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Today's Event – 29th September 2021

  • 61 BC – Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.

  • 1789 – The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.

  • 1789 – The 1st United States Congress adjourns.

  • 1829 – The Metropolitan Police of London, later also known as the Met, is founded

  • 1850 – The papal bull Universalis Ecclesiae restores the Roman Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales.

  • 1855 – The Philippine port of Iloilo is opened to world trade by the Spanish administration

  • 1864 – The Treaty of Lisbon defines the boundaries between Spain and Portugal and abolishes the Couto Misto microstate.

  • 1885 – The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.

  • 1911 – Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

  • 1923 – The First American Track and Field championships for women are held.

  • 1932 – Chaco War: Last day of the Battle of Boquerón between Paraguay and Bolivia.

  • 1949 – The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People's Republic of China.

  • 1954 – The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed.

  • 1957 – The Kyshtym disaster is the third-worst nuclear accident ever recorded.

  • 1971 – Oman joins the Arab League.

  • 1972 – China–Japan relations: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China.

  • 1975 – WGPR becomes the first black-owned-and-operated television station in the US.

  • 1988 – NASA launches STS-26, the first mission since the Challenger disaster.

  • 1990 – Construction of the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (better known as Washington National Cathedral) is completed in Washington, D.C.

  • 1990 – The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.

  • 2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.

  • 2004 – Burt Rutan's Ansari SpaceShipOne performs a successful spaceflight, the first of two required to win the Ansari X Prize.

  • 2007 – Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, is demolished in a controlled explosion.

  • 2011 – The special court in India convicted all 269 accused officials for atrocity on Dalits and 17 for rape in the Vachathi case.

  • 2016 – Eleven days after the Uri attack, the Indian Army conducts "surgical strikes" against suspected militants in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.

National Events- 

  •  18k covid cases and 378 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours in India

  •  One of two people accused of raping a 24-year-old law student in Vadodara and then leaking a video of the act online was held from Junagadh on Tuesday, Gujarat police said.

  •  After establishing the Ministry of Cooperation for strengthening cooperatives in the country, the Government is now mulling creation of a cooperative brand “Proudly Co-op” which it wants not to be restricted just to India but present world over. 

  • The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday announced the bypolls to three Lok Sabha seats and 30 assembly constituencies spread across various states on October 30. 

  • Those who received Covaxin vaccine will have to wait more for taking up international travel. The emergency use authorisation (EUA) for Covaxin, the Covid vaccine developed in India, has been further delayed as the World Health Organization (WHO) has sent more technical queries to its Hyderabad vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech, sources have said.

International Events- 

  •  The Taliban banned barbershops in a southern Afghanistan province from shaving or trimming beards, claiming their edict is in line with Shariah, or Islamic, law. The order in Helmand province was issued Monday by the provincial Taliban government’s vice and virtue department to barbers in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital.

  •  Republican senators blocked a Bill to keep the Government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown pledged to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big plans to reshape Government.

  •  Youth climate activists Vanessa Nakate and Greta Thunberg chastised global leaders  on Tuesday for failing to meet funding pledges and for delivering too much “blah blah blah’’ as climate change wreaks havoc around the world. They even cast doubt on the intentions behind a youth climate gathering where they were speaking in Milan.

  •  France and Greece on Tuesday announced a multibillion-euro defense deal, including Athens’ decision to buy three French warships as part of a strategy to boost its defense capacities in the Eastern Mediterranean amid recurring tensions with longtime foe Turkey.

  • China’s top diplomat has held a virtual meeting with NATO’s chief to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, amid longstanding disagreements between Beijing and the US-led alliance over regional policies. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the discussions had been “positive and constructive”. Foreign Minister Wang Yi and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had spoken the previous day, according to the statement, focusing on “issues of common concern.”

Job alerts-

  • MHADA Jobs for JE, AE, Assistant, Clerk, Writer and other posts. Last date 14th October 2021

  • SLIET Jobs for assistant professor and other posts. Last date 22nd October 2021

  • Sikkim High Court Jobs for Group C and D and other posts. Last date 6th October 2021

  • KMLM Jobs for apprentice and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • HP High Court Jobs for clerk and other posts. Last date 15th November 2021


  •  Hardik Pandya finally showed glimpses of his destructive self as he brought Mumbai Indians back in play-off contention with the defending champions beating Punjab Kings by six wickets in an IPL match on Tuesday.

