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April 2018

Day by Day Current Affairs (April 15, 2018) | MCQs for CSS, PMS, NTS

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April 15, 2018

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  1. PM invites parties to talks on new provinces
  • Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has invited all political parties to a dialogue to reach a consensus on the issue of creation of new provinces in accordance with the demands of the people of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
  • He was speaking at a ceremony marking the opening of the Uch Sharif-Jalalpur Peerwala road built by the National Highway Authority at a cost of Rs5 billion. The road will link areas in the districts of Bahawalpur, Multan and Muzaffargarh.
  • The prime minister criticised the setting up of the South Punjab Province Front and the leaders who announced its formation. He said that mere holding of press conferences could not create new provinces.
  1. Punjab announces wheat procurement nitty-gritty
  • The Punjab government on April 14, 2018 notified wheat procurement policy 2018-19, setting a target of four million tonne and taking discretion out of all levels of procurement application, gunny bags distribution and final purchase.
  • The government has fixed Rs1,300 per 40 kilo as the support price.
  • All deputy commissioners will receive applications for the distribution of gunny bags from April 16 to 20. Farmers owning up to 10 acre land have been declared eligible to apply.
  1. Punjab to extend Rangers` deployment
  • The Punjab government is going to extend the deployment of Rangers in the province for another two months with effect from April 17.
  • `A summary has been sent to the chief minister.
  • The government had deployed five companies of Pakistan Rangers for a period of 60 days (two months) to assist police and Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) in hunting down terrorists, their facilitators and proscribed organisations across the province last year.
  1. Enhanced version of Babur cruise missile tested
  • Pakistan on April 14, 2018 successfully tested an enhanced version of nuclear-capable Babur cruise missile that has been equipped with advanced aerodynamics and avionics, the military said.
  • A successful test of an enhanced range version of the indigenously developed Babur Cruise Missile was conducted.
  • Giving technical specifications of the missile, the ISPR said Babur Weapon System-1 (B) incorporated advanced aero-dynamics and avionics that could strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy, at a range of 700 kilometres.
  1. Inam wins first gold for Pakistan in C’Wealth Games
  • Promising wrestler Muhammad Inam won first gold medal for Pakistan in the ongoing XXI Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Men’s freestyle 86kg wrestling event at Gold Coast Sports Centre on April 14, 2018.
  • Promising wrestler Tayab Raza also claimed bronze medals in Men’s freestyles 125kg weight. With these two medals Pakistan jumped from 31 to 22 in medal rankings with one gold and four bronze medals
  • Inam, born in Gujranwala, has many credentials for the country. Before this gold medal Inam also won gold medal in 2017 Beach Wrestling World Championship in Dalyan, Turkey. He had fifth position in Glasgow in Men’s freestyle, won gold medal in 2010 in Delhi Commonwealth Games, fifth position in 2010 in Delhi, India in Men’s Greco-Roman 84kg weight and won silver medal in 2016 Singapore Men’s freestyle 86kg weight.
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  1. US, UK, France strike Syria
  • US, British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on April 14, 2018 in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government, targeting what they said were chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack.
  • US President Donald Trump announced the military action from the White House, saying the three allies had “marshalled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality”.
  • Syria released video of the wreckage of a bombed-out research lab. There were no immediate reports of casualties, as the buildings hit had been evacuated in advance.
  1. 8 new ministers inducted in AJK cabinet
  • As many as eight new members were inducted in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) cabinet on April 14, 2018. Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has inducted eight new members into the cabinet.
  • President Azad Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan administered oath to the newly inducted ministers at the Aiwan-e-Sadar in Muzaffarabad.
  • The new ministers inducted in the Azad Kashmir cabinet were Raja Naseer, Yasin Gulshan, Raja Siddique, Javed Akhtar, Ahmed Raza Qadri, Masood Khalid, Chaudhry Ishaq and Waqar Ahmed Noor.
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  1. US adds India to currency watch list with China
  • The US Treasury added India to its watch list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies, joining China and four others, according to a report issued.
  • In addition to India, the semi-annual report to Congress names five countries that continue on the list from October: China, Germany, Japan, Korea and Switzerland.
  • Countries remain on the list for two report cycles “to help ensure that any improvement in performance versus the criteria is durable and is not due to temporary factors.”
  1. Online protests as China bans `homosexual` content on Weibo
  • China`s Sina Weibo said it would remove `homosexual` content from the popular microblogging platform, prompting a storm of online protests on April 14, 2018 under the hashtag `I am gay`.
  1. Oscar-winning Cuckoo`s Nest director Milos Forman dies at 86
  • Oscar-winning Czechborn film director Milos Forman, known for `One Flew Over the Cuckoo`s Nest` and `Amadeus,` has died aged 86, his agents said on April 14, 2018.
  • Born in the town of Caslav east of Prague on February 18, 1932, Forman lost both parents in Nazi concentration camps.
  • In the 1960s, he joined the New Wave of filmmakers standing up to the Communist regime in what was then Czechoslovakia, making himself famous with `Black Peter, `Loves of a Blonde` and `The Firemen`s Ball.` Shortly before the 1968 Soviet-led occupation ofCzechoslovakia, which put an end to a liberal period known as the Prague Spring, Forman moved to the United States via France.

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