Current Affairs CSS Paper 2009

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION -2009

FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17

UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

TIME ALLOWED:
(PART-I) 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS:20
(PART-II) 2 Hours & 30 Minutes MAXIMUM MARKS:80

PART I

NOTE: (i) First attempt PART-I (MCQ) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 minutes.
(ii) Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit.
Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)
(i) Who is Nicolas Sarkozy? (a) German Chancellor (b) Canadian President (c ) French President (d) President of Georgia
(ii) What position Hu Jintao holds in China: (a) General Secretary of Communist Party (b) President of the country (c ) Both ‘a’ & ‘b’ (d) Prime Minister of the country
(iii) Who is the president of World Bank? (a) Robert Brace Zoellick (b) Robert Bruce Gate (c ) Robert Bruce Lohaf (d) Bill Gates
(iv) Where is the Headquarter of the Amnesty International located? (a) Geneva (b) London (c ) Paris (d) New York
(v) Asian Development Bank (ADB) was established in: (a) 1964 (b) 1966 (c ) 1968 (d) None of these
(vi) Who were the three statesmen who formulated Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)? (a) Gandhi, Nasser, Tito (b) Nehru, Nasser, Tito (c ) Chou-en-Lai, Bhutto, Nehru (d) Soe Karno, Nasser, Tito
(vii) The Permanent Secretariat of SAARC is established at: (a) Kathmandu (b) Dhaka (c ) Dehli (d) Islamabad
(viii) Who was the founder of HAMAS in 1987: (a) Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (b) Yasser Arafat (c ) Abu Nidal (d) None of these
(ix) How many official working languages are recognized by UNO? (a) 8 (b) 6 (c ) 4 (d) None of these
(x) In which month does the UN General Assembly usually meet every year? (a) August (b) September (c ) October (d) November
(xi) Which of the following countries have the power of veto in the General Assembly of UNO? (a) USA (b) Russia (c ) China (d) All of these
(xii) The term of office of a judge of the International Court of Justice is? (a) 5 years (b) 7 years (c ) 9 years (d) None of these
(xiii) Alliance among India, Germany, Japan and Brazil to support each other’s bid for permanent seat on UN Security Council is called: (a) Alliance 4 (b) G 4 (c ) Big 4 (d) None of these
(xiv) The Iran – Pakistan – India gas pipeline is also known as: (a) Friendly pipeline (b) Peace pipeline (c ) Great pipeline (d) None of these
(xv) The first parliamentary elections in Afghanistan were held in: (a) 2004 (b) 2005 (c ) 2006 (d) None of these
(xvi) Which is the National Flower of Pakistan? (a) Tulip (b) Rose (c ) Jasmine (d) None of these
(xvii) After ‘Pushtuns’ the largest-ethnic group in Afghanistan is: (a) Uzbeks (b) Hazaras (c ) Tajiks (d) None of these
(xviii) The Capital of Argentina is: (a) Columbia (b) Barcelona (c ) Buenos Aires (d) Peru
(xix) Which is the largest country in Africa: (a) Sudan (b) Nigeria (c ) Libya (d) None of these
(xx) Name the currency of Sri Lanka? (a) Rupiyah (b) Lek (c ) Ringgit (d) None of these

Part II

NOTE: (i) PART-II is to be attempted on separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.
Q.2. Why most countries of the Muslim world are devoid of democratic governance? What changes would you recommend to make them modern democratic states? (20)
Q.3. Dynastic politics in South Asia has become a norm rather than exception. What are the merits and demerits of this political arrangement? Analyse and comment. (20)
Q.4. The strength of Chinese economy is perceived as a threat by USA to its dwindling hegemony. What changes at policy level are required by America for harmonious relations with China? (20)
Q.5. In the present day turbulent world, most of the countries in East Asia have been relatively calm and stable in Political and Economic sphere. What reasons would you assign for this success?(20)
Q.6. Democracy in Pakistan has remained an elusive dream. Why it has taken so long to develop a road map and follow it with necessary modification? Explain. (20)
Q.7. The attack on Iraq by USA was an attempt to control oil resources of the area and redraw the map of Middle East. Having failed to achieve both objectives, what policy options would be required by USA towards Middle East for peaceful relations? (20)
Q.8. Write notes on ANY TWO of the followings: (20) (a) Combating corruption in developing countries. (b) Free Market Economy and Economic Meltdown. © Improving Quality of life in Africa. (d) Economic potential of Central Asia.
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