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Today's Event – 13th October 2021

  • 409 – Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania.

  • 1269 – The present church building at Westminster Abbey is consecrated.

  • 1307 – Hundreds of the Knights Templar in France are arrested at dawn by King Philip the Fair, and later confess under torture to heresy.

  • 1332 – Rinchinbal Khan becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan dynasty, reigning for only 53 days.

  • 1710 – Port Royal, the capital of French Acadia, falls in a siege by British forces.

  • 1775 – The Continental Congress establishes the Continental Navy (predecessor of the United States Navy).

  • 1792 – In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.

  • 1821 – The Declaration of Independence of the Mexican Empire is publicly proclaimed.

  • 1843 – In New York City, B'nai B'rith, the oldest Jewish service organization in the world, is founded.

  • 1881 – First known conversation in modern Hebrew by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and friends.

  • 1885 – The Georgia Institute of Technology is founded in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • 1892 – Edward Emerson Barnard discovers first comet discovered by photographic means.

  • 1903 – The Boston Red Sox win the first modern World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth game.

  • 1908 – Margaret Travers Symons bursts into the UK parliament and becomes the first woman to speak there

  • 1911 – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, becomes the first Governor General of Canada of royal descent.

  • 1917 – The "Miracle of the Sun" is witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Portugal.

  • 1921 – Soviet republics sign the Treaty of Kars to formalize the borders between Turkey and the South Caucasus states.

  • 1923 – Ankara becomes the capital of Turkey.

  • 1946 – France adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic.

  • 1976 – The first electron micrograph of an Ebola virus is taken at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Dr. F. A. Murphy.

  • 1977 – Hijacking of Lufthansa Flight 181 by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

  • 1983 – Ameritech Mobile Communications launches the first US cellular network in Chicago.

  • 1990 – Syrian forces attack free areas of Lebanon, removing General Michel Aoun from the presidential palace.

  • 2016 – The Maldives announces its decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth of Nations.

National Events- 

  •  BSP president Mayawati on Tuesday questioned the "silence" of Congress leaders over the lynching of a Dalit youth in Rajasthan and suggested that the Supreme Court should take suo moto cognizance of the case as it had done in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in Uttar Pradesh.

  •  A minor fire broke out on Tuesday at Bengal State secretariat Nabanna, sources adding the fire broke out on the 14th floor just above the office of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

  •  A new modus operandi to woo potential targets towards narcotics is emerging fast in Kerala. The State has become a den of drug pushers and addicts, if the number of cases being busted by the excise and narcotics control departments are any indication. 

  •  PDP president Mehbooba Mufti claimed on Tuesday that the Jammu & Kashmir administration had prior information about attacks on minority community members but ignored the inputs to provide security to Union ministers, who came here to amplify the BJP's "fake narrative and propaganda" about normalcy in the Union Territory.

  • Massive searches continued during the day in the thickly forested area of Dera Ki Gali in Surankote area of Poonch on Tuesday to track down the footprints of the terrorists believed to be hiding in the area before moving towards Kashmir valley.

International Events- 

  •  At least 29 people were killed, including 14 in a bus accident, as relentless rains triggered massive flooding in north China, authorities said on Tuesday. 

  •  Russia offered the US on Tuesday to roll back several rounds of sanctions that have hampered the activities of their diplomatic missions, but reaffirmed its strong opposition to any US military presence in Central Asia.

  • President Joe Biden is set to hold his first bilateral talks as president with an African leader on Thursday, hosting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta as war and a humanitarian crisis roil neighbouring Ethiopia, according to the White House. 

  • Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that peace in South Asia was not possible without the resolution of the Kashmir issue. Qureshi made the remarks while addressing the 6th Ministerial Meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) through a video statement. 

  • Russia registered a new record number of daily coronavirus deaths on Tuesday as it faced a rapid surge of contagion amid laggard vaccination rates. The government coronavirus task force reported 973 coronavirus deaths, the highest daily toll since the start of the pandemic.

Job alerts-

  • Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Limited (RIICO) Jobs for Junior Assistant and other posts. Last date 13th November 2021

  • Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited Jobs for UPPCL Camp Assistant and other posts. Last date 9th November 2021

  • Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited Jobs for SJVN Apprentice and other posts. Last date
    10th November 2021

Sports-

  •  Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bowl in their IPL Qualifier 2 against Delhi Capitals here on Wednesday. DC made one change with fit-again Marcus Stoinis coming in for Tom Curran, while KKR fielded an unchanged team.

