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National & International MCQs (February-March 2017)


 National MCQs 1. On Feb 16, ______ introduced “The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction”. (a) Pan Macmillan    (b) Barnes & Noble (c) Bloomsbury    (d) Barron’s 2. On Feb 17, Pakistan was ranked ______ out of 186 economies on the Index of Economic Freedom 2017. (a) 141st        (b) 147th (c) 15st        (d) 171st 3. The National Green Day was ... Read More »

World in Focus (February – March 2017)

World in Focus (February - March 2017)

 NATIONAL Feb 16: One of the world’s biggest booksellers, Barnes & Noble, introduced “The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction” to honour Nobel Prize winner Dr Abdus Salam of Pakistan. The Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction The Salam Award seeks to encourage aspiring speculative fiction writers of Pakistani origin. The annual short fiction award will be judged by a rotating jury ... Read More »

19 October 2016, Daily National & International Current Affairs

National Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) Oct 19: Pemra approved a complete ban on airing of Indian content in Pakistan from October 21. Oct 19: The federal government lifted a ban on deployment of police personnel with United Nations peace missions. Oct 19: Bisma Khan secured Pakistan’s first gold at the South Asian aquatic Championships being held in Sri Lanka. ... Read More »

15, 16 October – Daily National and International Current Affairs

National Oct 15: The ECP suspended the membership of as many as 337 lawmakers for their failure to submit their statements of assets and liabilities Among the suspended lawmakers are sixty-six members of the National Assembly, 22 senators, 137 members of the Punjab Assembly, 49 members each of the Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies and 14 members of the Balochistan ... Read More »

Law of the Indus

By: A.G. Noorani The writer is an author and lawyer based in Mumbai. “The upstream users of an international river are no longer entitled to the unrestricted use of (the waters) of such a river, and are bound, when taking decisions concerning its use, to take reasonable account of the interests of other users in downstream areas.” On Sept 25, ... Read More »

China-India relations

Ahead of the upcoming Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit, Pakistan will be paying particularly keen attention to exchanges between its two neighbours, China and India. The two countries have always shared an uneasy relationship as they vie for regional supremacy – something Pakistan has tried to take advantage of by developing a close alliance with China ... Read More »

Enhance Your Vocabulary

Enhance Your Vocabulary

Choose the word MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the capitalized word. 1. AMBLE (a) Decline    (b) Stumble (c) Nadir        (d) Saunter 2. PROFANE (a) Sincere     (b) Bullying (c) Crude    (d) Ignorant 3. MELEE (a) Affability    (b) Serenity (c) Smoothness    (d) Scrimmage 4. ASSIDUOUS (a) Indolent    (b) Insolvent (c) Industrious    (d) Ditzy 5. RED TOP (a) Sports car    (b) ... Read More »