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Today's Event – 4th October 2021

  • 1302 – The Byzantine–Venetian War comes to an end.

  • 1511 – Formation of the Holy League of Aragon, the Papal States and Venice against France.

  • 1535 – The Coverdale Bible is printed, with translations into English by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.

  • 1582 – The Gregorian Calendar is introduced by Pope Gregory XIII.

  • 1597 – Governor Gonzalo Méndez de Canço begins to suppress a native uprising against his rule in what is now the state of Georgia.

  • 1795 – Napoleon first rises to prominence by suppressing counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the National Convention.

  • 1824 – Mexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic.

  • 1830 – The Belgian Revolution takes legal form when the provisional government secedes from the Netherlands.

  • 1853 – The Crimean War begins when the Ottoman Empire declares war on the Russian Empire.

  • 1876 – The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas opens as the first public college in Texas.

  • 1883 – First run of the Orient Express.

  • 1883 – First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • 1895 – Horace Rawlins wins the first U.S. Open Men's Golf Championship.

  • 1920 – The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, a Finnish non-governmental organization, was founded on the initiative of Sophie Mannerheim. 

  • 1925 – S2, a Finnish Sokol class torpedo boat, was sank during a fierce storm near the coast of Pori in the Gulf of Bothnia, taking with the whole crew of 53. 

  • 1927 – Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.

  • 1936 – The British Union of Fascists and various anti-fascist organizations violently clash in the Battle of Cable Street.

  • 1941 – Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.

  • 1957 – Sputnik 1 becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.

  • 1958 – The current constitution of France is adopted.

  • 1965 – Pope Paul VI begins the first papal visit to the Americas.

  • 1966 – Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.

  • 1983 – Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 miles per hour (1,019.468 km/h) at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.

  • 1985 – The Free Software Foundation is founded.

  • 1991 – The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.

  • 1997 – The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs in North Carolina

  • 2003 – The Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Israel kills twenty-one Israelis, both Jews and Arabs.

  • 2004 – SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.

  • 2006 – WikiLeaks is launched.

  • 2010 – The Ajka plant accident in Hungary releases a million cubic metres of liquid alumina sludge, killing nine, injuring 122, and severely contaminating two major rivers.

  • 2017 – Joint Nigerian-American Special Forces are ambushed by Islamic State militants outside the village of Tongo Tongo.

National Events- 

  •  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hit out at the Government over alleged Chinese incursions in Ladakh and Uttarakhand.  He also took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi using his 56-inch chest  remark that he made at rallies in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

  •  Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called upon the private sector to come forward and partner with the State Governments to provide modern cancer treatment facilities in the rural areas. 

  •  PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday welcomed the Centre's decision to start the Beat the Retreat ceremony at Suchetgarh on the Indo-Pak border, saying it will give a fillip to tourism and also improve cross-border ties.

  •  Narcotics with Pakistani markings worth Rs 20-25 crore have been recovered by the alert troops of the Indian Army in the Uri sector of North Kashmir's Baramulla district.

  • A sum of Rs 15.30 crore has been deposited in the bank accounts of 306 children orphaned by Covid-19 in 24 districts of Maharashtra, State Women and Child Development Minister Yashomati Thakur said on Sunday. 

International Events- 

  •  North Korea has warned the UN Security Council against criticizing the isolated country’s missile program, in a statement Sunday that included unspecified threats against the international body

  •  Despite having the highest vaccination rates in the country, there are constant reminders for most New England states of just how vicious the delta variant of Covid-19 is. Hospitals across the region are seeing full intensive care units and staff shortages are starting to affect care. Public officials are pleading with the unvaccinated to get the shots. Health care workers are coping with pent-up demand for other kinds of care that had been delayed by the pandemic.

  • Algeria has refused permission for France to fly military planes in its airspace and announced the recall of its ambassador from Paris in the wake of what it said were “inadmissible” comments attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron. 

  •  With Brazil’s presidential election one year away, tens of thousands of demonstrators marched on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and dozens of other cities around the country to protest President Jair Bolsonaro and call for his impeachment over his Government’s handling of the pandemic.

