February 2018

Day by Day Current Affairs (February 16, 2018) | MCQs for CSS, PMS, NTS

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February 16, 2018 (Day by Day Current Affairs)

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  1. Army says troops being sent to Saudi Arabia
    • Taking a major decision, the army on February 15, 2018 announced that it is deploying troops in Saudi Arabia under an existing bilateral security pact.
    • `In continuation of ongoing Pak-KSA bilateral security cooperation, a Pakistan Army contingent is being sent to KSA on training and advice mission,` the InterServices Public Relations announced after a meeting between Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa and Saudi Ambassador Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki at the General Headquarters, which was said to be about `regional security situation`.
    • Gen Bajwa had earlier this month quietly visited Saudi Arabia, where he stayed for nearly three days and his only known meetings were with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Commander of Ground Forces Lt Gen Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz. This was his second visit to the kingdom in two months.
  2. Five Indian soldiers killed after attack on students van in AJK
    • In a tit-fortat action, Pakistan Army on February 15, 2018 destroyed an army post across the Line of Control and killed five soldiers hours af ter a Pakistani civilian lost his life in Indian firing on a students` van.
    • The Inter-Services Public Relations, the media affairs wing of Pakistan Army, said the Indian post was hit in Tatta Pani (Hot Spring) sector f rom where innocent citizens were being targeted.
    • Five Indian soldiers were killed and many injured, ISPR chief Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said.
  3. Pakistan concerned over FATF watchlist move
    • Pakistan has expressed serious concern over a motion submitted to the Financial Action Task Force (FAT F) for placing it on a watchlist.
    • That the FATF was an international body responsible for setting standards for combating money laundering and terrorist unancing. Such motions were aimed at hampering the economic growth of Pakistan
  4. Nadra opens CNIC registration at 20 post offices
    • The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) is set to open registration counters at 200 post offices in rural areas to help people submit their applications for a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC).
    • An agreement to this effect was signed on February 15, 2018 by Nadra officials and the Pakistan Post.
    • Federal Minister for Postal Services: Maulana Amir Zaman
    • Pakistan Post chairperson: Rubina Tayyab
  5. Senate body clears Nepra amendment bill
    • The Senate Standing Committee on Energy approved the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power (Amendment) Bill 2017 on February 15, 2018.
    • Known as the Nepra Amendment, the bill proposes the establishment of a Technical Appellate Tribunal against the decisions of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra). Under the current law, Nepra decisions can only be challenged before a high court.
  6. Modi`s visit to Arunachal infuriates China
    • China on February 15, 2018 expressed anger over a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the remote Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China also claims, and said India should stop any action that might complicate the dispute.
    • China claims the region in the eastern Himalayas as `South Tibet`, and it has deno unced Indian leaders` visits there as attempts to bolster India`s claims.
    • `China`s position on the ChinaIndia boundary question is consistent and clear-cut,` Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in a statement carried by the official Xinhua news agency.
  7. Ramaphosa sworn in as SA president after Zuma quits
    • Cyril Ramaphosa on February 15, 2018 was sworn in as South Africa`s new president after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid.
    • Ramaphosa was the only candidate nominated for election after two opposition parties said they would not participate.
    • Ramaphosa is South Africa`s fifth president since the end of the apartheid system of white minority rule in 1994.
  8. Nepal gets Communist PM after landmark polls
    • The leader of Nepal`s largest Communist party was sworn in as prime minister on Thursday, two months after leading his party to a thumping victory in landmark elections billed as a turning point for the impoverished Himalayan nation.
    • P. Sharma Oli will head the first government elected under a new national constitution that cements Nepal`s transformation from Hindu monarchy to a federal republic 11 years after the end of a brutal Maoist insurgency.
  9. Pakistan hockey team to visit India for 2018 World Cup
    • Pakistan will travel to India to take part in the Hockey World Cup 2018 which is schedule to be played in Bhubaneshwar in November-December this year.
    • This ends the speculation of Pakistan not coming to India to play the World Cup due to hostile political relations between the two countries. India last hosted the Hockey World Cup in 2010 in which Pakistan also took part.
    • Pakistan hockey team had failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup which was played in The Hague, Netherlands and their return to the premier competition is a positive sign for Pakistan and Asian hockey.
    • They qualified for the tournament by finishing seventh at the Hockey World League Semi-Finals in London and then getting the benefit of the Euro Hockey Championships.
  10. Australia bans sex between ministers and staff
    • Australia’s prime minister imposed a formal ban on sex between ministers and their staff on Thursday after his deputy made “a shocking error of judgement” by having an affair that left an aide pregnant and the government reeling
    • Malcolm Turnbull announced the amendment to the ministerial code of conduct at an extraordinary press conference during which he slammed deputy Barnaby Joyce for causing “terrible hurt and humiliation” to his wife and four children.

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