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Today's Event – 10th November 2021

  • 1659 – Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maratha King kills Afzal Khan, Adilshahi in the battle popularly known as Battle of Pratapgarh.

  • 1674 – Third Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster, Netherlands cedes New Netherland to England.

  • 1702 – English colonists under the command of James Moore besiege Spanish St. Augustine during Queen Anne's War.

  • 1766 – The last colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).

  • 1775 – The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas.

  • 1793 – A Goddess of Reason is proclaimed by the French Convention at the suggestion of Pierre Gaspard Chaumette.

  • 1821 – Cry of Independence by Rufina Alfaro at La Villa de Los Santos, Panama setting into motion a revolt which led to Panama's independence from Spain and to it immediately becoming part of Colombia.

  • 1847 – The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.

  • 1865 – Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming one of only three American Civil War soldiers executed for war crimes.

  • 1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".

  • 1898 – Beginning of the Wilmington insurrection of 1898, the only instance of a municipal government being overthrown in United States history.

  • 1910 – The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, although the official founding date is November 23, 1910.

  • 1918 – The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, receives a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa and Washington, D.C.) that said on November 11, 1918, all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.

  • 1939 – Finnish author F. E. Sillanpää is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

  • 1944 – The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood explodes at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands, killing at least 432 and wounding 371.

  • 1945 – Heavy fighting in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, today celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).

  • 1951 – With the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.

  • 1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington Ridge Park in Arlington County, Virginia.

  • 1958 – The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston.

  • 1969 – National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts Sesame Street.

  • 1971 – In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city of Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine aircraft.

  • 1971 – A Merpati Nusantara Airlines Vickers Viscount crashes into the Indian Ocean near Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, killing all 69 people on board.

  • 1972 – Southern Airways Flight 49 from Birmingham, Alabama is hijacked and, at one point, is threatened with crashing into the nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane lands in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro.

  • 1975 – The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.

  • 1975 – Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the United Nations General Assembly passes Resolution 3379, determining that Zionism is a form of racism.

  • 1979 – A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history.

  • 1983 – Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0.

  • 1989 – Longtime Bulgarian leader Todor Zhivkov is removed from office and replaced by Petar Mladenov.

  • 1989 – Germans begin to tear down the Berlin Wall.

  • 1995 – In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop),are hanged by government forces.

  • 1997 – WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).

  • 2002 – Veteran's Day Weekend Tornado Outbreak: A tornado outbreak stretching from Northern Ohio to the Gulf Coast, one of the largest outbreaks recorded in November. The strongest tornado, an F4, hits Van Wert, Ohio, during the early to mid afternoon and destroys a movie theater, which had been evacuated.

  • 2006 – Sri Lankan Tamil politician Nadarajah Raviraj is assassinated in Colombo.

  • 2006 – The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia is opened and dedicated by U.S. President George W. Bush, who announces that Marine Corporal Jason Dunham will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor.

  • 2008 – Over five months after landing on Mars, NASA declares the Phoenix mission concluded after communications with the lander were lost.

  • 2009 – Ships of the South and North Korean navies skirmish off Daecheong Island in the Yellow Sea.

  • 2019 – President of Bolivia Evo Morales and several of his government resign after 19 days of civil protests and a recommendation from the military.

  • 2020 – Armenia and Azerbaijan sign a ceasefire agreement, ending the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, and prompting protests in Armenia

National Events- 

  •  The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will use advanced data analytics to ensure fairness in the examinations it conducts by identifying centres where there is a high probability of recourse to unfair means.

  •  After coming to power in 2012, the previous SP Government did nothing for the poor and women but sought to withdraw cases against terrorists, including those behind the terror attack at Ram Janmabhoomi, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav alleged on Tuesday.

  •  PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday claimed the security situation in Jammu & Kashmir has deteriorated to a point where innocents are getting killed despite "repressive measures" taken by the Government in the name of security.

  •  Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said his party may go on a sit-in against the Election Commission if it does not provide them the draft voters list before the final publication ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Instead of brining in new faces Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday made a few changes in her Ministry giving additional charges to some Ministers to fill the vacancies created by death and illness.

International Events- 

  •  More than 20 children were killed and dozens more injured when a fire swept through a school in Niger’s second-largest city, Maradi.

  •  Taiwan on Tuesday said China is seeking to take control of the island by wearing down its military capabilities and influencing public opinion, while avoiding an all-out military conflict that could likely draw in the United States.

  •  Polish riot police reinforced Poland’s eastern border on Tuesday, a day after hundreds of migrants tried to storm across the razor-wire border fence from Belarus. Thousands of migrants still remained on the Belarussian side and Polish authorities feared the tense standoff could escalate.

