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Today's Event – 6TH November 2021

  • 1860 – Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th President of the United States with only 40% of the popular vote, defeating John C. Breckinridge, John Bell, and Stephen A. Douglas in a four-way race.

  • 1869 – In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey),6–4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.

  • 1900 – President William McKinnley is re-elected, along with his vice-presidential running mate, Governor Theodore Roosevelt of New York. Republicans also swept the congressional elections, winning increased majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

  • 1963 – Nguy?n Ng?c Th? is appointed to head the South Vietnamese government by General D??ng V?n Minh's junta, five days after the latter deposed and assassinated President Ngô ?ình Di?m.

  • 1971 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians

  • 1985 – Colombian conflict, leftist guerrillas of the 19th of April Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá.

  • 2012 – Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate.

National Events- 

  •  Tripura police have registered a case against four Supreme Court lawyers under the stringent UAPA and various sections of IPC for allegedly promoting communal disharmony with their social media posts about the recent violence targeting Muslims, a senior official said on Friday.

  •  Regulating blood insulin levels may even help lower the risk of getting Covid-19, researchers from Japan said after studying the movement of a protein called GRP78 that helps the Covid-19 causing virus to bind to and enter cells.

  •  The Government has cut the basic duty on Crude Palm Oil, Crude Soyabean Oil and Crude Sunflower Oil from 2.5 per cent to nil in a bid to rein in the continuous rise in the cooking oil prices since past one year.

  • The Government has no proposal to extend distribution of free ration via the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKAY) beyond November 30 in view of recovery in the economy and good disposal of food grains in the open market. 

  • With the growing strategic importance of the Indian Ocean Region(IOR) and China’s increased maritime presence there, navy chiefs of 12 countries of the region will review the entire gamut of maritime issues in a three-day conclave in Goa starting November 7. 

International Events- 

  •  Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi on Friday said Japan will step up military cooperation with Germany in the Indo-Pacific region as he welcomed a port call by the first German warship to visit Japan in about 20 years.

  •   At least five workers died after a fire swept through a show factory in Old Dhaka on Friday.

  •  The Navy said Thursday it fired the two senior officers of a nuclear-powered attack submarine that was damaged in an underwater collision last month in the South China Sea. A sailor who served as a senior enlisted adviser to the commander and the executive officer was also removed from his position.

  • Croatian authorities will limit gatherings and widen the use of Covid-19 passes to curb soaring infections after the numbers of infected people hit new records again on Friday.  

  • A citizen journalist jailed for her coverage of China’s initial response to Covid in Wuhan is close to death after going on hunger strike, her family said, prompting renewed calls from rights groups for her immediate release.

Job alerts-

  • HP High Court Jobs for clerk and other posts. Last date 15th November 2021

  • WBSHFWS Jobs for CHO and other posts. Last date 15TH November 2021

  • GTU Jobs for Non-teaching and other posts. Last date 16th November 2021

  • NHM UP Jobs for staff nurse and other posts. Last date 9th November 2021

  • Oil India Jobs for Technician and other posts. Last date 12th November 2021

Sports-

  •  Xavi Hernández, the player who personified the attacking style popularized by Barcelona and Spain's national team, is close to returning to Camp Nou as coach. Xavi's current employer, Qatari club Al-Sadd, said Friday that the former midfielder would be freed from his coaching contract once his release clause is paid.

  •  Shubham Jaglan negotiated the tough closing stretch at the Dubai Creek Golf and Country Club with two birdies and a superb par to card 2-under 69 in the third round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.

  •  Indian Grandmaster K Sasikiran went down to Alireza Firouzja of France in the eighth round of the Open event to slip to third spot in the FIDE Grand Swiss tournament here.  Firouzja won in 43 moves with white pieces against Sasikiran on the first board Thursday night.

  •  India's Dronavalli Harika wore down Russia's Alina Kashlinskaya with black pieces in the ninth round of the FIDE Women's Grand Swiss chess tournament to share the joint second spot with four other players.

  • India pulverised minnows Scotland by eight wickets in a Super 12 Group 2 match of the T20 World Cup to keep their semifinal hopes alive, here on Friday.

Awards and honours-

  • Indian Army’s Lt. Colonel Servesh Dhadwal and Colonel Amit Bisht awarded Tenzing Norgay National Award 2020 

Technology-

  • Tech giant Google is finally allowing Stadia players to join multiplayer games without needing an invite. This basic feature is available on most console platforms and PC launchers, but it has taken Google nearly two years to add it to Stadia, The Verge reported of Friday. 

  •  Chinese tech giant Huawei is reportedly planning to launch its next-gen foldable smartphone in February next year.

  •  Ride-hailing platform Ola has started piloting a quick delivery service for items like grocery, personal care and pet care products in Bengaluru

  •  Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun has confirmed that the next major version of the company's user interface (UI) 'MIUI 13' is on track to arrive before the end of this year.

Economy – 

  •  The sudden cut in excise duty and value-added tax on petrol and diesel on Diwali eve by the Centre and the Goa government has resulted in a loss of around Rs 6 crore for dealers of the two fuels in the state, a senior official from the industry said

  •  The IMF has welcomed India's announcement at the COP26 summit on new targets to increase reliance on renewables and reduce the carbon intensity of its economy, including to adopt a net zero target by 2070.

  •  Edible oil prices in the major retail markets across the country have declined by Rs 5-20 per kg after various measures, including an import duty cut, by the Government, Food Secretary Sudhansu Pandey said on Friday.

  •  The Finance Ministry has asked for suggestions on taxation from industries and trade bodies for Budget 2022-23, which is going to set the tone for growth of India's economy hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • The Department of Telecom has fixed December 2022 as the deadline for internet service providers to customise their network as well as change modem and routers at customer premise for the services as per the internet protocol address, IPv6.

Local –

  •  Mumbai records 238 covid cases and 4 deaths

  •  Higher wind speed flushes out pollution out of Delhi

  •  Karnataka Government rattled as Bitcoin allegations reach PMO

  •  Kolkata broadcasters’ approach Supreme Court for hike in channel rates

  • Four people held in Northern Tripura for suspicious movement

GK –

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has created ‘Single Window Filming mechanism’, along with which Ministry?

[A] Ministry of Defence
[B] Ministry of Railways
[C] Ministry of Culture
[D] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

 

In the COP26 climate summit’s first major deal, the leaders promised to end and reverse deforestation by which year?

[A] 2030
[B] 2040
[C] 2050
[D] 2070

 

Mandakini river, which was seen in the news recently, starts in which state?

[A] Uttarakhand
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Bihar

 

Which country is set to provide “India Green Guarantee” to the World Bank, to finance green projects?

[A] USA
[B] UK
[C] France
[D] Germany

 

IIT Kharagpur researchers have found the presence of which mineral in the Katol L6 Chondrite meteorite?

 

[A] Bridgmanite
[B] Olivine
[C] Garnet
[D] Pyroxene

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