Today's Event – 28th November 2021
1582 – In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage licence.
1627 – The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy has its greatest and last victory in the Battle of Oliwa.
1660 – At Gresham College, twelve men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society.
1666 – At least 3,000 men of the Royal Scots Army led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns defeat about 900 Covenanter insurgents led by James Wallace of Auchens in the Battle of Rullion Green.
1785 – The first Treaty of Hopewell is signed, by which the United States acknowledges Cherokee lands in what is now East Tennessee.
1811 – Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
1814 – The Times of London becomes the first newspaper to be produced on a steam-powered printing press, built by the German team of Koenig & Bauer.
1821 – Panama Independence Day: Panama separates from Spain and joins Gran Colombia.
1843 – Ka L? Hui (Hawaiian Independence Day): The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
1885 – Bulgarian victory in the Serbo-Bulgarian War preserves the Unification of Bulgaria.
1893 – Women's suffrage in New Zealand concludes with the 1893 New Zealand general election.
1895 – The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.
1905 – Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland.
1908 – A mine explosion in Marianna, Pennsylvania, kills 154 men, leaving only one survivor.
1912 – Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
1917 – The Estonian Provincial Assembly declares itself the sovereign power of Estonia.
1919 – Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)
1920 – FIDAC (The Interallied Federation of War Veterans Organisations),the first international organization of war veterans is established in Paris, France.
1920 – Irish War of Independence: Kilmichael Ambush: The Irish Republican Army ambush a convoy of British Auxiliaries and kill seventeen.
1925 – The Grand Ole Opry begins broadcasting in Nashville, Tennessee, as the WSM Barn Dance.
1942 – In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 492 people.
1958 – Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community.
1958 – First successful flight of SM-65 Atlas; the first operational intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM),developed by the United States and the first member of the Atlas rocket family.
1960 – Mauritania becomes independent of France.
1964 – Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars.
1966 – Michel Micombero overthrows the monarchy of Burundi and makes himself the first president.
1967 – The first pulsar (PSR B1919+21, in the constellation of Vulpecula) is discovered by two astronomers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish.
1971 – Fred Quilt, a leader of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation suffers severe abdominal injuries allegedly caused by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers; he dies two days later.
1971 – Wasfi al-Tal, Prime Minister of Jordan, is assassinated by the Black September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1972 – Last executions in Paris: Claude Buffet and Roger Bontems are guillotined at La Santé Prison.
1975 – East Timor declares its independence from Portugal.
1990 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader of the Conservative Party and, therefore, as Prime Minister. She is succeeded in both positions by John Major.
1991 – South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.
2002 – Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya; their colleagues fail in their attempt to bring down Arkia Israel Airlines Flight 582 with surface-to-air missiles.
2010 – Sun Way Flight 4112 crashes after takeoff from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12 people
2014 – Gunmen set off three bombs at the central mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano killing at least 120 people.
2016 – A chartered Avro RJ85 plane carrying at least 77 people, including the Chapecoense football team, crashes near Medellín, Colombia.
2020 – Over seven hundred civilians are massacred by the Ethiopian National Defense Force and Eritrean Army in Aksum, Ethiopia
A kisan mahapanchayat, held at Azad Maidan here on the death anniversary of Mahatma Jotirao Phule, called for the defeat of the BJP in all upcoming Assembly elections and local body polls in Maharashtra.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said he had warned a ministerial colleague who is in the eye of a storm for making a controversial statement about “upper caste women”.
Barely a fortnight before international flights were to resume in India, growing concern over Omicron, the new Covid-19 variant, has forced the government to rethink the decision. The Centre has now decided to review the effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services, a Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson said Sunday.
National People’s Party leader Agatha Sangma on Sunday demanded the repeal of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) at a meeting of NDA allies convened ahead of the Winter session of Parliament.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday attacked the Yogi Adityanath dispensation over the cancellation of the Uttar Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test following leakage of its question paper, alleging that corruption in recruitment has become the identity of the BJP government.
Pope Francis appealed on Sunday for authorities to “respect the humanity” of migrants and strive to help them, after Britain and France traded barbs over the deaths of 27 migrants as they tried to cross the Channel.
Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers unveiled a new set of restrictions on Afghan media earlier this week, banning television channels from showing dramas and soap operas featuring women actors.
