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Oct. 16: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the induction of the national team’s first Test captain Abdul Hafeez Kardar and the country’s most successful Test batter and 2009 T20 World Cup-winning captain Younis Khan into the Hall of Fame.
Oct. 16: The three-day Sarfaranga cold desert jeep rally concluded in Shigar.
Oct. 16: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) reclaimed its six National Assembly seats while the ruling coalition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) candidates won two seats in by-elections.
Oct. 17: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet approved a technical supplementary grant of Rs17 billion for the controversial Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievement programme, jacking up the total amount from Rs70 billion to Rs87 billion for the current fiscal year.
Oct. 17: Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi approved Lahore’s Master Plan-2050.
Oct. 17: Gulpur Hydropower Project started providing energy to the national grid.
Oct. 17: A Saudi armed forces delegation led by Major General Hamed Bin Rafei Al Amri, Director Joint Chief of Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces, called on Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff.
Oct. 17: Ambassador of Norway Per Albert Ilsaas called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters.
Oct. 17: The Sindh police announced the launch of the Talaash app that can help the police, especially the investigation department, catch criminals involved in heinous crimes, and the absconders.
Oct. 17: The World Bank announced to provide $850 million to restore 34 flood-affected districts including Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur.
Oct. 17: The Punjab government appointed Rana Sohail Ahmed the Advisor to CM for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Oct. 18: The 252nd Corps Commanders Conference was held at the GHQ during which the top military brass reposed full confidence in Pakistan’s robust nuclear command and control structure.
Oct. 18: The Supreme Court acquitted Shahrukh Jatoi and others in the high-profile murder case of Shahzeb Khan.
Oct. 18: President Arif Alvi furnished a reference with the Supreme Court seeking its opinion on the Reko Diq project.
Oct. 18: The National Assembly passed two amended bills seeking to reconstitute the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and repeal the Medical Teaching Institution (MTI) Act.
Oct. 18: In a bid to stem the line losses and put an end to corruption in the power sector, the federal cabinet approved drastic measures, including installation of advanced metering infrastructure and low-cost solar energy projects, to overhaul the existing electricity generation and distribution system.
Oct. 18: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced the postponement of the local government election in Karachi scheduled for October 23 for a third time.
Oct. 19: The Punjab Assembly passed the Punjab Local Government Bill, 2021, with majority vote.
Oct. 19: CM Punjab launched the first Punjab dementia plan.
Oct. 20: The NA adopted amendments in the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly to make mandatory production of an MNA under protective custody or facing trial in any court, during a session of the House or attend meetings of standing committees.
Oct. 20: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sherif rejected permission for the import of any commodity by the private sector.
Oct. 20: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) accepted the plea of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), dismissing appeals against the former president’s acquittal in corruption references.
Oct. 20: The World Bank completed the formation of Court of Arbitration by appointing two new technical and legal members.
Oct. 20: The Supreme Court abolished the role of judges in Sindh flood relief distribution monitoring.
Oct. 21: The ECP disqualified PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the Toshakhana reference.
Oct. 21: Pakistan was removed from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list after it implemented two action plans comprising 34 points simultaneously on combating of money-laundering and terror-financing.
Oct. 21: Pakistan and China decided to launch China-Pakistan Green Corridor (CPGC), which will focus on agricultural environment, food security and green development, the China-Pakistan Health Corridor (CPHC), which will help Pakistan get efficiency in the medical field, and the China-Pakistan Digital Corridor (CPDC), which will boost Pakistan’s IT industry.
Oct. 21: The Asian Development Bank approved $1.5 billion in financing for Pakistan.
Oct. 22: Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies passed resolutions against the ECP’s decision to disqualify Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case.
Oct. 22: Bahawalpur Royals won the inaugural Pakistan Junior League tournament after they defeated Gwadar Sharks.
Oct. 23: Pakistan’s Ghulam Mustafa Bashir became the first Pakistani athlete to qualify for the Paris Olympics 2024.
Oct. 23: Former chief minister of Punjab and PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz was appointed as the leader of the opposition in the provincial assembly.
Oct. 24: The IHC ruled that there was no restriction on PTI chairman to contest elections.
Oct. 24: The Judicial Commission of Pakistan recommended elevation of IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and two other judges, one each from the LHC and the SHC, to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Oct. 24: Senior journalist and anchor Arshad Sharif was shot dead by the police in Kenya.
Oct. 24: Federal Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar resigned.
Oct. 25: The second partial solar eclipse of the year was observed in several areas of the country.
Oct. 25: The United Nations urged Kenya to conduct a thorough investigation into the mysterious death of journalist Arshad Sharif, and share the findings with the public.
Oct. 25: PMSS had a meeting with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in which both leaders reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and affirmed commitment to further strengthen the fraternal bond between the two nations.
Oct. 25: The 73rd edition of Punjab Games got underway at National Hockey Stadium in Lahore.
Oct. 26: The SC declined a federal government request for an interim order to restrain PTI Chairman Imran Khan from holding a long march.
Oct. 27: Two Pakistani students scored highest marks in September exams of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Malik Shahmir Pervez earned the global position for demonstrating stellar performance in the Advanced Audit and Assurance (AAA) exam which is considered one of the most challenging of all ACCA papers. Noman Abbasi also made the ACCA’s list of global prize winners by scoring the highest marks in the Financial Reporting (FR) exam.
Oct. 27: Zimbabwe pulled off a stunning one-run upset over Pakistan.
Oct. 27: The Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt-Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum, made his first media interaction.
Oct. 27: US Ambassador Donald Blome announced an additional $30 million in humanitarian assistance to support the flood victims.
Oct. 27: A new report by UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) warned that Hyderabad is likely to be the hottest city of Pakistan by 2100 with the highest average temperature reaching 29.9°C to 32°C, followed by Jacobabad, Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur.
Oct. 28: The Punjab government posted DIG Prisons Mubashar Ahmad Khan the new Punjab Prisons Inspector General (IG).
Oct. 28: Ali Nawaz Baloch, the former captain of Pakistan’s foorball team, passed away.
Oct. 28: Hamid Khan group’s Abid Zuberi won the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) election.
Oct. 28: PMSS’s focal person on Digital Media and Technologies Ahmad Jawad resigned.
Oct. 29: Saifullah Paracha, a Pakistani national who was detained in the US military prison at its Guantanamo Bay Naval Base for the last 18 years, reached Pakistan.
Oct. 29: PTI Chairman Imran Khan terminated the basic party membership of former federal minister Faisal Vawda.
Oct. 29: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman was placed at top of the list among nine global leaders, who formed the climate agenda at the COP27 summit.
Oct. 29: The National Institute of Safety and Security (NISAS) of the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) became a collaborating centre of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for nuclear security education, training and technical support. It is IAEA`s 10th collaborating centre in the field of nuclear security in the world.
Oct. 30: Sadaf Naeem, a journalist working for a private news channel, died after being crushed under IK’s container in PTI’s long march towards Islamabad.
Oct. 30: CM Punjab lifted the ban on recruitments in the government departments.
Oct. 30: IK won another seat in the National Assembly from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in by-elections for NA-45 Kurram.
