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Today's Event – 30th September 2021

  • 1791 – The first performance of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute takes place two months before his death.

  • 1791 – France's National Constituent Assembly is dissolved, to be replaced the next day by the National Legislative Assembly.

  • 1882 – Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation.

  • 1888 – Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.

  • 1906 – The Royal Galician Academy, the Galician language's biggest linguistic authority, starts working in La Coruña, Spain.

  • 1907 – The McKinley National Memorial, the final resting place of assassinated U.S. President William McKinley and his family, is dedicated in Canton, Ohio.

  • 1909 – The Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania makes a record-breaking westbound crossing of the Atlantic, that will not be bettered for 20 years.

  • 1935 – The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.

  • 1938 – The League of Nations unanimously outlaws "intentional bombings of civilian populations".

  • 1939 – NBC broadcasts the first televised American football game.

  • 1943 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy is dedicated by President Roosevelt.

  • 1943 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy is dedicated by President Roosevelt.

  • 1944 – The Germans commence a counteroffensive to retake the Nijmegen salient, this having been captured by the allies during Operation Market Garden.

  • 1945 – The Bourne End rail crash, in Hertfordshire, England, kills 43.

  • 1947 – The 1947 World Series begins. It is the first to be televised, to include an African-American player, to exceed $2 million in receipts, to see a pinch-hit home run, and to have six umpires on the field.

  • 1947 – Pakistan joins the United Nations.

  • 1949 – The Berlin Airlift ends.

  • 1954 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear-powered vessel.

  • 1962 – James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying racial segregation rules.

  • 1966 – Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana.

  • 1968 – The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time.

  • 1980 – Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

  • 1993 – The 6.2 Mw?Latur earthquake shakes Maharashtra, India with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe) killing 9,748 and injuring 30,000.

  • 1999 – The Tokaimura nuclear accident causes the deaths of two technicians in Japan's second-worst nuclear accident.

  • 2005 – Controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in a Danish newspaper.

National Events- 

  •  23k cases of corona and 311 recorded in India in the last 3 days

  •  No covid cases were recorded in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  •  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday virtually laid the foundation stone of four new medical colleges in Rajasthan.

  • The IAF issued an advisory on Wednesday asking citizens to refrain from throwing eatables in the open as it attracts birds thereby posing a grave threat to aircraft. 

  •  First, of its kind Army Museum and a state-of-art war memorial are being set up in Mumbai to commemorate the glorious achievements of the Indian Army and to showcase the experiences of its bravery, prowess, and restraint.

International Events- 

  •  Turkey and Uzbekistan resume flight to Kabul, Afghanistan

  •  Dozens of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank, hurling stones at cars and homes and leaving several people wounded, including a Palestinian toddler, activists said on Wednesday

  •  Republican senators blocked a Bill to keep the Government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown pledged to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big plans to reshape Government.

  •  Youth climate activists Vanessa Nakate and Greta Thunberg chastised global leaders on Tuesday for failing to meet funding pledges and for delivering too much “blah blah blah’’ as climate change wreaks havoc around the world.

  • The White House has tried to pacify an upset American media over Joe Biden’s off-the-cuff remarks that the Indian press is “better behaved” than their US counterparts, with a senior official saying the President’s comments were not meant as a “hard cut” on them.

Job alerts-

  • UPTET Jobs for Teacher and other posts. Last date 25th October 2021

  • Vishwas College Pataudi Jobs for Group D and other posts. Last date 11th October 2021

  • Mayurbhanj Court Jobs for clerk, steno, and other posts. Last date 27th October 2021

  • HP Police Jobs for Constable and other posts. Last date 31st October 2021

  • CG Police Jobs for SI, Subedar, Commander, and other posts. Last date 31st October 2021

Sports-

  •  Cristiano Ronaldo removed his Manchester United jersey, flexed his muscular physique, and soaked in the acclaim of the fans after his winning goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Not a bad way for the Portugal superstar to mark another record-breaking night in the Champions League.

