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Day by Day Current Affairs MCQs May-2017

Welcome to NTS Guru’s (CSS Times) Day to Day Current Affairs, your best source for up-to-date and Daily Top Current Affairs 2017 for preparation of CSS, PMS, Banking, NTS, Railways and all competitive exams.  “Day to Day Current Affairs” basically is top 10 news summary on current happenings of national and international importance for all Examinations.

May 2, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. IMAFT: Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism
  2. IMAFT Commander-in-Chief: General Raheel Sharif (rtd)
  3. Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI): Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar
  4. New Hamas document accepts Palestinian state with 1967 borders
  5. North Korea warns of nuclear test ‘at any time’
  6. Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest extended for three months
  7. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Saudi Arabia without headscarf
  8. China-built amphibious aircraft takes maiden flight
  9. Nepal moves to impeach first female chief justice
  10. KP govt to hire only female teachers at primary schools

May 3, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. The Supreme Court on May 2, 2017 announced a three-judge bench to implement its judgement in the Panama Papers case
  2. DGMO: Director General Military Operations
  3. Iranian Defence Minister: Hossein Dehghan
  4. NCHR: National Commission for Human Rights
  5. Shahid Siddique: Pakistan’s latest Mixed Martial Arts champion
  6. Pilot escapes safely as PAF training jet crashes near Jhang
  7. Non-bailable arrest warrants for BPSC ex-chairman, others
  8. Defence Minister of Switzerland: Guy Parmelin
  9. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations: Maleeha Lodhi
  10. Jinnah of Pakistan by: Stanley Wolpert

May 4, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. ‘Muhammad’ most popular boys’ name in London
  2. SC rejects SBP, SECP nominees for Panama JIT
  3. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani rejects invitation to visit Pakistan
  4. Saudi government awarded its highest military honour, King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence, to Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman General Zubair Mahmood Hayat
  5. Pakistan ramps up coal power with Chinese-backed plants
  6. China tightens rules for online news providers
  7. Riaz Riazuddin has been appointed as the acting Governor of the State Bank
  8. Pakistan to deploy more troops on Iran border
  9. Iranian Foreign Minister: Javad Zarif
  10. China to launch own encyclopedia to rival Wikipedia

May 5, 2017  (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Pakistan, Japan sign $24m accord for energy project
  2. 81 all out, Pakistan suffer humiliating defeat against Windies in second Test
  3. China stresses security needs for new Silk Road initiative
  4. Trump admin ready for long-term military presence in Iraq, Afghanistan
  5. Donald Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican this month
  6. UN Secretary General: António Guterres
  7. Director General, FIA: Muhammad Amlish (PSP)
  8. Foreign Minister of India:Sushma Swaraj
  9. Headquarters of UN Volunteers:Bonn, Germany
  10. MAP is a news agency:Morocco

May 6, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. India calls satellite ‘gift to South Asia’, Pakistan says no thanks
  2. The federal government has appointed Aurangzeb Haque, a BS-22 officer (PAS), chief secretary of Balochistan
  3. Senior officer of information group Sheraz Latif assumed charge as DG Radio Pakistan
  4. Justice Sheikh Najamul Hassan has been appointed as Chief Justice of Federal Shariat Court (FSC)
  5. NH&MP: National Highways and Motorway Police
  6. Pakistan’s Water and Power Minister: Khawaja Muhammad Asif
  7. Finance Minister of Punjab: Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha
  8. President of European Commission: Jean-Claude Juncker
  9. Foreign Minister of Peru: Ricardo Luna
  10. US National Security Adviser: Lt-Gen McMaster

May 7, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. WhatsApp group admin arrested in India for sharing ‘inappropriate’ image of PM Modi
  2. India bans medical visas for Pakistani patients for no reason
  3. Chief Executive Officer of PIA: Bernd Hildenbrand
  4. SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperatio
  5. Indian Army Chief: General Bipin Rawat
  6. Russia blocks China´s social media app WeChat
  7. 1st Chairman Senate: Habibullah Khan
  8. 1st Chief Election Commissioner of Pak: F.M. Khan
  9. Title of Qutub-ud-Din Aibak: Lakh Baksh
  10. The Vernacular Press Act was passed in:1878

