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Day by Day Current Affairs 2nd January 2018

  1. Trump’s ‘no more’ tantrum trumped
    • Taking an exception to a provocative statement from President Donald Trump, Pakistan summoned US Ambassador David Hale to lodge a protest and made it clear the country was not prepared to take dictation from anyone anymore
    • On January 1, 2018, Mr Trump tweeted his warning to Pakistan: `The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools
  2. SECP bans funding for JuD`s charity wing
    • Notification issued following high-level meeting led by PM; JuD, FIF officials not officially informed of decision
    • SECP: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan
  3. Malala tops list of most searched Pakistanis on Wikipedia
    • According to a report by the Pakistan affiliate of The Wikimedia Foundation, Mala Yousufzai`s Wikipedia page had over 2.5 million views the previous year
    • Other personalities who were among 25 most searched Pakistanis on Wikipedia in 2017 included politicians, social workers and people from the entertainment industry
    • Mahira Khan, the actress was the second, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, came on third, on fourth position came the page of Saba Qamar, Imran Khan`s page with fifth position, ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif`s followed it on sixth position, Actor Fawad Khan came on seventh position, on eighth position late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan attracted people
  4. Commodore Abdul Basit Butt promoted to rank of rear admiral
    • Rear Admiral Abdul Basit Butt was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1989. During his illustrious career, he has served on various Command and Staff appointments
  5. Arabia, UAE levy VAT in first for Gulf
    • Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates introduced value-added tax from January 1, 2018, a first for the Gulf which has long prided itself on its taxfree, cradle-to-grave welfare system
  6. Federal govt introduces new promotion formula
    • Following the Supreme Court orders, the federal government has introduced new promotion formula, and decreased performance evolution reports marks from 70 per cent to 50 per cent, and increased the training evolution report marks from 15 per cent to 35 per cent. Interestingly, no change could be made in the Central Selection Board’s 15 per cent marks
  7. Swaraj rules out cricket with Pakistan
    • Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has hinted that any bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan is unlikely unless Pakistan stops alleged cross-Line of Control terrorism and firing
  8. 25pc of Earth will be drier even if warming cut to 2°C: study
    • More than a quarter of Earth`s land surface will become `significantly` drier even if humanity manages to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, the goal espoused in the Paris Agreement
    • At 1.5 C, parts of southern Europe, southern Africa, central America, coastal Australia and South East Asia-areas home to more than a fifth of humanity `would avoid significant aridification` predicted under two degrees Celsius, said study co-author Su-Jong Jeong of the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China
  9. 13 killed as Iran sees worst day of unrest
    • A policeman was shot dead as fresh protests broke out in Iran on January 1, 2018 while the authorities moved to crack down on days ofunrest across the country
  10. Israel finds 2,700-year-old ‘governor of Jerusalem’ seal
    • Israeli archaeologists unveiled on January 2, 2018, a 2,700-year-old clay seal imprinted with images and Hebrew words that may have belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem

Source: Daily the Dawn, Daily the Nation, Daily News, Daily Express Tribune

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