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June 2017 Current Affairs Day by Day


June 1, 2017

  1. Nehal Hashmi resigns as senator after controversial speech
    • Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif took notice of his speech against officials of Panama Leaks Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and the judiciary
  2. Iran TV uses green screen to bypass headscarf rules
  3. Pakistan Navy receives seven Sea King helicopters from UK
    • The Sea King helicopter is a multi-role helicopter. It has been used for search and rescue (SAR) operations, warfare and as a transportation platform for the last several decades
  4. Turkey to give $10mln for rehabilitation of TDPs in FATA
  5. Sindh govt restricts powers of IG police
    • Earlier the police officers obtained permission from IG Sindh and now these powers have been taken away from IG Sindh
  6. Chinese company plans bus manufacturing plant in Pakistan
  7. Deputy Chairman Senate: Abdul Ghafoor Haideri
  8. ADB: Asian Development Bank
  9. Commerce Minister of Pakistan: Khurram Dastgir Khan
  10. British Prime Minister: Theresa May

June 2, 2017

  1. Thirteen Turkish soldiers killed in military helicopter crash
  2. Pakistan, India to improve bilateral relations after joining SCO: China
  3. Dubai ends 90-day tourist visas for Pakistanis
  4. Putin hosts Modi at Russia’s economic showcase
  5. Israeli minister says state won’t fund shows with nudity
  6. NASA probe to fly into sun’s atmosphere
    • According to US space agency, a new NASA mission aims to brush by the sun, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation in order to reveal how stars are made.
  7. Attorney-General for Pakistan: Ashtar Ausaf Ali
  8. PSL’s newest team is Multan, worth $41.6 million
  9. England beat Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener.
  10. Trump to announce ‘withdrawal’ from Paris climate deal: US official

June 3, 2017

  1. Jadhav case: Three-member Pakistani team to appear before ICJ on June 8th
  2. Pakistan to open up Balochistan to China ‘Silk Road’ firms
  3. Punjab unveils Rs1.97tr budget
    • he Rs1.97 trillion total outlay of Budget 2017-18 is 17 percent larger than last year’s total outlay of Rs1.68 trillion
  4. Famed guitarist Aamir Zaki dead at 49
    • Zaki was a virtuoso guitarist, songwriter and singer. He was discovered first by Alamgir aged 16
  5. Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate Muslim travel ban
  6. Global firms compete to set up converter station in Pakistan
  7. After Trump`s disastrous tour, Europe turns focus on China
  8. Brazil legend Roberto Carlos to play in Pakistan
    • World Cup winner to be part of Leisur­e League’s exhibi­tion match
  9. Senate panel proposes increased tax on income of stockbrokers
  10. Android co-founder launches smartphone to compete with iPhone, Galaxy S8

June 4, 2017

  1. Five Indian soldiers killed as Pakistani troops respond to firing along LoC: ISPR
  2. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia has been named Islamic Personality of the Year by the organising committee of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award
  3. UN agency lists Kashmir as not part of India
    • The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has depicted on one of its web sections Jammu and Kashmir as a separate country and not part of India.
  4. Jadhav case: Three-member Pakistani team to appear before ICJ on June 8th
  5. Pakistan freezes accounts of 5,000 suspected militants
  6. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Sates: Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry
  7. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC): General Zubair Hayat
  8. Total outlay of Punjab Budget 2017-18: Rs1.97 trillion
  9. Punjab Finance Minister: Dr Ayesha Ghous Pasha
  10. Speaker Punjab Assembly: Rana Muhammad Iqbal

June 5, 2017

  1. Champions Trophy 2017: India defeat Pakistan in one-sided encounter
  2. PM Sharif to represent Pakistan at SCO summit in Kazakhstan
    • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will pay a two-day visit to Kazakhstan to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organisation moot from 8th June
  3. Faisal Edhi receives 22nd Nikkei Asian Award in Tokyo
    • He received the 22nd Nikkei Asian Award in Tokyo in recognition of foundation’s longstanding social and welfare activities for the general public
  4. Chairman Federal Board of Revenue: Dr Muhammad Irshad
  5. Atleast 20 killed in London Bridge attack
  6. Pakistani man sets world record for fastest typing of text message using Swype
    • Swype technology allows users to input words on a virtual keyboard on their smartphone by sliding a finger from the first letter of a word to its last letter, lifting only for spaces. It also predicts the intended word using error-correction algorithms.
  7. China unveils world’s first driverless rail transit system
  8. Real Madrid beats Juventus by 4-1 to retain Champions League title
  9. US Defence Secretary: Jim Mattis
  10. Minister for Water and Power Pakistan: Khawaja Muhammad Asif