8 May 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Head of ISIS Abdul Hasib in Afghanistan confirmed killed
  2. Emmanuel Macron elected president of France on May 8, 2017
  3. ’50 Afghan soldiers killed’ as Pak Army retorts to Chaman firing
  4. Minister of Kashmir Affairs: Chaudhry Barjees Tahir
  5. Sharmeen Obaid’s ‘The Price of Forgiveness’ wins Robert F Kennedy Award at 49th Annual Robert F Kennedy Journalism Awards
  6. 400 thousand to 500 thousand Pakistanis perform Umrah every year
  7. Minister for Religious Affairs: Sardar Yousaf
  8. European Union Ambassador: Jean-Francois Cautain
  9. Finance Minister of China: Xio Jie
  10. Chancellor of Germany: Angela Markel

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May 9, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Iran warns will target militant ‘safe havens’ inside Pakistan
  2. Indonesia courts jails Jakarta’s Christian governor for blasphemy against Islam
  3. China says ready to rename CPEC to allay Indian concerns
  4. CTD trace 4 WhatsApp groups involved in leaking papers
  5. APNS: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society
  6. SECP: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan
  7. Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border row
  8. Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training: Engr Muhammad Bailghur Rehman
  9. President of the European Commission: Jean-Claude Juncker
  10. Foreign Ministers of Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

May 10, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. India takes Kulbhushan Jadhav’s matter to International Court of Justice
  2. FBR launches digital directory to monitor tax collection from withholding agents
  3. PHEC: Punjab Higher Education Commission
  4. PTA launches drive against blasphemous content
  5. PTA: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
  6. Minister of Information Technology & Telecom Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan
  7. Minister for Science and Technology: Rana Tanveer Hussain
  8. SECP: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan
  9. South Korean president: Moon Jae-in
  10. Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al Thani

May 11, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Just 2% candidates could pass the CSS exams of 2016, while female candidates clinched top 3 positions
  2. ICJ to start public hearing of Indian spy Jadhav’s case on May 15
  3. ICJ: International Court of Justice
  4. Chairman International Cricket Council: Shashank Manohar (India)
  5. Chief Executive Microsoft: Satya Nadella
  6. Pakistan signs warship, training planes deal with Turkey
  7. Deputy Speaker KPK Assembly: Dr Mehar Taj Roghani
  8. Germany`s defence minister: Ursula von der Leyen
  9. Another four terrorists convicted by military courts executed
  10. Education Minister Sindh: Jam Mahtab Dahar

May 12, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Taiwan to continue buying arms from United States
  2. Australian Prime Minister: Malcolm Turnbull
  3. Current Governor Punjab: Malik Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana
  4. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry
  5. Chief of Air Staff: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman
  6. Gilgit-Baltistan Education Minister: Ibrahim Sani
  7. Prime Minister of Japan: Shinzo Abe
  8. Ambassador of France to Pakistan: Martine Dorance
  9. World Bank to finance solar power projects in Pakistan
  10. Inspector General Sindh: Allah Dino Khawja

May 13, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. India hides Jadhav’s ‘true identity’ in application to ICJ
  2. S. nears $100 billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia: White House official
  3. Pemra warns TV channels not to air content periling Army’s image
  4. PM Nawaz Sharif arrives in China to attend OBOR forum
  5. OBOR: One-Belt-One-Road
  6. PMDC : Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
  7. The National Assembly’s Stan­ding Committee on May 12, 2017 approved the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Amendment) Bill, allowing NACTA to hold its meeting once in a year
  8. Mega Deal: China to pour $50b into Indus River Cascade
  9. High Commissioner of Pakistan in Canada: Tariq Azeem Khan
  10. Foreign Minister of Nepal: Prakash Saran Mahat

May 15, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Three-day polio drive starts in parts of the country
  2. Russia, Saudi Arabia agree to extend oil output cuts until March 2018
  3. North Korea fires missile that lands in sea near Russia
  4. France’s youngest ever president Emmanuel Macron takes power as president
  5. Ethiopian Prime Minister: Haile Mariam Desalegn
  6. China pledges $124bn for new Silk Road, welcomes everyone to join
  7. Pakistan win test series against West Indies with penultimate over victory
  8. Pakistan women won bronze medal in swimming competition of Islamic Games in Baku
  9. ‘Deadwood’ actor Powers Boothe dies at 68
  10. Malala Yousafzai receives Ellis Island International Medal of Honor

May 16, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Pakistan tells ICJ Jadhav confessed he`s Indian spy
  2. President International Court of Justice (ICJ): Ronny Abraham (France)
  3. Managing Director of Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Hayat Ali Shah
  4. New US ambassador to Israel: David Friedman
  5. Sri Lankan Prime Minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe
  6. Emergency declared in Yemen over cholera outbreak
  7. China, Pakistan to upgrade 1,600kms of railway lines
  8. Singer Jawad Ahmed launching political party ‘for common man’
  9. Dubai plans new artificial islands to attract tourists
  10. Spain’s Prime Minster: Mariano Rajoy

