National & International MCQs (May-June 2017)

National & International MCQs (May-June 2017)


1. The Companies Act, 2017, has replaced the Companies Ordinance ______.
(a) 1979  (b) 1984
(c) 1988  (d) 1992

2. On May 16, Pakistan signed an MoU with ______ to promote country’s worldwide exports by SMEs through e-commerce.
(a) Google (b) Alibaba Group
(c) BidPay (d) Amazon

3. On ______, the ICJ restrained Pakistan from executing convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav until a final verdict in the case
(a) May 16 (b) May 18
(c) May 20 (d) May 22

4. Pakistan’s current per capita income is ______.
(a) $1,600 (b) $1,629
(c) $1,658 (d) $1,729

5. On May 19, an e-Rozgar training centre was inaugurated at the University of ______.
(a) Punjab (b) Lahore
(c) Balochistan (d) Gujrat

6. The current chairman of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) is ______.
(a) Dr Ziaul Qayyum
(b) Dr Umar Saif
(c) Dr Khizar Hayat
(d) Dr Umar Qayyum

7. The report titled ‘Pakistan Development Update’ has been issued by ______.
(a) IMF (b) World Bank
(c) SBP (d) Iftikhar Khan

8. Pakistan’s first-ever Chinese language weekly newspaper is ______.
(a) Lianhe (b) Yesky
(c) Xinhua (d) Huashang

9. Humphrey Sarfaraz Peters is the head of the ______.
(a) Church of Pakistan
(b) Pakistan Minorities Alliance
(c) Pakistan Christian Alliance
(d) Diocese of Peshawar and GB

10. Helpline for Khadim-i-Punjab Rural Ambulance Service is ______.
(a) 0100 (b) 1034
(c) 1111   (d) 1133

11. Noted author, columnist, lawyer and politician Asghar Ali Ghural passed away on ______.
(a) May 18 (b) May 20
(c) May 22 (d) May 24

12. On May 20, ______ won the Karachi Gymkhana National Men’s Squash Championship.
(a) Saad Rasool (b) Nouman Khan
(c) Ammad Fareed (d) Ali Tabassum

13. On May 21, Abdul Jabbar Bhatti became the ______ Pakistani to conquer the world’s highest peak Mount Everest.
(a) Fourth (b) Fifth
(c) Seventh  (d) Tenth

14. On May 22, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s first-ever public sector cadet college for girls was inaugurated in ______.
(a) Charsadda (b) Peshawar
(c) Mardan (d) Lakki Marwat

15. Sahiwal coal-power project has a capacity of ______.
(a) 1,120MW (b) 1,250MW
(c) 1,300MW (d) 1,320MW

16. As per the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2016-17, Pakistan’s economy grew at a rate of ______ in the outgoing fiscal year.
(a) 4.8% (b) 5.0%
(c) 5.3% (d) 6.8%

17. Burbucho peak in Arandu area of Shigar district has been renamed ______.
(a) Amazing Peak (b) ‘Samar Peak’
(c) Shigar Tower (d) GB Summit

18. The Friendship Gate is built on the border between Pakistan and ______.
(a) India (b) China
(c) Iran (d) Afghanistan

19. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbeer on ______.
(a) May 14 (b) May 28
(c) May 31 (d) June 01

20. On June 01, ______ was inducted as the sixth team of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
(a) Faisalabad (b) Multan
(c) Sialkot (d) FATA

21. Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada served as the Secretary – General of the OIC during ______.
(a) 1970-1973 (b) 1985-1988
(c) 1990-1995 (d) 1996-2000

22. On June 03, Pakistan’s Director General Health ______ became the chairman of the Executive Board of the WHO.
(a) Dr Sania Nishtar
(b) Dr Ijaz Soomro
(c) Dr Assad Hafeez
(d) Dr Tauqeer Shah

23. Pakistan formally became a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on ______.
(a) June 02 (b) June 04
(c) June 09 (d) June 10

