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World This Week: 15 July-21 July 2013

Jul 22, 2013 17:04 IST

World this Week is a special section that gives a peep into the overall current events of the world in a given week. The students preparing for the competitive exams can therefore feel free to get a quick recap into what happened in the world in the week gone-by. This section enables the students to get a quick grasp at the important international current events which were the focus for the entire world.

15 July 2013
• Union Defence Ministry launched a website on NCC.
• India became the biggest buyer of Nigeria’s crude oil.
• Iran agreed to take all oil payments from India in Rupees.
• Bangladesh approved a Labour Law to boost worker rights.

16 July 2013
• Sri Lanka banned film Flying Fish, claimed it insulted government and security forces.
• US Lawmakers proposed National Park on Moon.

17 July 2013
• Britain honoured Krishna Menon by placing blue plaque on his first home in London.
• International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Ali Mohammed Mujaheed to death.

18 July 2013
• Bengaluru International Airport renamed as Kempegowda International Airport.
• Bono honoured with highest cultural award of France- the Commander of the Order.
• Nelson Mandela International Day observed on 18 July.

19 July 2013
• India Emerged as the second largest investor in the city of London.

20 July 2013
• Incheon was named as the World Book Capital for the Year 2015.
• Religious freedom for Hindus, Christians and Shia Muslims deteriorating in Pakistan: Report.
• China lifted control on banks and allowed them to set their own lending rates.

21 July 2013
• India topped in the chart of Sri Lanka’s foreign visitors.
• Archeologists in Israel uncovered King David's Palace of Kingdom of Judea.


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