Current Affairs CSS Paper 2010

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION -2010

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) Which of the following countries, is the world’s largest emitter of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? (a) China (b) America (c ) Russia (d) India
(ii) Who is Stanley McChrystal? (a) Commander U.S. forces in Afghanistan (b) Head of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) (c ) NATO Commander in Afghanistan (d) None of these
(iii) The headquarters of ‘Green Peace International’ is located at: (a) Vancouver (b) Amsterdam (c ) London (d) Paris
(iv) The oldest internet search engine among the following is: (a) Google (b) MSN search (c ) Yahoo (d) Ask.com
(v) The power generating capacity of Diamer-Basha Dam would be: (a) 3450 MW (b) 3800 MW (c ) 4500 MW (d) None of these
(vi) ‘ANTARA’ is the news agency of: (a) Indonesia (b) Malaysia (c ) Turkey (d) None of these
(vii) The largest opium producer province of Afghanistan is: (a) Helmand (b) Nangarhar (c ) Badakhshan (d) None of these
(viii) ‘Silk Air’ is an airline of: (a) Sri Lanka (b) Switzerland (c ) Singapore (d) China
(ix) ‘Channel Tunnel’ is an under sea rail tunnel linking: (a) England and Ireland (b) England and France (c ) France and Germany (d) None of these
(x) The ‘Strait of Malacca’ is the main shipping channel between the Indian Ocean and: (a) North Pacific Ocean (b) South Pacific Ocean (c ) South Atlantic Ocean (d) None of these
(xi) The recently published book- “Between Dreams and Realities” is written by: (a) Shamshad Ahmad Khan (b) Gohar Ayub (c ) Sahibzada Yaqoob Ali Khan (d) None of these
(xii) The largest Agency of FATA by population is: (a) Bajaur Agency (b) North Waziristan (c ) South Waziristan (d) None of these
(xiii) Which of the following categories of Nobel Prize was established in 1968? (a) Medicine (b) Literature (c ) Economics (d) None of these
(xiv) The total cultivable land of Pakistan is approximately: (a) 80 million hectares (b) 120 million hectares (c ) 150 million hectares (d) None of these
(xv) Who is ‘Francois Fillon’? (a) Prime Minister of Italy (b) President of Germany (c ) Foreign Minister of France (d) None of these
(xvi) The largest island in the Indian Ocean is: (a) Sri Lanka (b) Sumatra (c ) Madagascor (d) None of these
(xvii) 3 May is observed Internationally as: (a) Environment Day (b) Population Day (c ) Press Freedom Day (d) None of these
(xviii) 2016 summer Olympics will be held at: (a) Sydney (b) Madrid (c ) Chicago (d) Rio de janeiro
(xix) ‘Kyat’ is the currency of: (a) Nepal (b) Myanmar (c ) Bhutan (d) None of these
(xx) Environment Treaty ‘Kyoto Protocol’ will be expired in: (a) 2012 (b) 2014 (c ) 2015 (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. “The troubling issue in Pakistan pertains to an Overbearing Centre’s Supremacy in the federation and the resulting demand for Provincial autonomy-.” Discuss. (20)
Q.3. “Pakistan provides the natural link between the SCO states to connect the Eurasian heartland with the Arabian Sea and South Asia.” Substantiate Pakistan’s claim for the membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in view of the above mentioned statement: (20)
Q.4. The issue of central importance about corruption and accountability in Pakistan is the increase in corruption despite six decades of efforts to eradicate it. Analyse and comment on the root cause of rampant corruption in the society. (20)
Q.5. President Obama’s extended hand of friendship to China ushers in a new era of realist diplomacy in Washington.
Highlight the new dimensions of U.S. foreign policy towards People’s Republic of China. (20)
Q.6. What feasible measures would you suggest to bridge the existing trust deficit between Pakistan and India for the resumption of stalled process of composite dialogue?. (20)
Q.7. “The new Afghan strategy of the United States, in fact, is a veiled request for their safe exit-. It is a gamble. The price of victory will be high and the price of failure is incalculable.” Analyse and
comment? (20)
Q.8. Write notes on ANY TWO of the followings: (10 x 2)
(a) Liberhan Commission Report.
(b) Aghaz-e-Haqooq Balochistan Package.
(c ) Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories.
(d) Chinese Aided Development Projects in Pakistan.
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