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National & International MCQs (Sept-Oct 2017)

National & International MCQs (Sept-Oct 2017)

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. Ms Rahat Faiq Jamali is the only woman in the current cabinet of ______ province.
(a) Punjab                     (b) Sindh
(c) Balochistan        (d) KP

4. Famous television actor Iftikhar Qaiser breathed his last on ______.
(a) Sep 16          (b) Sep 17
(c) Sep 18          (d) Sep 19

5. On Sep 18, British-Pakistani actor ______ made history by becoming the first male actor of Asian descent to win an Emmy for acting.
(a) Tariq Ali                  (b) Saad Khan
(c) Mishal Husain       (d) Riz Ahmed

6. On Sep 18, the Bank of China became only the ______ Chinese bank allowed to operate in Pakistan.
(a) First             (b) Second
(c) Third           (d) Fourth

7. On Sep 19, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) awarded $700 million to a ______ company, Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim AS, against Pakistan.
(a) Korean             (b) Turkish
(c) Canadian         (d) Swedish

8. On ______, the Lahore High Court ordered the Punjab home secretary to make public Justice Najafi’s report.
(a) Sep 16          (b) Sep 18
(c) Sep 20         (d) Sep 21

9. On Sep 21, the Senate suspended its Pakistan-______ friendship group for an indefinite period.
(a) Switzerland           (b) USA
(c) Turkey                         (d) Colombia

10. Google paid tribute to Malika-i-Tarannum Noor Jehan through its doodle on her birthday on ______.
(a) Sep 19           (b) Sep 21
(c) Sep 22           (d) Sep 24

11. On Sep 21, a bust of Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam was unveiled at IAEA headquarters in ______.
(a) Paris           (b) Vienna
(c) Rome          (d) Geneva

12. The Senate passed the Election Bill, 2017, on ______.
(a) Sep 18            (b) Sep 20
(c) Sep 22         (d) Sep 24

13. Gazain Marri, who returned home after ending 18 years of self-exile on Sep 22, is the son of ______.
(a) Allah Bakhsh Marri
(b) Khuda Bakhsh Marri
(c) Humayun Khan Marri
(d) Khair Bakhsh Marri

14. Current Federal Ombudsman Pakistan is ______.
(a) Amir Haider Khan
(b) Zahid Hamid Khan
(c) Syed Tahir Shahbaz
(d) Ashraf Jahangir Qazi

15. On Sep 23, the federal government enforced Police Act 1861 and judicial system to Fata to give policing powers to the ______ force in the region
(a) Rangers       (b) FC
(c) Army            (d) Levies

16. On Sep 26, the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games concluded in Ashgabat, the capital of ______.
(a) Kazakhstan                  (b) Tajikistan
(c) Turkmenistan        (d) Azerbaijan

17. Pakistan ended up with ______ position on the medals table of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
(a) 21st               (b) 26th
(c) 34th                (d) 39th

18. Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was formed in ______.
(a) 1947               (b) 1948
(c) 1949               (d) 1956

19. Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2017 has ranked Pakistan ______ out of 138 countries.
(a) 98th           (b) 115th
(c) 129th          (d) 145th

20. On Sep 28, ______, the young girl who hoisted up the Pakistani flag, in 1946, for the very first time, died.
(a) Salma Mirani        (b) Fatima Sughra
(c) Fatima Bano          (d) Zakia Jahanara

21. On Sep 28, former DG ISPR, Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, was appointed Commander ______.
(a) 111 Brigade
(b) Southern Command
(c) Northern Command
(d) Balochistan Rangers

22. On Sep 28, two activists from India-held Kashmir, Parveena Ahangar and ______ won Norway’s Rafto Prize for human rights
(a) Qazi Nisar                 (b) Khurram Parvez
(c) Imroz Parvez      (d) Yasin Malik

23. On Sep 29, the Punjab government and a Chinese company, signed a 1,263-megawatt gas power project that will be established near ______.
(a) Gujrat             (b) Faisalabad
(c) Jhang           (d) Attock

24. On Oct 01, World Boxing Council Silver flyweight champion M. Waseem defended his title against his ______ opponent Carlos.
(a) Swedish                     (b) Finnish
(c) Panamanian         (d) Norwegian

25. According to the annual report of the Economic Freedom of the World 2017, Pakistan stands at ______ position out of 159 countries.
(a) 122nd        (b) 127th
(c) 129th         (d) 139th

