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Today's Event – 8th August 2021

  • 1509-Krishnadeva Raya becomes Vijayanagar Emperor

  • 1709- The power of hot air lifting was demonstrated by Bartolomeu de Gusmao

  • 1876- Patent received by Thomas Edison for his mimeograph

  • 1908- The Wilbur brothers conduct their first successful test flight

  • 1942- Quit India Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi

  • 2008- The Beijing Olympics was started

National Events- 

  •  India has recorded over 39k covid cases

  •  Doctors of government medical colleges observe black as their strikes were deemed illegal by Gujarat government

  •  16k active cases and 32 deaths recorded in Kerala

  •  58 patients evacuated after gas-leak in Mumbai’s Kasturba Hospital

  • Police officer died in an encounter in Kulgam district terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir

International Events- 

  •  US is now recording 1 lakh infections of covid daily 

  •  50 people arrested and 150 people under charge for Hindu temple attack in Pakistan

  •  Some people are receiving Covid-19 boosters without approval from the FDA in US

  •  Taliban has entered Jawzjan province of northern Afghanistan

  • Thai police have rained tear gas on protestors on covid handling issues

Job alerts-

  • Odisha High Court Jobs for Stenographer and other posts. Last date 4th September 2021

  • SBI Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date 31st August 2021

  • MP High Court Jobs for Personal Assistant and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • BSF Jobs for GD Constable and other posts. Last date 30th September 2021

  • Jalandhar Cantt Jobs for MTS, Driver and other posts. Last date 30th August 2021


  •  India needs 157 more runs to win the first test match

  •  Bajrang Punia wins Bronze in men’s freestyle 65kg at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  •  Aditi Ashok placed 4th in golf in 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite best performance

  •  Neeraj Chopra celebrates gold victory in javelin at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • Rain disruption causes India-England first test match to end in a draw


  • Google in plans to create a huge R&D hub in Silicon Valley for hardware development

  •  Motorola Edge is most likely to come to India

  •  Samsung is speculated to lead the Indian smartphone market by 88 percent

Economy – 

  •  Textile’s minister Piyush Goyal asked handloom industry for exports over Rs.10k crores

  • The Income Tax department has provided dedicated email ids to register complaints under the Faceless Grievance Schemes 

  •  India’s real GDP is expected to increase on year-on-year basis from the first quarter of 2022

  •  FPIs to invest over Rs.1,210 crores in the Indian market on August `

  • Four IPOs are opened this week; planning to raise over Rs.14k crores

Environment –

  • Delhi University planning to make tree plantation a part of curriculum 

Local –

  •  Over 2 lakhs challan issued in New Delhi for violating covid norms

  •  A survey has reported that 57% in Haryana believed that India will win 10 medals in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  •  CRPF constable hangs himself in New Delhi; son says he was depressed

  •  Above 1k cases of covid recorded in Orissa

  • Above 1 lakh vaccinations have been administered in Jharkhand

Person in News – 

  •  TBA

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


What is the venue of INDRA-21, the Joint Military Exercise of Indian Army and Russian Army ?

[A] New Delhi
[B] Moscow
[C] Volgograd
[D] Ghaziabad


Which initiative has been launched by the Government of India for Pre-school kids?

[C] Vidya Pravesh
[D] Academic Bank of Credit System


In which state / union territory, Karaikal Port is located?

[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Puducherry
[C] Kerala
[D] Karnataka


Which country hosted the G20 Culture Ministers Meeting, 2021?


[A] India
[B] Italy
[C] Australia
[D] France