May 17, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Japah’s Defence Minister: Tomomi Inada
  2. Pemra fines Channel 24 for airing ‘baseless’ news against Sindh Police chief
  3. PEMRA: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority
  4. Current Pakistan Ambassador to the United States: Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry
  5. Current European Union Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Mr Jean-François Cautain
  6. Japanese tennis player Junn Mitsuhashi gets life ban for match-fixing
  7. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba set to enter Pakistan, signs MoU
  8. AliBaba: Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a Chinese e-commerce company that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals. Alibaba is the world’s fifth-largest internet company by revenue.
  9. Facebook fined $166,000 for breach of French privacy laws
  10. Trump and Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at US arming Kurds

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May 18, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Pakistani Wrestler Badshah Khan defeated WWC heavyweight Champ Carlito in Karachi
  2. PM addressing Investment forum holding meeting with political business leader of Hong Kong. The event organized by the China Innovative Finance Group Limited & Consulate General of Pakistan
  3. Indian nuclear scientist in US jail for stalking Texas university student
  4. US maintains Iran nuclear deal sanctions relief
  5. USAID: United States Agency for International Development
  6. Minister of Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit Baltistan: Chaudhry Barjees Tahir
  7. Chief Executive of Hong Kong : Leung Chun-Ying
  8. Russian Foreign Minister: Sergei Lavrov
  9. Italian Prime Minister: Paolo Gentiloni
  10. UN Ambassador to the UN: Nikki Haley

May 19, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. ICJ stays Jadhav’s execution till final verdict, Pakistan to form new team of lawyers on Jadhav case
  2. Sindh Assembly passes bill for increasing salaries of lawmakers
  3. China complains to US about new Iran sanctions
  4. FATA reforms bill suspended in NA
  5. EU Council President: Donald Tusk
  6. South Korea’s President: Moon Jae-in
  7. President Azad Jammu and Kashmir: Sardar Masood Khan
  8. SECP: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan
  9. NCSW: National Commission on the Status of Women
  10. Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes dies at 77

May 20, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. ECP introduced electoral rolls’ computerised system in Punjab and Balochistan
    • Current Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan: Mr. Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza
  2. LHC seeks reply from PPSC over abolishing job quota for women, disabled persons
  3. SBP issues updated version of Foreign Exchange Manual-2017
    • Ashraf Mahmood Wathra is the 18th Governor of State Bank of Pakistan. He is appointed as the governor on April 29, 2014
  4. US President Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia
  5. North Korea says US has to roll back ‘hostile policy’ before talks
  6. Famous Muslim Scholar Zakir Naik granted Saudi citizenship by King Salman
    • The 51-year-old Islamic preacher founded the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF). Naik has been booked for allegedly propagating enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion. His channel Peace TV has been banned in UK, Canada and Bangladesh. He was also denied entry to Canada and UK in 2012 after allegedly expressing support for al Qaeda
  7. President Hassan Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win
  8. World’s second-largest torrent site ExtraTorrent shuts down
  9. Teenagers in Indian-occupied Kashmir launch KashBook to fight social media ban
  10. Current Chairman NAB: Qamar Zaman Chaudhry

May 21, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Pakistan is negotiating FTAs with different countries including Thailand, Turkey and Iran, to bolster its exports
    • FTA: Free Trade Agreements
  2. Hassan Rouhani wins Iran’s presidential election
    • He led with 58.6 percent of the vote, compared with 39.8 percent for his main challenger
  3. India made a ‘serious mistake’ by going to ICJ over Jadhav: Ex-Indian SC judge
  4. All Pakistan Lawyers convention has demanded immediate resignation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
  5. Lahore police appoints female SHO after 17 years
    • Sub-inspector Ghazala Sharif was appointed as the SHO of the Rang Mahal police station. Besides, sub-inspector Nabila Kausar has been appointed the SHO of the women’s Race Course Police Station (RCPS).
  6. Founder WikiLeaks: Julian Assange
  7. Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference (Kashmir): Mirwaiz Umer Farooq
  8. Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minisger: Gannady Gatilove
  9. President of France: Emmanuel Macron
  10. US Commerce Secretary: Wilbur Ross

