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March 2017

An Autopsy on CSS 2017 Exam

National and International MCQs (Jan-Feb 2017)


National MCQs 1. On Inclusive Development Index 2017, Pakistan has been ranked _____. (a) 45th        (b) 52nd (c) 65th        (d) 72nd 2. The first-ever artiste to co-chair the World Economic Forum is ______. (a) Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (b) Oprah Winfrey (c) Beyoncé    (d) Kate Winslet 3. On the 2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index, Pakistan has been ranked ____ out ... Read More »

World In Focus (January – February 2017)

World in Focus (January - February 2017)

NATIONAL Jan 16: Pakistan was ranked 52nd, ahead from India (60th), among 79 developing economies in the Inclusive Development Index (IDI) 2017, by World Economic Forum. Top 10 developing economies: Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Uruguay, Latvia, Panama, Costa Rica and Chile. Top 10 advance economies: Norway, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand and Austria. Jan 17: ... Read More »

Is America Becoming a Third World Country

Is America Becoming a Third World Country

“One of the most pathetic aspects of human history is that every civilization expresses itself most pretentiously, compounds its partial and universal values most convincingly, and claims immortality for its finite existence at the very moment when the decay which leads to death has already begun.” — Reinhold Niebuhr If the allegations about Russia holding a “sex tape” on President ... Read More »

The Lahore Resolution

The Lahore Resolution 1940

Political reforms introduced by the British in India had instilled in Muslims a feeling that they would never get power to govern their lives and that they will become a permanent minority in a democratic system. This feeling was not unjustified or irrational at all because Muslims constituted only one-fourth of the total Indian population a big chunk of which ... Read More »

The Psychology of Ideology and Religion

The Psychology of Ideology and Religion

Two of the drivers of world affairs that manifest in the daily decisions that affect our lives are ideology and religion. Ideology is the term widely used to describe the underlying set of values, myths, ideas, attitudes, beliefs and doctrine that shape the behavioural approach to political, economic, social, cultural and/or ecological activities of an individual or an organisation. This ... Read More »

Waste water, A Daunting Challenge of Our Times

Waste water, A Daunting Challenge of Our Times

 “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”  (— Benjamin Franklin) The famous saying “One bad apple spoils the whole bunch,” which in other words means “One bad fish can spoil the whole pond,” holds true for many an aspect of our lives. In the present-day context, perhaps, it’s all about water because recent researches suggest that one ... Read More »

“Corruption and Its Impacts on Good Governance”

Corruption and Its Impacts on Good Governance

Introduction Corrupt man corrupts society Kinds of corruption a. Moral corruption b. Political corruption c. Economic corruption Impacts of corruption a. Social Impacts i. Lack of trust ii. Nepotism, cronyism and favouritism iii. Merit is killed iv. Crisis of unemployment v. Abysmal poverty vi. Anarchy in society b. Political Impacts i. Political instability ii. Precarious law and order situation iii. ... Read More »