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November 2017

National & International MCQs (Sept-Oct 2017)

National & International MCQs (Jan – Feb 2018)

National 1. India-Pakistan secretary-level talks took place on Sep 14-15 in _____. (a) Geneva             (b) Washington (c) New Delhi        (d) Islamabad 2. On Sep 17, PML-N candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif won by-election in ______ constituency. (a) NA-117          (b) NA-120 (c) NA-124         (d) NA-125 3. …

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World in Focus ( Sept-Oct 2017 )

World in Focus ( Nov - Dec 2017 )

NATIONAL Sep 16: Pakistan asked the World Bank to constitute a court of arbitration to settle its water dispute with India after India and Pakistan secretary-level talks, at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, failed. Sep 16: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan took oath as the chief of the AJK Boy Scouts Association. Sep 16: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi …

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The Global Problem of ROAD ACCIDENTS

The Global Problem of ROAD ACCIDENTS

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was started by the British road crash victim charity, RoadPeace, in 1993, and through the UN General Assembly resolution 60/5 on 26 Oct 2005,it was announced that this remembrance will take place every year on the third Sunday in November. This day is dedicated to remembering those killed or injured in …

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The United States’ Asia Pivot Strategy and China’s Response

The United States’ Asia Pivot Strategy and China’s Response

By: Asfand Yar Bhutto “The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.” — Sun Tzu The world politics is changing with the changing …

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Making Cyberspace Safer

Making Cyberspace Safer

The intensity and sophistication of cybercrimes has significantly increased in the recent years all over the world. The developing countries, including Pakistan, have also suffered many cyber attacks, in both private and public sectors. The extent of cybercrimes includes defamation, plastic money scams, internet banking frauds, unauthorized/illegal termination of international voice, hacking of national database, emails,  and so on. To …

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Iqbal’s Concept of Democracy

Iqbal's Concept of Democracy

The worldwide acclaim Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), a revered poet-philosopher and a visionary leader, commanded from both the Eastern and Western critics bears a vivid testimony to his great stature, and earns him the place occupied by very few in the literary world. Whilst chief source of his repute is his timeless poetry, his philosophical thought, too, is no …

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The War against Climate Change

The War against Climate Change

Notwithstanding that Trump administration has withdrawn from Paris Climate Agreement, the average global temperature is rising; the heated oceans are intensifying the occurrence of extreme weather patterns; the unusually warm climate is increasing the frequency and intensity of hurricanes, typhoons and sea surges —  recent category 4 and 5 hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the Atlantic ocean, for example — …

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Coding Decoding Questions (GSA)

Coding Decoding Questions (GSA)

1. If TAP is coded as SZO, then how is FREEZE coded? (a) ATSSTS               (b) ESDDYD (c) EQDDYD         (d) EQDDZD 2. In a certain code, SUKKUR is written as TTLJVQ, how is TRAINING written in that code? (a) UQBHOHOF        (b) UQBHOIOF (c) UQBHOHOI            …

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THE NEW DEAL

THE NEW DEAL

In his first inaugural address, United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, made an attempt to assess the enormous damage: “The withered leaves of industrial enterprise lie on every side; farmers find no markets for their produce; the savings of many years in thousands of families are gone. More important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence …

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THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

A theory of international relations is a set of ideas that explain how the international system works. Unlike an ideology, a theory of international relations is (at least in principle) backed up with concrete evidence. The two major theories of international relations are realism and liberalism. REALISM Realism, also referred to as Political Realism, is one of the oldest theories …

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