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  • The United States of America ratified the agreement on 3 September 2019. However, on 4 November 2019, the Government of the United States of America notified the Secretary-General of its decision to withdraw from the Agreement which shall take effect on 4 November 2020,” says UNFCC.
  • The world’s second-biggest polluter is the US.
  • Sindh Cultural Day was celebrated for the first time in 2009. (1st Sunday of December)
  • The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance, signed in 2016. It has 195 signatories and came into effect on 4 November 2016.
  • Abu Ghraib: A prison complex in Iraq (1950- 2014).
  • The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) was signed in Karachi on 19 September 1960 by Jawaharlal Nehru and Ayub Khan.

 

  • On-call of the government and Ulemas, ‘Youm-e-Dua’ observed here on Friday all over the country to get rid of Coronavirus pandemic.
    While addressing the Friday (December 4, 2020) congregation, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council, Special Representative to Prime Minister on Interreligious Harmony and the Middle East said we will get rid of the Coronavirus pandemic by turning to Allah and seeking preventive measures against Coronavirus.

 

  • The Pakistani banking sector, which had experienced rapid growth, faced an unexpected move in 1974 when through a parliamentary act; the Government of Pakistan nationalized the industry and seized control of all assets.
  • A 15-year-old scientist and inventor has been named Time magazine’s first Kid Of The Year.
    Gitanjali Rao has invented a number of new technologies across a range of fields, including a device that can identify lead in drinking water and an app and Chrome extension that uses artificial intelligence to detect cyberbullying.
    The teenager, from Denver, Colorado in the US, said she hoped to inspire others into dreaming up ideas to “solve the world’s problems”.
  • The capital of Armenia is Yerevan and its currency is the Armenian dram.
  • The capital of Azerbaijan is Baku and its currency is Azerbaijani manat.
  • There are 48 countries in Asia today, according to the United Nations.

 

  • There are 44 countries in Europe today, according to the United Nations.
  • There are 14 countries in Oceania today, according to United Nations official statistics.
  • There are 14 Countries in South America.
  • There are 54 countries in Africa today, according to the United Nations.
  • There are 2 countries in Northern America today, according to the United Nations; the US and Canada.
  • Greenland, Bermuda, and Saint Pierre are the territories of North America.
  • PM Imran Khan’s October recommendation was “The Forty Rules of Love” by Elif Shafaq.
  • The Treaty gives control over the waters of the three “eastern rivers” — the Beas, Ravi, and Sutlej to India, while control over the waters of the three “western rivers” — the Indus, Chenab, and Jhelum to Pakistan.
  • In Pakistan currently, there are six barrages on the Indus: Guddu barrage, Sukkur Barrage, Kotri barrage (also called Ghulam Muhammad barrage), Taunsa Barrage, Chashma Barrage, and Jinnah Barrage. Another new barrage called “Sindh barrage” is planned as a terminal barrage on the Indus River.
  • Tarbela Dam is located in Pakistan and is the world’s largest fill-type dam. It is built over the River Indus near the small town of Tarbela in the Haripur District of the country.
  • The smallest dam of Pakistan is Warsak.

 

  • The Ravi River is the smallest river among five other rivers of the Indus basin system flowing in Pakistan.
  • The largest island in the world, Greenland, is only about one-fourth the size of Australia.
  • San Marino is the world’s smallest republic, although when Nauru gained independence in 1968 it challenged that claim, Nauru’s landmass being only 21 km2.
  • The “Pakistan Declaration” (titled Now or Never; Are We to Live or Perish Forever?) was a pamphlet written and published by Choudhary Rahmat Ali, on 28 January 1933, in which the word Pakistan (without the letter “i”) was used for the first time and was circulated to the delegates of the Third Round Table Conference.
  • Current Deputy Chairman in Senate Saleem Mandviwala.