June 06, 2017

  1. Sindh unveils Rs1.04tr deficit budget for 2017-2018
    • No new tax | Main focus on energy, education, health, employment, security, infrastructure | 15pc raise in salaries
  2. Kashmir can’t be taken to ICJ: India
  3. “The Kashmir issue can never be taken to ICJ because both the countries are bound by the Shimla Agreement and Lahore Declaration to solve it bilaterally,”: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj
  4. Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan: Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza
  5. Saudi Arabia, five others sever ties with Qatar in diplomatic crisis
    • Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and the Maldives joined Saudi Arabia and Egypt in severing relations with gas-rich Qatar
  6. Trump lays out plan to privatise air traffic control system
  7. The head of the United Nations Population Fund and a former health minister of Nigeria, Babatunde Osotimehin, has died
  8. Germany, Turkey fail to break deadlock over air base visit
  9. K-P govt to build 545mw project in Kohistan
    • A South Korean company will build a 545 megawatt hydropower project at an estimated cost of $1.42 billion at Kandia valley
  10. Pakistan to attend Kabul Process today

June 7, 2016

  1. Army and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have set up a joint public safety cell in the province and Fata
  2. Trump wades into rift, supports moves for Qatar`s isolation
  3. Army takes exception to Afghan threats
  4. China to formally announce Pakistan, India as SCO members
  5. Russia sends jet fighter to intercept Norwegian plane over Barents Sea
  6. Arundhati Roy’s eagerly-awaited second novel went on sale 6 June, 2017
    • Roy became the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Booker Prize with her 1997 work
  7. US says China likely to build more overseas military bases, maybe in Pakistan
  8. Russian hackers ‘planted false story’ behind Middle East crisis
    • Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, CNN reported
  9. Ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia: Khan Hasham Bin Saddique
  10. OIC Secretary General: Dr Yousaf Al Othaimeen

June 8, 2017

  1. China rejects US report on military bases in Pakistan
  2. KP govt unveils Rs603bn tax-free budget
  3. Terror in Tehran parliament, Khomeini shrine attacked
    • At least 12 killed in first IS strikes inside Iran, Revolutionary Guards blame S. Arabia, US
  4. Trump calls Qatar emir, offers help to end crisis
  5. Pakistan to host health conference as result of anti-polio efforts
    • The conference would be held in Pakistan, and health ministers from 22 countries in South Asia, the Middle East, West Asia and North Africa would participate.
  6. Vice Chancellor Punjab University: Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir
  7. Turkish journalist wins Golden Pen of Freedom award
    • The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, has been awarded to Can Dündar, former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper
  8. Pakistan says LNG import from Qatar to continue
  9. Swedish auto giant Scania to sell heavy vehicles in Pakistan
  10. Cricket: Pakistan win by 19 runs (DLS method) against South Africa

June 9, 2017

  1. Nawaz meets Ghani on sidelines of SCO summit
  2. Pakistan apprised the ICJ of its intention to get an ad hoc judge appointed who would sit on the bench during substantive hearings in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case
  3. Pakistan warns India against any strategic miscalculation
  4. PM Nawaz Sharif exchanged pleasantries with Indian PM Narendra Modi at a reception of SCO summit
  5. NUST has made it to the top 500 in the QS World University Rankings
    • The highest ranking for a Pakistani varsity this year
  6. Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism designations by four Arab states
  7. Amid Qatar crisis, China tells Iran that Gulf stability is best
  8. The KP Higher Education Department notified appointment of vice-chancellors of nine universities
  9. Chinese exam authorities use facial recognition, drones to catch cheats
  10. National Health Services (NHS) Minister: Saira Afzal Tarar

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June 10, 2017

  1. Trump slams Qatar for funding terror as Tillerson urges calm
  2. Pakistan, India become full SCO members
    • PM Nawaz thanks SCO for permanent membership
  3. PM Sharif held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of SCO summit on 9 June 2017.
  4. Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar
  5. 196th annual celebrations of Sachal Sarmast Urs begin today (June 10, 2017)
  6. MNA Jamshed Dasti arrested for opening gate of canal
  7. Catalonia sets vote on independence from Spain for Oct. 1
  8. Defiant May vows to stay on despite UK election blow
    • Minister Theresa May has vowed to stay on in Downing Street despite failing to win an overall parliamentary majority
  9. Japan’s parliament passed a law on Friday that clears the way for its ageing Emperor Akihito to step down in over 200 years
  10. $86.4m ADB loan to finance Pehur canal extension in KP

