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Today's Event – 30th October 2021

  • 758 – Guangzhou is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates.

  • 1137 – Ranulf of Apulia defeats Roger II of Sicily at the Battle of Rignano, securing his position as duke until his death two years later.

  • 1270 – The Eighth Crusade ends by an agreement between Charles I of Anjou (replacing his deceased brother King Louis IX of France) and the Hafsid dynasty of Tunis, Tunisia.

  • 1817 – Simón Bolívar becomes President of the Third Republic of Venezuela.

  • 1831 – Nat Turner is arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.

  • 1863 – Danish Prince Vilhelm arrives in Athens to assume his throne as George I, King of the Hellenes.

  • 1864 – The Treaty of Vienna is signed, by which Denmark relinquishes one province each to Prussia and Austria.

  • 1888 – The Rudd Concession is granted by Matabeleland to agents of Cecil Rhodes.

  • 1905 – Czar Nicholas II issues the October Manifesto, granting the Russian peoples basic civil liberties and the right to form a duma. (October 17 in the Julian calendar)

  • 1920 – The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.

  • 1938 – Orson Welles broadcasts a radio adaptation of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing a massive panic in some of the audience in the United States.

  • 1941 – President Roosevelt approves $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allied nations.

  • 1945 – Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the baseball color line.

  • 1947 – The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT),the foundation of the World Trade Organization (WTO),is founded.

  • 1948 – A luzzu fishing boat overloaded with passengers capsizes and sinks in the Gozo Channel off Qala, Gozo, Malta, killing 23 of the 27 people on board.[1]

  • 1953 – President Eisenhower approves the top-secret document NSC 162/2 concerning the maintenance of a strong nuclear deterrent force against the Soviet Union.

  • 1961 – The Soviet Union detonates the Tsar Bomba, the most powerful explosive device ever detonated.

  • 1961 – Due to "violations of Vladimir Lenin's precepts", it is decreed that Joseph Stalin's body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin's tomb and buried near the Kremlin Wall with a plain granite marker.

  • 1973 – The Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus for the second time.

  • 1975 – Prince Juan Carlos I of Spain becomes acting head of state, taking over for the country's ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.

  • 1980 – El Salvador and Honduras agree to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.

  • 1983 – The first democratic elections in Argentina, after seven years of military rule, are held.

  • 1985 – Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.

  • 1995 – Quebec citizens narrowly vote (50.58% to 49.42%) in favour of remaining a province of Canada in their second referendum on national sovereignty.

  • 2005 – The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.

  • 2014 – Sweden is the first European Union member state to officially recognize the State of Palestine.

National Events- 

  • Bengal Chief Minister on Friday arrived in Goa with a new message of camaraderie telling she too was Goa's daughter and "your sister" who had come to take part in the development of the tiny State. 

  •  Attacking both the TRS and the BJP for the “brazen violation of the model code of conduct (MCC)”, the Congress on Thursday alleged that both the parties tried to influence voters by distributing money and gifts, obstructing the conduct of a free and fair election.

  •  With the Government opening the doors of the elite National Defence Academy (NDA) for women cadets, Army Chief General M M Naravane said on Friday it is expected they are welcomed with the same sense of fair play and professionalism as Indian armed forces are known world over.

  •  In a significant development towards self-reliance in niche technology, the DRDO and IAF team jointly on Friday flight tested indigenously developed Long-Range Bomb successfully from an aerial platform. The bomb can hit a target between a range of 50 kms and 150kms.

  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV),which protects young children from pneumonia, meningitis and blood infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, has been brought under the ambit of the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP).

International Events- 

  • For years, Zebulon Simentov branded himself as the “last Jew of Afghanistan,” the sole remnant of a centuries-old community. He charged reporters for interviews and held court in Kabul’s only remaining synagogue. He left the country last month for Istanbul after the Taliban seized power. 

  •  Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday greeted by a jubilant and cheering Indian diaspora, who recited hymns and chanted his name to welcome him on his visit to Italy.

  •  South Korea will launch a project next month to develop a homegrown naval interception system designed to protect warships from hostile aircraft and missiles, the state arms procurement agency said Friday.

  •  The US Secretary of State Tony Blinken announced on Thursday that the United States will roll out USD144 million in a bid to help the people of Afghanistan who have been facing a grave humanitarian crisis since the atrocious Taliban takeover.