Oct. 30: FIA converted the foreign funding case of PTI into money laundering case.
Oct. 30: Pakistan Navy (PN) and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Navy conducted bilateral exercise NASL AL BAHR-IV in Karachi.
Oct. 30: A grand jirga in Malakand refused to back military operation and forming of a peace force in the area.
Oct. 31: PMSS announced a special Kissan Package worth Rs1800 billion to facilitate farmers.
Oct. 31: PMSS gave the helms of the Ministry for Law and Justice to senior PML-N leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq.
Oct. 31: Taimur Hassan Amin of Pakistan was re-elected as the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation for a period of two years.
Nov. 01: PMSS landed in Beijing on a two-day official visit to meet Chinese leadership.
Nov. 01: The JCP recommended Justice Aamir Farooq as the Chief Justice of the IHC.
Nov. 01: CM Punjab approved the introduction of cyberknife technology in Jinnah Hospital Lahore and Nishtar Hospital Multan to treat cancer and other complex diseases free of cost.
Nov. 01: Dr Asad Ejaz Malhi was appointed the Chief Traffic Officer (CTO), Lahore.
Nov. 01: UN Secretary-General selected IG Punjab Faisal Shahkar as the Police Adviser for the Department of Peace Operations.
Nov. 01: Eight new members were appointed for three years in the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), bringing the numbers to its maximum level.
Nov. 01: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari virtually addressed the 21st meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the SCO.
Nov. 02: PMSS held an important meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping whereby the latter assured China’s continued support for Pakistan’s sustainable economic and strategic projects, including Main Line-1 (ML-1) rail track. He also announced an additional assistance package of Rs15.2 billion for the country’s flood relief efforts.
Nov. 02: The federal cabinet approved an amendment imposing seven-year imprisonment on those spreading hateful content on the social media and empowered FIA to take action against such individuals.
Nov. 02: Pakistan and the World Bank signed $500 million worth of loan agreements for agriculture and climate mitigation projects in Punjab and KP.
Nov. 02: Pakistan and China signed an agreement for RMB clearing arrangements.
Nov. 03: Former prime minister Imran Khan survived an assassination attempt in Wazirabad.
Nov. 03: An environmental emergency was imposed across Punjab to prevent from the hazards of smog.
Nov. 03: The ADB approved a financing of $5 million for preparation of design and planning of the Naulong Integrated Water Resources Development project in Jhal Magsi, Balochistan..
Nov. 04: Pakistan and the UAE announced to enter into a GtG long-term agreement for the import of petrol, jet fuel and crude oi.
Nov. 04: Ex-caretaker PM Balakh Sher Mazari passed away.
Nov. 04: Pakistan’s Sidra Ameen and Muneeba Ali shared a record opening stand of 221, the highest for Pakistan, against Ireland.
Nov. 04: Pakistan’s Sidra Ameen hit an unbeaten 176 against Ireland, the highest individual score by a Pakistan woman batter in ODIs.
Nov. 04: PMSS appointed former chief justice of LHC Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan as Chief Judge of Gilgit-Baltistan Supreme Appellate Court.
Nov. 05: Fakharun Nisa Khokhar, a former judge of the LHC and the president of the bar, passed away.
Nov. 05: Pakistan’s Tayyab Ikram became the new head of the International Hockey Federation (FIH)
Nov. 06: Federal Minister for Commerce and Investments Syed Naveed Qamar was elected as the President of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA).
Nov. 06: Pakistan women’s team outplayed Ireland to clinch the three-match series.
Nov. 07: UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed to the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and G-20 countries to provide debt relief to Pakistan to help its post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts.
Nov. 07: The World Bank announced to release over $3 billion to Pakistan for the development of infrastructure in the power sector.
Nov. 07: The Sindh government conducted a trial run of “completely of environment-friendly” electric bus service in Karachi.
Nov. 08: The SBP rationalised limits for foreign exchange cash carrying for travel and cross border transactions through debit or credit cards. As per the revised limits, individuals with age 18 years and above can now take out of Pakistan foreign currency equivalent to $5,000 per visit, while those below the age of 18 years can carry out an amount equivalent to $2,500 per visit.
Nov. 08: PMSS delivered National Statement at the COP27 summit wherein he said the country needed additional funding, not debts, to rebuild a resilient and adaptive infrastructure as the financing gap was widening.
Nov. 08: The JCP recommended the confirmation of three additional judges of the IHC.
Nov. 08: Pakistan’s leg-spinner Abdul Qadir was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Nov. 09: An electric bus with zero smoke emission began plying on Lahore roads as a test project.
Nov. 09: The Country Climate and Development Report for Pakistan was released by the World Bank at the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh. It said that the total investment needs for a comprehensive response to Pakistan`s climate and development challenges between 2023 and 2030 amount to around $348 billion which is equal to 10.7 percent of cumulative GDP for the same period.
Nov. 09: The federal government announced a move to introduce an interest-free banking system in Pakistan and withdraw two review appeals from the SC against the Federal Shariat Court verdict on usury.
Nov. 09: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved $500 million (Rs110 billion) as co-financing of ADB-funded Building Resilience with Active Countercyclical Expenditure (BRACE) program for Pakistan
Nov. 09: Pakistan routed Asian champions Japan 5-3 to clinch bronze medal in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Nov. 09: Pakistan women secured a complete a 3-0 series sweep over Ireland women.
Nov. 10: The PPP’s Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar formally resigned as a senator.
Nov. 11: Pakistan abstained from voting on a UNGA resolution that expressed deep concern over the volatility in Afghanistan since the Taliban took over the conflict-torn country last year.
Nov. 11: Mumtaz Zahra Baloch was appointed as the Foreign Office spokeswoman, replacing Asim Iftikhar Ahmed, who has been appointed Pakistan’s ambassador to France.
Nov. 11: The Foreign Office created a special post of a deputy spokeswoman and Saima Sayed, erstwhile serving as director general Strategic Communications, was posted on it.
Nov. 11: Three judges – Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi, Justice Shahid Waheed and Justice Athar Minallah – took oath as judges of the Supreme Court.
Nov. 11: President Dr Arif Alvi administered an oath to Justice Aamer Farooq as Chief Justice of the IHC.
Nov. 11: DG NAB Lahore Mirza Sultan Muhammad Saleem was removed from his post.
Nov. 11: Zaryab Khan (PAK) and Azat Sarsembaev (KAZ) defeated Ibrahim Furkan Deniz (TUR) and Imran Khaitbaev (UZB) in straight sets to win the ITF Juniors doubles title.
Nov. 12: The federal government withdrew its petition challenging the decision of Federal Shariat Court declaring the present interest-based banking system against the Sharia.
Nov. 12: The Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives launched a 5-year (2022-27) project comprising special development initiatives for the 20 poorest districts across Pakistan.
Nov. 12: The United States repatriated 192 stolen antiquities collectively valued at $3.4 million to Pakistan.
Nov. 12: Ali Sarfraz Hussain was appointed new DG NAB Lahore.
Nov. 12: Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) won Gold Award in the Sultanate of Oman Excellence Award category for Health Services During Crisis.
Nov. 14: The UK officially removed Pakistan from its ‘High-Risk Third Countries’ list.
Nov. 14: Pakistan achieved another major milestone for self-sufficiency as Global Industrial & Defence Solutions (GIDS) launched its first indigenous anti-ship cruise missile Harbah-NG for exports.
Nov. 14: The International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS)–2022 kicked off in Karachi.
Nov. 15: PIA’s first (direct) flight to Istanbul took off from Lahore.
Nov. 15: Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Lahore, Dr Assad Malhi, formally launched digital challan system.
Nov. 15: Pakistan Demographic Survey (PDS) 2020 was released according to which life expectancy in Pakistan has slightly dropped to 65 years from 65.4 a couple of years ago.
Nov. 15: Senior journalist Irshad Rao, a vocal voice against Ziaul Haq’s dictatorship, passed away.
Nov. 15: Pakistan abstained from voting on two key UN resolutions on Afghanistan and Ukraine, joining Russia and China on both issues against the United States.
Nov. 15: The LHC declared unconstitutional the collection of advance tax from people who do not have taxable income.

