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September 05, 2023: National Current Affairs MCQs News
1. `Out-of-the-box` steps to appease bill-weary public
Just over a week after he convened an `emergency moot` to find ways to give immediate relief to the public angry over rising electricity bills, interim Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar has now promised `out-of-the-box solutions` to provide respite to inflation hit power consumers.
After making lofty commitments, the government had to flip-flop on its promises for relief after it failed to convince the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to dole out subsidies for electricity consumers. This is evident from the fact that despite week-long protests and shutter down strikes, the caretaker government has refused to budge on the issue, citing agreements with the IMF.
2. Three martyred as navy chopper crashes in Gwadar
A Pakistan Navy helicopter on a routine training mission crashed near the port city on Monday, with all three personnel onboard being martyred.
A statement from the Director General of Public Relations (Navy) verifying the incident stated: `A Pakistan Navy helicopter, engaged in a regular training mission, encountered an accident in the Gwadar area. Three crew members embraced Shahadat during the incident.
3. Disheartened by ECP, Alvi nudges caretakers on `timely polls`
After finding the Election Commission unsympathetic to his request for an election date, President Arif Alvi emphasised the need to holding elections in 90 days, during a meeting with caretaker Federal Minister for Law and Justice Ahmed Irfan Aslam on Monday.
President Alvi praised the caretaker prime minister`s resolve to act upon the apex court`s judgement on the matter
4. UN slams India`s `inadequate` response to Manipur abuses
UN experts condemned on Monday the Indian government`s `slow and inadequate response` to reported serious rights violations, including sexual violence, amid deadly ethnic clashes in the country`s remote northeast.
`We have serious concerns about the apparent slow and inadequate response by the Government of India, including law enforcement, to stem physical and sexual violence and hate speech in Manipur,` they said in a statement
September 05, 2023: International Current Affairs MCQs News
5. Ukraine says Russian drones hit Romania
Ukraine said on Monday Russian drones had detonated on the territory of Nato member Romania during an overnight air strike on a Ukrainian port across the Danube River, but Bucharest denied its territory had been hit.
This news agency could not independently verify either account, a rare report of stray weapons from the war in Ukraine hitting a neighbouring member of the Western military alliance