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Today's Event – 24th November 2021

  • 1642 – Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen's Land (later renamed Tasmania).

  • 1750 – Tarabai, regent of the Maratha Empire, imprisons Rajaram II of Satara for refusing to remove Balaji Baji Rao from the post of peshwa.

  • 1832 – South Carolina passes the Ordinance of Nullification, declaring that the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were null and void in the state, beginning the Nullification Crisis

  • 1835 – The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety).

  • 1850 – Danish troops defeat a Schleswig-Holstein force in the town of Lottorf, Schleswig-Holstein.

  • 1859 – Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species.

  • 1877 – Anna Sewell's animal welfare novel Black Beauty is published.

  • 1906 – A 13–6 victory by the Massillon Tigers over their rivals, the Canton Bulldogs, for the "Ohio League" Championship, leads to accusations that the championship series was fixed and results in the first major scandal in professional American football.

  • 1917 – In Milwaukee, nine members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb, the most deaths in a single event in U.S. police history until the September 11 attacks in 2001.

  • 1922 – Nine Irish Republican Army members are executed by an Irish Free State firing squad. Among them is author Erskine Childers, who had been arrested for illegally carrying a revolver.

  • 1929 – The Finnish far-right Lapua Movement officially begins when a group of mainly the former White Guard members, led by Vihtori Kosola, interrupted communism occasion at the Workers' House in Lapua, Finland.[6]

  • 1932 – In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.

  • 1935 – The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.

  • 1962 – The influential British satirical television programme That Was the Week That Was is first broadcast.

  • 1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is killed by Jack Ruby.

  • 1965 – Joseph-Désiré Mobutu seizes power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and becomes President; he rules the country (which he renames Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.

  • 1966 – Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashes near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, killing all 82 people on board.

  • 1969 – Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon.

  • 1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (aka D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.

  • 1973 – A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasts only four months.

  • 1974 – Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy" (after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"),in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

National Events- 

  •  Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday demanded that the government provide credible data on Covid deaths in the country and pay a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to families of Covid-19 victims.

  •  Amid a row over Congress leader Manish Tewari’s views on the UPA dispensation’s 26/11 Mumbai terror attack response, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman claimed the “clear-headed response” in national security matters adopted during the Narendra Modi government was “missing” before 2014.

  •  The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a scheme of the then ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu granting a waiver of outstanding crop loans, medium-term (agriculture) loans, and long-term (farm sector) loans issued to small and marginal farmers.

  • Arguing that the pace of transition to cleaner energy sources in India must be viewed in light of “national circumstances”, Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav has said that the use of coal in power generation or industrial activities may rise “in absolute terms”, but would decline as a percentage of the overall mix. 

  • Heading into what could be a stormy winter session of Parliament, the government intends to bring a Bill to repeal the three new agriculture laws and another on prohibiting “all private cryptocurrencies in India” with “certain exceptions”.

International Events- 

  •  Platform IQAir said that Lahore now stands at the top of its polluted cities ranking with an air quality index of 203 on the US AQI scale, versus runner-up Delhi, India, with 183. That standing was at 0949 GMT; the two cities had traded places at least once over the course of the morning

  •  A manuscript co-authored by Albert Einstein, offering a rare insight into the legendary physicist’s thinking leading up to his general theory of relativity, was sold in an auction on Tuesday for 11.7 million euros ($13.17 million).

  •  A patch of virtual real estate in the online world Decentraland sold for a record $2.4 million worth of cryptocurrency, the buyer crypto investor Tokens.com and Decentraland said on Tuesday.

  •  As the global economy heats up and tries to put the pandemic aside, a battle for the young and able has begun. With fast-track visas and promises of permanent residency, many of the wealthy nations driving the recovery are sending a message to skilled immigrants all over the world: Help wanted. Now.

  • An investigation has been launched into violations committed against protesters since the military power grab on Oct. 25, Sudan’s newly reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said, according to a statement from his office.

Job alerts-

  • NALCO Jobs for Executive and other posts. Last date 7th December 2021

  • Chhattisgarh Postal Circle Jobs for PA, MTS, Postman and other posts. Last date 3rd December 2021

  • Kerala PSC Jobs for Constable and other posts. Last date 1st December 2021

  • Delhi Postal Circle Jobs for skilled artisans and other posts. Last date 11 December 2021

  • Karnataka Jobs for district judge and other posts. Last date 14th December 2021

Sports-

  •  P V Sindhu showed great determination to outwit a tenacious Aya Ohori in the opening round of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event in Bali on Wednesday.

