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- Chief scientist K Thangaraj of CCMB won JC Bose Fellowship for the year 2019.

- Digital payments player Paytm announced the promotion of its Chief Financial Officer Madhur Deora as the company’s President.

- Eminent Punjabi writer and Sahitya Akademi winner Professor Niranjan Singh Tasneem passed away.



(Q) India’s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology will be set up in ________ ?

(A) Kerala

(B) Odisha

(C) Assam

(D) Gujarat



The World Senior Citizen‘s Day is celebrated on the 21st of August each year.

It was first proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 14, 1990.



Bismillah Khan (21 March 1916 – 21 August 2006), often referred to by the honorific title Ustad, was an Indian musician credited with popularizing the shehnai, a subcontinental wind instrument of the oboe class.



Usain St Leo Bolt OJ, CD (born 21 August 1986) is a retired Jamaican sprinter.

He is the first person to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory.



Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, FRS (19 October 1910 – 21 August 1995), was an Indian American astrophysicist born in Lahore, Punjab.



Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (born August 21, 1973) is a Russian-born American computer scientist, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist.



- 1991 The 1991 Soviet coup d‘état, also known as the August Putsch, collapsed. The failed coup contributed to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

- 1984 Born : Alizée (stage name of Alizée Jacotey), French singer, dancer and voice actress. She was discovered by Mylène Farmer in 1999.



1. ESSENTIAL (ADJECTIVE): basic and fundamental

Synonyms: substantial, intrinsic Antonyms: extrinsic, inessential

Example Sentence:

He bought all the essential commodities.



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