Oct. 16: Authorities in northern Iraq unveiled an “archaeological park” of 2,700-year-old carvings from the rule of the Assyrians.
Oct. 16: China’s Communist Party kicked off its twice-in-a-decade Congress, with President Xi Jinping calling for faster military growth, defending Beijing’s “zero-Covid” approach, and refusing to rule out the use of force to take Taiwan.
Oct. 16: Keegan Bradley claimed his first US PGA Tour title in four years when he won the Zozo Championship in Japan.
Oct. 16: Spain’s Alex Rins won the Australian MotoGP.
Oct. 16: The IMF and the Tunisian government reached a tentative agreement to unblock a $1.9 billion loan.
Oct. 17: Kenya’s new president, William Ruto, dissolved Special Service Unit (SSU) which is accused of extrajudicial killings.
Oct. 17: Qatar will stage the 2023 Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation said.
Oct. 17: Sweden´s parliament narrowly elected conservative leader Ulf Kristersson as prime minister of the country.
Oct. 17: Kuwait´s crown prince swore in a reshuffled new government which is led by Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf al-Ahmed Al-Sabah — son of the country´s 85-year-old ruler.
Oct. 17: The EU sanctioned Iran´s “morality” police for the fatal beating in custody of Mahsa Amini and other security forces for the repression of subsequent protests.
Oct. 18: Former Test player Roger Binny was elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Oct. 18: India ruled out sending its cricket team to Pakistan for the next year’s Asia Cup.
Oct. 18: The World Health Summit concluded in Berlin where world leaders pledged $2.6 billion financial assistance for eradicating polio from the world.
Oct. 18: The head of Germany’s Federal Cyber Security Authority (BSI), Arne Schoenbohm, was sacked after a TV show accused him of having ties to Russian intelligence services.
Oct. 18: North Korea unleashed a fresh artillery barrage into waters off its east and west coasts, targeting a maritime “buffer zone” set up in 2018 to reduce tensions.
Oct. 18: Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilakas won this year’s Booker prize for his novel “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida”.
Oct. 18: Sweden´s new government named the 26-year-old Romina Pourmokhtari as climate minister, the youngest person to lead a ministry in the country.
Oct. 18: French cement giant Lafarge SA announced pay a $778 million fine to the US Justice Department for supporting terror groups including Islamic State during the Syrian civil war.
Oct. 18: The Indian authorities barred Srinagar-based photojournalist Sanna Irshad Mattoo from going to the United States to receive her Pulitzer Prize.
Oct. 18: France’s Karim Benzema won this year’s Ballon d’Or while Spain’s Alexia Putellas retained the women’s prize.
Oct. 18: Germany slapped Telegram with $5 million fine.
Oct. 18: Robert Lewandowski received the award for last season’s top goal-scorer, renamed the Gerd Mueller Trophy, for the second straight year at the Ballon d’Or ceremony.
Oct. 18: Australia announced that it would no longer recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Oct. 19: Russian President Vladimir Putin declared martial law in four regions of Ukraine recently annexed by Moscow.
Oct. 19: The European Parliament awarded the annual Sakharov Prize for human rights to “brave” Ukrainians.
Oct. 19: Qatar became the first Middle Eastern country to receive Chinese giant pandas — Suhail and Soraya.
Oct. 19: India´s Congress party appointed Mallikarjun Kharge, an octogenarian ex-minister, as its first president in 24 years not from the Gandhi dynasty.
Oct. 19: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres chided India, during a visit to the country, over its human rights record.
Oct. 19: Palestinian movement Hamas announced the restoration of relations with the Syrian government.
Oct. 19: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of a new airbase coming up in north Gujarat near the India-Pakistan border.
Oct. 19: The meeting of defence ministers from the Indian Ocean Rim, mostly from African countries, was held in the Indian state of Gujarat.
Oct. 19: The 90th Interpol General Assembly, the supreme governing body of the world`s largest international police organization, opened in New Delhi.
Oct. 20: Liz Truss announced her resignation as the British prime minister, becoming the shortest-serving political leader in the UK’s history.
Oct. 20: Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr scrapped a deal to buy aircraft from Russia and said that the country will acquire heavy-lift military helicopters from the United States.
Oct. 21: French President Emmanuel Macron announced to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty,” a 1994 treaty that had the effect of protecting investment in fossil fuels.
Oct. 21: EU leaders held their summit in Brussels where they held three hours of strategic talks on the 27-nation bloc’s approach to China as President Xi Jinping tightens his grip over an ever more assertive Beijing.
Oct. 21: Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni was named Italian prime minister, becoming the first woman to head a government in Italy.
Oct. 21: The Competition Commission of India fined Google more than $160 million after a probe found the tech behemoth was abusing its commanding position in the local smart phone market.
Oct. 21: The EU imposed sanctions against three Iranian generals and an arms firm accused of supplying Iranian drones to Russia
Oct. 23: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) elected Xi as its general secretary for a precedent-breaking third five-year term. The CPC also named a seven-member Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) led by Xi, its inner circle of power dominated by the party leader’s allies.
Oct. 23: Slovenians voted in close presidential elections.
Oct. 23: The Israeli government confirmed Major General Herzi Halevi, a former military intelligence head who led forces along the Gaza border, as the country´s next military chief.
Oct. 23: The Istanbul Declaration was adopted at the 12th Islamic Conference of Information Ministers which was held in Istanbul.
Oct. 23: New Zealand’s Lydia Ko captured her 18th LPGA Tour title.
