February 2023

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs / News (Feb 08 2023) for CSS

6. US keeps Pakistan `stalwart ally` to fight terrorism

• The United States has reiterated its support to Pakistan in the fight against terrorism, saying the latter will continue to be a `stalwart partner` in the face of recent terrorist attacks.
• State Department spokesperson Ned Price made this statement on February 7, 2023 in response to a query at a press briefing.
• Commenting on the renewed wave of terrorism in Pakistan, Ned Price said: `This is a scourge that affects Pakistan, it affects India, it affects Afghanistan. It is something that we`re focused on throughout the entire region

7. Quake toll tops 7,300 as rescuers battle bitter cold

• Rescuers in Turkiye and Syria battied bitter cold on February 7, 2023 in a race against time to find survivors under buildings flattened by an earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people.
• Tremors that inflicted more suffering on a border area, already plagued by conflict, left people on the streets burning debris to try to stay warm as international aid began to arrive.
• But some extraordinary survival tales have emerged, including a newborn baby pulled alive from rubble in Syria, still tied by her umbilical cord to her mother who died in Monday`s quake. `We heard a voice while we were digging,` Khalil al-Suwadi, a relative, said

8. Biden to lift Americans with State of the Union speech

• An optimistic President Joe Biden will seek to lift the spirits of a tense nation February 7, 2023 with a State of the Union address showcasing his efforts to fire up the US economy and demonstrating that he still has what it takes to seek reelection at the age of 80.
• After two years of managing the exit from the Covid pandemic, an end to the 20-year Afghan war debacle, the Western response against Russia`s Ukraine invasion, and extreme US political tensions, Biden feels he has much to celebrate

9. Iran unveils underground base for fighter jets

• Iran`s army on February 7, 2023 unveiled its first underground base for fighter jets designed to withstand possible strikes by US bunker-busting bombs, state media reported.
• The base named Oghab 44 (`Eagle` in Persian) can accommodate `all types of fighter jets and bombers, in addition to drones`, the official news agency IRNA said, released images and videos from inside the base.
• IRNA said it was one of the country`s most important air force bases, housing fighters equipped with long-range cruise missiles

10. Asif Afridi banned for two years

• The Pakistan Cricket Board banned all-rounder Asif Afridi for two years after he pleaded guilty to two violations under the board`s anticorruption code, it announced on February 7, 2023.
• Asif, who was part of the Pakistan squad for the limited-overs matches against Australia last year, was handed a two year period of ineligibility for breaching Article 2.4.10 of the PCB code and a six-month ban for the violation of Article 2.4.4 on September 12 last year

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