  • An unprecedented meeting of Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) is taking place in Rome to coincide with the G20 summit to expose China’s human rights abuses before the international community.

Job alerts-

  • Indian Air Force Jobs for Group C Civilian Posts and other posts. Last date 29/11/2021

  • ITR Chandipur Jobs for Graduate / Technician / Trade Apprentices and other posts. Last date 15/11/2021

  • Southern Railway Jobs for Sports Quota Vacancies and other posts. Last date 30/11/2021

Sports-

  • Defending champions West Indies kept alive their slender hopes of making the semifinals while virtually knocking Bangladesh out of the T20 World Cup with a narrow three-run win here on Friday. 

  •  Skipper Babar Azam hit a composed 51 while Asif Ali hit four sixes in the penultimate over as Pakistan completed a hat-trick of victories in the T20 World Cup with a five-wicket win over Afghanistan in a Super 12 Group 2 match, here on Friday. 

  •  New Zealand pacer Adam Milne, who was drafted into the squad in place of injured Lockie Ferguson, is eager to make the most of his rich vein of form in the ongoing T20 World Cup, including in the Super 12 match against India here on Sunday.

  •  Australia opener David Warner has highlighted the importance of having a “stable base” while batting on the slow wickets of the UAE after roaring back to form with a belligerent half-century.

  • Star Australian opener David Warner did a Cristiano Ronaldo during the ongoing T20 World Cup here as he removed Coca Cola bottles placed in front of him during a press conference for a brief while.

Technology-

  •  Jiophone Next will be available from Diwali for Rs 6,499 per unit for customers wanting to buy the smartphone without financing option, Jio and Google said in a joint statement on Friday.

Economy – 

  •  Lubes maker Castrol India has reported 9 per cent dip in profit after tax (PAT) at Rs 185.9 crore for the third quarter ended September 2021. The company had reported a net profit of Rs 204.6 crore in the July-September quarter of previous fiscal

  •  The country’s foreign exchange reserves declined by USD 908 million to USD 640.1 billion in the week ended October 22, RBI data showed. In the previous week ended October 15, the reserves had increased by USD 1.492 billion to USD 641.008 billion.

  •  India is expected to have the highest ever horticulture production of 331.05 million tonnes in 2020-21, as compared to 320.47 million tonnes over previous year.

  •  The eight infrastructure sectors of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity had grown by 0.6 per cent in September 2020, as per the data released by the commerce and industry ministry.

  • The Union Government’s fiscal deficit has worked out to be Rs 5.26 lakh crore or 35 per cent of the budget estimates at the end of September 2021, as per the data released by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) on Friday

Local –

  •  Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that farmers should rest assured, we are doing our level best to make arrangements of fertilisers and we are also getting full cooperation of the Government of India in this. 

  •  On the fourth day of their 37- day campaign, the survivors of Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal on Friday sought answers from the state and central governments regarding medical care of Bhopal gas victims. 

  •  The two days fourth Jharkhand International Film Festival was inaugurated at the historical Audrey House on Friday. The programme coincides with the on-going celebration of 75th independence year of India celebrated as Amrita Mahotsava.

  •  Haryana bagged the trophy in the final match played between Jharkhand and Haryana on the 10th day of the 11th Hockey India National Junior Women's Hockey Championship on Friday. Haryana defeated host Jharkhand by 3-2 goals in a struggle and became champion.

  • Eloquent tributes were paid to former Union Minister, eminent technocrat and social reformer Kartik Oraon on his 97th birth anniversary celebration at Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) on Friday. 

GK – 

Trigonopterus corona, which was seen in the news recently, belongs to which species?

[A] Beetle
[B] Gecko
[C] Snake
[D] Spider

 

Queen Heo Hwang-ok Memorial Park, which was seen in the news recently, is located in which country?

[A] South Korea
[B] India
[C] China
[D] Thailand

 

Which country has recently proposed a ‘Wealth Tax’?

[A] India
[B] USA
[C] Russia
[D] Switzerland

 

Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve, which was seen in the news recently, is located in which state?

[A] Tamil Nadu
[B] Kerala
[C] Karnataka
[D] Gujarat

 

As per the ‘Digital 2021: October Global Snapshot”, what is the world’s population that uses a mobile phone?

 

[A] 45
[B] 65
[C] 75
[D] 80

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