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Today's Event – 5th October 2021

  • 1607 – Assassins sent by the Pope attempt to kill Venetian statesman and scientist Paolo Sarpi.

  • 1789 – French Revolution: The Women's March on Versailles effectively terminates royal authority.

  • 1838 – The Killough massacre in east Texas sees eighteen Texian settlers either killed or kidnapped.

  • 1869 – The Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region in Canada.

  • 1869 – The Eastman tunnel, in Minnesota, United States, collapses during construction, causing a landslide that nearly destroys St. Anthony Falls.

  • 1877 – The Nez Perce War in the northwestern United States comes to an end.

  • 1905 – The Wright brothers pilot the Wright Flyer III in a new world record flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes.

  • 1910 – In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared.

  • 1911 – The Kowloon–Canton Railway commences service.

  • 1921 – The World Series is the first to be broadcast on radio.

  • 1930 – British airship R101 crashes in France en route to India on its maiden voyage killing 48 people.

  • 1936 – The Jarrow March sets off for London.

  • 1938 – In Nazi Germany, Jews' passports are invalidated.

  • 1943 – Ninety-eight American POWs are executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.

  • 1944 – The Provisional Government of the French Republic enfranchises women.

  • 1945 – A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of the Warner Brothers studio.

  • 1947 – President Truman makes the first televised Oval Office address 

  • 1962 – The first of the James Bond film series, based on the novels by Ian Fleming, Dr. No, is released in Britain 

  • 1963 – The United States suspends the Commercial Import Program in response to repression of the Buddhist majority by the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem. 

  • 1966 – A reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit suffers a partial meltdown.

  • 1968 – A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Derry is violently suppressed by police.

  • 1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.

  • 1970 – The British Trade Commissioner is kidnapped by members of the FLQ, triggering the October Crisis in Canada.

  • 1974 – Bombs planted by the PIRA in pubs in Guildford kill four British soldiers and one civilian.

  • 1982 – Tylenol products are recalled after bottles in Chicago laced with cyanide cause seven deaths.

  • 1984 – Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space.

  • 1986 – Mordechai Vanunu's story in The Sunday Times reveals Israel's secret nuclear weapons.

  • 1990 – After 150 years The Herald newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.

  • 1991 – An Indonesian Air Force C-130 crash kills 135 people.

  • 1999 – The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people

  • 2011 – In the Mekong River massacre, two Chinese cargo boats are hijacked and 13 crew members murdered.

National Events- 

  •  18k covid cases and 263 deaths recorded in India in the last 24 hours

  •  The National Investigation Agency filed a supplementary chargesheet against two terrorists of the Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM),including a Pakistan-based handler, in a special court here on Monday in a case related to smuggling of arms, ammunition and narcotics into Jammu and Kashmir, an agency spokesperson said.

  •  The Centre on Monday said that 70 per cent of India’s adult population has been administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. “Strong Nation, Rapid Vaccination: India has administered the first dose of #COVID19 vaccine on 70% of the population.

  •  Unitech Group’s former promoter Sanjay Chandra’s wife Preeti Chandra and his father Ramesh Chandra were arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on Monday in connection with a money laundering case, officials told India Today.

  • The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) headquarters here has directed all its formations across the country to ensure that all the personnel wear the CRPF disruptive pattern uniform on every Friday.

International Events- 

  •  South and North Korea restored their direct communication lines on Monday, raising hopes for the resumption of stalled dialogue amid a deadlock in denuclearization talks.

  •  Taliban forces raided an Islamic State affiliate’s hideout in the Afghan capital and killed several insurgents, hours after a deadly bombing outside a mosque in Kabul, the Taliban said Monday.

  •  A small private plane carrying six passengers and a crew of two crashed Sunday into a vacant, two-story office building in a Milan suburb, and Italian news reports said all aboard perished. 

  •  Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war.

  • Japan’s parliament on Monday elected Fumio Kishida, a former moderate turned hawk, as prime minister. He’ll face an economy battered by the pandemic, security threats from China and North Korea and leadership of a political party whose popularity is sagging ahead of a fast-approaching crucial national election.