June 11, 2017

  1. Three Chinese naval ships, arrived in Karachi on 10 June 2017 for a good-will and training visit
  2. Nawaz meets Ghani, reiterates commitment to fighting terrorism
  3. Indian plan to develop Chabahar port faces US headwinds
  4. First death sentence handed to man for blasphemy on social media
  5. President National Bank of Pakistan (NBP): Saeed Ahmed
  6. Khyber Pakhtun­khwa demands 400pc increase in hydropower profit
  7. Latvia’s Ostapenko wins French Open title
  8. Actor Adam West, known for his role in the 1960’s television series “Batman” has died at the age of 88
  9. Privatisation of Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park approved
    • Punjab cabinet also approves establishment of Punjab Thermal Power Company Limited
  10. PMDC: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council

June 12, 2017

  1. PM Sharif to appear before JIT
    • Nawaz Sharif is set to become the first sitting prime minister to appear before any investigating agency, when he appears before the joint investigation team (JIT), constituted to probe money-laundering allegations against his family
  2. Pakistan not sending troops to Qatar
  3. Late deposed Libyan dictator Moamer Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam ‘set free’ in Libya
  4. Pakistani, Indian scientists work together in cancer research
    • Two scientists from these neighbouring countries (Prof Karim Essani and Dr Yogesh Suryavnashi) are working together at a US university against cancer.
  5. French President Emmanuel Macron`s party topped the first round of voting in parliamentary elections
  6. Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar
  7. England clinch U20 FIFA World Cup Title
  8. Pakistan, Afghanistan to cooperate in HIV prevention
  9. Waseem becomes world No1 Boxer
    • Pakistan’s professional boxer and two-time silver flyweight world champion Muhammad Waseem has become the World’s top ranked boxer as per rankings released by the World Boxing Council (WBC) for the month of June.
  10. 8billion rupees is the amount the HEC has spent on PhD scholars since 2003

June 13, 2017

  1. Iran’s Khamenei blames US for creation of ISIS
  2. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 12 June, 2017 launched a `mediation effort` to resolve the rift between Qatar and other Gulf states
    • PM Sharif arrived in Jeddah for a one-day trip, met King Salman bin Abdul Aziz
    • Prime Minister is accompanied by Finance Minister, Adviser to the PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa
  3. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets to book their place in the semis
  4. Italians reject populist Five Star party in local polls
  5. ISIS calls for attacks in West, Russia, Middle East, Asia during Ramazan
  6. Pakistan to get $600m ADB loans to bolster FX reserves
    • ADB: Asian Development Bank
  7. US Supreme Court invalidates gender inequality in citizenship law
  8. Qatar asks UN body to resolve Gulf airspace row
  9. Qatar Foreign Minister: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani
  10. UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

June 14, 2017

  1. LHC dismisses plea against CSS job quota
  2. Pakistan pushes for UNSC reform on democratic principles
    • UNSC: United Nations Security Council
  3. PIA confirms financial irregularity of Rs5.45 crore
  4. The National Assembly on June 13, 2017 approved the Budget for the financial year 2017-18
    • The budget, with total outlay of Rs 4.75 trillion for the next year, was presented by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar
    • The finance bill will be effective from July 1 after the signatures of President Mamnoon Hussian
  5. Rs25b allocated for southern Punjab water supply schemes
    • Rs15 billion earmarked for solid waste management initiative
  6. US drone kills Haqqani commander in Orakzai
  7. Qatar Crisis
    • Putin discusses Qatar crisis with Abu Dhabi’s crown prince
    • UAE says ‘no military component’ to actions against Qatar
    • KSA-Qatar row will end soon, hopes PM Nawaz Sharif
    • American ambassador to Qatar quits amid Gulf crisis
    • Erdogan decries isolation of Qatar as ‘unIslamic’
  8. Turkish army kills 20 Kurdish militants in Iraq
  9. Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China
  10. China willing to be mediator between Pakistan-Afghanistan

