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November 07, 2023: National Current Affairs MCQs News
1. Colonel among four martyred in Tirah valley
As banned outfits continue to target security forces in relentless attacks, four security personnel were martyred in a shoot-out in Tirah during an intelligence-based operation launched on Monday after a tip-off regarding the presence of `terrorists` in the area.
Since the start of this month, the security forces and the police have been in the crosshairs of militants who have launched several assaults, martyring more than a dozen personnel and injuring at least two dozen across the country
2. Migrant workers can now get skills recognition in passport
The International Labour Organisation has introduced a national passport initiative that will serve as a gateway for the Pakistani migrant workers to obtain recognition of their skills and ensure decent employment opportunities for returnee migrant workers.
The National Skills Passport Initiative has been supported by the ILO project, Governance of Labour Migration in South and Southeast Asia (Goals), which is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the ILO said in a press release issued here on Monday
3. Pakistan joins FAO programme for elimination of rabies
Pakistan has joined a programme being carried out by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations for strengthening capacity towards rabies elimination in Asia.
A national plan to eliminate dog-mediated human deaths by 2030 has been prepared in consultation with the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
4. Asia-Pacific region lurching towards era of unmet aspirations: UNDP
The Asia-Pacific region is lurching towards an era of unmet aspirations, worsening inequalities, and a steady erosion of democratic spaces, said the 2024 Asia-Pacific Human Development Report, launched by UN Development Programme (UNDP), on Monday.
The Asia-Pacific HDR says rising global tensions, new technologies, growing polarisation, and existential threats linked to climate change threaten to disrupt improvements in well-being the region has seen in past decades
5. Pakistan third top recipient of Chinese finance: study
Pakistan is the third biggest recipient of Chinese development finance worldwide with a portfolio of $70.3 billion, according to a report released on Monday by AidData, a US-based international development research lab.
Only two per cent of China`s portfolio in Pakistan between 2000 and 2021 consisted of grants while the rest was in the form of loans, says the AidData report that claims to have drawn its conclusions using data from more than 5,300 sources.
The average interest rate on loans was 3.72pc with an average maturity period of 9.84 years and a grace period of 3.74 years, according to the American research house