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October 13, 2023: National Current Affairs MCQs News
1. Cipher trial will proceed, IHC rules
As the Islamabad High Court (IHC) said the pendency of related petitions in the court has no bearing on the cipher trial of former prime minister Imran Khan, currently underway at a special court, the PTI chairman expressed his resolve to sticl< to his demand for `Hageeqi Azadi` and `free and fair elections` This is the first message issued by the incarcerated former premier, who was initially imprisoned following his conviction in the Toshakhana case and later in the cipher case after his sentence in the former was suspended by the high court. He was moved from the Attock jail to Adiala earlier this month.
During the hearing of a bail petition filed by Mr Khan, IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq made it clear that the pendency of a matter in the high court had no effect on trialin the subordinate court
2. Gilgit-Baltistan launches eco-friendly initiatives
In a bid to prevent pollution and protect the natural environment and ecosystem of the region, the Gilgit Baltistan government has launched two initiatives.
The GB government on Thursday signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Nestle, Pepsi, and Coca Cola to establish the PET Bottle Return System to eliminate it from waste streams
3. Discrepancies in ECP data expose 13m people to disenfranchisement
Widespread over and under-registration of voters across the country is likely to cause massive disenfranchisement of men and women, as well as leaving exceptionally high room for rigging and corrupt practices in forthcoming general elections, said a coalition of civil society groups.
Pattan-Coalition 38 an umbrella organisation of several civil society organisations, labour unions, and intellectuals in its findings on Thursday said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and Nadra could not register all eligible persons as voters in 102 of 134 districts of the country, while in 17 districts the number of voters exceeded eligible persons
4. First batch of locally made SUVs exported
Master Changan Motors Ltd (MCML) has become the first company to export Made-in Pakistan 14 Oshan X7 SUVs to Kenya for onward sale to Kenyan and Tanzanian markets.
Last year, the first sample unit was also exported to a country in the Oceania region. This major milestone was achieved on the 10th anniversary of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), thus setting an example of the deep economic cooperation between the two countries
5. UK sends ships, spy planes to help Israel
Britain has decided to deploy two Royal Navy ships and surveillance aircraft to the eastern Mediterranean to support Israel and reinforce regional stability, Downing Street said on Thursday.
The military package, which includes P8 surveillance planes,othersurveillance assets, two auxiliary ships, three Merlin helicopters and a company of Royal Marines, will be on standby in the region to provide `practical support to Israel.
October 13, 2023: International Current Affairs MCQs News
6. 6,000 bombs rained on Gaza in five days
The Israeli army has bombarded the Gaza Strip with approximately 6,000 bombs since Saturday, causingatleast1,417fatalities.
`Approximately 6,000 bombs have been dropped on the Gaza Strip with a total weight of 4,000 tonnes,` the army said in a statement.
AFP journalists witnessed Israeli warplanes carrying out dozens of strikes on Shati, the crowded refugee camp, within the span of half an hour on Thursday morning
7. Putin in Kyrgyzstan for first trip abroad since ICC arrest warrant
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called to strengthen military ties with Kyrgyzstan in a trip to the Central Asian country, his first foreign visit since the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for him in March.
President Putin is wanted by the court over the deportation of Ukrainian children. Its ruling requires members of the ICC, which does not include Kyrgyzstan, to make the arrest if he sets foot on their territory
8. Armenia, Azerbaijan trade barbs at World Court over `ethnic cleansing`
Armenia and Azerbaijan crossed swords at the UN`s top court on Thursday, as Yerevan accused Baku of `ethnic cleansing` in Nagorno-Karabakh, sparking a furious response from the Azerbaijani side over the `unfounded` charges.
The clash at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) came only weeks after Azerbaijan`s took control of Nagorno-Karabakh for the first time in three decades
9. Egypt facilitating aid flights to Sinai for besieged Gaza
Egypt said on Thursday it was directing international aid flights for Gaza to an airport in northern Sinai, though delivery of relief into the Palestinian enclave has so far been hampered by Israeli bombardments around the border.
The Rafah crossing between Sinai and Gaza remained open, the Egyptian foreign ministry said, adding that Egypt had asked Israel to avoid targeting the Palestinian side of the crossing after strikes that prevented normal operations there
October 13, 2023: Sports Current Affairs MCQs News
10. De Kock smashes another ton as South Africa crush Australia to stay unbeaten
Quinton de Kock hit his second successive century as South Africa crushed five-time champions Australia by 134 runs to cruise to their second victory at the World Cup on Thursday.
Chasing 312, Australia lost half their wickets for 65 runs and struggled against Kagiso Rabada (3-33), Marco Jansen (2-54) and Keshav Maharaj (2-30) as they folded for 177 in 40.5 overs with Marnus Labuschagne (46) their only batsman to fire.
The comprehensive victory was built on a platform provided by De Kock, who scored 109 while Aiden Markram made a handy 56 to help the Proteas post 311-7 in 50 overs.
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