November 2021

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

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

November 06, 2021: National / International Current Affairs

1. Inland waterways transportation socio-economically viable: WB

• The World Bank has prepared a study on developing inland waterways transportation (IWT) in Pakistan and, while considering it socio-economically viable, says the mode is likely to result in major economic gains for the country as demonstrated by freight and passenger flow projections.
• In its `Inland Waterways Transport Study in Pakistan` made available to Dawn on Wednesday, the World Bank suggested creation of an Inland Waterways Authority (IWA) under the maritime affairs ministry in order to institutionalise arrangements for developing the IWT in Pakistan.
• The maritime affairs ministry has requested the World Bank to provide technical support to launch the development of the promising sector

2. 14-member Balochistan cabinet finalized

• Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo has chosen 14 cabinet members who will be sworn in on Sunday.
• The Balochistan governor will administer oath to them.
• The names of new provincial ministers have not been disclosed, but the lawmakers whose names were circulating in the provincial capital on Friday include Mir Zahoor Buledi, Sardar Abdul Rehman Kethran, Sardar Mohammad Saleh Bhootani, Haji Mohammad Khan Lehri of the Balochistan Awami Party, Mir Naseebullah Marri of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Asad Baloch of the Balochistan National Party-Awami

3. Dr Shadab appointed secretary of PWG Sindh

• Poet and writer Dr Shadab Ehsani has been appointed secretary of the Pakistan Writers` Guild (PWG) Sindh cabinet.
• Other representatives included Tajdar Adil, Dr Iqbal Pirzada, Rashid Noor, Rehana Roohi, Zafar Moeen Ballay Jafferi, Salman Siddiqui, Aftab Alam Qureshi, Nadeem Hashmi, Jalil Hashmi and Naghmana Shaikh.
• PWG secretary general Naseem Durrani announced the new Sindh cabinet at a special meeting of the literary body held recently, according to a press release

4. Iran says it has enriched over 210kg of uranium to 20pc

• Iran`s atomic agency said on November 5, 2021 that its stockpile of 20 per cent enriched uranium has reached over 210 kilograms (463 pounds), the latest defiant move ahead of upcoming nuclear talks with the West.
• The figure, attributed to agency spokesman Behrouz Kamalvan, was carried in a report by the semi-official Tasnim and Fars news agencies.
• Under the historic 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the World Powers, Iran was not meant to enrich uranium above 3.67pc.
• Enriched uranium above 90pc can be used for nuclear weapons

5. China vows to punish Taiwan independence `diehards`

• China vowed on November 5, 2021 to punish `diehard` Taiwan politicians, saying it would ban several from visiting the mainland, as tensions between Beijing and Taipei spiked to their highest level in years.
• China claims Taiwan as its territory to be seized one day, by force if necessary and has intensified efforts in recent years to isolate the self-ruled island on the international stage.
• On Friday, the Taiwan Affairs Office in Beijing warned that `the mainland will pursue criminal responsibility for Taiwan independence diehards in accordance with the law, to be effective for life`

6. 60pc people of S. Asian ancestry carry gene that doubles risk of Covid death, say UK scientists

• British scientists have identified a gene that doubles the risk of dying from Covid-19, providing new insights into why some people are more susceptible to the disease than others, while opening up possibilities for targeted medicine.
• Around 60 per cent of people with South Asian ancestry carry the high-risk gene, researchers at Oxford University said on Friday, adding the discovery partly explains the high number of deaths seen in some British communities, and the effect of Covid-19 in the subcontinent

7. Diplomat found dead in Berlin was Russian agent: magazine

• German security services believe that a man found dead in a street outside the Russian Embassy in Berlin last month was an undercover agent of Russia`s FSB intelligence service, Der Spiegel reported on November 5, 2021.
• The body of the 35-yearold man was found early on Oct 19 by Berlin police officers guarding the building, the magazine said. Quoting security sources, it said the man had fallen from an upper floor at the embassy.
• The officers called an ambulance, but medics were unable to resuscitate him, it added

8. ABBA releases first album in 40 years

• Swedish group ABBA released their first studio album in 40 years on November 5, 2021, but fans hoping for more music in the future will be disappointed to hear this might be the last new venture by one the biggest-selling bands of all time.
• `I think the other three will say `this was the last time`,` said Bjorn Ulvaeus, one half of the band`s songwriting duo who, with Benny Andersson, was responsible for mega hits like Dancing Queen, Waterloo and Money Money Money.
• `I`m not saying never.
• There is always some open door somewhere. I hate to say this is it … I`m just saying I don`t think we will record any more

9. NZ on track for last four with facile win over Namibia

• New Zealand defeated Namibia by 52 runs on November 5, 2021 to move closer to the T20 World Cup semi-finals and leave title favourites India facing a desperate battle to survive.
• Glenn Phillips and Jimmy Neesham plundered 67 runs off the last four overs as New Zealand made 163-4 after being put into bat.
• In reply, Namibia were well set at 47-0 in the eighth over before they faded to 111-7.

10. India crush Scotland to keep alive faint semi-final hopes

• India couldn`t afford to lose at the T20 World Cup and didn`t on November 5, 2021 when they thrashed Scotland by eight wickets.
• In doing so, the 2007 champions kept alive their slim chance of reaching the semifinals next week.
• Virat Kohli elected to field after winning his first toss of the tournament and Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami took three wickets each to help bundle out Scotland for 85 in 17.4 overs at the Dubai International Stadium

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