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CURRENT AFFAIRS CSS EXAMS COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION PAPER-II 2000-2016


FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION CURRENT AFFAIRS PAPER

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2000

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER-II (CURRENT AFFAIRS)

FIVE questions. All questions carry EQUAL marks. Write clearly.

Q1. What are the strategic objectives of America’s increased embroilment in South Asia ‘s power relationship?

Q2. Assess the growing impact of information technology on Pakistan’s socio-economic and educational complexion.

Q3. Governance through ordinances has been the hallmark of all regimes, democratic or otherwise, in Pakistan. In this context briefly review Pakistan’s political, constitutional and judicial landmarks.

Q4. Discuss politics of World Trade Organization and Globalization.

Q5. The linguistic burden of English, Arabic, Urdu and the mother tongue on learning is a serious issue requiring serious treatment. Analyze.

Q6. Discuss how Pakistan is affected by political and economic stakes and nuclear concern of Japan in South Asia?

Q7. Longer period of political stability is the requirement to institutionalize reformist polices whereas the same has not been available in Pakistan. Assess the prospects of recent multiple reforms in the context of this statement.

Q8. Write notes on TWO of the followings:

(a) Issue of control over Al Quds.

  • China’s potential as super power.
  • Ramification of Taliban’s style governance.
  • IMF’s objectives in funding Pakistan.

CURRENT AFFAIRS FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2001

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER-II (CURRENT AFFAIRS)

TIME ALLOWED : THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100 NOTE: Attempt any FIVE

questions. AH questions carry EQUAL marks. Write clearly.

  1. Determine the extent to which the objectives of Americans-led global coalition against the so- called terrorism are achievable.
  • Visualise the post-Taliban Scenario in Afghanistan and discuss its implications for Pakistan.
  • How has the apathetic role of Arab countries complicated the issue of Palestine?
  • Sino-Pakistan collaboration on Gwadar Sea opening will have far-reaching economic and geo-strategic consequences. Comment.
  • The United Nations Organization is being side-lined by denying the peace-making role that legitimately belonged to her. Examine the statement.
  • Evaluate the structural changes introduced in Pakistan’s economy over the past two years.
  • Highlight the constitutional issues affecting Pakistan’s politics since the army take-over in October 1999.
  • Judicious evaluation of examination scripts by the Universities and Boards of Education in Pakistan needs to be ensured. How can it be accomplished?
  • Write notes on any TWO of the following:
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization
  • Aftermath of Agra-Summit
  • Gender prejudices and women empowerment in Pakistan
  • Economic consequences or preparation at the World Trade Centre.

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CURRENT AFFAIRS FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2002

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER-II (CURRENT AFFAIRS)

TIME ALLOWED : THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100 NOTE: Attempt any FIVE questions.

AH questions carry EQUAL marks. Write clearly.

Q.1 “In her foreign policy and trade, Pakistan has never benefited fully from her ideal geostrategic location “. Discuss

  • Give a critique of the performance of SAARC since its inception
  • Critically evaluate the US concerns about the production of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  • Analyze the role of OIC in the resolution of problems faced by its members

Q.5 “A single catastrophic event –„Nine Eleven‟ – hs turned the entire world topsy-turvy”. Discuss.

  • How has the conflict between US and Iraq affected them and the world at large ?
  • Give a comprehensive appraisal of the revival of democracy after the interregnum of 1999-2002
    • Write notes on any Two of the following : A Expansion of European Union (EU)

B Communal riots in India C Kalabagh Dam

D Pakistan‟s Pollution Problem

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CURRENT AFFAIRS FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2003

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER-II (CURRENT AFFAIRS)

TIME ALLOWED : THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100 NOTE: Attempt any FIVE

questions. AH questions carry EQUAL marks. Write clearly.

Q1. In the current relationship of mutual dependence, American obligations arc minimal while Piikistani ones are substantial Comment.

Q2. Globalization, as being shaped by the World Trade Organization in a world of un-cqual nation-slates, has un-managcable implications. Discuss.

