6th Oct 2021 Current Affairs | Daily Current Affairs | Today GK & Current Affairs

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Today's Event – 6th October 2021

  • 404 – Byzantine Empress Eudoxia dies from the miscarriage of her seventh pregnancy.

  • 1539 – Spain's DeSoto expedition takes over the Apalachee capital of Anhaica for their winter quarters.

  • 1600 – Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance, beginning the Baroque period.

  • 1683 – Immigrant families found Germantown, Pennsylvania in the first major immigration of German people to America.

  • 1789 – French Revolution: King Louis XVI is forced to change his residence from Versailles to the Tuileries Palace.

  • 1849 – The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.

  • 1854 – In England, the Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead leads to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.

  • 1884 – The Naval War College of the United States is founded in Rhode Island.

  • 1898 – Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the largest American music fraternity, is founded at the New England Conservatory of Music.

  • 1903 – The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.

  • 1908 – The Bosnian crisis erupts when Austria-Hungary formally annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 1910 – Eleftherios Venizelos is elected prime minister of Greece the first of seven times.

  • 1923 – The Turkish National Movement enters Constantinople.

  • 1927 – Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent "talkie" movie.

  • 1973 – Egypt and Syria launch coordinated attacks against Israel, beginning the Yom Kippur War.

  • 1976 – Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 is destroyed by two bombs, placed onboard by an anti-Castro militant group.

  • 1976 – Premier Hua Guofeng arrests the Gang of Four, ending the Cultural Revolution in China.

  • 1976 – Dozens are killed by the Thai army in the Thammasat University massacre.

  • 1977 – The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.

  • 1979 – Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.

  • 1981 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is murdered by Islamic extremists.

  • 1985 – Police constable Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.

  • 1987 – Fiji becomes a republic.

  • 1995 – The first planet orbiting another sun, 51 Pegasi b, is discovered.

  • 2007 – Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth.

  • 2010 – Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, is founded.

National Events- 

  • Assuring necessary disciplinary action against the guilty in the alleged rape case of an IAF officer in Coimbatore recently, IAF Chief V R Chaudhari on Tuesday said no ‘two-finger test’ was conducted on the woman. She had alleged a fellow IAF officer had molested her. 

  •  In a bid to ensure access to menstrual hygiene for adolescent girls and young women, the Andhra Pradesh Government has launched a program under which branded sanitary napkins will be provided free of cost to girl students of Government educational institutions.

  •  Ahead of the by-election, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday sharply attacked RJD chief Lalu Prasad. He said that Lalu Prasad used to do election campaigns from jail in the past.

  •  Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday urged the Centre to enhance the reservation quota of Scheduled Castes and also undertake a caste census. Speaking in the Assembly, he demanded that the Centre should increase the SC quota beyond the existing 15 percent in view of changing dynamics.

  • The covid-19 standing committee of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) will submit its scientific recommendations on the vaccine rollout for children to the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVEC) in the next few days.

International Events- 

  •  Israeli archaeologists have found a rare ancient toilet in Jerusalem dating back more than 2,700 years when private bathrooms were a luxury in the holy city, authorities said Tuesday.

  •  French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Tuesday to explore potential cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and other areas as the Biden administration moved to repair damage caused to relations by excluding France from a new security initiative.

  •  The Biden administration on Monday reversed a ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics, lifting a Trump-era restriction as political and legal battles over abortion grow sharper from Texas to the US Supreme Court.

  • A major French report released Tuesday found that an estimated 330,000 children were victims of sex abuse within France's Catholic Church over the past 70 years, in France's first major reckoning with the devastating phenomenon. 

  • Declaring that America’s commitment to Taiwan was "rock-solid", the US has told China that it will continue to watch very closely the "provocative" and "destabilizing" Chinese military activities near the self-ruled island.

Job alerts-

  • Staff Selection Commission Jobs for Various Categories and other posts. Last date 25/10/2021

  • SBI PO Jobs 2021 Jobs for Probationary Officers and other posts. Last date 25/10/2021

  • OSSSC Jobs for Group C and other posts. Last date 21/10/2021

  • Manipur PSC Jobs for Medical Officers, Assistant Public Prosecutors, and other posts. Last date 20/10/2021

  • Eastern Railway Jobs for Act Apprentices and other posts. Last date 03/11/2021

Sports-

  •  Rajasthan Royals' director of cricket Kumar Sangakkara blamed his team for the heavy defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in the IPL here, saying the fault did not lie with toss or pitch. 

