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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Syrian president Bashar Assad appointed Ghassan Abdul-Alas governor of tense central province, Homs.
- Thailand and Cambodia exchanged gun-fire.
- Japan decided to cut its ODA (Official Development Assistance)
- 14th World Book Day observed.
- World number one Rafael Nadal defeated his Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 6-2, 6-4 to win a sixth Barcelona Open title.
Preparing Current Affairs for Competitive Exams now made easy by our Jagran Josh Current Affairs Section. .