  •  Covid deaths in Russia hit a new record on Tuesday and new confirmed cases remained high two days after a nine-day non-working period ended in most of the country’s regions.

  • A Bangladeshi court on Tuesday sentenced in absentia former top judge Surendra Kumar Sinha, the country’s first chief justice from the minority Hindu community, to 11 years in jail on two counts of graft in a case over money laundering and breach of trust.

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Sports-

  •  England captain Eoin Morgan conceded that the team would miss opener Jason Roy in the semifinal against New Zealand later on Wednesday but added that he was "blessed with guys who can bat at the top of the order". 

  •  The rigours of living in a bio-secure environment for months will take a toll even “if your name is (Don) Bradman”, feels outgoing India head coach Ravi Shastri, who reckons that sooner or later the “bubble will burst”.

  •  Rohit Sharma was on Tuesday officially anointed India’s new T20 captain replacing Virat Kohli, who, along with some other seniors like Jasprit Bumrah, has been rested from the three-match series against New Zealand starting November 17 in Jaipur.

  • Title favourites but injury hit England will bank on their X-Factor players to upstage a remarkably consistent New Zealand in the first semifinal of the T20 World Cup here on Wednesday. 

  • After just 11 games, Bayern Munich is already closing in on a record-extending 10th consecutive Bundesliga title

Technology-

  • German chipmaker Infineon reported on Wednesday a rise of 10% in fourth-quarter revenue 

  •  Apple has released the second beta update for the upcoming iOS 15.2 update. The tech giant has released the update for the developers for testing purposes.

  •  This month’s patch, labeled KB5007215, brings important performance fixes for Windows 11 users.

  •  According to estimates, subcontracting costs during the fiscal second quarter were up 7-10% from the previous quarter across the IT industry.

  • Facebook for the first time disclosed the prevalence of bullying and harassment on its platform

Economy – 

  •  After spiking to a record 7.02 per cent last week, the borrowing cost for the States has declined sharply to 6.81 per cent at the weekly auctions held on Tuesday, mainly because they raised shorter tenor funds and 37 per cent less than notified.

  •  Domestic air passenger traffic grew by ~24-25% at around 87-88 lakh in October 2021, compared to ~71 lakh in September 2021. The same reflects a Y-o-Y growth of ~67%. The airlines’ capacity deployment for October 2021 was around 46% higher than October 2020 (~72,000 departures in October 2021, against 49,150 departures in October 2020). On a sequential basis, the number of departures in October 2021 were higher by ~18%, as Covid-19 infections demonstrated a downward trajectory.

  •  German pharmaceutical company BioNTech, which partnered with Pfizer to develop the first widely used Covid-19 vaccine, said Tuesday that its earnings grew again in the third quarter. BioNTech, which is based in Mainz, reported a net profit of more than 3.2 billion euros ($3.7 billion) for the July-September period.

  •  The Reserve Bank on Tuesday lifted restrictions on Diners Club International and allowed it to onboard new domestic customers. The restrictions have been lifted with immediate effect, the central bank said in a statement. 

  • The dairy industry is expected to grow by 9-11 per cent in 2021-22, driven by a revival in economic activities, increasing per capita consumption of milk and milk products, changing dietary preferences due to rising urbanisation, according to a report.

Local –

  •  Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has declared public holidays on the occasion of Chhath Puja (November 10) and Kartik Purnima on November 19, respectively.

  •  Accused of mowing down agitating farmers in Tikunia area of Lakhimpur Kheri district last month, trouble for Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra and his cronies mounted after a Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report confirmed that shots were fired from the licensed guns of Ashish and his friend Ankit Das.

  •  Delhi Police has arrested a 31-year-old man for allegedly killing the wife of his former employer after she asked her husband, an assistant professor in Delhi University, to remove the man from his job.

  •  The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi, Dr. Ranbir Singh  interacted with Heads of various Departments in a virtual meeting to seek co-operation for creating awareness amongst their employees, their families and clients/consumers regarding voter registration and electoral services during the ongoing Special Summary Revision -2022.

  • Additional Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation Gurugram (MCG) Dr Vaishali Sharma said that no construction should be done within the limits of MCG without an approved building plan.

GK – 

Which country has launched a ship named after a gay rights activist Harvey Milk?

[USA]

Which Indian state/ UT launched Emergency measures of spraying water using anti-smog water tanks, to reduce air pollution?

[Delhi]

As per a recent data from Women and Child Development Ministry, what is the total number of malnourished children in India?

[33 lakh]

Wang Yaping is the first Astronaut of which country to walk in space?

[China]

Lakhimpur Kheri, which was seen in the news recently, is located which state?

 

[Uttar Pradesh]

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