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Today's Event – 30th August 2021

  • 1574 – Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master

  • 1835 – Australia: Melbourne, Victoria is founded.

  • 1909 – Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.

  • 1916 – Ernest Shackleton completes the rescue of all of his men stranded on Elephant Island in Antarctica.

  • 1936 – The RMS Queen Mary wins the Blue Riband by setting the fastest transatlantic crossing

  • 1945 – The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong comes to an end

  • 1967 – Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

  • 1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage

  • 1991 – Dissolution of the Soviet UnionAzerbaijan declares independence from the Soviet Union

National Events- 

  •  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has stated that war-torn Afghanistan is raising security issues

  • 42k cases and 380 deaths recorded in India of covid-19 

  •  High vaccination intake in the rural parts of India recorded

  • Physical hearing to be heard in Supreme Court from 1st September 2021 

  • PM Modi urges youth to take up sports to boost Olympic performances

International Events- 

  •  UK Government criticized for leaving hundreds of people in Afghanistan eligible for relocation

  •  US-Pakistan relationship strained due to US Troops pull out

  •  Many Afghans killed outside Kabul airport who were seeking new lives abroad

  •  Pakistan increasing norms to tackle Covid 4th wave

  • White House has confirmed smooth evacuations despite bomb blasts at Kabul airport

Job alerts-

  • BFUHS Jobs for steno, technician, and other posts. Last date 16th September 2021

  • HP Jal Shakti Vibhag Jobs for pump operator, worker, and other posts. Last date 7th September 2021

  • WCD Chandigarh Jobs for Anganwadi Helper and other posts. Last date 31st August 2021

  • WCD Chittoor Jobs for Anganwadi Helper, Worker, and other posts. Last date 9th September 2021

  • South Central Railway Jobs for SCR Technician and other posts. Last date 26th September 2021

Sports-

  •  Shooter Avani Lekhara wins Gold at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in shooting

  •  Yogesh Kathuniya won silver in the discus throw at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

  •  Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Gujar won silver and bronze respectively in javelin throw in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

  • Senior Indian pacer Ishant Sharma might be dropped from Oval test 

  • Cristiano Ronaldo fulfills medical check-up ahead of Manchester United return

Technology-

  •  Samsung A52 5G model to be launched on 1st September 2021

  •  Samsung Galaxy S21 might launch on September 8th, 2021

  •  Dell launched new Alienware X-series, XPS, and G15 laptops, price starts Rs 82,990 

  • HP Spectre x360 14 launched with 11th Gen Intel processor and up to 17 hours battery life

  • Nokia says telecoms are building to approach 5G connection in India

Economy – 

  •  Petrol at Rs. 101.49; diesel at Rs. 88.92

  •  Sensex at peak 56,535; Nifty at the top as 16,829

  •  Income tax refunded Rs. 51k crore to taxpayers

  •  UAE to open for fully vaccinated tourists but with riders

  • Maruti Suzuki to increase the price of models at the beginning of September

Environment –

  •  Heavy rains to affect Delhi, the India Meteorological Department reports

Local –

  •  500 booked in West Bengal for night curfew violation

  •  CPM workers in Agartala (Tripura) were attacked by other party workers

  •  14 prisoners in Aurangabad (Maharashtra) tested corona positive 

  •  Odisha recorded 849 new covid cases

  • Jhansi district of UP thanked incumbent PM Modi for renaming Khel Ratna Award

Person in News – 

  •  Actor Armaan Kohli arrested by NCB after house search reveals drugs

  • Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner passed away at age 91

GK – 

‘Kunming Declaration’, which was seen in the news recently, is associated with which country?

[A] China
[B] Japan
[C] USA
[D] South Korea

 

BH-series, which was making news recently, is associated with which sector?

[A] Textile
[B] Automobile
[C] Artificial Intelligence
[D] Financial Inclusion

 

Which country has ruled that the overtime practice of “996” is illegal?

[A] Japan
[B] China
[C] India
[D] Sri Lanka

 

BRICS Nations have recently opposed the Carbon border tax, proposed by which association?

[A] EU
[B] NATO
[C] OPEC
[D] G-20

 

Which year is to be celebrated as the International Year of Millets under the leadership of India?

[A] 2022
[B] 2023
[C] 2024
[D] 2025

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