National & International MCQs (July-August 2017)

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1. On July 16, the Pakistan Army launched Operation Khyber-IV in Khyber Agency’s ______ Valley
(a) Kunar      (b) Rajgal
(c) Shawal     (d) Shalman

2. On July 16, Usman Badini of ______ won the NA-260 by-election.
(a) PML-N       (b) JUI-F
(c) PkMAP       (d) BNP

3. The incumbent Chief Justice of Lahore High Court is ______.
(a) Justice Shahid Hameed Dar
(b) Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah
(c) Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali
(d) Justice Muhammad Anwaarul Haq

4. Abdul Ghani Khilji is the Ombudsman of ______.
(a) Khyber PK      (b) Balochistan
(c) Sindh               (d) Punjab

5. On July 19, President Mamnoon Hussain appointed ______ the Federal Ombudsman.
(a) Salman Faruqi    (b) Mian Asad
(c) Rao Tehsin Ali    (d) S. Tahir Shahbaz

6. During 2016-17, Pakistan obtained a record high ______ in foreign loans.
(a) $9.1 billion       (b) $10.1 billion
(c) $11.1 billion      (d) $21.1 billion

7. On July 21, Marvi Memon was awarded the “Grade D’ Officer” in the National Order of Merit by ______.
(a) Australia      (b) France
(c) Germany      (d) Italy

8. Eminent poet and writer Hasan Akbar Kamal died on ______.
(a) July 16      (b) July 18
(c) July 20     (d) July 21

9. The current Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan is ______.
(a) Jean-Francois Cautain
(b) Jean Michel Dumond
(c) Gerhard Sabathil
(d) Tomasz Kozlowski

10. On July 23, Pakistan’s Inayatullah won silver medal in the 69KG weight category in the Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship held in ______.
(a) Tehran            (b) Bangkok
(c) New Delhi      (d) Beijing

11. Pakistan won a medal in the Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship after a period of ______ years.
(a) 24      (b) 28
(c) 30      (d) 32

12. On July 25, the US city of Bolingbrook and Pakistani city of ______ were made the twin cities.
(a) Gwadar        (b) Multan
(c) Sialkot       (d) Peshawar

13. On July 25, ______ was appointed the Secretary Establishment Division.
(a) Hashim Khan         (b) Rizwan Ahmed
(c) Syed Tahir Shahbaz
(d) Mian Asad Hayaud Din

14. On July 25, Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Working Group meeting started in ______.
(a) Muscat               (b) Abidjan
(c) Islamabad     (d) Abu Dhabi

15. On July 25, _____ was appointed the new IG of Punjab police.
(a) Tariq Masood        (b) Amin Wains
(c) Usman Khattak     (d) Arif Nawaz Khan

16. On July 25, a young Pakistani engineer, ______, received “Engineer of the Year” award for his outstanding work in the energy sector.
(a) Salman Khilji               (b) Yawar Ali
(c) Hamza Haroon      (d) Hassan Abbas

17. Chhogori is another name of _____.
(a) K2                  (b) Nanga Parbat
(c) Tirich Mir      (d) Gasherbrum-I

18. As per the latest ______ report Pakistan’s debt to GDP ratio had gone up to 69.1% of GDP in FY2016-17.
(a) SBP       (b) World Bank
(c) ADB      (d) IMF

19. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is MNA from ______.
(a) NA-48      (b) NA-50
(c) NA-51       (d) NA-53

20. On Aug 02, ______ was appointed the Supreme Court’s ‘monitoring judge’ for the proceedings of NAB and accountability courts in cases involving Nawaz Sharif, his family and finance minister Ishaq Dar.
(a) Justice Gulzar Ahmad
(b) Justice Ijazul Ahsan
(c) Justice Ejaz Afzal
(d) Justice Manzoor Malik

21. On Aug 02, Uzma Yousaf became the first Pakistani woman to summit the 7,027-metre Spanitik Peak located in the ______ Range.
(a) Hindu Kush      (b) Karakoram
(c) Toba Kakar       (d) Koh-i-Sufed

22. Pakistan’ federal cabinet was sworn in on ______.
(a) Aug 02          (b) Aug 03
(c) Aug 04       (d) Aug 06

23. Jamaatud Dawa founded Milli Muslim League party on _____.
(a) Aug 05         (b) Aug 06
(c) Aug 07      (d) Aug 08

24. On Aug 09, Najam Sethi was elected the _____ chairman of PCB.
(a) 25th         (b) 28th
(c) 30th      (d) 42nd

25. Dr Ruth Pfau, a symbol of selflessness and devotion to leprosy patients, passed away on ______.
(a) Aug 08     (b) Aug 10
(c) Aug 13      (d) Aug 18