  •  Rahul Dravid with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will take Indian cricket to new heights, feels Harbhajan Singh.

  •  Goran Ivanisevic, the former Wimbledon winner and the current coach of top-ranked Novak Djokovic, is set to join Tennis Premier League (TPL) in Mumbai as the mentor of participant star team SRK Rajasthan Tigers.

  •  Manchester United’s caretaker manager Michael Carrick said Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Villarreal in the Champions League was a huge boost for the players following their recent poor run of form that led to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure.

  • Energized by a change of manager and another opportunistic finish by Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League with a game to spare on Tuesday.

Technology-

  •  Millions of red crabs crawled across Christmas Island on Tuesday, part of their annual migration journey to the ocean on the island off the coast of Western Australia.

  •  The world’s first planetary defense system called the DART spacecraft was successfully launched by NASA at 10:21 pm Pacific time on Tuesday (11:51 am IST Wednesday) from the Vandenberg US Space Force Base. It was carried aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

  •  As scientists planned an expedition in Mexico this fall to count one of the world’s most endangered animals, a shy porpoise called a vaquita, they dreaded the possibility that there would be none left to find. The last survey, in 2019, estimated that only about 10 remained.

  •  NASA is about to launch a spacecraft with one simple mission: Smash into an asteroid at 15,000 mph.

  • A young female mammoth was wandering long ago near what would become the Central Coast of California, when her life came to an untimely end. Although she died on land, her massive body found its way into the Pacific Ocean. Carried by currents, her remains drifted more than 150 miles from shore before settling 3,000 feet beneath the water’s surface on the side of a seamount. There she sat for millenniums, her existence known to no one.

Economy – 

  •  Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday said that regulators do not have the capability to monitor cyber risk in crypto exchanges

  •  Star Health and Allied Insurance Company on Wednesday said it has fixed a price band of Rs 870-900 a share for its Rs 7,249-crore initial public offering, which will open on November 30.

  •  The KuCoin referral code is: 23vbyP8. New KuCoin customers can register with the referral code and claim the top referral bonus. The code is valid as of today and is one of the best codes currently available.

  •  The S&P BSE Sensex fell 323.34 points (0.55 per cent) to end at 58,340.99 while the broader Nifty 50 declined 88.30 points (0.50 per cent) to settle at 17,415.05. Both the indices had opened on a positive note earlier in the day and traded higher through most of the session.

  • The Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted to review the current rate slab structure under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime will meet on November 27 to discuss various proposals for rate rationalisation and measures to shore up revenues. While an officer-level fitment committee is learnt to have recommended raising of tax rates from 5 per cent to 7 per cent and 18 per cent to 20 per cent, some state finance ministers have flagged potential concerns over the impact of such major rate changes and indications are that all of the recommendations made the officer-level panel are unlikely to be accepted by the GoM.

Local –

  • The Delhi High Court Wednesday said it will pass directions to ensure safety and security in courts which will remain in force till April 18. 

  •  Dhyandev Wankhede, father of NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, Wednesday approached the Bombay High Court with an appeal challenging the single-judge bench order, which refused to grant an interim injunction against Maharashtra cabinet minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik in his defamation suit.

  •  The Enforcement Directorate has arrested Aashish Jhunjhunwala, director, M/s Ramsarup Industries Limited, Kolkata in connection with a bank fraud case worth Rs 184.43 crore. The arrest on Saturday was made under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

  •  The Madras High Court will soon decide if a minor can be appointed as a temple priest and kept cut off from society as per the tradition of a temple and the Badaga community in the Nilgris district of Tamil Nadu.

  • Karnataka police on Wednesday arrested four persons for allegedly gangraping and killing an eight-year-old girl in Mangaluru on Sunday.

GK – 

As per Brazil’s annual report, Deforestation in Amazon rainforest has increased by what percent in a year?

[A] 2
[B] 22
[C] 42
[D] 62

 

“Ex-SHAKTI 2021” the Indo-France joint military exercise commenced at which place?

[A] Andaman & Nicobar Islands
[B] Defence Institute Of Advanced Technology, Pune
[C] Military School of Draguignan, France
[D] Vishakhapatnam

 

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) holds an international Dialogue in which country annually?

[A] Bahrain
[B] UAE
[C] Russia
[D] UK

 

Which country’s National Youth and Children’s Orchestras “El Sistema”, set a Guinness record for the world’s largest orchestra?

[A] Russia
[B] Venezuela
[C] Israel
[D] France

 

When is the ‘World Television Day’ celebrated?

 

[A] November 18
[B] November 21
[C] November 23
[D] November 25

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