September 2022

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (September 19, 2022) for CSS, PMS

6. Russia widens strikes on Ukrainian civilian targets after frontline setbacks

• Russia has widened its strikes on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure in the past week following setbacks on the battlefield and is likely to expand its target range further, Britain said on September 18, 2022.
• Ukrainians who returned to the northeastern area retaken in Kyiv`s lightning advance earlier this month were searching for their dead while Russian artillery and air strikes kept pounding targets across Ukraine`s east. Five civilians were killed in Russian attacks in the eastern Donetsk region over the past day and in Nikopol, further west, several dozen residential buildings, gas pipelines and power lines were hit, regional governors said on Sunday.
• Britain`s defence ministry said Russian strikes at civilian infrastructure, including a power grid and a dam, have intensified over the past seven days

7. Three killed as Turkiye strikes Syrian govt`s outposts

• Turkish raids in northern Syria on Sunday struck outposts operated by the Syrian army and Kurdish-led forces, killing three, a Britain-based war monitor said.
• The raids near the Kurdish-held border town of Kobane targeted positions of the Syrian army and the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
• The three casualties were wearing Syrian army uniform, according to the monitor. Several other fighters were wounded, some in critical condition, according to the Observatory, which relies on a wide network of sources in side Syria.
• The strikes were preceded by cross-border shelling from near Kobane against Turkish forces, according to the monitor

8. 94 killed in Tajik-Kyrgyz border clashes

• At least 94 people were killed in clashes between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan this week, in the worst violence the countries have seen in years, while the international community called for calm.
• The situation on the contested border between the two Central Asian neighbours was, however, calm on Sunday afternoon, according to Kyrgyz authorities.
• Clashes regularly erupt between the two former Soviet republics, as around half of their 970-lcilometre (600-mile) border is still to be demarcated

9. `The Fabelmans` wins Toronto festival top prize

• Steven Spielberg`s deeply personal new movie `The Fabelmans` secured its position as an early Oscars frontrunner on Sunday by winning the top prize at the Toronto International Film festival.
• `The Fabelmans,` out in theaters in November, is a semi-autobiographical drama based on Spielberg`s childhood, covering his parents` troubled marriage, anti-Semitic bullying and his early efforts directing zero-budget movies with his teenage friends.
• It earned a raucous standing ovation from the audience at its world premiere last weekend at the Toronto festival, known as TIFF.
• `As I said on stage the other night, above all I`m glad I brought this film to Toronto,` Spielberg said in a statement

10. Zulu king`s aide found dead in S. Africa

• An adviser to South Africa`s Zulu king, crowned as monarch last month despite a challenge from within the royal family, was killed late on Saturday on the sidelines of a traditional ceremony, according to a local official.
• Dumisani Blasius Khumalo `was killed by unknown gunmen last night, shortly after attending the Reed Dance in Nongoma`, Sihle Zikalala, a member of the regional legislature, said in a statement.
• King MisuZulu Zulu confirmed `one of my chiefs has been hurt, Dr Khumalo` `My heart is very sore that something like this has happened to us,` he said

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