June 15, 2017

  1. PM Nawaz Sharif to be questioned by JIT today
    • The first sitting prime minister to be directly questioned by investigators
  2. Prime Minister announces package for film industry revival
  3. Russian helicopter for Balochistan to arrive next week
    • Russianmade helicopter purchased by the Balochistan government in January will be handed over to the provincial authorities next week
    • The Balochistan government concluded a contract with Russian Helicopters for a Mi-171 civil helicopter which costs $15.2 million.
  4. Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan shock England to reach final
    • Pakistan 215 for 2 (Azhar 76, Fakhar 57) beat England 211 (Root 46, Bairstow 43, Hasan 3-35, Junaid 2-42) by eight wickets
  5. ICC calls for ‘immediate arrest’ of Gadhafi’s son
  6. Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice
  7. Qatar signs $12 billion deal to buy F-15 jets from U.S
    • The deal was completed despite the Gulf country being criticized recently by U.S. President Donald Trump for supporting terrorism
  8. Thar Coal Block II power project costs $2billion
    • According to Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company, 660 megawatt coal power project in Tharparker will be completed before the given time
  9. Leo Varadkar elected as Ireland’s first gay prime minister
  10. Turkey foreign minister heads to Doha as UN `alarmed` by Gulf crisis

June 16, 2017

  1. Nawaz Sharif has become the first sitting Prime Minister to appear before an investigative team comprising civilian and military bureaucrats as mandated by the Supreme Court.
  2. Balochistan government on June 15, 2017 unveiled the budget for fiscal year 2017-18 with a total outlay of Rs328 billion
  3. Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Government on 15th June, 2017 unveiled a Rs94.41 billion budget for 2017-18, with a record deficit of Rs13bn
    • AJK Finance Minister: Finance Minister Dr Najeeb Nagi
  4. US will not repeat past mistakes in Afghanistan: US Defence Secretary James Mattis
  5. Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal
  6. Pakistan FO welcomes Putin’s offer to ease Pak-India tension
  7. ECP release Parliamentarian’s assets details
  8. One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN
  9. ICC Champions Trophy: India have secured place in the final against Pakistan after defeating Bangladesh
    • India chased the target with ease, making 265 runs in 40.1 overs with nine wickets in hand
  10. China launches its first X-ray space telescope
    • A Long March-4B rocket carried the 2.5-tonne telescope into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert

June 17, 2017

  1. 10 INGOs registration requests rejected under a new procedure adopted by the Interior Ministry
    • INGO: International Non-Government Organisation
  2. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will appear before the joint investigation team (JIT) today (June, 17 2017)
  3. ADB and AFD have approved loans worth over $400 million to help Pakistan improve reliability and sustainability of the energy sector
    • ADB: Asian Development Bank
    • AFD: Agence française de développement (French Development Agency)
  4. Germany to open its first liberal mosque in Berlin
  5. Russian military says ‘may have’ killed Al-Baghdadi
  6. ICJ rejects India’s request to delay Jadhav’s case proceedings
    • The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has rejected India’s request for six-month time to submit response in Jadhav’s case and has issued order to submit it by September 13 instead
  7. US restricts travel, trade with Cuba
  8. Trump confirms he is under investigation over Comey sacking
  9. About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan
    • US Defense Secretary: Jim Mattis
  10. Germany`s longest serving post-war leader, Helmut Kohl, the father of German reunification, died on June, 16 2017 at the age of 87

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June 18, 2017

  1. Saudi Arabia says it does not need Turkish military base
    • Saudi Arabia said on June 17, 2017 a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is “not needed”.
  2. An industrial state to be established at North Waziristan Agency which will be connected with Afghanistan and central Asia
    • The project may become a part of the CPEC in future
  3. Canada defeats Pakistan by 6-0 in World Hockey League
  4. Pop superstar Katy Perry has made history by becoming the first user to garner 100 million followers on Twitter
  5. Shahbaz Sharif appears before Panama JIT
    • On June 15th, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing his family’s offshore business dealings
  6. US Navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel off Japan
  7. Foreign Minister of Turkey: Mevlut Cavusoglu
  8. Chief of the Air Staff: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman
  9. Kazakhstan plans to ban headscarves, burqa worn by Muslim women
  10. 477MW wind electricity added to national grid in Sindh

