FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION 1977
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, PAPER II – Current Affairs
Time Allowed: 3 Hours Maximum Marks: 100
Note: Answer Five questions. Questions No.9 is however, compulsory. All questions can equal marks, Be brief and to the point.
- India’s general elections in March 1977, following Indira Gandhi’s Emergency rule brought unexpected results. How do you interpret this event in the perspective of South Asia democracies.
Analyse Israel’s strategy in the Middle East with special reference to Prime Minister’s Begin new govemment and the dictates of Zionism.
Examine the political forces involved in the South African and Southern Rhodesian racial crisis and comment on the role of the United Kingdom.
Comment on President Jimmy Carter’s human rights programme as an impora plank in American foreign policy.
What is the phenomenon of “Euro-communism.” Examine its growth, development and future course in European politics
List the issues on the agendas of the 32nd session of the United Nations General Assembly and review the U.N. performance regarding each of them.
The Packer series has caused much consternations in cricket all over the world. What is the series and how would you sort out the issues on both sides of the fence?
Discuss the recent agreement signed between U.S.A. and Panama regarding the panama Canal. To What extent is the-treaty an improvement in America’s coral outlook on the world and to what extent is it simply an indication of the Canal’s reduced importance.
Write short notes on any Five of the following:
(a) Antebbe (b) PUGWASH movement (c) SALT talks (d) Hua Kue-tung (e) George Fernandez (India) (f) Sheikh Ahmad Zaki Yamani (g) ASEAN (h) Life on Mars (i) Nadia Comaneci