Q3. Give a long-term scenario of Afghanistan and Iraq beyond the perspective of’ N ine Eleven’.

Q4. Highlight the factors and forces, which have contributed to sideline the United Nations Organization in terms of its peace and security role.

Q5. What are the ground realities inhibiting the capacity of Organization of Islamic conference as an effective body to protect the legitimate interests of Muslim world1?

Q6. In what ways India-Israel nexus, India-China bilateral relations and

India-Iran gco-cconomic tics affect Pakistan? 1. Debate, National Interests VS Democratic Values in the context of recent political and constitutional developments in Pakistan.

Q7. Attempt any TWO parts:

  • Current Palestinian situation and the Arab neighbours.
  • France’s policy on Iraq’s invasion.
  • Any one personality of the following:

(i) Noam Chomsky (ii) Arundhati Roy

  • Edward Wadic Saeed
  • Eqbal Ahmcd (not Allama Iqbal)

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CURRENT AFFAIRS FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2006

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER-II (CURRENT AFFAIRS)

TIME ALLOWED:

(PART-I)…………30 MINUTES…………..…..MAXIMUM MARKS:20

(PART-II)…………2 Hours & 30 Minutes……..MAXIMUM MARKS:80

PART –I

Q.1 write only correct answere in the Answere Book. Do not reproduce the question.

(1).. How many medals were won by Pakistan in the 18th Commonwealth games?

(a) 3 (b) 5 (c) 7 (d) None of these

(2).. The Currency of China is:

(a) Rouble (b) Yen (c) Yuan (d) None of these

(3).. In the absence of President, who becomes the acting President of Pakistan?

(a) Speaker of the NA (b) Chairman Senate (c) Chief Justice of pakistan (d) None of these

(4).. Han Myung has become the First Woman Prime Minister of:

(a) South Korea (b) North Korea (c) Vietnam (d) None of these

(5).. Zalmay Khalil is the US Ambassador to:

(a) Iraq (b) Syria (c) Lebanon (d) None of these

(6).. H3N1 is the name of a:

(a) Medicine (b) Vaccine (c) Virus (d) None of these

(7).. Biman is the AirLine of:

(a) Sri Lanka (b) Nepal (c) Bangladesh (d) None of these

(8).. Which country’s border with Pakistan is called Durand line:

(a) Iran (b) Afghanistan (c) Iran (d) None of these

(9).. Xinhua is the news agency of:

(a) China (b) Russia (c) North Korea (d) None of these

(10).. The headquarters of the UN Security Council is located at:

(a) Washington (b) Paris (c) New York (d) None of these

(11).. Who is the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan?

(a) Dr. Shamshad Akhtar (b) Dr. Ishrat Hussain (c) Sulman Shah (d) None of these

(12).. Nobel Peace Prize for the year 2005 was awarded to M. Elbardei together with:

  • United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (c) World Health Organization (WHO)

(d) None of these

(13).. Who is the US Assistant Secretary of state for South Asian and Central Asian affairs?

(a) Riyan C. Crocker (b) Nancy Powell (c) Richard A. Boucher (d) none of these.

(14).. What was the magnitude of the Earthquake that shook northern Pakistan and Azad Kashmir on

October, 8, 2005?

(a) 5.7 (b) 7.5 (c) 7.7 (d) None of these.

(15).. Rafiq Bahauddin al Harriri had been the Prime Minister of :

(a) Libya (b) Lebanon (c) Syria (d) None of these.

(16).. Angela Mekel is the :

(a) President of France (b) First lady of Britain (c) Chancellor of Germany (d) none of these

(17).. Fourth Estate applied to:

(a) Executive (b) Secret Agency (c) Press (d) None of these.

(18).. The “Spirit of Islam” author is:

(a) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (b) Syed Amir Ali (c) Allama Iqbal (d) none of these.

(19).. The South Asian Associan for regional cooperation (SAARC) Standing Committee had agreed in

principle to grant an observer status to:

(a) China and japan (b) Britain and France (c) US and Korea (d) None of these

(20).. George Washington was the first President of USA. Who is the incumbent Vice President of America?

