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Today's Event – 10th October 2021

  • 1631 – Thirty Years' War: An army of the Electorate of Saxony seizes Prague.

  • 1760 – In a treaty with the Dutch colonial authorities, the Ndyuka people of Suriname – descended from escaped slaves – gain territorial autonomy.

  • 1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000–30,000 in the Caribbean.

  • 1814 – War of 1812: The United States Revenue Marine attempts to defend the cutter Eagle from the Royal Navy.

  • 1845 – In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 students.

  • 1846 – Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune, is discovered by English astronomer William Lassell.

  • 1868 – The Ten Years' War begins against Spanish rule in Cuba.

  • 1903 – The Women's Social and Political Union is founded in support of the enfranchisement of British women.

  • 1911 – The day after a bomb explodes prematurely, the Wuchang Uprising begins against the Chinese monarchy.

  • 1913 – U.S. President Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike, completing major construction on the Panama Canal.

  • 1918 – RMS Leinster is torpedoed and sunk by UB-123, killing 564, the worst-ever on the Irish Sea.

  • 1920 – The Carinthian plebiscite determines that the larger part of the Duchy of Carinthia should remain part of Austria.

  • 1928 – Chiang Kai-shek becomes Chairman of the Republic of China.

  • 1933 – A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.

  • 1935 – In Greece, a coup d'état ends the Second Hellenic Republic.

  • 1938 – Abiding by the Munich Agreement, Czechoslovakia completes its withdrawal from the Sudetenland.

  • 1945 – The Double Tenth Agreement is signed by the Communist Party and the Kuomintang about the future of China.

  • 1954 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Muscat, Neil Innes, sends a signal to the Sultanate's forces, accompanied with oil explorers, to penetrate Fahud, marking the beginning of Jebel Akhdar War between the Imamate of Oman and the Sultanate of Muscat

  • 1957 – U.S. President Eisenhower apologizes to Ghanaian finance minister Gbedemah after he is refused service in a Delaware restaurant.

  • 1957 – The Windscale fire results in Britain's worst nuclear accident.

  • 1963 – France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.

  • 1963 – The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty comes into effect.

  • 1964 – The Tokyo Summer Olympics opening ceremony is the first to be relayed live by satellites.

  • 1967 – The Outer Space Treaty comes into force.

  • 1970 – Fiji becomes independent.

  • 1970 – Canada's October Crisis escalates when Quebec's vice-premier is kidnapped by members of the FLQ.

  • 1973 – U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with evasion of federal income tax.

  • 1975 – Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.

  • 1979 – The Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant began operations in Eurajoki, Satakunta, Finland

  • 1980 – The Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front is founded in El Salvador.

  • 1985 – US Navy aircraft intercept an Egyptian airliner carrying the perpetrators of the Achille Lauro hijacking, and force it to land in Italy.

  • 2007 – Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor becomes the first Malaysian in space on board Soyuz TMA-11

  • 2009 – Armenia and Turkey sign the Zurich Protocols, intended to normalize relations. However, they are never ratified by either side.

  • 2010 – The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country.

  • 2015 – Twin bomb blasts in the Turkish capital Ankara kill 109 and injure 500+.

  • 2018 – Hurricane Michael makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. It kills 57 people in the United States, 45 in Florida, and causes an estimated $25.1 billion in damage.

National Events- 

  •  In a move to check skyrocketing edible oils prices ahead of the festive seasons— Dussehra and Diwali—the Government has imposed stock limits on edible oil till March 31, 2022. “All Edible Oils and oilseeds put together for a period upto 31st March, 2022.

  •  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday conducted searches at multiple locations in different States in the case of 2,998 kg drugs seizure at Mundra Port, Gujarat. The agency conducted searches in Chennai, Coimbatore and Vijaywada at the premises of the accused /suspects.

  •  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit his constituency Varanasi on October 25 and announce a series of development projects in the region before ‘Deepawali’ festival.

  •  Despite reports of Pakistani terror seminary Haqqania University addressing an online session in December 2020 at Darul Uloom Deoband, Saharanpur, the security agencies are yet to launch an enquiry to ascertain the radical outfit’s reach and possible threats due to the outfit’s activities in India.

  • Despite the demand for his removal by BJP MPs, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor will continue to chair the parliamentary panel on information technology.

International Events- 

  •  Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Saturday that a “peaceful” reunification of Taiwan with China’s mainland was in Beijing’s interests, despite ratcheted up military threats against the self-governing island.

  • The US has condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack on worshippers at a mosque in Afghanistan in which at least 46 people were killed, saying the Afghan people deserve a “future free of terror”. 

  •  A new lava flow belched Saturday from the La Palma volcano, threatening to spread more destruction on the Atlantic Ocean island, where over 1,000 buildings have already been engulfed or badly damaged by streams of molten rock.

