May 2022

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (May 24, 2022) for CSS, PMS

6. Bandial among Time`s most influential figures

• Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial was on May 23, 2022 named among the 100 Most Influential People of 2022 by Time magazine.
• CJP Bandial`s profile for the list, penned by senior lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan and placed in the leaders` category, noted that he `is widely respected for his personal integrity, as he, the Columbia and Cambridge-educated jurist, bears the heavy mantle of not just delivering justice but also being seen to do so`.
• The list also includes the names of Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Vlamdir Putin, Olaf Scholz, Volodymyr Zelensky, Samia Suluhu Hassan, Christine Lagarde, David Zaslav, Tim Cook, Gautam Adani, Oprah Winfrey, Rafael Nadal, Hoda Khamosh, Mary J. Blige and Khurram Parvez

7. Business, political leaders flag risk of worldwide recession at WEF

• Multiple threats to the global economy topped the worries of the world`s well-heeled at the annual Davos think-fest on Monday, with some flagging the risk of a worldwide recession.
• Political and business leaders gathering for the World Economic Forum (WEF) meet against the backdrop of inflation at its highest level in a generation in major economies, including the United States, Britain and Europe.
• These price rises have undermined consumer confidence and shaken the world`s financial markets, prompting central banks, including the US Federal Reserve, to raise interest rates

8. US does discuss freedom, human rights issues with India, says Biden`s aide

• US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has said that the United States has found a way to communicate with India when it deviates from the basic principles of freedom and human rights.
• Mr Sullivan made these remarks on Sunday while talking to a group of journalists accompanying President Joe Biden on his Asian tour. The visit aims to strengthen US alliances with countries in the Indo Pacific region to curb China`s growing influence. President Biden is also seeking support for US efforts to counter Russia`s invasion of Ukraine.
• On Tuesday, President Biden will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tokyo during a summit meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, which is also known as the Quad

9. Biden vows to defend Taiwan if attacked by China

• President Joe Biden vowed on May 23, 2022 that US forces would defend Taiwan militarily if China attempted to take control of the self-ruled island by force, warning Beijing was already `flirting with danger`.
• The remarks, made in Tokyo where he is meeting Japan`s prime minister ahead of a regional summit on Tuesday, were Biden`s strongest to date on the issue and come amid rising tensions over China`s growing economic and military power.
• Washington and allies like Japan have framed their tough response to Russia`s invasion of Ukraine as a warning to others, especially China, against unilateral military action

10. Ukraine jails Russian soldier for life in first war crimes trial

• A Ukrainian court sentence d a Russian soldier to life in prison on May 23, 2022 for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia`s invasion.
• Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-yearold tank commander, had pleaded guilty to killing 62-yearold Oleksandr Shelipov in the northeastern Ukrainian village of Chupakhivka on Feb 28, four days after the invasion.
• Judge Serhiy Agafonov said Shishimarin, carrying out a `criminal order` by a soldier of higher rank, had fired several shots at the victim`s head from an automatic weapon

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