April 2018

Day by Day Current Affairs (April 30, 2018) | MCQs for CSS, PMS, NTS

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Written by Shahzad F. Malik


April 30, 2018

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  1. President inaugurates sports city in Narowal
  • President Mamnoon Hussain on April 29, 2018 inaugurated National Sports City in Narowal.
  • On the occasion, a friendly match was also played between PCB Eleven and President Eleven
  1. PM may open new Islamabad Airport on May 1
  • Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is expected to inaugurate the New Islamabad International Airport on May 1.
  • According to Civil Aviation Authority, first incoming flight of Pakistan International Airlines from Karachi will land at the new airport at 11am on the same day while first flight of the national airline will depart for Karachi at 12.30pm.
  • Complete operation will commence from 3 May. All the domestic and foreign airlines have been conveyed directives in this regard.
  1. Indian, Pakistani troops to take part in joint drills
  • Even as a worried world heaved a sigh of relief with the historic embrace of estranged Korean leaders, there could be good news with groundbreaking developments in nuclear-armed South Asia when Indian and Pakistani troops for the first time participate in a joint exercise in Russia under the aegis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in September.
  • Troops from the two countries have sometimes come together in peacekeeping assignments with the UN but they haven`t been in a military exercise like the one they would be participating in with Russia and China among other SCO members.
  • Reports quoted officials as citing Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as confirming India`s presence in the anti-terrorism exercises during the SCO defenceministers` meeting in Beijing last week
  1. N Korea offers to shut nuclear test site in May, invites US experts
  • North Korea has promised to shut its atomic test site within weeks and invite American weapons experts to verify its closure, as new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington had an “obligation” to pursue peace.
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – who may meet US President Donald Trump as early as next month – also said Pyongyang would have no need for nuclear weapons if it were promised it would not be invaded, according to Seoul.
  • After historic meeting saw Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agree to pursue the complete denuclearisation of the peninsula.
  1. In first for Tunisia, police and soldiers head to polls
  • Police and soldiers went to the ballot box for the first time in Tunisia on April 29, 2019, casting votes in municipal elections after the lifting of a longtime ban.
  • Most Tunisians will vote on May 6 in the municipal polls – the first since the North African country’s 2011 revolution – but members of the security forces cast their ballots a week earlier.
  • Under the long rule of ex-president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, authorities outlawed voting by soldiers and police, insisting security forces remain outside of politics.

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  1. Pompeo talks tough on Iran in first trip to Mideast allies
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at Iran during a rapid tour of Middle East allies on April 29, 2018 ahead of a crucial White House decision on whether to quit the nuclear deal with Tehran.
  • After setting off on his first diplomatic trip only hours after being sworn in, Pompeo met with Saudi and Israeli leaders, two countries with especially close strategic bonds with the United States.
  • Both also have a common enemy in Iran, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly called for the nuclear deal to either be altered or scrapped, though most world powers see it as key to preventing Tehran from obtaining atomic weapons.
  1. Saudi oil company Aramco appoints first woman to its board
  • Saudi national oil giant Aramco on April 29, 2018 had been appointed five new members to its board of directors, including the first woman in the firm’s history.
  • Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, 60, is the former head of US oil company Sunoco Inc. and has been director of oil services company Baker Hughes since July last year. She has served on the boards of several major oil firms. Forbes ranked her 10th on its list of the world’s 100 most powerful women in 2009.
  • The new appointments come as the oil-dependent kingdom, faced with persistent budget deficits due to low crude prices, prepares to sell up to five per cent of Aramco in an initial public offering either this year or in 2019.
  1. Syrian govts, rebels reach deal to evacuate fighters form Damascus area
  • The Syrian government and rebels have reached a deal to evacuate opposition fighters from an area of southern Damascus near the site of a regime offensive against jihadists, on April 29, 2018.
  • The announcement comes more than a week into a regime assault to oust the so-called Islamic State group fighters from the capital`s southern suburbs, including the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmuk.
  • On April 29, 2018, a deal had been reached to evacuate opposition fighters and members of their families from rebel held areas east of Yarmuk.
  1. Rampant Nadal cruises to 11th Barcelona title
  • Rafael Nadal won his 11th Barcelona title on April 29, 2018 when he breezed past Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-1 in the final.
  • It was world number one Nadal’s 55th career clay-court title while he also extended his winning streak on the surface to 46 consecutive sets.
  • The 31-year-old Spaniard won his 11th Monte Carlo Masters last weekend also without dropping a set. This victory reinforced his status as the overwhelming favourite to lift the French Open for an 11th time in June.
  • Nadal now has 77 titles overall while his career clay-court match record stands at 401 wins against just 35 defeats.
  1. Japan’s Momota stuns Chen for Asian badminton title
  • Japan’s Kento Momota shocked Olympic gold-medallist Chen Long to be crowned Asian badminton champion on April 29, 2018, a year after his return from a gambling ban.
  • Momota, who was barred ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics and returned to action last year, floored the Chinese favourite 21-17, 21-13 at the Badminton Asia Championships in Wuhan.
  • The 17th-ranked left-hander had never previously won a game against Chen but he dominated the final, reeling off seven straight points to clinch victory when the world number three netted.

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