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Today's Event – 15th November 2021

  • 1532 – Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day.

  • 1533 – Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.

  • 1705 – Battle of Zsibó: Austrian-Danish victory over the Kurucs (Hungarians).

  • 1760 – The secondly-built Castellania in Valletta is officially inaugurated with the blessing of the interior Chapel of Sorrows.

  • 1777 – American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.

  • 1806 – Pike Expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (It is later named Pikes Peak.)

  • 1864 – American Civil War: Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins Sherman's March to the Sea.

  • 1889 – Brazil is declared a republic by Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca as Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup.

  • 1914 – Harry Turner becomes the first player to die from game-related injuries in the "Ohio League", the direct predecessor to the National Football League.

  • 1917 – Eduskunta declares itself the supreme state power of Finland, prompting Finland's declaration of independence and secession from Russia.

  • 1920 – First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 1920 – The Free City of Danzig is established.

  • 1922 – At least 300 are massacred during a general strike in Guayaquil, Ecuador

  • 1926 – The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.

  • 1928 – The RNLI lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17-man crew.

  • 1933 – Thailand has its first election.

  • 1939 – In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.

  • 1943 – The Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps".

  • 1951 – Greek resistance leader Nikos Beloyannis, along with 11 resistance members, is sentenced to death by the court-martial.

  • 1955 – The first part of the Saint Petersburg Metro is opened.

  • 1965 – Craig Breedlove sets a land speed record of 600.601 mph (966.574 km/h) in his car, the Spirit of America at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah

  • 1966 – Project Gemini: Gemini 12 completes the program's final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 1966 – A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.

  • 1967 – The only fatality of the North American X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.

  • 1968 – The Cleveland Transit System becomes the first transit system in the western hemisphere to provide direct rapid transit service from a city's downtown to its major airport.

  • 1969 – Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.

  • 1969 – Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic "March Against Death".

  • 1971 – Intel releases the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.

  • 1976 – René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of independence.

  • 1978 – A chartered Douglas DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.

  • 1979 – A package from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

  • 1983 – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus declares independence. Recognized only by Turkey.

  • 1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

  • 1985 – The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.

  • 1987 – In Bra?ov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime of Nicolae Ceau?escu.

  • 1988 – In the Soviet Union, the uncrewed Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.

  • 1988 – Israeli–Palestinian conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council.

  • 1988 – The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.

  • 1990 – The Communist People's Republic of Bulgaria is disestablished and a new republican government is instituted.

  • 2000 – A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, killing more than 40 people.

  • 2000 – Jharkhand officially becomes the 28th state of India, formed from eighteen districts of southern Bihar.

  • 2001 – Microsoft launches the Xbox game console

  • 2002 – Hu Jintao becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new nine-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.

  • 2003 – The first day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, killing 25 people and wounding about 300.

  • 2006 – Al Jazeera English launches worldwide.

  • 2007 – Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.

  • 2012 – Xi Jinping becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and a new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.

  • 2013 – Sony releases the PlayStation 4 (PS4) game console

  • 2016 – Hong Kong's High Court bans elected politicians Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from the city's Parliament

  • 2020 – Lewis Hamilton wins the Turkish Grand Prix and secures his seventh drivers' title, equalling the all-time record held by Michael Schumacher.

National Events- 

  •  A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed in this district of Uttar Pradesh, a police official said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday in a village under the Barkhera police station limits, police said.

  • The monsoon is over but several parts of the country especially southern States and north west India have witnessed heavy to heavy rainfall since October which caused loss of life and properties worth hundreds of crores. 

  • The CBI has terminated from service a head constable posted in the headquarters for alleged molestation of a contractual cleaner under Article 311 of the Constitution without conducting an enquiry against the accused personnel. 

  • In an effort to further strengthen defence and strategic ties between the two countries, Army Chief General MM Naravane will hold talks with his Israeli counterparts on bilateral issues during his visit commencing Sunday. 

  • Liquor companies have urged the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government in Bihar to end prohibition in the State. It has also suggested several steps to the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to ensure his avowed goals of helping women is achieved without adverse fallouts of prohibition.

International Events- 

  •  Almost 200 nations accepted a compromise deal Saturday aimed at keeping a key global warming target alive, but it contained a last-minute change that watered down crucial language about coal. 

  •  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed the deal struck at the end of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow as a “big step forward” and the first-ever international agreement to “phase down” the use of coal.

  •  The departure of Mako Komuro, the former Princess Mako, and Kei Komuro, both 30, was carried live by major Japanese broadcasters, showing them boarding a plane amid a flurry of camera flashes at Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

  •  At least nine people, including eight teachers and a student, were injured on Sunday in an avalanche in Nepal. The avalanche at the Tukuche mountain hit the Thisang Rural Municipality of the country’s northwestern Mustang district.