26. Nawaz Sharif, moved a review petition before the Supreme Court against his disqualification on ______.
(a) Aug 08     (b) Aug 10
(c) Aug 12      (d) Aug 15

27. On Aug 15, ______ was appointed the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP).
(a) Irshad Ali                     (b) Inam-ul-Haque
(c) Javaid Jehangir    (d) Bashir Khalid

28. Pakistan’s biggest-ever victory in hockey 17-0 (1978) was against _____.
(a) China      (b) Malaysia
(c) Japan     (d) Bangladesh

29. Pakistan’s Jahangir khan won his first World Championship in ______.
(a) 1978      (b) 1981
(c) 1983      (d) 1985

30. The name of the ancestral village of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in Kathiawar, was ______.
(a) Amreli     (b) Paneli
(c) Morbi      (b) Botad

31. Quaid-i-Azam’s residence in ______ was located on Mount Pleasant Road in Malabar Hills.
(a) Karachi      (b) Bombay
(c) Lucknow    (d) Delhi

32. ______ was a political mentor to both, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi.
(a) John Molesworth
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(d) Pherozeshah Mehta

33. Wali of Swat executed Instrument of Accession on ______, 1947.
(a) Aug 15     (b) Nov 24
(c) Dec 11      (d) Dec 31

34. Gilgit, ______ and Baltistan acceded to Pakistan on Nov 1, 1947.
(a) Skardu        (b) Quetta
(c) Hunza      (d) Chitral

35. Sir Robert Francis Mudie, the person whom Nehru often called the “English Mullah” was the first governor of Pakistan’s _____ province.
(a) Punjab          (b) Sindh
(c) NWFP           (d) West Bengal

National & International MCQs (July-August 2017)


1. Classic English novels Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility were written by ______.
(a) George Eliot         (b) Virginia Woolf
(c) Jane Austen     (d) Toni Morrison

2. On July 16, Roger Federer became the ______ man to win 8 titles of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, Wimbledon.
(a) First       (b) Second
(c) Third     (d) Fourth

3. On July 16, the creator of the zombie film genre ______ died.
(a) Fathia Absie     (b) George Romero
(c) John Asher       (d) Stephen Baldwin

4. On July 18, the US slapped fresh economic sanctions on ______.
(a) Iran               (b) North Korea
(c) Venezuela       (d) Cuba

5. The Committee to Protect Journalists is headquartered in ______.
(a) London    (b) New York City
(c) Bonn         (d) Rome

6. On July 19, General Francois Lecointre was appointed the new chief of the ______ armed forces
(a) Russian        (b) American
(c) French       (d) Dutch

7. On July 20, BJP’s Ram Nath Kovind won the election to become the ______ President of India.
(a) 14th       (b) 15th
(c) 16th         (d) 18th

8. On June 20, the US and European police announced the shutdown of two huge “dark web” marketplaces – AlphaBay and ______.
(a) McCabe      (b) Silk Road
(c) Hansa      (d) Dream Market

9. ______ is the largest and wealthiest city in China.
(a) Guangzhou       (b) Shanghai
(c) Shenzhen          (d) Beijing

10. On July 23, ______ best India to win the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.
(a) Australia         (b) West Indies
(c) England       (d) South Africa

11. The European Court of Justice, the highest court in the European Union, was established in 1952 and it is based in ______.
(a) Berlin             (b) Luxembourg
(c) The Hague     (d) Oslo

12. On July 27, ______ successfully launched satellite-carrying rocket “Simorgh” into space.
(a) UAE         (b) Saudi Arabia
(c) Iran        (d) Qatar

13 On July 27, Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer-winning playwright from ______ passed away.
(a) USA            (b) France
(c) Germany     (d) Italy

14. World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is observed on ______.
(a) July 26    (b) July 28
(c) July 29     (d) July 31

15. On July 28, the US imposed new ballistic missile sanctions on ______.
(a) Russia       (b) Iran
(c) Cuba          (d) North Korea

16. The US Senate rejected a new Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act on ______.
(a) July 20       (b) July 24
(c) July 26     (d) July 30

17. The 2017 International Tiger Day was observed on ______.
(a) July 27         (b) July 28
(c) July 29      (d) July 30

