Q.1 Who became the first Chinese player to win an ATP Tour title?
A. Yibing Wu
B. Yu Xinyuan
C. Zhang Ze
D. Wang Xinyu
Correct Answer) A: Yibing Wu
Feb 13, 2023
DALLAS -- Yibing Wu became the first Chinese player to win an ATP Tour title, rallying in a three-set, all-tiebreaker thriller to beat John Isner in the Dallas Open. Wu overcame 44 aces from the big-serving Isner -- one shy of tying a three-set record -- and four match points in the 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (12) victory. The 23-year-old was the first Chinese player in an ATP final. Wu also came back from a set down to beat top-seeded American Taylor Fritz in the semifinals. There were no service breaks in Wu's victory over the fifth-seeded Isner, who was playing in his hometown tournament.
Read more: https://www.espn.in/tennis/story/_/id/35648415/yibing-wu-becomes-first-chinese-player-win-atp-tour-title
Q.2 Who has been elected as Cyprus’s president with 52% of vote?
Q.3 Which club has won the FIFA Club World Cup for a record-extending fifth time?
A. Manchester City
B. Real Madrid
Correct Answer) B: Real Madrid
12 Feb 2023
Real Madrid has won the Club World Cup for a record-extending fifth time after beating Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal 5-3 in the final in Rabat, Morocco. Vinicius Junior scored twice and helped Karim Benzema with a third, while Federico Valverde added two more for the European champions in Saturday’s final. Madrid last won the tournament in 2018. It also lifted the trophy in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Read more: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/2/12/real-madrid-beats-al-hilal-to-win-5th-club-world-cup
Q.4 _____________ receives UNESCO Peace Prize for 1.2 million migrants.
A. Justin Trudeau (Canada)
B. Elisabeth Borne (France)
C. Angela Merkel (Germany)
D. Giorgia Meloni (Italy)
Correct Answer) C: Angela Merkel (Germany)
February 8, 2023
Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel received Wednesday the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Unesco Peace Prize, during a ceremony in the Ivorian capital Yamoussoukro, rewarding in particular her action in the massive reception of refugees by Germany in 2015. In 2015 and 2016, Merkel, who led Germany for 16 years, had welcomed more than 1.2 million refugees and asylum seekers at the peak of the migrant crisis fueled in particular by the war in Syria.
Read more: https://www.africanews.com/2023/02/08/angela-merkel-receives-unesco-peace-prize//
Q.5 Which player becomes just the second cricketer to score a Test century for two different countries?
Q.6 What was the magnitude of the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria in February 2023.
Correct Answer) C: 7.8
February 7, 2023
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria in the early hours of the morning on February 6 with the large southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep at its epicenter. This was followed less than 10 hours later by a 7.5-magnitude aftershock slightly to Gaziantep’s north. In addition to its impact on Turkey and Turkish citizens, the twin quakes hit the heart of a border area home to millions of Syrian refugees at a time of great economic and geostrategic uncertainty in Turkey and across the region.
Q.7 Among the following, Which country is removing the British monarchy from its bank notes?
A. New Zealand
Correct Answer) B: Australia
February 2, 2023
The nation's central bank said Thursday its new $5 bill would feature an Indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on coins. The $5 bill was Australia's only remaining bank note to still feature an image of the monarch. The British monarch remains Australia's head of state, although these days that role is largely symbolic. Like many former British colonies, Australia is debating to what extent it should retain its constitutional ties to Britain.
Read more: https://www.npr.org/2023/02/02/1153725866/australias-central-bank-says-it-will-remove-the-british-monarchy-from-its-bank
Q.8 In February 2023, IAEA Director General ____________ in Pakistan on two-day visit to discuss peaceful use of nuclear technology.
A. Gilbert F. Houngbo
B. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
C. Rafael Mariano Grossi
D. QU Dongyu
Correct Answer) C: Rafael Mariano Grossi
February 15, 2023
ISLAMABAD: Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi on Wednesday arrived in Pakistan on two-day visit to attend bilateral meetings and visit different institutions using nuclear technology in the fields of health, agriculture, industry and power generation, the foreign office said in a statement. The IAEA, an intergovernmental body, promotes safe and peaceful nuclear technology internationally. As a collaborative effort with its members and partners, it focuses on advancing the development of nuclear energy while ensuring its security and safety.
