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Today's Event – 29th October 2021

  • 1390 – First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people.

  • 1611 – Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.

  • 1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.

  • 1621 – The London Pageant of 1621 celebrates the inauguration of Edward Barkham (Lord Mayor)

  • 1675 – Leibniz makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus.

  • 1787 – Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.

  • 1792 – Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who sighted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.

  • 1863 – Eighteen countries meet in Geneva and agree to form the International Red Cross.

  • 1888 – The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.

  • 1901 – In Amherst, Massachusetts, nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.

  • 1901 – Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution.

  • 1914 – Ottoman entry into World War I.

  • 1918 – The German High Seas Fleet is incapacitated when sailors mutiny, an action which would trigger the German Revolution of 1918–19.

  • 1921 – The Harvard University football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25-game winning streak. This is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football.

  • 1923 – Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

  • 1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.

  • 1944 – The Dutch city of Breda is liberated by 1st Polish Armoured Division.

  • 1953 – BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco.

  • 1955 – The Soviet battleship Novorossiysk strikes a World War II mine in the harbor at Sevastopol.

  • 1957 – Israel's prime minister David Ben-Gurion and five of his ministers are injured when Moshe Dwek throws a grenade into the Knesset.

  • 1960 – An airplane carrying the Cal Poly football team crashes on takeoff in Toledo, Ohio.

  • 1964 – The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar is renamed to the United Republic of Tanzania.

  • 1967 – Montreal's World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors.

  • 1969 – The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.

  • 1972 – The three surviving perpetrators of the Munich massacre are released from prison in exchange for the hostages of the hijacked Lufthansa Flight 615.

  • 1980 – Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in a crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base's Duke Field, Florida, leading to the cancellation of Operation Credible Sport.

  • 1985 – Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced as the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.

  • 1986 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.

  • 1991 – The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.

  • 1994 – Francisco Martin Duran fires over two dozen shots at the White House; he is later convicted of trying to kill U.S. President Bill Clinton.

  • 1998 – In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.

  • 1998 – Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year-old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space at that time.

  • 1998 – ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of the STS-95 space shuttle mission.

  • 1998 – While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of six and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he is landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.

  • 1998 – Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.

  • 1999 – A large cyclone devastates Odisha, India.

  • 2002 – A fire destroys a luxurious department store where 1500 people are shopping. Over 60 people die and over 100 are unaccounted for. It becomes the deadliest peacetime disaster in Vietnam.

  • 2004 – The Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a 2004 Osama bin Laden video in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

  • 2005 – Bombings in Delhi, India kill more than 60.

  • 2008 – Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to five.

  • 2012 – Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the United States, killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly, while leaving nearly $70 billion in damages and causing major power outages.

  • 2015 – China announces the end of its one-child policy after 35 years.

  • 2020 – Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party and of the Opposition in the United Kingdom is suspended from the Labour Party following his response to findings from the EHRC on the issue of antisemitism within the party.

National Events- 

  •  PM Modi in Italy to attend G20 summit

  •  11 killed and 15 hurt as J&K bus falls into Doda gorge

  •  The Supreme Court has declared that privacy of commoners is as equal as journalists

  •  India deploys game changing weapons near China border

  • As per NCRB reports, farmer suicides increase by 18%

International Events- 

  •  A top US diplomat stated that US committed helping Taiwan defend itself

  •  144 million dollars aid declared by USA to help Afghan people

  •  Julian Assange’s lawyer dismisses US promises over extradition

  •  South Korea eases curbs while living with covid-19

  • A Lancet Study claims that Covid-19 can also spread through fully vaccinated people at home

Job alerts-

  • Karnataka High Court Jobs for Typist and other posts. Last date 27th November 2021

  • Madhya Pradesh Postal Circle Jobs for Assistant / SA, MTS, Postman and other posts. Last date 3rd December 2021

  • Madhya Pradesh High Court Jobs for Class 4 posts and other posts. Last date 24th November 2021

  • Jharkhand Post Office Recruitment 2021 Jobs for MTS and other posts. Last date 25th November 2021

  • AIIMS Raipur Jobs for Group A Senior Resident and other posts. Last date 7th November 2021


  • India will be a part of the FIFAe Nations Series 2022 (FeNS22),the flagship competitive gaming series of FIFA for its member associations.  The tournament will be contested by FIFAe national teams. 

  •  Bayern Munich usually deals out the thrashings in Germany, not the other way around. The Bavarian powerhouse got a taste of its own medicine on Wednesday when Borussia Mönchengladbach knocked Bayern out of the German Cup with a fully deserved 5-0 victory in front of its ecstatic fans.

  •  After another poor performance and yet another loss, Ronald Koeman couldn’t hang on any longer as Barcelona coach. It took less than three months after Lionel Messi’s departure for Koeman to finally succumb as the pressure kept increasing and the Catalan club’s struggles continued.

  •  While Real Sociedad keeps impressing, defending champion Atlético Madrid continues to disappoint in the Spanish league. Sociedad broke the four-way tie at the top of the league with a 2-0 win at Celta Vigo on Thursday, while Atlético fell further behind after drawing 2-2 at second-to-last-place Levante.

  • Vintage David Warner answered his critics with a sizzling 42-ball-65 as Australia cruised to seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in a Super 12 game of the ICC T20 World Cup here on Thursday.


  • Google recently launched its new flagship smartphones Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro that get few exclusive features. 

  •  Apple has reported impressive numbers during its quarterly earnings call.

  •  Facebook’s announcement to rebrand as Meta unleashed a series of hilarious posts from Twitter users.

  •  Supply chain woes cost Apple $6 billion in sales during the company's fiscal fourth quarter, which missed Wall Street expectations

  • Ether the world's second largest cryptocurrency hit a all time high on Friday, a little over a week after larger rival bitcoin set its own record.

Economy – 

  •  Sensex low at 59,280.48; Nifty down at 17,675.55

  •  Government allows hikes for government sphere employees

  •  Shaktikanta Das appointed RBI governor for 3 years term

  •  IRCTC recovers after government cancels revenue share plan

  • Infosys starts internal talent marketplace to meet demand

Local –

  • 3 people held in Noida (Delhi) for pro Pakistan slogan under sedition

  •  2 people for exam malpractices in Bangalore

  •  Telangana high court upholds Dalit Bandhu deferment

  •  West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee stated TMC stands for temple, mosque and church

  • Dengue cases on a high rise in Prayagraj (Gujarat)

GK – 

Which Ministry has approved the Pilot Project on skilling of Design and Commissioning technical personnel?

[A] Ministry of Defence
[B] Ministry of Textiles
[C] Ministry of MSME
[D] Ministry of Steel


Which Union Ministry launched the ‘Green Day Ahead Market (GDAM)’?

[A] Ministry of Coal
[B] Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
[C] Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
[D] Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare


India signed a MoU with which country to exchange information in the field of public sector audit?

[A] Sri Lanka
[B] Switzerland
[C] Maldives
[D] Cayman Islands


Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who was seen in the news, has been re-elected as the President of which country?

[A] Afghanistan
[B] Uzbekistan
[C] Syria
[D] Maldives


The UN Disarmament Week is observed annually during which month?


[A] November
[B] October
[C] September
[D] August