 

  • Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s Chairman is Muhammad Saleem Baig.
  • Balochistan’s Senator Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani elected to Senate as an independent in the March 3 election, is the current Chairman of the Senate.
  • Asad Qaiser is a Pakistani politician who is the current Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, in office since August 2018.
  • National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri.
  • Shehryar Afridi is the elected chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir.
  • The President of Pakistan appoints the Chief Election Commissioner and four members of the Election Commission of Pakistan.

 

  • Chief Election Commissioner is Sikander Sultan Raja.
  • THE current DG ISPR is Babar Iftikhar.
  • The current DG ISI is Faiz Hameed since 17 June 2019.
  • The Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly on Monday (November 30, 2020) elected Khalid Khurshid Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf as chief minister and Pakistan Peoples Party’s Amjad Hussain as leader of the opposition.
  • Speaker of Gilgit Baltistan Assembly is Amjad Hussain Zaidi.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Andleeb Abbas represented Pakistan in the 19th Meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO-CHG) hosted by India via video conference on Monday(November 30, 2020).

 

  • India assumed the chair of the SCO Council of Heads of Government on Nov 2 last year as per rotation from Uzbekistan, the previous chair, and completed its year-long tenure by hosting for the first time a summit-level meeting since it gained full membership of the organisation in 2017.
  • Pakistan and China on Monday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for enhancement of defence cooperation between the armies of the two countries. Prior to signing of the MoU, General Wei Fenghe, Minister of National Defence of China, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Army Staff, at the General Headquarters.
  • The Indian Councils Act 1909, commonly known as the Morley-Minto or Minto-Morley Reforms, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that brought about a limited increase in the involvement of Indians in the governance of British India. (Royal assent: 12 March 1909)
  • Abu Al-Asar Hafeez Jalandhari was a Pakistani Urdu-language poet who wrote the lyrics for the National Anthem of Pakistan.

 

  •  After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, Hafeez Jalendhri migrated to Lahore. He wrote in 1952 the lyrics for `Qaumi Tarana’, the national anthem of Pakistan. For his literary and patriotic services to Pakistan, Jalandhari was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan.
  • The Tomb of Jahangir is a 17th-century mausoleum built for the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The mausoleum dates from 1637 and is located in Shahdara Bagh in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, along the banks of the Ravi River.
  • The Tomb of Nur Jahan is a 17th-century mausoleum in Lahore, Pakistan, that was built for the Mughal empress Nur Jahan.

 

  • Akbar’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal emperor Akbar. This tomb is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece. It was built in 1605–1613 by his son Jahangir and is situated in 119 acres of grounds in Sikandra, a sub of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • According to the United Nations, nearly 1.8 billion people will live in the region of “absolute water scarcity” by the end of 2025 in South Asia.
  • A recent report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has ranked Pakistan third among the countries facing acute water shortage.
  • Twelve out of the 17 most water-stressed countries are in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The region is hot and dry, so the water supply is low, to begin with, but growing demands have pushed countries further into extreme stress.
  • Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan warns of potential nuclear war over Kashmir in a speech done by him in UN General Assembly’s 74th Session on September 27, 2019.
  • The Group of Seven (G7) is an international intergovernmental economic organization consisting of seven major developed countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which are the largest IMF-advanced economies in the world.

 

  • In March 2014 Russia was suspended by G7 members from the political forum G8 following the annexation of Crimea. After the suspension, in January 2017 the Russian Federation decided permanently to leave the G8. It was confirmed in June 2018.
  • In the first week of January 2018, the Trump administration suspended its entire security assistance to Pakistan until Islamabad “proved its commitment to fight all terrorist groups operating in the region”.
  • The Generalised System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) scheme passed smoothly through the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (CIT) in February 2018, enabling Pakistani exporters to enjoy preferential duties on exports for the next two years. The continuation of the scheme is an award for Islamabad’s progress in enacting new laws and developing new institutions for the implantation of 27 core conventions of GSP+, especially the National Action Plan for human rights.
  • Kharan Desert is in Balochistan.

