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Today's Event – 11th October 2021

  • 1142 – A peace treaty ends the Jin–Song wars.

  • 1311 – The peerage and clergy restrict the authority of English kings with the Ordinances of 1311.

  • 1614 – The New Netherland Company applies to the States General of the Netherlands for exclusive trading rights in what is now the northeastern United States.

  • 1634 – The Burchardi flood kills around 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.

  • 1649 – Cromwell's New Model Army sacks Wexford, killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians.

  • 1767 – Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.

  • 1797 – The Royal Navy decisively defeats the Batavian Navy at Camperdown during the French Revolutionary Wars.

  • 1811 – The Juliana begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry in New York harbor.

  • 1840 – The Maronite leader Bashir Shihab II surrenders to the Ottoman Empire and later is sent to Malta in exile.

  • 1852 – The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.

  • 1862 – American Civil War: Confederate troops conduct a raid on Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

  • 1865 – Hundreds of black men and women march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.

  • 1890 – In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.

  • 1899 – The Second Boer War erupts in South Africa between the British-ruled Cape Colony, and the Boer-ruled Transvaal and Orange Free State.

  • 1906 – San Francisco sparks a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Japan by ordering segregated schools for Japanese students.

  • 1910 – Piloted by Arch Hoxsey, Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane

  • 1937 – The Duke and Duchess of Windsor tour Nazi Germany for 12 days and meet Adolf Hitler on the 22nd.

  • 1941 – Beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.

  • 1944 – The Tuvan People's Republic is annexed by the Soviet Union.

  • 1950 – CBS's field-sequential color system for television is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

  • 1954 – In accord with the 1954 Geneva Conference, French troops complete their withdrawal from North Vietnam.

  • 1958 – NASA launches Pioneer 1, its first space probe, although it fails to achieve a stable orbit.

  • 1961 – 1st Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia, resulting in the establishment of the Non-Aligned Movement.

  • 1962 – The Second Vatican Council becomes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.

  • 1968 – NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission.

  • 1976 – George Washington is posthumously promoted to the grade of General of the Armies.

  • 1984 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.

  • 1984 – Aeroflot Flight 3352 crashes into maintenance vehicles upon landing in Omsk, Russia, killing 178.

  • 1962 – The Second Vatican Council becomes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.

  • 1968 – NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission.

  • 1976 – George Washington is posthumously promoted to the grade of General of the Armies.

  • 1984 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.

  • 1984 – Aeroflot Flight 3352 crashes into maintenance vehicles upon landing in Omsk, Russia, killing 178.

National Events- 

  •  A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her cousin in Jaipur, police said on Sunday. Manish (23) has been booked on the basis of a complaint lodged by the girl's family members, Galta Gate police station SHO Satish Kumar said.

  • A class 10 student died by suicide in Bulandshahr after she was allegedly molested by a classmate and being threatened by his relatives, police said on Sunday. The 15-year-old girl was found hanging from the ceiling on Saturday. 

  •  Twenty-year-old Aditi Maheshwari from Rajasthan recently became the British High Commissioner to India for a day. Ms Maheshwari, who is pursuing her Bachelor's in Physical Science from Delhi University's Miranda House College, won the 'High Commissioner for the Day' contest organised annually since 2017 

  •  Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's newly-floated energy firm has made its first acquisition, buying REC Solar for $771 million, the company said on Sunday. 

  • The disclosure of files provided by India’s second army chief General Sir Roy Bucher to Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) about Jammu and Kashmir related to the period of 1947-49, which may throw light on Accession, is in “national interest”, the Central Information Commission has observed in an order. 

International Events- 

  •  Taiwan's president on Sunday vowed to defend the island from China's rising pressure for reunification, after a week of unprecedented tensions with Beijing.  Speaking at the island's National Day celebrations, a rare show of Taiwanese defense capabilities in the annual parade underlined Tsai Ing-wen's promise to resist Chinese military threats. 

  • Abdul Qadeer Khan, the disgraced atomic scientist known as the 'father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb' under the clandestine enrichment programme and infamous for his controversial role in nuclear proliferation, died here on Sunday after a brief illness. He was 85. 

  • Germany's lame-duck chancellor, Angela Merkel, received a warm welcome Sunday as she paid a final official visit to Israel, but differences quickly emerged between the close allies on the key issues of Iran's nuclear program and the establishment of a Palestinian state. 

