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World This Week: 1 December-7 December 2014

Dec 8, 2014 12:56 IST

World this week section provided by Jagranjosh.com will be of immense help for students and aspirants preparing for various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the week 01 December to 07 December 2014. It will help aspirants revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

1 December 2014
• Astronomers for the first time measured transit of an Exoplanet 55 Cancri e using ground-based telescope
• Rapid evolution of HIV slowing down its ability to cause AIDS: Study
• 26th World Aids Day observed across the world on 1 December
• Film artist Duncan Campbell won Turner Prize for the year 2014
• Russia launched new generation GLONASS-K navigation satellite
• South Korean fishing boat Oryong 501 sank in Bering Sea

2 December 2014

• UNGA adopted the resolution on establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free world
• World religious leaders signed joint declaration to end modern slavery
• Chinese and Maldives Government signed MoU for preliminary study on bridge construction
• International Day for the Abolition of Slavery observed on 2 December
• Nuclear-capable missile Agni-IV test fired from Wheeler Island

3 December 2014
• Azim Premji awarded Swiss Ambassador's Award
• Researchers developed World’s fastest 2D camera at the Washington University
• Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Loefven called for snap elections in March 2015
• 20th edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 released
• Kumar Sangakkara became fourth batsman to complete 13000 ODI runs
• MRF Limited to be the global partner of ICC cricket World Cup 2015
• Japan launched asteroid explorer Hayabusa 2 to explore origin of earth
• International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed on 3 December

4 December 2014
• India and Japan decided to cooperate in Cyber security & Green ICT
• Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan
• Indian-American scientist Arun Majumdar appointed as US Science Envoy

5 December 2014
• China launched Nuclear Power Expansion Scheme to expand large network of nuclear plants
• India sent humanitarian assistance to Maldives to resolve water crisis in Male
• ICC withdrew case against President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta
• India and Russia signed Inter-Governmental Agreement for developing Multi Role Fighter Aircraft
• First World Soil Day observed on 5 December
• UN declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils
• Belgium's former Queen Fabiola died
• UN observed International Volunteer Day on 5 December
• Physicist Ashton Carter nominated as next defence secretary of US

6 December 2014
• CMEC launched mega water supply project in Sri Lanka
• UK signed an agreement with Bahrain to establish a permanent naval base at Mina Salman Port
• Gwladys Nocera of France won Hero Women's Indian Golf Open 2014

7 December 2014
• ICC suspended Pakistani off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez for illegal bowling action
• Amos Meindi of Kenya won 29th Pune International full Marathon

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