August 2022

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (August 28, 2022) for CSS, PMS

6. Pakistan reports year`s 15th polio case

• Pakistan reported its 15th wild poliovirus case of this year after a 17-month-old boy from the North Waziristan tribal district contracted the disease, the National Institute of Health (NIH) said on August 27, 2022.
• According to an NIH official, all victims this year are aged under two years, and the only case outside North Waziristan was reported from Lakki Marwat last month.
• Pakistan reported this year`s first case in April after staying polio-free for almost 15 months. It detected only one case last year

7. Tunisia, Morocco recall envoys over W. Sahara row

• Tunisia announced on August 27, 2022 the recall of its ambassador to Morocco for consultations, a day after the kingdom did the same in response to Tunisia`s president hosting the Polisario movement`s leader.
• The Polisario wants an independent state in the Western Sahara, a vast stretch of mineral-rich desert which Morocco sees as a sovereign part of its own territory. Tunisian President Kais Saied had on Friday hosted Polisario chief Brahim Ghali who arrived to attend the Japanese-African investment conference TICAD.
• In response to what it called a `hostile` and `unnecessarily provocative` act, Morocco immediately withdrew its Tunis ambassador for consultations and cancelled its own participation in the high-profile conference. On Saturday, the Tunisian Foreign Ministry voiced its `surprise` at Morocco`s reaction

8. Russia blocks resolution on nuclear disarmament

• Russia on August 26, 2022 prevented the adoption of a joint declaration following a four-week UN conference on a nuclear disarmament treaty, with Moscow denouncing what it said were `political` aspects of the text.
• The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which 191 signatories review every five years, aims to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, promote complete disarmament and promote cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
• The nations had been gathered at UN headquarters in New York since Aug 1, participating in almost month-long negotiations, including a final session that was postponed for several hours on Friday

9. Fresh shelling at Ukraine power plant as operator warns of radiation risk

• Ukraine and Russia traded fresh accusations of shelling at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on August 27, 2022, as its operator warned of a radioactive leak risk at the atomic facility.
• The Zaporizhzhia plant in southern Ukraine has been occupied by Russian troops since early March.
• Kyiv and Moscow have repeatedly accused each other of rocket attacks in the vicinity of the plant Europe`s largest located in the city of Energodar.
• On Saturday its Ukraine operator Energoatom said Russian troops `repeatedly shelled` it over the past day

10. Afghanistan thrash Sri Lanka in Asia Cup opener

• Fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi returned bowling figures of 3-11 to help Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the opening match of the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament on August 27, 2022.
• Afghanistan elected to field and bundled out Sri Lanka for a paltry 105, a total their batsmen overhauled in 10.1 overs in Dubai.
• Left-hander Hazratullah Zazai, unbeaten on 37, and wicketkeeper-batsman Rahmanllah Gurbaz, who hit 40, put on 83 runs for the opening wicket to build on the dominance started by the bowlers.
• Afghanistan, in Group B with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, have made a thumping start to their campaign in the six-nation tournament that acts as a tune-up to the T20 World Cup in October-November in Australia

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