FPSC Current Affairs MCQs

FPSC Current Affairs MCQs

Current Affairs Questions as asked in the FIA AD test – conducted on July 24, 2022. To get our notes for the FPSC GR tests, click here. There were 16 Questions from the FIA Act 1974, 20 Qs from English and other 20 Qs from Arithmetic portion.

  1. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic on? March 11, 2020
  2. Which country reported its first covid-19 case on 12 May, 2022? North Korea
    • Kim Jong-un has been Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and the leader of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) since 2012.
  3. The 2026 Commonwealth Games is scheduled to take place in? Victoria, Australia
    • Venue of CWG Games 2022 from 28 July to 8 August 2022 – Birmingham, England.
    • The 7th season of 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games which is to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago has been postponed to 2023.
    • The Commonwealth Games have been conducted by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) every four years (except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II) since the first British Empire Games were held in Hamilton, Canada in 1930.
  4. How many gold medals did Pakistan win in 2020 Paralympic Games? 1 by Pakistan’s para-athlete Haider Ali 
  5. The world’s biggest arms importer 2017–2021 is?  India, followed by Saudi Arabia and Egypt
  6. The Foreign Minister of Spain who visited Pakistan on 10 September 2021 was?  Jose Manuel Albares
  7. Britain’s Foreign Secretary who arrived in Pakistan on 2 September 2021 was? Dominic Raab
  8. Foreign Minister of Italy who visited Pakistan on 5-6 September 2021 was? Luigi Di Maio
  9. Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine on? February 24, 2022
  10. The 47th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of OIC was held in? 27–28 November 2020 in Niamey, Niger
  11. When was the NACTA (National Counter Terrorism Authority) established in Pakistan? In 2009, as an Administrative Wing within the Ministry of Interior.
  12. The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) is? António Guterres. A member of the Portuguese Socialist Party, Guterres served as prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002.
  13. World Bicycle Day is marked annually? 3 June 
  14. International World Braille Day is celebrated on? January 4, in recognition of the birth of Louis Braille, born on January 4th, 1809.
  15. The EU alternative to China’s BRI (the Belt and Road strategy) is? The Global Gateway (GG)
  16. Turkey officially changes name at UN to Türkiye on? 2 June, 2022
  17. Sri Lankan acting president is? Ranil Wickremesinghe
  18. The 36th ASEAN Summit was held via video conference on June 26, 2020 and hosted by? Vietnam
    • Established in 1967 with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by its founding fathers. Founding Fathers of ASEAN are: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
    • ASEAN Secretariat – Indonesia, Jakarta.
    • Ten Members: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  19. The last annual meeting (not virtual) of the World Economic Forum (WEF) was held on? January 21– 24, 2020
    • The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foundation established in 1971, based in Geneva, Switzerland.
    • The last time the World Economic Forum took place in person at the Swiss ski resort on Jan 21– 24, 2020. The Great Reset is the name given to the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2020, where the ‘Great Reset of Capitalism’ initiative was launched. The initiative has been conceptualised by the founder of the WEF, Klaus Schwab.
    • The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting will take place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from 22-26 May 2022. It will take place under the theme of Working Together, Restoring Trust.
  20. The 47th G7 summit was held from 11 to 13 June 2021 in? Cornwall, UK
  21. The Governor of Balochistan is? Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali is serving as acting governor of Balochistan after resignation of Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha on 13 April 2022.
  22. First black and African-American woman judge in US top court in 2022 is? Ketanji Brown Jackson
    • On October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first Black justice (in men) on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  23. Who had reached a deal to buy Twitter for $44bn on 25 April, 2022? The Tesla CEO and richest man on earth – Elon Musk
    • Twitter Inc. on 12 July, 2022 reportedly filed a case against Elon Musk, the CEO Tesla Inc. for cancelling $44 billion purchase deal.
  24. Which country lifted 93 million people out of poverty since 2013 and has announced eradication of extreme poverty in its country? China
  25. Ramon Magsaysay Award is Asia’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize. Which Pakistani received the 2021 Ramon Magsaysay Award? Dr. Amjad Saqib, Founder Akhuwat.
    • The Ramon Magsaysay awards are named after a popular Philippine president who died in a 1957 plane crash. The award was established to honour people and groups tackling development problems.
  26. Article 370 of the Constitution of India was about? special status to the state of Indian-occupied J&K
    • Article 370 of the Constitution of India was a ‘temporary provision’ inserted on 17 October 1949 which gave special powers to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, lawfully authorising it to have its own constitution.
  27. Joe Biden’s tenure as the 46th president of the United States began with his inauguration on? January 20, 2021.
    • He won the 2020 presidential election on November 3, 2020, with 306 electoral votes.
    • Biden launched his campaign for president of the United States on April 25, 2019. He announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on August 11, 2020.
    • Biden was the 47th vice president of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
    • He previously served as a U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009.
  28. Social Democrat who sworn in as Germany’s new chancellor on 8 December 2021, ending 16 years of conservative rule under Angela Merkel? Olaf Scholz

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