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Today's Event – 27th November 2021

  • 176 – Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of "Imperator" and makes him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions.

  • 602 – Byzantine Emperor Maurice is forced to watch as the usurper Phocas executes his five sons before Maurice is beheaded himself.

  • 1095 – Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.

  • 1727 – The foundation stone to the Jerusalem Church in Berlin is laid.

  • 1809 – The Berners Street hoax is perpetrated by Theodore Hook in the City of Westminster, London.

  • 1815 – Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland.

  • 1830 – Saint Catherine Labouré experiences a Marian apparition.

  • 1835 – James Pratt and John Smith are hanged in London; they are the last two to be executed for sodomy in England.

  • 1839 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.

  • 1856 – The Coup of 1856 leads to Luxembourg's unilateral adoption of a new, reactionary constitution.

  • 1895 – At the Swedish–Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.

  • 1896 – Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is first performed.

  • 1901 – The U.S. Army War College is established.

  • 1912 – Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.

  • 1917 – P. E. Svinhufvud becomes the chairman of his first senate, technically the first Prime Minister of Finland

  • 1918 – The Free Territory of Ukraine is established.

  • 1924 – In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

  • 1940 – In Romania, the ruling Iron Guard fascist party assassinates over 60 of arrested King Carol II of Romania's aides and other political dissidents.

  • 1945 – CARE (then the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) is founded to send CARE Packages of food relief to Europe after World War II.

  • 1954 – Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.

  • 1965 – Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.

  • 1968 – Penny Ann Early becomes the first woman to play major professional basketball for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the Los Angeles Stars.

  • 1971 – The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctions and crashes, but it is the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars.

  • 1973 – Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92–3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. (On December 6, the House will confirm him 387–35).

  • 1975 – The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter had announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.

  • 1978 – In San Francisco, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.

  • 1978 – The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is founded in the Turkish village of Fis.

  • 1992 – For the second time in a year, military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andrés Pérez in Venezuela.

  • 1997 – Twenty-five people are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.

  • 1999 – The centre-left Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.

  • 2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

  • 2004 – Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

  • 2006 – The House of Commons of Canada approves a motion introduced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper recognizing the Québécois as a nation within Canada.

  • 2015 – An active shooter inside a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, shoots at least four police officers. One officer later dies. Two civilians are also killed, and six injured. The shooter later surrendered.

  • 2020 – Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, is assassinated near Tehran

  • 2020 – Days after the announcement of its discovery, the Utah monolith is removed by recreationists

National Events- 

  •  Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, the RSS-affiliated farmers’ union, has accused the government of easing imports at a time when farmers have an opportunity to sell produce at a good price.

  •  Democratic countries need to join hands to think about creating safety, trust and accountability on the internet which has no boundaries, Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Saturday.

  •  A Delhi court on Saturday took cognisance of the chargesheets filed by the CBI and the ED against former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis case and summoned them on December 20.

  • Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday expressed concern over the new coronavirus variant and asked the government to provide vaccine security to the people of the country. 

  • Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana on Saturday said the legislature does not conduct studies or assess the impact of the laws that it passes, which sometimes leads to “big issues” and result in over-burdening of cases on the judiciary.

International Events- 

  •  The new potentially highly-transmissible variant of COVID-19, named Omicron by the WHO, is not a disaster as vaccines are still likely to protect against the serious disease from it, a UK scientist, who advises the government, said on Saturday.

  •  With the Omicron variant of Covid-19, which was first identified in South Africa, being identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a variant of concern, the focus has once again shifted to low vaccination rates in developing countries.

  •  The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has probably arrived in Germany, a minister in the western state of Hesse said on Saturday after mutations were found in a passenger arriving from South Africa.

  • As a White House adviser in the Trump administration, Jared Kushner took a special interest in the petroleum-rich monarchies of the Persian Gulf. 

  • Stocks around the world fell Friday and oil prices plunged, after evidence of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa prompted another round of travel restrictions and reignited concerns about the economic toll imposed by the pandemic.

Job alerts-

  • Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) Jobs for Assistant Agriculture Officer and other posts. Last date 25th December 2021

  • South Eastern Railway (SER) Jobs for Goods Guard and other posts. Last date 23rd December 2021

  • NHM Punjab Jobs for Medical Officer and other posts. Last date 6th December 2021

  • Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) Jobs for Assistant Director and other posts. Last date 24th December 2021

  • The District Cooperative Central Bank Ltd., Kakinada (DCCB Kakinada) Jobs for Clerk, Assistant Manager and other posts. Last date 3rd December 2021

Sports-

  •  India ace P V Sindhu’s impressive campaign at the Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament came to an end after she went down in three games to former world champion Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand in a hard-fought women’s singles semifinal here on Saturday.

