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World This Week: 18 April- 24 April 2011

You can read compilation of all the important topics and events of the week. Update your Current Affairs Weekly with our World This Week.

Apr 25, 2011 18:42 IST
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A compilation of all the important topics and events of the week is given here. Update your Current Affairs Weekly with our World This Week.

18 April

  • World Heritage Day was observed with the theme of World Heritage Day 2011 was Cultural heritage of water.
  • Jennifer Egan's novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

 


19 April

  • Pakistan test fired a newly developed short-range surface-to-surface missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
  • Organisers of Wimbledon tournaments raised the prize money for the winners of 2011 Wimbledon champions by 6.4%.
  • Legendary Norwegian runner, Grete Waitz who won the New York City Marathon nine times ans also set four marathon world records died.
  • President Raul Castro was named first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party.
  • Syria passed a draft law to end 48 years of emergency rule.

 


20 April

  • The process of jury selection for the corruption trial of ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich began.
  • The UN Security Council adopted a resolution to extend the mandate which obliges states to implement measures to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by 10 years of the committee.

 


21 April

  • Syrian president Bashar Assad appointed Ghassan Abdul-Alas governor of tense central province, Homs.

 


22 April

  • Thailand and Cambodia exchanged gun-fire.
  • Japan decided to cut its ODA (Official Development Assistance)

 


23 April

  • 14th World Book Day observed.


24 April

  • World number one Rafael Nadal defeated his Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4 to win a sixth Barcelona Open title.

 

 

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