2017 Current Affairs
Former CJCSC, Gen Khalid Shamim Wynne passes away in road accident. United Nations General Assembly adopts resolution on status of Jerusalem. Votes: 128 in favour; 9 against; 35 abstentions. Foreign exchange: SBP's reserves plunge 2.28%, stand at $14.3b. Pakistan to co-sponsor resolution at UN for withdrawal of US Jerusalem decision. US vetoes UN resolution rejecting Trump's Jerusalem decision. LHC ordered the removal of Absar Alam appointment as Pemra chief. World Bank approves $300m to modernise Punjab’s agriculture. Pakistani film 'Saawan' out of Oscars 2018 race. K-P tops in district education rankings. Shahid Afridi bagged T10's first-ever hat-trick. SC rejects PML-N's petitions to disqualify Imran Khan. SC dismisses NAB's appeal to reopen Hudaibiya Mills case against Sharifs. December 15 - December 22 Govt to issue e-passports from March 2018. SC orders Punjab govt, Bestway cement factory to fill up Katas Raj Temple pond. UN adopts Pak-sponsored resolution on inter-religious dialogue. 18,677 Pakistanis deported this year. Saudi crown prince bought $450 million Da Vinci painting. Pakistani female powerlifter Saniha Ghafoor wins four gold medals in Oceania Pacific Powerlifting Championship Singapore. UAE authorities hands over MQM’s ex-leader Hammad Siddiqui to Pakistan. Supreme Court sets aside Lahore High Court decision against Orange Line train, orders Punjab govt to complete project. The first match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 will be held on February 22 in Dubai. Ronaldo beats Messi, Neymar to win 2017 Ballon d'Or Ballon d’Or award. December 7 - December 14 International Olympic Committee (IOC) bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics, allows athletes to compete under Olympic flag. Punjab govt makes Model Town report public after court's orders. Barrister Zafarullah to oversee law ministry till formal appointment of minister. Shashi Kapoor passes away at 79 (4 December 2017). US quits UN global compact on migration. Iran awards Mustafa Prize to Turkish-French, Iranian scientists. US-funded Makli tomb preservation project completed. Pakistan ranks fifth on Global Terrorism Index according to Australia and US-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) report. Google puts Pakistan among 4 countries that will give next billion smartphone users. Qatar’s former premier Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani with a 13-member delegation visits Sharif brothers in Lahore. Pakistan borrows $2.5b from global capital markets. Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after 'taking poison' in UN court drama. October 29 - December 6 Economic Coordination Committee approves export of 1.5 million metric tons of sugar. Senior Chinese military official Zhang Yang kills himself amid corruption probe. Minister for Science and Technology Mir Dostain Khan Domki resigns over ‘corruption’ in NTS, CIIT. Pakistan’s Hammad Hadi Khan clinched the title of the 29th Princess Cup Youth Scrabble Tournament beating his teammate and 2013 World Youth Scrabble Champion Moizullah Baig in Bangkok, Thailand.. Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as new president of Zimbabwe. Pakistani Sikh wins 'humanitarian cause' honours in Canada. Myanmar and Bangladesh sign deal over Rohingya repatriation. UBL reaches Rs. 1 billion mark in Pakistan Railways e-ticketing facility. Pakistan 7th worst country in access to sanitation. Pakistan borrows another $500m from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). Lahore High Court orders release of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed. 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49. October 20 - October 28 Pakistan team wins one gold, one silver and one bronze at Asian Indoor Rowing Championships 2017, which was held in Malaysia. India's Manushi Chhillar crowned Miss World 2017. UN General Assembly adopts Pakistan-sponsored resolution on self-determination. Security forces kill 'BLF commander Younas Taukali involved' in Turbat massacre. Dr Asim Hussain resigns as PPP Karachi president. The National Assembly on Thursday (16 November) evening passed the Elections Amendment Bill 2017 to restore Khatm-i-Nabuwwat laws to their original form. 'World's oldest' 48-feet long sleeping Buddha statue unearthed in Haripur district. Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations awarded Khawaja Asif with Phd for his contribution to the true betterment of Pakistan. Pakistani team won silver medal at iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) 2017 competition held in Boston, United States. MQM-P's Syed Ali Raza Abidi resigns from National Assembly. October 12 - October 19 Quaid-i-Azam’s daughter Dina Wadia passes away at 98 in New York.
Catalonia declares independence from Spain.

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