August 2022

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (August 13, 2022) for CSS, PMS

6. Assad`s opponents rage against Turkish call for `reconciliation` with Syria

• Thousands of people staged protests across parts of rebel held northern Syria on Friday after the Turkish foreign minister called for reconciliation between Syrian opposition groups backed by Ankara and the government of Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
• More than 11 years after civil war broke out in Syria, the north-western region, near the Turkish border, is the last area still in the hands of fighters seeking to topple Assad, with control divided between jihadist factions and other rebels backed by Turkiye.
• The Turkish government maintains thousands of troops in the area and backs a coalition of armed groups opposed to Assad under the banner of the Syrian National Army (SNA)

7. Five Chinese companies to part ways with NY stock exchange

• Five Chinese state owned companies, including oil giant Sinopec and China Life Insurance, said on Friday they would delist from the New York Stock Exchange, amid economic and diplomatic tensions with the United States.
• The companies, which also include Aluminium Corporation of China (Chalco), Petro China and Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co, each said that they would apply to delist their American Depository Shares this month.
• The five, which in May were flagged by the US securities regulator as failing to meet its auditing standards, will keep their listings in Hong Kong and mainland Chinese markets

8. FBI removed `top secret` papers from Trump`s home, says Justice Department

• Agents who searched former US president Donald Trump`s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida this week removed 11 sets of classified documents, including some marked as top secret, the Justice Department said on Friday while disclosing it has probable cause to believe he violated the Espionage Act.
• The bombshell disclosures were made in legal documents released four days after FBI agents carried out the search of Trump`s residence based on a warrant approved by a federal magistrate judge.
• The Justice Department told judge Bruce Reinhart in its warrant application that it had probable cause to believe that Trump violated the Espionage Act, a federal law that prohibits the possession or transmission of national defence information

9. Polio virus found in New York

• Health officials identified the virus that causes polio in New York City`s wastewater, suggesting local transmission of the virus, state authorities said on August 12, 2022, urging unvaccinated New Yorkers to get vaccinated.
• `The NYC Heath Department and the New York State Department of Health have identified poliovirus in sewage in NYC, suggesting local transmission of the virus,` the city`s health department said in a statement on Friday. `Polio can lead to paralysis and even death. We urge unvaccinated New Yorkers to get vaccinated now

10. Arshad extends golden run to Islamic Solidarity Games

• Another Games for Arshad Nadeem, another record-breaking gold for the Pakistan javelin thrower.
• Six days after his victory at the Commonwealth Games, Arshad was at it again on Friday at the Islamic Solidarity Games when the 25-yearold sent the spear to 88.55 metres for the best throw ever at the multi-sport event involving elite athletes from members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
• Arshad though was head and shoulders above the rest in Turkey. Qatar`s Ahmed Magour, who held the previous record at the Games at 83.45 metres, was the silver medallist with a throw of 74.28 metres while Iran`s Ali Fathi Ganji took bronze with a throw of 71.24 metres. Arshad, however, has achieved these feats despite an elbow injury that has troubled him since the Olympics in Tokyo last year where he finished fifth

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