January 2021

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (January 07, 2021) for CSS, PMS

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (January 07, 2021) for CSS, PMS
Shahzad F. Malik
Written by Shahzad F. Malik
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January 07, 2021: National / International Current Affairs


1. Virgin Islands court resumes hearing on Reko Dig award

• As the High Court of Justice in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) resumes on January 7, 2021 (today) hearing of a case relating to enforcement of a $5.97 billion award against Pakistan, Islamabad is hopeful that its legal team will ensure that no further adverse effect takes place against the country.
• `The government of Pakistan has engaged a team of lawyers from the international firms and will definitely contest the case to ensure that no further adverse effect takes place against our institutions and its properties,` said a highly placed source privy to the development.


2. Islamabad gets new IGP

• The federal government on January 7, 2021 changed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Aamir Zulfiqar Khan and appointed Qazi Jamilur Rehman in his place.
• As per the notification: `Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, an Officer of BS-21 of Police Service of Pakistan, presently posted as Inspector General, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police, under the Interior Division is transferred and directed to report to the Establishment Division with immediate effect and until further orders


3. Pak Army soldier martyred in fire from across Afghan border

• A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred as terrorists from inside Afghanistan fired across international border on a military post in Mohamand district, media wing of the military said on January 6, 2021.
• Terrorists from inside Afghanistan fired across the international border on a military post in Mohamand district. Pakistan’s troops responded promptly


4. Pakistan, South Korea hold third round of online session of JTC

• The third round of Joint Trade Committee (JTC) online session was held between the Ministry of Commerce (MoC), Pakistan, and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), South Korea, on Wednesday to discuss bilateral issues.
• Both delegations emphasised to expand the bilateral trade and investment linkages between the two countries. The Korean head raised the corporate issues faced by Korean companies in Pakistan and requested to resolve the issues accordingly


5. Amnesty calls on Israel to give virus vaccine to Palestinians

• Amnesty International on January 6, 2021 called on Israel to provide coronavirus vaccine doses to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, saying the Jewish state was obligated to do so under international law.
• The Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank, which is home to some 2.8 million Palestinians, has not publicly asked for Israeli assistance in vaccine procurement.
• Hamas Islamists, who control the Gaza strip, where about two million Palestinians live, are highly unlikely to publicly coordinate with Israel in any vaccination effort.


6. Democratic Senate win a game-changer for Biden

• The projected Democratic takeover of the US Senate is a game-changer for President-elect Joe Biden, who will be able to push through his key goals and nominations without systematic Republican obstruction.
• Raphael Warnock, a pastor, and young political star Jon Ossoff held leads in dual-seat Senate runoffs in Georgia over Republican incumbents closely allied with defeated President Donald Trump.


7. India to hold ‘cow’ exam

• India will hold a mass nationwide online “cow science” exam next month, in the latest push by the Hindu nationalist government to promote and protect the sacred animal.


8. Ex-Goldman Sachs banker nominated as next BBC chair

• The British government on January 6, 2021 unveiled former Goldman Sachs banker Richard Sharp as its nomination to be the next chairman of the BBC.
• Sharp, also an ex-chair of the Royal Academy of Arts, has a background in public service and was selected following “an open and rigorous competition”, it said.
• He is set to succeed David Clementi, a former deputy governor of the Bank of England who took up the role in 2017, next month


9. Methane-based rocket fuel can be made on Mars

• Physicists at the University of California, Irvine have set out solve a pressing problem for space travelers: How can astronauts have enough fuel to travel back to Earth from Mars?
• The idea of making methane-based fuel on the Red Planet has been floating around the scientific community for years, but many propose methods requiring large facilities and multiple steps.
• Now, Houlin Xin and his team at UCI devised a process that uses a single-atom zinc catalyst, allowing for just one step with a small portable device.


10. Jamieson stars with 11 wickets as NZ whip Pakistan to go top

• Towering paceman Kyle Jamieson complete d an 11-wicket match haul on January 6, 2021 as New Zealand thrashed Pakistan in the second Test at the Hagley Oval to become the world`s top-ranked side.
• Jamieson was near unplayable in Pakistan`s second innings, finishing with six for 48 after his five for 69 in the first innings, to give New Zealand victory by an innings and 176 runs.
• The win in Christchurch, which completed a 2-0 series sweep, also confirmed New Zealand had overtaken Australia to be the world`s number one Test side for the first time


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