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Today's Event – 9th November 2021

  • 1620 – Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

  • 1688 – Glorious Revolution: William of Orange captures Exeter.

  • 1720 – The synagogue of Judah HeHasid is burned down by Arab creditors, leading to the expulsion of the Ashkenazim from Jerusalem.

  • 1729 – Spain, France and Great Britain sign the Treaty of Seville.

  • 1780 – American Revolutionary War: In the Battle of Fishdam Ford a force of British and Loyalist troops fail in a surprise attack against the South Carolina Patriot militia under Brigadier General Thomas Sumter.

  • 1791 – Foundation of the Dublin Society of United Irishmen.

  • 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte leads the Coup of 18 Brumaire ending the Directory government, and becoming First Consul of the successor Consulate Government.

  • 1851 – Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.

  • 1862 – American Civil War: Union General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, after George B. McClellan is removed.

  • 1867 – Tokugawa shogunate hands power back to the Emperor of Japan, starting the Meiji Restoration.

  • 1872 – The Great Boston Fire of 1872.

  • 1887 – The United States receives rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

  • 1900 – Russia has completed occupation of Manchuria with 100,000 troops.

  • 1906 – Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.

  • 1907 – The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.

  • 1913 – The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, reaches its greatest intensity after beginning two days earlier. The storm destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people.

  • 1914 – SMS Emden is sunk by HMAS Sydney in the Battle of Cocos.

  • 1918 – Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany abdicates after the German Revolution, and Germany is proclaimed a Republic.

  • 1923 – In Munich, police and government troops crush the Nazi Beer Hall Putsch.

  • 1935 – The Congress of Industrial Organizations is founded in Atlantic City, New Jersey, by eight trade unions belonging to the American Federation of Labor.

  • 1938 – The Nazi German diplomat Ernst vom Rath dies from gunshot wounds by Herschel Grynszpan, an act which the Nazis used as an excuse to instigate the 1938 national pogrom, also known as Kristallnacht.

  • 1940 – Warsaw is awarded the Virtuti Militari by the Polish government-in-exile.

  • 1953 – Cambodia gains independence from France.

  • 1960 – Robert McNamara is named president of Ford Motor Company, the first non-Ford to serve in that post. A month later, he resigned to join the administration of newly elected John F. Kennedy.

  • 1963 – At Miike coal mine, Miike, Japan, an explosion kills 458, and hospitalises 839 with carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • 1965 – Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast blackout of 1965.

  • 1965 – A Catholic Worker Movement member, Roger Allen LaPorte, protesting against the Vietnam War, sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building.

  • 1967 – Apollo program: NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft, atop the first Saturn V rocket, from Florida's Cape Kennedy.

  • 1970 – Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6–3 against hearing a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.

  • 1979 – Cold War: Nuclear false alarm: The NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early-warning radars, the alert is cancelled.

  • 1985 – Garry Kasparov, 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion by beating fellow Soviet Anatoly Karpov.

  • 1989 – Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin.

  • 1993 – Stari Most, the "old bridge" in the Bosnian city of Mostar, built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing by Croat forces during the Croat–Bosniak War.

  • 1994 – The chemical element darmstadtium is discovered.

  • 1998 – A U.S. federal judge, in the largest civil settlement in American history, orders 37 U.S. brokerage houses to pay US$1.03 billion to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for price fixing.

  • 1998 – Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.

  • 1999 – TAESA Flight 725 crashes after takeoff from Uruapan International Airport in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico, killing all 18 people on board.

  • 2000 – Uttarakhand officially becomes the 27th state of India, formed from thirteen districts of northwestern Uttar Pradesh.

  • 2004 – Firefox 1.0 is released

  • 2005 – The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • 2005 – Suicide bombers attack three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.

  • 2012 – A train carrying liquid fuel crashes and bursts into flames in northern Myanmar, killing 27 people and injuring 80 others.

  • 2012 – At least 27 people are killed and dozens are wounded in conflicts between inmates and guards at Welikada prison in Colombo.

  • 2019 – Kartarpur Corridor was started by India and Pakistan.

National Events- 

  •  A dentist allegedly raped a 32-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh after administering an injection which made her unconscious and also shot a video of the incident in the district, police said on Monday.

  •  Acknowledging the rich art and craft legacy of Srinagar, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has nominated it in the category of Creative Cities Network for 2021 in Craft and Folk Art.

  •  A local salesman employed by a Kashmiri pandit businessman was shot dead by terrorists in Zainakadal area of Srinagar late Monday evening. This is the second incident of targeted killing in less than 24 hours in the capital city.

  •  Even as Pakistan and China have decided not to attend the high-level meeting here on Wednesday to review the situation in Afghanistan, the conclave will focus on security and ways to jointly deal with threats emanating from there.

  • Taking strong exception to the killing of an “innocent” Indian fisherman by the Pakistani security forces, India on Monday summoned a senior diplomat of the Pakistan High Commission here and lodged a protest.

International Events- 

  •  The Pakistan Government has lifted the ban on the extremist group Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) as a quid pro quo to the outfit calling off the recent anti-government protests that claimed the lives of over 20 people, half of them police personnel.

  •  Chinese military pilot Wang Yaping scripted history on Monday when she became the country’s first woman astronaut to walk in space as she moved out of the under-construction space station and took part in extravehicular activities along with her male colleague.