  •  Fast bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur on Wednesday replaced Axar Patel in India's squad for the T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE and Oman from October 17. The 29-year-old Thakur has impressed with his 18 wickets in the ongoing IPL for Chennai Super Kings.

  •  Claiming to be inspired by the fans, the Indian cricket team's jersey for the upcoming T20 World Cup was unveiled on Wednesday, days before the country opens its campaign with a much-awaited clash against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai.

  •  Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das, who is making a comeback from a hamstring injury, on Wednesday revealed that she has tested positive for COVID-19 but is stable in isolation. Das, 21, reported to the national camp at National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala recently.

  • The World Cup qualifier between Albania and Poland was temporarily halted when Polish players walked off the field after Albanian fans threw water bottles at them while celebrating a goal.

Technology-

  •  Google on Tuesday announced the formation of a premier 'Cybersecurity Action Team' to support the security and digital transformation of governments, critical infrastructure, enterprises and small businesses, as nation-state hacking incidents grow.

  •  At a time when crypto buzz is picking up in India, the time is ripe not only to create awareness but also build trust among the first-time investors in the country who are eagerly waiting to hear from the government on the next steps to follow on cryptocurrencies, Darshan Bathija, Co-founder and CEO of Vauld platform said on Tuesday.

  • The usage of Google Maps went up by a whopping 125 times, when Facebook and its owned applications such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger faced a global outage earlier this month, according to a new report released on Wednesday. 

  •  Smartphone brand realme launched a new smartphone 'realme GT Neo 2' with a 120Hz AMOLED display, triple rear cameras and 65W fast charging in the Indian market on Tuesday.

Economy – 

  •  After scaling a record peak of 60,836.63 during the session, the 30-share Sensex settled 452.74 points or 0.75 per cent higher at 60,737.05, taking its winning run to the fifth consecutive day. Similarly, the Nifty rallied 169.80 points or 0.94 per cent to 18,161.75. It touched an intra-day record of 18,197.80.

  •  Industrial production grew 11.9 per cent in August mainly due to a low-base effect and good performance by manufacturing, mining and power sectors that surpassed the pre-Covid level. 

  • India’s economy, which contracted by 7.3 per cent due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is expected to grow by 9.5 per cent in 2021 and 8.5 per cent in 2022, according to latest projections released by the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday. 

  •  In an unprecedented move, the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday banned one of the country’s top chartered accountant firms Haribhakti & Co LLP from undertaking any type of audit assignments for regulated entities for a period of two years starting April 1, 2022. Haribhakti & Co LLP was the auditor of Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited (SIFL),whose board was superseded by the RBI and insolvency proceedings were initiated last week.

  • GST Network on Tuesday said it has blocked Rs 14,000 crore worth of input tax credit (ITC) of 66,000 businesses registered under GST.

Local –

  • The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has described 100 days of chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami in office as disappointing, deceptive and disastrous. 

  • The Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) Association of Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday strongly condemned alleged misbehaviour of Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu with its members at a meeting on October 9.  

  •  Justice Arup Kumar Goswami was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the High Court of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.

  •  On the call of the Chhattisgarh Public Relations Officers Association, Public Relations Officers (PROs) and departmental employees across the state went on a one-day pen-down strike on Tuesday.

  • The Chhattisgarh government on Tuesday announced 60 days of vacation in schools and colleges, inclusive of 46 days in summer. This will be applicable to government, private, grant and non-aided schools and D Ed, B Ed, M Ed colleges across the state, an order from the School Education Department said.

GK – 

‘Hamilton’s Object’ which was discovered recently, is associated with which field?

[A] Physics
[B] Space Science
[C] Virology
[D] Economics

 

Jezero crater, which was seen in the news recently, is a depression found in which space body?

[A] Venus
[B] Jupiter
[C] Mars
[D] Moon

 

Westbury Cave, where the fossil of extinct ‘Hippopotamus antiquus’ has been discovered, is in which country?

[A] Greece
[B] UK
[C] Italy
[D] China

 

Darwin’s ground sloth, which is seen in the news recently, were originally found in which region?

[A] Asia
[B] South America
[C] Europe
[D] Australia

 

Amoria thorae, which was seen in the news recently, is a new species of?

 

[A] Marine Snail
[B] Turtle
[C] Spider
[D] Crab

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