Read more: https://www.arabnews.pk/node/2251506/pakistan
Q.9 Among the following, Which player becomes first Pakistani woman to score century in Women’s T20Is?
A. Ayesha Naseem
B. Nida Dar
C. Bismah Maroof
D. Muneeba Ali
Correct Answer) D: Muneeba Ali
February 16, 2023
Left-handed opener Muneeba Ali hit the first century of the Women’s T20 World Cup and the first ever by a Pakistani woman when she made 102 against Ireland at Newlands in Cape Town. The bespectacled left-handed opening batter spurred Pakistan to a total of 165 for five after they were sent into bat. The slightly-built Muneeba had not previously scored a half-century in 44 T20 internationals although she had scored a one-day international hundred against the same opponents in Lahore last November.
Read more: https://www.nation.com.pk/16-Feb-2023/muneeba-ali-becomes-first-pakistani-to-score-century-in-women-s-t20is
Q.10 Zia Mohyeddin, one of Pakistan’s greatest figures in arts and culture, has passed away on ___________.
A. 26 Feb 2023
B. 24 Feb 2023
C. 13 Feb 2023
D. 17 Feb 2023
Correct Answer) C: 13 Feb 2023
Zia Mohyeddin, one of Pakistan’s greatest figures in arts and culture, has passed away. He was 91. The legendary actor, orator, author and broadcaster died on Monday morning in a hospital in Karachi where he was on life support. In a career spanning more than six decades in various disciplines, theatre remained Mohyeddin’s lifetime passion. As the founding chair and later president emeritus of Pakistan’s premier National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA), he mentored some of the country’s biggest acting talents. Born in 1931 in Faisalabad city in Pakistan’s eastern province of Punjab, Mohyeddin studied theatre at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), one of the world’s foremost acting schools.
Read more: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/2/13/zia-mohyeddin-legendary-pakistani-artist-and-orator-dies-at-91
Q.11 Pakistan once again Asian champion and beat _________ in the final of the Asian Junior Squash Team Championship 2023 Chennai.
C. Sri Lanka
D. South Korea
Correct Answer) A: India
FEBRUARY 16, 2023
On 12th February, Pakistan’s junior squash team won against India in the finals of the 21st Asian Junior Squash Team Championship with a 2-0 score. The Pakistani team also defeated both South Korea and Malaysia in the semi-finals. Congratulations to all Pakistanis! In a thrilling turn of events at the Indian Squash and Triathlon Academy in Chennai, the junior squash team of Pakistan defeated neighboring India in the final of the 21st Asian Junior Squash Team Championship. This win came after the team first defeated Korea 3-0, with exemplary performances by Noor Zaman against Seo Jin Oh, Hamza Khan against Kun Kim, and Ashab Irfan against Teo Kyung Jung. Later, Pakistan beat Hong Kong 3-0 as well.
Read more: https://www.paradigmshift.com.pk/pakistan-asian-junior-squash-championship
Q.12 Tariq Malik To Lead UN Committee On Pakistan’s Digital Transformation, He is the current chairman of:
Correct Answer) B: NADRA
February 13, 2023
The UN’s committee on digital transformation in Pakistan has been given the chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) as its head.Muhammad Tariq Malik will preside over the Technical Advisory Committee for the National Human Development Report 2023 on Digital Transformation in Pakistan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced. Knut Otsby, the UNDP representative in Pakistan, will co-chair the committee. The advisory committee is made up of 27 eminent professionals from the fields of finance, law, governance, and information technology.
Read more: https://www.technologytimes.pk/2023/02/13/tariq-malik-to-lead-un-committee-on-pakistan-digital-transformation/
Q.13 AMAN-23, the 8th Exercise of the AMAN series is being held from ____________ 2023.
A. 22-26 February
B. 01-07 February
C. 10-14 February
D. 18-22 February
Correct Answer) C: 10-14 February
February 10, 2023
AMAN-23, the 8th Exercise of the AMAN series is being held from 10-14 February 2023. The exercise is one of the major events of Pakistan Navy held biennially to signify the commitment towards making seas safer for positive human activities while inviting regional and extra-regional navies. This year the AMAN Exercise is being attended by more than 50 countries with their ships, aircraft, Special Operation Forces and a large number of observers.