  •  A fortnight after the first in-person meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden here, the White House has said that the focus of the Indo-US bilateral relations is now on continuing to move forward on a range of issues, including economy, national security and getting the pandemic under control.

  • China and the US held a virtual meeting on Saturday regarding the two countries’ fraught trade relationship, after a lengthy break in negotiations.

Job alerts-

  • Uttarakhand Medical Service Selection Board Jobs for Dental Hygienist and other posts. Last date Nov 6, 2021

  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Jobs for Non-Executive Personnel and other posts. Last date Oct 12, 2021

  • Jharkhand Public Service Commission Jobs for Assistant Director / Sr. Scientific Officer and other posts. Last date Oct 20, 2021

  • South Central Railway Jobs for Apprentice and other posts. Last date Nov 3, 2021

  • State Bank of India (SBI) Jobs for Probationary Officer and other posts. Last date Oct 25, 2021

Sports-

  • Indian shooters Anish Bhanwala, Adarsh SIngh and Vijayveer Sidhu combined to win the gold medal in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol team event as the country ended the ISSF Junior World Championship on top of the standings here.

  • Chennai Super Kings' old guards with an uncanny knack of owning the big stage at right moments, will start as favourites against a solid Delhi Capitals line-up led by 'young pretender' Rishabh Pant in what promises to be an exciting first IPL Qualifier here on Sunday.

  • Delhi Capitals Head Coach Ricky Ponting reckons that despite beating Chennai Super Kings twice in the group stages, playoff games will be completely different. He also said that their tournament really begins now. Delhi will meet Chennai in Qualifier 1 on Sunday in Dubai.

  • India's senior chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma had said that Hardik Pandya would be bowling in IPL but Indian vice-captain and MI skipper Rohit Sharma is expecting the all-rounder to start bowling from "next week" even though he won't like to put a timeline on the subject.

  • Defending champions Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said their "collective failure as a group" in the second leg of IPL led to their early exit from the tournament.

Technology-

  •  Tech giant Apple has ceased code signing for iOS 15, effectively blocking users from downgrading to the now out-of-date operating system. The stoppage comes after Apple halted signing for iOS 14.8 and leaves the recently released iOS 15.0.1 as the only upgrade option, AppleInsider reported.

  •  Redmi is likely to announce the K50 series of smartphones by February next year and now a new report has claimed that the handset will come with a 120Hz AMOLED display, and a 108MP main camera

  •  Increasing vaccination and decreasing infection rates across several European countries have helped the Travel app category hit strong year-over-year growth rates in Q2 2021, with downloads up 104 per cent.

  •  US-NOBEL-PRIZE-PEACE-Philippine Nobel winner Ressa calls Facebook 'biased against facts'

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company's Cyberquad will be the safest all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in the world.

Economy – 

  •  Mumbai on Saturday became the first metro city in the country to see diesel prices cross the Rs 100 per litre mark after fuel prices were hiked again. 

  •  The Indian job market maintained its record-breaking run for the third consecutive month in a row, clocking 57 per cent year-on-year growth in September, according to the latest Naukri JobSpeak report.

  • Reliance New Energy Solar Ltd (RNESL),a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL),has announced acquisition of 100 per cent shareholding of REC Solar Holdings AS (REC Group) from China National Bluestar (Group) Co Ltd, for an Enterprise Value of $771 million. 

  •  The executive board of the International Monetary Fund said late Friday that it is seeking more “clarifying details” in its investigation into allegations that the head of the IMF pressured staff at the World Bank to change business rankings for China in an effort to placate that country.

  • Reducing cost of electric vehicles (EV) as well as increase in subsidies along with the newer model are expected to increase electric two-wheeler's (e-2W) penetration.

Local –

  •  Over 46k vaccines administered in Delhi

  •  Kolkata police on high alert after receiving terror threats

  •  Chennai lost 33 police stations out of its jurisdiction

  •  Telangana has reported 162 cases of covid and 1 death

  • 40% of houses in UP are breeding grounds for mosquitoes in Gujarat

GK – 

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

 

Sweet Revolution, NBHM scheme is associated with which product?

[A] Sugarcane
[B] Honey
[C] Fruits
[D] Palm

 

Which Union Ministry has launched the ‘Ease of Logistics’ portal?

[A] Ministry of MSME
[B] Ministry of Commerce and Industry
[C] Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
[D] Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Dairying

 

Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE),which received 2021 Right Livelihood Award, is based in which state/UT?

[A] Hyderabad
[B] Delhi
[C] Chennai
[D] Gandhi Nagar

 

The Cabinet approved the continuation of the National Export Insurance Account (NEIA) scheme till which year?

 

[A] 2022-23
[B] 2023-24
[C] 2024-25
[D] 2025-26

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