  •  Having gained significantly in confidence with a fighting performance in one-dayers, the Indian women's cricket team would now go through a trial by fire when it make its day-night Test debut against Australia in the one-off game beginning here on Thursday.

  •  After two straight wins, India went down 1-3 to a formidable Russian team in a fourth Pool A match in the FIDE World Women's Team Chess Championship, here.

  •  Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is officially hanging up his gloves. The eight-division world champion and Philippines senator on Wednesday announced his retirement from the ring

  • Indian left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav underwent knee surgery on Wednesday for an injury that he sustained during the ongoing IPL in the UAE.

Awards and honours-

  • Three LU professors declared winners of ‘Acclaim Award 2021

  • IIT Roorkee shortlisted 14 alumni for the Annual Distinguished Alumnus Awards 2021

Technology-

  •  Google has started to roll out an animated video background feature for Google Meet users on Android.

  •  YouTube will block all anti-vaccine content, moving beyond its ban on false information about the COVID vaccines to include content that contains misinformation

  •  The latest update to the app adds a new feature called “emergency SOS” that lets Pixel users tap the power button 5 times to quickly call emergency services

  •  Aadhaar custodian UIDAI has slashed the price for authentication by customers to Rs 3 from Rs 20 per instance to enable entities to leverage their infrastructure

Economy – 

  •  The 30-share Sensex was trading 178.60 points or 0.30 percent lower at 59,234.67. Similarly, the Nifty declined 49.15 points or 0.28 percent to 17,662.15.

  •  India's external debt rose modestly by 2.1 percent year-on-year to USD 570 billion as of March-end 2021, notwithstanding the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Finance Ministry. The external debt to GDP ratio rose marginally to 21.1 percent from 20.6 percent as of end-March 2020.

  •  Indian companies' external commercial borrowings surged manifold to over USD 2.84 billion in August 2021, the Reserve Bank data showed on Wednesday.  The domestic firms had raised USD 145.74 million from the overseas markets in August 2020.

  •  Capital markets regulator Sebi on Wednesday decided to introduce a swing pricing mechanism for open-ended debt mutual fund schemes, a move that will discourage large investors from sudden redemptions.  

  • The financial institutions in the G20 economies have nearly USD 22 trillion of exposure to carbon-intensive sectors, of which 60 percent are with banks, 30 percent with asset managers equity holdings, and the rest are weighted towards cash and Government securities, according to a report.

Environment –

  •  The remnants of Cyclone Gulab are likely to enter the Arabian Sea on September 30 and intensify into a cyclonic storm a day later and then move towards Pakistan, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

Local –

  •  A man and a woman have been stripped and paraded naked in a village in Jharkhand's Dumka district for allegedly indulging in an extra-marital relationship, police said on Wednesday.  Superintendent of Police Amber Lakra said that six people were arrested during the day over the incident that took place in Mayurnacha village.

  •  Delhi’s containment zones rise up to 97

  •  5 people were arrested in Kolkata (West Bengal) for cheating an old man of Rs.40k

  •  Man arrested for rape and murder of minor in Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh)

  • Punjab government to terminate the contract of 176 corona warriors

GK – 

What is the name of the tourism app recently launched by the Delhi Government?

[A] My Delhi
[B] Dekho Meri Dilli
[C] Tour Delhi
[D] Hamara Delhi

 

Quarterly Employment Survey provides the employment and related variables of how many sectors of the country?

[A] 3
[B] 9
[C] 15
[D] 23

 

What was the original duration of the Foreign Trade Policy, which is being currently implemented?

[A] 2014- 2019
[B] 2015-2020
[C] 2016-2021
[D] 2017-2022

 

What is “Akash Prime”, that is seen in the news recently?

[A] New broadcasting station of AIR
[B] New broadband service by BSNL
[C] New version of Akash Missile
[D] Navigation satellite of ISRO

 

Where is the ‘National Institute of Biotic Stress Tolerance’ located?

 

[A] Mumbai
[B] Pune
[C] Ahmedabad
[D] Raipur

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