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Today's Event – 7th October 2021

  • 3761 BC – The epoch reference date epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar

  • 1477 – Uppsala University is inaugurated after receiving its corporate rights from Pope Sixtus IV in February the same year.

  • 1571 – The Battle of Lepanto is fought, and the Ottoman Navy suffers its first defeat.

  • 1691 – The charter for the Province of Massachusetts Bay is issued

  • 1763 – King George III issues the Royal Proclamation of 1763, closing Indigenous lands in North America north and west of the Alleghenies to white settlements.

  • 1800 – French corsair Robert Surcouf, commander of the 18-gun ship La Confiance, captures the British 38-gun Kent.

  • 1826 – The Granite Railway begins operations as the first chartered railway in the U.S.

  • 1868 – Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the highest at any American university to that date.

  • 1912 – The Helsinki Stock Exchange sees its first transaction.

  • 1916 – Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222–0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.

  • 1919 – KLM, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.

  • 1924 – Andreas Michalakopoulos becomes prime minister of Greece for a short period of time.

  • 1933 – Air France is inaugurated, after being formed by a merger of five French airlines.

  • 1949 – The communist German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is formed.

  • 1950 – Mother Teresa establishes the Missionaries of Charity.

  • 1958 – The 1958 Pakistani coup d'état inaugurates a prolonged period of military rule.

  • 1958 – The U.S. manned space-flight project is renamed Project Mercury.

  • 1959 – The Soviet probe Luna 3 transmits the first-ever photographs of the far side of the Moon.

  • 1963 – President Kennedy signs the ratification of the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

  • 1977 – The Fourth Soviet Constitution is adopted.

  • 1985 – Four men from the Palestine Liberation Front hijack the MS Achille Lauro off the coast of Egypt.

  • 1987 – Sikh nationalists declare the independence of Khalistan from India; it is not internationally recognized.

  • 1988 – A hunter discovers three gray whales trapped under the ice near Alaska; the situation becomes a multinational effort to free the whales.

  • 1996 – Fox News Channel begins broadcasting.

  • 1998 – Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming. He died five days later.

  • 2001 – The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

  • 2002 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on STS-112 to continue assembly of the International Space Station.

  • 2008 – Asteroid 2008 TC3 impacts the Earth over Sudan, the first time an asteroid impact is detected prior to its entry into earth's atmosphere.

  • 2016 – In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to over 800

National Events- 

  •  Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav has said that his party is not willing to wait indefinitely for an alliance with the Samajwadi Party led by his nephew Akhilesh Yadav.

  •  With the Lakhimpur police yet to initiate any action against prime accused Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Rs Teni’, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday threatened to launch a big agitation in the country if the people guilty in the October 3 violence were not arrested in next six days.

  •  In a sharp attack on Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, Rajya Sabha member Brij Lal questioned her silence on the Lakhimpur incident where a Dalit man lost his life.

  •  In an interesting development, BJP MLA from Tripura Ashis Das after offering puja at Kalighat temple and shaving head as an "act of atonement" for being associated with "a communal party", announced that he is leaving the party. 

  • A private hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad has been sealed after visuals of over 30 fever patients, lying on pavement with intravenous drip bottles tacked to the sidewall of a flyover of a busy national highway, went viral on social media.

International Events- 

  •  French lawmakers have unanimously backed proposed legislation that would ban so-called conversion therapy and authorize jail time and fines for practitioners who use the scientifically discredited practice to attempt to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ people.

  •  With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been showing a new intensity and military sophistication as it steps up its harassment of the island it claims as its own and asserts its territorial ambitions in the region.

  •  In a surprise military shake-up, the Pakistan Army on Wednesday announced that the powerful spy agency ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed has been appointed as Peshawar Corps Commander - a crucial position in view of the Taliban’s takeover of neighbouring Afghanistan.

  •  The Taliban leadership has launched a major operation to search and eliminate the presence of ISIS- Khorasan, after a bomb attack near a mosque in Kabul last week claiming lives.

  • In a recent interview, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan revealed that his leadership is in contact with the Pakistani Taliban and is working towards persuading them to lay down arms.

