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World This Week: 13 October-19 October 2014

Oct 20, 2014 15:12 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. This segment provides almost all important events that have happened in World in the week 13 October to 19 October 2014. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

13 October 2014
• Uranus like planet discovered in a binary star system 25000 light-years away
• Time released its annual list of The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014
• Treason Act of 1351 to be used to tackle ISIS
• British House of Commons passed symbolic motion to recognise Palestinian state
• Powerful typhoon Vongfong struck Japan

14 October 2014
• Pakistan based BGA appealed to IPAB against GI tag of basmati rice to MP
• India-Norway signed 13 agreements to promote bilateral relations

15 October 2014
• Vanita Gupta appointed as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in DoJ of US
• Tamil poet Iqbal named for Singapore's highest cultural award, Cultural Medallion
• Switzerland to provide information on black money in time-bound manner
• India and UK signed MoU on Cultural Cooperation

16 October 2014

• Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela elected as non-permanent members of UNSC
• RBI & CBK signed MoU on Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information
• Indian-born scientist Sanjaya Rajaram received World Food Prize 2014
• World Food Day observed globally on 16 October

17 October 2014

• UK announced first ever Dadabhai Naoroji Awards
• Nigeria and Boko Haram sealed deal on freeing girls
• International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed on 17 October

18 October 2014
• South African Tourism launched Gandhi-Inspired Tourist Attraction project
• Egypt signed contracts with six international firms to dredge new Suez Canal
• UNSC urged world to step up help for Iraq to halt militants' offensive

19 October 2014
• British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham died
• Tropical Storm Trudy struck Mexico
• India won Sultan of Johor Cup Under-21 Hockey title

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