  •  Jimmy Neesham and Nathan Coulter-Nile bowled exceptionally well to keep Mumbai Indians alive and kicking as they outclassed Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets in a low-scoring Indian Premier League match, here on Tuesday.

  •  World Chess Champion and World No 1 Magnus Carsen added one more feather to his cap when he won the two-week Meltwater Champions Chess Tour that ended on October 4.

  •  India on Tuesday pulled out of next year’s Birmingham Commonwealth Games’ hockey competition, citing COVID-19 concerns and UK’s discriminatory quarantine rules for travelers from the country, a day after England’s withdrawal from the junior men’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar over similar reasons.

  • Pacers Nathan Coulter-Nile and James Neesham shared seven wickets between them to help Mumbai Indians restrict Rajasthan Royals to a below-par 90 for nine in their crucial Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday.

Technology-

  •  The US-based search engine giant Google has announced that it will be holding a Pixel Fall event on October 19 to unveil new Pixel 6 and Pro smartphones.

  •  Google Photos is getting one of the most awaited features. The photo and video gallery app is finally getting the ability to edit the time and date of media saved in it.

  •  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is likely to turn in its best quarterly profit in three years and record revenue, on rising memory chip prices and brisk sales

  •  Messaging app Telegram gained over 70 million new users during Monday's Facebook outage, its founder Pavel Durov said on Tuesday

  • Google has announced that it will auto-enable 2-step verification (2SV) for an additional 150 million accounts by the end of this year.

Economy – 

  •  The 30-share Sensex was trading 131.76 points or 0.22 percent higher at 59,876.64. Similarly, the Nifty rose 46.75 points or 0.26 percent to 17,869.05.

  •  International rating agency Moody's on Tuesday upgraded India's rating outlook to 'stable' from 'negative', saying a recovery is underway in Asia's third-largest economy and growth this fiscal will surpass the pre-pandemic rate.

  •  GST systems will periodically check the status of monthly returns filed and taxes paid by businesses since August and block generation of e-way bills in case of non-compliance, GSTN has said. GST Network, the company that handles the technology backbone for goods and services tax, said the blocking of the electronic waybill generation facility has now resumed on the e-way bill portal for all the taxpayers.

  •  Investors have gained over Rs5.17 lakh crore in two days of equity rally, with the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies surging to an all-time high on Tuesday.

  • ICRA Ratings on Tuesday said the outlook for the Indian road logistics sector continues to remain stable, supported by improved economic recovery in September quarter, increased pace of vaccination and decline in fresh Covid-19 cases from June onwards.

Local –

  •  Dargas and mosques reopened in Mumbai on Tuesday

  •  Only 500 people were allowed to attend the Mysuru Dasara finale in Karnataka

  •  Kolkata Metro planning to change the timings of train arrival and departures

  •  Tamil Nadu registered 1449 covid cases and 16 deaths

  • A 62-year-old man killed his estranged wife in a suicide bomb attack in Mizoram 

Person in News – 

  • Veteran actor Arvind Trivedi passed away 

GK – 

“Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration and National Contribution” is awarded by which state?

[A] Maharashtra
[B] Odisha
[C] Assam
[D] Tamil Nadu

 

Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited has recently reverse merged with which debt-ridden company?

[A] Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd
[B] DHL
[C] Kingfisher Airlines
[D] Yes Bank

 

What is the name of the cyclone that hit Oman and is the offspring of the cyclone Gulab?

[A] Shaheen
[B] Fakit
[C] Gulmuhar
[D] Tez

 

Which organization publishes the “Model Lists of Essential Medicines”?

[A] AIIMS
[B] IMA
[C] WHO
[D] FAO

 

‘DAY NRLM’ scheme is implemented by which ministry?

 

[A] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[B] Ministry of Agriculture
[C] Ministry of Women and Child Development
[D] Ministry of Rural Development

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