July 2021

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (July 06, 2021) for CSS, PMS

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (July 06, 2021) for CSS, PMS
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

July 06, 2021: National / International Current Affairs

1. Pakistan may emulate Iran over refugee influx

• As the withdrawal of American and NATO troops from Afghanistan enters its final phase and the Taliban make more territorial gains, an influx of refugees into Pakistan seems inevitable. But this time around, Islamabad appears not in favour of opening its border, and instead is ready to look into the `Iranian model` if the situation demands.
• `We have decided not to open our border for refugees; the aid agencies can help the needy on the other side too, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told Dawn.
• `But, if the situation deteriorates, we will establish settlements along the border with strict control and monitoring, prohibiting the entry of refugees into the mainland,` he went on to say

2. Three soldiers martyred in terrorist attack on North Waziristan check-post

• Three soldiers were martyred and another got injuries in a suspected terrorist attack on a check-post in North Waziristan tribal district on July 5, 2021 morning.
• Officials dealing with security-related matters in the district told media that terrorists attacked the Beza checkpost in the Hasan Khel area adjacent to the Afghan border.
• They said three soldiers were martyred in the pre-dawn attack and another sustained injuries

3. Six districts get new deputy commissioners

• Transfer and posting of deputy commissioners (DCs) in at least six districts was made by the Punjab government on July 5, 2021. Zeeshan Javed, officer on special duty (SDO), was posted Dera Ghazi Khan DC vice retired Capt Muhammad Ali ljaz who was posted Okara DC.
• Gujrat DC Saif Anwar Jappa was transferred and directed to report to the Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD) whereas director general of the environment Punjab Mehtab Waseem Azhar was posted Gujrat DC.
• Mr Azhar who had earlier served as Mandi Bahauddin DC until September 2020, was again posted Gujrat DC

4. Govt borrowings rise by 12pc in 11MFY21

• The government`s domestic debt and liabilities increased by 12 per cent to Rs26.755 trillion during the 11 months of the current fiscal year (11MFY21) compared to Rs23.876tr in June 2020.
• The government borrowed Rs2.88tr during 11MFY21, with most of the amount accumulated through the Pakistan Investment Bonds and market treasury bills (T-bills). The PIBs attracted $263 million also as foreign investment during FY21. The government borrowed Rs1.437tr through the auction of PIBs in 11MFY21 which enhanced total amount to Rs14.323tr till May FY21. The amount of PIBs in June2020 was Rs12.886tr.
• Similarly, the government raised a large amount through the T-bills but still it was less than the PIBs

5. Johnson unveils rules for `freedom day` in England

• The majority of Covid-19 restrictions across England are set to be lifted on July 19, a day being marked by anti-lockdown citizens as `freedom day` and the end of most legal obligations around virus SOPs.
• According to the new rules, the legal obligation to wear a face mask will be removed, as will the 1-metre rule on social distancing. The final decision on these rules will be taken on July 12.
• Johnson said people will be allowed to make their own decisions about what is safe, instead of behaviour being determined by law. `We will move away from legal restrictions, and people will make their own informed decisions on how to manage the virus, Johnson said at a press conference, flanked by chief medical advisor Prof Chris Whitty and chief scientific advisor Sir Patrick Vallance.

6. Gunmen kidnap 140 students in Nigeria

• Gunmen kidnapped 140 students from a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria on July 5, 2021, a school official said, the latest in a wave of mass abductions targetting schoolchildren and students.
• Heavily-armed criminal gangs in northwest and central Nigeria often attack villages to loot, steal cattle and abduct for ransom, but since the start of the year have increasingly targeted schools and colleges.
• The attackers opened fire and overpowered security guards after storming the Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna state in the early hours of Monday, abducting most of the 165 pupils boarding there overnight

7. Hackers ask US firm to pay $70m after attack

• Hackers were on July 5, 2021 demanding $70 million in bitcoin in exchange for data stolen during an attack on a US IT company that has shuttered hundreds of Swedish supermarkets.
• Researchers believe more than 1,000 companies could have been affected by the attack on Miami-based firm Kaseya, which provides IT services to some 40,000 businesses around the world.
• The FBI warned on Sunday that the scale of the `ransomware` attack-a form of digital hostage-taking where hackers encrypt victims` data and then demand money for restored access is so large that it may be `unable to respond to each victim individually`.

8. Opec+ abandons policy meeting after Saudi-UAE clash

• After failing last week to agree on crude oil output levels, the 23 members of the Opec+ group of producers called off a meeting planned on July 5, 2021 to overcome the impasse, a source close to the alliance said. No new date was given for them to reconvene.
• Since May, the group has raised oil output little by littie, after slashing it more than a year ago when the coronavirus pandemic crushed demand.
• At stake is the current proposal that would see the world`s leading oil producers raise their output by 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) each month from August to December

9. SL cricket official banned for attempt to bribe minister

• Sri Lanka`s cricket reputation suffered a double blow on July 6, 2021 when an official was banned for seven years for trying to bribe the country`s sports minister, while a top player was fined for giving interviews criticising the national board.
• The International Cricket Council (ICC) said it had banned former Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) performance analysts, Sanath Jayasundara, for offering money to sports minister Harin Fernando to influence an international match.
• Jayasundara is the latest in a series of players and officials to be banned for corruption

10. Journalist, fiction writer Masood Ashar passes away

• Veteran journalist , short story writer and progressive intellectual Masood Ashar passed away in Lahore. He was 90.
• He is survived by two sons and two daughters. His wife passed away last year.
• The real name of Masood Ashar was Masood Ahmed Khan. He was born on Feb 10, 1931, in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, in the united India. He got his early education from the Madrasa-i-Aliya of Rampur. He did his matriculation from Allahabad board around 1948 and did his graduation from Agra. He migrated to Pakistan after his graduation in 1951.

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