  • Hundreds of senior officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) began a key four-day conclave here on Monday to deliberate and pass a rare “historical resolution” of the 100-year-old ruling party and pave the way for an unprecedented third term for President Xi Jinping. 

  •  Former US President Barack Obama says he believes that President Biden’s climate package will be “historic” and he welcomed the efforts of all US politicians, Democrats and Republicans, in working toward slowing down global warming.

  • Poland has increased security at its border with Belarus, on the European Union’s eastern border, after a large group of migrants in Belarus appeared to be congregating by the frontier, seeking to try to force their way into Poland, officials said Monday. Video footage from Belarusian media showed people using uprooted trees to try to get through a fence.

Job alerts-

  • IBPS Jobs for PO and other posts. Last date 10th November 2021

  • IIBF Jobs for JAIIB and other posts. Last date 29th November 2021

  • National Health Mission Jobs for CHO and other posts. Last date 25th November 2021

  • Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) Jobs for Medical Officer and other posts. Last date 13th December 2021

  • National Aluminium Company Limited Jobs for Manager and other posts. Last date 7th December 2021

Sports-

  • Keith Bradshaw, a former Marylebone Cricket Club chief executive and early proponent of day-night test matches, has died. He was 58. Cricket Australia issued a statement Tuesday describing Bradshaw as a “universally loved and respected leader in the game.” 

  •  Captain-in waiting Rohit Sharma made shortwork of a modest target with an elegant half-century after spinners reigned supreme as India on Virat Kohli’s last day as shortest format captain ended their T20 World Cup campaign with an emphatic nine-wicket victory over Namibia here on Monday.

  •  The Indian batters’ failure to score enough against strong teams was the primary reason for the team’s ordinary campaign in the T20 World Cup, said legendary former captain Sunil Gavaskar, urging the side to change its approach in power-play overs.

  •  Australia have agreed to tour Pakistan for the first time in 24 years for a full series next year, providing a much-needed shot in the arm for the country’s cricket following the recent pullouts by England and New Zealand over security concerns.

  • Inter Milan was the more disappointed side after the Milan derby match ended in a 1-1 draw, despite AC Milan being the team that missed out on taking the outright lead of Serie A. Former Milan midfielder Hakan Çalhanoglu converted a penalty for Inter in the 11th minute — and celebrated fiercely against the club he left in June on a free transfer after four years. Milan leveled thanks to an own-goal by defender Stefan de Vrij shortly after, and Inter also had a penalty saved in a high-tempo first half.

Technology-

  •  Smartphone maker OnePlus has officially announced the Pac-Man Edition of the Nord 2. According to the company, the smartphone will be sold in a single variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for Rs 37,999.

  •  Sundar Pichai-run Alphabet, Google's parent company, has finally breached the coveted $2 trillion market cap milestone.

  •  The U.S. Justice Department charged a Ukraine national and a Russian in one of the worst ransomware attacks against American targets, court filings showed.

  •  Python has been a very popular programming language for a while now. However, a report by The Next Web suggests that its Rust has emerged as the highest paying programming language of 2021.

Economy – 

  • The Reserve Bank on Monday said FPIs have been permitted to invest in debt securities issued by Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs).  Necessary amendments to Foreign Exchange Management (Debt Instruments) Regulations, 2019 were earlier notified in October. 

  •  Markets regulator Sebi on Monday allowed foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) to write off all debt securities that they are unable to sell.  This will be applicable only to such FPIs who wish to surrender their registration, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said in a circular.

  •  Paytm’s Rs 18,300-crore IPO -- India’s largest public issue to date - was subscribed only 18 per cent on the first day of bidding on Monday.

  •  Senior defence officials of the US and India attended the Defence Industry Collaboration Forum Virtual Expo that focused on securing supply chains in critical sectors like the semiconductor industry, the Pentagon said.

  • After opening on a choppy note, the 30-share index was trading 118.07 points or 0.20 per cent higher at 60,663.68 in initial deals. Similarly, the Nifty rose 36.45 points or 0.20 per cent to 18,105 amid high volatility.

Local –

  • BMC, Maharashtra, gives nod to Chhath Puja at artificial ponds in Maharashtra 

  •  3 crore worth heroin seized in Delhi along with 3 people involved in it

  •  No night curfew in Nadia and Hooghly on November 12th and 13th 2021 in West Bengal

  •  Wild elephant dies near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

  • Congress to boycott metropolitan committee polls

GK – 

Which organisation released a report titled ‘Sustainable Urban Cooling Handbook’?

[A] UNEP
[B] FAO
[C] NITI Aayog
[D] NABARD

 

As of November 2021, how many countries are part of the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA)?

[A] 8
[B] 18
[C] 48
[D] 88

 

Inti tanager (Heliothraupis oneilli),a recently discovered species is a?

[A] Bird
[B] Fish
[C] Snake
[D] Spider

 

Which organisation has launched a smart anti-airfield weapon, along with Indian Air Force (IAF)?

[A] ISRO
[B] DRDO
[C] BHEL
[D] HAL

 

‘Matalafi’, a traditional plant which is found to rival ibuprofen, is seen in which country?

 

[A] Thailand
[B] Samoa
[C] Singapore
[D] China

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