April 2021

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (April 05, 2021) for CSS, PMS

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (April 05, 2021) for CSS, PMS
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

April 05, 2021: National / International Current Affairs

1. ATC judge assassinated with three family members

• A judge of the Swat Anti-Terrorism Court, his wife, daughter and grandson were killed and his driver was injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on his car on April 4, 2021.
• Judge Aftab Afridi was going to Islamabad from Swat when his car came under fire at the Swabi Interchange on the Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway. All the four Mr Afridi, his wife Bibi Zainab, daughter Kiran and three-year-old grandson Mohammad Sanan died while the driver Jehangir Khan was seriously injured

2. Inter-provincial transport banned on weekends

• As number of active cases of coronavirus has surpassed the figure of 60,000 first time since July last year with record number of patients in hospitals since the outbreak in the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday decided to ban inter-provincial transport on weekends from April 10.
• Eighty-one patients died while 5,020 more persons contracted the deadly disease in a single day, according to the NCOC that mentioned 4,288 patients were hospitalised across the country, indicating the highest-ever number of Covid-19 patients in need of hospital care

3. Covid-19 hits South Asia hard

• Statistics released by various monitoring agencies show that the Covid-19 virus is now spreading more rapidly in South Asia than in any other region in the world.
• Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, noted that on Saturday, South Asia recorded a total of 103,404 new Covid-19 cases, higher than any other region.
• India, the region`s largest and the world`s second most populous state, recorded 92,998 new cases on Saturday, more than the United States and Brazil.
• Bangladesh, with 5,683 cases recorded on Saturday, was the second worst hit state in South Asia, followed by Pakistan with 4,723

4. Afghan president proposes three-phase peace roadmap

• Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will put forward a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan during a proposed meeting in Turkey, seeking an agreement with the Taliban and a ceasefire before elections, a document seen by this news agency shows.
• Washington is pushing for a conference to be hosted by Turkey, with UN involvement, this month to finalise a peace deal between the government and the Taliban as a May 1 deadline looms for the withdrawal of all foreign troops

5. Maoists kill 22 Indian security personnel in Chhattisgarh

• At least 22 members of Indian security forces were killed in a central Indian state by Maoist fighters, in one of the bloodiest attacks by the extreme left-wing group this year, officials said on April 4, 2021.
• Security personnel belonging to the Central Reserve Police Force`s elite COBRA unit, the District Reserve Guard, and the Special Task Force were attacked on Saturday in the tribal-dominated Chhattisgarh state during an anti-insurgency operation.

6. `Deepest wreck dive` reaches US WWII ship off Philippines

• A US navy destroyer sunk during World War II and lying nearly 6,500 metres below sea level off the Philippines has been reached in the world`s deepest shipwreck dive, an American exploration team said.
• A crewed submersible filmed, photographed and surveyed the wreckage of the USS Johnston off Samar Island during two eight hour dives completed late last month, Texas-based undersea technology company Caladan Oceanic said.
• The 115-metre-long ship was sunk on October 25, 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf as US forces fought to liberate the Philippines then a US colony from Japanese occupation.

7. Nasa`s Ingenuity `copter dropped on Mars` surface before flight

• Nasa`s Ingenuity mini-helicopter has been dropped on the surface of Mars in preparation for its first flight, the US space agency said.
• The ultra-light aircraft had been fixed to the belly of the Perseverance rover, which touched down on the Red Planet on Feb 18.
• `Mars Helicopter touchdown confirmed! Nasa`s Jet Propulsion Laboratory tweeted on Saturday

8. Jordan says attempt to destabilise country thwarted

• Jordan said on April 4, 2021 it had foiled a plot to `destabilise` the kingdom involving a half brother of King Abdullah II and arrested atleast16 suspects.
• Hamzah bin Hussein a former crown prince stripped of that title by the monarch in 2004 and the others had worked with foreign parties to `undermine the security` of Jordan, Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi said.
• Washington, Gulf allies and the Arab League were quick to stress their support for Abdullah`s pro Western government in Amman

9. Pakistan trounce India to win Triangular Blind Cricket series

• Pakistan Blind Cricket team outclassed India in all departments in the final to win by a handsome margin of 62 runs and lift the Triangular Blind Cricket Series title at Bashundhara Cricket Ground in Dhaka.
• This was after 15 long years, Pakistan managed to beat arch-rivals India in the final of a major cricket event. Last such occasion was the 2006 Blind Cricket World Cup Final where Pakistan had defeated India to clinch the mega event.
• The final on April 4, 2021 was played in a revised format, limited to 15 overs per side since the Bangladesh Government had announced to impose a very strict lockdown. So the organizing committee hurriedly decided to hold the series on a single league system rather than on the original format of double league. The rest of the league matches were curtailed to 10 overs.

10. Fakhar`s dazzling 193 in vain as SA beat Pakistan to level series

• Pakistan opening batsman Fakhar Zaman`s astonishing innings of 193 could not prevent South Africa winning the second one-day international by 17 runs in Johannesburg on April 4, 2021.
• Pakistan seemed to have no chance when they slumped to 205 for seven in the 38th over in reply to South Africa`s 341 for six at the Wanderers Stadium. But Fakhar`s assault took them to 324 for nine.
• With only his team`s bowlers to keep him company, the left handed Fakhar, who was on 97 when Faheem Ashraf was the seventh man out, went on all-out attack.

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