Oct. 23: Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz, a giant in the world of energy drinks and founder of the Formula One team and a sports empire, died aged 78.
Oct. 24: World champion Max Verstappen won a record-equalling 13th win this year at the United States Grand Prix.
Oct. 24: Rishi Sunak was named as the Conservatives’ new leader.
Oct. 25: Amou Haji, an Iranian man nicknamed the “dirtiest man in the world” for not taking a shower for decades, died at the age of 94.
Oct. 25: Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak made history by becoming the first Hindu and first non-white person of Pakistan and Indian origin to become the British prime minister.
Oct. 26: The UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that methane concentrations in the atmosphere made their biggest-ever registered increase in 2021.
Oct. 26: Russian President Vladimir Putin surveyed drills carried out by his nuclear-capable forces.
Oct. 27: American rock pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis died at the age of 87.
Oct. 27: The BCCI announced that India’s international women cricketers will be paid the same match fee as the men.
Oct. 27: Israel and Lebanon struck a US-brokered maritime border agreement that opens up lucrative offshore gas fields for the neighbours that remain technically at war.
Oct. 27: The Pentagon released its National Defence Strategy which says that Russia´s invasion of Ukraine highlights the “acute threats” posed by Moscow, but China is the most consequential challenge for the United States.
Oct. 27: Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government after a year-long crisis.
Oct. 28: Elon Musk took ownership of Twitter Inc. He immediately sacked Chief Executive Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal and legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde.
Oct. 28: North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles.
Oct. 29: At least 149 people were killed in a crush when a huge crowd celebrating Halloween surged into an alley in a nightlife area of the South Korean capital Seoul.
Oct. 29: Misuzulu Zulu was formally enthroned as the head of South Africa’s most influential traditional monarchy.
Oct. 29: Switzerland’s Rhaetian Railway (RhB) broke the world record for the longest passenger train when its 1,910-metre train, composed of 25 separable multiple-unit trains, or 100 coaches, travelled through the Alps in the eastern Swiss canton of Graubunden. It wound through 22 helical tunnels and crossing 48 bridges along the way, including the majestic Landwasser Viaduct, towering 65 metres over the ravine below.
Oct. 29: Poland picked US firm Westinghouse to build its first nuclear power station.
Oct. 30: Algeria hosted Arab League summit, the first since a string of normalisation deals with Israel that have divided the region.
Oct. 30: Triathlete Shachar Sagiv became the first Israeli athlete to compete in Saudi Arabia.
Oct. 31: Red Bull’s Max Verstappen claimed a record 14th victory of the Formula One season by winning the Mexico Grand Prix.
Oct. 31: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva became the President of Brazil for the third time after defeating Jair Bolsonaro
Oct. 31: The International Criminal Court gave its chief prosecutor the green light to continue a probe into atrocities committed in Afghanistan.
Nov. 01: New Twitter head Elon Musk announced that the site will charge $8 per month to verify users’ accounts.
Nov. 01: An international team of astronomers announced the discovery of a large asteroid whose orbit crosses that of the Earth, creating a small chance far in the future of a catastrophic collision.
Nov. 02: Wilson Kiprugut Chuma, the middle distance runner who became Kenya’s first Olympic medallist at the 1964 Tokyo Games, died.
Nov. 02: Denmark´s left-wing Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen won a narrow election victory.
Nov. 02: North Korea fired at least 23 missiles into the sea.
Nov. 03: Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies secured a majority in the country’s general elections.
Nov. 03: Canada ordered three Chinese companies to divest their stakes in Canadian rare earth minerals companies, citing “national security” reasons.
Nov. 03: The Bank of England announced its biggest interest rate hike since 1989 to combat sky-high inflation
Nov. 03: Russia and Ukraine exchanged 107 servicemen each.
Nov. 03: Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade grabbed all-around gold at the World Gymnastics Championships.
Nov. 05: Iran announced the successful test flight of a rocket capable of propelling satellites into space, three months after launching a satellite with the help of Russia.
Nov. 05: North Korea fired four ballistic missiles as hundreds of US and South Korean warplanes including B-1B heavy bombers participated in the Vigilant Storm exercise.
Nov. 05: Iran scooped up six gold and two silver medals to lift the 4th Combaxx Asian Open International Taekwondo Seniors Trophy.
Nov. 06: Tanzanian film “Tug of War”, about love and politics during the final years of British colonial Zanzibar, won the Tanit d´Or at Tunisia´s prestigious Carthage Film Festival.
Nov. 06: Nurses across the UK voted to strike in their first national action over a pay dispute.
Nov. 06: Francesco Bagnaia claimed the MotoGP world crown in the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix.
Nov. 06: Gemma Dryburgh became the first Scot to win on the LPGA Tour since 2011.
Nov. 06: China’s Wei Xiaoyuan retained the uneven bars title at the World Gymnastics Championships.
Nov. 06: The UN’s COP27 climate summit kicked off in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
Nov. 06: Shyam Saran Negi, the man dubbed ‘India’s first voter’ died at the age of 105.
Nov. 07: The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) released its provisional estimates of `State of the Global Climate in 2022` report according to which extreme heatwaves, drought and devastating flooding have affected millions and cost billions this year.
Nov. 07: Zimbabwe announced the launch of its first nano-satellite, dubbed ZIMSAT-1, into space.
Nov. 07: Danish teenager Holger Rune shocked six-time champion Novak Djokovic to clinch his first Masters title in Paris.
