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Today's Event – 9th October 2021

  • 1410 – The first known mention of the Prague astronomical clock.

  • 1446 – The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea.

  • 1604 – Kepler's Supernova is the most recent supernova to be observed within the Milky Way.

  • 1701 – The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook.

  • 1804 – Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.

  • 1806 – Prussia begins the War of the Fourth Coalition against France.

  • 1825 – Restauration arrives in New York Harbor from Norway, the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States.

  • 1831 – Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first head of state of independent Greece, is assassinated.

  • 1834 – Opening of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway, the first public railway on the island of Ireland.

  • 1847 – Slavery is abolished in the Swedish colony of Saint Barthélemy.

  • 1874 – The Universal Postal Union is created by the Treaty of Bern.

  • 1900 – The Cook Islands become a territory of the United Kingdom.

  • 1911 – An accidental bomb explosion triggers the Wuchang Uprising against the Chinese monarchy.

  • 1919 – The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series, resulting in the Black Sox Scandal.

  • 1936 – Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam) begins to generate electricity and transmit it to Los Angeles.

  • 1937 – Murder of 9 Catholic priests in Zhengding, China, who protected the local population from the advancing Japanese army.

  • 1941 – A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.

  • 1942 – Australia's Statute of Westminster Adoption Act 1942 receives royal assent.

  • 1950 – The Goyang Geumjeong Cave massacre in Korea begins.

  • 1962 – Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.

  • 1967 – A day after his capture, Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.

  • 1969 – In Chicago, the National Guard is called in as demonstrations continue over the trial of the "Chicago Eight".

  • 1970 – The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia.

  • 1980 – Pope John Paul II greets the Dalai Lama during a private audience in Vatican City.

  • 1981 – President François Mitterrand abolishes capital punishment in France.

  • 1984 – The popular railway-themed TV show Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends, based on The Railway Series by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry, is first premiered on ITV.

  • 1986 – The Phantom of the Opera, eventually the second longest running musical in London, opens at Her Majesty's Theatre.

  • 1986 – Fox Broadcasting Company (FBC) launches as the "fourth" US television network

  • 2006 – North Korea conducts its first nuclear test.

  • 2009 – First lunar impact of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.

  • 2012 – Pakistani Taliban attempt to assassinate outspoken schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.

  • 2016 – The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army launches its first attack on Myanmar security forces along the Bangladesh–Myanmar border.

  • 2019 – Turkey begins its military offensive in north-eastern Syria.

National Events- 

  •  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath once again hit out at Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. Speaking at an event organised by a news channel in Gorakhpur on Friday, Yogi took a jibe at the estranged relationship between Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav.

  •  Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav demanded resignation of Union Minister of State for Home, Ajay Mishra Teni, for his alleged involvement in violence in Lakhimpur Kheri where nine people, including four farmers, were killed.

  •  To make a symbolic protest against the statement of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra made a surprise visit to a Dalit hamlet in Lucknow on Friday and took up broom to clean the locality.

  •  Delhi’ still may be some distance away for Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-- who is being projected by her party Trinamool Congress as a strong contender for the Prime Minister’s post opposite Narendra Modi--but her admirers have already started projecting her as a Goddess so to say.

  • With disagreement brewing between the ruling allies months ahead of the elections to the 60-seat Manipur Assembly, hectic political and administrative activities have begun in the BJP-ruled State with both political parties and Election Commission readying themselves for the electoral battle.

International Events- 

  •  International Criminal Court judges decided on Friday to ask the United Nations Secretary-General for information on who represents Afghanistan at international bodies following the Taliban’s sweep to power in August.

  •  Russia’s daily coronavirus death toll hit a new record on Friday amid the country’s sluggish vaccination rate and the Government’s reluctance to tighten restrictions. Russia’s state coronavirus task force reported 936 new deaths on Friday, the highest daily number since the start of the pandemic.

  •   Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks, harassment and even murder. “

  •  Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday expanded his Cabinet by inducting 17 Ministers and two Ministers of State from the five-party ruling alliance, three months after he assumed office. With this, the Government’s strength has now reached 25, including 22 Ministers and three Ministers of State.

  • A former Taliban commander, who had kidnapped an American journalist and kept him captive in Pakistan for several months before he managed to escape over a decade ago, has been charged in a superseding indictment with killing US troops in 2008.

Job alerts-

  • Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration & Research (AMD) Jobs for Security Guard, Driver, Upper Division Clerk (UDC),Technician B, Scientific Assistant B and other posts. Last date  24 October 2021

  • Indian Army Jobs for TES and other posts. Last date 8 November 2021

  • SBI SO Jobs for Specialist Officer and other posts. Last date 18 October 2021

  • Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Jobs for  Data Processing Assistant, Private Secretary, Senior Grade, Junior Time Scale (JTS) Grade, Youth Officer. and other posts. Last date 28 October 2021

  •  Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Jobs for and other posts. Last date 22 October 2021 

Sports-

  •  Former sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that there are a few federations in India that are not working properly and they need to be pulled up for the betterment of the sports.