June 19, 2017

  1. Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy with a stunning victory over India at The Oval on June 18, 2017
    • Pakistan 338 for 4 (Zaman 114, Azhar 59, Hafeez 57*) beat India 158 (Pandya 76, Amir 3-16, Hasan 3-19) by 180 runs
    • Award winners: Golden ball: Hasan Ali (Pakistan), Player of the Tournament: Hasan Ali (Pakistan), Golden Bat: Shikhar Dhawan (India)
  2. Iranian border security forces fired several mortar shells into Pakistani territory
  3. Senate panel takes up Army`s plan to shift GHQ to Islamabad
    • The army had announced in October 2008 that it had halted construction of the new GHQ in Islamabad
  4. Bahrain `asks Qatari troops to leave`
  5. North Korea has accused the United States authorities of `literally mugging` its diplomats at New York`s JFK airport
  6. French President Emmanuel Macron`s centrist party won a massive majority in parliamentary elections on June 18, 2017
  7. Pakistan lost to India by 1-7 in group match of the World Hockey League (WHL) in London
  8. Two Pakistani officials based in Jalalabad have been missing since 16 June 2017
  9. Britain’s Finance Minister: Philip Hammond
  10. Advisor to The PM on Foreign Affairs: Sartaj Aziz

June 20, 2017

  1. 10 hurt as van rams into Muslims near London mosque
    • France and Germany quickly condemned the attack and Egypt`s Al-Azhar University condemned it as `sinful` and urged western countries to take steps against Islamophobia
  2. The Punjab government has established Punjab Women Protection Authority (PWPA) and notified 16-member board, headed by the chief minister as its chairman
    • The authority has been established under Section 3 of the Punjab Women Protection Authority Act 2017
  3. CSB reconsidering promotions of 1,200 bureaucrats
    • CSB: Central Selection Board
  4. Pakistan movement worker Col Amjad passes away
    • The distinguished army officer was decorated with a gold medal for his role in the Pakistan Movement
  5. New Delhi on high alert after intelligence warning of terror attack
  6. OIC asks Delhi to end brutalities in held Kashmir
  7. OIC: Organization of Islamic Cooperation
  8. The French company Lockheed Martin agrees to build F-16 fighter jets in India for IAF
  9. Afghanistan-India Air Corridor opens with first cargo flight
  10. PSL’s Zalmis, Qalandars go global!
    • Champions of the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Peshawar Zalmi got associated with South African city Benoni while Lahore Qalandars acquired Durban city for the T20 Global League

June 21, 2017

  1. Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border
    • Iran, in recent months, has expressed concern over militants operating along the Pakistani border. Iran’s army chief recently warned that the country was willing to strike militants inside Pakistan
  2. Pakistan should account for execution of Iranian Border Guard: Iranian Interior Minister
    • Iranian Interior Minister: Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli
  3. Army chief awarded Turkish Legion of Merit
    • COAS was awarded the Legion of Merit in a simple and graceful ceremony in recognition of his services for promotion of Pakistan-Turkey defence ties.
  4. PM Nawaz Sharif announced Rs10 million each for players after Pakistan’s historic victory against India in the ICC Champions Trophy Final
  5. Airstrikes in Syria suspended by Australia after US shoots down Syrian jet
    • Australia suspended its airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria as a precaution, after a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week and Russia warned the U.S.-led coalition from flying over Syrian army positions west of the Euphrates River
  6. Second largest refugee population hosted by Pakistan according to UN
    • Turkey ranks first, with 1,587,374 refugees. Pakistan comes second with a total refugee population of 1,505,525 followed by Lebanon which hosts 1,154,040 refugees.
  7. Christians can file for divorce without adultery allegation: Lahore High Court
  8. In Southeast Asia, Filipinos are the most active netizens
  9. UN reports substantial increase in Israeli settlements
  10. US likely to toughen its policy on Pakistan

June 22, 2017

  1. Pakistan, France sign €100m agreement for sustainable reforms in energy sector
    • The Asian Development Bank has also approved 300 million dollars in co-financing of the programme.
  2. China’s dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours
  3. Russia-US meeting canceled over sanctions
    • Russia’s deputy foreign minister says he has cancelled upcoming talks with the US undersecretary of state over a new round of US sanctions against Russia.
  4. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and thanked him for “perennial support to Pakistan”
  5. US, China meet on North Korea after Trump points to failed Chinese effort
    • Top diplomats and defense chiefs from the United States and China began a day of talks in Washington on Wednesday looking for ways to press North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs
  6. Pakistan, Iran to sign free trade pact: Dastgir
    • Pakistan Commerce Minister: Khurram Dastgir
  7. Israel would use all its strength against Lebanon in case of war: Air Force Chief
    • Chief of the Israeli Air Force: Major-General Amir Eshel
  8. China may block India’s move on JeM chief in UN once again
  9. Chinese foreign minister to visit Pakistan, Afghanistan
  10. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit

