September 2020

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (September 08, 2020) for CSS, PMS

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (September 08, 2020) for CSS, PMS
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik
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September 08, 2020: National / International Current Affairs

1. Educational institutions to reopen in phases from 15th

• After having remained closed for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, educational institutions across the country will reopen in phases from Sept 15.
• Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood said that in the first phase, all higher educational institutions, including universities, professional colleges, vocational institutes, as well as secondary and higher secondary schools (classes nine till 12) would resume classes on Sept 15.
• In the next phase, on Sept 23, after a fresh review, classes six, seven and eight would be allowed to reopen, followed by primary schools on Sept 30, under the government`s standards operating procedure (SOPs), the minister announced.


2. Governor confers awards on 16 personalities

• Governor Chaudhry Sarwar on September 7, 2020 presented civil awards to 16 personalities at a ceremony at Governor House.
• The governor conferred Sitara-i-Imtiaz on retired Justice Nasira Javaid Iqbal in recognition of her public services and COMSATS University`s Prof Dr Arshad Saleem Bhatti for excellence in the fields of micro-electronics, nano-science and nano-technology.
• The Presidential Pride of Performance award was conferred on nine recipients: Dr Tahir Mahmood Hayat, chief executive NESPAK, in the field of civil engineering; singers Fazal Jutt, Ghulam Abbas, Waris Baig, Saleen Zahoor Ahmad, Sahir Ali Bagga, actors Rahila Khanum popularly known as Deeba Khanum and Ghulam Mohiuddin, and Dr Musarrat Hassan in the field of painting


3. CM Punjab opens five Rescue 1122 stations

• Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on September 7, 2020 inaugurated five new Rescue 1122 stations established in Harbanspura near Ring Road, Shadbagh, the Walled City, Maraka and Kot Abdul Malik areas in the provincial metropolis.
• Speaking at an inaugural ceremony, Mr Buzdar said the Rescue 1122 was playing an important role in rescue activities by saving lives. He said the number of Rescue 1122 stations in Lahore had now increased to 22.
• The chief minister regretted that the board meeting of an important institution like Rescue 1122 was not called despite the lapse of many years in the previous tenure and it was held in the tenure of the incumbent government after a passage of 15 years


4. IATA team begins auditing PIA departments

• A team of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which arrived in Karachi on September 6, 2020 night, started the audit of different departments of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on September 7, 2020 morning.
• Sources said the four-member audit team comprised two English men, a Turkish expert and a European national.
• The team held a meeting in the morning and then visited the cargo area of Karachi airport. They carried out a comprehensive visit of the airport apron / ramp area where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded


5. `Mastermind` of militant attacks among five killed in North Waziristan

• The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on September 7, 2020 confirmed that a mastermind of militant attacks along with four accomplices had been killed during an intelligence operation in North Waziristan tribal district on Sunday.
• The ISPR said in a statement that 10 notorious terrorists were also arrested during the operation near Mirali.
• It said the deceased terrorist, Waseem Zakeria, was the mastermind of 30 attacks, including targeted killing of government officials and security forces personnel.


6. Transplant law completes a decade

• The year 2020 marks the completion of 10 years of promulgation of ethical transplantation law in the country which was designed to serve as a deterrent to unlawful and unfair practices of organ trade, states a press release issued by the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation.
• Unanimously passed by the National Assembly and later by the Senate, the landmark law mandates the formation of a high level authority and evaluation committees, for the removal, storage and transplant of human organs and tissues for therapeutic purposes.
• President Asif Ali Zardari had signed the human organ transplant bill into law in March, 2010, at a ceremony during which he pledged his organs for donation by signing a donor card


7. China displays Covid-19 vaccines for first time

• China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic.
• High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair this week vaccine candidates produced by Chinese companies Sinovac Biotech and Sinopharm.
• Neither has hit the market yet but the makers hope they will be approved after all-important phase 3 trials as early as year-end.
• A Sinovac representative said his firm has already `completed the construction of a vaccine factory` able to produce 300 million doses a year.


8. UK seeks to `clarify` Brexit divorce deal, angers EU

• Britain said on September 7, 2020 it was seeking to `clarify` key parts of its EU divorce deal just as BREXIT trade talks reached a crucial final stage, triggering warnings that it risks damaging its international reputation.
• Alarm bells rang in Brussels after reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was planning new legislation that would override parts of the Withdrawal Agreement treaty he signed last year.
• The Financial Times said a bill to be put before parliament this week would undermine agreements relating to Northern Ireland customs and state aid


9. India overtakes Brazil in coronavirus infections

• India overtook Brazil in coronavirus infection numbers on September 7, 2020, making it second only to the United States after a record jump, but the government resumed underground train services and announced plans to re-open the Taj Mahal this month.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s government, faced with a pandemic that is showing no sign of abating, has chosen to end most curbs in a bid to resuscitate an economy in deep trouble after a severe lockdown.
• The world`s second-most populous country posted more than 90,000 cases on Monday, taking its tally past 4.2 million, more than 68,000 ahead of Brazil, which means the latter has around4.13m of cases.


10. Djokovic disqualified from US Open for hitting female judge

• Men`s top seed Novak Djokovic was dramatically disqualified from the US Open on September 6, 2020 after accidentally striking a female lines judge with a ball in frustration during his last-16 match, sending shock waves through the tournament.
• The world number one apologised for hitting the ball in disgust after losing his serve to go 6-5 down in the first set to Spain`s 20th seed Pablo Carreno Busta inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
• Djokovic appeared to be looking the other way when he pulled the ball from his pocket and smacked it in the direction of the official, it hitting her full toss in the throat


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