July 2022

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (July 02, 2022) for CSS, PMS

6. Gujranwala-born Khizr to get top US civil award

• Khizr Moazzam Khan, a Gold Star father who rose to fame in 2016 for challenging Trump`s knowledge of the US Constitution, will receive America`s highest civil award the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden on July 7.
• The founder of the Constitution Literacy and National Unity Center is among the 17 individuals from across the US who will receive the award this year.
• The term `Gold Star parents` is used for individuals whose children die fighting for America. Mr Khan and Ghazala Khan are the parents of US Army Captain Humayun Khan who was killed during the Iraq war in 2004

7. Sharma alone responsible for `setting country on fire`, Indian SC holds

• A ruling party spokeswoman whose remarks on Islam embroiled India in a diplomatic row and sparked huge protests should apologise for having `set the country on fire` New Delhi`s top court said on July 1, 2022.
• Anger engulfed the Muslim world last month after Nupur Sharma`s incendiary comments during a TV debate, with nearly 20 countries calling in their Indian ambassadors for an explanation.
• Rallies also erupted around South Asia, with police killing two demonstrators in India, while this week two Muslim men were accused of the murder of a Hindu tailor who had posted in support of Sharma on Facebook.
• `She and her loose tongue have set the country on fire,` the Supreme Court said during a procedural hearing on several criminal complaints filed against Sharma

8. US, Taliban agree to stay engaged

• The United States and Afghanistan`s de facto rulers concluded a two day meeting in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday, and a Taliban spokesperson said the talks focused on freeing frozen Taliban assets.
• This was the first in-person talks between the two sides in more than three months and the two sides agreed to continue their talks, said a Taliban statement issued after the meeting.
• The United States does not recognise the Taliban government and a US official warned earlier this week that the Doha talks should not be interpreted as diplomatic recognition of Kabul`s current rulers

9. Chances for Iran N-deal worse after Doha talks: US official

• The chances of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are worse after indirect US-Iranian talks in Doha that ended without progress, a senior US official said on Thursday.
• `You could describe Doha at best as treading water, at worst as moving backwards.
• But at this point treading water is for all practical purposes moving backwards, said the of ficial on condition of anonymity.
• The official would not go into the details of the Doha talks, during which European Union officials shuttled between the two sides trying to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement under which Iran had limited its nuclear programme in return for relief from economic sanctions

10. Russia kills 19 with missiles near Odesa

• Russia rained missiles near Ukraine`s Black Sea port of Odesa on Friday, hitting an apartment building and a resort and killing at least 19 people, Ukrainian officials said, hours after Russian troops were driven off the nearby Snake Island.
• One section of a nine-storey apartment block was completely destroyed by a missile that struck at lam The walls and windows of a neighbouring, 14-storey apartment block had also been damaged by the blast wave. Residents were helping rescue workers comb the rubble.
• `We came here to the site, assessed the situation together with emergency workers and locals, and together helped those who survived.
• And those who unfortunately died

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