  • Spanish authorities said on Sunday that the  country has started a new evacuation operation to extract more Afghans  and their families left behind following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. 

  • A plane carrying a group of parachute jumpers crashed after takeoff in the Russian region of Tatarstan early on Sunday, killing 16 people and injuring six, the Emergencies Ministry said.

Job alerts-

  • Goa Electricity Department Jobs for lineman, JE, DEO and other posts. Last date 15th October 2021

  • DSMNRU Jobs for manager, engineer and other posts. Last date 19th October 2021

  • PSSSB Dairy Jobs for development inspector and other posts. Last date 31st October 2021

  • Mayurbhunj Court Jobs for clerk, steno and other posts. Last date 27th October 2021

  • EDMC Jobs for officer, commissioner, principal and other posts. Last date 10th November 2021

Sports-

  •  The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Sunday named the strongest available squad for the 2021-22 Ashes with wicketkeeper and vice-captain Jos Buttler joining captain Joe Root in committing to the tour of Australia, starting in November. 

  •  The Indian women’s team committed batting harakiri despite a fine half century from opener Smriti Mandhana to lose the third and final T20 International by 14 runs as Australia clinched the multi-format series by 11-5 margin.

  •  Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting was awestruck by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's cool demeanour under pressure, describing the legendary Chennai Super Kings skipper as one of the greatest finishers of the game.

  • Brazil star Neymar says next year’s World Cup in Qatar could be the last of his career. 

  • Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was forced to retire midway through her opening match but India’s young brigade produced a clinical display to notch up a fine 3-2 win over Spain and make a winning start to their campaign at the Uber Cup Final here on Sunday.

Technology-

  •  Microsoft on Monday announced that Windows 11 users can now start using Chat from Microsoft Teams on Windows. Chat from Microsoft Teams will be pinned to the Taskbar at Windows 11 startup. 

  • According to a report by WABetainfo, the feature will soon be rolled out in a future update of WhatsApp beta for iOS and Android. 

  •  Elon Musk has announced that Tesla Gigafactory in Germany will start rolling out first vehicles by the end of 2021.

  •  Google is not really making custom code for Apple platforms but is rather “now invested in the long tail of UX details that really make products feel great on Apple

Economy – 

  •  The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM),which oversees the disinvestment policy, is now planning to cede management control over a dozen public sector enterprises in the next six months.

  •  Telecom Secretary K Rajaraman has asked State-owned telecom research and development organisation C-DoT to start working on 6G and other futuristic technologies in order to catch up with the global market in time, a statement said on Sunday.

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has embarked on a week-long US trip to attend the annual meet of the World Bank and IMF as well as G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting. During the official visit to the US, Sitharaman is expected to meet US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.  

  •  After opening over 100 points lower, the 30-share Sensex recovered the losses and gained 100.22 points or 0.17 per cent to trade higher at 60,159.28. Similarly, the Nifty rose 52.05 points or 0.29 per cent to 17,947.25.

  • Automobile retailers are staring at huge losses this festive season as manufacturers struggle with vehicle dispatches to dealerships amid the ongoing semiconductor shortage crisis, according to a top FADA official.

Local –

  •  Situation in Delhi critical due to shortage of coal

  •  2k cases of covid 19 registered in Maharashtra

  •  5 more children died in Agra due to fever

  •  Orissa has recorded 652 cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours

  • Monsoon clears from most parts of Madhya Pradesh

GK – 

What is the theme of the ‘World Post Day’ 2021?

[A] Innovate to recover
[B] Post to Connect
[C] Communication during Covid
[D] Post across the World

 

Guru Ghasidas National Park and Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary, which were seen in the news recently, are located in which state?

[A] West Bengal
[B] Odisha
[C] Chhattisgarh
[D] Bihar

 

Deep Space Atomic Clock, which was seen in the news recently, is associated with which space agency?

[A] ISRO
[B] NASA
[C] Virgin Galactic
[D] SpaceX

 

What is the name of the application launched by the Union Shipping Ministry to promote transparency in port-related information?

[A] AtmaNirbhar Port
[B] MyPort
[C] Bharat Port
[D] Port in Hand

 

Mette Frederiksen, who visited India recently, is the Prime Minister of which country?

 

[A] Finland
[B] Denmark
[C] France
[D] Australia

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