Nov. 08: Norway’s Princess Martha Louise relinquished her royal duties in order to focus on her alternative medicine business with her fiancé. However, ‘in accordance with the king’s wishes, the princess will keep her title’.
Nov. 08: The US Powerball jackpot grew to a mind-boggling $2.3 billion – the largest prize in world history.
Nov. 08: England’s Charlotte Edwards and West Indies great Shivnarine Chanderpaul were inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Nov. 08: UAE and Egypt agreed to develop one of the world’s largest wind farms in a deal struck on the sidelines of the UN’s COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh. The 10-gigawatt (GW) onshore wind project in Egypt will produce 47,790 GWh of clean energy annually once it is completed.
Nov. 09: The IMF reached a preliminary agreement with Bangladesh to provide a support package worth $4.5 billion.
Nov. 09: Singapore passed legislation empowering authorities to order social media platforms Facebook, TikTok and others to remove “egregious content” such as those promoting self-harm, sexual exploitation, terrorism and hate.
Nov. 09: Afghan women were barred from entering amusement parks in Kabul.
Nov. 09: Russian Defence Minister Sergei Sholgu ordered his troops to withdraw from the occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson.
Nov. 09: Facebook owner Meta announced to lay off more than 11,000 of its staff – 13 percent of the social media titan’s workforce.
Nov. 09: Chinese dissident Bao Tong, a top Communist Party official imprisoned in the wake of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests who became a vocal critic of Beijing, died at 90 years.
Nov. 10: An Iranian Revolutionary Guards General Amirali Hajizadeh claimed that the Islamic republic has developed a hypersonic missile capable of penetrating all defence systems.
Nov. 10: Paula Leung, a Hong Konger who waved a colonial-era flag while watching a public broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics, became the first person to be jailed for insulting China´s national anthem.
Nov. 10: The EU announced that it will not recognise Russian passports issued in regions of Ukraine annexed by Moscow.
Nov. 11: In his address to the COP 27, President Joe Biden vowed that the United States was on track to slash its carbon emissions, urging all nations to ramp up their own efforts to avert catastrophic global warming.
Nov. 11: An auction of paintings and sculptures from the collection of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen fetched a record $1.6 billion over two days.
Nov. 11: The UN unveiled a satellite-based system – Methane Alert and Response System (MARS) – to detect methane emissions as part of efforts to cut down on the major contributor to global warming.
Nov. 11: Southeast Asian leaders agreed to allow East Timor to join the 10-nation ASEAN regional bloc.
Nov. 11: India’s Supreme Court ordered the release of six people convicted over the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Nov. 11: Burkina Faso’s new legislative assembly opened.
Nov. 12: Turkey appointed Sakir Ozkan Torunlar, a veteran diplomat who had served as Turkey´s consul general in Jerusalem between 2010 and 2014, as its ambassador to Israel.
Nov. 12: New Zealand’s Greg Barclay was re-elected unopposed as independent chairman of the International Cricket Council.
Nov. 12: This year’s midterm elections in the United States proved to be historic for the Muslim community in America with 82 Muslim candidates sweeping local, state, federal and even judicial seats in 25 states.
Nov. 13: G20 health and finance ministers launched a $1.4-billion fund to tackle the next global pandemic.
Nov. 13: Against all predictions, Democrats will retain control of the US Senate for the next two years, as results showed. The 100-seat Senate is now evenly divided (50-50) between the Democrats and Republicans, but Vice President Kamala Harris`s tie-breaking vote gives the Democrats a majority.
Nov. 13: England edged Pakistan by five wickets to win the Twenty20 World Cup and become the sport’s first dual white-ball champions, holding both the 50 and 20-over titles.
Nov. 13: Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian man who lived for 18 years in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and whose saga loosely inspired the Steven Spielberg film The Terminal died in the airport that he long called home.
Nov. 13: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese held a “positive” meeting with Chinese premier Li Keqiang.
Nov. 13: The summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Nov. 13: The first phase of Bahrain´s parliamentary elections was held.
Nov. 13: American Brandon Nakashima beat Czech Jiri Lehecka to lift the Next Gen ATP Finals tennis trophy in Milan.
Nov. 13: Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi ratified a prisoner exchange treaty with Belgium.
Nov. 14: Germany announced to nationalize a former subsidiary of Russian energy giant Gazprom.
Nov. 14: The US administration cancelled its $0.4 million training contract with the AmmoDump Kwenia Shooting Range in Magadi where noted journalist Arshad Sharif was killed.
Nov. 14: Switzerland women beat Australia to win the Billie Jean King Cup for the first time.
Nov. 14: Afghanistan’s supreme leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada ordered judges to fully enforce aspects of Islamic law that include public executions, stoning and flogging, and the amputation of limbs for thieves.
Nov. 14: Britain and France signed a new deal under which the former agreed to pay the latter another 72.2 million euros to prevent migrant boat crossings in the English Channel.
Nov. 14: US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had their first face-to-face talks since the former’s inauguration, in Bali, Indonesia.
Nov. 15: The global population hit the eight billion mark.
Nov. 15: G20, a group of the world´s 20 leading economies, held its summit in Bali, Indonesia.
Nov. 15: UN General Assembly voted to adopt a resolution that held Russia accountable for violating international law when it invaded Ukraine and obliged it to pay war reparations.
Nov. 15: Ivory Coast announced to withdrawal from the UN’s peacekeeping operations in troubled Mali.