(a) George Bush (b) Gerald Ford (c) Dick Cheney (d) None of these.

PART – II

Q # 2… US accusations against North Korea, Syria and Iran are meant to bring them within the purview of the doctrine of pre-emptive war. Discuss.

Q # 3… Countries that recognized the importance of higher education are way ahead of those who have ignored it. What measures would you suggest to upgrade the standard of higher education in Pakistan.

Q # 4… Examine the causes of disturbances in Baluchistan.

Q # 5… The UN Security Council is regarded as a tool for the veto wielding powers and a debating forum for non permanent members. Make a case for restructuring the Council with special emphasis on judicious distribution of veto power.

Q # 6… The ongoing anti blasphemy campaign launched by Muslims all over the world and the West’s obduracy not to yield on the issue in the name of freedom of press has put the two on a collision. What role the UN and the OIC can play to prevent recurrence of acts of blasphemy in future?

Q # 7… The US Presiden Bush visit to Pakistan had yielded no positive outcome except for promises and pledges. In the backdrop of changing US mindset former Prime Minister Mir Zafrullah Khan Jamali had urged the government to establish more vibrant relations with Iran, Saudi Arabia and China. Comment.

Q # 8… Write explanator notes on any two of the following: ( a ) Pak-Afghan Relations

( b ) Kalabagh Dam

( c ) October 8, Post earthquake Scenario

( d ) Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) Gas Pilelines project.

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FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2007

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER-II (CURRENT AFFAIRS)

TIME ALLOWED:

(PART-I)…………30 MINUTES…………..…..MAXIMUM MARKS:20

(PART-II)…………2 Hours & 30 Minutes……..MAXIMUM MARKS:80

PART –I

Q.1 write only correct answere in the Answere Book. Do not reproduce the question.

  • Patronas towers are located in:
  • Singapore
  • Chicago
  • Kaula Lumpur
  • None of these
  • Name of the present Un secretary general is :
  • Kofi Annan
  • Bon ki Moon
  • Batrus Ghali
  • None of these
  • The length of common border between India and Pakistan is:
  • 900 miles
  • 1000 miles
  • 1100 miles
  • None of these
  • Last SAARC conference was held in 2004 at:
  • Islamabad
  • Kathmandu
  • Colombo
  • None of these
  • China became the member of the World Trade Organization in: a. 1998

b. 2002

c. 2004

d. None of these

  • The number of players in each team of basketball game is:
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
  • None of these
  • Which is the largest Surah of Holy Quran:
  • Surah Al-Imran
  • Sura Al-Baqarah
  • Surah Yaseen
  • None of these
  • The Olympic games in 2004 were held in:
  • Athens
  • Sydney
  • California
  • None of these
  • How many members the National Security Council (Pakistan ) has:
  • 11
  • 13
  • 15
  • None of these
  • Nobel peace Prize for the year 2006 was awarede to:
  • Dr. Mahatir Mohammad
  • Dr Mohammad Yunus
  • Dr Abdul Kalam
  • None of these
  • Denzil Washington is renowned as:
  • USA army general.
  • British Naval Commander
  • Hollywood actor
  • None of these
  • The number of OIC member states is:
  • 55
  • 57
  • 59
  • None of these
  • Mahbub-ul-Haq Human Development Center is locates at:
  • Karachi
  • Lahore
  • Islamabad
  • . None of these
  • Hugo Chavez is the president of:
  • Venezuela
  • Brazil
  • Bolivia
  • None of these
  • what is the name of the only Pakistani whi won the Nobel Prize:
  • Dr Ashfaq Ahmed
  • Dr. abdus- Salam
  • Dr. Abdul Qadeer
  • None of these
  • Maple leaf is the National emblem of:
  • Germany
  • China
  • Canada
  • None of these
  • Name of Bangladesh parliament is:
  • People National Assembbly
  • Majilis-I-Shoora
  • Jatia Sangsad
  • None of these
  • India has constructed “Baglihar Dam” in occupied Kashmir`s district of:
  • Udhumpur
  • Doda
  • Jammu
  • None of these
  • “Hamas” was founded in 1987 by:
  • Yasser Arfat
  • Ismail Haniye
  • Khalid Meshaal
  • None of these

(20) which of the following regions of Balochistan will be irrigated through Kachi cannal project:

  1. quetta
  2. Zhob
  3. Nasirabad
  4. None of these

PART – II

Q.2 What are the factors which contribute to the global warming? What measures have been agreed in the Kyoto protocol to minimize the harmful effects of Pollution?