  •  India's senior chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma had said that Hardik Pandya would be bowling in IPL but Indian vice-captain and MI skipper Rohit Sharma is expecting the all-rounder to start bowling from "next week" even though he won't like to put a timeline on the subject.

  •  Royal Challengers Bangalore's latest star Kona Bharat said that his senior partner Glenn Maxwell had complete faith that the Andhra wicketkeeper-batter could finish off the last IPL league game against Delhi Capitals, which he did with a last-ball six.

  •  Local collegian, Alwin Sundar (AS Motorsports),grabbed the pole position in the Novice (Stock 165cc) category as the third round of the MMSC fmsci Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship 2021 commenced at the MMRT, here on Friday in fair weather conditions.

  • Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma carded a solid 4-under 67, laced with five birdies, in the opening round to be tied 21st at the ACCIONA Open de Espana here. 

Technology-

  •  realme, which is set to release its GT Neo 2 smartphone both in India and Europe, now plans to release another device from the GT lineup that will be powered by a customised version of MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset.

  •  Chipmaker AMD has published information about a pair of bugs that can reduce performance for Ryzen processors running Windows 11 by as much as 15 per cent.

  •  Apple has been rolling out the Apple TV app to many different platforms, including smart TVs as well as third-party streaming devices, and now the tech giant has started rolling out a scaled down "Apple TV+" app for select 2016 and 2017 LG smart TVs.

  •  E-commerce platforms, including social commerce and grocery players, have clocked $2.7 billion (more than Rs 20,000 crore) in the first four days of the festive week sale that started on October 2, new data showed on Saturday.

  • Samsung has announced that it will start producing customers' first 3nm-based chip designs in the first half of 2022, while its second generation of 3nm is expected in 2023.

Economy – 

  •  Mumbai on Saturday became the first metro city in the country to see diesel prices cross the Rs 100 per litre mark after fuel prices were hiked again.

  •  The Reserve Bank of India expectedly kept interest rates unchanged at a record low on Friday but signalled the start of tapering pandemic-era stimulus measures on economic recovery taking roots.

  •  The RBI’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged while continuing its accommodative stance is a prudent step in view of the uneven path of recovery momentum, India Inc said on Friday.

  •  The Sensex soared past the 60,000-level while the Nifty finished at an all-time high on Friday after the Reserve Bank kept the key interest rates unchanged but maintained its accommodative stance to bolster economic recovery. 

  • Air India’s sale to the Tata Group marks a new dawn for the airline, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Friday as he hoped that the carrier would continue to bring people closer through successful operations.

Local –

  •  The Delhi Police has arrested two people and seized over 420 kg illegal firecrackers when the duo was transporting it in a vehicle in north Delhi's Sadar Bazaar area.

  •  A single bench of Justice Rajesh Kumar of Jharkhand High Court granted bail to Sunil Tiwari in a sexual exploitation case where a girl working as a housemaid accused him of sexual exploitation.

  •  A two-day review meeting of the managers of all the branches under its Bhopal zone under the guidance of SSP Rai, Area General Manager, Bhubaneswar was held of Indian Bank, review meeting was organized in Indore on October 7 and in Bhopal on October 8.

  •  The Delhi Government has directed all private schools to ensure that their teaching and non-teaching staff are not allowed to attend school if they have not received the first dose of Covid-19, and treat their absence as being 'on leave', according to officials.

  • Even as daily Covid-19 cases are fluctuating in Odisha, the State Government on Friday said next three months would be crucial in preventing spread of virus. Health Director Bijay Mohapatra said October, November and December are very important and people should avoid crowded places and unnecessary travels.

GK – 

High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, was officially launched in which year?

[A] 1984
[B] 1992
[C] 2000
[D] 2021

 

When is the ‘Indian Air Force Day’ celebrated every year?

[A] October 2
[B] October 4
[C] October 5
[D] October 8

 

After RBI’s October Monetary Policy Committee Meeting, what is the Repo rate?

[A] 4.5 %
[B] 4.25%
[C] 4.00%
[D] 3.75%

 

Which central armed police force of India secures the Nepal and Bhutan borders?

[A] Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
[B] ITBP
[C] CRPF
[D] Assam Rifles

 

Vallilath Madhathil Madhavan Nair, who passed away recently, is associated with which profession?

 

[A] Sports
[B] Business
[C] Bureaucracy
[D] Politics

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