National & International MCQs (Aug-Sept 2014)

MCQs – National

  1. On ______, PTI Chairman Imran Khan ordered his supporters to launch a Civil Disobedience Movement against the government.
  2. August 16 B. August 17
  3. August 18 D. August 19

  1. The incumbent Director General of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) is ______.
  2. Saira Afzal B. Salman Iqbal
  3. Pervez Rashid D. Samina Pervez

  1. On Aug 18, India called off the upcoming meeting of foreign secretaries of both countries because of Pakistani high commissioner’s meeting with a Hurriyat leader ______.
  2. Syed Ali Gilani B. Yasin Malik
  3. Shabir Shah D. Azhar Bhat

  1. Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa is the present Director General of ______.
  2. ISI B. IB
  3. ISPR D. MI

 

  1. On Aug 20, Khwaja Shahad Ahmed took over as Chairman of ______.
  2. PPSC B. AJKPSC
  3. BPSC D. SPSC

  1. The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (AJKPSC) comprises a chairman and ______ members.
  2. 7 B. 9
  3. 11 D. 13

  1. The Earthquake Memorial Bridge on the banks of the River Jhelum was funded by______.
  2. World Bank
  3. Asian Development Bank
  4. Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC)
  5. Pak China Investment Company

  1. PTI’s parliamentary leader in the National Assembly, before they submitted resignations, was ______.
  2. Imran Khan B. Javed Hashmi
  3. Murad Saeed
  4. Shah Mehmood Qureshi

  1. The incumbent Chairman of Port Qasim Authority (PQA) is ______.
  2. Agha Jan Akhtar
  3. Saeed Ahmed Khan
  4. Mir Afsar Din Talpur
  5. Rear Admiral Syed Afzal

  1. Pakistan Navy inducted a second batch of Alouette Helicopters into its Fleet Air Arm on ______.
  2. August 18 B. August 22
  3. August 24 D. August 27

  1. On Aug 23, ______ registered a treason case against Pakistan’s High Commissioner, Mr Abdul Basit.
  2. Nepal B. Sri Lanka
  3. Afghanistan D. India

  1. On Aug 26, a financing agreement of $588.4 million signed with the World Bank, related to development of ______.
  2. Tarbela De-silting Project
  3. Attabad Lake
  4. Dasu Hydropower Project
  5. Manda Dam

  1. The VC of Islamia University Peshawar, Prof Ajmal Khan, was kidnapped by Taliban militants in ______.
  2. 2010 B. 2011
  3. 2012 D. 2013

  1. The current Speaker of Balochistan Assembly is ______.
  2. Mir Jan Mohammad Jamali
  3. Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal
  4. Kiramatullah Chaghar Matti
  5. Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo

  1. European Union lifted the temporary cargo ban imposed on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) cargo shipments to Europe on ______.
  2. Aug 24 B. Aug 25
  3. Aug 26 D. Aug 28

  1. On Aug 29, PIA became the ______ airline in South Asia to acquire the approval of the Air Navigation Order (ANO) 145 and 147.
  2. First B. Second
  3. Third D. Seventh

  1. The headquarters of Pakistan Television (PTV) was attacked by a mob of PTI and PAT protesters on _______.
  2. Aug 29 B. Aug 30
  3. Aug 31 D. Sep 01

  1. The headquarters of Pakistan Television Corporation is located in ______.
  2. Karachi B. Lahore
  3. Quetta D. Islamabad

  1. Justice Qazi Faaiz Essa, who was appointed as judge in the Supreme Court on Sep 01, was previously serving as the chief justice of _____ High Court.
  2. Sindh B. Balochistan
  3. Peshawar D. Islamabad

  1. On Sep 01, the ______ approved $47.95 for Pakistan under the Enhanced Nutrition for Mothers and Children project.
  2. UN B. World Bank
  3. IMF D. ADB

  1. International Vulture Awareness Day is celebrated on ______.
  2. Sep 04 B. Sep 06
  3. Sep 08 D. Sep 10

  1. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is headquartered at ______.
  2. Geneva, Switzerland
  3. Gland, Switzerland
  4. Rome, Italy
  5. Milan, Italy

  1. On Sep 11, the Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) launched a water management programme in district ______ with the assistance of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  2. Zhob B. Qila Abdullah
  3. Awaran D. Quetta

  1. International Day of Democracy is observed annually on ______.
  2. Sep 06 B. Sep 08
  3. Sep 12 D. Sep 14

  1. The incumbent IGP Sindh is ______.
  2. Fayyaz Leghari
  3. Iqbal Mehmood
  4. Ghulam Qadir Thebo
  5. Ghulam Haider Jamali

