October 2020

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (October 29, 2020) for CSS, PMS

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (October 29, 2020) for CSS, PMS
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

October 29, 2020: National / International Current Affairs

1. PN conducts successful live weapons firing in North Arabian Sea

• Pakistan Navy fleet units, in an impressive fire power display, conducted successful live weapons firing in the North Arabian Sea.
• The Pakistan Navy fleet units demonstrated their optimum standard of combat readiness through live weapons firing of anti-ship missiles in the North Arabian Sea.
• Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, was the chief guest on the occasion and witnessed the event along with other senior naval officers

2. Pakistan moves one place up on CPJ`s Global Impunity Index

• The Committee to Protect Journalists has released its Global Impunity Index 2020 where it spotlights countries where journalists have been slain and their killers set free.
• Pakistan is the ninth worst country on the list, just rising up one place from 2019, when it was the eighth worst country. Somalia, Syria, Iraq, and South Sudan are on the top of the list, in that order, because of war and political instability.
• The CPJ report finds that corruption, weak institutions, and lack of political will for solid investigation are some of the reasons why countries including Pakistan, Mexico, and the Philippines have impunity.
• In the case of Pakistan, there are 15 unsolved murder cases of journalists

3. Shopping activities to shut at 10pm

• Taking strict measures to control the rising number of Covid-19 cases across the country in recent weeks, the government yesterday fixed 10pm the closing time for all markets and shopping centres in all cities and made it compulsory for all citizens to wear face masks when stepping out of their homes.
• The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) made these decisions during its meeting presided over by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar here.
• The directive came a day after the country’s active cases surpassed the 11,000 mark and, according to the authorities, the second wave of the deadly virus has started in the country

4. World Stroke Day today

• Like other parts of the globe, World Stroke Day will be observed across Pakistan today (October 28, 2020) to raise awareness about prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.
• Symposiums, walks and screening camps will be arranged by public sector and private institutions to highlight the importance of regular screening and raise awareness about preventive measures to avoid leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death. “Stroke is responsible for more deaths annually than those attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined while there are 350,000 new stroke patients every year in the country. Two out of three people who suffer from a stroke live in low and middle-income countries”, said health experts while stressing the need for adopting healthy lifestyle and regular screening

5. Azerbaijan says 21 dead in Armenia missile attack

• Azerbaijan accused Armenia of killing 21 people and wounding dozens in a missile strike near Nagorno Karabakh on October 28, 2020, the deadliest reported attack on civilians in a month of fighting over the disputed region.
• Armenia denied carrying out the attack, the second in two days that Azerbaijan says killed civilians in the Barda district close to the frontline

6. Vietnam mobilizes 250K troops to combat ‘worst’ storm

• Vietnam has mobilized at least 250,000 troops and 2,300 vehicles to combat the “worst storm” facing the country in at least two decades, local media reported Wednesday.
• The Southeast Asian country is facing Storm Molave, the ninth in the East Sea this year and fourth in the current month, which has killed two people with many believed missing, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

7. Tanzania votes as opposition alleges ‘widespread irregularities’

• Tanzanian opposition presidential candidate Tundu Lissu on October 28, 2020 slammed “widespread irregularities” in an election which comes after years of repression under President John Magufuli, who is seeking a second term in office.
• Long deemed a haven of stability in East Africa, observers say Tanzania has seen the stifling of democracy and a crackdown on freedom of speech under the 60-year-old Magufuli and his Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, which has been in power since 1961. Observers expressed serious concerns about the fairness of the election in the run up to voting day

8. Half the world’s beaches won’t be underwater by 2100

• A doomsday climate change prediction stating half of the world’s beaches will vanish by the end of the 21st century has been rubbished by new research.
• The findings claim global warming will not spell the end of the world’s beaches, which are economically and ecologically vital to coastal communities. The latest research says it is possible beaches will survive climate change by migrating landwards. Beaches that have a firm barrier behind them however, such as Blackpool and Bournemouth, are still at risk as this prevents the beach from naturally retreating

9. Massive asteroid named after Apophis – gains speed

• An asteroid named after the God of Chaos is gaining speed as it travels on a path towards Earth – and could strike our planet in 48 years, experts warn.
• Astronomers at the University of Hawai’i confirmed the massive asteroid Apophis has accelerated on its path due to non-uniform radiation, which acts like a tiny thruster. Prior to the discovery, the impact was said to impossible, but the new findings suggest the asteroid has a chance of crashing into Earth on April 12, 2068 – and it could be catastrophic.

10. Sindh and Balochistan record victories in contrasting styles

• Sindh were stretched to the limits by a spirited Central Punjab before winning by six wickets, while clinical Balochistan outsmarted Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 186 runs with more than two sessions remaining on the final day of the four-day first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy fixtures on October 28, 2020.
• After being set 212 runs to win in 50 overs, Sindh achieved the target for the loss of four wickets with 38 balls in the match remaining, while Balochistan, easily defended 413 runs against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after dismissing their opponents for 226 who had resumed their run-chase at 133 for four

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