Q3. Association of the South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) is a success story of regional organization. What lessons SAARC can learn from the experience of ASEAN?

  • there is a perception that USA is preparing to attack Iran. Discuss the possibilities of this scenario and its implication at global level specially in the Middle East, and on Pakistan.
  • China, India and Pakistan are three Nuclear States in the Asian Continent. Is this a potential threat or strength for the continent? Analyse.
  • Pakistan is suffering from crises of governance at Institutional level. Suggest remedies to mitigate this situation.
  • the organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) has not played and effective role in protecting the rights of member states. How can it become a vibrant organization to achieve its objectives?
  • Write notes on any Two of the following:
  • Neo-Conservatism in USA
  • Human Development
  • Geneva Convention
  • Balkanization

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FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2008

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER-II (CURRENT AFFAIRS

TIME ALLOWED:

(PART-I)…………30 MINUTES…………..…..MAXIMUM MARKS:20

(PART-II)…………2 Hours & 30 Minutes……..MAXIMUM MARKS:80

NOTE:

  • First attempt Part-I (MCQ) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 Minutes.
  • Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit.

PART-I (MCQ) (COMPULSORY)

Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)

  1. Transparency International is based in:
  1. New York
  2. London
  3. Berlin
  4. None of these
  1. The largest source of electricity generation in Pakistan comes through:
  1. Thermal
  2. Hydel
  3. Coal
  4. None of these

iii. Pakistan’s largest export partner is:

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. America
  3. Japan
  4. None of these

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  1. India is constructing Kishanganga Dam in:
  1. Jammu
  2. Sri nagar
  3. Baramula
  4. None of these
  • WAFA is the news agency of:
  1. Syria
  2. Jordan
  3. Egypt
  4. None of these
  • Former US Vice-President Al Gore has won Noble Peace Prize 2007 for his campaign against:
  1. Child Labour
  2. Human Rights Violations
  3. Global Warming
  4. None of these
  • May 3, each year is Internationally observed as:
  1. World Environment Day
  2. Human Rights Day
  3. Press Freedom Day
  4. None of these
  • The World’s largest producer of Uranium is:
  1. Australia
  2. Canada
  3. South Africa
  4. None of these
  1. The district of the country having lowest population density is:
  1. Khuzdar
  2. Kalat
  3. Kharan
  4. None of these
  • Qantas is an airline of:
  1. USA
  2. Australia
  3. Singapore
  4. None of these
  • The first Muslim Nobel Laureate was:
  1. Anwar Saadat of Egypt
  2. Yasser Arafat of Palestine
  3. Abdus Salam of Pakistan
  4. None of these
  • Darfur conflict is in:
  1. Somalia
  2. Sudan
  3. Liberia
  4. None of these
  • Parachinar is the main town of:
  1. Khyber Agency
  2. North Waziristan
  3. South Waziristan
  4. None of these
  • One US Barrel oil is equal to:
  1. 20 litres
  2. 30 litres
  3. 50 litres
  4. None of these
  • Ringgit is the currency unit of:
  1. Singapore
  2. Philippines
  3. Malaysia
  4. None of these
  • Pakistan is the Chairman of:
  1. Non-Aligned Movement
  2. SAARC
  3. Group of 77
  4. None of these
  • The First President of America who made an official visit to Pakistan was:
  1. Richard Nixon
  2. Dwight D. Eishenhower
  3. Lyndon B Johnson
  4. None of these

xviii. The ‘Aid to Pakistan Consortium” meet every year in:

  1. London
  2. New York
  3. Paris
  4. None of these
  • General Michael Hayden is the:
  1. President of Chile
  2. Defense Secretary of United States

c. Commander NATO’s force in Afghanistan

d. None of these

  • Which of the following International Organizations has no formal structure and Secretariat?
  1. Green Peace
  2. D-8
  3. G-8
  4. None of these