24. The National Assembly approved the Finance Bill 2017 on ______.
(a) June 09 (b) June 10
(c) June 13 (d) June 14

25. Pakistan’s first marine protected area is ______.
(a) Churna Island (b) Astola Island
(c) Mana Island (d) Bundal Island

26. Jezira Haft Talar is another name of ______.
(a) Churna Island (b) Astola Island
(c) Mana Island (d) Bundal Island

27. As per the QS World University Rankings, the highest ranking Pakistani university for this year is ______.
(a) LUMS (b) PU
(c) NUST (d) QAU

28. Pakistan’s lawyer in the Kulbhushan Jadhav Case in the ICJ was ______.
(a) Naeem Rafi
(b) Ahmar Bilal Soofi
(c) Ashtar Ausaf Ali
(d) Khawar Qureshi

29. Pakistan signed the OECD multilateral convention in ______.
(a) May 2015 (b) August 2016
(c) April 207 (d) June2017

30. Balochistan’s Gadani ship-breaking yard is the ______ largest centre of ship-breaking in the world.
(a) Second (b) Third
(c) Fourth (b) Fifth

31. Nikkei Asian Award 2017 has been conferred upon ______.
(a) Alif Ailaan (b) Edhi Foundation
(c) APWA (d) Chhipa Trust

32. The contender for the post of Director General WHO from Pakistan was _____.
(a) Dr Assad Hafeez
(b) Dr Ijaz Soomro
(c) Dr Sania Nishtar
(d) Dr Tauqeer Shah


1. The record for highest partnership in women’s ODI cricket is held by ______.
(a) West Indies (b) England
(c) India (d) Australia

2. On May 17, Jean Swiatek, the oldest surviving international footballer of_____, died.
(a) Argentina (b) ‎ France
(c) Germany (d) Brazil

3. Juventus is a professional football club in ______.
(a) Spain (b) Italy
(c) Germany (d) Brazil

4. Michel Temer is the incumbent president of ______.
(a) Brazil (b) France
(c) Mexico (d) Australia

5. Famous Indian actress Reema Lagoo died on ______.
(a) May 17 (b) May 18
(c) May 19 (d) May 20

6. The Chrysanthemum Throne is the term used to identify the throne of the______.
(a) Queen of England
(b) King of Thailand
(c) Emperor of Japan
(d) Prince of Monaco

7. On May 19, ______ prosecutors dropped a seven-year rape allegation against the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
(a) Swedish (b) British
(c) American (d) Australian

8. Julian Assange has been holed up in ______ London embassy since 2012.
(a) Australia’s (b) Brazil’s
(c) Ecuador’s (d) Cuba’s

9. On May 20, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was re-elected after he defeated his main challenger ______.
(a) Mostafa Hashemitaba
(b) Ebrahim Raisi
(c) Bagher Ghalibaf
(d) Eshaq Jahangiri

10. On May 20, ______ won the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 title.
(a) Delhi Daredevils
(b) Gujarat Lions
(c) Mumbai Indians
(d) Kings XI Punjab

11. On May 20, the Arab-Islamic-American Summit was held in ______, Saudi Arabia.
(a) Makkah (b) Riyadh
(c) Taif (d) Jeddah

12. World Meteorology Day is observed on ______.
(a) May 16 (b) May 18
(c) May 20 (d) May 22

13. On May 21, ______ reached a deal worth $630 million to provide India’s navy with missile defence systems.
(a) Russia (b) Israel
(c) USA (d) Germany

14. On May 21, ______ Alexander Zverev defeated the Serbian ace Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open.
(a) Serbia’s (b) Germany’s
(c) Russia’s (d) Spain’s

15. The Indian military officer, who tied a Kashmiri man Farooq Dar to a vehicle as a human shield, was ______.
(a) Major Nitesh Chohan
(b) Major Kumar Sharma
(c) Major Leetul Gogoi
(d) Major Gaurav Arya

16. The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games were held in ______.
(a) Baku (b) Astana
(c) Dushanbe (d) Istanbul

