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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


  •  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


  • 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”?



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
[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