September 2020

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (September 27, 2020) for CSS, PMS

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (September 27, 2020) for CSS, PMS
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik
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September 27, 2020: National / International Current Affairs


1. Pakistan opposes India`s demand for UNSC seat

• Pakistan on September 26, 2020 rejected India`s demand for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, saying there`s no place for a fascist state in a sensitive decision-making body.
• Earlier in the day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for a more prominent role in the UN Security Council, asking: `Till when do we have to wait? Till when will India be kept away from the UN`s decision making process?` Last week, the Indian government announced that it was according `highest priority` to getting a permanent seat on the UNSC.


2. Pakistan soldier martyred in firing by India

• A Pakistani soldier was martyred during an exchange of fire with Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the military announced on September 26, 2020.
• According to the Inter Services Public Relations, Indian troops resorted to unprovoked cease fire violation along the LoC in Kotkotera sector.


3. Balochistan schools` reopening delayed for 15 days

• The Balochistan government on September 26, 2020 announced a 15-day delay in reopening of primary schools in the province.
• Balochistan government spokesman Liaquat Shahwani told a press conference that since some coronavirus cases had been detected at reopened educational institutions in the province, the reopening of primary schools had been delayed for another 15 days.


4. PM approves one-window complaint system

• To further facilitate citizens in redressal of their problems, a One-Window Complaint System has been launched under which all the complaint cells of federal government organizations will be linked with the Pakistan Citizen’s Portal.
• According to the Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the one-window facility and a letter has been dispatched to federal ministries for the purpose.


5. Overseas Pakistanis Commission for Southern Punjab approved

• A meeting of the Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) was held under the chair of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at the CM’s Office to review the overall performance of the Commission. The meeting gave principle approval to establish Overseas Pakistanis Commission in Southern Punjab. Buzdar said that setting up of OPC will provide relief to the people of the area.
• The meeting also decided to open OPC desks in all e-Khidmat Marakaz in different districts of the province as this would solve the problems of Overseas Pakistanis at the grassroots level


6. Wealthy Britons step up citizenship shopping to thwart Brexit

• The number of British entrepreneurs looking to `buy` citizenship from countries offering visa-free access to the European Union has risen sharply, investment migration firms say, as prospects of a post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the bloc darken.
• Investment immigration firm Astons said it had seen a 50 per cent and 30pc year-on-year increase in interest from clients seeking Cypriot or Greek citizenship respectively this quarter, less than four months before UK passport-holders are likely to lose their rights to freedom of movement across the EU.


7. US restricts exports to China`s top chipmaker

• The United States has imposed restrictions on exports to China`s biggest chip maker SMIC after concluding there is an `unacceptable risk` equipment supplied to it could be used for military purposes.
• Suppliers of certain equipment to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation will now have to apply for individual export licenses, according to a letter from the Commerce Department dated Friday and seen by Reuters


8. Trump to name Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court

• US President Donald Trump is set to unveil his Supreme Court nominee on September 26, 2020, barely five weeks out from the Nov 3 presidential election, with US media reporting that he has chosen conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett for the job.
• If the 48-year-old law professor is indeed nominated and confirmed, her lifetime appointment would consolidate a conservative majority in the country`s top court, possibly for decades to come


9. Indian banks involved in money laundering, dubious transactions

• US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for suspected money laundering, terror financing, drug dealing, and financial fraud has found several suspicious transactions through Indian banks between 2010 and 2017 that were flagged as top-secret ‘Suspicious Activity Reports’ (SARs).
• Almost all major banks in India, public, private and foreign, witnessed these transactions and they themselves red-flagged the transactions as suspicious to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and relevant authorities and that’s how their names reached the FinCEN list


10. Google will block ads related to US election

• Google is set to block ads related to the US presidential election after polls close on November 3.
• The tech giant will implement its sensitive event policy, which is rolled out during fast moving events in order to avoid confusion among the public. In the email to advertisers, Google states it will not allow ads ‘referencing candidates, the election, or its outcome, given that an unprecedented amount of votes will be counted after Election Day this year.’


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