October 2021

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

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

October 02, 2021: National / International Current Affairs

1. Govt offers pardon to TTP groups seeking patch-up

• In a stunning development, Prime Minister Imran Khan on October 1, 2021 offered general pardon to the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) provided the banned group laid down weapons, disclosing that the government was in talks with some groups of the outfit seeking reconciliation.
• The opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) questioned the move to hold negotiations without taking the parliament into confidence, arguing that it would only add to the pains and grief of families of martyrs, whereas Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry asserted that the TTP members who wanted to shun the path of violence should be given a chance to return to the mainstream and lead a normal life.
• `Yes, we forgive them and they become normal citizens, Prime Minister Khan said in an interview with TRT World when asked if the government was asking them to lay down arms

2. Navy`s SSG participates in Colombo drill

• The 11th edition of the multinational tri service mega field training exercise Exercise Cormorant Strike 2021 concluded in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on October 1, 2021.
• According to information received here, the Pakistan Navy`s Special Service Group (SSG) participated in the exercise conducted under the auspices of the Sri Lankan Army at Infantry Training Center, Minneriya.
• Earlier, Exercise Director, Commander of Reserve Strike Corps, Maj Gen Harendra Ranasinghe, welcomed the Special Operations Forces (SOF) from Bangladesh, India, Maldives and Nepal, among others

3. Pak-China vocational institute opens in Gwadar

• The first Pakistan-China technical vocational institute was inaugurated here on October 1, 2021.
• The project was launched under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Gwadar.
• Nong Rong, China`s Ambassador to Pakistan, attended the inauguration ceremony through video link.
• Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rong said that the institute, which had been completed at a cost of Rs10 million in only 20 months, was a sign of 70 years of Pak-China friendship

4. North Waziristan group declares 20-day truce

• A militant group active in North Waziristan tribal district on October 1, 2021 announced a 20-day cessation of hostilities to pursue peace with the government, official sources have confirmed.
• Sources said the Shura Mujahideen of North Waziristan, headed by commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur, announced the ceasefire following negotiations held with the government intermediaries some two weeks ago.
• The militant organisation said the cessation of hostilities demonstrated its `seriousness` to pursue peace in the tribal district

5. Hunza climber summits Dhaulagiri Peak in Nepal

• Mountaineer Sirbaz Khan from Gilgit-Baltistan became the first Pakistani on October 1, 2021 to have climbed nine of the world`s 14 highest peaks above 8,000 metres after he scaled the 8,167-metre Dhaulagiri Mountain in Nepal.
• Alpine Club of Pakistan secretary Karrar Haidri congratulated Mr Sirbaz on his achievement.
• Sirbaz, 32, hailing from Aliabad area of Hunza district, aims to become the first Pakistani to climb all the world`s 14 highest peaks He was part of a 19-member autumn expedition, 2021, organised by Seven Summits Trek, a trekking company

6. Pakistan can repel militants, protect nukes, says US report

• Pakistan is capable of repelling any `jihadi` attempt to seize power and of protecting its nuclear weapons, says a report by a prestigious US think-tank.
• The Brookings report `The Agonising Problem of Pakistan`s Nukes`-argues that the Taliban victory in Afghanistan has emboldened militants in Pakistan, stirring fears of a resurgence of militant activities in the country.
• `The fear now includes the possibility that jihadis in Pakistan, freshly inspired by the Taliban victory in Afghanistan, might try to seize power at home,` the report claims

7. ME gets its first world fair as Dubai Expo opens

• After eight years of planning and billions of dollars in spending, the Middle East`s first world`s fair opened on October 1, 2021 in Dubai, with hopes that the months-long extravaganza will draw both visitors and global attention to this desert turned-dreamscape.
• The coronavirus pandemic pushed back Expo 2020 a year and could affect how many people flock to the United Arab Emirates. But the six month-long exhibition still offers Dubai a momentous opportunity to showcase its unique East-meets-West appeal as a place where all are welcome for business

8. North Korea fires anti-aircraft missile before UN Security Council meeting

• North Korea has successfully fired a new anti-aircraft missile, state media said on October 1, 2021, as the United Nations Security Council prepares to meet in response to a recent flurry of weapons tests by the nuclear armed nation.
• The anti-aircraft missile had a `remarkable combat performance` and included twin rudder controls and other new technologies, the official Korean Central News Agency said

9. Taliban raid IS hideout north of Kabul

• Taliban fighters raided a hideout of the militant Islamic State (IS) group north of the Afghan capital on October 1, 2021, killing and arresting an unspecified number of militants, a Taliban spokesman said.
• Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid August, there has been an increase in attacks by IS militants targeting Taliban members. The Taliban and IS are enemies, and the attacks have raised the specter of a wider conflict between the long-time rivals

10. First royal wedding held in Russia since revolution

• Russia on October 1, 2021 held its first royal wedding since the 1917 Bolshevik revolution toppled the Romanov monarchy, with aristocrats travelling from across Europe for the lavish ceremony.
• Grand Duke George Mikhailovich Romanov, 40, and his Italian fiancée Rebecca Virginia Bettarini, 39, were wed at Saint Isaac`s cathedral in the former imperial capital Saint Petersburg.
• Hundreds of foreign guests travelled to Russia`s second city for the Orthodox Christian ceremony, including Prince Rudolph and Princess Tilsim of Liechtenstein, and the former king and queen of Bulgaria

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