17. ______ clinched the top position in the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games.
(a) Indonesia (b) Azerbaijan
(b) Iran (c) Turkey

18. Renowned British actor Roger Moore, who died on May 23, was famous for playing the character of ______ for over two decades.
(a) Charlie Chan (b) Dracula
(c) Jack Torrance (d) James Bond

19. Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post newspaper, is also the co-founder of ______.
(a) Amazon (b) Uber
(c) Facebook (d) WhatsApp

20. On May 24, ______ prime minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, resigned.
(a) Bhutan’s (b) Sri Lanka’s
(c) Nepal’s (d) Thailand’s

21. ______ was the leader of Palestinians’ hunger strike in Israeli jails.
(a) Amin al-Hindi
(b) Abu Maher Ghneim
(c) Marwan Barghouti
(d) Yusef Urabi

22. Manuel Noriega, who died on May 30, was a former president of ______.
(a) Algeria (b) Panama
(c) Nigeria (d) Zimbabwe

23. International Day of UN Peacekeepers is observed on ______.
(a) May 28 (b) May 29
(c) May 30 (d) May 31

24. World No-Tobacco Day is observed on ______.
(a) May 28 (b) May 30
(c) May 31 (d) June 01

25. The president of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly is ______.
(a) Vuk Jeremic
(b) Sam Kutesa
(c) Miroslav Lajcák
(d) Peter Thomson

26. President Donald Trump announced to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement on ______.
(a) May 31 (b) June 01
(c) June 04 (d) June 05

27. Stratolaunch is the world’s largest______.
(a) Drone (b) Space shuttle
(c) Aeroplane (d) Ship

28. The G7 Summit 2017 was held in ______.
(a) France (b) Italy
(c) Japan (d) United States

29. ______ won the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes film festival.
(a) The Square (b) April’s Daughter
(c) Force Majeure (d) Wind River

30. Mongolia sent its first satellite to space on ______.
(a) June 04 (b) June 05
(c) June 06 (d) June 07

31. Saudi Arabia and its allies announced to cut ties with Qatar on ______.
(a) June 02 (b) June 04
(c) June 05 (d) June 07

32. On June 05, ______ became the 29th member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato).
(a) Ukraine (b) Serbia
(c) Montenegro (d) Finland

33. The World Environment Day is observed every year on ______.
(a) June 04 (b) June 05
(c) June 06 (d) June 08

34. On June 06, Sher Bahadur Deuba became the ______ prime minister of Nepal.
(a) 34th (b) 40th
(c) 41st (d) 42nd

35. The 17th meeting of the Heads of the State Council of the SCO was held in ______.
(a) Dushanbe (b) Istanbul
(c) Astana (d) Tehran

36. On June 13, the EU launched legal action against______, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees.
(a) Hungary (b) Norway
(c) France (d) Greece

37. The Man Booker International Prize 2017 has been awarded to ______ for his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar”.
(a) David Grossman (b) Amos Oz
(c) Amit Gilutz (d) Jessica Cohen

38. The name of the first modern personal computer was ______.
(a) Paulo (b) Xerox
(c) Alto (d) Calais

39. The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed on ______.
(a) June 02 (b) June 03
(c) June 04 (d) June 06

40. The first-ever United Nations Oceans Conference was held in ______.
(a) Kenya (b) UK
(c) Indonesia (d) USA

41. The theme of World Oceans Day (WOD) 2017 was ______.
(a) Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet
(b) Protect the Ocean
(c) “Oceans of Life
(d) Our Oceans, Our Future

42. Adnan Khashoggi, the world-famous arms dealer, belonged to ______.
(a) Qatar (b) UAE
(c) Kuwait (d) Saudi Arabia

43. ______ is the winner of the 2017 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.
(a) Lewis Hamilton
(b) Daniel Ricciardo
(c) Valtteri Bottas
(d) Sebastian Vettel

44. The headquarters of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is in ______.
(a) New York (b) Geneva
(c) Ottawa (d) Berlin

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