Current Affairs Questions as asked in the FIA Inspector Test – conducted on July 25, 2022.

  1. Pakistan’s parliament passed bills on electronic, overseas voting in November 2021.
    • In May 2022, the National Assembly approved bill to deprive overseas Pakistanis from voting, stop use of EVMs in general election.
  2. Pakistan’s largest import partner is China.
    • The United States is the largest trading partner of Pakistan as it is the largest export market for Pakistan.
  3. Hollywood is a neighborhood located in Los Angeles, California.
  4. Germany declined arms export to India for “poor human rights in February 2021.
  5. The Taliban took control of Afghanistan on August 15, 2021.
  6. Congress of Vienna began in September 1814 and completed in June 1815.
    • It was an assembly in 1814–15 that reorganized Europe after the Napoleonic Wars (and defeat of Napoleon).
    • The Congress was hosted by the Austrian Chancellor Duke Metternich.
  7. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) proposed a $50 billion global vaccination plan in May 2021.
    • The IMF, also known as the Fund, was conceived at a UN conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States, in July 1944.
    • The 44 countries at that conference sought to build a framework for economic cooperation to avoid a repetition of the competitive devaluations that had contributed to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
    • Countries were not eligible for membership in the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) unless they were members of the IMF.
    • The IMF, as per Bretton Woods agreement to encourage international financial cooperation, introduced a system of convertible currencies at fixed exchange rates, and replaced gold with the U.S. dollar (gold at $35 per ounce) for official reserve.
    • After the Bretton Woods system (system of fixed exchange rates) collapsed in the 1971, the IMF has promoted the system of floating exchange rates. Countries are free to choose their exchange arrangement, meaning that market forces determine the value of currencies relative to one another. This system continues to be in place today.
    • The Special Drawing Rights (SDR) is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries’ official reserves.
  8. Sachal Sarmast is also called Sacho Sarmast.
    • Sachal Sarmast was born in 1739 and died in 1827.
    • His mausoleum was built by Mir Rustam Khan Talpur.
    • He has got the title of “Shake-i-Haft Zuban” (poet of seven languages).
    • His real name was Abdul Wahab.
  9. In linguistics, morphology is the study of words and in biology, morphology is the branch that deals with the form of living organisms.
  10. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launched on December 25, 2021, from ESA’s launch site at Kourou in French Guiana in South America, aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket.
    • It is an infrared telescope formerly known as the “Next Generation Space Telescope”.
    • The Webb telescope is said to be the scientific successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.
    • It is NASA’s largest and most powerful space science telescope ever constructed. Webb is now orbiting Lagrange point 2 (L2) located between Earth and Sun nearly 1 million miles (1.6 million km).
  11. AMAN-2021, the 7th exercise of the series, was held from February 11-16, 2021. Theme: ‘Together for peace’
  12. Ustad Salamat Ali Khan is the most prominent figure of the Shaam Chaurasi Gharana.
  13. Japan’s Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament’s lower house on September 16 , 2020.
    • The current prime minister of Japan is Fumio Kishida, who replaced Yoshihide Suga on 4 October 2021.
    • Naruhito is the emperor of Japan. He acceded to the Chrysanthemum Throne on 1 May 2019, beginning the Reiwa era, following the abdication of his father, Akihito. He is the 126th monarch according to Japan’s traditional order of succession.
    • Japan’s longest-serving prime minister Shinzo Abe died at 67 on July 8, 2022 after being shot in the city of Nara during a campaign speech. He served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020.
  14. SAARC comprises of eight Member States: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
    • SAARC is a regional inter-governmental organisation of South Asian countries. It was founded in Dhaka on December 8, 1985. It is headquartered at Kathmandu in Nepal.
    • Afghanistan joined the bloc in 2007, under its then President Hamid Karzai.
  15. Hissein Brahim Taha has been the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) since 17 November 2021.
  16. The 14th Islamic summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
    • The OIC was established at a 1969 summit in Rabat (Morocco) after what it describes as the ‘criminal arson’ of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
    • It has 57 member countries. Headquarters: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  17. Turkey in February 2021 announced a 10-year space programme that includes an ambitious 2023 moon mission.
  18. The current president of Iran is Ebrahim Raisi.
    • Raisi assumed office on 3 August 2021, after the 2021 presidential election. He succeeded Hassan Rouhani, who served 8 years in office from 2013 to 2021.
  19. Pakistan in July 2020 achieved UN’s ‘climate action’ goal well before 2030.
  20. The 2021 Summer Olympics (still officially referred to as the “2020 Olympics”) was held in Tokyo, Japan.
  21. The number of votes Pakistan needs from FATF members to exit from grey list are? 12 votes out of 39 to exit the grey list and move to the white list.

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