  1. The Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Association is headed by ______.
  2. Fasih Bukhari B. Ahmed Tasnim
  3. Aslam Baig D. Hameed Gul

International

  1. On Aug 19, ______ of Pakistan was appointed on the panel of advisers to the Commission on Missing Persons and War Crimes set up by the Sri Lankan government ______.
  2. Ahmer Bilal Soofi
  3. Adil Gilani
  4. Asma Jahangir
  5. Ch Aitzaz Ahsan

  1. According to the ranking compiled by China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the US has ______ universities in the list of world’s top 500 universities.
  2. 66 B. 87
  3. 146 D. 158

  1. The top spot in the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities was retained by ______ University.
  2. Stanford B. Cambridge
  3. California D. Harvard

  1. India’s former premier Manmohan Singh had been the Finaice Minister of the country during ______.
  2. 1985-90 B. 1991-96
  3. 1997-2002 D. 2002-05

  1. On Aug 21, the Indian government blocked the release of a controversial film, ______, based on the assassination of former premier Indira Gandhi.
  2. Veeran Naal Sardari
  3. Kirpaan: The Sword of Honour
  4. Kaum De Heere
  5. Fateh

  1. Indira Gandhi launched Operation Blue Star against Sikhs in ______.
  2. 1978 B. 1980
  3. 1981 D. 1984

  1. The current Prime Minister of Turkey is ______.
  2. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  3. Ahmet Davutoglu
  4. Abdullah Gül
  5. Bülent Arınç

  1. The headquarters of Facebook is located in ______.
  2. California B. New Jersey
  3. Chicago D. New York

  1. Navi Pillay, the longest serving United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, is replaced by Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad who belongs to ______.
  2. Jordan B. Egypt
  3. Saudi Arabia D. Iraq

  1. Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad is the — Muslim United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  2. First B. Second
  3. Third D. Fourth

  1. The Pentagon is located in ______.
  2. Virginia B. Washington DC
  3. New York D. Ohio

  1. According to a report by UN Human Rights Commission, nearly ______ Syrians have been killed since the country fell into conflict in 2011.
  2. 100,000 B. 150,000
  3. 200,000 D. 300,000

  1. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented his government’s resignation on ______.
  2. Aug 25 B. Aug 28
  3. Aug 29 D. Aug 31

  1. On Aug 25, ______ won the award for “Video of the Year” for her hit single “Wrecking Ball,” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards______.
  2. Demi Lovato B. Miley Cyrus
  3. Beyoncé D. Selena Gomez

  1. The headquarters of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is located in ______.
  2. New York City B. Geneva
  3. Bonn D. Berlin

  1. Petro Poroshenko is the president of ______.
  2. Serbia B. Croatia
  3. Luxemburg D. Ukraine

  1. Israel and Palestine concluded a long-term ceasefire that marked the ending of 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade on ______.
  2. Aug 22 B. Aug 23
  3. Aug 25 D. Aug 26

  1. Anitkabir mausoleum is the final resting place of ______.
  2. Maulana Rumi
  3. Mustafa Kamal Ataturk
  4. Osmani King Saleem
  5. Ülkü Adatepe

  1. Conference of Western Balkan States was held on Aug 28 in ______, Germany.
  2. Berlin B. Bonn
  3. Essen D. Cologne

  1. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey’s president on ______.
  2. Aug 26 B. Aug 28
  3. Aug 30 D. Sep 04

  1. On Aug 29, the United States delivered an emergency shipment of weapons to ______.
  2. Lebanon B. Syrian Rebels
  3. Israel D. Egypt

  1. António Guterres is the______, and the present, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
  2. 10th B. 12th
  3. 15th D. 20th

  1. On Sep 02, ______ unveiled a new surface-to-air missile, Talash-3, and two radar systems to improve its defences.
  2. India B. Bangladesh
  3. Iran D. Pakistan

  1. According to WHO, the world’s most suicide-prone country is ______.
  2. Suriname B. Lithuania
  3. Nepal D. Guyana

  1. On Sep 12, former commander of American forces in Afghanistan, ______ was appointed coordinator of the international effort against the Islamic State.
  2. Ray Robinson B. John Allen
  3. John Goodman D. John Kelly

  1. The current Director-General of the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) is ______.
  2. Sweden Anders Nordström
  3. Lee Jong-wook
  4. Margaret Chan
  5. Hiroshi Nakajima