Uganda is seeking to amend a loan agreement it signed with China in 2015 to ensure the government doesn’t lose control of the nation’s only international airport, the Monitor newspaper reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Sunday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, Taiwan’s defence ministry said, the latest increase in tensions across the Taiwan Strait as China’s president met his top generals.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday introduced new legislation that would require social media giants to provide the details of users who post defamatory material online.
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Burnley’s Premier League match against Tottenham was postponed on Sunday after heavy snow and freezing conditions in northern England.
Syria’s sports federation has complained to basketball’s world governing body after Kazakhstan welcomed its team with the Iranian national anthem, instead of the Syrian, to the game at the first leg of Asian qualifiers for World Cup 2023.
Australia’s newly-appointed Test captain Pat Cummins has revealed that he was asked to share any secrets he might have had before he was handed the leadership role by the selection panel.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan deserves a second chance after being embroiled in the racism controversy involving former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq, the director of England men’s cricket Ashley Giles has said.
Experienced batter Kedar Devdhar will lead Baroda in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy while Bhargav Bhatt will be his deputy, a top official said on Sunday.
Twitter has launched several new features on its platform this year and now, the company is reportedly gearing up to roll out few new features for Apple iPhone users.
The Enforcement Directorate has been investigating whether there were any violations of foreign investment laws when Amazon made a $200 million investment in Future's gift voucher unit, Future Coupons, in 2019.
The effort of the Central government, along with states, is to eliminate burdensome compliances, reduce the need for licensing and rationalise the renewal process with an aim to promoting ease of doing business, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said Saturday.
As the government gets closer to opening the curtains on its Bill to regulate cryptocurrencies, the crypto exchange industry hopes for a balance between protection of India’s financial stability and the innovation possible from the blockchain technology. Ashish Singhal, co-chair of Blockchain and Crypto Assets Council (BACC) and Founder & CEO of CoinSwitch Kuber, told Pranav Mukul and Sandeep Singh about the factors that led to the proliferation of crypto investments in the country and the future of crypto exchanges.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has postponed its crucial meet of trade ministers from various countries — scheduled to start from November 30 in Geneva — for a second time, after an outbreak of a new strain of the Covid-19 virus led several governments to impose travel curbs.
While foreign investors exited from stocks worth Rs 25,000 crore ($3.34 billion) in the last six sessions, DIIs accumulated stocks worth Rs 12,818 crore during the same period. Domestic institutions have been using every major correction to buy into stocks and reshuffle their portfolios. The benchmark Sensex nosedived 2,901 points, or 4.83 per cent, to 57,107.15 in the last six session
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday, requesting him to stop international flights from regions seeing a rise in Covid-19 cases.
A week after the District Collector of Beed started a ‘No vaccine, no entry’ policy, over 40,000 more people took the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine than the previous week.
West Bengal recorded 701 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. With this latest rise, Bengal’s Covid-19 infection tally has gone up to 16,14,152 cases. Eleven new deaths were recorded in the state, taking the toll to 19,450.
Tamil Nadu has intensified precautionary measures at all four international airports in the state in the wake of the detection of the new Covid-19 virus variant ‘Omicron’ in South Africa and has appointed four health department officials to personally monitor the situation, State Minister Ma Subramanian said in Chennai on Saturday.
With the new coronavirus variant named Omicron (B.1.1529) being reported from several countries and new clusters of Covid-19 infection reported from different districts in the last few days, the Karnataka government has decided to intensify surveillance measures.
Person in News –
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79.
What is the new category of Bangladesh and Nepal, as per UN General Assembly’s recent resolution?
[A] Least developed country (LDC)
[B] Developing country
[C] Poor Country
[D] Middle Income Country
What is the ‘Word of the year 2021’ as per Collins Dictionary?
Which state has passed ‘Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Bill 2021’, to levy a Green tax on vehicles?
[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Andhra Pradesh
Which country has announced more than EUR 1.2 billion to aid India’s fight against climate change?
What is the name of the first PPP initiative of Ministry of Electronics and IT, to ensure awareness about cybercrime for Chief Information Security Officers?
[A] Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative
[B] Surakshit Bharat; Swasth Bharat
[C] Surakshit CISOs
[D] Safest CISOs