CE 2021: Current Affairs And Pakistan Affairs Solved MCQs (General Knowledge II and III)


Article 6 of the Pakistan Constitution deals with high treason.

Explanation: Article 6 states: “Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or holds in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert or suspend or hold in abeyance, the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.”

Nagorno-Karabakh is the territorial conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Explanation: Nagorno-Karabakh, also spelled Nagorno-Karabach is a region of southwestern Azerbaijan. Nagorno-Karabakh is the territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to World Food Program.

Explanation: The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 was awarded to World Food Programme (WFP) “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”

BECA stands for Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement.

Explanation: BECA is an agreement that was signed in November 2020 between the USA and India. BECA enables the partners to share high-end military technology, classified satellite data, and critical information. It will help India get real-time access to American geospatial intelligence that will enhance the accuracy of automated systems and weapons like missiles and armed drones. Through the sharing of information on maps and satellite images, it will enable India access to topographical and aeronautical data, and advanced products that will aid in navigation and targeting.

Pakistan needs 12 votes to exit from the FATF Grey List.

Explanation: Pakistan needs 12 votes out of 39 to exit the “grey” list and move up to join countries that do not require monitoring. To avoid a “black” list — a group that includes countries like North Korea that investors generally shun — it needs the support of three countries. China, Turkey, and Malaysia have been backing Pakistan consistently.

The FATF currently has 39 members including two regional organizations — the European Commission and Gulf Cooperation Council. India is a member of the FATF consultations and its Asia Pacific Group. Pakistan needs 12 votes out of 39 to exit the ‘grey’ list and move to the ‘white’ list.

Joe Biden is the second US Presidential candidate after Barack Obama that set a new record with more than 81,284,000 votes (51.3% of the total) in the 2020 election.

Explanation: In 2008, Barack Obama earned 69,498,516 votes in the presidential election, the most ever. Now, Mr. Obama’s former vice president, Joe Biden, has far surpassed that tally, setting a new record with more than 81,284,000 votes (51.3% of the total) in the 2020 election.

There are 538 electors in total. Each elector represents one electoral vote, and a candidate needs to gain a majority of the votes – 270 or more – to win the presidency.

Kavan, the elephant, was moved from Islamabad Zoo on court’s orders to?

Explanation: Kavan is a male Asian elephant known as the world’s loneliest elephant after his partner Saheli died in 2012. Kavan was gifted by the government of Sri Lanka to Pakistan in 1985 as a result of the positive relationship between the two countries.

Now, Kavan has moved to Cambodia — thanks in part to the efforts of American pop star Cher. Pakistan’s only Asian elephant has spent years in grim conditions in a controversial Islamabad zoo, where he suffered from a lack of exercise as well as cracked and malformed nails due to living in an inappropriate structure.

Members of QUAD are?

Explanation: The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD), also known as the Quad or Asian NATO is an informal strategic forum between the United States, Japan, Australia, and India that is maintained by semi-regular summits, information exchanges, and military drills between member countries.

Book ‘The Battle For Pakistan’ was written by Shuja Nawaz.

Explanation: Shuja Nawaz is a political and strategic analyst. He is a Distinguished Fellow at, South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council In Washington DC. He writes for leading newspapers and The Huffington Post, and speaks on current topics before civic groups, at think tanks, and on radio and television.

He is the author of Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within (Oxford University Press 2nd edition 2017). He is also the principal author of FATA: A Most Dangerous Place (CSIS, Washington DC January 2009), Pakistan in the Danger Zone: A Tenuous US-Pakistan Relationship (Atlantic Council 2010), Learning by Doing: The Pakistan Army’s Experience with Counterinsurgency (Atlantic Council 2011), and with Mohan Guruswamy, with a Foreword by former Secretary of State George Shultz India-Pakistan: The Opportunity Cost of Conflict (Atlantic Council 2014).

Name of the German President is?

Explanation: Frank-Walter Steinmeier is a German politician serving as President of Germany since 19 March 2017. He was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2009 and from 2013 to 2017, and Vice-Chancellor of Germany from 2007 to 2009.

UK withdrawal referendum happened under the supervision of the Prime Minister?

Explanation: UK withdrawal referendum happened under the supervision of Prime Minister David Cameron. Following a UK-wide referendum in June 2016, in which 52% voted in favor of leaving the EU and 48% voted to remain a member, Prime Minister David Cameron resigned.

On 29 March 2017, the new British Government led by Theresa May formally notified the EU of the country’s intention to withdraw, beginning the Brexit process. The withdrawal was originally scheduled for 29 March 2019.

Brexit was the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom) at the end of 31 January 2020 CET.

To date, the UK is the first and only country formally to leave the EU, after 47 years of being a member state within the bloc, after having first joined its predecessor, the European Communities (EC), on 1 January 1973.

Britain continued to participate in the European Union Customs Union and European Single Market during a transition period that ended on 31 December 2020.

The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, commonly referred to as the EU referendum or the Brexit referendum, took place on 23 June 2016 in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar to ask the electorate whether the country should remain a member of, or leave, the European Union.

Pakistan’s National Assembly consists of ……………. number of seats?

Explanation: The National Assembly of Pakistan has 342 seats, 272 of which are directly elected, 60 are reserved for women, and a further 10 for religious minorities.

Yogi Adityanath is the current Chief Minister of which Indian state?

Explanation: Yogi Adityanath is an Indian Hindu monk and politician serving as the 22nd and current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, in office since 19 March 2017. He was appointed as the Chief Minister on 26 March 2017 after the Bharatiya Janata Party won the 2017 State Assembly elections, in which he was a prominent campaigner.

