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Today's Event – 7th November 2021

  • 335 – Athanasius is banished to Trier, on charge that he prevented a grain fleet from sailing to Constantinople.

  • 680 – The Sixth Ecumenical Council commences in Constantinople.

  • 921 – Treaty of Bonn: The Frankish kings Charles the Simple and Henry the Fowler sign a peace treaty or 'pact of friendship' (amicitia),to recognize their borders along the Rhine.

  • 1426 – Lam S?n uprising: Lam S?n rebels emerge victorious against the Ming army in the Battle of T?t ??ng – Chúc ??ng taking place in ?ông Quan, in now Hanoi.

  • 1492 – The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the Earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

  • 1504 – Christopher Columbus returns from his fourth and last voyage.

  • 1619 – Elizabeth Stuart is crowned Queen of Bohemia.

  • 1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.

  • 1775 – John Murray, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, starts the first mass emancipation of slaves in North America by issuing Lord Dunmore's Offer of Emancipation, which offers freedom to slaves who abandoned their colonial masters to fight with Murray and the British.

  • 1786 – The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

  • 1811 – Tecumseh's War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.

  • 1837 – In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot dead by a mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.

  • 1861 – The first Melbourne Cup horse race is held in Melbourne, Australia.

  • 1874 – A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.

  • 1885 – The completion of Canada's first transcontinental railway is symbolized by the Last Spike ceremony at Craigellachie, British Columbia.

  • 1893 – Women's suffrage: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.

  • 1900 – Second Boer War: Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.

  • 1900 – The People's Party is founded in Cuba.

  • 1907 – Jesús García saves the entire town of Nacozari de García by driving a burning train full of dynamite six kilometres (3.7 miles) away before it can explode.

  • 1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

  • 1912 – The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.

  • 1913 – The first day of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, a massive blizzard that ultimately killed 250 and caused over $5 million (about $118,098,000 in 2013 dollars) damage. Winds reach hurricane force on this date.

  • 1914 – The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.

  • 1916 – Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.

  • 1916 – Woodrow Wilson is reelected as President of the United States.

  • Massachusetts, plunging into the frigid waters of Fort Point Channel, killing 46 people.[3]

  • 1917 – The Gregorian calendar date of the October Revolution, which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October. On this date in 1917, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace.

  • 1918 – The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.

  • 1918 – Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria.

  • 1919 – The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in 23 U.S. cities.

  • 1920 – Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow issues a decree that leads to the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.

  • 1929 – In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.

  • 1931 – The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the October Revolution.

  • 1933 – Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.

  • 1936 – Spanish Civil War: The Madrid Defense Council is formed to coordinate the Defense of Madrid against nationalist forces

  • 1940 – In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion.

  • 1944 – Soviet spy Richard Sorge, a half-Russian, half-German World War I veteran, is hanged by his Japanese captors along with 34 of his ring.

  • 1944 – Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States.

  • 1949 – The first oil was taken in Oil Rocks (Neft Da?lar?),oldest offshore oil platform.

  • 1954 – In the US, Armistice Day becomes Veterans Day.

  • 1956 – Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.

  • 1956 – Hungarian Revolution: János Kádár returns to Budapest in a Soviet armored convoy, officially taking office as the next Hungarian leader. By this point, most armed resistance has been defeated.

  • 1967 – Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.

  • 1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

  • 1972 – United States presidential election: U.S. President Richard Nixon is re-elected in the largest landslide victory at the time.

  • 1973 – The United States Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.

  • 1975 – In Bangladesh, a joint force of people and soldiers takes part in an uprising led by Colonel Abu Taher that ousts and kills Brigadier Khaled Mosharraf, freeing the then house-arrested army chief and future president Maj-Gen. Ziaur Rahman.

  • 1983 – United States Senate bombing: A bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No one is injured, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused.

  • 1987 – In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

  • 1987 – The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system in Singapore opens for passenger service.

  • 1989 – Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.

  • 1989 – David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City.

  • 1989 – East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, is forced to resign after huge anti-government protests.

  • 1990 – Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.

  • 1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is HIV-positive and retires from the NBA.

  • 1994 – WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.

  • 1996 – NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.

  • 2000 – Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case, electing George W. Bush the 43rd President of the United States.

  • 2000 – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.

  • 2004 – Iraq War: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

  • 2007 – Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

  • 2012 – An earthquake off the Pacific coast of Guatemala kills at least 52 people.

  • 2017 – Shamshad TV is attacked by armed gunmen and suicide bombers. A security guard was killed and 20 people were wounded. ISIS claims responsibility for the attack.

National Events- 

  •  The Central and State Governments were forced to marginally reduce tax on fuel prices after the setback in the recent bye-elections, Congress leader and former Minister U T Khader MLA said on Saturday. 

  •  The BJP organised State-wide protests in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday demanding that the State Government immediately reduce Value Added Tax on petrol and diesel and provide relief to the people. 

  •  Having declined to entertain a plea by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking extension of his custody by nine days, a Special Holiday Court on Saturday remanded Maharashtra’s former Home Minister and accused in a money laundering case  Anil Deshmukh in judicial custody for 14 days.

  •  Three people have been booked for allegedly attempting to rape a woman in a village here and beating up her family members, police said on Saturday.  According to police, the incident took place on Friday in a village under Khatoli Police Station area.

