the UN we need
[C] Human Trafficking: Call Your Government To Action
[D] Victims voices lead the way

 

Which two space agencies collaborated to launch the mission called “NISAR”?

[A] ROSCOSMOS and NASA
[B] NASA and CNSA
[C] ISRO and ROSCOSMOS
[D] ISRO and NASA

 

Who is the first Muslim to be nominated as the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom?

[A] Ilhan Omar
[B] Rashad Hussain
[C] Abu Ammar Yasir Qadhi
[D] Rashida Tlaib

 

Which country holds the world record in the mixed 4x100m medley relay?

[A] India
[B] Britain
[C] THE USA
[D] China

 

On which date, “Muslim Women Rights Day” was observed in India for the first time?

 

[A] August 12
[B] July 30
[C] August 1
[D] July 26

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