June 23, 2017

  1. Convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav petitions army chief for mercy
  2. Saudi envoy denies Pakistani mediation in Gulf row
    • The envoy separately noted that Kuwait and Sudan were making reconciliation efforts
  3. 23 NGOs barred from operating in Pakistan
    • Interior Ministry gives clean chit to another three aid groups
    • FIA develops info sharing system to catch human traffickers
  4. US reassures Turkey over arms provided to Syrian Kurds
  5. Turkey sends first cargo ship with aid for Qatar
  6. Afghanistan, Ireland given full test status
    • As new full members of the ICC, Ireland and Afghanistan will take the total of countries playing tests to 12
  7. 20,000 schools in Punjab to be installed with solar panels
  8. ‘Safe havens’ are inside Afghanistan, not outside: Pakistan tells UNSC
  9. South Korea president calls on China’s Xi to do more on North Korea nuclear program
  10. Trump, new Saudi crown prince share hardline views on Iran but risks abound

June 24, 2017

  1. Saudi security forces foiled a terror attack in the holy city of Makkah after raiding a house 200-meters from the Grand Mosque
    • 5 people have been arrested in connection to a foiled terror plot to kill worshippers at Makkah’s Grand Mosque
  2. Transgender passports to show gender as ‘X’
    • The Pakistani passport has a gender category where the option so far had been either as ‘female’ or ‘male’, with this development another option has been added that is ‘X’ identify the gender of the transgender community as a separate category.
    • Farzana Jan a Transgender is amongst first ones to carry this “X” transgender identity on her passport
  3. Indian town renames itself “Trump Village” ahead of Modi US visit
  4. UAE warns Qatar to accept demands or face ‘divorce’
  5. Federal govt approves 12 mega projects for Gilgit-Baltistan
  6. Two US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress, seeking to revoke Pakistan`s status as a major non-Nato ally (MNNA)
  7. Taliban chief terms US occupation main hurdle in path to peace
  8. US set to approve India`s purchase of drones before Modi visit
  9. ICC introduces major changes in DRS, run out rules
  10. China`s top diplomat holds talks with Trump on N. Korea

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June 25, 2017

  1. China begins push for Pak-Afghan détente
    • Chinese Foreign:Minister Wang Yi
  2. It is time now for the other stakeholders particularly Afghanistan to `Do More`: COAS
  3. Act amended: prosecutors can propose penalty
    • The Punjab government has funher amended the Punjab Criminal Prosecution Service Act 2006 through an ordinance, requiring for the first time judges to give due consideration to the advice of prosecutors regarding charging, and authorising the latter to seek appropriate sentences.
  4. The Trump administration has authorised the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India but the White House says the deal does not threaten Pakistan`s security
  5. Peshawar High Court Chief Justice: Yahya Afridi
  6. China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula should be `complete, verifiable and irreversible`
  7. Israel launches air raid on Syria in return for fire
  8. Qatar says Saudi-led ultimatum unreasonable
  9. The United States may soon stop tagging Pakistan with Afghanistan, as the State Department moves closer to shutting down the office that linked the two neighbouring countries
  10. International Council of Cricket (ICC) has decided to conduct three T20 matches in Pakistan.
    • It was decided in important meeting of ICC that T20s between Pakistan Eleven and World Eleven will be played in Lahore.

June 26, 2017

  1. An oil tanker crashed on a road near Bahawalpur on June 25, 2016 and more that 153 people, many of whom had rushed to collect leaking fuel, were killed when it exploded.
  2. Pakistan and Afghanistan inched towards peace on Sunday as China intervened to end the tension between the two Muslim-majority countries
  3. Arab demands on Qatar unlawful: Turk President Tayyip Erdogan
    • Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain imposed a boycott on June 5 on Qatar and issued 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television, curbing relations with Iran, shutting the Turkish base and paying reparations.
    • Doha said it was reviewing the list, but said it was not reasonable or actionable.
  4. Pakistan beat China, virtually book berth in 2018 Hockey World Cup
  5. Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security
  6. India’s Kidambi Srikanth claimed a first victory over Olympic and two-time world champion Chen Long to win the Australian Open Superseries final in Sydney on June 25, 2017.
  7. The Senator of PML-N Agha Shahbaz Durani died of cardiac arrest.
  8. Modi heads to Washington for ‘no frills’ Trump meet
  9. Pakistan congratulates Russia on appointment to new UN counter terrorism office
  10. Hit and run: MPA arrested for crushing traffic sergeant to death

