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World This Week: 17 February-23 February 2014

Feb 24, 2014 17:31 IST

World this week is a section in which compilation of major events of the week is available in form of headlines for the candidates preparing for competitive exams. This section will definitely help any/every candidate in their revision of the events easily.

17 February 2014

• Reader Digest sold for 1 Pound only
• Peng Shuai of China ranked World No. 1 in WTA Doubles Ranking
• World Bridge Championship to be hosted by India in 2015

18 February 2014
• Country’s first wild dog breeding centre to be created IGZP in Vizag
• New Zealand won two-Cricket Test series against India 1-0

19 February 2014
• Facebook acquired WhatsApp for 19 billion dollar
• 3000 Americans renounced citizenship over Tax Laws
• India and Bahrain signed Agreements to expand Cooperation in Key Areas
• Sri Lankan Parliament passed a law that makes mandatory graphic warning on Cigarette packs

20 February 2014
• Cambridge University to released a book titled The Meaning of Success: Insights from Wome
• WB and UNICEF launched campaign about safe drinking water and Sanitation

21 February 2014
• International Mother Language Day observed across the world on 21 February 2014

22 February 2014
• India and Canada signed three MoUs
• UNSC adopted resolution to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria
• Matteo Renzi sworn-in as PM of Italy

23 February 2014
• Construction activities allowed in eco- sensitive zones of Aravali
• Oleksandr Turchynov appointed as interim President of Ukraine
• G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meet

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