26. On Oct 05, Pakistan’s ______ and India’s Gauri Lankesh jointly won the annual Anna Politkovskaya Award’.
(a) Asma Jahangir       (b) Nighat Dad
(c) Sidra Iqbal              (d) Gulalai Ismail

27. Pakistan has been elected chair of global HR Standard on HR Metrics during ISO Standards meeting in ____.
(a) Thailand            (b) Malaysia
(c) Indonesia       (d) Russia

28. On Oct 07, the federal government appointed ______ as an ad-hoc judge at the ICJ for Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
(a) Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday
(b) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry
(c) Ashtar Ausaf Ali
(d) Tassaduq Jillani

29. The new Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, was commissioned in the navy in ______.
(a) 1977        (b) 1981
(c) 1983        (d) 1986

30. Pakistan’s ______ has been elected the president of Zurich-based FIATA.
(a) Sara Haider          (b) Babar Badat
(c) Kamran Khan       (b) Salman Alvi

31. The Punjab government launched motorcycle ambulance service on___.
(a) Oct 06      (b) Oct 08
(c) Oct 10    (d) Oct 12

32. On Oct 11, FIFA suspended Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) whose current president is ______.
(a) Capt.(R) Safdar                 (b) Riaz Pirzada
(c) Faisal Saleh Hayat      (d) Maiza Hameed

33. The new Chairman of NAB, Justice (R) Javed Iqbal is the ______ head of the Bureau.
(a) 5th        (b) 7th
(c) 9th      (d) 11th

34. On Oct 13, a postage stamp of ______ denomination was issued in honour of Maulana Mufti Mahmood.
(a) Rs. 2            (b) Rs. 5
(c) Rs. 8          (d) Rs. 10

35. On Oct 13, the government appointed ______ as executive director of the Washington-based World Bank for three years.
(a) Nasir Khosa                    (b) Dr Tauqeer Shah
(c) Shahid A. Tarar        (d) Kamran Rasool

International

1. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is located in ______.
(a) Ajman              (b) Abu Dhabi
(c) Dubai             (d) Ras al-Khaimah

2. On Sep 16, an Egyptian court sentenced ousted president Mohammed Mursi to 25 years in prison for spying for______.
(a) Qatar           (b) Israel
(c) Libya              (d) Saudi Arabia

3. The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on ______.
(a) Sep 16       (b) Sep 17
(c) Sep 18          (d) Sep 19

4. On Sep 17, Indian Premier Narendra Modi inaugurated Sardar Sarovar Dam on the River Narmada in ______ state.
(a) Kerala         (b) Gujarat
(c) Punjab        (d) Bihar

5. On Sep 17, Hamas agreed to dismantle the administration that runs Gaza and hand over the control to the Palestinian unity government in an agreement brokered by ______.
(a) Egypt        (b) Iran
(c) Jordan        (d) Lebanon

6. On Sep 17, the world’s first smart police station was inaugurated in ____.
(a) China        (b) Dubai
(c) Poland       (d) USA

7. On Sep 17, India appointed ______ as its new High Commissioner to Pakistan.
(a) Gautam Bambawale
(b) Sharat Sabharwal
(c) Ajay Bisaria       (d) A.M. Gondane

8. On Sep 17, Lewis Hamilton of ______ won the Singapore Grand Prix.
(a) Russia          (b) USA
(c) UK              (d) Germany

9. Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet military officer who is widely credited with helping prevent a nuclear war with the United States, died on ______.
(a) Sep 16        (b) Sep 18
(c) Sep 23        (d) Sep 24

10. On Sep 20, ______ President Michel Temer was the first to sign the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
(a) Australian         (b) Japanese
(c) Brazilian        (d) Latvian

11. The United Nations International Day of Peace is observed every year on ______.
(a) Sep 16           (b) Sep 18
(c) Sep 21        (d) Sep 24

12. On Sep 23, Turkey granted one-year extension to mandate to use troops abroad in Syria and ______.
(a) Jordan                  (b) Iraq
(c) Afghanistan          (d) Qatar

13. Zannah Mustapha of ______ won the 2017 UN High Commission for Refugees Nansen Refugees Award.
(a) Sudan          (b) Nigeria
(c) UAE             (d) Saudi Arabia

14. On Sep 23, Iran tested a new medium-range missile, the Khoramshahr, having a range of _____.
(a) 2000km          (b) 2500km
(c) 3000km              (d) 3500km

15. On Sep 24, German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a______ term.
(a) Third          (b) Fourth
(c) Fifth            (d) Sixth

16. On Sep 25, the joint military exercise “DRUZBA 2017” started between Russia and ______.
(a) Saudi Arabia           (b) China
(c) Pakistan               (d) India

