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IMPORTANT MCQs FOR CURRENT AFFAIRS1. The name of Pakistans ambassador to the US is Sherry Rehman2. Pakistan is a non permanent member of UN Security Council3. The US Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan is Marc Grossman4. OIC has been recently renamed as Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. Previously it was Organisation of Islamic Conference.5. The US ambassador to Pakistan is Cameron Munter6. The current Chairman senate is Farooq H. Naek7. Pakistan leased out Shamsi airbase to UAE 8. Abbotabad Operation was carried out on May 2 20119. Abbotabad Commission is headed by Justice Javed Iqbal10. The President enjoys immunity from criminal proceedings Under Article 248 of the Constitution11. Leon Panetta is the US Defence Secretary12. A K Anthony is the current defence Minister of India13. S M Karishna is the minister of external affairs of India14. P Chidambram is the Home affairs Minister of India15. Pranab Mukharjee is the Finance Minister of India16. Hina Rabbani is Minister for foreign affairs17. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh is the Finance Minister of Pakistan18. Khursheed Shah is minister for the religious affairs19. Makhdoom Amin Fahim is the minister for trade20. Maula Bux Chandio is the law Minister21. Hillary Rodham Clinton is the current Secretary of the US22. Joe Biden is the US vice President23. Ekmelu din Ihsanoglu is the Secretary General of OIC24. Reko Diq contains copper and gold and is situated in District Chagai ( Balochistan)25. 2012 Olympics are going to be held in London26. Headquarters of Asian Development are situated (ADB) at Manilla ( Phillipines)27. Headquarters of OIC are situated at Jedda28. Headquarters of SCO are situated at Shanghai29. Headquarters of ECO are situated at Tehran30. The current secretary General of UN is Ban Ki Moon ( South Korea)31. Steve Jobs is the founder of apple I phone32. Pratibha Patil is the President of India33. Yingluck Shinawatra is the Prime Minister of Thailand34. Muhammad Hamid Ansari is the Vice President of India35. Yaseen Anwar is the current Governor of State Bank of Pakistan36. Transparency International is headquartered at Berlin (Germany)37. Lufthansa is the Airline of Germany38. Nabil-el Araby is the current secretary General of the Arab League. ( He is from Egypt)39. National Flower of Pakistan is Jasmine40. National Sport of Pakistan is Hockey.41. Leader of the Opposition in the Senate is Abdul Ghafoor Haideri.42. Markhor is the national animal of Pakistan.43. Arfa Karim, the youngest software engineer, belongs to Pakistan.44. RAW stands for research and analysis wing (intelligence agency of India).45. Mossad is the intelligence agency of Israel.46. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the head of state of Liberia. She is one of the three Noble Peace Prize winners for the year 2011.47. Chinese Premier is Wen Jiabao48. Hu Jintao is the President of China49. Abdullah Hussain Haroon is Pakistans permanent representative in the UN.50. World Trade Organisation (WTO) came into being in 199551. David Cameroon is the Prime Minister of UK.52. Angelina Merkel is the German Chancellor.53. Christine Lagarde is the new head of IMF.54. Robert B. Zoellick is the head of World Bank.55. Headquarters of ECO are situated at Tehran.56. RCD was established in 1964.57. Ali Akbar Salehi is the Foreign Minister of Iran.58. Zalmai Rassoul is the foreign minister of Afghanistan.59. Last Presidential elections in Afghanistan were held in 2009.60. After Pashton , Tajik are the second largest ethnic group in Afghanistan. Hazara are the third largest group in Afghanistan.61. Headquarters of South Waziristan are at Wana during summer and Tank during Winter.62. Headquarters of North Waziristan are at Miramshah63. Headquarters of Khyber Agency are at Landi Kotal64. South Waziristan is the largest agency in size in FATA.65. FATA comprises of seven agencies.66. APP is the news agency of Pakistan whereas AP ( Associated Press) is the news agency of the US67. AFP is the news agency of France.68. Interfax is the news agency of Russia. It is the news agency of Ukraine also.69. Reuters is the news agency of UK.70. PTI is the news agency of India.71. Xinhua is the news agency of China72. Yonhap is the news agency of south Korea73. SPA is the news agency of Saudi Arabia.74. MFN stands for most favoured nation.75. SCO was established in 2001.76. G8, association of the richest and most developed countries of the world comprises of US, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Russia, Japan. It has no formal structure.77. Scandinavian states are Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.78. TAPI stands for Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.79. Bonn Conference was held in November 2011 to discuss post with drawl scenario in Afghanistan.80. Pakistan boycotted Bonn Conference because of NATO attack on Salala check post.81. Next Conference will be held in Chicago in May 2012.82. Mansoor Ijaz is an American national ( not Pakistani) who has ignited memogate controversy.83. Hussain Haqqani, Pakistans former ambassador to the US, had to resign as a result of memogate scandal.84. Rao Qamar Suleman is the current Air Chief Marshal of Pakistan85. Asif Sandila is the current Naval Chief of Pakistan86. Chairman NAB is Admiral Fasih Bukhari.87. PNS Mehran was attacked on 22 May 2011.88. South Sudan Became a Nation on July 9, 2011. South Sudan's capital is Juba. Salva Kiir, South Sudan's president, signs the interim Constitution89. Kvitova and Djokovic won Wimbledon Titles in 2011.90. Yoshiko Noda is the Prime Minister of Japan.91. Saudi Arabia has recently granted right to vote to women.92. Palestine became member of UNESCO on 31 October 2011. 93. Mario Monti is the Prime minister of Italy. He has replaced Berlusconi.n94. Tahrir square is in Egypt.95. First ever elections were held in Tunis on 24 Oct 2011.96. On Oct 11, 2011, U.S. Attorney general Eric H. Holder announcedm from Washington that the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps paid assassins from a Mexican drug cartel $1.5 million to kill Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.97. South Sudan is the 193rd member of the UN.98. George J Mitchell is President Obamas special envoy to the Middle East.