Job alerts-

  • CGPSC Jobs for professor and other posts. Last date 12th October 2021

  • CDAC Jobs for technical assistant and other posts. Last date 1st November 2021

  • OSSSC Jobs for Group C and other posts. Last date 21st October 2021

  • DRDA Jobs for MTP Assistant and other posts. Last date 25th October 2021

  • BHEL Jobs for Engineer and other posts. Last date 8th October 2021


  •  India is a pacer short heading into the T20 World Cup this month, feels former chairman of selectors MSK Prasad, who is also a bit concerned about all-rounder Hardik Pandya not bowling in the ongoing IPL.

  •  The Joe Root-led England team has agreed to tour Australia for the Ashes, a leading daily has reported, ending weeks of speculation on their participation in the AUD 200 million series owing to a slew of COVID-19 restrictions in Australia.

  •  Back into the side after missing the ODIs and one-off Test match Down Under, India's T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Wednesday vowed to go all out against Australia in the three-match series, saying they need to win it at all cost. 

  •  Australia captain Meg Lanning won the toss and opted to bowl in the first women's T20 International match against India here on Thursday. Tahlia McGrath and Hannah Darlington were handed T20I debuts for Australia.

  • Star Australia batsman David Warner may be woefully out of form and hasn't played any international match in the shortest format for over a year but his opener's slot in the upcoming T20 World Cup is not under any doubt, limited-over captain Aaron Finch said on Wednesday.

Awards and honours-

  •  Chhattisgarh High Court awarded Silver Award for better dissemination and implementation of e-courts project by NIC


  •  Samsung Electronics on Thursday unveiled programmes of its technology conference later this month as the South Korean tech giant prepares to introduce its latest solutions to boost consumer experience. Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) will take place online on October 26. 

  •  Apple has rolled out the third beta of iOS 15.1 for the developers and the update has added new camera features that the company promised.

  •  Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell mobile ad company MoPub to AppLovin Corp for $1.05 billion in cash

  • Inc's live streaming e-sports platform Twitch said on Wednesday it was hit by a data breach, without providing further details.

  • Inc has been accused of violating Colorado state law by failing to pay warehouse workers for time spent undergoing COVID-19 screenings

Economy – 

  •  Indian markets were caught in a global selloff on Wednesday as hardening crude oil prices and supply chain bottlenecks stoked fears of rising inflation crimping economic recovery around the world.  A depreciating rupee, which plunged 54 paise against the US dollar, added to the woes.

  •  Saudi Arabia’s oil company Aramco reached a $2 trillion valuation as it hit near record levels Wednesday during trading hours. Its market cap value puts Aramco just behind Microsoft and Apple as the world’s most valuable company.

  •  Cooking gas LPG price on Wednesday was hiked by Rs 15 per cylinder while petrol and diesel rates saw their steepest increase in recent weeks, pushing prices to all-time high levels across the country.

  • The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a productivity-linked bonus equivalent to 78 days’ wage to eligible non-gazetted Railway employees, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said. The bonus for the financial year 2020-21 will benefit about 11.56 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees, he said. 

  • The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of 7 Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel parks with a total outlay of ru`4,445 crore for five years to position India strongly on the global textiles map. 

Environment –

  •  Rainfall to occur on the day of Ashtami in Kollata

  •  Lack of rainfall raises humidity in Madhya Pradesh

Local –

  •  2 people held in Delhi court shootout

  •  13 districts in Karnataka recorded zero deaths

  •  Vaccination to continue in Durga Puja in West Bengal except for Ashtami

  •  13 more dengue cases reported in Gujarat

  • 41 Covid cases and 2 deaths recorded in Andhra Pradesh

GK – 

When is the Mental Health Awareness Campaign Week observed by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare? 

[October 5 to October 10, 2021]

“Ponte di Ferro”, which has collapsed recently, is situated in which country?


What are ‘Pandora Papers’ which is seen in the news recently?

[Documents revealing undisclosed wealth and tax avoidance]

Who is the MD of National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd. (NARCL)?

[PM Nair]

“Azadi@75 – New Urban India” – the Urban conclave was inaugurated in which city?