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National & International MCQs (March – April 2018)

National & International MCQs (March – April 2018)

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1. WWF-Pakistan was formed in ______ and it has its headquarters in Lahore.
(a) 1968         (b) 1970
(c) 1985         (d) 1988

2. On Mar 17, ______ was installed as new colonel commandant of the Frontier Force (FF) Regiment.
(a) Lt. Gen Aamer Riaz
(b) Lt. Gen Ghayur Mahmood
(c) Lt. Gen Asim Bajwqa
(d) Lt. Gen Bashir Raza

3. On Mar 18, Federal Minister for Interior, Planning Development and Reform Prof. Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore’s _____ sub campus.
(a) Narowal        (b) Vehari
(c) Sargodha          (d) Sialkot

4. Khan Bahadur Chaudhary Mushtaq Ahmad Para-Veterinary School is located in ______.
(a) Narowal      (b) Vehari
(c) Sargodha        (d) Sialkot

5. On Mar 18, Punjab government and Pakistan Air Force signed an agreement to establish a cadet college at ______.
(a) Layyah         (b) Fort Munro
(c) Multan         (d) Bahawalpur

6. On Mar 19, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan took over Pakistan Air Force as its ______ chief.
(a) 18th           (b) 22nd
(c) 24th           (d) 32nd

7. On Mar 20, ______ was appointed the president of Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal.
(a) Sirajul Haq        (b) Fazlur Rehman
(c) Samiul Haq       (d) Liaquat Baloch

8. On Mar 20, ______ clinched the 4th Inter-Provincial Games with 139 medals scoring 3235 points.
(a) Punjab       (b) Balochistan
(c) Sindh             (d) KP

9. On Mar 21, _____ won the three-day Bolan Jeep Rally.
(a) Jaffar Magsi      (b) Nadir Magsi
(c) Asjad Ali                 (d) Roni Patel

10. The Nauroz festival is observed in Gilgit-Baltistan every year on ______.
(a) Mar 18             (b) Mar 21
(c) Mar 24             (d) Mar 26

11. On ______, the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) inked a deal to acquire communication satellite PakSat Multi Satellite (PakSat-MM1).
(a) Mar 18         (b) Mar 20
(c) Mar 21         (d) Mar 22

12. The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) is headquartered in _____.
(a) Lahore       (b) Karachi
(c) Quetta        (d) Islamabad

13. On Mar 22, Senator ______ of the PPP became the first woman to get the office of the opposition leader in the Senate in its 45-year history.
(a) Rukhsana Shah     (b) Sherry Rehman
(c) Keshoo Bai             (d) Sassui Palijo

14. The Senate of Pakistan was constituted in ______.
(a) 1956       (b) 1962
(c) 1973     (d) 1985

15. The Punjab Tianjin University of Technical Education is in______.
(a) Rawalpindi       (b) Faisalabad
(c) Lahore            (d) Multan

16. The Earth Hour 2018 was observed on ______.
(a) Mar 18             (b) Mar 20
(c) Mar 24          (d) Mar 26

17. On Mar 25, the final of Pakistan Super League was played at ______.
(a) Lahore               (b) Karachi
(c) Hyderabad        (d) Sharjah

18. ______ won the Pakistan Super League 2018 title.
(a) Multan Sultans          (b) Quetta Gladiators
(c) Peshawar Zalmi         (d) Islamabad United

19. Pakistan’s first transgender news anchor Marvia Malik has been hired by ______.
(a) Express News         (b) ARY News
(c) Kohinoor             (d) Channel 7

20. On Mar 26, Prime Minister Abbasi reconstituted the 13-member Economic Advisory Council (EAC) with ______ as its Chairman.
(a) Sima Kamil            (b) Shaukat Tarin
(c) Ali Cheema             (d) Shahid Kardar

21. ______ individuals from Pakistan featured on Forbes magazine’s annual ’30 Under 30′ Asia list for 2018.
(a) 7           (b) 9
(c) 11          (d) 14

22. On Mar 28, ___ smashed the fastest T20I fifty from Pakistan woman team.
(a) Bsmah Maroof        (b) Javeria Khan
(c) Sidra Ameen            (d) Sana Mir

23. On Mar 28, the cabinet approved signing of extradition treaties with ______ and Saudi Arabia for transfer of sentenced or convicted individuals.
(a) UK                (b) Switzerland
(c) China         (d) Malaysia

24. On Mar 29, Pakistan conducted another successful test fire of indigenous developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur III that has a range of______.
(a) 325 kms        (b) 370 kms
(c) 400 kms       (d) 450 kms

