April 2022

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (April 02, 2022) for CSS, PMS

6. Moscow accuses Kyiv of air strike on fuel depot

• Moscow on April 1, 2022 accused Kyiv of carrying out its first air strike on Russian soil, in a new blow to hopes of any de-escalation in President Vladimir Putin`s war against Ukraine.
• Peace talks between Ukrainian and Russian officials resumed via video, but Moscow warned that the helicopter attack on a fuel depot in the town of Belgorod would hamper negotiations.
• Kyiv would neither confirm nor deny it was behind the attack, with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba saying he did `not possess all the military information`

7. Backing Russia will have consequences, EU tells China

• Top EU officials warned China`s leader Xi Jinping at a virtual summit on April 1, 2022 that any attempt to aid Russia`s war in Ukraine could hurt business ties between the two economic superpowers.
• The EU and US worry that Beijing`s failure to condemn the invasion means it could be willing to help the Kremlin sidestep the impact of sanctions or even supply hardware to aid the war effort.
• `No European citizen would understand any support to Russia`s ability to wage war. Moreover, it would lead to a major reputational damage for China here in Europe,` European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said

8. First audio recordings on Mars reveal two speeds of sound

• The first audio recordings from Mars reveal a quiet planet with occasional gusts of wind where two different speeds of sound would have a strange delayed effect on hearing, scientists said on April 1, 2022.
• After NASA`s Perseverance rover landed on Mars in February last year, its two microphones started recording, allowing scientists to hear what it is like on the Red Planet for the first time.
• In a study published in the Nature journal on Friday, the scientists gave their first analysis of the five hours of sound picked up by Perseverance`s microphones

9. Bangalzai, Yasir lead Balochistan to Pakistan Cup Triumph

• Captain Yasir Shah and emerging batter Abdul Wahid Bangalzai led Balochistan to a thumping win in the Pakistan Cup final against defending champions Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the Multan Cricket Stadium on April 1, 2022.
• It was the side`s maiden title since the inception of the new domestic structure in 2019 as they denied Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and National T20 Cup winners KP a treble.
• Bangalzai, 19, smashed 80 off 77 balls (nine fours and two sixes) to help Balochistan over the line with 112 balls to spare after Yasir bagged four wickets to restrict KP to a paltry 171.
• It was, however, another 19-year-old Haseebullah`s 45 of f 58 (six fours), that set the platform for Bangalzai and Pakistan discard Asad Shafiq (21 off 33) to finish the job for Balochistan. The duo put up a 70-run unbeaten partnership for the third wicket

10. World Cup draw pits Spain against Germany, Iran drawn with US

• The first major landmark in Qatar`s 12-year journey to host the FIFA World Cup has been reached. The shape of how the first festival of world football in the Arab world will be played when it kicks off in November has now been decided.
• A far cry from the fiery FIFA Congress on April 1, 2022, where Qatar`s human rights record came under scathing criticism, Friday`s draw ceremony was a celebration of the Gulf state`s history and future as the first World Cup of the Arab world draws ever closer.
• At the sprawling Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre in the heart of the Qatari capital, VIPs, national team coaches, former players, officials and celebrities walked through a red carpet welcome and were treated to live performances, animations and lights on a stage designed to showcase Qatar. Shaped like the desert dunes, it moved to the buoyancy of Qatar`s traditional dhow boats which are dotted across the Doha bay

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