Afghanistan, 6 1 - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Afghanistan has signed a draft agreement with which militant group?

a. Hezbollah
b. Taliban
c. Hezb-e-Islami
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Hezb-e-Islami

Afghanistan signed a draft agreement on May 18 with the Hezb-e-Islami militant group in a move the government hopes could lead to a full peace accord with one of the most notorious warlords in the insurgency.

  • Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is a veteran of decades of Afghan war and rights groups have accused his group of widespread abuses, particularly during civil war in the early 1990s, when he briefly served as prime minister.
  • The U.S. has also linked the group to al-Qaeda and the Taliban and put Hekmatyar on its designated terrorist list.

2)   Name the head of the Afghan Taliban’s political office who resigned in Qatar on 5th Aug’15?

a. Mullah Mohammad Omar
b. Agha Akhtar
c. Syed Mohammad Tayyeb Agha
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Syed Mohammad Tayyeb Agha

In a statement released to the media, Tayyab Agha said there were historic mistakes made in keeping Mullah Omar’s death secret for nearly two years and in picking his successors outside of Afghanistan. Agha’s claim gives credence to the widespread perception that the Taliban’s new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, was selected with the backing of Pakistan. He said the new Taliban leader should have been elected from the Taliban fighters and in the bunkers.

3)   Which country’s parliament was attacked by suicide bomber and gunmen on 22nd June’15?

a. Pakistan
b. Iraq
c. Afghanistan
d. Nigeria
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. A spokesman said it was timed to coincide with the appearance in parliament of Afghanistan’s new defence minister Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai.

4)   Name the President of Afghanistan who arrived on 27th Apr’15 for a 3-day visit to India?

a. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
b. Abdullah Abdullah
c. Hamid Karzai
d. Mohammad Aamir
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

No explanation is available for this question!