  • The Austrian Government ordered a nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people starting midnight Sunday to slow the fast spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Job alerts-

  • IBPS SO 2021 Jobs for Specialists Officers and other posts. Last date 23/11/2021

  • J&K Bank Jobs for Clerk, Probationary Officers and other posts. Last date 17/11/2021

  • NLC India Limited Jobs for Industrial Trainee (Finance) and other posts. Last date 26/11/2021

  • SIDBI Jobs for IT Specialists and other posts. Last date 21/11/2021

  • RFCL Jobs for Store Assistant Grade II / Assistant Grade-III / Office Assistant Grade-III and other posts. Last date 24/11/2021

Sports-

  •  Former India batter VVS Laxman will be the next head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA),a senior BCCI official confirmed on Sunday.

  •  Big-hitting all-rounder and Australian cricket's man of the moment Mitchell Marsh has thanked the country's selectors for giving him an "amazing six weeks" at the T20 World Cup by promoting him to the top-order.

  •  An injury-ravaged Mitchell Marsh finally found his night of reckoning and glory as he led Australia to their maiden T20 World Cup title with his stroke-filled 77 that fashioned his team's comfortable eight-wicket win over New Zealand, here on Sunday.

  •  Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won the sprint race Saturday to take pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix as a dramatic day at Interlagos accelerated championship leader Max Verstappen’s quest for his first Formula One title.

  • Nikoloz Basilashvili beat American Taylor Fritz 7-6 (5),6-3 on Saturday to set up a final against Cameron Norrie at the BNP Paribas Open, which will crown its first men’s winner ranked outside the Top 25 since 2010.

Technology-

  • Microsoft Surface Neo is once again making headlines for making a cameo appearance in The Rock, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds starrer, Red Notice. 

  •  E-commerce major Amazon has announced a 'SecureFest'. During the fest customers can get deals and offers on smart security cameras starting at Rs 2,599.

  •  Realme is all set to give competition to other smartphone makers in the high-end smartphone segment.

  •  Google Cloud on Monday said it has hired senior IBM executive Subram Natarajan as Director of Customer Engineering for its India operations.

  • IBM and Amazon say they have solved the problem of data localisation in oil producing countries. Using IBM’s OpenShift, oil firms can use the oil-industry cloud data

Economy – 

  •  The wholesale price-based inflation spiked to 12.54 percent in October, mainly due to the rise in prices of manufactured products and crude petroleum. WPI inflation has remained in double digit for the seventh consecutive month beginning April.

  • The current month will continue to be a busy one for the primary market, as two companies-Tarsons Products and Go Fashion (India) Ltd -are set to float their IPOs next week to collectively raise Rs  2,038 crore. 

  •  Stock markets will focus on global trends for further direction in this holiday-shortened week as the earnings season is largely over, analysts said.

  •  The Income Tax department on Sunday said taxpayers can now access the new Annual Information Statement (AIS),which includes additional categories of information like interest, dividends, securities and MF transactions, and remittances from abroad, on the e-filing portal.The I-T department had last month expanded the list of high-value financial transactions, which would be available to taxpayers in their Form 26AS by including details of mutual fund (MF) purchases, foreign remittances, as well as information in ITRs of other taxpayers.

  • India’s coal import rose by 12.6 per cent to 107.34 million tonnes in the first six months of 2021-22.

Local –

  •  Dengue cases in Delhi to surge over 5k

  •  Bangaluru-Mysore train dips to pre-covid level

  •  Ambrabad Tiger Reserve to host trekking and safari in Andhra Pradesh

  •  Kolkata Municipal Corporation to raze illegal building extensions

  • Fresh covid cases to dip in Tamil Nadu

GK – 

Who is the Fund Manager of the SWAMIH Fund?

[A] Aditya Birla Sun Life
[B] SBI Cap
[C] Kotak Mahindra 
[D] Canara Robeco

 

‘Operation Red Rose’ is an anti-illicit liquor campaign, being implemented in which state?

[A] New Delhi
[B] Punjab
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Tamil Nadu

 

Kushagra Rawat and Srihari Nataraj are associated with which sport?

[A] Cricket
[B] Golf
[C] Archery
[D] Aquatics

 

Where is the headquarters of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime?

[A] Austria
[B] USA
[C] Germany
[D] Hungary

 

Which social networking platform is set to rename itself as “Meta”?

 

[A] Orkut
[B] Snapchat
[C] Facebook
[D] Twitter

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