  •  On Saturday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that the Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Harare has been canceled owing to the introduction of travel restrictions from a number of African countries, including the host country Zimbabwe after news about the breakout of a new COVID-19 variant in Southern Africa spread.

  •  Former India wrestler Ritu Phogat will take on kick-boxing world champion Stamp Fairtex, who is also a former Muay Thai world champion, in the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix Championship MMA Final on December 3.

  •  After 21 years since last playing in Australia the United States women’s soccer team needed only 24 seconds to score against the Matildas on Saturday.

  • Top-ranked Novak Djokovic secured a victory for Serbia, 40-year-old Feliciano Lopez got defending champion Spain off to a solid start, and a young Italian team rolled past the 32-time champion United States in the Davis Cup Finals here.

Technology-

  •  Indore Smart City Seed Incubation Centre has decided to use its expertise in helping Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhyalaya (DAVV) students develop their business ideas

  •  Google reported that 50 recent hacks of its cloud service were used to practice crypto mining.

  •  Tech giant Apple has surpassed smartphone brand Vivo to emerge as the largest smartphone vendor in China in October 2021, says a report.

  •  Apple's global battery development chief, Ahn Soonho, has moved to Volkswagen to lead the automaker's development of electric vehicle batteries

  • WhatsApp has won regulatory approval to double the number of users on its payments service in India to 40 million, a source with direct knowledge told Reuters.

Economy – 

  •  India’s One 97 Communications Ltd, the parent of fintech firm Paytm, said on Saturday its net loss for the three months through September widened by 8.4% as expenses rose. Paytm, reporting its earnings publicly for the first time
    since this month’s stock market debut, reported a consolidated net loss of 4.74 billion rupees ($63.2 million) compared with 4.37 billion rupees in the same period a year earlier. Revenue rose 49.7% to 11.35 billion rupees.

  •  Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said that “a free trade deal” is not the only way forward to boosting trade with the United States, noting that the current US administration was not inclined towards entering into new FTAs. Earlier this week, Goyal concluded a meeting of the Trade Policy Forum With US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai, with India and the US agreeing to settle a large number outstanding issues over the next twelve months.

  •  The rupee Friday plunged 37 paise to 74.89 against the dollar as a massive sell-off in equities, amid worries over a new variant of Covid and capital outflows, hit the forex market sentiment.

  • The Group of Ministers constituted to review the current rate slab structure under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has deferred its final meeting on November 27 to discuss various proposals for rate rationalisation and measures to shore up revenues. The ministerial panel is now expected to directly submit its report to the GST Council, which may not reflect the concerns raised by some states over recommendations of major rate tweaks by an officer-level fitment committee. 

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has maintained status quo on the issue of corporate entry into the banking space. The central bank has opted neither to accept nor reject the proposal of an Internal Working Group (IWG) of the RBI that large corporate houses should be allowed as promoters of banks “only after necessary amendments” to the Banking Regulations Act, 1949.

Local –

  • With the WHO designating B.1.1.529 as a “variant of concern”, ILBS head Dr SK Sarin, who has worked closely with the Delhi government on Covid response and preparedness, has urged caution “for at least the next six months, till June 2022”. 

  •  A case of rape and murder was filed at VB Nagar police station in Kurla after the decomposed body of an unidentified woman was recovered from the terrace of a vacant building in HDIL Colony.

  •  The Trinamool Congress on Saturday said it is “disinterested” in coordinating with the Congress during the upcoming winter session of Parliament but maintained that it would cooperate with other opposition camps on various issues concerning people’s interest, a party leader said on Saturday.

  • Three elephants were run over by a train while they were crossing a railway track near Ettimadai on the outskirts of the city on Friday night, police said. 

  • The number of students and faculty who tested positive for Covid-19 at Karnataka’s SDM College of Medical Sciences Saturday climbed to 281. Dharwad’s district magistrate Nitish Patil said six of the total cases are symptomatic while the rest of 275 are asymptomatic.

GK –

“Magdalena Andersson” was the first female prime minister of which country, who has resigned in less than 12 hours of office?

[A] Denmark
[B] Australia
[C] Sweden
[D] Ireland

 

What is the name of the scheme, which provides five kg grain per person per month free of cost to all NFSA beneficiaries?

[A] PM – KVY
[B] PM – JDY
[C] PM – FBY
[D] PM – GKAY

 

As per the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS-5),there are how many women for 1000 men in the country in 2019-2021?

[A] 1000
[B] 941
[C] 1020
[D] 916

 

Which is the fourth stealth Scorpene class submarine that was commissioned to the Indian Navy recently, under Project 75?

[A] INS Chakra
[B] INS Hamsa
[C] INS Hamla
[D] INS Vela

 

Pakistan has permitted India to transport 50,000 tonnes of wheat and life-saving medicines to which country?

 

[A] Turkmenistan
[B] Iran
[C] Afghanistan
[D] Tajikistan

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