May 2018

Day by Day Current Affairs (May 13, 2018) | MCQs for CSS, PMS, NTS

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May 13, 2018

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  1. Shaukat Hussain appointed SECP chairman
  • The federal government has appointed Shaukat Hussain as chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) with immediate effect.
  • “In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 6 of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan Act, 1997 (XLII of 1997), the federal government is pleased to appoint Shaukat Hussain, commissioner Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, as the SECP chairman with immediate effect,” stated a notification issued by the ministry of finance on May 12, 2018.
  • On July 24 last year, the federal government had suspended Zafar Hijazi from the post of chairman SECP in an official record tampering case. The government had appointed Zafar Abdullah as acting chairman of the SECP
  1. Agri Warehouse-Recovery Programme launched
  • Punjab government has launched “Agricultural Warehouse-Recovery Programme” on the basis of public-private partnership to protect agricultural commodities and facilitate farmers.
  • These warehouses will also be able to store commodities for long time with the help of modern technology.
  1. FIA bars US diplomat from leaving Pakistan.
  • A special US plane that arrived at Nur Khan Airbase Rawalpindi on May 12, 2018 to fly out Military Attaché at US Embassy Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall returned after the Interior Ministry refused to issue no objection certificate to the American diplomat.
  • The US special plane (C-130) had landed at the airport on May 12, 2018 morning but the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prevented Col Hall to leave the country as he was not having clearance from the relevant quarters.
  • Col Hall, the defence and air attaché at the US embassy, had hit and killed a motorcyclist at a traffic signal in Islamabad on April 7 and injured another. The deceased was identified as Ateeq Baig.
  1. Hockey hero Mansoor Ahmed passes away
  • Pakistan’s World Cup-winning hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed passed away at a hospital in Karachi on May 12, 2018.
  • The 49-year-old had been suffering from complications stemming from a pacemaker and stents implanted in his heart.
  • Ahmed had been a sporting icon in Pakistan since helping the country win the 1994 World Cup in Sydney with his penalty stroke save against the Netherlands in the final.
  • He played 338 international matches and also participated in three Olympics and various other high-profile events in a career spanning from 1986 to 2000.
  1. North Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit
  • North Korea will destroy its nuclear test site later this month, ahead of a summit with the United States, pledging to blow up its tunnels in front of invited foreign media.
  • The display at Punggye-ri, in the northeast of the country, will be another step in leader Kim Jong Un’s charm offensive, with a ceremony scheduled between May 23-25.
  • Dialogue brokered by Seoul has seen US-North Korea relations go from trading personal insults and threats of war last year to a summit between Kim and President Donald Trump due in Singapore on June 12.

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  1. Iraq holds first nationwide election since IS defeat
  • Iraq voted May 12, 2018 in its first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State group, with growing tensions between neighbouring Iran and the United States threatening a power struggle.
  • Turnout appeared weak as polling stations closed across the country after 11 hours of voting that took place under tight security given the ongoing threat posed by the jihadists.
  • There were no major incidents reported across the country, with the only flareup coming when, a local official said, shelling killed a policeman and wounded five others in eastern Iraq.
  • The poll comes with tensions surging between key powers Iran and the United States after Washington pulled out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, sparking fears of a destabilising power struggle in Iraq.
  • Roughly 24.5 million voters face a fragmented political landscape five months after IS was ousted, with the dominant Shiites split, the Kurds in disarray and Sunnis sidelined.
  1. East Timor votes after tense campaign
  • East Timor faced a tense wait May 12, 2018 for the result of its second general election in less than a year, after bitter fighting between lawmakers saw parliament dissolved.
  • Thousands of East Timorese lined up to cast their ballot following a fractious campaign that was marred by violence and political mudslinging on the tiny half-island nation of 1.2 million.
  • Political parties in the impoverished young democracy made their final pitch to voters this week, wrapping up a fractious campaign.
  1. Iran minister on diplomatic tour to save nuclear deal
  • Iran’s foreign minister was due to leave May 12, 2018 for a whirlwind diplomatic tour as world leaders scramble to salvage something from the wreckage of a landmark nuclear deal in the wake of Washington’s withdrawal.
  • Mohammad Javad Zarif’s tour starts two days after unprecedented Israeli strikes in Syria which a monitor said killed at least 11 Iranian fighters, triggering fears of a broader conflict between the two arch-enemies.
  • He will visit Beijing, Moscow and Brussels, a spokesman said, holding meetings with all of the remaining parties to the 2015 agreement.
  1. Govt shuts offices of 11 INGOs
  • Authorities have closed offices of 11 international non-governmental organisations after the Ministry of Interior rejected their registration request.
  • Following ministry’s refusal, police took action and locked the offices of UK, US and other foreign countries-based NGOs. The foreign organisations have been barred from carrying out any operation in Pakistan.
  • The NGOs include Ziaul Ummat Foundation (UK), Al-Khair Foundation (UK), Central Asia Education Trust Pakistan, Centre for International Enterprise (US), International Alert (UK), Danish Refugee Council (Denmark), Foundation Open Society Institute Pakistan (Switzerland), Oxfam Novib (Holland), Acumen Fund International (US) and AVDRC World Vegetable Centre (Taiwan).
  1. SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 yet
  • SpaceX on May 11, 2018 blasted off its newest and most powerful Falcon 9 rocket, known as the Block 5, carrying the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh and marking a leap forward in re-usability for the California-based aerospace company.
  • The rocket is designed to require far less maintenance and refurbishment between flights, and is certified to carry humans to space later this year when SpaceX launches its Dragon crew capsule to the International Space Station.
  • “Three, two one, zero, ignition, liftoff,” a SpaceX commentator said as the rocket launched at 4:14 pm (2014 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • The Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket’s main goal for its maiden mission was to propel a communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1, to a geostationary transfer orbit roughly 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers) above Earth.

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