 

  • PSO’s Hi-Octane 97 Euro 5 was launched at a grand ceremony held at PSO Service Station-2, Diplomatic Enclave on August 18, 2020.
  • PSO’s Euro 5 standard Hi-Octane 97 RON fuel is available at PSO retail outlets in all major cities across the country.
  • Currently, Minister for Energy is Mr. Omar Ayub Khan and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum is Mr. Nadeem Babar.
  • Euro 5 standard fuels minimize the negative impact on our environment owing to a reduction in Sulphur and Benzene content by a staggering 98% and 80% respectively thereby reducing harmful vehicle emissions, providing health benefits, and improving engine performance.
  • PTA has blocked access to five dating/live streaming applications i.e. Tinder, Tagged, Skout, Grindr, and SayHi on September 2, 2020, citing immoral content.

 

  •  According to August’s statement of Pakistan’s health ministry, the recovery rate of COVID-19 patients has jumped from 92 to 94 percent in the country while the death rate remains at 2.1 percent.
  • Public service message, developed by Xdynamix Media features a team of five superheroes delivering the message of how to prevent the spread of the virus and also protect ourselves and others within our communities.
  • NCOC is the nerve center to synergize and articulate unified national effort against COVID-19, and to implement the decisions of the National Coordination Committee on COVID-19.
  • A character who stands out as one of Pakistan’s first trans animated superheroes called Bijli.
  • Famed poet Fahmida Riaz’s daughter, Veerta Ali Ujan, on September 3, 2020, has declined the presidential award announced by the government for her late mother, in protest against what she called “the state’s kidnapping and torture of journalists and writers.”

 

  • Born in Meerut in 1946, Fahmida Riaz was among the leading Urdu poets of her time. A relentless social critic, she had been active in several human rights movements and was among those who campaigned against the military rule of General Ziaul Haq and the execution of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
  •  Fehmida Riaz passed away on November 21, 2018. She was 72 years old. She authored more than 15 books on fiction and poetry. Her first literary work was published in 1967, titling ‘Pather Ki Zuban’.
  • Saeen Taj Joyo, the father of a Sindhi teacher and activist Sarang Joyo, had also refused the President’s Pride of Performance Award (Nisan-e-Pakistan) on August 16, 2020, due to his son’s sudden disappearance. Sarang Joyo was recently found and was alleged to have been tortured in captivity.

 

  • Saeen Taj said he took the decision not to receive the presidential award because the Sindhi language was not being given the status of the national language, settling of ‘outsiders’ in Sindh remained unending under a plan and extremism was being “officially patronized” in Sindh to trample over secular values of the province. He further stated that he refused to receive the award because freedom of expression was being curbed.
  • A New York-based global markets research firm, marketcurrentswealthnet.com, in its report published Tuesday(September 1, 2020), also declared the PSX the world’s fourth best-performing market.
  • “Pakistan’s stock market has become the best performer in Asia and the fourth-best-performing stock market in the world,” according to the report, titled Denmark and Pakistan: the surprising stock markets that outperformed in 2020. (2.09.2020).

 

  • Previously, the Pakistan Stock Exchange had been named as Asia’s best performer in 2016.
  • Pakistan Stock Exchange was attacked by 4 assailants on June 29, 2020.
  • A nuclear watchdog has categorized Pakistan as the “most improved country” in the ranking for countries with weapons-usable nuclear materials.
  • In its 2020 assessment, the Nuclear Security Index said Pakistan’s improvements, because of its passage of new regulations, provide “sustainable security benefits.”
  • Pakistan is a nuclear-armed country since 1998, Pakistan improved its overall score by 7 points, moving to the overall rank of 19.

