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Today's Event – 27th October 2021

  • 312 – Constantine is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.

  • 939 – Æthelstan, the first king of all England, dies and is succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund I.

  • 1275 – Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.

  • 1524 – French troops lay siege to Pavia.

  • 1553 – Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.

  • 1644 – Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.

  • 1682 – Philadelphia is founded in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • 1775 – King George III expands on his Proclamation of Rebellion in the Thirteen Colonies in his speech from the throne at the opening of Parliament.

  • 1795 – The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid, which establishes the boundaries between Spanish colonies and the U.S.

  • 1806 – The French Army enters Berlin, following the Battle of Jena–Auerstedt.

  • 1810 – United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.

  • 1838 – Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be killed.

  • 1904 – The first underground New York City Subway line opens, later designated as the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line.

  • 1922 – A referendum in Rhodesia rejects the country's annexation to the South African Union.

  • 1924 – The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.

  • 1930 – Ratifications exchanged in London for the first London Naval Treaty go into effect immediately, further limiting the expensive naval arms race among its five signatories.

  • 1936 – Mrs Wallis Simpson obtains her divorce, which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.

  • 1954 – Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.

  • 1958 – Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed by General Ayub Khan, who had been appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier.

  • 1961 – NASA tests the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

  • 1962 – Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down over Cuba by a Soviet-supplied surface-to-air missile.

  • 1964 – Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of the Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launches his political career and comes to be known as "A Time for Choosing".

  • 1967 – Catholic priest Philip Berrigan and others of the 'Baltimore Four' protest the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records.

  • 1971 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire.

  • 1979 – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

  • 1986 – The British government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.

  • 1991 – Turkmenistan achieves independence from the Soviet Union.

  • 1992 – United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating debate about gays in the military that results in the United States' "Don't ask, don't tell" military policy.

  • 1994 – Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.

  • 1995 – Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is convicted in absentia of corruption.

  • 1997 – The 1997 Asian financial crisis causes a crash in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • 1999 – Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing the Prime Minister and seven others.

  • 2014 – Britain withdraws from Afghanistan at the end of Operation Herrick, after 12 years four months and seven days.

  • 2017 – Catalonia declares independence from Spain.

  • 2018 – Leicester City F.C. owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha dies in a helicopter crash along with four others after a Premier League match against West Ham United at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England 

  • 2019 – Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi kills himself and three children by detonating a suicide vest during the U.S. military Barisha raid in northwestern Syria 

National Events- 

  •  Attacking the BJP and its ideological fountainhead RSS, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday asked whether they have an answer to the problem of rising inflation and fuel prices that has badly hit the people of the country.

  •  With its leaders in States like Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan washing dirty linen in public, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday made it clear that strengthening the organisation must override “personal ambitions” and emphasised the “paramount need for discipline and unity” for both collective and individual success. 

  • The Congress and the Aam Admi Party (AAP) on Tuesday latched on to former Goa Governor and incumbent Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik’s reported comments alleging corruption by the BJP-led State Government during the Covid pandemic and demanded a time-bound investigation under the supervision of a sitting Supreme Court judge into the charges. 

  •  As China flexes its muscles in the Indo-Pacific region, top security experts will discuss its geopolitical ramifications in the three-day Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) starting Wednesday. The online seminar organised by the Navy will also review both opportunities and challenges that arise within the strategically important region.

  • Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday that a Government panel of experts was looking into a Delta coronavirus subvariant, AY.4.2, that is believed to have triggered an increase in the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the United Kingdom.

International Events- 

  •  Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified for the first time in a junta court on Tuesday, four months after being put on trial by the military, a source with knowledge of the case told AFP.

  •  China continues to bully its neighbours to try to coerce them into behaviour that is more in keeping with its national security or economic interests, the Pentagon said on Monday.

  • Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Bagheri announced that he will meet European Union diplomat Enrique Mora on Wednesday in Brussels. 

  •  A top UN official has urged the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Israeli Defense Forces to respect the sanctity of the Blue Line, a border demarcation between the two nations published by the world body in 2000, in furtherance of peace and stability.

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stepped back from his threat to declare the Ambassadors of 10 countries, including the US, Germany and France, as “persona non grata” after they made a joint statement for the release of a jailed businessman.

