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Today's Event – 3rd October 2021

  • 2457 BC – Gaecheonjeol, Hwanung (??) purportedly descended from heaven. South Korea's National Foundation Day.

  • 52 BC – Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.

  • 42 BC – Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight a decisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius.

  • 1863 – The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

  • 1919 – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latin player to appear in a World Series.

  • 1929 – The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed Yugoslavia by King Alexander I.

  • 1930 – The German Socialist Labour Party in Poland – Left is founded.

  • 1932 – Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom.

  • 1949 – WERD, the first black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta.

  • 1952 – The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world's third nuclear power.

  • 1957 – The California State Superior Court rules that the book Howl and Other Poems is not obscene.

  • 1962 – Project Mercury: Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched from Cape Canaveral for a six-orbit flight.

  • 1963 – A violent coup in Honduras begins two decades of military rule.

  • 1985 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight.

  • 1986 – TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories in Canada, is officially opened.

  • 1990 – The German Democratic Republic is abolished and becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany.

  • 1991 – Nadine Gordimer is announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

  • 2008 – The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the U.S. financial system is signed by President George W. Bush.

  • 2009 – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey join together in the Turkic Council.

  • 2017 – King Felipe VI of Spain makes a special televised speech on the Catalan independence referendum crisis.

National Events- 

  •  Three women were arrested for allegedly operating a sex racket and offering an 11-year-old girl to customers for a sum of Rs 40,000, police in Nagpur in Maharashtra said on Saturday.

  •  An additional inspector posted in Kotwali Nagar here has been suspended from service after an investigation found he had allegedly tortured a businessman in custody over a check bounce case, officials said on Saturday.

  •  Even as the State administration is going ahead with  series of measures to bring Kerala back to normal life by lifting the last vestiges of the lockdown slapped during the Covid-19 pandemic, the pandemic is not showing any signs of coming down while the death toll keeps on increasing 

  •  To promote border tourism, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the retreat ceremony at the Octroi post in the Suchetgarh area along the International border with Pakistan on Saturday.

  • For the first time in many months, active Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh came down to the 10,000 mark as the state reported 865 fresh positives and 1,424 recoveries in 24 hours ending 9 am on Saturday.

International Events- 

  •  Almost 200 military tanker personnel will be deployed from Monday to provide temporary support to address the long queues at petrol stations across the UK due to supply shortages, the government announced on Saturday.

  •  Dubai’s Expo 2020 on Saturday offered conflicting figures for how many workers had been killed on-site during construction of the massive world’s fair, first saying five and then later three.

  •  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his government is in talks with some groups of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for “reconciliation” with the help of the Taliban in Afghanistan. The TTP, commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban, is a banned militant group based along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

  •  The United States reached its latest heart-breaking pandemic milestone on Friday, eclipsing 7,00,000 deaths from Covid-19 just as the surge from the delta variant is starting to slow down and give overwhelmed hospitals some relief.

  • A major crackdown in western Libya resulted in the detention of 4,000 migrants, including hundreds of women and children, officials said Saturday. The UN said initial reports were that at least one person was killed and 15 others injured in the crackdown.

Job alerts-

  • MPPSC Jobs for the veterinary assistant surgeon and other posts. Last date 4th November 2021

  • BSSC Jobs for mines inspector and other posts. Last date 20th October 2021

  • Indian Navy Jobs for SSCO and other posts. Last date 5th October 2021

  • TN MRB Jobs for food safety officer and other posts. Last date 28th October 2021

  • NPCIL Jobs for apprentice and other posts. Last date 15th October 2021

Sports-

  •  Defending champions China marched into the finals of the Sudirman Cup 2021 with a 3-0 clean sweep win over South Korea in Vantaa in Finland on Saturday.  The win also mark China's 14th consecutive final appearance in the badminton mixed team competition.

  •  Indian shooters claimed the gold medal in the women's skeet team event and the bronze in the men's team finals of the ISSF Junior World Championship here. 

  •  The women's boxing world championships will be held in Istanbul in early December and will offer total prize money of USD 2.6 million, the same amount as marked for the men's event, as the sport's global governing body seeks to achieve gender equality.

  •  Gaurika Bishnoi carded a solid two-under 70 to be placed inside Top-5 after the first round of the Estrella Damm Ladies Open here.

  • India dictated terms to mighty Australia who did everything they could to survive the difficult overs under lights and finish the third day of the rain-marred pink-ball Test at 143 for four here on Saturday.

Awards and honours-

  •  Allahabad University to hold convocation to award students with medals

Technology-

  •  Microsoft is working on fixing more key bugs on Windows 11 ahead of its official release on October 5. The tech giant is addressing issues with the Start, Taskbar, and Search in the latest iterations of its Windows operating system, reports ZDNet.

  • Xiaomi Diwali with Mi sale is now live. The sale offers up to Rs 19,000 off on Xiaomi branded smartphones, smart bands, laptops, smart TVs and other devices. 

Economy – 

  •  Rising demand is expected to keep electricity prices elevated in short term. According to India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra),the all-India energy demand continued to recover in August 2021 by 17.8 per cent YoY to 129.4 billion units (BU).

  •  The Central Government has notified rules for implementing the ‘Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021’. Accordingly, the amendment bill notified on October 1, 2021, will enable the scrapping of the contentious retrospective tax demand provisions. It was passed by the Parliament in the Monsoon Session.

  •  The Centre has fixed a ceiling price of two varieties of raw jute at Rs 6,500 per quintal in West Bengal to prevent hoarding as the commodity is being sold at Rs 7,200 or more in the market, an official said on Saturday.

  •  Eight of the top 10 valued companies together suffered an erosion of Rs 1,80,534.34 crore in their market valuation last week, with IT majors Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys emerging as the biggest laggards.

  • The DoT has amended licence norms to rationalise the interest rate for delayed payment of licence fees, a move that is expected to ease the financial burden on the telecom sector and promote ease of doing business.

Environment –

  •  4.1 magnitude earthquake hits Arunachal Pradesh

Local –

  •  Kolkata Metro has breached the ridership mark of 3 lakhs

  •  200 covid cases and 1 death recorded in Telangana

  •  Tamil Nadu police busted an ATM looting gang

  •  1st covid vaccine doses cover 80% of the population of Andhra Pradesh

  • Maharashtra to get 2.2 crore vaccine doses from Central Government

GK – 

Which company has launched the ‘Future Engineer Programme’ in India?

[A] Google
[B] Amazon
[C] Microsoft
[D] Facebook

 

Gold Exchange and Social Stock Exchange, which were in the news recently, are approved by which organisation?

[A] RBI
[B] SEBI
[C] ECGC
[D] NSDL

 

India unveiled a ‘National Action Plan for Dog Mediated Rabies Elimination’(NAPRE),to eliminate rabies by which year?

[A] 2025
[B] 2027
[C] 2030
[D] 2032

 

Padmaja Chunduru, former MD & CEO of Indian Bank, has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of which organisation?

[A] SEBI MF
[B] NSDL
[C] SBI
[D] LIC

 

‘International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction’ is observed on which day?

[A] September 29
[B] September 30
[C] October 1
[D] October 2

 

 

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