 

  • Australia ranks first for the fifth time, Canada and Switzerland tie for second, Germany is fourth, and the Netherlands and Norway tie for fifth. India ranks 20 while China’s ranking remains stable at 14, and has shown no change in its score since 2018.
  • North Korea, which is facing severe UN sanctions due to its nuclear program, ranked lowest in the security index.
  • Based in Washington DC, the NTI assesses countries’ progress on nuclear security, highlights security gaps, and recommends actions to better protect nuclear materials and facilities, and build an effective global nuclear security architecture.
  • According to the Reports by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, Bangladesh is the Most Polluted Country Globally.
  • PM announces a Rs1.1 trillion ‘historic’ package for Karachi’s transformation on September 5, 2020.
  • Natalia Najam, the Lahore-based science enthusiast, achieved the Guinness World Records title after arranging all elements of the periodic chart in just 2 minutes and 42 seconds on July 18, 2020. She broke the previous record by 7 seconds.

 

  • Najam accomplished the feat by breaking the record previously held by Indian economics professor Meenakshi Agarwal who completed the same task in 2 minutes and 49 seconds.
  • The OIC decided to designate March 15 as the “International Day to Combat Islamophobia” each year. It authorized the OIC Permanent Missions in New York to jointly table a resolution in the UN General Assembly, calling for the establishment of this day.
  •  Positively responding to Pakistan’s offer, the CFM meeting decided to host its 48th session in Islamabad in 2021.
  • At the 47th session in Niger,  Pakistan also became a member of the six-member OIC Executive Committee for the next three years.
  • Pakistan is among 13 Muslim majority countries facing the ban on new employment and visit visas recently placed by the UAE.
  • According to the data available with Minority rights organization Center for Social Justice  {CSJ}, around 52 percent of the incidents of alleged forced conversions had occurred in Punjab, 44pc in Sindh, while 1.23pc each were reported in the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa areas, while one case (0.62pc) was reported from Balochistan.

 

  • Merriam-Webster on Monday announced “pandemic” as its 2020 word of the year.
  • On March 11, when the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic.
  • Pandemic, with roots in Latin and Greek, is a combination of “pan,” for all, and “demos,” for people or population.
  • The Merriam-Webster site has about 40 million unique monthly users and about 100 million monthly page views.
  • A large study adds to evidence that people with type O or Rh−negative blood may be at a slightly lower risk from the new coronavirus.

 

  • The main ceremony of the celebration of the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev will be held on November 30 at Gurdwara Janamasthan in Nankana Sahib.
  • Ali served as Speaker of the House from August 9, 1973, to March 27, 1977, during the tenure of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. He was preceded by Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry and succeeded by Malik Meraj Khalid.
  • Former National Assembly speaker Sahibzada Farooq Ali, the ninth Speaker of the House, passed away in Multan on Sunday(November 29). He was 91.
  • Trump in 2018 pulled the United States out of a 2015 international accord curbing Iran’s nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions.

 

  • Fakhrizadeh, who Israel viewed as the “father of Iran’s nuclear program”, died after being seriously wounded when assailants targeted his car, according to Iran’s defense ministry.
  • Mohammad Abdus Salam NI SPk was a Pakistani theoretical physicist. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory.
  • Jahangir Khan is a former World No. 1 professional Pakistani squash player. He won the World Open six times, and the British Open ten times. Jahangir Khan is widely regarded as the greatest squash player of all time.
  • The Russian Revolution was a period of political and social revolution across the territory of the Russian Empire, commencing with the abolition of the monarchy in 1917 and concluding in 1923 with the Bolshevik establishment of the Soviet Union at the end of the Civil War.
  • 28 November is the birth anniversary of Bano Qudsia.

 

  • KANUPP is Pakistan’s first nuclear power plant, inaugurated on November 28, 1972, with a total gross capacity of 137 MW.
  • Pakistan’s continental shelf limits have been extended in 2015 from 200 nautical miles to 350 nautical miles, according to a statement issued by the Pakistan Navy.
  • The Challenger Deep is the deepest known point in the Earth’s seabed hydrosphere, with a depth of 10,902 to 10,929 m by direct measurement from deep-diving submersibles, remotely operated vehicles, and benthic landers and slightly more by sonar bathymetry.
  • The Mariana Trench or Marianas Trench is located in the western Pacific Ocean about 200 kilometers east of the Mariana Islands; it is the deepest oceanic trench on Earth. It is crescent-shaped and measures about 2,550 km in length and 69 km in width.

