October 2022

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (October 27, 2022) for CSS, PMS

6. Pakistan gets offers in wheat tender

• The lowest price offered in the tender from Pakistan to purchase 500,000 tonnes of wheat which closed on October 26, 2022 was believed to be $373.00 a tonne c&f, European traders said in initial assessments.
• An estimated eight trading houses were believed to be participating in the tender.
• The state-run Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) is still considering the offers and no purchase has been reported, traders said.

7. US, Japan, S. Korea warn of `unparalleled` response if North conducts nuclear test

• The United States, Japan and South Korea warned on October 26, 2022 that an `unparalleled` scale of response would be warranted if North Korea conducts a seventh nuclear bomb test.
• Washington and its allies believe North Korea could be about to resume nuclear bomb testing for the first time since 2017. `We agreed that an unparalleled scale of response would be necessary if North Korea pushes ahead with a seventh nuclear test,` South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun-dong told a news conference in Tokyo.
• Cho was speaking alongside his Japanese and US counterparts, Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Mori and Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman

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8. Dutch accuse China of setting up `police stations` to `harass dissidents`

• Dutch authorities said on October 26, 2022 they were investigating reports that China has set up two illegal police stations in the Netherlands which it uses to harass dissidents.
• Dutch media reported that the police posts in Amsterdam and Rotterdam purported to offer diplomatic assistance, but that they had not been declared to the Netherlands.
• China`s foreign ministry said the reports were `completely false` and said the `service stations` were meant to help overseas citizens do things like renew driving licences

9. Swedish PM discusses NATO membership bid with Turkish leader

• Sweden`s new Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson on October 26, 2022 spoke by phone with Turl(ey`s Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as the Nordic country struggles to overcome Ankara`s blocking of its Nato application.
• Kristersson described the call as `constructive`, adding on Twitter that he was `looking forward to visit Ankara soon,` without providing any details. Erdogan meanwhile said he would be `happy to welcome Kristersson in Ankara`, according to a statement from the Turkish presidency.
• Turkey `stands ready to advance the bilateral relations with the Swedish government in all areas`, it added in English. Nato accession is a priority for Sweden`s new rightwing government

10. 15 killed as terrorists attack shrine in Iran

• Terrorists attacked a shrine in the Iranian city of Shiraz on October 26, 2022, killing at least 15 people, state news agency Irna said.
• Irna described the attackers as `takfiri terrorists`. The attackers were in a car and shot at pilgrims and staff at the entrance to the shrine of Shah Cheragh, the agency quoted witnesses as saying.
• Police arrested two of the three terrorists and were looking for the third. The semi-official Tasnim news agency said that several women and children were among the dead

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