MCQs / National

  1. On Oct. 16, the PCB announced the induction of the national team’s first Test captain ______ into the Hall of Fame.

(a) Javed Burki       (b) Fazal Mehmood

(c) Abdul Aziz       (d) AH Kardar

  1. On Oct. 17, CM Punjab Ch. Pervaiz Elahi approved ______ Master Plan-2050.

(a) Multan’s           (b) Gujranwala’s

(c) Lahore’s            (d) Rawalpindi’s

  1. Gulpur Hydropower Project started providing energy to the national grid on ______.

(a) Oct. 16              (b) Oct. 17

(c) Oct. 18              (d) Oct. 19

  1. On Oct. 17, the ______ police announced the launch of the Talaash app that can help the police catch criminals involved in heinous crimes, and the absconders.

(a) Sindh                (b) Punjab

(c) KP                     (d) Balochistan

  1. On Oct. 17, the Punjab government appointed ______ the Advisor to CM for the Environmental Protection Agency.

(a) Omar Sarfraz Cheema        (b) Sardar Mohsin Laghari

(c) Ahmad Jawad Malik           (d) Rana Sohail Ahmed

  1. On ______, the Supreme Court acquitted Shahrukh Jatoi and others in the high-profile murder case of Shahzeb Khan.

(a) Oct. 16              (b) Oct. 17

(c) Oct. 18              (d) Oct. 19

  1. On Oct. 20, the ______ completed the formation of Court of Arbitration by appointing two new technical and legal members.

(a) IMF                   (b) WTO

(c) UN                    (d) World Bank

  1. On Oct. 21, the ______ disqualified PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the Toshakhana reference.

(a) SC                     (b) ECP

(c) IHC                   (d) LHC

  1. On ______, Pakistan was removed from the FATF grey list after it implemented two 34-point action plans on combating of money-laundering and terror-financing.

(a) Oct. 21              (b) Oct. 22

(c) Oct. 23              (d) Oct. 24

  1. On Oct. 22, ______ won the inaugural Pakistan Junior League tournament.

(a) Gwadar Sharks          (b) Bahawalpur Royals

(c) Rawalpindi Raiders    (d) Mardan Warriors

  1. On Oct. 23, Pakistan’s Ghulam Mustafa Bashir became the ______ Pakistani athlete to qualify for the Paris Olympics 2024.

(a) First         (b) Second

 (c) Third        (d) Fourth

  1. The current leader of the opposition in the Punjab assembly is ______.

(a) Arif Sandhela    (b) Salman Rafique

(c) Ataullah Tarar  (d) Hamza Shahbaz

  1. On Oct. 24, the Judicial Commission of Pakistan recommended elevation of ______ judges to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

(a) Three                (b) Four

(c) Five                   (d) Six

  1. On Oct. 24, senior journalist and anchor Arshad Sharif was shot dead by the police in ______.

(a) Malawi              (b) Kenya

(c) Tanzania            (d) Dubai

  1. On ______, the second partial solar eclipse of the year was observed in Pakistan.

(a) Oct. 25              (b) Oct. 26

(c) Oct. 27              (d) Oct. 28

  1. On Oct. 25, the ______ edition of Punjab Games got underway at National Hockey Stadium in Lahore.

(a) 69th                  (b) 70th

(c) 72nd                (d) 73rd

  1. On ______, PM Shehbaz Sharif had a meeting with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince MBS.

(a) Oct. 21              (b) Oct. 22

(c) Oct. 23              (d) Oct. 25

  1. A new report UNFCCC has warned that _____ is likely to be the hottest city of Pakistan by 2100 with the highest average temperature reaching 29.9°C to 32°C.

(a) Bahawalpur     (b) Sibi

(c) Hyderabad        (d) Jacobabad

  1. On Oct. 28: Hamid Khan group’s ______ won the election for the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president.

