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World This Week: 16 December-22 December 2013

Dec 23, 2013 12:35 IST

All the students preparing for competitive exams can take the aid of World this Week section. The section has been tailor made to aid students in contemplating the important current affairs of the world in an effective manner. The section covers all the important headlines of current events that happened in World in the week of 16 December 2013 to 22 December 2013.

16 December 2013

• The International Cricket Council (ICC) suspends Shane Shillingford, the West Indies offspinner, from bowling in international cricket after his action was found illegal.

17 December 2013
• India and Arab League inks an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to elevate the political, trade and cultural relations.
• Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decides to increase its spending on defence by about 5% over a period of 5 years (2014 – 2019).
• Angela Merkel elected as the German Chancellor for third term by the German Parliament- Bundestag.

18 December 2013
• Ronnie Biggs who took part in the Great Train Robbery in Britain in 1963 died due to multiple strokes. He was 84.

19 December 2013
• Paul Torday, the British businessman who turned an author died. He was 67. His debut novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was his comic best seller.

20 December 2013
• Enrique Pena Nieto, the Mexican President, signs a controversial law that allows foreign companies to drill for oil.
• India and Venezuela signs a Programme on Cultural Exchange

21 December 2013
• Somalia’s Federal Parliament approves Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as the new Prime Minister of Somalia.

22 December 2013
• India and Nepal agrees to address each other's concerns on commerce and transit, including reduction of tariff barriers and checking illegal trade along the border.
• India, China, Bangladesh and Myanmar holds the first ever official-level discussions on the ambitious corridor to link India and China with Bangladesh and Myanmar.
• England spinner Graeme Swann announces his retirement from international and first-class cricket.

 

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