17. On Sep 25, Trump administration added three new nations, Chad, North Korea and______ on its travel ban list.
(a) Mexico               (b) Sudan
(c) Venezuela     (d) Afghanistan

18. On Sep 26, Robert Bilott, an ______ environmental lawyer, won the 2017 Right Livelihood Award, the Swedish human rights prize.
(a) American      (b) German
(c) Austrian             (d) Australian

19. On Sep 26, Interpol opened its general assembly in ______.
(a) Shanghai          (b) New Delhi
(c) Beijing           (d) Islamabad

20. On Sep 27, ______ was named the world’s top tourism destination.
(a) Geneva               (b) Paris
(c) Bangkok         (d) Zurich

21. The World Tourism Day (WTD) is observed every year on ______.
(a) Sep 25            (b) Sep 26
(c) Sep 27         (d) Sep 28

22. Twitter is headquartered in ______.
(a) London             (b) San Francisco
(c) New Jersey       (d) New York

23. The Kurdish independence referendum was held on ______.
(a) Sep 24            (b) Sep 27
(c) Sep 29            (d) Sep 30

24. On Sep 27, Interpol voted to include ______ and the Solomon Islands as its new members, raising body’s membership to 192 countries.
(a) Israel                  (b) South Sudan
(c) Palestine        (d) Cambodia

25. On Sep 30, President Donald Trump’s health secretary ______ was forced out of the US administration.
(a) Steve Bannon        (b) James Mattis
(c) Tom Price          (d) Brian Schatz

26. Catalonia’s referendum for independence from Spain held on ___.
(a) Sep 30       (b) Oct 01
(c) Oct 03        (d) Oct 05

27. The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on ______.
(a) Sep 30        (b) Oct 01
(c) Oct 02      (d) Oct 03

28. The resort in Las Vegas where Stephen Craig Paddock, opened fire on Oct 02 killing at least 59 people, is named ______.
(a) Orchid Lounge       (b) Mandalay Bay
(c) Evening Call            (d) Mix Lounge

29. The Taj Mahal is located in the Indian state of ______.
(a) Uttar Pradesh       (b) Kerala
(c) Maharashtra               (d) Goa

30. The theme of the 2017 UN World Habitat Day was ______.
(a) Housing Policies: Affordable Homes
(b) Housing & Climate Change Policies
(c) Housing at the Centre
(d) Housing Public Spaces for All

31. On Oct 03, the US ordered the expulsion of 15 ______ diplomats.
(a) Mexican          (b) Venezuelan
(c) Cuban           (d) Russian

32. On Oct 03, former president of ______ Jalal Talabani died.
(a) Iran          (b) Afghanistan
(c) Iraq       (d) Bangladesh

33. On Oct 06, the US announced to end some of its economic and trade sanctions against ______.
(a) Iraq         (b) Sudan
(c) Iran         (d) Russia

34. On Oct 09, the World Solar Challenge, an epic 3,000-km solar car race, got underway in ______.
(a) China           (b) Australia
(c) Turkey         (d) Tajikistan

35. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has its headquarters in ______.
(a) Geneva           (b) New York
(c) Rome           (d) Paris

36. The World Space Week (WSW), an international celebration of science & technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition, is celebrated on ______.
(a) October 02-08         (b) October 03-09
(c) October 04-10     (c) October 05-11

37. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is headquartered in______, Switzerland.
(a) Zurich          (b) Geneva
(c) Bern              (d) Lausanne

38. The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on ______.
(a) Oct 11         (b) Nov 18
(c) Dec 13           (d) Dec 31

39. WHO has establishment a global commission on non-communicable diseases to be chaired by ______.
(a) Hiroshi Nakajima             (b) Margaret Chan
(c) Dr Sania Nishtar         (d) Shamshad Alam

40. On Oct 11, the world’s largest trade fair for books opened in ______.
(a) Canberra                (b) Hamburg
(c) Frankfurt           (c) London

41. On Oct 13, Audrey Azoulay of ______, was elected the new Director-General Unesco.
(a) Hungary               (b) Spain
(c) Germany               (d) France

42. ______ has launched a European satellite, the Sentinel-5P, dedicated to monitoring Earth’s atmosphere.
(a) Serbia                (b) UK
(c) Germany           (d) Russia

43. ICC has announced the long-awaited, 9-nation Test championship that will start in ______.
(a) 2017                (b) 2018
(c) 2019             (d) 2021

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