 (a) Khalid Javed    (b) Abid Zuberi

 (c) Khalil Dogar    (d) Khawaja Naveed

  1. The Punjab Prisons Inspector General (IG) is ______.

(a) Mubashar Khan     (b) Noman Abbasi

(c) Shahmir Pervez       (d) Faisal Paracha

  1. On Oct. 28, ______, who was PM Shehbaz Sharif’s focal person on Digital Media and Technologies, resigned.

(a) Fahad Hussain      (b) Ahmad Qureshi

(c) Sania Ashiq           (d) Ahmad Jawad

  1. On Oct. 29, PTI Chairman Imran Khan terminated the basic party membership of former federal minister ______.

(a) Zulfi Bukhari    (b) Ali Zaidi

(c) Faisal Vawda     (d) Hammad Azhar

  1. The current Federal Minister for Climate Change is ______.

(a) Sehar Kamran   (b) Sherry Rehman

(c) Fehmida Mirza (d) Shazia Marri

  1. On Oct. 29, Pakistan’s National Institute of Safety and Security became IAEA’s ______ collaborating centre in the field of nuclear security in the world.

(a) 10th                  (b) 11th

(c) 12th                   (d) 13th

  1. The woman journalist of Channel 5 who died after being crushed under IK’s container in PTI’s long march was ______

(a) Sadaf Naeem    (b) Razia Ashiq

(b) Azma Sehrish     (d) Syeda Maria

  1. On Oct. 30, CM ______ lifted the ban on recruitments in the government departments.

(a) Sindh                (b) Punjab

(c) Balochistan       (d) KP

  1. On Oct. 31, PM Shehbaz Sharif announced a special Kissan Package worth ______ to facilitate farmers.

(a) Rs1800 billion  (b) Rs1900 billion

(c) Rs2000 billion  (d) Rs2200 billion

  1. On Oct. 31, Taimur Hassan Amin of Pakistan was re-elected as the Chairman of the Asia Pacific ______ Confederation for two years.

(a) Volleyball         (b) Squash

(c) Handball           (d) Golf

  1. On Nov. 01, CM Punjab approved the introduction of cyberknife technology in ______ Hospital Lahore and Nishtar Hospital Multan to treat cancer and other complex diseases free of cost.

(a) Jinnah               (b) Mayo

(c) Ganga Ram       (d) Services

  1. On Nov. 01, UN Secretary-General selected ______ Faisal Shahkar as the Police Adviser for the Department of Peace Operations.

(a) DG FIA              (b) IG Punjab

(c) IG Sindh            (d) DG ANF

  1. On Nov. 01, ______ new members were appointed for three years in the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), bringing the numbers to its maximum level.

(a) Six                    (b) Seven

(c) Eight                 (d) Nine

  1. On ______, Former prime minister Imran Khan survived an assassination attempt in Wazirabad.

(a) Oct. 31              (b) Nov. 01

(c) Nov. 02             (d) Nov. 03

  1. On Nov. 04, Pakistan and ______ announced to enter into a GtG long-term agreement for the import of petrol, jet fuel and crude oi.

(a) Saudi Arabia     (b) Qatar

(c) China                (d) UAE

  1. Ex-caretaker PM Balakh Sher Mazari passed away on ______. .

(a) Nov. 01             (b) Nov. 02

(c) Nov. 04             (d) Nov. 05

  1. The highest individual score by a Pakistan woman batter in ODIs – 176 runs – is held by ______.

(a) Muneeba Ali     (b) Sidra Ameen

(c) Bisma Maroof   (d) Sana Mir

  1. On Nov. 05, Pakistan’s Tayyab Ikram became the new head of the International ______ Federation.

(a) Kabaddi            (b) Volleyball

(c) Rowing              (d) Hockey

  1. On Nov. 08, Pakistan’s legendary bowler ______ was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

(a) Wasim Akram (b) Sarfraz Nawaz

(c) Imran Khan      (d) Abdul Qadir

  1. The government withdrew its petition challenging the decision of Federal Shariat Court declaring the present interest-based banking system against the Sharia on ______.

(a) Nov. 09             (b) Nov. 10

(c) Nov. 12             (d) Nov. 14

  1. As per the Pakistan Demographic Survey 2020, the current life expectancy in Pakistan is ______ years.

(a) 64.4                  (b) 65

(c) 67.6                  (d) 68

  1. The International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS)–2022 was held in ______.

(a) Karachi             (b) Rawalpindi

(c) Islamabad          (d) Lahore

International

  1. The 2023 Asian Football Cup will be hosted by ______.

(a) Qatar                (b) China

(c) India                  (d) Malaysia

  1. On Oct. 17, ______ parliament narrowly elected conservative leader Ulf Kristersson as prime minister of the country.

(a) Iceland’s         (b) Sweden’s

(c) Norway’s        (d) Denmark’s

  1. On Oct. 17, Kuwait´s crown prince swore in a new government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf al-Ahmed Al-Sabah — a ______ of the country’s 85-year-old ruler.

(a) Brother             (b) Nephew

(c) Son                   (d) Rival

  1. On Oct. 17, the ______ sanctioned Iran´s “morality” police for the fatal beating in custody of Mahsa Amini

(a) UN                    (b) USA

(c) Germany           (d) EU

  1. On Oct. 18, former Test player Roger Binny was elected president of the ______ Cricket Board.

(a) English            (b) Australian

(c) South African   (d) Indian

  1. This year’s World Health Summit, where world leaders pledged $2.6 billion financial assistance for eradicating polio from the world, was held in ______.

(a) Brussels            (b) Athens

(c) Berlin                (d) Beijing

  1. On Oct. 18, ______ author Shehan Karunatilakas won this year’s Booker prize for his novel “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida”.

(a) Sri Lankan         (b) Indian

(c) Indonesian         (d) Bhutanese

  1. On Oct. 18, ______ cement giant Lafarge SA announced pay a $778 million fine to the US Justice Department for supporting terror groups during the Syrian civil war.

(a) Italian               (b) French

(c) Norwegian        (d) US

  1. On Oct. 18, France’s Karim Benzema won this year’s Ballon d’Or while ______ Alexia Putellas retained the women’s prize.

