October 2020

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (October 01, 2020) for CSS, PMS

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (October 01, 2020) for CSS, PMS
Written by Shahzad F. Malik
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October 01, 2020: National / International Current Affairs


1. Move to set up national emergency helpline

• Prime Minister Imran Khan on September 30, 2020 directed the PM Delivery Unit (PMDU) to set up a national emergency helpline for the assistance of people. The decision was taken in the wake of the gang-rape of a woman in front of her children on Lahore-Sialkot motorway on Sept 9 as she waited for help after her car broke down.
• According to the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO), Prime Minister Khan asked the PMDU to complete work on the emergency helpline within two months.


2. Vice Admiral Niazi named new CNS

• The government on September 30, 2020 designated Vice Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi as the next Chief of Naval Staff (CNS).
• Admiral Niazi will replace Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, who retires on October 6.
• While the government is yet to officially notify the appointment, Dr Shahbaz Gill, the prime minister`s special assistant on political communication, confirmed that Admiral Niazi has been named as Admiral Abbasi`s successor


3. Excise DG transferred

• The Punjab government on September 30, 2020 transferred Excise and Taxation Director General Masoodul Haq (a BS-20 officer) and also relieved him of the additional charge of the director general of Narcotics Control, Punjab.
• Mr Haq has been directed to report to his parent department the excise department -for further orders. He has been replaced by a BS-19 officer, Saleha Saeed, in her own pay and scale.
• Ms Saeed has been transferred from the post of project director, Programme Implementation Unit, Punjab Skills Development Project


4. Negotiators near compromise over interpretation of Islam: Abdullah

• The Afghan government and Taliban negotiators are nearing a compromise on a key sticking point that has stalled peace talks in Doha, Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan`s High Council for National Reconciliation that is overseeing Kabul`s peace push, said in an interview. After several small-group meetings, the issue had been resolved `to a large extent` he added.
• Talks started in the Qatari capital on Sept 12, but an optimistic beginning was marred by ongoing violence and discussions got bogged down by disagreements over which interpretation of Islam should be used to frame laws in a post-conflict Afghanistan


5. Pakistan offers to train Iraqi armed forces personnel

• Pakistan on September 30, 2020 offered to train personnel of Iraqi armed forces at the military training facilities in the country.
• The offer was made by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak while talking to Iraqi envoy Hamid Abbas Lafta, who had called on him.
• `Both countries should work closely to share their experiences and build capacities of their armed forces, Mr Khattak said. Pakistan intends to enhance its defence cooperation with Iraq.


6. Firdous tenders resignation as opposition leader in PA after criticising PM

• Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi on September 30, 2020 claimed to have stepped down as the leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly, days after criticising Prime Minister Imran Khan and his team for playing no role in resolving the city`s ongoing electricity and gas crises.
• In a video statement, Mr Naqvi announced his resignation from the coveted office but said he had sent it on moral grounds to the pany chairman the same day when he came up with a strongly-worded statement against the federal government. However, it was not accepted as yet, he added


7. Kuwait`s emir laid to rest, new ruler sworn in

• Kuwait`s late ruler Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad Al-Sabah, an acclaimed diplomat and mediator, was laid to rest on Wednesday, shortly after his half-brother was sworn in as the new emir.
• Sheikh Sabah, who ruled the oil-rich nation for 14 years, died on Tuesday after undergoing treatment in hospital in Minnesota from July.
• A Kuwaiti government Airbus A340 carrying his remains from the United States landed in the capital, where roads were cleared to allow passage of a convoy to the Bilal bin Rabah Mosque for funeral prayers


8. Advani, 31 others absolved of conspiracy to raze Babri Masjid

• Senior Hindutva leaders including former ministers L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were mere spectators in Ayodhya, watching the mosque`s destruction, and as such neither joined nor encouraged the frenzy, a federal police court in Lucknow, investigating the conspiracy to demolish the Babri Masjid 28 years ago, concluded on September 30, 2020.
• The reaction to the verdict was lowkey from the main leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but its critics were livid


9. France to test `flying taxis` next year

• `Flying taxis` will start taking off from an aerodrome north of Paris as soon as next June, operators said, in a trial ahead of a vast tourist influx expected for the 2024 Olympics.
• The experiment will take place at an aerodrome some 90 minutes northwest of the French capital by car, according to a joint announcement by the Ile-de-France region, airports operator Groupe ADP and the RATP public transport agency


10. First man cured of HIV dies of cancer

• The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown known as the `Berlin Patient` has died after a battle with cancer, the International Aids Society (IAS) announced on September 30, 2020.
• Brown made medical history and became a symbol of hope for the tens of millions of people living with the virus that causes AIDS when he was cured more than a decade ago.
• He had been living with a recurrence of leukaemia for several months and received hospice care at his home in Palm Springs, California


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