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November 2013

WORLD IN FOCUS (September ‘October 2013)

News From National & International Press National Sep 16: Sindh Prosecutor General Shahadat Awan resigned from his office. Sep 16: Malala Yousufzai and an American singer, human rights and social justice activist Harry Belafonte were jointly announced as the recipients of Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience Award’ for 2013. Sep 17: The Peshawar High Court directed the federal and Khyber …

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Earthquake Detection Smartphone Tech Could Improve Response

Small sensors found in most smartphones and laptops are sensitive enough to detect the movement of moderate and large earthquakes, and could vastly expand the information gathered during seismic events in densely-populated cities, new research suggests. The devices, called micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometers, measure movement in three dimensions and tell the phone’s screen to flip from horizontal to vertical when …

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‘International Migration in a New Era of Mobility’

National Geographic ‘Xpeditions’ section defines migration as the movement of people from one place of the world to another for the purpose of taking up permanent or semi-permanent settlement. However in ‘International Migration’ people migrate from one country to another. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, international migration is a global phenomenon that is growing …

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In Conversation with Muhammad Jawad Haider Shah, (PAS) Topper of Written Exam

‘English is considered the toughest in CSS, but actually, it’s just psychological pressure which makes it so’ Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): Kindly tell us about your educational background and achievements in detail? Muhammad Jawad Haider Shah (MJHS): I belong to a small village in Jhang District. I completed my elementary education from there. I did Master’s in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam …

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QUERIES of CSS, PMS, PCS Aspirants

For all your queries about CSS, PMS, PCS and other Competitive Exams, please write to us or email at the following address: CSS GURU Jahangir’s World Times 121-D, Gulberg II, Lahore. email:cssguru@jworldtimes.com Dear Guru Assalam-o-Alaikum I am going to appear in the CE-2014 with English Literature as one of the optional subjects. Some say it is very tough and also …

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RISE OF THE MUSLIM MIDDLE CLASS II

The Muslim world’s current turmoil has one key cause that is rooted in neither religious ideology nor sectarian struggle. In Egypt, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey, rapidly-growing and increasingly-assertive middle classes want a say in politics and greater economic opportunity. Modern communication ‘in particular the extensive use of social media’ has enabled this rising middle class to find its voice and …

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Arabs before the Advent of Islam

The period of Arab history prior to the emergence of Islam has been described by the historians as the ‘Age of Ignorance.’ However, the oil-rich Arab countries are included among rich and powerful nations of the world today. The world nations aspire to cordial relations with the Arabs. At the time of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birth, the Arabian Peninsula mainly …

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CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF PAKISTAN (PRE-PARTITION)

PAKISTAN AFFAIRS 712: Muhammad Bin Qasim defeated Raja Dahir and conquered Sindh. 1526: The First Battle of Panipat (1526) was fought between the Mughal Emperor Zahir-ud-Din Muhammad Babur and the Delhi Sultan Ibrahim Lodhi. 1556: The Second Battle of Panipat was fought between the Mughal Akbar the Great and Samrat Hem. 1564: Hazrat Mujadid Alf Sani was born. 1703: Shah …

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