25. The current president of All Pakistan Newspaper Society is ______.
(a) Sarmad Ali                 (b) Hameed Haroon
(c) Bilal Mehmood          (d) Kazi Asad Abid

26. ____ won Pakistan its first medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018.
(a) Talha Talib          (b) Nooh Butt
(c) M. Inam Butt          (d) Inamullah

27. The government unveiled another ‘one-time’ amnesty scheme on ______.
(a) Apr 01           (b) Apr 02
(c) Apr 05        (d) Apr 07

28. On Apr 06, PIA introduced a new livery and added a portrait of the ______ on its aircraft.
(a) Markhor     (b) Blind Dolphin
(c) Cheetah          (d) Eagle

National & International MCQs (March – April 2018)29. On Apr 09, Pakistan’s weightlifter ______ smashed a record at the Commonwealth Games 2018 by registering the highest-ever weight by a junior in the +105kg event.
(a) Nooh Butt           (b) Talha Talib
(c) M. Inam Butt          (d) Inamullah

30. Cricket’s Asia Cup 2018 has been moved from India to ______.
(a) Sri Lanka        (b) UAE
(c) Australia         (d) England

31. On Apr 13, ______, the last serving member of the National Assembly who signed 1973 Constitution, bade farewell to politics.
(a) M. Gohar Shah
(b) Qari Mohammad Yousif
(c) Nazeer Sultan
(d) Muhammad Shahbaz Babar

32. On Apr 13, the Supreme Court shut the doors of parliament permanently on the politicians disqualified under Article ______ of the Constitution by ruling that such ineligibility is for life.
(a) 62(1)(a)           (b) 62(1)(f)
(c) 63(1)(c)            (d) 63(1)(g)

33. The Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project is located in ______.
(a) Punjab                      (b) AJK
(c) Gilgit-Baltistan       (d) KP

34. The Senate approved a bill seeking to extend jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the Peshawar High Court to Fata on ______.
(a) Apr 10          (b) Apr 11
(c) Apr 12          (d) Apr 13

35. On Apr 15, Pakistan finished overall at the ______ spot in the 21st Commonwealth Games.
(a) 24th       (b) 29th
(c) 37th         (d) 47th

International

1. On Mar 16, ______ took back control of the Grand Mosque by terminating Saudi Arabia’s lease of the building with immediate effect.
(a) Norway                 (b) Germany
(c) Belgium            (d) Russia

2. On Mar 16, foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and ______ held talks on Syria in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan.
(a) Afghanistan        (b) Turkey
(c) China                    (d) Kazakhstan

3. On Mar 17, Phan Van Khai, a former Prime Minister of ______ died.
(a) Thailand            (b) Vietnam
(c) Malaysia            (d) Sri Lanka

4. On Mar 17, FIFA lifted its three-decade ban on ______ hosting international football.
(a) Iraq                 (b) Russia
(c) Saudi Arabia    (d) Iran

5. On Mar 17, China’s parliament unanimously elevated ______ to the vice presidency.
(a) Zhao Hongzhu       (b) Wang Qishan
(c) Li Yuanchao            (d) Zhao Leji

6. On Mar 17, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the president of ______ and Africa’s only female head of state, resigned.
(a) Chad                     (b) Senegal
(c) Mauritius         (d) Somalia

7. ______ has the world’s greatest freshwater reserves.
(a) Australia         (b) Belgium
(c) Brazil           (d) France

8. On Mar 18, the 8th World Water Forum opened in ______.
(a) Brasilia       (b) Canberra
(c) Vienna            (d) Geneva

9. On Mar 19, China appointed General Wei Fenghe as the country’s new ______ minister.
(a) Finance        (b) Defence
(c) Internal        (d) Foreign

10. On Mar 20, a ______ mathematician Robert Langlands won the prestigious Abel Prize.
(a) German             (b) French
(c) Canadian       (d) Finnish

11. The Abel Prize was established by the Norwegian government in ______ on the occasion of the 200th birthday of Niels Henrik Abel.
(a) 2000         (b) 2002
(c) 2004          (d) 2006

12. On Mar 20, ______, the last male northern white rhino, died in Kenya.
(a) Mamba       (b) Trush
(c) Sudan      (d) Kenyatta

13. “Cultural Schizophrenia: Islamic Societies Confronting the West” has been written by ______.
(a) Bijan Abdolkarimi
(b) Dariush Shayegan
(c) Dariush Ashoori     (d) Ahmad Fardid

