Current Affairs

1. Who is the present United States Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Set- 1

(a) *Marc Grossman
(b) Richard Holbrooke
(c) Charles E. Redman
(d) Bill Richardson

2.Who is the founder of Wikileaks?
(a) *Julian Assange
(b) Martin Cooper
(c) Orkut Buyukkokten
(d) Mark Zuckerberg

3. South Sudan became an independent state on:
(a) 17th January 2011
(b) 15th January 2011
(c) 16th January 2011
(d) *9th July 2011

4. Spratly Islands are disputed between China and:
(a) Taiwan
(b) Vietnam, Philippines
(c) Malaysia and Brunei
(d) *All of the above

5.Who sworn in as Brazil’s first female president on 1st January, 2011?
(a) *Dilma Rousseff
(b) Lawrence Cannon
(c) Kiir Mayardit
(d) None of these

6. The Nord Stream natural gas pipeline, completed in 2011, is from Russia to:
(a) *Germany    (b) Belgium
(c) France    (d) Spain

7. Next Football World Cup will be played in 2014 in:
(a) South Korea    (b) Japan
(c) *Brazil    (d) South Africa

8. Who won the World Cup Football played in South Africa in 2010?
(a) *Spain    (b) Brazil
(c) Netherlands    (d) Germany

9. 2016 Olympics will be held in:
(a) China        (b) England
(c) Russia    (d) * Brazil

10. 16th Asian Games were held in 2010 in:
(a) India        (b) North Korea
(c) Japan        (d) *China

11. The host of 17th Asian Games will be:
(a) India        (b) *South Korea
(c) Japan        (d) China

12. The 17th Asian Games will be held in:
(a) 2012        (b) *2014
(c) 2016        (d) 2011

13. Who is the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives?
(a) *John Boehner    (b) Nancy Pelosi
(c) Robert Gates    (d) None of these

14. John Boehner belongs to:
(a) *Ohio        (b) California
(c) Texas        (d) Alaska

15. Which of the following countries recognised Palestine as an independent state in January 2011?
(a) Chile        (b) Peru
(C) Guyana
(d) *All of the above

16.Which of the following online encyclopedias celebrated its 10th anniversary in January 2011?
(a) *Wikipedia    (b)  Encarta
(c) Britannica
(d) None of the above

17. 11th World Cup Cricket will be played in 2015 in:
(a) Australia    (b) England
(c) New Zealand    (d) *Both a & c

18.  Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is located in:
(a) *Dubai    (b) Malaysia
(c) Taiwan    (d) Thailand

19. 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in:
(a) Beijing, China
(b) *Sochi, Russia
(c) New York, USA
(d) London, England

20. The magnitude of the earthquake that caused the world’s 4th largest tsunami in 2011, on the Richter scale was:
(a) 8.9    (b) 9.6    (c) *9.0       (d) 9.3

Set- 2

1. Who won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011?
(a) New Zealand (b) Sri Lanka
(c) Pakistan(d) *India

2. The writer of ‘Harry Potter’ series is:
(a) Robin Clark    (b) John Smith
(c) Earnest Hemingway
(d) *J. K. Rowling

3. The largest shareholder of the World Bank is:
(a) China        (b) India
(c) *USA
(d) United Kingdom

4. The current Secretary-General of Commonwealth is:
(a) Abdullah Hussain Haroon
(b) *Kamalesh Sharma
(c) Wajid Shamsul Hassan
(d) Noori al-Maliki

5. The current Secretary-General of Arab League is:
(a) Muhammad Naveed
(b) * Nabil El Araby
(c) Wajid Shamsul Hassan
(d) Noori al-Maliki

6. The current Secretary-General of Arab League, Dr Nabil El Araby, belongs to:
(a) *Egypt    (b) Iraq
(c) Saudi Arabia    (d) Pakistan

7. Who is the present Secretary-General of ECO?
(a) *M. Yahya Maroofi
(b) Abdoulaye Wade
(c) Hosni Mubarak
(d) Khalida Zia

