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World This Week: 10 February-16 February 2014

Feb 17, 2014 11:05 IST

World this week section that works like a capsule for any or every aspirant of competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, Banking and others to study the world affairs at a glance. Read the events mentioned in the section and be competent for the upcoming competitive exams.

10 February 2014
• River Thames overflowing of its banks near London
• Scientists discovered new River Dolphin Species in Amazon; this is first discovery in 100 years
• Cambridge University Scientists printed eye cells using Inkjet printer
• Domestic Content requirement of India’s Solar Mission challenged by US
• Mark Zuckerberg became the most generous donor of America in 2013

11 February 2014
• US snowstorm that has left 7 lakh homes powerless has been termed as Snowmaggedon
• Australian astronomers discovered oldest known star in universe
• India and Netherlands signed MoU on Renewable energy
• 17th Round of Talks held between India and China on Boundary Issue
• Afghan capital Kabul reported First polio case since 2001
• China and Taiwan hold first official level talks since 1949
• Canada announced to open Consulate General in Bangalore
• Mahindra reported 2013 as the best sales year in a decade in South Africa

12 February 2014
• Vice President of India launched India-China Year of Friendly Exchanges

13 February 2014
• Volcano Mount Kelud of Indonesia erupted

14 February 2014
• Researchers at Chinese Academy of Sciences developed fire-resistant paper
• Belgium became second country to allow Mercy Killing for Children
• Hillary R Clinton launched a new global review of data on women empowerment
• India and Kyrgyz Republic signed two agreements
• OPCW selected US and Finnish Companies to destroy remaining chemical weapons of Syria
• IFC to probe human rights abuses at Tata Global Beverages Ltd plant in Assam
• India and Kyrgyz Republic signed two agreements

15 February 2014

• Air Costa signed an agreement to buy 50 Embraer Jets

16 February 2014
• Japan snowstorm left 19 dead and injured more than 1600 people
• Bubba Watson won Northern Trust Open


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