14. The 2018 World Poetry Day (WPD) was observed on ______.
(a) Mar 20          (b) Mar 21
(c) Mar 22           (d) Mar 24

15. The theme of 2018 International Day of Happiness was ______.
(a) Happiness              (b) Happy Heroes
(c) Happy Planet         (d) Share Happiness

16. The World Water Day (WWD) is observed every year on ______.
(a) 22 March          (b) 24 March
(c) 26 March              (d) 28 March

17. On Mar 23, the United States formally approved weapons sales to ______ totalling more than $1 billion.
(a) Saudi Arabia        (b) Qatar
(c) South Korea              (d) Iraq

18. On Mar 23, President Donald Trump named ______ as his new National Security Adviser.
(a) Bernie Gunther         (b) John Bolton
(c) H.R. McMaster          (d) John Dowd

19. On Mar 24, Martin Vizcarra was sworn in as ______ new president.
(a) Azerbaijan’s          (b) Peru’s
(c) Bolivia’s                 (d) Hungary’s

20. On Mar 25, ______ and India signed 101 agreements during the visit of a trade promotion group to India.
(a) China              (b) Qatar
(c) Afghanistan      (d) Norway

21. The 2-day Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan was held in the capital of ______.
(a) Tajikistan            (b) Kazakhstan
(c) Uzbekistan     (d) Azerbaijan

22. On Mar 28, ______ signed the largest arms procurement deal in its history, with the United States.
(a) UAE              (b) Kuwait
(c) Poland       (d) Malaysia

23. On Mar 28, Win Myint was elected the president of ______.
(a) Mauritius       (b) Myanmar
(c) Cuba                (d) Libya

24. On Mar 31, scientists discovered ______, a previously undetected feature of the human anatomy – that could be the largest organ of the human body.
(a) Brass                      (b) Pectora
(c) Interstitium     (d) Otic

25. On Apr 02, the Tiangong-1, a defunct Chinese space lab, plunged towards a watery grave in the______.
(a) South Pacific       (b) Arabian Sea
(c) Atlantic                      (d) South China Sea

26. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid campaigner and second wife of the late Nelson Mandela, passed away on ______.
(a) Apr 01                (b) Apr 02
(c) Apr 03                (d) Apr 04

27. The 114th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) between India and Pakistan was held in ______.
(a) Lahore                   (b) Karachi
(c) New Delhi         (d) Mumbai

28. ______ has been elected the new President of Egypt.
(a) Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
(b) Moussa Mostafa
(c) Ahmed Shafik Sisi
(d) El-Sayyid el-Badawi

29. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Mid-Term Ministerial Conference 2018 was held in Baku, the capital of ______.
(a) Tajikistan             (b) Kazakhstan
(c) Azerbaijan       (d) Uzbekistan

30. On Apr 04, Turkey, ______ and Iran held a summit in Ankara to achieving a “lasting ceasefire” in Syria.
(a) Russia         (b) India
(c) Pakistan         (d) China

31. On Apr 06, ______ disgraced former president Park Geun-hye was jailed for 24 years for corruption.
(a) South Korea’s      (b) Peru’s
(c) Thailand’s                  (d) Brazil’s

32. The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), often called Summer Davos, started at Boao on ______.
(a) Apr 04                 (b) Apr 06
(c) Apr 08              (d) Apr 11

33. The joint military exercise “Desert Tiger 5” was held between UAE and ______.
(a) Pakistan            (b) Malaysia
(c) China                 (d) India

34. On Apr 09, the International Conference on Human Rights in South Asia started in______.
(a) Colombo          (b) Kathmandu
(c) Dhaka               (d) Male

35. On Apr 11, ______ strongman Ilham Aliyev secured a fourth consecutive term in a snap election.
(a) Kazakhstan         (b) Uzbekistan
(c) Azerbaijan      (d) Tajikistan

36. The world’s biggest oil company is ______.
(a) Sinopec              (b) Saudi Aramco
(c) PetroChina        (d) Rosneft

37. On Apr 14, the United States, ______ and the United Kingdom launched a missile assault on the Syrian regime.
(a) France       (b) Germany
(c) Japan            (d) Australia

38. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) was held in ______.
(a) Canberra        (b) Montreal
(c) London       (d) Zurich

39. Dr Martin Luther King, Nobel Peace Prize-winner American leader, was assassinated on Apr 4, ______.
(a) 1961           (b) 1962
(c) 1968        (d) 1971

40. The first reusable manned spacecraft to travel into space was named ______.
(a) Calder         (b) Walkers
(c) Olsen           (d) Columbia



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