PART-II

NOTE:

  • Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
  • Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. All questions carry equal marks.
  • Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.
  • The rise of religious extremism and militancy has become a major challenge to Pakistan’s

internal stability and promotion of democracy. Elaborate. (20)

  • The amicable solution of Siachen glacier and Sir Creek maritime boundary disputes might harbinger the settlement of the core issue of Kashmir between Pakistan and India. Discuss. (20)
  • Why Pakistan is desperately seeking full-fledged membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization? (20)
  • Discuss the potential challenges Pakistan is facing in the WTO regime. (20)
  • Discuss the various dimensions of Pakistan US relations in the wake of Pakistan’s playing

the role as a frontline state against International terrorism. (20)

  • How far India factor is responsible for the present state of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations? Analyze. (20)
  • Write notes on any TWO of the following: (10+10)

a. NATO’s expansion is Eastern Europe

  • SAFTA
  • Afghanistan is SAARC
  • Great Game in Central Asia
  • Palestine issue.

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COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2009

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER-II (CURRENT AFFAIRS)

TIME ALLOWED: (PART-I) 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS:20
(PART-II) 2 HOURS & 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS:80
Text Box: NOTE:  (i)	First attempt PART-I (MCQ) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 minutes.
(ii)	Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit.

PART – I (MCQ) (COMPULSORY)

Q.1.   Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet.             (20)

(i) Who is Nicolas Sarkozy? (a) German Chancellor (c) French President   (b) (d)   Canadian President President of Georgia
(ii) What position Hu Jintao holds in China: (a) General Secretary of Communist Party   (b)   President of the country
  (c) Both ‘a’ & ‘b’ (d) Prime Minister of the country
(iii) Who is the president of World Bank? (a) Robert Brace Zorllick   (b)   Robert Bruce Gate
  (c) Robert Bruce Lohaf (d) Bill Gates

(iv)               Where is the Headquarter of the Amnesty International located?

  • Geneva                                                             (b) London

(c) Paris                                                                (d)  New York

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) was established in:

(a)  1964                                                               (b)  1966

(c)  1968                                                               (d) None of these

  • Who were the three statesmen who formulated Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)?
    • Gandhi, Nasser, Tito                                      (b) Nehru, Nasser, Tito

(c) Chou-en-Lai, Bhutto, Nehru                           (d) Soe Karno, Nasser, Tito

  • The Permanent Secretariat of SAARC is established at:
  (a)  Kathmandu (c)  Dehli (b) (d) Dhaka Islamabad
(viii) Who was the founder of HAMAS in 1987: (a)  Sheikh Ahmed Yassin   (b)   Yasser Arafat
  (c)  Abu Nidal (d) None of these
  • How many official working languages are recognized by UNO?

(a)  8                                                                     (b)  6

(c)  4                                                                     (d) None of these

  • In which month does the UN General Assembly usually meet every year?
    • August                                                           (b) September

(c)  October                                                          (d) November

  • Which of the following countries have the power of veto in the General Assembly of UNO?
    • USA                                                              (b) Russia

(c)  China                                                              (d) All of these

  • The term of office of a judge of the International Court of Justice is?
    • 5 years                                                           (b) 7 years

(c)  9 years                                                            (d) None of these

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, PAPER-II (CURRENT AFFAIRS)

  • Alliance among India, Germany, Japan and Brazil to support each other’s bid for permanent seat on UN Security Council is called:
    • Alliance 4                                                       (b)  G 4

(c)  Big 4                                                              (d) None of these

  • The Iran – Pakistan – India gas pipeline is also known as:
    • Friendly pipeline                                            (b) Peace pipeline

(c)  Great pipeline                                                 (d) None of these

  • The first parliamentary elections in Afghanistan were held in:
  (a)  2004 (c)  2006 (b) (d) 2005 None of these
(xvi) Which is the National Flower of Pakistan? (a)  Tulip   (b)   Rose
  (c)  Jasmine (d) None of these
  • After ‘Pushtuns’ the largest-ethnic group in Afghanistan is:
    • Uzbeks                                                           (b) Hazaras

