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April 2013

WORLD IN FOCUS (Feb 2013- March 2013)

News From National & International Press   National Feb 16: A massive bomb devastated a residential area in Quetta, killing at least 67 Shia Hazaras. Feb 16: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement announced to quit the federal and provincial governments in protest against ‘negative attitude’ of the People’s Party. Feb 17: Pakistan and Palestine agreed to form a joint commission comprising foreign …

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Vocabulary in News

sequester: (n) segregation, cut, a general cut in government spending. If the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of Americans are likely to become jobless. conclave: (n) secret or private meeting, council, congress, parley The conclave of 115 “cardinal electors” elected the new Pope. scorching: (adj.) burning, roasting, sweltering, unbearably hot At least three athletes fell unconscious due to …

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COUNTRY LIFE IS BETTER THAN URBAN LIFE

1. Introduction 2.    Urban life emerged as civilizations flourished 3.    Urban life blessed man with the comforts of life 4.    Life in countryside a.    Serenity and tranquility b.    Clean environment and healthy surroundings c.    Rich culture and simple lifestyles d.    Sincere and trustworthy people e.    Lesser crimes f.    Stronger social bonding g.    Agricultural self-sufficiency 5.    Country life lacks basic amenities …

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Would the U.S. Nuke North Korea?

If the North aims nuclear missiles at the South, would the U.S. immediately retaliate with nuclear weapons? The uproar over North Korea’s third nuclear test has died down to some extent. Vehement condemnation and outcries toward unruly North Korea – as if it was ready to start a nuclear war – have simmered down. But the advances in the North’s …

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POTA SELECTED YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER 2013

After months of deliberation and a rigorous selection process, Dubai’s Vikas Pota has been selected the ‘Young Global Leader’. With multi-billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and co-founder and CEO of Google Larry Page, noted as some of the titles past winners, Pota pipped hundreds of other nominees, from around the world, to the post, with his vision championing a better …

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QUERIES of CSS, PMS, PCS Aspirants

Jahangir’s World Times is the only magazine that caters for the needs of the candidates of the prestigious competitive exams including CSS, PMS and PCS. Candidates often face difficulties in selection of subjects, choosing the right books, preparing for the interviews and so on. JWT’s CSS GURU is an initiative to provide the guidance candidates may need at any stage. …

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In Conversation with Javed Nabi Khoso, 3rd in Sindh (Rural) CSS-2011

‘I believe Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity’ Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): Kindly tell us about your educational background and achievements, especially your success in CSS. Javed Nabi Khoso (JNK): I did Masters in Business Administration, with distinction, from University of Sindh, Jamshoro. Before joining Civil Service, I have been serving as Patrol Officer in National Highways and …

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Rights of Minorities in Islam

Islam is a religion that exhorts its followers to be humane with their fellow-humans. There seems to be no such tenet that allows humiliation of a human being, rather in an Islamic society, minorities enjoy more rights than in any other society. Shariah enunciates explicitly and makes it binding that minorities, too, will be entitled to rights as granted to …

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World Health Day – 7 April 2013

In 1948, the World Health Organization held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The theme for 2013 is high blood pressure. World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of World Health Organization in 1948. …

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Study in England

Britain has long attracted and welcomed high caliber students from all corners of the world. In the recent UK Visa Policy, Tier 4 is the points-based system that mainly deals with the students. Can You Apply? As a Tier 4 (General) student, you must have 40 points in the points-assessment. You can score: 30 points for having a valid confirmation …

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