May 2020

Daily Top-10 Current Affairs MCQs/News (May 07, 2020) for CSS, PMS

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Written by Shahzad F. Malik

May 07, 2020: National / International Current Affairs

1. Zahid Abbas named KP member of IRSA

• The government has appointed Engineer Zahid Abbas as member of the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) to represent Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in matters relating to water distribution for three years.
• As required under the IRSA Act, 1992, Eng Abbas was nominated by the KP government for the post of its member in the water regulator that fell vacant in November 2019 on the completion of three-year term of then member KP Engineer Raqib Khan.
• Mr Abbas on Wednesday assumed the charge of the member KP and instantly took over as chairman of the water regulator.

2. WB to aid Pakistan in creating new model for non-formal education

• The World Bank will assist Pakistan in developing a new model of non-formal education that it said would combine literacy, labour market skills and life skills development for uneducated and illiterate children, youth and young adults in selected districts of Punjab and Sindh, it`s learnt.
• The government has been developing the new roadmap for the country`s development under the new leadership since the summer of 2018. The education ministry at federal level and education departments at provincial levels have unanimously said that out-of-school children is one of the critical issues that needs to be addressed.
• The proposed project will be built on the existing initiatives on out-of school children, supported by development partners including Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), USAID, and UNICEF, and it will be implemented in collaborative efforts with these agencies.

3. Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan oppose schools reopening

• The federal and provincial governments were unable to reach a consensus on opening educational institutions from June 1st, during a meeting on May 6, 2020.
• The Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference was held in the capital under the Chairmanship of Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood to discuss the opening of educational institutions across the country.
• Officials said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government pushed for opening educational institutions but the rest of the provinces, including Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and the centre, opposed the proposal.
• The three provinces raised concerns about the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and suggested to continue the closure of schools till the situation becomes normal.

4. Saniya Sajid appointed as Spokesperson of Punjab govt

• Mrs Saniya Sajid is hereby notified as Spokesperson of Government of the Punjab in continuation of this office notification dated 06-05-2020 regarding Media Strategy and Spokesperson Committee of Punjab on the direction of Prime Minister of Pakistan and with the approval of Sardar Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister Punjab, is notified as Spokesperson

5. Indian troops martyr militant commander in IOK

• Indian troops martyred four militants in gunbattles in Kashmir on May 6, 2020, including commander of the biggest separatist group fighting New Delhi in the disputed Himalayan region, a police official said.
• Hundreds of Indian soldiers launched an operation late on Tuesday after receiving intelligence that Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo was hiding in a village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a British wire service reported.
• Authorities also disabled mobile internet across the Occupied Kashmir early on Wednesday to forestall large crowds from gathering in the streets to mourn his martyrdom. “He was trapped in a house and early today a gun battle took place during which he and his associate were killed,” IOK’s Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar, told Reuters.

6. UK scientist behind lockdown quits after breaking rules

• Britain`s health secretary said on May 6, 2020 that national lockdown rules were for everyone, after one of the government`s key scientific advisers quit for receiving secret visits from his girlfriend amid the coronavirus pandemic.
• Imperial College epidemiologist Neil Ferguson developed models that predicted hundreds of thousands would die unless the UK imposed drastic restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus. His advice was key in triggering Britain`s lockdown in March. Under the rules, people are barred from visiting friends and family that they dont live with.
• Ferguson quit the governments scientific advisory panel late on Tuesday after the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that a woman he is in a relationship with had crossed London to visit him at his home

7. Covid-19 has infected 90,000 health workers worldwide, says body

• At least 90,000 healthcare workers worldwide are believed to have been infected with Covid-19, and possibly twice that, amid reports of continuing shortages of protective equipment, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said on May 6, 2020.
• The disease has killed more than 260 nurses, it said in a statement, urging authorities to keep more accurate records to help prevent the virus from spreading among staff and patients.
• The Geneva-based association said a month ago that 100 nurses had died in the pandemic sparked by a novel coronavirus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.

8. Scientists hunt for genetic key to virus vulnerability

• Why are some people barely affected by coronavirus, while others become gravely ill even though they are young and healthy? Scientists are searching for answers in patients` genes, looking for mutations that affect their immune response in the hope of finding new treatments.
• As more people become infected with the virus, a rough profile of a severely-affected patient has emerged: older, with underlying illnesses and more likely to be male. But that is far from the full picture.
• Intensive care units around the world have also treated a minority of people who are under 50 with no underlying medical problems. These roughly five percent of patients are the ones that interest geneticist Jean-Laurent Casanova.

9. Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth, expect more

• MEET your new but shy galactic neighbour: a black hole left over from the death of a fleeting young star.
• European astronomers have found the closest black hole to Earth yet, so near that the two stars dancing with it can be seen by the naked eye.
• Of course, close is relative on the galactic scale. This black hole is about 1,000 light-years away and each light-year is 9.5 trillion kilometres.
• `But in terms of the cosmos and even the galaxy, it is in our neighborhood,` said European Southern Observatory astronomer Thomas Rivinius, who led the study published on Wednesday in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

10. Egypt reopens slowly to revive pandemic-hit economy

• Egypt’s economy had just started to recover after years of political turmoil and militant attacks when the coronavirus crisis hit, impacting especially its vital tourism sector.
• Now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government has loosened a strict curfew for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in an effort to kick start North Africa’s largest economy.
• Having shuttered shops and cafes in late March and forced millions of civil servants to stay home, it is slowly reversing some of these measures, bringing back many state workers and extending the trading hours of shops and malls. The blessing for the emerging economy of more than 100 million people, experts say, is that activity has kept ticking over in agriculture and construction, and especially in the vast informal sector.

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