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Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (January 07, 2022) for CSS, PMS

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (January 07, 2022) for CSS, PMS
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

January 07, 2022: National / International Current Affairs

1. `Divided` JCP okays Ayesha`s nomination to SC

• A divided Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) on January 6, 2022 made history by approving the nomination of the first woman judge to enter the Supreme Court.
• Lahore High Court Justice Ayesha A. Malik`s nomination was secured by a majority of five to four during a heated JCP session that lasted nearly three and-a-half hours.
• Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed, senior puisne judge Justice Umar Ata Bandial, former judge Sarmad Jalal Osmany, Law Minister Barrister Farogh Naseem and Attorney General (AG) Khalid Jawed Khan supported Justice Malik`s candidature who is fourth in the seniority list of the Lahore High Court

2. Master plan for Gwadar approved, says official

• The director general of Gwadar Development Authority (GDA), Mujibur Rehman Qambrani has said that the master plan of the port city has been approved and all problems, including NOCs for builders and developers investing in Gwadar, will be resolved soon.
• Addressing the members of the Association of Builders and Developers (Abad), he said the security problems of Gwadar had been resolved and a Gwadar Investment Conference will be organised soon. He said Abad could play a pivotal role in the development of Gwadar, adding that the problems being faced by builders and developers would be addressed on priority.
• Abad’s Senior Vice Chairman Hanif Memon said his association was all set to play an important role for development of Gwadar but problems of its members like grant of NOCs and land title should be resolved immediately. He said an automated one-window system should be installed for issuing NOCs and other related services by the GDA

3. Financing by banks to construction sector jumps 85pc in 2021

• Bank lending to the housing and construction sector increased by an unprecedented 85 per cent during the calendar year 2021 while the loan disbursements under the Prime Minister`s low-cost housing scheme also rose to Rs38 billion.
• The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on January 6, 2022 reported very high growth in financing to the housing and construction sector but it was still not up to the mark as the government wants to build 5 million houses during its tenure ending next year.
• `Recording an unprecedented growth of 85pc, banks` outstanding credit for the housing and construction sector increased by Rs163bn to Rs355bn during 2021,` said the central bank in a circular

4. Sindh plans door-to-door vaccination amid rising number of Covid cases

• Amid growing number of coronavirus cases emerging in Karachi, pushing up the infection rate to above 9pc within a week, the Sindh government has in a major move decided to boost up its vaccination campaign across the province with the help of lady health workers (LHWs), who would inoculate people in a door-to-door visits the first drive of its kind in the country–,0fficials and source said on January 6, 2022.
• The decision to engage the LHWs came after a series of meetings and deliberations by the health department with experts and officials of different government institutions who were handling and supervising the vaccination drive in the province. The government finally decided to reach out every single home without waiting for the people to come out and get themselves vaccinated at the designated centres, they said, adding that they had reasons to take this first initiative of its kind in the province

5. Flights to Europe, US may restart in couple of months

• After getting a green light from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Pakistan hopes to restart flights to important destinations in Europe, the US and UK in February or March.
• Terming this announcement `good news` for the new year, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan told a press conference on Thursday that direct nights to Central Asian destinations, including Bishkek, Baku and Tashkent would also be introduced.
• Pakistani carriers had been restricted from flying to EU states in July 2020 when the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) suspended Pakistan International Airlines` (PIA) authorisation to operate flights to EU member states

6. Dubai firm to build dry port in India-held Kashmir

• Dubai ports giant DP World is set to build an inland port in India-held Jammu and Kashmir, New Delhi`s representative in the occupied territory said on January 6, 2022.
• Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, in Dubai this week to promote investment, said DP World would soon visit the 250-acre site earmarked for the inland port facility.
• `We will finalise it shortly,` he said, describing the project as a `firm commitment` by state-owned DP World

7. Russia-led troops deploy as Kazakhstan boils

• Bursts of gunfire echoed through the streets of Kazakhstan`s largest city on January 6, 2022 as Moscowled troops arrived to help quell mass unrest that left dozens dead and hundreds detained.
• Fighting in Almaty continued a day after protesters stormed several government buildings, with a correspondent hearing regular eruptions of gunfire from the direction of a central square.
• Local media reports said security forces had cleared demonstrators from the square and other key government buildings, but there were also reports of gunfire elsewhere in the city

8. North Korea claims testing hypersonic missile

• North Korea has successfully tested a hypersonic missile, state media reported on January 6, 2022, in the first major weapons test by the nuclear-armed nation this year.
• This was the second reported test of what Pyongyang claimed were hypersonic gliding missiles, as it pursues the sophisticated technology despite international sanctions and condemnation.
• Hypersonic missiles move far faster and are more agile than standard ones, making them much harder for missile defence systems on which the United States is spending billions to intercept

9. Rizwan named Most Valuable Cricketer in PCB Awards

• Wicket-keeper/ batter Mohammad Rizwan was named the Most Valuable Cricketer of the Year in the Pakistan Cricket Board Awards ceremony which was held on virtually on January 6, 2022.
• The stylish right-hander was also unanimously adjudged the T20 International Cricket of the Year by an independent panel, a PCB press release said.
• Rizwan had an unforgettable 2021 in which he plundered opposition bowlers for 455 runs in Tests, 134 in One-day Internationals and 1326 in T20Is most runs scored in a calendar year in the shortest format. Behind the wickets, the29-year-old held on to 56 catches during the year

10. Medvedev fires Russia into semi-final against Canada

• World number two Daniil Medvedev beat Italian Matteo Berrettini in the singles and then returned to the court to clinch the deciding doubles and fire defending champions Russia into the ATP Cup semifinals on Thursday.
• The win set up a Saturday meeting against Canada after Felix Auger-Aliassime stunned German world number three Alexander Zverev 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Poland will take on Spain in the first semi-final on Friday. The final is scheduled for Sunday.
• A depleted Russia, who beat Italy in last year`s title match, came into the $10 million tournament without fifth-ranked Andrey Rublev and world number 18 Aslan Karatsev after both tested positive for Covid-19 in the lead-up to the team event

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