Current Affairs CSS Paper 2016

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION – 2016
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS PART-I (MCQS) MAXIMUM MARKS = 20

PART-I (MCQS): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES PART-II MAXIMUM MARKS = 80

NOTE: (i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.

(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II.

ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.

Part I

Q.1. (i) Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate Circle on the OMR Answer Sheet. (20×1=20)

(ii) Answers given anywhere, other than OMR Answer Sheet, shall not be considered.

  1. “The Reconstruction of Religious thought: written by:
    A. Ahmed Ali B. Allama Muhammad Iqbal C. Javed Majeed D. None of these
  2. The World’s largest democracy is:
    A. Brazil B. United Kingdom C. India D. None of these
  3. Obama is the ____ President of USA.
    A. 45th B. 44th C. 46th D. None of these
  4. National anthem composed by:
    A. Hafeez Jallundhri B. A. R. Ghani C. Ahmad G. Chagla D. None of these
  5. Headquarter of International Court of Justice is at:
    A. Hague, Netherlands B. New York, United States C. Geneve, Switzerland D. None of these
  6. Kalabagh Dam is not yet constructed due to:
    A. Politically Damaging B. Damage Coastal Ecology C. Shortage of Cultivable Land D. All of the above
  7. Largest arms importer in 2014:
    A. North Korea B. India C. Saudi Arabia D. None of these
  8. Term intifada means:
    A. Territory for peace B. Uprising C. Freedom D. None of these
    9 Freedom House NGO Headquarter in
    A. Amsterdam (Netherlands) B. Reykjavik (Iceland) C. Washington D.C (United States of America) D. None of these
  9. Fifth international recognized mode of payment:
    A. British Pound B. Chinese Yuan C. Swedish Krona D. None of these
  10. Who is the President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?
    A. Jin Liqun B. Danny Alexander C. Thierry de Longuemar D. None of these
  11. Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is celebrated each year on:
    A. 18 June B. 18 July C. 18 August D. None of these
  12. The Pakistan People’s Party-led government signed the Gwadar agreement with China on:
    A. February 18, 2013 B. September 21, 2010 C. March 13, 2010 D. None of these
  13. India-China Joint Military Training Exercise HAND-IN-HAND 2015 took place at:
    A. Baoding Military Academy Baoding, China B. Maharashtra Military School Pune, Maharashtra – India C. Kunming Military academy Yunnan – China D. None of these
  14. The Order of Rising Sun is highest Military Award of:
    A. Russia B. Japan C. South Korea D. None of these
  15. Pakistan’s first communications satellite, the PakSat – 1R, was launched in:
    A. April 2010 B. January 2012 C. August 2011 D. None of these
  16. What was the old name of Sri Lanka?
    A. Serendib B. Ceylon C. Lankadeepa D. All of the above
  17. First secretary General of UN was:
    A. Gladwyn Jebb (United Kingdom B. U Thant (Burma) C. Trygve Lie (Norway) D. None of these
  18. Pakistan lunched its first satellite with the collaboration of China in 1990 its name:
    A. Paksat 1 R B. Badr-I C. Rehbar-I D. None of these
  19. Pakistan and Russia signed a landmark defence agreement on
    A. 19th August, 2015 B. 21st July, 2014 C. 29th August, 2015 D. None of these

PART II

Q. No. 2. Discuss in detail the efficacy of counter-terrorism measures adopted by the government, especially with reference to the National Action Plan. (20)

Q. No. 3. What measures would you suggest to improve the economy of Pakistan particularly in the areas of debt reduction and enhancing export capacity? (20)

Q. No. 4. Discuss the possibilities of progress under the recently agreed rubric of comprehensive dialogue between Pakistan and India. In your opinion what are the major constraints at present? (20)

Q. No. 5. Discuss the prospects and challenges to the construction of “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor”. How will CPEC become a game changer for the region? (20)

Q. No. 6. How do you see recent developments in the Middle East, particularly with reference to deteriorating relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran? What role, if any, Pakistan could play in reducing the tensions between the two Muslim countries? (20)

Q. No. 7. Examine the emerging strategic competition between China and the US and its impact on global order. (20)

Q. No. 8. Discuss the adverse impact of climate change on the world and the measures recently adopted by the Paris Conference to address this issue. (20)

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