SBP raises loan limit for ___ entrepreneurs from Rs 1.5 million to Rs 5 million under refinance scheme?

A. Male
B. Women
C. Both
D. None of the above

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Women


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Aimed at encouraging women participation in the economy, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday announced to enhance the financing limit under its Refinance and Credit Guarantee Scheme for Women Entrepreneurs from Rs1.5 million to Rs5 million.

Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has become the first oil marketing company (OMC) to upgrade Pakistan’s fuel standard from Euro-II to?

A. Euro-III
B. Euro-IV
C. Euro-V
D. Euro-IV

Answer

Correct Answer: C. Euro-V


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The federal government has fulfilled its promise by launching high-quality and environment-friendly fuels including High Octane Blending Component (HOBC) also known as RON 97 and less emitting Euro-V diesel. Omar Ayub Khan lauded the flagship OMC for introducing increased standard fuels in Pakistan. He said that PM Imran Khan is very keen on addressing the challenges related to climate change.

 

PEMRA issued first teleport licence to which Broadcasting Services Company?

A. PTCL
B. Jazz
C. TeleNest
D. Tampad

Answer

Correct Answer: C. TeleNest


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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), the first teleport license has been issued to a Karachi-based firm TeleNest (SMC) Pvt Ltd. Chairman PEMRA Mr. Saleem Baig Presented the Teleport License to CEO TeleNest, Mr. Mehdi Raza. Chairman PEMRA expressed his satisfaction with TeleNest’s ability to lead this initiative.

According to World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Pakistan`s deforestation rate ___ highest in Asia.

A. 2nd
B. 3rd
C. 4th
D. 5th

Answer

Correct Answer: A. 2nd


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World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on August 14, 2020, with only 5.7pc of land, or around 4.54 million hectares under forest cover, the country`s deforestation rate is the second-highest in Asia, after Afghanistan and is well below the recommended cover of 25pc.

How many overseas Pakistanis honored for contribution to Covid-19 fight?

A. 53
B. 72
C. 86
D. 100

Answer

Correct Answer: C. 86


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As part of his initiative to reach out to overseas Pakistanis and in the context of August 14 celebrations, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday honored 86 overseas Pakistanis for making exceptional contributions to fight against Covid-19. The categories of honourees included those being recognized posthumously, medical professionals, donors, facilitators and associations.

Who becomes the first ISI officer to be honored with Sitara-i-Shuja’at?

A. Jawwad Qamar
B. Dr. Khalid Masood Qaisrani
C. Malik Sardar Khan
D. Muhammad Naveed Sadiq

Answer

Correct Answer: D. Muhammad Naveed Sadiq


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President Dr. Arif Alvi on Friday awarded Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officer Muhammad Naveed Sadiq the Sitara-i-Shuja’at for gallantry as part of the accolades announced on August 14 Pakistan’s Independence Day. With a new feather in his cap, Sadiq of Punjab becomes the first ISI officer to be honored with the prestigious award. The Sitara-i-Shuja’at is the second-highest award of bravery in Pakistan.

 

Chairman CPEC Authority Saleem Bajwa announced CPEC Internship Programme for youth on:

A. August 18, 2020
B. August 17, 2020
C. August 16, 2020
D. August 15, 2020

Answer

Correct Answer: August 15, 2020


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The CPEC Authority has launched the CPEC Internship Programme to provide opportunities to Pakistan’s talented youth to develop skills and have experience in various fields.
Chairman CPEC Authority General (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa announced it on August 15, 2020.

The government has unveiled a list of ___ who will be receiving civil awards on Pakistan Day (March 23, 2021) for their excellence in different fields?

A. 130 people
B. 150 people
C. 184 people
D. 132 people

Answer

Correct Answer: C. 184 people


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President Dr. Arif Alvi announced civil awards on the occasion of the country’s 73rd Independence Day. Those who will be presented with the awards by the president include actors, poets, singers, and soldiers as well as foreign nationals for their services to the country.

 

Google marks Pakistan’s Independence Day with ___ doodle.

A. Khojak tunnel doodle
B. Lowari tunnel doodle
C. Nahaki tunnel doodle
D. Malakand tunnel doodle

Answer

Correct Answer: A. Khojak tunnel doodle


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Google celebrated Pakistan’s Independence Day by sharing an illustration of the iconic landmark, the Khojak Tunnel, located in Balochistan’s Qilla Abdullah district on Friday. The construction on the historic Khojak Tunnel one of the country’s oldest and longest underpasses began in 1888 to extend the area’s railway through the Khojak pass of the Toba Kakar mountain range. The Khojak Tunnel, also known as Shela Bagh Tunnel, is a 3.91 km railway tunnel.

Pakistan on August 14, 2020 announced Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam for a Turkish scholar for his work to promote which language in Turkey?

A. Pushto
B. Urdu
C. Punjabi
D. Sindhi

Answer

Correct Answer: B. Urdu


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President Arif Alvi on August 14, 2020, announced Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam for a Turkish scholar Prof. Celal Soydan for his work to promote Urdu Pakistan’s national language in Turkey. Soydan will be conferred with the medal on March 23 next year on the occasion of Pakistan Day.