World This Week: 22 August-28 August 2011

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Jagran Josh
Aug 29, 2011, 18:53 IST

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.

22 August 2011
•    The UN Human Rights Council ordered an investigation into violations committed by the Syrian regime during its crackdown on popular protests.

23 August 2011
•    North Korea Seized All South Korean Assets at a Jointly Run Resort.
•    An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 and centered in Virginia shook much of Washington, D.C. USA.
•    Sexual-assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was dismissed by Justice Michael J. Obus of State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

24 August 2011
•    India Signed Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Georgia. 
•    North Korea Agreed to Start International Talks on Denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
•    Senegal's Lamine Diack was reelected unopposed as president of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

25 August 2011
•    Saudi Arabia Offered Additional 10000 seats for Haj 2011 to India. 

26 August 2011

•    The   Australian and British Geologists Found Evidence of the Oldest Known Fossils of Life on Earth.
•    Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan announced his resignation after almost 15 months in office.

27 August 2011
•    Scientists Discovered a Cheap and Effective Way to Prevent Transmission of Dengue Fever.

28 August 2011
•    A group of researchers from Canada’s Dalhousie University estimated that 8.7 million species exist on Earth.
•    Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull returned to the highest step of the podium for the first time in four races after he won the Belgian Grand Prix.
•    Maoists Vice-Chairman Baburam Bhattarai was elected Nepal's 35th prime minister.


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