18. On July 30, ______ was declared the 39th province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
(a) Sudan               (b) Somalia
(c) Mozambique   (d) Ivory Coast

19. On July 30, ______ won the 2017 Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix.
(a) Valtteri Bottas           (b) Lewis Hamilton
(c) Sebastian Vettel  (d) Kimi Raikkonen

20. World Day against Trafficking in Persons is observed on ______.
(a) July 26       (b) July 28
(c) July 30    (d) July 31

21. On Aug 01, an extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers from the OIC countries was held in ______.
(a) Amman          (b) Kuwait City
(c) Istanbul      (d) Ankara

22. On Aug 02, ______ Supreme Court scrapped parliament’s power to sack top judges
(a) Nepal’s          (b) Bangladesh’s
(c) Pakistan’s     (d) India’s

23. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani started his second term on ______.
(a) Aug 01     (b) Aug 03
(c) Aug 05     (d) Aug 08

24. On Aug 03, ______ motorcycling legend Angel Nieto died aged 70.
(a) German        (b) Austrian
(c) Spanish     (d) Italian

25. The recent heat wave in Eastern Europe was nicknamed ______.
(a) Oodnadatta        (b) Dust Bowl
(c) Lucifer             (d) Satan

26. On Aug 05, Paul Kagame won a third term as President of ______.
(a) Djibouti     (b) Rwanda
(c) Somalia     (d) Kenya

27. On Aug 05, ______ was elected the next Vice-President of India.
(a) Bhairon Singh        (b) Hamid Ansari
(c) Venkaiah Naidu
(d) Gopalkrishna Gandhi

28. On Aug 06, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution, which imposed new sanctions on ______.
(a) Venezuela      (b) North Korea
(c) Russia            (d) Afghanistan

29. On Aug 06, India beat ______ in their first victory by an innings or more in that country.
(a) Sri Lanka          (b) Australia
(c) West Indies          (d) England

30. On Aug 07, Iran signed its biggest-ever car deal with ______ manufacturer Groupe Renault.
(a) French         (b) German
(c) Japanese        (d) American

31. On Aug 09, China and ______ broke ground on a $13 billion rail project.
(a) Pakistan           (b) Thailand
(c) Malaysia       (d) The Philippines

32. On Aug 09, ______ introduced a visa-free entry programme for 80 nationalities.
(a) Scotland       (b) Serbia
(c) Qatar          (d) Finland

33. On Aug 12, ______ President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the country’s presidential election.
(a) Somalia’s     (b) Kenya’s
(c) Haiti’s           (d) Ghana’s

34. Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, or BIMSTEC consists of ______ countries.
(a) 5        (b) 7
(c) 11       (d) 12

35. The BIMSTEC Secretariat is in ____.
(a) New Delhi           (b) Bangkok
(c) Dhaka               (d) Colombo

36. The World Day for International Justice is observed on ______.
(a) July 18     (b) July 16
(c) July 15     (d) July 17

37. The Nelson Mandela International Day is observed on ______.
(a) July 19       (b) July 18
(c) July 20       (d) July 17

38. ______ has become the first female President of the Supreme Court (SC) in the United Kingdom (UK).
(a) Mary Wortley Montagu
(b) Brenda Marjorie Hale
(c) Nell Gwyn        (d) Jane Austen

39. The 2024 Summer Olympics will be hosted by ______.
(a) Los Angeles          (b) London
(c) Paris                    (d) New York

40. The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened in ______.
(a) Japan                     (b) Indonesia
(c) United States        (d) Switzerland

41. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples falls on ______.
(a) August 7        (b) August 8
(c) August 9     (d) August 10

42. ____ is International Biodiesel Day.
(a) August 11            (b) August 12
(c) August 10        (d) August 9

43. ______ has won the most medals in Winter Olympics i.e. 329.
(a) United States          (b) France
(c) Norway                 (d) Germany

44. Ruth Pfau, the Mother Teresa of Pakistan, hailed from ______.
(a) Italy                           (b) United States
(c) Germany               (d) France

45. Yisrael Kristal, the world’s oldest man before he died on Aug 11, hailed from ______.
(a) Germany      (b) Japan
(c) France          (d) Israel

46. ______ is the World Elephant Day.
(a) August 12         (b) August 13
(c) August 14             (d) August 15

47. The world’s deepest freshwater lake is Lake ______.
(a) Superior          (b) Baikal
(c) Great Bear      (d) Malawi

National & International MCQs (July-August 2017)

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