World This Week: 19 March-25 March 2012

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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.

19 March, 2012
•    Violence rocked a wealthy enclave in west Damascus in Syria with heavy exchange of fire for over two hours
•    Russia came out against the withdrawal of the international military forces from Afghanistan in 2014
•    The first session of the Maldivian Parliament after new President Waheed Hasan Manik was sworn in began
•    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that India was “inclined to vote in favour” of a resolution on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka at the ongoing session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.

20 March, 2012
•    A strong 7.6 intensity earthquake, with an epicentre in Guerrero state, jolted central southern Mexico
•    At least 43 people were killed in a series of bombings in Iraq
•    China said it will continue to support Pakistan's civilian nuclear programme in spite of concerns over the vulnerability of the country's installations to terrorism
•    The shooting death of an unarmed African-American boy, Trayvon Martin (17), by a white neighbourhood-watch volunteer in February 2012, stirred up racial tensions in the U.S. State of Florida

21 March, 2012
•    World Forestry Day is celebrated around the world since 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the scores of benefits which we gain from them
•    Plea for ban on Gita translation rejected
•    Hungarian mathematician Endre Szemeredi got 2012 Abel Prize
•    A high-intensity earth quake left nearly 800 homes damaged in Mexico

22 March, 2012

•    US served notice on India on Iran oil sanctions
•    India voted against Sri Lanka in UN for alleged violation of rights of its Tamil minority
•    West to fund the development work in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US army in 2014

23 March, 2012
•    Russian President Dimitry Medvedev to raise the issue of the Russian telecom giant Sistema with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the BRICS summit.
•    US soldier Robert Bales charged with 17 counts of murder and various other charges, in connection with the 11 MARCH 2012 shooting deathd of Afghan civilians
•    Sri Lankan groups called to boycott American goods in Sri Lanka
•    Pakistan asked for immediate supply of petrol from India through the land route to meet the widening deficit and flaring demand

24 March, 2012
•    Amr Moussa, a former Secretary-General of Arab League has become the first independent presidential candidate to submit the required number of recommendations to authorities
•    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wrote to Sri Lankan President Mahenda Rajpaksa called the resolution balanced
•    Norway Based Telenor said its looking for a new partner in India

25 March, 2012
•    A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook central Chile, two years after the region was devastated by another tremor and tsunami
•    South Korea warned that it might shoot down a North Korean rocket if it strays into South Korean territory
•    The U.S. paid 50000 dollar in compensation for each villager killed and 11000 dollar for each person wounded in a shooting rampage allegedly carried out by a rogue American soldier in southern Afghanistan


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