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June 2015

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2016

2016 Sony World Photography Awards

1- Wake-up Call The first prize in the Open category was won by photographer Alex Ingle, who captured the moment of pure joy on a little boy’s face before he jumped onto his grandfather’s legs to wake him up. 2- Cuba Beach Two ladies take a swim in Havana in Alexandre Meneghini’s semi-submerged picture, taken on the second hottest day …

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World in Focus [ April – May 2015 ]

World in Focus

National, International News & MCQs National Apr 16: The Supreme Court suspended the death sentences handed down to six militants by the military courts. Apr 16: Pakista’s Nobel laureate, education activist, Malala Yousafzai once again made it to the list of the Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. The list includes people like US President Barack Obama and India’s Prime …

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Vocabulary in News

Vocabulary in News

astound: (v) astonish, stun, confound, dumbfound, flabbergast The magician astounded the audience by conjuring spirits and talking with mummies. befitting:  (adj) fitting, appropriate to, suited to, apt for They offered him a post befitting his seniority and experience. bemused: (adj) bewildered, puzzled, baffled, stumped, muddled He was looking at the boys with a bemused expression. blaze: (n) fire, flames, conflagration, …

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Wealth Having It All & Wanting More

Wealth - Having it all and wanting more

Global wealth is increasingly being concentrated in the hands of a small wealthy elite. These wealthy individuals have generated and sustained their vast riches through their interests and activities in a few important economic sectors, including finance and pharmaceuticals/healthcare. Companies from these sectors spend millions of dollars every year on lobbying to create a policy environment that protects and enhances …

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World Times Academy – Activities of the Month

Best CSS Academy in Lahore

World Times Academy Activities of the Month 201

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The Moments Unforgettable

Best CSS Academy in Lahore

Pleasant moments are never forgotten. An exquisite dinner to celebrate the success of World Times Academy students in winning allocations in CSS-2014 was arranged by World Times Academy – the best CSS Academy in Lahore with honourable faculty members, friends and World Times Academy students.

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India & the Security Council

India as a permanent member of UN Security Council

India’s bid for a permanent seat on the UNSC from a Pakistani perspective US Support of India’s bid US President Barack Obama’s visit to India in January this year brought great gifts for his hosts and one such gift was the US backing for India’s bid for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). This was indeed a …

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Jinnah’s Vision of Pakistan

Jinnahs Vision of Pakistan

“Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a Nation-State. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three. Hailed as a ‘Great Leader’ (Quaid-i-Azam) of Pakistan and its first Governor-General, Jinnah virtually conjured that country into statehood by the force of his indomitable will.” (Prof Stanley Wolpert; …

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National Finance Commission Award

NFC Award

An important prerequisite for effective functioning of the federal structure is the framework of distribution of fiscal powers and the manner in which the revenues are collected and distributed between the federation and the provinces. Revenue distribution, thus, is an extremely sensitive and critical factor for the long-term sustainability of Pakistan. However, this has always remained a thorny affair as …

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Non-State Actors & India-Pakistan Relations

Non-State Actors

“The principal characteristic of twenty-first-century international relations is turning out to be nonpolarity: a world dominated not by one or two or even several states but rather by dozens of actors possessing and exercising various kinds of power. This represents a tectonic shift from the past.” (Richard N. Haass; The Age of Nonpolarity: What Will Follow U.S. Dominance) With a …

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