(c)  Tajiks                                                              (d) None of these

  • The Capital of Argentina is:
    • Columbia                                                         (b) Barcelona

(c)  Buenos Aires                                                 (d) Peru

  • Which is the largest country in Africa:
    • Sudan                                                            (b) Nigeria

(c)  Libya                                                              (d) None of these

  • Name the currency of Sri Lanka?
    • Rupiyah                                                           (b) Lek

(c)  Ringgit                                                           (d) None of these

PART – II

  • Why most countries of the Muslim world are devoid of democratic governance? What changes would you recommend to make them modern democratic states?                                              (20)
    • Dynastic politics in South Asia has become a norm rather than exception. What are the merits and demerits of this political arrangement? Analyse and comment.                                                    (20)
    • The strength of Chinese economy is perceived as a threat by USA to its dwindling hegemony. What changes at policy level are required by America for harmonious relations with China?  (20)
    • In the present day turbulent world, most of the countries in East Asia have been relatively calm and stable in Political and Economic sphere. What reasons would you assign for this success?(20)
    • Democracy in Pakistan has remained an elusive dream. Why it has taken so long to develop a road map and follow it with necessary modification? Explain.                                                   (20)
    • The attack on Iraq by USA was an attempt to control oil resources of the area and redraw the map of Middle East. Having failed to achieve both objectives, what policy options would be required by USA towards Middle East for peaceful relations?                                                                      (20)
    • Write notes on ANY TWO of the followings:                                                                            (20)

(a)      Combating corruption in developing countries.

  • Free Market Economy and Economic Meltdown.
    • Improving Quality of life in Africa.
    • Economic potential of Central Asia.

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COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2010

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER-II (CURRENT AFFAIRS)

TIME ALLOWED: (PART-I) 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS:20
(PART-II) 2 HOURS & 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS:80
Text Box: NOTE:  (i)	First attempt PART-I (MCQ) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 minutes.
(ii)   Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit.

PART – I (MCQ) (COMPULSORY)

  • Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet.             (20)
    • Which of the following countries, is the world’s largest emitter of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?
      • China                                                                 (b) America

(c) Russia                                                               (d) India

  • Who is Stanley McChrystal?
    • Commander U.S. forces in Afghanistan
    • Head of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)
    • NATO Commander in Afghanistan
    • None of these
    • The headquarters of ‘Green Peace International’ is located at:
      • Vancouver                                                          (b) Amsterdam

(c) London                                                            (d) Paris

  • The oldest internet search engine among the following is:
    • Google                                                                (b) MSN search

(c) Yahoo                                                              (d) Ask.com

  • The power generating capacity of Diamer-Basha Dam would be:
  (a)  3450 MW (c)  4500 MW (b) 3800 MW (d) None of these
(vi) ‘ANTARA’ is the news agency of: (a) Indonesia   (b) Malaysia
  (c) Turkey (d) None of these
(vii)      The largest opium producer province of Afghanistan is:
  (a)  Helmand (c)  Badakhshan (b) Nangarhar (d) None of these
(viii) ‘Silk Air’ is an airline of: (a)  Sri Lanka   (b) Switzerland
  (c)  Singapore (d) China
(ix)       ‘Channel Tunnel’ is an under sea rail tunnel linking:
  • England and Ireland                                     (b) England and France

(c)  France and Germany                                    (d) None of these

  • The ‘Strait of Malacca’ is the main shipping channel between the Indian Ocean and:
    • North Pacific Ocean                                      (b) South Pacific Ocean

(c)  South Atlantic Ocean                                   (d) None of these

  • The recently published book- “Between Dreams and Realities” is written by:
    • Shamshad Ahmad Khan                             (b) Gohar Ayub

(c)  Sahibzada Yaqoob Ali Khan                      (d) None of these

  • The largest Agency of FATA by population is:
    • Bajaur Agency                                               (b) North Waziristan

(c)  South Waziristan                                           (d) None of these

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