September 2014

Jahangir’s World Times September 2014

World in Focus (July-Aug 2014)

National & International News & MCQs   National July 16: Security forces and the Bajaur political administration agreed to postpone a planned military operation in border areas of Mamond tehsil in Bajaur after tribal elders announced formation of a grand quami lashkar (militia) to combat militants. July 16: The Jamaat-i-Islami challenged the newly-passed Protection of Pakistan Act (PPA) 2014 as …

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Role of Women in Pakistani Media

Media is a platform which provides us with all sorts of information. It also serves as a means of communication that allows ideas to exchange, attitudes to form, and a new society to shape. Modern history bears witness to the fact that media has grown its influence exponentially through the modern technology. It is also a cultural force which not …

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MUSLIMS’ CONTRIBUTIONS THAT SHAPED THE MODERN WORLD

Along with the first university, and even the toothbrush, it is among surprising Muslim inventions that have shaped the world we live in today. Let’s have a brief look at these outstanding contributions to the modern world: 1. Surgery Around the year 1,000, the celebrated doctor Al Zahrawi published a 1,500-page illustrated encyclopaedia of surgery that was used in Europe …

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Literature as a Great Cultural Artefact

Literature is what gives humans an aesthetic pleasure and also has some kind of moral in it. The foremost requirement of literature is that it should be in the written form and should also be for a creative purpose. Literature includes fiction, drama, poetry and sometimes nonfiction like essays, articles and short stories. Most of the times, literary works are …

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The Ineffectual OIC

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a world body of 57 Muslim countries, is the second largest intra-governmental organization after the UN in the whole world. Article 1 of the OIC Charter lays down its first and the foremost objective as “to enhance and consolidate the bonds of fraternity and solidarity among the member states.” This is the organization which aims …

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Ebola Virus Disease

Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. Patients are frequently dehydrated and require oral rehydration with solutions containing electrolytes or intravenous fluids. Introduction Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by one of five different Ebola viruses. Four of the strains can cause severe illness in humans and animals. The fifth, Reston virus, has caused illness in some animals, but …

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Combating Cyber Crimes

“Offences that are committed against individuals or groups of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim or cause physical or mental harm to the victim directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as Internet (chat rooms, emails, notice boards and groups) and mobile phones (SMS/MMS).” (Halder and Jaishankar) The Internet has radically changed …

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YOUTH – Pakistan’s Invaluable Asset

The admission and undertaking in the box above begins Pakistan’s National Youth Policy. No sane person could ever deny the importance of these words because it’s an irrefutable truth that, in a world where most people are in their dotage, young men and women of a nation are its prized asset. For Pakistan, the significance of youth is further enhanced …

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10 Questions with Usman Ashraf (3rd Position CSS 2013)

“Jahangir’s World Times is an informative and knowledge-oriented magazine that is tailor-made for the aspirants of competitive exams.”   Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): For the interest of all the prospective aspirants, especially the JWT readers, please tell us about your academic background. Usman Ashraf (UA): I got my early education from Army Public School Mangla Cantt from where I did …

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REFORMING PAKISTAN’S BUREAUCRACY

Sustainable growth and equitable development are directly dependent on good governance. Policies will have little positive impact unless the institutions implementing them are effective as well as efficient. One of the main institutions required for good governance is a competent, neutral and honest bureaucracy. For ordinary citizens, it is civil servants who are most germane to their daily life. Pakistan …

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