 

  • Pakistani rupee entered the list of best-performing currencies in Asia, appreciating by 3.1% against the US dollar since October 1, 2020, thereby securing the position of third best-performing currency in Asia after Indonesian rupiah and South Korean won,” Alpha Beta Core CEO Khurram Shehzad said in a commentary.
  • The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has released the assets details of senators for the financial year 2019-20, whereby Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq is the poorest member while Senator Taj Afridi (independent) is the richest.
  • According to the statements published by the ECP on Monday, Senator Siraj has shown 12 canals of inherited land and a business worth more than Rs361,000 in his yearly financial statement submitted to the ECP. He has Rs600,000 in his bank account.

 

  • Senator Taj Afridi’s statement stated that he is a billionaire with assets worth Rs1.22 billion. He also owns assets worth Rs167.1 million abroad.
  • Azerbaijan- Armenia fight erupted on September 27, 2020, over Nagorno Karabakh
  • UAE- Bahrain US-brokered deal 15 September 2020
  • UAE, Jordan, and Egypt have diplomatic ties with Israel.
  • The first-ever joint exercise between Pakistan and the Russian military had taken place in 2016.
  • Similarly, in September, a Pakistan armed forces’ contingent participated in the opening ceremony of a multinational military exercise, named Kavkaz-2020, held at the Astrakhan region, Russia.
  • Brine, saltwater, particularly a highly concentrated water solution of common salt (sodium chloride). Natural brines occur underground, in salt lakes, or as seawater and are commercially important sources of common salt and other salts, such as chlorides and sulfates of magnesium and potassium.

 

  • Froth flotation is a process for selectively separating hydrophobic materials from hydrophilic. This is used in mineral processing, paper recycling, and waste-water treatment industries. Historically this was first used in the mining industry, where it was one of the great enabling technologies of the 20th century.
  • Salahuddin Ayubi captured Jerusalem In October 1187
  • Benazir assassination 27 Dec. 2007.
  • 18 October 2007(Karsaz incident) 180 deaths and 500 were injured.
  • The most abundant transition element is Fe.
  • Amla fruit is rich in vitamin C and its jam is good for the brain and vision.
  • October is celebrated as breast cancer awareness month starting from October 1 to October 31.
  • 2020 world teacher’s day theme: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”.
  • The World Health Organisation recognizes World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’.

 

  • The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization, as well as other related organizations.
  • In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly.
  • Joseph Robinette Biden born on November 20, 1942, is an American politician and the president-elect of the United States.
  • He defeated incumbent President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and will be inaugurated as the 46th president on January 20, 2021.
  • A member of the Democratic Party, Biden served as the 47th vice president during the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017.
  • Biden represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.
  • Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality.

 

  • Pakistan Environmental Protection Ordinance was enforced in 1984.
  •  Frost shattering kind of weather takes place on the valley side above the surface of a glacier.
  •  Monsoon wind reverses seasonally.
  • Bermuda triangle extends up to South Florida & Puerto Rico.
  • Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty relating to environmental problems.
  • Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Zaklariaya belongs to Chishtia order.
  • The longest river in South Asia is the Brahmputra.
  • The length of the river Indus is 2880 km.
  • The oldest Hydro-electric Project in Pakistan is in Malakand.
  • The oldest barrage on the river Indus at Sukkur was built in 1932.
  •  Europe has no desert.

 

  • Arabia, Scandinavia & Alaska are called Peninsula.
  • The richest fishing ground in the world is North-Eastern Asia.
  •  When one place on the earth is on a bigger eastern longitude then its time will be ahead.
  •  Arakan Yoma is the extension of the Himalayas located in Myanmar.
  • Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a Moscow-brokered peace deal on November 9 after Baku’s army overwhelmed separatist forces and threatened to advance on Karabakh’s main city Stepanakert. Under the agreement, Armenia lost control of seven districts that it seized around Karabakh during the 1990s war.
  • Nearly 2,000 Russian peacekeepers have deployed between the two sides and along the Lachin corridor, a 60-kilometer route through the district that connects Stepanakert to Armenia. Up to 90,000 people — some 60 percent of the population — fled the disputed Karabakh region during the fighting.