United Nations1. The United Nations was established on 24 Oct 1945.2. Official languages of UN are English, Russian, French,Chinese, Arabic,Spanish3. There are currently 193 member states.4. The first meetings of the General Assembly, with 51 nations represented, and the Security Council, took place in Westminster Central Hall in London in January 1946.5. Headquarters of UN are situated at international territory New York6. Headquarters of World Bank and IMF are situated at Washington7. Headquarters of FAO are situated at Rome8. Headquarters of UNESCO are situated at Paris9. Headquarters of UNICEF are situated at New York10. Headquarters of International Court of Justice are situated at The Hague (The Netherlands)11. Security Council consists of 15 members ( Five Permanent and Ten Non Permanent)12. The Secretary-General is appointed by the General Assembly, after being recommended by the Security Council.13. Veto Power is enjoyed by the Permanent members only14. Headquarters of IAEA are at Vienna15. Headquarters of ILO are at Geneva16. Headquarters of Universal Postal Union are at Bern (Switzerland)17. Headquarters of World Health Organisation are at Geneva18. Headquarters of UNHCR are at Geneva19. Ban Ki Moon is the Secretary General of UN . He is from South Korea.20. International Court of Justice comprises of 15 judges.21. Session of UN is held in September every year

Provinces/TerritoriesPunjabGovernor: Latif KhosaChief Ministers: Mian Shahbaz Shareef

SindhGovernor: Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad KhanChief Ministers: Qaim Ali ShahPA Speaker : Nisar Ahmed Khuhro

Khyber-PakhtunkhwaGovernor: Syed Masood KausarChief Ministers: Ameer Haider Khan Hoti

BalochistanGovernor: Zulfikar Ali MagsiChief Ministers: Aslam Raisani

Gilgit-BaltistanGovernor: Pir Karam Ali ShahChief Ministers: Syed Mehdi Shah

KashmirGovernor: Raja Zulqarnain KhanChief Ministers: Sardar Attique

Important PersonalitiesBangladesh President: Zillur RahmanPrime Minister: Sheikh Hasina

AfghanistanPresident: Hamid KarzaiVice President : Mohammed Fahim and Karim Khalili

RussiaPresident: Dmitry MedvedevPrime Minister: Vladimir Putin

Iran Leader of Iran: Ali KhameneiPresident: Mahmoud AhmadinejadFirst Vice President: Mohammad-Reza Rahimi:

IraqPresident: Jalal TalabaniPrime Minister: Nouri al-Maliki

IsraelPresident : Shimon PeresPrime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu

United KingdomMonarch: Elizabeth II

FrancePresident: Nicolas Sarkozy (UMP)Prime Minister: Franois Fillon (UMP)

GermanyPresident : Christian Wulff (CDUChancellor: Anglina Merkal

CanadaMonarch: Elizabeth IIGovernor General: David JohnstonPrime Minister: Stephen Harper



Secretariat: Kathmandu, Nepal Official languages: English Establishment: December 8, 1985 SAARC Secretariat was established in Kathmandu on 16 January 1987 Members: (8) Afghanistan , Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

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OIC Secretariat: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Official languages: Arabic, English, French Establishment: September 25, 1969 Secretary-General : Ekmeleddin hsanolu (Turkish) Members: 57 member states It changed its name from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference on 28 June 2011 and renamed as Organi


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