(a) Spain’s              (b) Croatia’s

(c) Portugal’s          (d) Canada’s

  1. On Oct. 18, ______ announced that it would no longer recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

(a) Turkey              (b) Australia

(c) UK                    (d) Italy

  1. On Oct. 19, the European Parliament awarded the annual Sakharov Prize for human rights to ______.

(a) Viktor Almqvist      (b) Roberta Metsola

(c) Ukrainians            (d) Volodymyr Zelenskyy

  1. On Oct. 19, ______ became the first Middle Eastern country to receive Chinese giant pandas — Suhail and Soraya.

(a) Saudi Arabia     (b) Iran

(c) UAE                  (d) Qatar

  1. On Oct. 19, Palestinian movement Hamas announced the restoration of relations with the ______ government.

(a) Syrian               (b) Lebanese

(c) Jordanian          (d) Iranian

  1. On Oct. 19, the meeting of defence ministers from the Indian Ocean Rim was held in the Indian state of ______.

(a) Gujarat             (b) Kerala

(c) Tamil Nadu        (d) Uttar Pradesh

  1. On Oct. 19, the 90th Interpol General Assembly opened in ______.

(a) Ankara             (b) New Delhi

(c) Geneva             (d) Beijing

  1. On______, Liz Truss announced her resignation as the British prime minister, becoming the shortest-serving PM in the UK’s history.

(a) Oct. 20              (b) Oct. 21

(c) Oct. 22               (d) Oct. 23

  1. On Oct. 21, Giorgia Meloni became the first woman to head a government in ______.

(a) Libya                 (b) Iceland

(c) Italy                  (d) Greece

  1. Oct. 25, Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak made history by becoming the first Hindu and ______ non-white person of Pakistan and Indian origin to become the British prime minister.

(a) First                  (b) Second

(c) Third                  (d) Fourth

  1. On Oct. 27, Israel and ______ struck a US-brokered maritime border agreement that opens up lucrative offshore gas fields for the two countries.

(a) Jordan               (b) Syria

(c) Lebanon            (d) Egypt

  1. On Oct. 27, the Pentagon released its National Defence Strategy which says that ______ is the most consequential challenge for the United States.

(a) EU                     (b) Russia

(c) North Korea      (d) China

  1. On ______, Elon Musk took ownership of Twitter Inc.

(a) Oct. 25              (b) Oct. 26

(c) Oct. 27              (d) Oct. 28

  1. On Oct. 29, ______ Rhaetian Railway broke the world record for the longest passenger train.

(a) USA’s                 (b) Moldova’s

(c) Switzerland’s    (d) France’s

  1. On Oct. 30, Shachar Sagiv became the first ______ athlete to compete in Saudi Arabia.

(a) Jordanian         (b) Israeli

(c) Indonesian        (d) Russian

  1. On Oct. 31, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva became the President of ______ for the third time after defeating Jair Bolsonaro

(a) Brazil               (b) Portugal

(c) Cambodia         (d) Vietnam

  1. On Oct. 31, the International Criminal Court gave its chief prosecutor the green light to continue a probe into atrocities committed in ______.

(a) Afghanistan      (b) Iraq

(c) Algeria                (d) Somalia

  1. On Nov. 03, ______ ordered three Chinese companies to divest their stakes in the country’s rare earth minerals companies, citing “national security” reasons.

(a) Australia          (b) Canada

(c) India                 (d) Thailand

  1. On______, the UN’s COP27 climate summit kicked off in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

(a) Oct. 05              (b) Nov. 06

(c) Oct. 07              (d) Oct. 08

  1. On Nov. 07, ______ announced the launch of its first nano-satellite, dubbed ZIMSAT-1, into space.

(a) Iran                   (b) South Africa

(c) Syria                 (d) Zimbabwe

  1. On Nov. 08, ______ Charlotte Edwards and West Indies great Shivnarine Chanderpaul were inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

(a) New Zealand’s       (b) South Africa’s

(c) Australia’s               (d) England’s

  1. On Nov. 08, ______ and Egypt agreed to develop one of the world’s largest wind farms in Egypt.

(a) China                (b) Saudi Arabia

(c) UAE                  (d) Qatar

  1. On Nov. 09, the IMF reached a preliminary agreement with ______ to provide a support package worth $4.5 billion.

(a) Tunisia             (b) Bangladesh

(c) Turkey              (d) Afghanistan

  1. On Nov. 09, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Sholgu ordered his troops to withdraw from the occupied Ukrainian city of ______.

(a) Kherson            (b) Kharkiv

(c) Odesa                (d) Donetsk

  1. The Tiananmen Square protests broke out in ______.

(a) 1989             (b) 1990

(c) 1991              (d) 1993

  1. On Nov. 11, the ______ unveiled a satellite-based system – Methane Alert and Response System (MARS) – to detect methane emissions as part of efforts to cut down on the major contributor to global warming.

(a) NASA                (b) UN

(c) EU                     (d) US

  1. On Nov. 12, ______ Greg Barclay was re-elected unopposed as independent chairman of the International Cricket Council.

(a) South Africa’s     (b) England’s

(c) New Zealand’s   (d) Australia’s

  1. On Nov. 13, England edged ______ by five wickets to win the Twenty20 World Cup

(a) India                 (b) New Zealand

(c) West Indies      (d) Pakistan

  1. On Nov. 13, the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was held in Phnom Penh, the capital of ______.

(a) Philippines        (b) Vietnam

(c) Mongolia          (d) Cambodia

  1. On Nov. 13: Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi ratified a prisoner exchange treaty with ______.

(a) UAE                   (b) Venezuela

(c) Belgium            (d) Russia

  1. The global population hit the eight billion mark on ______.

(a) Nov. 12             (b) Nov. 13

(c) Nov. 14             (d) Nov. 15

  1. On Nov. 15, G20, a group of the world´s 20 leading economies, held its summit in Bali, ______.

(a) India                 (b) Saudi Arabia

(c) USA                  (d) Indonesia

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