2020 PSL Champion was Karachi Kings.

Karachi Kings won Pakistan Super League 2020 after beating Lahore Qalandars by five wickets, their first-ever title of Pakistan’s premier Twenty20 tournament. The Kings made their journey back home with a glittering trophy plus a $500,000 purse, while Lahore received $200,000.

Proved reserves of U.S. natural gas reached a new all-time high in 2018, according to a report from the Energy Information Administration.

Explanation: The EIA’s new data on both oil and gas reserves showed marked increases and a key factor pushing the U.S. to become a net energy exporter in coming years. EIA stands for Energy Information Administration.

The Global Climate Risk Index has placed Pakistan on the fifth spot on the list of countries most vulnerable to climate change in its annual report for 2020, which was released by the think-tank Germanwatch.

Since January 2019 the legislative elections have been held in Israel for 4 times.

Explanation: Early legislative elections were held in Israel on 9 April 2019 to elect the 120 members of the 21st Knesset. Elections had been due in November 2019 but were brought forward following a dispute between members of the current government over a bill on national service for the ultra-Orthodox population, as well as impending corruption charges against incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Legislative elections were held in Israel on 2 March 2020 to elect members of the Knesset. A Knesset is elected to a four-year term.

Sindh province is the most urbanized province in Pakistan as per the results of the 2017 census 52.02 percent of its population areas.

Explanation: Sindh province is the most urbanized province in Pakistan as per the res 52.02 percent of its population areas. Punjab has the highest population of 52.9 percent. In population its share has declined as compared to its share of the urban population in Punjab has increased from 31.27 percent in 1998 percent in 2017.

Pakistan has lost 9,989 lives and has suffered economic losses worth $3.8 billion from 1998 to 2018.

SCO currently comprises how many member states?

Explanation: The SCO currently comprises eight member states (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan), four Observer States interested in acceding to full membership (Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia), and six “Dialogue Partners” (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka.)

China signed Air Transport Agreement with Pakistan in 1963.

Explanation: The Sino-Pakistan Agreement (also known as the Sino-Pakistan Frontier Agreement and Sino-Pak Boundary Agreement) is a 1963 document between the governments of Pakistan and China establishing the border between those countries.

The agreement resulted in China ceding over 1,942 square kilometers (750 sq mi) to Pakistan and Pakistan recognizing Chinese sovereignty over hundreds of square kilometers of land in Northern Kashmir and Ladakh. The agreement is not recognized as legal by India, which also claims sovereignty over part of the land.

Zakat and Usher Ordinance was signed in the year 1980.

Explanation: Zakat and Usher Ordinance was signed in the year 1980. The said Ordinance meant to make provisions relating to the assessment, collection, and disbursement of Zakat and Usher.

Muhammad Ali Bogra Formula is also known as Constitutional Formula.

Explanation: When Muhammad Ali Bogra became the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the main task ahead of him was to achieve an agreement on a workable constitution for the country. He worked hard on this project and within six months of assuming power, came out with a constitutional formula. He presented the formula to the Constituent Assembly on 7th October 1953 and it is known as the Bogra formula.

The second Martial Law in Pakistan was imposed in the year 1969.

Explanation: The second Martial Law in Pakistan was imposed in the year 1969. The imposition of martial law by General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan on 25 March 1969 brought the military back to power unimpeded by any constitutional or popular check.

Pakistan’s first commander in chief was General Frank Messervy.

The third June Plan was announced by Lord Mount Batten.

Explanation: The 3 June 1947 Plan was also known as the Mountbatten Plan. The British government proposed a plan, announced on 3 June 1947, that included these principles: the principle of the partition of British India was accepted by the British Government, and the Princely States were given the right to either join Pakistan or India.

On June 9 2017 India and Pakistan became full members of SCO.

The total area of Federally Administered Tribal Areas is 27220 sq. km.

The first meeting of the All India Khilafat Movement was held on 23rd November 1919.

Tanda Dam is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

The Chaura Churi incident took place on 4 February 1922.

Explanation: The Chaura Chauri incident took place on 4 February 1922 at Chauri Chaura in the Gorakhpur district of the United Province (today’s Uttar Pradesh) in British India, when a large group of protesters participating in the Non-cooperation movement, clashed with police. In retaliation the demonstrators attacked and set fire to a police station, killing all of its occupants. The incident led to the death of three civilians and 22 policemen.

Lowari Pass connects Chitral from Dir.

Lucknow Pact was signed in Lucknow in December 1916.

Explanation: The Lucknow Pact was an agreement reached between the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League (AIMLM) at a joint session of both parties held in Lucknow in December 1916. it was adopted by the Congress at its Lucknow session on December 29 and by the league on Dec. 31, 1916. The pact dealt both with the structure of the government of India and with the relation of the Hindu and Muslim communities.

East India Company was formed on December 31, 1600.

Explanation: East India Company was formed originally to trade with the West Indies but ended up in control of large chunks of India. It was given a monopoly of English trade to Asia, with business during the early years focusing on silk, tea, and cotton. At its strongest point, it was responsible for a huge proportion of global trade, and at one time it employed a third of the entire British workforce.

In India, it grew so big that it virtually colonized the country, controlling large parts and running its own armies. The war of 1857, referred to as the revolt on whoever was against soldiers of the East India Company. Soon after that, the Government of India Act, 1858, led to the sidelining of the East India Company and the British Crown assumed direct control of India, and the company’s private armies were nationalized.

The ruins or archaeological site of Harappa is located in Sahiwal District, Punjab Province, Pakistan.

Baznama was written by Khushak Khatak.

The members of the 18th Amendment were 26.

Explanation: The Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Pakistan was passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on April 8, 2010, removing the power of the President of Pakistan to dissolve the Parliament unilaterally, turning Pakistan from a semi-presidential to parliamentary democracy.

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