May 22, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Indian Air Force Chief orders officers to be ready for action at ‘short notice
  2. US President Donald Trump urged Muslim leaders to take a stand against violence done in the name of religion
    • In a highly anticipated speech at the Arab-Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump appealed to Muslim nations to ensure that `terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil` and announced an agreement with Gulf countries to fight financing for extremists
  3. First Orange Line Metro train to arrive in July
  4. FIA launches crackdown on ‘anti-army campaigners’
  5. PLRA: Punjab Land Records Authority
  6. Israel signs $630m defence deal with India
    • Israel announced it had reached a deal worth $630 million to provide India`s navy with missile defence systems, following a record weapons sale between the two countries.
  7. North Korea tests another missile
  8. Iran fires mortar shells into Pakistani area
  9. India announces policy for strategic partnerships in defence
  10. EU Council President: Donald Tusk

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May 23, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Pakistan’s Badshah Khan Pehalwan became crowned champion of the Pro Wrestling Entertainment event after winning the Royal Rumble
  2. Abdul Jabbar Bhatti becomes 4th Pakistani to summit Mount Everest
    • He has already scaled Broad Peak (8,051 metres) in 1985, Gasherbrum-2 (8,035m) in 1986, and Spantik Peak (7,027m) in 2012. It took him one-and-a-half months to complete the Everest expedition. Mount Everest stands 8,848m above sea level.
      The other Pakistanis to have conquered Mount Everest are Hassan Sadpara, Samina Baig (2013) and Nazir Sabir (2000).
  3. KP assembly passes resolution seeking execution of Indian spy
  4. Indian Army awards officer who used Kashmiri as human shield
  5. Younis Khan receives a hero’s welcome at Karachi Airport
  6. New ambulance service launched for mothers-to-be in Punjab
    • Initially, 193 ambulances will be run in 36 districts of Punjab. The ambulance will serve the purpose of taking pregnant women in villages to the Health Department’s delivery center.
  7. Turkey summons US envoy over Washington street brawl
  8. Third maritime patrol ship inducted for security of CPEC route
  9. Minister for ports and shipping: Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo
  10. DG Pakistan Maritime Security Agency: Rear Admiral Raja Jameel Akhtar

May 24, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. EU Council President: Donald Tusk
  2. South Korea’s President: Moon Jae-in
  3. The KPK government and Pakistan Army-run FWO signed 4 agreements for Rs1.173 trillion worth of development projects.
  4. Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) director general: Lt-Gen Mohammad Afzal
  5. US Superbike rider Nicky Hayden dies after bike accident
  6. South Korea’s President: Moon Jae-in

May 27, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Government unveils Federal Budget 2017-18 with Rs4.75tr outlay
    • Budget 2017-18: Relief and burdens of the finance bill
    • Defence budget set at Rs920.2bn for FY2017-18
    • Govt acquired Rs972bn in foreign loans in 2016-17
  2. Samar Khan, adventure biker, has become the first Pakistani to climb the 6,250-metre Burbucho peak in Arandu area of Shigar district
  3. US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with N. Korea on mind
  4. India opens longest bridge on border with China
  • The 9.15 km (5.7 mile) Dhola-Sadiya bridge, strong enough to carry a 60-tonne battle tank, will reduce travel times from Assam to the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh whose territory is partly claimed by China
  1. US official wants Trump to bomb terrorists in Pakistan
  2. Woman killed in ‘unprovoked’ Indian shelling
  3. Two Chinese fighters intercept US plane in South China Sea
  4. Noted music composer Wajahat Attre passed away on May 26, 2017
  5. PSEB: Pakistan Software Export Board
  6. Accountant General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Sharifullah Khan Wazir

May 30, 2017 (Day to Day Current Affairs)

  1. Muslims observe death anniversary of Hazrat Syeda Fatima (R.A) today
  2. Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83
    • Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno was a Panamanian politician and military officer. He was military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989, when he was removed from power by the United States during the invasion of Panama
  3. LHC halts privatisation of Allama Iqbal Airport
    • Federal government is planning to privatise all three major airports of Pakistan
  4. Pakistan`s lawyer at International Court of Justice: Khawar Qureshi
  5. The US State Department has retained the foreign military financing (FMF) option for Pakistan
    • The department`s budget proposals for fiscal 2018 indicate a major cut in FMF funds for Pakistan, from $255m in the current fiscal year to just $100m in 2018
  6. The Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017` was unanimously approved by the Senate Standing Committee on Information on Monday
    • The bill was introduced in Senate by Minister of State for Information Maryam Aurangzeb
  7. North Korea test fires short-range ballistic missile for third time in 3 weeks
  8. No possibility of a limited war with Pakistan: Indian Army chief
  9. Palestinian courts ban divorce during Ramzan
  10. Australia promises 30 more troops for NATO’s Afghanistan mission
    • Australia is not a member of NATO but is a staunch US ally and has had troops in Afghanistan since 2002
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