Job alerts-

  • Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission Jobs for Medical Officer and other posts. Last date 10th December 2021

  • Rajasthan Post Office Jobs for MTS and other posts. Last date 6th December 2021

  • Kerala Postal Circle Jobs for MTS, Postman and other posts. Last date 3rd December 2021

  • Odisha Public Service Commission Jobs for Assistant Professor and other posts. Last date 25th November 2021

  • Chhattisgarh Police (CG Police) Jobs for Bastar Fighter Constable and other posts. Last date 12th November 2021

Sports-

  • Former and current India players, including Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh, on Monday extended their support to pacer Mohammad Shami, who was subjected to a fierce online attack following the national team’s first ever loss to Pakistan in World Cup history. 

  •  Indian cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar has called Virat Kohli an "absolutely amazing talent" for the innings he played against Pakistan in the 10-wicket loss to the arch-rivals in the ICC T20 World Cup 'Super 12' game on October 24. 

  •  Flamboyant India all-rounder Hardik Pandya's shoulder injury sustained during the T20 World Cup opener against Pakistan is believed to be a minor one and he is likely to be available for the next game against New Zealand on October 31.

  • Indian cricket's new batting sensation Ruturaj Gaikwad will lead Maharashtra in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, starting November 4.

  • A visibly irritated India captain Virat Kohli said it would not have been the end of the world for him even if his team had won instead of suffering a heavy defeat to arch-rivals Pakistan in the T20 World Cup here on Sunday.

Awards and honours-

  •  Chennai cops to receive awards every month

Technology-

  • Chip-maker Qualcomm has introduced four new mobile platforms -- Snapdragon 778G Plus 5G, 695 5G, 480 Plus 5G as well as 680 4G with increased performance and capabilities.  

  • Growth in Microsoft's cloud computing business helped push its profit up 24% in the July-September quarter over the same time last year. 

  •  Samsung India Electronics has registered a 39 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 4,040.9 crore even as its revenue from operations remained flat at Rs 75,886.3 crore

  •  Sensors will reportedly be ready to use in 2022, which means the Apple Watch Series 8 could get them.

  • Xiaomi has announced ‘Diwali with Mi’, exclusive offline offers valid till November 6. Along with this, Xiaomi India also unveiled an exclusive initiative - “Har din Diwali"

Economy – 

  •  The rupee snapped its two-session losing streak to settle 12 paise higher at 74.96 against the US dollar on Tuesday, tracking a positive trend in domestic equities and losses in crude oil prices.

  •  The Central Government proposes to operationalise the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) as a private sector-led, non-profit company to bring focus on ethical and responsible behavior while providing for trust, rigorous norms of governance, accountability, and transparency.

  •  The RBI on Tuesday said it has imposed a Rs 90 lakh penalty on Vasai Vikas Sahakari Bank, Maharashtra, for non-compliance with certain directions, including on classification of loans as NPAs, and other directions.

  •  The 30-share BSE Sensex opened on a firm footing but ran into rough weather in afternoon trade, before staging a comeback to close 383.21 points or 0.63 percent higher at 61,350.26. On similar lines, the broader NSE Nifty surged 143 points or 0.79 percent to end at 18,268.40.

  • Banks have sanctioned loans worth Rs 11,168 crore to about 2 lakh borrowers under the credit outreach programme, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday. Under this programme, banks have been holding special camps across various parts of the country to sanction loans to eligible borrowers as per the prudential norms. Most of the banks have announced festival offers at concessional rates of interest and waived processing charges.

Local –

  •  CM Kejriwal to head a Delhi Cabinet meeting today

  •  Devotees allowed to enter Hasanamba Temple in Karnataka

  •  West Bengal government has made it mandatory to have health card for government hospital admission

  •  Half of Tamil Nadu’s 12k corona cases are from 6 districts itself

  • West Bengal government bans gutka and pan masala for 1 year form November 7th 2021

GK – 

With reference to Jaynagar-Kurtha cross-border rail link, in which country is Kurtha located?

[A] Nepal
[B] Bhutan
[C] Bangladesh
[D] Sri Lanka

 

Which country has been called on at the UN by 43 other nations, to ensure the rights of the Muslim Uyghur community?

[A] Afghanistan
[B] China
[C] North Korea
[D] Israel

 

Which city played host to the first-ever National Inter-Religious Conference, held in India?

[A] Mumbai
[B] Pune
[C] Nagpur
[D] Varanasi

 

Which is the first airline to launch direct flights from Srinagar to Sharjah?

[A] IndiGo
[B] Go First
[C] Air India
[D] Vistara

 

Which global bloc has entered into an agreement on cross-border data use and digital trade?

 

[A] G-20
[B] G-7
[C] ASEAN
[D] BRICS

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