Weekly Current Affairs MCQs January 2018
Pakistan Launches Application "Surfsafe" to Combat Cyberextremism. India beat Pakistan by 203 runs to Enter ICC U-19 World Cup Final 2018. UAE has launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organisation to challenge Pakistan’s duties on biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film, used in food packaging. India and Pakistan Extend Thar Rail Link for three more years that connects Jodhpur in Rajasthan with the Karachi. Pakistan, China jointly host first international exhibition Gwadar Expo (January 29). Pakistan tops ICC T20 ranking after defeating New Zealand. Roger Federer Defeats Marin Cilic to win Record-Tying Sixth Australian Open championship. Indian origin 10-year-old boy Mehul Garg beats Einstein, Hawking IQ scores. Pakistani cardiologist, Jaffar Khan, has won the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society’s prestigious 2018 Young Investigators Award. Usman Akhtar Bajwa appointed new CDA chief. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) raised its main policy interest rate by 25 basis points to 6 percent. Indonesian President Joko Widodo to visit Pakistan on January 26. PIA Islamabad-New York flights discontinued after Rs 1.2bn loss. Pakistan ranked at 47th in the Inclusive Development Index (IDI) 2018 of the World Economic Forum. January 24 - January 31 Pakistani student (Muhammad Haider Khan) bagged the highest marks in Syllabus D Mathematics in the Cambridge Examinations. Shah Rukh Khan receives human rights award at WEF (World Economic Forum). World XI beats Pakistan 5-1 in first hockey match. India beats Pakistan by 2 wickets to claim Blind Cricket World Cup title at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. New Zealand became The 11th country to send a rocket into Orbit. Pakistan allows visa on arrival for group tourists from 24 countries. US set to overtake Saudi Arabia as world’s number two oil producer: IEA. India test-fires Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile. Microsoft tops Thomson Reuters top 100 global tech leaders list. January 16 - January 23 Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) cancels enlistment of 284 political parties. PML-Q’s Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo sworn in as Balochistan CM (13 January 2018). National Assembly passes bill to bring FATA under SC, PHC jurisdiction. Ecuador grants citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The British Backpacker Society ranked Pakistan number one adventure travel destination. Sindhiyani Tehreek activist Zahida Shaikh passes away (8 January). January 8 - January 15 Indian court jails powerful politician Lalu Prasad for embezzling funds. PAF's first native and youngest commander-in-chief Air Marshal Asghar Khan passes away at the age of 96 (5 January). Supreme Court slaps complete ban on unlicensed mining in K-P. US places Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan on a special watch list 'for severe violations of religious freedom'. Afghan refugees granted sixth extension for their stay in Pakistan. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono to visit Pakistan (January 3). Pakistan, India exchange lists of nuclear installations. Pakistan, India NSAs hold secret dialogue in Thailand. Polish team arrives in Pakistan to conquer K2 in winter.



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