  1. At present, the SCO observer countries are______, Pakistan and India.
  2. Maldives B. Iran
  3. Sri Lanka D. Bangladesh

  1. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) comprises ______ members, 5 Observers, 3 Dialogue Partners and 3 Guests.
  2. 6 B. 8
  3. 10 D. 12

  1. Erriadh village, also known as the ‘Island of Dreams’, is in ______.
  2. Tunisia B. Maldives
  3. Egypt D. Thailand

  1. Indonesia got independence from _____ on 17 August 1945.
  2. France B. Great Britain
  3. Russia D. Netherlands

  1. The ______ Amendment to the US Constitution guaranteed women the right of suffrage.
  2. 19th B. 20th
  3. 21st D. 22nd

  1. The world’s largest shipping company, Moller-Maersk, is a ______ business conglomerate.
  2. Russian B. British
  3. Danish D. Japanese

  1. The Geneva Convention of 1864 for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick of Armies in the Field was adopted by ______ nations during meeting in Geneva.
  2. 12 B. 14
  3. 57 D. 63

Sports 

  1. On Aug 17, England defeated ______ to win the fifth Test, and clinch the series 3-1.
  2. Pakistan B. Australia
  3. India D. Sri Lanka

  1. On Aug 18, the Swiss ace, Roger Federer, won his record______ championship in Cincinnati.
  2. Third B. Fourth
  3. Fifth D. Sixth

  1. On Aug 18, former diplomat Shaharyar Khan became the ______ chairman of the PCB.
  2. 28th B. 30th
  3. 34th D. 36th

  1. Shaharyar Khan previously had held the post between December 2003 and October ______.
  2. 2004 B. 2005
  3. 2006 D. 2007

  1. In second edition of the Youth Olympic Games swimming programme, a total of ______ new World Junior records were established.
  2. 20 B. 26
  3. 29 D. 32

  1. On Aug 26, West Indian players, Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo, put on 258 runs to make a new record for ______ wicket partnership in an ODI.
  2. First B. Second
  3. Third D. Fourth

  1. On Aug 28, Wayne Rooney, was named as captain of ______ Football Team.
  2. France B. England
  3. Argentina D. Spain

  1. On Sep 07, Japan’s Kei Nishikori became the _____ Asian man to make a Grand Slam final — in the US Open.
  2. First B. Second
  3. Third D. Fourth

  1. On Sep 08, ______ twins Bob and Mike Bryan became the first doubles pair to win 100 titles in tennis.
  2. Danish B. American
  3. Canadian D. British

  1. On Sep 08, Serena Williams defeated ______ to win a third consecutive US Open championship.
  2. Maria Sharapova
  3. Li Na
  4. Caroline Wozniacki
  5. Ana Ivanovic

Obituaries

  1. Pakistan’s first-ever world champion in any sport, squash star Hashim Khan, died on ______.
  2. Aug 16 B. Aug 18
  3. Aug 19 D. Aug 22

  1. Former Irish prime minister, Albert Reynolds, who helped broker the IRA ceasefire in ______, has died.
  2. 1990 B. 1994
  3. 1996 D. 1997

  1. Famous ______ actor and film director Richard Attenborough, who appeared in films such as Brighton Rock, The Great Escape and Jurassic Park, died on August 25.
  2. American B. Iranian
  3. Canadian D. British

  1. Former Sindh Ombudsman Yusuf Jamal, who died on Sep 07, made a record by securing the highest marks in the CSP examination in which he appeared in ______.
  2. 1963 B. 1965
  3. 1973 D. 1978

  1. Acclaimed Indian writer Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, who was famed for his novels and poems in ______ language, died on August 22.
  2. Bangla B. Kannada
  3. Tamil D. Hindi

  1. Dr Masood Baig, who was killed on ______ was a visiting faculty member in University of Karachi.
  2. Sep 06 B. Sep 07
  3. Sep 09 D. Sep 10

  1. Joan Alexandra Molinsky, a.k.a. Joan Rivers, was an ______ actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host.
  2. American B. British
  3. French D. Canadian

  1. Parveen Saeed Haroon, the mother of Dawn Media Group CEO Hameed Haroon, passed away on ______.
  2. Sep 08 B. Sep 10
  3. Sep 12 D. Sep 14

  1. Dr S.M. Rab, the longest serving ______ of the country, passed away on Sep 15.
  2. Scientist B. Minister
  3. Physician D. Bureaucrat

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