  •  BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal on Tuesday spoke on Dhoni’s inclusion, stating that India will definitely benefit from the presence of the legend in the camp.

  •  The Indian team posted a second straight win in Pool A of the FIDE World Women’s Team Chess Championship by beating Armenia 2.5-1.5 in the third round here on Tuesday.

  •  The IPL Governing Council on Tuesday decided that the two final league stage games will start concurrently at 7:30 PM IST instead of the usual double header with one game starting in the afternoon. The norm till date has been one game at 3:30 PM IST followed by evening match at 7:30 pm but the games will start at same time in order to avoid giving any unfair advantage to any team in case the last match has an outfit which has mathematical chance of qualification.

  • Struggling at 96/5 on a very slow surface at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, it looked like Kolkata Knight Riders would make heavy weather of the small target of 128 runs against Delhi Capitals in the UAE leg of the IPL 2021 on Tuesday. But a couple of big shots by spinner Sunil Narine and Nitish Rana helped them to a three wickets win.

Awards and honours-

  •  Over 470 students to be awarded Ph.Ds. by JNU 


  •  Xiaomi has also launched a new beard trimmer along with the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G smartphone.

  •  iPhone users have also reported several other problems in iOS 15

  •  Samsung is reportedly working on Galaxy smartwatches powered by solar energy.

  •  Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is official in India. Xiaomi has launched its slimmest and lightweight 5G smartphone -- Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G in the country.

  • New xCloud integration will allow Xbox owners to try games before they fully download and potentially demo them before buying in the future.

Economy – 

  •  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said there should be no compromise on data privacy and safeguard of client data with an increasing number of Indians now using digital mode of payment. 

  •  Centre on September 15 received multiple financial bids for divestment of Air India. Accordingly, Tata Sons and industrialist Ajay Singh in his personal capacity are believed to have submitted financial bids for Air India.

  • Banks, big technology companies and fintech can collaborate for better customer acquisition and use analytics for an informed credit decision, Standard Chartered Bank MD Zarin Daruwala said on Tuesday.  

  • After plunging over 1,032 points during the session, the 30-share BSE barometer pared some losses to end 410.28 points or 0.68 per cent lower at 59,667.60. The broader Nifty of the National Stock Exchange declined by 106.50 points or 0.60 per cent to close at 17,748.60, dragged down by Bharti Airtel and Tech Mahindra.

  • Having forayed into several non-dairy branded food segments of edible oils, ready-to-eat snacks, bakery products and chocolates, dairy major Amul has brought its own branded honey in the market. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday launched ‘Amul Honey’ in the presence of Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Shobha Karandlaje and Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary. Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Aggarwal and additional secretaryDr Abhilaksh Likhi, were also present.

Local –

  •  5 cabbies arrested for harassing a woman in Hoskote (Karnataka)

  •  Dakshineswar Temple in West Bengal to be closed till 3PM in Mahalaya

  •  Tamil Nadu has recorded 1630 new covid cases and 17 deaths in last 24 hours

  •  Rajasthan Government to conduct antigen tests on children as school reopens

  • Jammu Police foils terror attacks; arrests TRF terrorist

Person in News – 

  •  Roger Hunt, a striker in the only England team to win the World Cup and one of Liverpool’s most prolific scorers, has died. He was 83. Liverpool, where Hunt spent most of his playing career, said he died on Monday after a long illness.

GK – 

Jyothi Surekha Vennam, who was seen in the news recently, is associated with which sports?

[A] Tennis
[B] Squash
[C] Archery
[D] Shooting


Who represented India in the Summit for Information and Democracy held at New York?

[A] Narendra Modi
[B] Anurag Thakur
[C] Piyush Goyal
[D] Nirmala Sitharaman


What is the name of the third ever September cyclone which developed in the Bay of Bengal?

[A] Giza
[B] Gulab
[C] Gina
[D] Guna


Lasker-DeBakey award is associated with which field?

[A] Literature
[B] Sports
[C] Science
[D] Social Service


‘Tai-Ahom and Matak’, which were seen in the news recently, are the communities demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status in which state?


[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] West Bengal
[C] Assam
[D] Karnataka