Read more: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2023/02/10/8th-multinational-maritime-exercise-aman-23-kicks-off-at-karachi
Q.14 India raises defence budget to $72.6 bln with the allocation _____ higher than that in last year’s budget estimates.
Q.15 Who has been appointed by EU Commission as coordinator to combat anti-Muslim hatred by EU Commission?
A. Frans Timmermans
B. Kadri Simson
C. Josep Borrell
D. Marion Lalisse
Correct Answer) D: Marion Lalisse
February 01, 2023
It said that Lalisse will work with Member States, European institutions, civil society and academia to strengthen policy responses in the field of anti-Muslim hatred. In her new role, it said, the coordinator will be the main point of contact for organisations working in this field in the EU. “I welcome Ms Lalisse, as the new coordinator on combating anti-Muslim hatred, whose work will ensure responses to hatred, as well as structural and individual discrimination against Muslims," Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli said.
Read more: https://tribune.com.pk/story/2398857/eu-commission-appoints-coordinator-to-combat-anti-muslim-hatred
Q.16 A young lawyer from Lahore, was appointed as the Attorney General for Pakistan, Named:
A. Abdul Hafeez Pirzada
B. Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi
C. M. D. Tahir
D. Amir Ali Majid
Correct Answer) B: Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi
February 2, 2023
A notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, said: “In exercise of power conferred under Article 100(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973, the president is pleased to appoint Barrister Shehzad Ata Elahi as AGP with the rank and status of federal minister with immediate effect.”
Article 100(1) of the Constitution states that “the president shall appoint a person, being a person qualified to be a judge of the Supreme Court, to be the AGP.” Elahi is a grandson of former president Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry and enjoys a good reputation for his hard work, integrity and understanding of legal issues. Barrister Elahi belongs to the famous law firm Cornelius, Lane & Mufti.
Read more at: https://www.dawn.com/news/1734950
Q.17 PM Shehbaz inaugurates K3 nuclear power plant during Karachi visit, K3 nuclear plant will supplement ______________.
A. 3200 Megawatts
B. 17000 Megawatts
C. 2200 Megawatts
D. 4000 Megawatts
Correct Answer) C: 2200 Megawatts
2 Feb, 2023
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday inaugurated the K3 nuclear power plant during his day-long visit to the country’s financial capital Karachi. The premier participated in the inaugural ceremony of the 3rd Unit of the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant which was jointly constructed with the assistance of China. K3 nuclear plant will supplement 2200 Megawatts to the port city, home to around 15 million people. The production by these nuclear plants was touted to be cheaper as compared to other sources of power generation.
Read more at: https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/02-Feb-2023/pm-shehbaz-inaugurates-k3-nuclear-power-plant-during-karachi-visit
Q.18 Beth Mooney and ______________ named Australia's cricketers of the year.
A. Adam Zampa
B. Usman Khawaja
C. Steven Smith
D. David Warner
Correct Answer) C: Steven Smith
Smith took the Allan Border Medal for a record-equaling fourth time while Mooney took the Belinda Clark Medal for a second occasion.
Steven Smith and Beth Mooney took the top honours at the Cricket Australia awards while Usman Khawaja was named the inaugural Shane Warne Men's Test Player of the Year. Smith claimed the Allan Border Medal for a record-equaling fourth time - joining Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke with that tally - while Mooney won the Belinda Clark medal for the second occasion having taken it in 2021 when the same pair of players claimed their respective medals.
Q.19 Rahul Gandhi Bharat Jodo yatra foot walk began in _____________ and finished in Srinagar.
Correct Answer) B: Kanyakumari
Rahul Gandhi, MP and a senior leader of India's main opposition Congress party, is at the end of his 4,000km (2,485-mile)-long "unity march" across India. The five-month-long march began in Kanyakumari in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, and finished in Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Mr Gandhi said the march - called Bharat Jodo Yatra - was aimed at uniting Indians against hatred and fear being spread in society.
Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-64449569
Q.20 The People's Pink Bus Service (Pakistan's Women-Only Service) launched in which city of Pakistan?