8. Current Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon belongs to:
(a) *South Korea    (b) Iran
(c) America     (d) North Korea

9. The 2010 Winter Olympics were held in:
(a) *Vancouver, Canada
(b) Ottawa, Canada
(c) London, England
(d) None of these

10. Current Prime Minister of UK David Cameron belongs to:
(a) *Conservative Party
(b) Labour Party    (c) Liberal Party
(d) Democratic Party

11. ‘From the shadows’ was written by:
(a) *Robert Gates    (b) Bill Clinton
(c) Barak Obama    (d) Tony Balyor

12. 19th FIFA World Cup was played in:
(a) Germany    (b) *South Africa
(c) Brazil        (d) Spain

13. Olympics Games 2012 will be held in:
(a) *England    (b) France
(c) China        (d) USA

14. The ownership of Abu Musa is disputed between:
(a) *Iran and UAE    (b) Iraq and UAE
(c) Yemen and UAE
(d) None of these

15. On which river Baglihar Dam is being constructed by India?
(a) Jhelum    (b) Sutlej
(c) *Chenab    (d) Ravi

16. Who is the Pakistan’s current Ambassador to United State?
(a) Muhammad Ali Durrani
(b) Abdullah Hussain Haroon
(c) * Husain Haqqani
(d) Dr I. H. Qureshi

17. H1N1 virus causes: 
(a) *Swine flu    (b) Bird flu
(c) Soft flu    (d) None of these

18. The world was shocked in March 2011 when a small country suffered a devastating earthquake. Which Pacific Ocean country was this?
(a) Bahamas    (b) Cuba
(c) *Japan    (d) Jamaica

19. Who is the leader of Haqqani Group?
(a) *Sirajuddin Haqqani
(b) Kamaluddin Haqqani
(c) Mirajuddin Haqqani
(d) Nooruddin Haqqani

20. The No.1 social networking website in world ‘Facebook’ was founded by:
(a) Bill Gates    (b) Martin Cooper
(c) Orkut Buyukkokten
(d) *Mark Zuckerberg

Set- 3

1. Poland took over the presidency of the European Union on:
(a) *July 1, 2011    (b) March 12, 2011
(c) March 13, 2011
(d) March 11, 2011

2. FARC rebels are operating in:
(a) Uganda    (b) *Colombia
(c) Sudan    (d) Ethiopia

3. Commonwealth Games 2014 will be held in:
(a) London
(b) *Glasgow (Scotland)
(c) Rio de Janeiro    (d) Melbourne

4. Swine influenza is also called:
(a) Swine flu    (b) Hog flu
(c) Pig flu
(d) *All of the above

5. ICC Umpire of the Year 2011 is:
(a) Simon Taufel    (b) Billy Doctrove
(c) *Aleem Dar    (d) None of these

6. Which of the following is the cause of Bird Flue?
(a) *H5N1    (b) H2NO3
(c) H Pylori    (d) Hittite pi

7. Which of the following female mosquito is the cause of Dengue fever?
(a) * Aedes Aegyptiis
(b) Anopheles    (c) Barinohils
(d) None of these

8. Which of the following area(s) is/are disputed between England (UK) and Argentina?
(a) Shag Rocks
(b) Falkland Islands
(c) Islands of Malvinas
(d) *All of the above

9. What is the real name of Mr. Bean, the famous comedian?
(a) *Rowan Atkinson
(b) Richard Curtis
(c) Robin Driscoll
(d) Ben Elton

10. Pirates remain a problem off the coast of which African country?
(a) Mozambique    (b) *Somalia
(c) Angola    (d) Nigeria

11. Which country is the newest member of UN?
(a) Switzerland    (b) East Timor
(c) *South Sudan    (d) Somalia

12. Pichvni Island is disputed between:
(a) Russia and Japan
(b) *Russia and Georgia
(c) Armenia and Russia
(d) None of these

