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Today's Event – 22nd November 2021

  • 1718 – Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard attacks and boards the vessels of the British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") off the coast of North Carolina. The casualties on both sides include Maynard's first officer Mister Hyde and Teach himself

  • 1837 – Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie calls for a rebellion against the United Kingdom in his essay "To the People of Upper Canada", published in his newspaper The Constitution.

  • 1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched

  • 1908 – The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.

  • 1935 – The China Clipper inaugurates the first commercial transpacific air service, connecting Alameda, California with Manila.

  • 1943 – Lebanon gains independence from France.

  • 1955 – The Soviet Union launches RDS-37, a 1.6 megaton two stage hydrogen bomb designed by Andrei Sakharov. The bomb was dropped over Semipalatinsk

  • 1956 – The Summer Olympics, officially known as the games of the XVI Olympiad, are opened in Melbourne, Australia.

  • 1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald, who also kills Dallas Police officer J. D. Tippit after fleeing the scene. U.S Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States afterwards.

  • 1967 – UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab–Israeli peace settlement.

  • 1971 – In Britain's worst mountaineering tragedy, the Cairngorm Plateau Disaster, five children and one of their leaders are found dead from exposure in the Scottish mountains.

  • 1974 – The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.

  • 1975 – Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.

  • 1977 – British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.

  • 1988 – In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.

  • 1989 – In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President René Moawad, killing him.

  • 1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her Prime-Ministership.

  • 1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

  • 1995 – The 7.3 Mw? Gulf of Aqaba earthquake shakes the Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe),killing eight and injuring 30, and generating a non-destructive tsunami.

  • 2002 – In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.

  • 2003 – Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown incident: Shortly after takeoff, a DHL Express cargo plane is struck on the left wing by a surface-to-air missile and forced to land.

  • 2003 – England defeats Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, becoming the first side from the Northern Hemisphere to win the tournament.

  • 2004 – The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.

  • 2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

  • 2012 – Ceasefire begins between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Israel after eight days of violence and 150 deaths.

  • 2015 – A landslide in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmar kills at least 116 people near a jade mine, with around 100 more missing.

National Events- 

  •  Almost four crore senior citizens have been forced to pay full fare for their travel since the railways suspended their concessions due to the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020, a RTI has revealed.

  •  Surrendered women Naxals in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district have turned entrepreneurs by launching a floor cleaner phenyl thanks to the welfare initiatives of the local police. According to the Gadchiroli Police, 11 former Maoists, including ten female and one male, were trained in manufacturing phenyl and they have started their own business.

  • There is a presumption among many that child abuse is limited to families that are poor, but in reality it is as much evident in prosperous families too, Union minister Smriti Irani said on Sunday. 

  •  A radio-collared adult tigress from the Sanjay Tiger Reserve was allegedly killed by poachers through electrocution in Madhya Pradesh's Singrauli district, an official said on Sunday.

  • The National Green Tribunal has directed the Railway to ensure that tracks are not used for defecation and waste water disposal from habitation nearby.

International Events- 

  •  Dutch police have arrested more than 30 people during unrest in The Hague and other towns in the Netherlands that followed an " orgy of violence " the previous night at a protest against coronavirus restrictions.

  •  Poland's leader on Sunday warned against more possible migrant pressures on the European Union's border with Belarus, this time coming from Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki spoke in Vilnius following talks with Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte about ways of solving the "very difficult situation" at the borders of EU members with Belarus. He was on a one-day tour of meetings with the prime ministers of EU members Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which have also been hit by the migrant pressures.

  •  Outgoing Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa may not resort to coup as he is likely to be accommodated post-retirement as commander of the proposed joint task force for protection of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) or Turkmenistan — Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline for which India is yet to accord approval.

  •  Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his government will support Chinese businesses in Pakistan on a priority basis as he directed the authorities to immediately resolve the issues related to road connectivity and provision of utilities being faced by investors from China.

  • Massive protests have erupted in Pakistan's port city of Gwadar against unnecessary checkpoints, a severe shortage of water and electricity and threats to livelihoods from illegal fishing, part of a growing backlash in the country against China's multibillion-dollar belt and road projects.

Job alerts-

  • Rajasthan Subordinate Ministerial & Services Selection Board Jobs for Constable and other posts. Last date 15th December 2021

  • Punjab and Sind Bank Jobs for Risk & IT Manager and other posts. Last date 28th November 2021

  • Punjab Public Service Commission Jobs for Veterinary Officer and other posts. Last date 10th December 2021

  • APCOB Bank Recruitment Jobs for DCCB Staff Assistant, Assistant Manager and other posts. Last date 03rd December 2021

  • Anantapur District Cooperative Central Bank Jobs for Clerk & Assistant Manager and other posts. Last date 3rd December 2021

Sports-

  •  An upbeat Karnataka stand on the way of Tamil Nadu’s bid to defend their title in the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament on Monday. The 2021 final will be a repeat of the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali summit clash, which saw Karnataka edge out Tamil Nadu by one run in a thriller. In the final of the delayed 2020-21 edition earlier this year, Tamil Nadu had defeated Baroda to lay their hands on the coveted trophy.