  •  A Chinese think-tank has said that the Taliban face a series of severe challenges, including those relating to unity and ability to establish an open and inclusive government, calling for a close cooperation between “all-weather” allies China and Pakistan to persuade the Afghan militant group to implement its commitments.

Job alerts-

  • GGSIPU Jobs for assistant, steno and other posts. Last date 14th October 2021

  • Kashmir University Jobs for professor and other posts. Last date 21st October 2021

  • BECIL Jobs for Handyman, DEO, Supervisor and other posts. Last date 7th October 2021

  • Kerala PSC Jobs for clerk and other posts. Last date 20th October 2021

  • RPF Jobs for constable and other posts. Last date 15th December 2021

Sports-

  • Liverpool and Manchester City ended match in 2-2 draw in the Premier League 

  •  Young Shubman Gill hit a fine half century after an impressive display by the bowlers to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to a six-wicket win over Sunrisres Hyderabad and keep their IPL play-offs hopes alive here on Sunday.

  •  New Zealand batsman Devon Conway feels defeating India in their home conditions will be would be a bigger challenge than beating them in the World Test Championship final.

  •  Seven-time National Drag Champion Hemanth Mudappa of Mantra Racing stormed to a National record, improving his own mark with a triumphant double gold in the ribbon events in the second round of the Indian National Drag Racing Championship here on Sunday.

  • Glenn Maxwell smashed 57 and then Yuzvendra Chahal spun a web around Punjab Kings as they once again bungled a chase allowing Royal Challengers Bangalore book a play-off berth with a six-run victory in an IPL game on Sunday.

Technology-

  •  A Facebook Inc whistleblower on Sunday accused the social media giant of repeatedly prioritizing profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation

  •  Festive sales are now live for everyone on Amazon and Flipkart. In the sale, buyers can get deals on a range of products including clothing, smartphones, laptops

  • 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. 

  •  Taiwanese tech giant ASUS has started recruiting testers for the Zenfone 8's Android 12 beta update, which will come with ASUS' ZenUI 8 custom Android skin.

  • Samsung's flagship affordable smartphone Galaxy S20 FE 5G has emerged as the 'biggest deal of the year' during the Great Indian Festival 2021, e-commerce giant Amazon said on Monday.

Economy – 

  •  After the crude oil surge, global gas prices are expected to soar this year, putting consumers in India at the risk of inflated CNG and PNG rates.

  •  The next few meetings of the GST Council would take the country’s new indirect tax regime closer to the goal of providing a transparent tax system with minimal exemptions and fewer rates. Sources working on the GST rate rational said that a three-rate tax structure may become a reality early

  •  Amid rising global commodity prices and the need to contain inflation at home, the Reserve Bank is likely to maintain status quo on interest rates for the eighth time in row in its upcoming bi-monthly monetary policy review later in the week, according to experts.

  •  State-run power giant NTPC has drawna Rs 15,000 crore divestment plan which includes a listing of its arms NTPC Renewable Energy, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation and NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam, a source said.

  • Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) on Monday said it has completed the acquisition of SB Energy India for USD 3.5 billion (Rs 26,000 crore).

Environment –

  • A cyclone approached the coast of Oman on Sunday, lashing the sultanate with high winds and rain as a child was killed in floodwaters. 

GK – 

What percent of India’s exports is contributed by MSMEs, approximately?

[A] 30
[B] 40
[C] 50
[D] 60

 

‘Clean India Programme’ has been inaugurated from which state?

[A] Bihar
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Gujarat
[D] West Bengal

 

Hwasong-8, which was seen in the news recently, is a new hypersonic missile tested by which country?

[A] China
[B] Japan
[C] Israel
[D] North Korea

 

Who took charge as the Chief Hydrographer to the Government of India?

[A] Adhir Arora
[B] Vinay Badhwar
[C] Gaurav Arya
[D] R K Mathur

 

SAGE and SACRED, which were seen in the news, are new portals associated with which segment of the population?

[A] Old Age People
[B] Children
[C] Women
[D] Trans Gender People

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