World This Week: 16 June-22 June 2014

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Jun 23, 2014 17:01 IST
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World this week brought to you by intends to equip the students and aspirants of various competitive exams with calendar of most important events that has happened in World in the week 16 June – 22 June 2014. It will help them revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

16 June 2014
• SIPRI released its Annual Nuclear Forces data
• UNGA approved the name of Zeid al-Hussein to head OHCHR
• Russia cut off gas supply to Ukraine over the due payment
• Japan killed 30 Minke whales in hunt since the ICJ ruling in March 2014

17 June 2014
• INTERPOL Executive Committee selected Juergen Stock as candidate for next Secretary General
• India-born Pratishtha Khanna honoured with Champions of Change
• Johann Breyer arrested in US on Nazi death camp charges
• 40 Indian workers missing from Mosul, Iraq
• World Day to Combat Desertification observed on 17 June
• OSCE-Japan Conference held in Tokyo
• Earth's largest water reservoir located inside Earth’s mantle
• US President Barack Obama announced to create the world’s biggest MPA in Pacific

18 June 2014
• IEP released Global Peace Index 2014
• British Guiana’s 1-cent postage stamp of 1856 sold for record 9.5 million US dollar
• World Food Prize Foundation announced World Food Prize for 2014
• Gro Harlem Brundtland awarded Tang Prize in sustainable development
• Inaugural Tang Prize winners for 2014 announced
• India-born Mexican citizen Sanjaya Rajaram to be honoured with World Food Prize of 2014
• 337 people died in West Africa due to Ebola virus disease: WHO
• African Union Peace and Security Council restored membership of Egypt
• Magnus Carlsen bagged FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship
• Former Captain of Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful banned for eight years
• myCopter Project Day to be held in Braunschweig, Germany in November 2014
• 367 exotic new species discovered in greater Mekong region in S-E Asia
• Sri Lanka’s Parliament voted against the UNHRC probe into human rights violations

19 June 2014
• Taiwanese poet Yu Hsi translated Tirukuural and Bharathi’s Poems in Mandarin language
• Dmitry O Rogozin, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister visited India
• India won three ODI series against Bangladesh 2-0
• GMR won arbitration award against Maldivian government

20 June 2014

• Salman Rushdie selected for 2014 Pen Pinter prize
• World Refugee Day observed across the world on 20 June

21 June 2014

• Experiments of PIO student Prerna Pai approved for launch into space by NASA

22 June 2014

• Myanmar’s first site, Ancient Pyu Cities, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
• Switzerland prepared list of Indians with suspected black money in its banks

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