 

  • The current Armenian Prime Minister is Nikol Pashinyan while the current Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
  • More than one million people have benefited from the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) Pakistan project, which was a gold prize winner at the World Habitat Awards that are organized with the United Nations housing agency (UN-Habitat). AKAH has trained about 50,000 residents to better protect their villages from disasters in the mountainous northern areas which are vulnerable to earthquakes, floods, and environmental degradation, and are home to some of the poorest communities.

 

  • Since 1980, more than 2m people have been killed by natural disasters, according to the World Bank.
  • The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life.
  • The quickest route to national unity in India is “expressing hostility toward Pakistan,” says Barack Obama, America’s first colored president in his new book, “A Promised Land.”

 

  • The global Map, printed on the rear side of Saudi Arabia’s special G20 Summit currency note, shows both Indian and Pakistan administered Kashmir as a separate country.
  • On October 20, 2020 PM Imran Khan wrote a letter to leaders of Muslim states to act collectively to counter the growing Islamophobia in non-Muslim states esp Western states causing increasing concern amongst Muslims the world over.
  • The first procession of Eid Milad was held in Rawalpindi on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1927 in which one million Muslims from all over Punjab participated. Since then this tradition began throughout the subcontinent.

  • Anti polio day is observed annually on 24 October, the theme for 2020 is “A win against polio is a win for global health.”
  • UN Day (October 24) The theme for UN Day 2020 is ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism.
  • Express columnist Arif Anis has been voted ”Brain of the Year 2020” by the world-famous Brain Trust UK. The announcement was made on Thursday by Trust Chairman and Grand Chessmaster Raymond Keene OBE. The Brain Trust was founded in 1990 by the inventor of Mind Maps, Tony Buzan.

 

  • Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said that around two million families would benefit from the government’s new Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy aimed at extending financial support to special persons.
  • As the world observed the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities on the day, the prime minister said on Twitter, that under the new program, the special persons would be eligible for a monthly stipend of Rs. 2000.
  • According to the United Nations, out of seven billion world population, more than one billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the total population, live with some form of disability with 80 percent living in developing countries.

 

  • December 3 is observed as International Day for Disabled Persons.
  • Prime Minister Imran Khan on December 3, 2020, announced that around two million families would benefit from the government’s new Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy aimed at extending financial support to special persons.
  • The pandemic has claimed 1.5 million live worldwide, shattered economies, and left tens of millions of people unemployed in developed and developing countries.
  •  Prime Minister Imran Khan on Dec 3, 2020, has announced two new high altitude national parks in Gilgit Baltistan, spanning a huge area of 3600 square km which totals five percent of Gilgit-Baltistan’s land area.
  • Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan is the Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan.

 

  • Admiral M. Amjad Khan Niazi is the current Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy since 07 October 2020.
  • Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced two new high-altitude National Parks in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) spanning across an area of 3,600 square kilometers, which is almost 5 percent of the total area of GB.
  • These two national parks have been announced under the Prime Minister’s “Protected Areas Initiative.” The initiative aims to ensure the protection and preservation of Pakistan’s natural assets through designation and management as National Parks.

 

  •  The International Day of Disabled Persons (December 3) aims at promoting the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development.
  • International Dayo 0f Girl Child is celebrated on October 11.
  • The Indian National Army trials, which are also called the Red Fort trials, were the British Indian trial by courts-martial of a number of officers of the Indian National Army between November 1945 and May 1946, for charges variously for treason, torture, murder, and abetment to murder during World War II.
  • Scientists have divided coronaviruses into four sub-groupings, called alpha, beta, gamma, and delta. Seven of these viruses can infect people.
  • Coronaviruses have all their genetic material in something called RNA (ribonucleic acid).

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