Current Affairs

Today’s Important Current Affairs 24th August 2018 for NTS PPSC CSS Govt Jobs

One Liner
  • PM Imran chairs cabinet meeting to discuss 7-point agenda
  • Scott Morrison is new Australian PM after bitter coup. Morrison installed as 7th PM in 11 years after a stunning Liberal party revolt unseated moderate Malcolm Turnbull.
  • Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away at 95. He was born on August 14, 1923 in Sialkot, Pakistan.

High level appointments, transfers made in Army.

  • Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday made high level command postings and transfers across Pakistan.
  • According to the Army’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lieutenant General Shahid Baig Mirza has been appointed as the Inspector General (IG) Communications and Information Technology (C&IT). He was earlier serving as Corps Commander Karachi.
  • Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza has been made the Chief of General Staff (CGS) while the present CGS Lt Gen Bilal Akbar has been posted as Corps Commander Rawalpindi.
  • Lieutenant General Naeem Ashraf who was serving as Chairman Heavy Industries Taxila(HIT) has been appointed as Corps Commander Multan.
  • The present Corps Commander Multan Lieutenant General Abdullah Dogar has been assigned the post of Chairman HIT.
  • Lieutenant General Humayun Aziz has been appointed as Corps Commander Karachi. He was previously working as IG C&IT.

Lahore board announces 9th class 2018 results.

  • The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, has declared the result of secondary school (Class IX) annual examination, 2018.
  • According to a notification issued by the board on Monday, in Lahore, 2,50,833 candidates participated in the examination, out of which 125,838 students have been declared successful.

Indonesian earthquake death toll reaches 555.

  • Deadly earthquakes rocked Indonesia’s Lombok Island this summer killed 555 people and injured nearly 1,500.
  • The picturesque Island next to holiday hotspot Bali was hit by two deadly quakes on July 29 and August 5. On Sunday it was shaken by a string of fresh tremors and aftershocks, with the strongest measuring 6.9 magnitude.


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