October 2021

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (October 27, 2021) for CSS, PMS

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (October 27, 2021) for CSS, PMS
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

October 27, 2021: National / International Current Affairs

1. Standoff on ISI chief ends, Anjum named new spymaster

• The three-week-long impasse between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the military leadership over the appointment of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director general finally came to an end on October 26, 2021 with the former notifying army chief`s pick Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum as the new spymaster.
• `The prime minister has seen and approved the appointment of Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum, HI (M) as Director General Inter-Services Intelligence,` read a notification signed by secretary to the prime minister Mohammad Azam Khan.
• The appointment will take effect from Nov 20 and the outgoing ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hamid will remain in office till Nov 19, according to the notification.

2. Jirga decision cannot bypass Islamic jurisprudence, says SC

• The Supreme Court on October 26, 2021 said neither the judiciary nor a jirga could be a substitute to the Islamic law of inheritance when `Deen-i-Elahi` (divine religion) had already settled the matter 1,400 years ago.
• `The law of inheritance in Islam is final and neither the courts nor any jirga can change this,` observed Justice Qazi Faez Isa, adding that the settlement reachedin the present case about distribution of the properties in question through a June 13, 2004 panchayat or jirga was not higher than the Islamic Shariah laws.

3. Saudi govt revives $3bn support to Pakistan

• Saudi Arabia has agreed to revive its financial support to Pakistan, including about $3 billion in safe deposits and $1.2bn to $1.5bn worth of oil supplies on deferred payments.
• An agreement to this effect was reached during the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the kingdom this week.
• However, a formal announcement would be made by PM`s adviser on finance and revenue Shaukat Tarin and Energy Minister Hammad Azhar on Wednesday at a news conference.

4. PA backs Khatm-i-Nabuwat oath in marriage documents

• During its brief proceedings on October 26, 2021, the Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution seeking inclusion of oath of Khatm-i-Nabuwat in the Nikah (marriage) documents, as speaker skipped other agenda items, including a debate on the rising in nation.
• Proceedings of the first sitting of the 36th session of the assembly requisitioned by the opposition began after around two hours delay, presided over by Speaker Chaudhry Parvez Elahi.
• The house offered Fateha for PML-N MPA Nishat Ahmed Daha, scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, MNA Pervaiz Malik and for the nine people killed by robbers at Rahim Yar Khan. A one-minute silence was observed for ex-MPA Peter Gill.

5. French team shows interest in setting up ski resorts in GB

• A French delegation visiting Pakistan has expressed keen interest in investing in the country`s tourism sector, particularly in setting up ski resorts in Gilgit-Baltistan region.
• The French delegation, led by Honorary Investment Counselor in France Federico Juan Thomas Espana, held a meeting with secretary of the Board of Investment (BoI) Pareena Mazhar here on October 26, 2021 to explore areas of investment in the tourism sector.
• In order to facilitate the French delegation, the BoI, in coordination with the Gilgit-Baltistan government, has organised the delegation`s visit to Ghizer, Phandar, Astore, Nagar and Skardu districts.

6. Germany`s new parliament elects Social Democrat as speaker

• Germany`s newly elected parliament held its first meeting on October 26, 2021 and elected a lawmaker from the center left Social Democratic Party as speaker of the 736-member lower house, or Bundestag.
• German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended the session although she is no longer a lawmaker. She sat in the visitor stands of parliament.
• Merkel`s Union bloc finished behind the Social Democrats in Germany`s federal election last month.

7. Biden govt issues sharpest rebuke to Israel over settlements

• The Biden administration issued on October 26, 2021 its harshest public criticism to date of Israeli plans for Jewish settlement expansion in occupied West Bank, saying that it harmed peace prospects between Israelis and Palestinians.
• `We are deeply concerned about the Israeli government`s plan to advance thousands of settlement units tomorrow, Wednesday, many of them deep in the West Bank, State Department spokesperson Ned Price told a briefing.
• `We strongly oppose the expansion of settlements, which is completely inconsistent with ef forts to lower tensions and to ensure calm, and it damages the prospects for a two-state solution,` Price said

8. Samsung boss convicted, fined for anaesthetic misuse

• The de-facto leader of South Korea`s sprawling Samsung group Lee Jae-yong was convicted on Tuesday of illegally using the anaesthetic drug propofol, the latest legal travail to beset the multi-billionaire.
• Lee the vice-chairman of the world`s biggest smartphone maker Samsung Electronics and according to Forbes the world`s 238th richest person was fined 70 million won ($60,000) by the Seoul Central District Court, a spokesman said.
• The sum is around 0.0006 percent of his estimated $10.2 billion fortune

9. Proteas whip West Indies after de Kock refuses to take knee

• South Africa hammered holders West Indies by eight wickets in a game overshadowed by Proteas star Quinton de Kock`s refusal to take the knee prior to Tuesday`s ICC Twenty20 World Cup clash.
• Aiden Markram smashed 51 to lead South Africa`s chase of 144 in an unbeaten 83-run third wicket stand with Rassie van der Dussen (43) to achieve their target with 10 balls to spare in the Super 12`s Group 1 contest at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
• South Africa bounced back from their opening loss to Australia, while two-time champions West Indies have lost both their matches

10. Pakistan roar again to overpower New Zealand

• Pakistan underlined their credentials as early Twenty20 World Cup favourites when they held their nerve to beat New Zealand by five wickets on October 26, 2021 and secure a second straight victory in the tournament.
• Boosted by their brilliant performance in the 10-wicket rout of arch-rivals India on Sunday, Haris Rauf and Asif Ali inspired the 2009 champions to victory in front of a boisterous crowd mainly comprised of Pakistani expats at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
• Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell both scored 27 for New Zealand, while skipper Kane Williamson made a laborious 25 off 26 balls as New Zealand were held to a below-par 134-8 with fast bowler Haris grabbing four wickets for 22 runs

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