13. The current Secretary-General of SAARC belongs to:
(a) India        (b) Afghanistan
(c) Nepal        (d) *Maldives

14. Which airbase of Pakistan is under the control of USA and NATO?
(a) Mushaf Airbase
(b) *Shamsi Airbase
(c) Shaheen Airbase
(d) None of these

15. Shamsi Airbase is located near:
(a) * Washki    (b) Jacobabad
(c) Quetta    (d) Makran

16. The World’s tallest building is:
(a) Taipei Center
(b) Petronas Towers
(c) * Burj Khalifa     (d) None of these

17. Who is the permanent representative of Pakistan to the United Nations?
(a) Shaukat Tareen
(b) Ahmad Kamal
(c) * Abdullah Hussain Haroon
(d) Tariq Fatmi

18. Which of the following is the most peaceful country in the world?
(a) *Norway    (b) Sweden
(c) Denmark    (d) France

19. ETA is a terrorist group operating in:
(a) *France    (b) Germany
(c) Italy        (d) Norway

20. According to 18th Amendment, what is the new name of NWFP?
(a) *Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
(b) Pashtun Province
(c) Khyber Province
(d) None of these

Set- 4

1.  Who is the current US Representative to the United Nations?
(a) *Susan E. Rice    (b) Robert Zoellick
(c) Christine Lagarde
(d) None of these

2.  Who is the current Managing Director of IMF?
(a) Susan E. Rice    (b) Robert Zoellick
(c) *Christine Lagarde
(d) Pascal Lamay

3. Who is the current President of the World Bank?
(a) Susan E. Rice
(b) *Robert Zoellick
(c) Christine Lagarde
(d) None of these

4. Who is the current President of Asian Development Bank?
(a) Susan Rice    (b) Robert Zoellick
(c) Christine Lagarde
(d) *Haruhiko Kuroda

5. Who is current Director General of WTO?
(a) Susan Rice    (b) Robert Zoellick
(c) Christine Lagarde
(d) * Pascal Lamy

6. Who is the present Secretary-General of NATO?
(a) Susan Rice    (b) Robert Zoellick
(c) Christine Lagarde
(d) * Anders Fogh Rasmussen

7. Who is the present Director General of IAEA?
(a) Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed
(b) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
(c) *Yukiya Amano (Japan)
(d) None of these

8. Who is the present Secretary-General of SAARC?
(a) *Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed
(b) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
(c) Yukiya Amano    (d) None of these

9. Who is the current Secretary-General of OIC?
(a) Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed
(b) *Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
(c) Yukiya Amano
(d) None of these

10. Who holds the record of highest individual score in limited over (ODI) cricket?
(a) Saeed Anwar
(b) Sanath Jayasuriya
(c) *Sachin Tendulkar
(d) Arvinda De Silva

11. Currently, how many are the total members of UNO?
(a) *193        (b) 191
(c) 190        (d) 189

12. Currently, how many are the total members of NATO?
(a) *28        (b) 29
(c) 21        (d) 26

13. Currently, how many are the total members of European Union?
(a) 26    (b) *27    (c) 28    (d) 29

14. Currently, how many are the total members of Euro Zone?
(a) 26    (b) *17    (c) 18    (d) 27

15. Currently, how many are the total members of SAARC?
(a) 6    (b) 7    (c) *8    (d) 9

16. Currently, how many are the total members of ECO?
(a) 11    (b) 12    (c) *10    (d) 15

17. 2022 Football World Cup will be played in:
(a) Korea        (b) Japan
(c) Brazil        (d) *Qatar

18. 2018 Football World Cup will be played in:
(a) *Russia    (b) Japan
(c) Brazil        (d) South Africa

19.  The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of:
(a) Water        (b) Poverty
(c) *Forests     (d) Earth

20. Pakistan launched its first space satellite on:
(a) *11th August, 2011
(b) 17th August, 2011
(c) 18th August, 2011
(d) 19th August, 2011

By: Rai Muhammad Iqbal

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