June 27, 2017

  1. Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban order
    • The Supreme Court handed a victory to President by allowing his temporary bans on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.
  2. A Brazilian court sentenced former finance minister Antonio Palocci to 12 years in prison for corruption and money laundering.
  3. Johan Gustafsson, a Swedish citizen held hostage by al Qaeda militants for nearly six years has been released,
  4. Two China-funded nuclear plants to be operational next year
    • The work on two Karachi nuclear power projects with a cumulative capacity of 2,200 megawatts is underway
  5. Feliciano Lopez won the Queen’s Club title in dramatic fashion as the Spaniard saved a match point before defeating Marin Cilic 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (10/8)
  6. China, Canada vow not to conduct cyber attacks on private sector
  7. Nadra contracts awarded at ‘inflated cost’
    • NADRA: National Database and Registration Authority
  8. Sher Shah Suri died on: 22 May, 1545
  9. Shah Jahan died in: 1666
  10. Shahi Road is an old name of: G.T. Road

June 28, 2017

  1. First woman leads UK Changing of the Guard ceremony
    • Megan Couto, a Canadian soldier made history on June 26, 2017 by becoming the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London
  2. US President Trump and Indian PM Narendra Modi on June 26, 2017 called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countrie.
  3. China blames Indian troops of border incursion
  4. Health management info system being initiated in all Sindh hospitals
  5. Panama Leaks case: JIT summons Maryam Nawaz
    • The Supreme Court-appointed JIT has also asked the prime minister’s sons ─ Hussain and Hassan Nawaz ─ to appear before it for further questioning on July 4 and July 3, respectively.
  6. US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns ´heavy price´
  7. Russia brands US warning to Syria over chemical weapons ‘unacceptable’
  8. Ransomware virus hits computer servers across Europe
  9. Two billion users now active on Facebook
  10. On June 26, 2017 Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced the launch of an anti-terror partnership aimed at thwarting the spread of extremist content online.

June 29, 2017

  1. Nepal holds landmark polls in troubled south
    • Millions of Nepalis voted on June 28, 2017 in the country`s first local elections for two decades, a key step in its post-war transformation from a feudal monarchy to a federal democracy
  2. Trump administration approves drone sale to India
  3. India bars Sikh pilgrims from entering Pakistan
  4. Muslim man beaten, house set on fire by mob in India over dead cow
  5. Saudi Arabia sticks to its demands amid intense diplomatic efforts
  6. India’s largest container port hit by global cyber attack
    • Operations at one of three terminals at India’s largest container port JNPT, on the outskirts of India’s commercial hub of Mumbai, have been disrupted by the global ransomware attack
  7. CJP takes suo motto notice of Majeed Achakzai hit-and-run case
  8. Saudi, Qatar ministers spar over Arab nations’ demands
  9. Iran accuses US of ‘brazen’ plan to change its government
  10. FIFA finds no cause to block Russia, Qatar World Cups
    • A much-awaited FIFA report on the race to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups makes no suggestion that Russia or Qatar should lose the right to stage the tournaments, despite detailing numerous attempts to influence voting officials.

June 30, 2017

  1. NAB`s first chief appears before JIT
    • Retired Lt Gen Mohammad Amjad, who was appointed first chairman of NAB between 1999 and 2000 by former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf, appeared before the JIT.
  2. China rejects report building base in Gwadar
  3. Pakistan asks India to respect 2003 ceasefire accord
  4. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa takes oath as acting Chief Justice of Pakistan
  5. Pakistan urges NSG to ensure equal treatment
  6. NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group
  7. Iraq declares end of caliphate after capture of Mosul mosque
  8. Oxford English Dictionary has a new last word
    • Oxford English Dictionary ended with “zythum,” which referred to an ancient Egyptian malt beer.
    • It’s a noun, pronounced “zih-zih-vah” and defined as “a genus of tropical weevils native to South America and typically found on or near palm trees.”
  9. Trump launches personal attack on ‘crazy, low IQ’ female journalist
  10. Qatar working with US, Kuwaitis on response to Gulf demands
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