Correct Answer) A: Karachi
February 06, 2023
A women-only pink bus service was launched in Pakistan's Karachi earlier this week. This is the first women-only bus service in Pakistan's Sindh province. This is the second time that the Pakistan government has attempted to launch public transport that protects women from harassment. In 2012, the federal government had launched a similar service in Lahore, but it shut down after two years when the government pulled funding, The Guardian report further said.
Read more at: https://www.ndtv.com/feature/pink-buses-launched-in-karachi-5-points-on-pakistans-women-only-service-3757850
Q.21 The federal government replaced Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Imdadullah Bosal with ____________.
A. Dr. Shahzad Khan Bangash
B. Imdadullah Bosal
C. Dr. Kazim Niaz
D. Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry
Correct Answer) D: Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry
March 21, 2023
The federal government on Tuesday replaced Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Secretary (CS) Imdadullah Bosal with Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry. KP Governor Haji Ghulam Ali had approached the federal government to replace Bosal. Chaudhry, BPS 21, was serving as Additional Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office before replacing Bosal, BPS 22. On the other hand, the establishment division directed Bosal to report. Bosal served as the KP CS for two months. Meanwhile, the federal government also notified the appointment of Special Secretary Sayyed Ali Murtaza as Additional Federal Secretary for Interior.
Read more at: https://www.nation.com.pk/21-Mar-2023/federal-govt-replaces-kp-chief-secretary
Q.22 Indian women's cricket team won the inaugural Under-19 World Cup, held in:
A. South Africa
Correct Answer) A: South Africa
Indians are celebrating after the women's cricket team won the inaugural Under-19 World Cup, in what has been called a landmark moment in the history of women's cricket in India. India thrashed England by seven wickets in an exciting one-sided final held in South Africa. This is the first women's cricket team to have won a world championship.
Q.23 Germany beat ___________ 5-4 in the penalty shootout to win the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023.
Correct Answer) B: Belgium
30 January 2023
Germany beat Belgium 5-4 in the penalty shootout to win the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India on Sunday. Courtesy of the win, Germany became the fourth team to have won three or more hockey World Cup titles. Pakistan, the most successful team at the hockey World Cup, have won the title four times. The Netherlands and Australia are the other two teams to have won three titles each.
Q.24 Pakistan's inflation records highest in January 2023 after _________.
Correct Answer) D: 1975
Pakistan inflation rate accelerated to 36.4% in April of 2023 from 35.4% in March. It was the highest reading since December of 1973, as cost grew further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (48.1% vs 47.2%), furnishings (40.5% vs 39%), transport (56.8% vs 54.9%), recreation & culture (68.6% vs 50.6%), restaurants & hotels (39% vs 38.5%) and education (8.5% vs 7.2%). On the other hand, inflation slowed for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (134% vs 140%), housing & utilities (16.9% vs 17.5%) and clothing & footwear (21.6% vs 21.9%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 2.4%, easing from a 3.7% in the previous month. Additionally, the core inflation rate, which excludes volatile items, surged by 19.5% in April from 18.6% in the previous month.
Q.25 Pakistan Post has issued the first Commemorative Postal Stamp of the year 2023 to mark __________ of Wafaqi Mohtasib.
A. 40 Years
B. 50 Years
C. 30 Years
D. 20 Years
Correct Answer) A: 40 Years
JANUARY 27, 2023
Pakistan Post has issued the first Commemorative Postal Stamp of the year 2023 to mark 40 Years of Wafaqi Mohtasib (Ombudsman) Islamabad (1983-2023). According to the official source, the size of the commemorative stamp is 60 x30.5 mm and of Rs. 20 denomination which will be available for sale at all important post offices in the country. For the overseas orders of Stamps, the Manager Philatelic Bureau, Karachi GPO, or Manager National Philatelic Bureau, Islamabad GPO can be addressed while the request should be accompanied by a Bank Draft or Crossed Cheque en-cashable in Pakistan.
Pakistan Post issues various commemorate stamps on important national and international occasions, honouring great personalities and their achievements. The institution of the Wafaqi Mohtasib was established in January, 1983 and has continued functioning till date.
Read More: https://dailytimes.com.pk/1056123/postal-stamp-issued-on-40-years-of-wafaqi-mohtasaib/
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