WELCOME TO CSS TIMES DAY BY DAY CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQs, YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR UP-TO-DATE AND DAILY TOP CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQs 2022 FOR PREPARATION OF CSS, PMS, BANKING, NTS, RAILWAYS AND ALL COMPETITIVE EXAMS. “DAY TO DAY CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQs” BASICALLY IS TOP 10 NEWS SUMMARY ON CURRENT HAPPENINGS OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE FOR ALL EXAMINATIONS
January 09, 2022: National Current Affairs MCQs
1. Geneva moot to focus on flood damage today
• As Pakistan still reels from the impact of disastrous floods which submerged more than one-third of the country, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Geneva to co-host the `International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan` alongside UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on January 8, 2023 (today).
• The purpose of the moot to be attended by heads of state and government and other stakeholders is to marshal international support to rehabilitate the population affected by super floods and reconstruct damaged infrastructure in a climate-resilient manner.
• The day-long conference will have two-fold objectives, during which the `Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Framework` (4RF) will be launched. The framework comprises institutional, financial and implementation arrangements for the post-flood recovery, besides international support to forge long-term partnerships to achieve climate resilience
2. Balochistan sends SOS as it runs out of wheat
• Despite an SOS sent by the Balochistan government a day earlier, no consignment of wheat reached the province on January 8, 2023.
• At a press conference on Saturday night, Food Minister Zamarak Khan Piralizal had said that the food department had run out of its wheat stock and called for help from other provinces and the Centre.
• `We are facing a very serious crisis and need 600,000 bags of wheat on an emergency basis,` he said as he sent an SOS to the federal and provincial governments of Punjab and Sindh.
• The minister, who was addressing the media after his return from Islamabad, was accompanied by Flour Mills Association president Badaruddin Kakar. He said Balochistan needed immediate wheat supply to deal with the worsening situation
3. Panel reconstituted to advise govt on economic policy
• The government has reconstituted a 31-member advisory committee of the Planning Commission comprising representatives of the private sector and academia to guide the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives in policy formulation to cope with the dire economic challenges.
• Led by Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, members of the committee consist of government officials, parliamentarians, economic experts, businessmen and educationists from home and abroad.
• A similar 28-member advisory committee was also formed in October 2013. Its contribution to policy formulation and implementation of those policy advices was never made public
4. Nadra hands over 17,600 tablets to PBS for digital census
• In a significant move towards commencement of the first ever digital population and housing census, the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on January 8, 2023 handed over the last batch of 17,600 Android tablet computers to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics(PBS).
• It, however, continues to remain an enigma if fresh delimitation will be carried out for the upcoming general polls or otherwise.
• Nadra Chairman Tariq Malik handed over the secure tablets pow-ere d by a software indigenously developed by Nadra to PBS chief statistician Dr Naeem-uz-Zafar.
• A key component of the seventh Population and Housing Census was the delivery of 126,000 tablets. Nadra has ensured timely assembling and delivery of the hardware through 40 containers in five batches of 21,600 tablets each
International Current Affairs MCQs News
5. Russia claims killing 600 Ukrainian troops in retaliatory strike
• A Russian rocket strike on the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk caused damage but did not destroy buildings and there were no obvious signs of casualties, a witness said on January 8, 2023, after Russia said the attack killed 600 Ukrainian soldiers.
• Reporters visited the two college dormitories Russia`s defence ministry said had been temporarily housing Ukrainian servicemen close to the front line of the war at the time of the overnight strike. Neither appeared to have been directly hit by missiles or seriously damaged. There were no obvious signs that soldiers had been living there and no sign of bodies or traces of blood. Some of the windows were broken at Hostel No. 47, which stood by a courtyard that had a big crater in it.
• The other building named by Russia`s defence ministry, Hostel No. 28, was entirely intact. A crater lay about 50 metres away closer to some garages.
Leave a Comment