July 2022

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (July 26, 2022) for CSS, PMS

6. Record-breaking Duplantis soars as US complete historic medal haul

• Armand Duplantis brought down the curtain on the World Athletics Championships in stunning fashion on July 25, 2022, breaking his own pole vault world record in the final act of the 10-day global track and field extravaganza.
• Af ter the United States claimed emphatic victories in both the men`s and women`s 4×400 metre relays, Duplantis took centre stage and duly delivered a perfect finale for the first championships on American soil apart from the fact maybe that the US-born and raised 22-year-old was wearing the yellow and blue of Sweden and not representing the Stars and Stripes.
• The Swede sailed over 6.21 metres to surpass his previous mark by one centimetre set in March en route to winning gold at the World Indoor Championships and complete his collection of medals by claiming a first world title

7. Tunisians vote on constitution set to bolster one-man rule

• Tunisians were voting on July 25, 2022 on a new constitution promoted by President Kais Saied, which has been criticised for giving his office nearly unchecked powers and threatening to install an autocracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
• The referendum comes a year to the day after Saied sacked the government and froze parliament in a power grab that his rivals condemned as a coup.
• His moves were, however, welcomed by many Tunisians fed up with a grinding economic crisis, political turmoil and a system they felt had brought little improvement to their lives in the decade since the 2011 overthrow of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

8. Chinese astronauts set up new lab on space station

• Astronauts entered the new lab module of China`s space station for the first time on July 25, 2022, in a major step towards completing the orbital outpost by the end of the year.
• The station is one of the crown jewels of Beijing`s ambitious space programme, which has landed robotic rovers on Mars and the Moon, and made China only the third nation to put humans in orbit.
• Once completed, Tiangong or `heavenly palace` will be constantly crewed by rotating teams of three astronauts, who will conduct scientific experiments and help test new technologies

9. Cameras to remain turned off until revival of N-deal, Iran tells IAEA

• Iran will keep the UN nuclear watchdog`s cameras turned off until a 2015 nuclear deal is restored, the head of the country`s Atomic Energy Organisation said on Monday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
• Iran informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) it had removed IAEA equipment, including 27 cameras installed under the 2015 pact with world powers, after the agency passed a resolution criticising Tehran in June.
• `We will not turn on the IAEA cameras until the other side returns to the nuclear deal, Iranian nuclear chief Mohammad Eslami said

10. Russian-Polish climber scales G2 in 15 hours

• Russian-Polish climber Denis Urubko has set another record by climbing 8,035m Gasherbrum-II within a span of 15 hours, just days after summiting 8,051m Broad Peak.
• This is his fifth summit of G2, while overall he is the 15th climber to scale all the 14 eight thousanders and eighth to achieve the feat without the use of supplemental oxygen.
• According to official Facebook page of Denis Urubko on July 23, the high-altitude mountaineer did another interesting composition in Karakoram. Starting at3am from base camp, he went alone by the icefall, the long glacier and followed classical route of G2 with some stops for breakfast and lunch. He finally reached the summit at 18:20pm

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