  • Sixteen months after her arrest in the sensational gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh, one of the prime accused in the racket, walked out of jail here on Saturday after securing bail on November 2.

International Events- 

  •  An oil tanker exploded near Sierra Leone’s capital, killing at least 92 people and severely injuring dozens of others after large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.

  •  At least eight people have died and scores of others injured in what authorities described as a “mass casualty” incident on the opening night of a popular music festival here in Texas attended by some 50,000 fans of American rapper Travis Scott.

  •  As digitisation has become the buzzword amid the Covid-19 pandemic, cooperative societies, particularly banks — whether big or small — are finding themselves in the crosshairs of cyber criminals. This has prompted stakeholders like the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) to step forward to ensure cyber security of digital assets.

  •  Cheering and marching to the beat of drums, tens of thousands of climate activists paraded on Saturday through the streets of the Scottish city hosting the UN climate summit, demanding that Governments step up actions to reduce the use of climate-warming fossil fuels that are damaging the planet.

  • The head of the UN body investigating the most serious crimes in Myanmar said that preliminary evidence collected since the military seized power on Feb. 1 shows a widespread and systematic attack on civilians “amounting to crimes against humanity.”

Job alerts-

  • WBHRB Jobs for Nurse and other posts. Last date 18th November 2021

  • West Bengal Health Recruitment Board Jobs for Assistant Superintendent and other posts. Last date 18th November 2021

  • IIT Kanpur Jobs for registrar, officer, technician and other posts. Last date 16th November 2021

Sports-

  • Young Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen dished out a gritty performance to outwit Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarn in a thrilling three-game contest and progressed to the semifinals of the Hylo Open Super 500 here. 

  •  Hockey India on Saturday named 24 players in the core probable group for a preparatory camp ahead of the men's junior World Cup scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar from November 24.

  •  Morinari Watanabe was re-elected to a new three-year term as president of the International Gymnastics Federation on Saturday after seeing off a challenger. Watanabe, from Japan, won the vote 81 to 47 against Farid Gayibov of Azerbaijan at a conference in Turkey, the federation said.

  •  Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat unseeded American Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-3 to reach the Paris Masters semifinals and remain on course for a record-extending sixth title at the tournament. Djokovic is also vying for a record 37th Masters title.

  • England suffered their first defeat in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup but still qualified for the semifinals on the basis of a better net run rate, knocking out victors South Africa from the tournament here on Saturday.

Awards and honours-

  • Madhya Pradesh Tourism earns 3 international tourism awards 

Technology-

  •  Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now rolling out a feature that would allow users to link their account to secondary devices and continue to send and receive messages without the primary smartphone online.

  • Google has announced a new scholarship for women who are pursuing studies in Computer Science. 

  •  A businessman of Deogarh district lost over Rs 30 lakh to cyber fraudsters, who cheated him on the pretext of installing a Jio mobile phone tower on his property.

  •  Thomas Dohmke, currently chief product officer, will replace Nat Friedman from November 15, who will move into the role of chairman emeritus.

Economy – 

  •  Ongoing quarterly results season, along with the release of macro-economic data on industrial output and inflation, will determine the trajectory of the key Indian equity indices in the week ahead. Besides, market experts expressed concern over high valuations as well as global cues impacting FPI inflows.

  •  India’s real GDP is expected to grow at 8-9 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in Q2FY22, Motilal Oswal Financial Services (MOFSL) said. The real GDP is the inflation adjusted figure of all the finished goods and services produced in a country within a specific time period.

  •  Sources told IANS, the IRDAI had taken on lease an office space of 7,450 square feet in Churchgate, Nariman Point, Mumbai in 2014, got it renovated at a cost of more than Rs 1 crore, and opened its Mumbai Regional office (MRO) in October 2015.

  • Terming whistleblower allegations on loan evergreening as “grossly inaccurate and baseless”, Indusind Bank on Saturday admitted to have disbursed 84,000 loans without customer consent in May owing to a “technical glitch”. 

  • The Centre on Saturday said that Income Tax (I-T) Department recently carried out ‘search and seizure operations at locations associated with an Urban Credit Cooperative Bank located in Maharashtra.

Local –

  •  Tally of Zika virus infection in Uttar Pradesh rises to 79

  •  Lowest cases of covid ever recorded in Maharashtra

  •  Lack of agency co-ordination hampering civic growth in Bengaluru

  •  Doctors and nurses in Kolkata are demanding booster shots

  • Tamil Nadu records 862 cases of covid and 10 deaths

GK – 

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has created ‘Single Window Filming mechanism’, along with which Ministry?

[A] Ministry of Defence
[B] Ministry of Railways
[C] Ministry of Culture
[D] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

 

In the COP26 climate summit’s first major deal, the leaders promised to end and reverse deforestation by which year?

[A] 2030
[B] 2040
[C] 2050
[D] 2070

 

Mandakini river, which was seen in the news recently, starts in which state?

[A] Uttarakhand
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Bihar

 

Which country is set to provide “India Green Guarantee” to the World Bank, to finance green projects?

[A] USA
[B] UK
[C] France
[D] Germany

 

IIT Kharagpur researchers have found the presence of which mineral in the Katol L6 Chondrite meteorite?

 

[A] Bridgmanite
[B] Olivine
[C] Garnet
[D] Pyroxene

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