May 2022

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (May 11, 2022) for CSS, PMS

6. Parvez Elahi refuses to take over as acting governor

• The constitutional crisis in Punjab is far from over despite the Cabinet Division denotifying the governor, as Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has refused to take charge of acting governor after the removal of Omar Sarfraz Cheema.
• Even if Mr Elahi remains adamant, legal experts believe, Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari cannot assume the acting governor`s role.
• These developments could deprive Punjab of a governor for at least a week.
• On Saturday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had sent a summary to President Arif Alvi, recommending PML-N loyalist Balighur Rehman for the post of Punjab governor. If the president does not act on the premier`s advice within 10 days, Mr Rehman`s appointment will be notified

7. WHO terms China`s Covid strategy unsustainable

• China`s flagship zero Covid strategy to defeat the pandemic is unsustainable, the World Health Organisation said on May 10, 2022, adding that it had told Beijing so and called for a policy shift.
• China has imposed draconian measures, trapping most of Shanghai`s 25 million people at home for weeks as the country combats its worst outbreak since the pandemic began.
• The Shanghai lockdown has caused outrage and rare protest in the last major economy still glued to a zero-Covid policy, while movement in the capital Beijing has been slowly restricted

8. Shoot-on-sight orders amid further unrest in Sri Lanka

• Sri Lankan authorities issued shoot-on-sight orders on May 10, 2022 to quell further unrest a day after the island was rocked by deadly violence and rioting.
• With thousands of security forces enforcing a curfew, the defence ministry said troops `have been ordered to shoot on sight anyone looting public property or causing harm to life` On Monday, government supporters attacked with sticks and clubs demonstrators in Colombo protesting peacefully for weeks over a dire economic crisis and demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
• Mobs then retaliated across the country late into the night, torching dozens of homes of ruling-party politicians and trying to storm the prime minister`s official residence in the capital.

9. Unmanned Chinese spacecraft docks with space station module

• An unmanned Chinese cargo spacecraft successfully docked with an orbiting space station module on May 10, 2022 in the sixth of 11 missions needed to finish building China`s first space station by the end of the year.
• A Long March-7 rocket carrying the Tianzhou-4 spacecraft blasted off at 1:56 a.m. Beijing time (1756 GMT Monday) from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern Hainan province.
• Tianzhou-4 docked with Tianhe, the core module of the space station, at 8:54 a.m.
• Beijing time (0054 GMT), China Manned Space Agency said on Tuesday

10. Satellite images raise prospect of new class of Chinese submarine

• Military analysts say a vessel spotted in a Chinese shipyard in rare, recent satellite images could be a new or upgraded class of nuclear-powered attack submarine.
• It is not clear whether the submarine is a new model, an upgrade of an existing vessel or something else. But diplomats and analysts have been watching closely after a Pentagon report in November said the Chinese navy was likely in the next few years to build a new attack submarine with vertical launch tubes for cruise missiles.

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