Breaking News
Home » Archives » 2018 » January 2018

January 2018

National & International MCQs (Nov-Dec 2017)

National & International MCQs (July-Aug 2018)

NATIONAL 1. The National Assembly passed the 24th Constitution Amendment Bill, 2017, on ______. (a) Nov 16      (b) Nov 17 (c) Nov 18      (d) Nov 20 2. On Nov 17, the UNGA passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution on peoples’ right to self-determination. It was co-sponsored by ______ countries. (a) 65         (b) 75 (c) 100  …

Read More »

World in Focus ( Nov – Dec 2017 )

World in Focus ( Nov - Dec 2017 )

NATIONAL Nov 16: The National Assembly passed the 24th Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, paving the way for the ECP to carry out fresh delimitation of constituencies on the basis of provisional census data. Nov 17: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution, reaffirming the universal realization of the right to self-determination for people. The resolution was …

Read More »

International Law Failing the Rohingya Muslims

International Law Failing the Rohingya Muslims

During the past few years, issues of immigration, refugees and displaced persons have transcended national jurisdictions. Since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, nearly 13.5 million people have been in desperate need of humanitarian aid. More than 440,000 refugees have entered Europe in 2017 alone, and almost 3,000 have already gone missing. In Southeast Asia, a similar …

Read More »

The rising trend of regionalism in Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

The rising trend of regionalism in Pakistan's Foreign Policy

“Being defiant can be a good thing sometimes. Defiance is like marijuana – it is not a bad thing when it is used right.” _Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Purple Hibiscus Since independence, the major objectives of Pakistan’s foreign policy have remained fluctuating. Although there are some constants such as efforts to keep close cooperation with the US, deep security assurances for …

Read More »

The New Geopolitics of Trade in Asia

The New Geopolitics of Trade in Asia

By: Mireya Solís The APEC Leaders’ summit meeting, which took place in Da Nang, Vietnam, crystallized the new geopolitics of trade in Asia. The leaders of the three largest economies in the world – the United States, China and Japan – each redefined the roles their nation will play in sustaining, torpedoing or adjusting the postwar trading order. Little is …

Read More »

BREXIT DEAL and European Security

BREXIT DEAL and European Security

By: Anders Fogh Rasmussen A no-deal would aid terrorism in the UK and across Europe The United Kingdom has begun to contemplate the prospect of no Brexit deal by the March 2019 deadline. The economic impact would be significant, but with contingency plans under preparation, there are ways to try to mitigate the worst aspects. However, in the fight against …

Read More »

Problems on Numbers

Problems on Numbers

1. When 15 is subtracted from 7 times the number, the result is 10 more than twice of the number. Find the number: (a) 4        (b) 15 (c) 7.5      (d) 5 2. Sum of a rational number and its reciprocal is 13/6. Find the number: (a) 2         (b) 3/2 (c) 4/2    …

Read More »

Ozone Layer

Ozone Layer

Ozone is the gas present naturally in the environment. Its chemical formula is O3. In presence of halogens, Ozone (O3) gets converted into Oxygen (O2). Ozone is present in two layers of the atmosphere. About 10% of ozone is present in lower layer of atmosphere (troposphere), which is located at about 6-10 miles from the surface of the earth. Here …

Read More »

Militancy and Pakistan’s Highly-educated Youth

Militancy and Pakistan's Highly-educated Youth

Why are our university students turning towards extremism? After the gruesome attack on MQM-Pakistan leader and leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan, some flabbergasting details have emerged. Karachi Police unearthed the newly-emerged militant outfit Ansar-ul-Sharia Pakistan (ASP). This group comprises highly qualified people, most of whom are students of engineering universities, and it was involved in sabotage activities …

Read More »

SCO’s Expansion Prospects and Challenges

SCO's Expansion Prospects and Challenges

1. Introduction 2. Overview of SCO and Its Recent Expansion a. Establishment of SCO b. Geographical and historical overview c. Previous and new members 3. Importance and Significance of SCO in the Contemporary World a. Enormous potential for trade b. Shifting the global balance c. A step toward a multi-polar world 4. Prospects Emerging out of SCO’s Recent Expansion a. …

Read More »