November 2021

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (November 02, 2021) for CSS, PMS

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (November 02, 2021) for CSS, PMS
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

November 02, 2021: National / International Current Affairs

1. Govt strips SJC of powers to remove NAB chief

• Amending the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) for a third time in less than a month, the federal government has stripped the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) of the powers to remove the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman and authorised the president to do so.
• The National Accountability (Third Amendment) Ordinance 2021 promulgated on October 31 has come into force at once and the amendments have been deemed to take effect from October 6 when the second amendment was promulgated
• The amendments were brought to the ordinance after seeking approval from Prime Minister Imran Khan during a meeting held on October 27. It was attended by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar and the law minister.

2. Inflation rises to 9.2pc in October

• The upward swing in consumer prices continued in October as inflation surged to 9.2 per cent from 9pc in September, influenced by faster rupee depreciation and rising energy prices last month, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data showed on November 1, 2021.
• Inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased to its highest level in four months the period when global oil prices kept on rising steadily undermining earlier gains. At the same time, prices of fresh vegetables, fruits and meat have also posted a persistent increase in major urban centres.
• The average inflation during the July-October period rose to 8.74pc on a yearly basis. Inflation had started declining after surging to 11.1pc in April, mainly driven by a drop in prices of agricultural products. The trend is reversing now on the back of a rise in prices of petroleum products

3. Hazy Lahore declared most polluted city in the world

• The provincial capital was on November 1, 2021 declared the most polluted city in the world, leaving its traditional rival New Delhi far behind: the official air quality index (AQI) of Lahore was reported at 289 (as per the average between 9am and 5pm) and international monitoring bodies put the score at 397.
• New Delhi stood at less than half of Lahore`s pollution level, with 187.
• Individual areas of Lahore fared worse, with Kot Lakhpat (industrial area) crossing over 500, Fatehgarh housing most of the steel melting industry close to 400 and relatively green areas like Raiwind at 403 AQI

4. Kamran Bangash, Arshad Ayub made KP ministers

• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on November 1, 2021 inducted two more ministers into the provincial cabinet and elevated his three special assistants as advisers.
• Kamran Khan Bangash, special assistant to the chief minister for the higher education department, Arshad Ayub Khan, a PTI lawmaker from the influential Ayub family of Haripur, were made ministers.
• According to a notification issued by the administration department, in exercise of powers conferred by the Article 132(1) of the Constitution, the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on the advice of the chief minister, appointed Kamran Bangash and Arshad Ayub as ministers

5. Journalists` killings declined by 20pc in 2016-20 globally: Unesco

• As the `International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists` is being observed on November 1, 2021, new data published by Unesco shows that killings of journalists declined globally by 20pc in the last five years (2016-2020) compared to the previous five-year period (2011-2015).
• In its `World Trends Report Insight` report, `Threats that Silence: Trends in the Safety of Journalists` published on the occasion of the international day, Unesco says yet, the data also highlights that the level of impunity for crimes against journalists remains extremely high globally, with an impunity rate of 87 per cent, representing a similarly high rate to previous years, and that threats of violence against the media are on the rise.

6. Extreme ice melt in Greenland raised global flood risk: study

• The 3.5 trillion tonnes of Greenland`s ice sheet that has melted over the past decade has raised global sea levels by one centimetre and is heightening worldwide flood risks, new research showed on November 1, 2021.
• The ice sheet atop the world`s largest island contains enough frozen water to lift oceans some six metres (20 feet) globally, and extreme melting events there have been increasing in frequency for at least 40 years.
• Although it is one of the most studied places on Earth by climatologists, Monday`s research is the first to use satellite data to detect Greenland ice sheet runoff

7. World leaders asked to `save humanity` at climate summit

• World leaders must act to `save humanity`, UN chief Antonio Guterres said on November 1, 2021 as they met for the historic COP26 climate summit with code-red warnings from scientists ringing in their ears.
• More than 120 heads of state and government are gathering in Glasgow for a two-day summit at the start of the UN`s COP26 conference, which organisers say is crucial for charting humanity`s path away from catastrophic global warming.
• `It`s one minute to midnight… and we need to act now, `British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said to start proceedings on an at-times chaotic opening day.

8. NZ strait crossed for first time by electric plane

• As he made history by becoming the first person to fly across New Zealand`s Cook Strait in an electric plane, Gary Freedman thought it only fitting that the first thing he saw when approaching the Wellington coastline was the rotating blade of a wind turbine producing renewable energy.
• Freedman`s 40-minute solo flight in the small two-seater came 101 years after the first person flew a conventional aircraft over the body of water that separates the South Pacific nation`s two main islands.
• Monday`s flight was aimed at drawing attention to the possibilities of greener flying and timed to coincide with the opening of a pivotal UN climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland

9. Buttler blitzkrieg helps England virtually seal last-four spot

• Jos Buttler hit the first century of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup as England effectively booked their semi-final spot with a 26-run victory over Sri Lanka here at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on November 1, 2021.
• Buttler`s unbeaten 101 his maiden century in 86 T20 Internationals steered England to 163 for four after being invited to bat first.
• England bowlers led by Adil Rashid then combined to bowl out Sri Lanka for 137 in 19 overs and remain unbeaten with four wins in the Super 12 stage to stay top of the group

10. Olympian Gulraiz Akhtar laid to rest

• Former hockey Olympian Gulraiz Akhtar, who died on November 1, 2021, was laid to rest here.
• Gulraiz was a member of the Pakistan team, which won gold medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games.
• Gulraiz, 78, as left-half of Pakistan scored one to help Pakistan win the Olympics in 1968. He was also a member of the national team that won gold medal at the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok.

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