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Day by Day Current Affairs (April 11, 2018) | MCQs for CSS, PMS, NTS

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April 11, 2018

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  1. Ten years on, army hands over security to civil govt in Dir
  • Military authorities on April 10, 2018 transferred their responsibilities to civil administration after 10 years in Lower and Upper Dir districts at a function held in this regard at the Dir Scouts Fort in Balambat.
  • 300 schools in Malakanddivision were rehabilitated, while 32 new schools were built. The police and Levies forces were imparted capacity building trainings and they were made capable to cope with any untoward situation
  1. Brave new Asia taking shape in Pakistan: PM
  • Prime Minister Shahid Khagan Abbasi has said that regional connectivity, open trade and increased economic growth are the key to promote tolerance and deny space to extremism.
  • `Pakistan is partnering with China to usher in a new era of peace and prosperity through enhanced connectivity,` PM Abbasi said while addressing the Boao Forum in China`s Hainan province on April 10, 2018.
  • Describing development and security as intrinsically indivisible, the prime minister said: `Only by spreading the dividends of open trade and shared innovation we will be able to promote tolerance and amity and deny space to extremism. `The China Pakistan-Afghanistan trilateral framework was aimed at achieving these very objectives, he added.
  • Connectivity remained the cornerstone of Pakistan`s plans and was a major driving force behind its overlapping membership of the regional platforms of ECO, Saarc and SCO.
  • `In Pakistan today, step by step, brick by brick, a brave new Asia is taking shape,` he said, adding that China Pakistan relations found no parallel in history. `In every sense, we are iron brothers. In our region, our friendship is the bedrock of strategic stability.
  1. Russia vetoes US resolution for probe into Syria attacks
  • The United States and Russia both failed in their attempts at the United Nations Security Council on April 10, 2018 to set up a mechanism for determining the blame for a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria last week.
  • Although the council adopted a US-drafted resolution that would have paved the way for an inquiry into the attack in Douma which killed 40 people, Russia used its veto power to block the move.
  • Twelve countries voted in favour, Bolivia joined Russia in voting against the resolution and China abstained.
  1. Pakistan, US considering restrictions on diplomats
  • Pakistan and the United States are considering imposing restrictions on the diplomats’ movement after US Military Attache Colonel Joseph Emmanuel killed a Pakistani in an accident over the weekend here.
  • Reports said that the US was expected to impose restrictions on the Pakistani diplomats’ movement and require them to seek permission to move outside a 25-40 kilometre radius. The restrictions are expected to be imposed from May 1.
  • Islamabad was also considering similar restrictions on the US diplomats. One official said: “If they (the US) will impose restrictions, we will do the same. This will also help in providing security.”
  1. Maiden Pak-Turk navies exercise ‘Turguties 201’ ends
  • The maiden Pakistan Navy-Turkish Navy bilateral exercise ‘Turguties’, meaning, “drawn sword of Islam” conducted in North Arabian Sea has culminated. TCG Geliolu, a frigate from Turkish Navy, and PN ships Saif, Aslat, Nasr, Quwwat, Azmat and Zarrar including fixed and rotary wing aircraft of Pakistan Naval Aviation participated in the exercise. Fighters from PAF also took part in the exercise
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  1. First ever Online art gallery launched
  • The first-ever online art gallery was launched for virtual exhibition and promotion of rich and diverse heritage of the province by the Culture Directorate of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • The online art gallery is an initiative taken to give access to all inhabitants of the province to register their art work and showcase it. Varieties of artworks have been identified, including paintings, sculpture, photography, etc that can be listed in this gallery.
  1. Kim makes first official mention of US-N. Korea talks
  • North Korea`s leader Kim Jong Un has acknowledged the prospect of talks with the US, state media reported on April 10, 2018, in his first official mention of dialogue with Washington ahead of a planned summit with President Donald Trump.
  • Trump agreed last month to a landmark summit with the nuclear armed North but with no specific dates or venue set, there had been questions over Pyongyang`s intention to participate.
  1. Trump`s top homeland security adviser resigns
  • US President Donald Trump`s homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, has resigned at the request of new national security adviser John Bolton, an administration on April 10, 2018, marking the latest departure from the White House of a senior adviser.
  • Bossert, a former deputy national security adviser to President George W. Bush, had overseen the administration`s response to the Hurricane Maria disaster in Puerto Rico, as well as cyber security policy. An official said Bolton, who started his new role on Monday, urged Bossert`s departure.
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  1. France, KSA agree to curb Iranian ‘expansionism’
  • President Emmanuel Macron said April 10, 2018 that France agreed with Saudi Arabia on the need to curb Iranian “expansionism” in the Middle East, while also announcing a conference to boost humanitarian support for Yemen, where Riyadh is waging a bombing campaign.
  • Speaking alongside Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at a press conference as the de facto Saudi leader wrapped up a three-day official visit, Macron called for “greater efforts to limit Iran’s ballistic activity and regional expansionism”. “This strategic vision means reducing all the projects of expansionist political Islam which could feed other forms of terrorism and destabilise the region,” Macron said of Riyadh’s regional rival.
  1. Sudan vows to stay in Saudi alliance fighting in Yemen
  • Sudan vowed on April 10, 2018 that it will remain in a Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen, after a deadly ambush reportedly killed dozens of its soldiers in the war-torn country last week.
  • Khartoum has deployed hundreds of soldiers in Yemen since 2015 as part of the alliance battling on the side of the country’s government against Iran-backed Huthi rebels. On Friday it suffered one of its heaviest losses when dozens of Sudanese soldiers were killed by insurgents in an ambush, Yemeni military sources and rebels said.

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