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Current Affairs Candidates will be expected to display such general knowledge of History,Geography and Politics as is necessary to interpret current affairs.Post your queries here.

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need help..The thing that's creating a hindrance for me is..Current affairs..I don't know how to start analysis of an issue..how to do it in a better way?how should i start for Current affairs? suggest me some tips to improve
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Your reading of some good research reports can do the needful in this regard.

Here'r some links to research journals and reports covering a wide range of contemporary affairs nationwide and internationally.

http://ipripak.org/

Homepage - International Crisis Group


Give it a try.....
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there are four major categories of questions.Foreign relations of Pakistan (i.e Pak-China, Pak-Iran,Pak-India, Pak-Afghan, Pak-Us relations etc) Organizations (UN, ASEAN, SCO, SAARC, OIC etc),International issues (Climate Change, GWOT etc) Pakistan's domestic issues (corruption, education, etc)...

treatment of all these categories varies..
for the first category, start with a bit of historical background (i.e early relations, significant events etc) then as the subject is current affairs, focus on latest developments..if the country in question is a friendly one, list the milestones achieved (cooperation deals, joint ventures etc) if the country is hostile, discuss the major irritants (can be cross-border terrorism, water-issue, etc)...then get creative & speculate about the future of bilateral ties..also recommend steps for improvement (in trade, cooperation etc)

organizations.again a bit of intro/background...why were they created? the purpose/goals, the member countries, the structure of the organization (no lengthy details necessary)....if they are successful, what are the reasons for it? (can be economic integration,no visa restrictions, no regional wars etc)
if they failed, what cause the failure? (conflicts between members, measly budget, problematic structure etc) recommendations..

international issues....their severity, potential impact on humanity, steps taken by intergovernmental organizations, evaluation of those steps (are they enough? are they effective?) recommendations for improvement in response.

Pakistan's domestic issues....they are the easiest, no need to prepare them separately for this paper. pakistan affairs (& essay) prep & newspapers would cover them automatically
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how i can prepare my CA for CSS 2013.I am totally zero in current Affairs.
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need help..The thing that's creating a hindrance for me is..Current affairs..I don't know how to start analysis of an issue..how to do it in a better way?how should i start for Current affairs? suggest me some tips to improve
A good analysis is definitely a symbol of good understanding, which comes with study, rather a lot of study.

The meaning of the word "analysis" is defined by the whole statement of the question. However, in general, the examiner would like to have your thoughts on impact, sustainability and way forward regarding a particular issue. This is what an examiner wants you to "analysis".

For example, if a question is asked about analyzing the current bonhomie between India and Pakistan in terms of trade, the examiner would like to have your throughts on the following:

WHAT THE ISSUE IS:Very briefly: A bit history of trade between both of the countries; some trade related agreements; some hurdles faced; what lead to this situation.

ITS IMPACT: Impact includes both aspects - positive and negative. Identify both with correct facts and figures.

SUSTAINABILITY: Now give your opinion about its durability and life, the challenges it faces and all other issues.

WAY FORWARD: Your suggestions and predictions about the issue.


For me an analysis must have above mentioned four factors: (i) Definition/Intro/History of Issue; (ii) Positive and Negative both impact; (iii) What side you take - positive or negative - clearly; (iv) Way forward.
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