Job alerts-

  • Sainik School Kodagu Jobs for employee, warden and other posts. Last date 16th October 2021

  • DC Office Kulu Jobs for driver, peon and other posts. Last date 5th October 2021

  • UPSSSB Jobs for group D, teacher and other posts. Last date 10th October 2021

  • IOCL Jobs for apprentice and other posts. Last date 25th October 2021

  • APSC Jobs for research assistant and other posts. Last date 3rd November 2021


  •  Delhi Capitals senior off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin lavished praise on Shimron Hetmyer, saying that the swash-buckling West Indian has done well for the team this year and his efforts are recognised in the dressing room. 

  •  India's white-ball vice-captain and batting mainstay Rohit Sharma has no idea about the status of last month's abandoned fifth Test against England in Manchester but he is quite clear in his mind that his team "won" the hard-fought series 2-1.

  •  FIFA has offered direct encouragement for footballers to get vaccinated. The first clear statement of its kind from world football's governing body came as players were flying to countries for men's World Cup qualifiers.

  •  Rennes scored just before and after the break to beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 and hand the runaway league leader its first defeat of the season.

  • Shimron Hetmyer kept his nerves and played some fine shots under pressure to guide Delhi Capitals to a three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a battle for top-two finish in the Indian Premier League here on Monday.

Awards and honours-

  • Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease. Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian separately identified receptors in the skin as part of their work in the field of somatosensation, which explores the ability of specialized organs such as eyes, ears and skin to see, hear and feel. Julius used capsaicin, the active component in chili peppers, to help pinpoint the nerve sensors that respond to heat, while Patapoutian found pressure-sensitive sensors in cells that respond to mechanical stimulation, the committee said.


  • Microsoft on Tuesday announced that Windows 11 is now available through a free upgrade on eligible Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs pre-installed with Windows 11 worldwide. 

  • Tesla ordered to pay 130 million dollars to former black employee over racism

  •  NFT sales surge to 10.7 billion dollars in Q3

  •  Mark Zuckerberg faces loss of 6 billion dollars due to Facebook and other company apps server crash

  • Blue Origin is girding up for another space flight. And this time, it would be carrying Star Trek’s Captain Kirk William Shatner into space

Economy – 

  •  India's services sector activity continued to expand in September, supported by favourable underlying demand amid the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, but lost some momentum from August's 18-month high level, a monthly survey said on Tuesday.

  •  The Indian rupee tumbled 19 paise to end at its weakest level in over six weeks of 74.31 against the US dollar on Monday as a stronger greenback against key rivals and rising crude oil prices weighed on investor sentiment.

  •  Markets regulator Sebi on Monday proposed a minimum price band of 5 per cent for public issues through book built process and sub-categorisation of non-institutional investors.  Sebi has invited comments on its proposals in a consultation paper for review of price band and book building framework for public issues. 

  •  Investors’ wealth grew by Rs  3,10,851.75 crore on Monday as markets made a comeback after falling for four days. The 30-share BSE benchmark jumped 533.74 points or 0.91 per cent to 59,299.32.

  • After slumping to 59,127.04 in the opening session, the 30-share Sensex was trading 102.49 points or 0.17 per cent lower at 59,196.83. Similarly, the Nifty fell 28.60 points or 0.16 per cent to 17,662.65.

Environment –

  • Rainfall to withdraw from Madhya Pradesh 

  •  Rainfall in Bangalore causes flooding of roads

Local –

  •  Delhi government again sends the proposal of doorstep delivery scheme for ration to lieutenant governor Anil Baijal. (ANI)

  •  After making traditional dress compulsory at Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple and Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple in Dakshina Kannada district, the Karnataka State Dharmik Parishat has plans to implement similar code in all 216 ‘A’ grade temples under the Hindu religious institutions and charitable endowment department in the state.

  •  Giant screens to be required in Kolkata during Durga Puja 

  •  Bombay Municipal Corporation informs High Court they are not expecting any third wave of covid-19

  • 3 children dead and 4k bed ridden in Agra (Uttar Pradesh) due to dengue

GK –

Which institution publishes the Global Financial Stability Report semi-annually?

[A] World Bank
[D] New Development Bank


Who has become the first Indian Woman cricketer to score a century in Australia?

[A] Smriti Mandhana
[B] Mithali Raj
[C] Shafali Verma
[D] Punam Raut


Manu Bhaker, who was seen in the news recently, is associated with which sports?

[A] Running
[B] Swimming
[C] Wrestling
[D] Shooting


Edayur and Kuttiattoor, which were in news recently, belongs to which state?

[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Kerala
[D] Karnataka


In which year UPI was launched by the NPCI in India?

[A] 2010
[B] 2013
[C] 2016
[D] 2018