Current Affairs CSS Paper 2017

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION -2017
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

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. FIFA World Cup 2018 will be hosted by:
    A. Poland B. Romania C. Russia D. None of these
  2. Number of OIC Muslim states:
    A. 58 B. 57 C. 59 D. None of these
  3. Number of European Union member states:
    A. 27 B. 26 C. 28 D. None of these
  4. Cold war period:
    A. 1947 – 1991 B. 1945 – 1989 C. 1962 – 1991 D. None of these
  5. NPT is:
    A. National Proliferation Treaty B. New Proliferation Treaty C. Non-Proliferation Treaty D. None of these
  6. AFP is the news agency of:
    A. UK B. France C. Germany D. None of these
  7. Headquarters of ICJ:
    A. Bern, Switzerland B. Brussels, Belgium C. The Hague, Netherlands D. None of these
  8. Oldest satellite site is in:
    A. Kazakhstan B. Russia C. USA D. None of these
  9. UK’s Head of state:
    A. Theresa Mary May B. John Bercow C. Queen Elizabeth II D. None of these
  10. Country that once was colony of UK:
    A. Thailand B. Burma C. Vietnam D. None of these
  11. Oldest tennis venue:
    A. Wimbledon B. Rotterdam C. Acer Arena D. None of these
  12. Bishkek is the capital of:
    A. Tajikistan B. Kyrgyzstan C. Turkmenistan D. None of these
  13. Last census in Pakistan was held in:
    A. 1980 B. 1998 C. 2017 D. None of these
  14. First Muslim Novel Laureate:
    A. Anwar Sadat B. Shirin Ebadi C. Muhammad Abdus Salam D. None of these
  15. Objectives Resolution was presented by:
    A. Mian Muhammad Iftikharuddin B. Liaquat Ali Khan C. Shabir Ahmed Usmani D. None of these
  16. The world’s largest producer of cotton:
    A. China B. Pakistan C. USA D. None of these
  17. United States bombed on Hiroshima:
    A. august 11, 1945 B. august 6, 1945 C. August 9 1945 D. None of these
  18. Collapse of USSR due to:
    A. Economic failure B. Perestroika and Glasnost C. Nationalist Movements D. None of these
  19. Country having largest gas reserves:
    A. Pakistan B. Saudi Arabia C. Russia D. None of these
  20. Suez Canal connects:
    A. Mediterranean sea and Black Sea B. Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean C. Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea D. None of these

Part II

Q. No. 2. Highlight the role of National Action Plan (NAP) in stabilization of internal security of Pakistan. Critically analyze its outcomes? (20)

Q. No. 3. What measures do you suggest to improve the security conditions of Balochistan in respect to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and the role of regional powers to sabotage it? (20)

Q. No. 4. Critically analyze the US-Russia relations in context of ISIS and its impact on the security situation of Middle East. (20)

Q. No. 5. Explain the salient contours of the US ‘re-balancing’ policy and China’s assertive policy in South China Sea and latter’s disputes with the regional countries. Critically evaluate. (20)

Q. No. 6. The impact of burgeoning US-India strategic partnership over the security situation of the region and Indian Ocean Region. (20)

Q. No. 7. Critically examine China’s strategic vision behind its ‘One Belt, One Road’ venture. (20)

Q. No. 8. (a). Analyze the effects of commissioning of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), INS Arihant equipped with nuclear-capable missile called K-4 over the strategic stability of South Asia. (10) (20)

(b). US-India in August 2016 signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) that will reportedly facilitate the two allies to use each other’s military facilities to check China’s growing influence. Comment. (10)

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