  •  With Ravichandran Ashwin getting a second wind in white-ball cricket, Rohit Sharma spoke of the senior off-spinner’s contributions in glowing terms since his return to the limited-overs fold after a gap of four years.

  •  On a rare visit to Chelsea, owner Roman Abramovich was praised by Israeli President Isaac Herzog for using the Premier League leaders’ platform to campaign against antisemitism.

  •  Goalkeepers picked the ball out of their own net more times than any other in the first two games of the Indian Super League. ATK Mohun Bagan beat Kerala Blasters 4-2 while Bengaluru FC began their own campaign this season with a similar scoreline against NorthEast United FC.

  • Germany’s Alexander Zverev swept aside Russian world number two and defending champion Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday, claiming the title for the second time in his career.

Technology-

  •  Redmi Note 11T 5G will go official on November 30. The handset is successor to the Redmi Note 10T 5G and is teased to come with the tagline ‘Next Gen Racer’.

  •  Google Play Store recently received the Material You redesign and now the company is reportedly adding a new “Offers” tab on the app.

  •  Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson on Monday announced to acquire global Cloud-based communications provider Vonage for $6.2 billion

  •  On Nov. 16, Prosus had said core profits would be up 5% to 12% on a per-share basis for the six months that ended on Sept. 30.

  • The Windows developer team shared some insights on a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) post. Microsoft said that improving the responsiveness of Windows is top priority.

Economy – 

  •  The 30-share index was trading 435.74 points or 0.73 per cent lower at 59,200.27. Similarly, the Nifty fell 129.85 points or 0.73 per cent to 17,634.95.

  •  Amazon India on Sunday said over 70,000 Indian exporters, who are part of its Global Selling programme, will offer millions of 'Made in India' products to global customers during the annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) sale.

  • As many as 8.43 crore unorganised sector workers have registered on the e-Shram portal till November 20 and enrolments are rising steadily, the Labour Ministry said on Sunday.  

  • The combined market valuation of nine of 10 most valued companies declined by Rs 1,47,360.93 crore last week, with Reliance Industries emerging as the biggest laggard. 

  • The Petroleum Ministry's proposal to give away ONGC's biggest oil and gas fields to foreign companies has met with strong resistance from the officers union of the company, which has said that the Government should empower and give the company a level-playing field rather than giving away its prime assets to the private sector on a platter.

Local –

  • Three men were arrested by Noida Police for allegedly producing and selling fake steroids and supplements following a raid at Vishnauli on Saturday night. Products worth Rs 2 crore have been seized from the accused. 

  •  A Sikh organisation on Monday submitted a complaint seeking registration of an FIR against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut in Mumbai alleging that she had used derogatory language against the Sikh community in her social media post.

  •  A TMC youth leader died early on Sunday after being shot at by miscreants at Canning in South 24 Parganas district the previous evening. The ruling party blamed the BJP for the killing — a claim rejected by the opposition party.

  •  The Tamil Nadu Police arrested three persons, including two minors, Monday in connection with the murder of a Special Sub-Inspector near Tiruchirapalli district, a release from Pudukkotai police said.

  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers and the residents of Junnasandra and Green Village layout, which fall under the Mahadevapura constituency, took out a rally demanding the removal of encroachments around the storm water drains (SWD),which are one of the major reasons behind the flooding of the areas following rains.

Person in News – 

  •  Renowned Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa passed away on Sunday following prolonged illness. She was 77. The folk artist breathed her last at a city hospital here, said family friend Bhupinder Singh Sandhu.

GK – 

India’s first ‘Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project’ is to come up in which state?

[A] Gujarat
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Maharashtra
[D] Madhya Pradesh

 

India’s first fisheries business incubator- ‘LINAC- NCDC Fisheries Business Incubation Centre (LlFlC)’ was inaugurated in which city?

[A] Vishakhapatnam
[B] Cochin
[C] Gurugram
[D] Gandhinagar

 

What is the theme of the campaign undertaken during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021?

[A] Infection control
[B] Go Blue
[C] Overusing antimicrobials
[D] Antimicrobial surveillance 

 

“Stop Soros” legislation, which was seen in the news sometimes, was passed by which country

[A] Italy
[B] Hungary
[C] Australia
[D] USA

 

Which Indian state has launched the ‘Mother on Campus’ initiative, to improve academic performance of students?

 

[A] Assam
[B] Tripura
[C] Gujarat
[D] Odisha

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