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World This Week: 17 June-23 June 2013

Jun 24, 2013 10:45 IST

If you are preparing for the competitive exams, World this Week section here will help you in getting an insight into the happenings of the world over the week. This section allows you to know about the changes that took place in the world over the week. World this Week enables you to get a short view of the world over the time of one week. Read this section to know more about the happenings of the world over this week.

17 June 2013
• Trail of 26/11 Mumbai attacks shifted from Rawalpindi to Islamabad antiterrorism Court.
• Kuwait: Supreme Constitutional Court dissolved Parliament, ordered fresh elections.

18 June 2013
• USA and Russia agreed to end Syria violence in talks on sidelines of G-8 Summit.
• India signed loan agreement with World Bank for National AIDS Control Project-IV.

19 June 2013

• US to open direct peace talks with Taliban.
• China launched its First Pilot Carbon Emission Trading Scheme in Shenzhen.
• Kapilavastu to get school under Nepal-India Economic Co-operation Programme.
• G-8 leaders call for Syria Peace Talks in Geneva.

20 June 2013
• Scientists discovered a new language called Light Warlpiri in Northern Australia.

21 June 2013
• Union External Affairs Minister of India Salman Khurshid visited Iraq.
• Six Syrian heritage sites placed on the List of World Heritage in danger by UN.
• World Music Day observed on 21 June.

22 June 2013
• India and Iraq agreed to enhance cooperation in oil and hydrocarbon sector.
• Indian Embassy in Riyadh appealed to migrant Indians to avail concessions.
• James Comey nominated as next FBI director by Barack Obama.

23 June 2013
• The Friends of Syria decided to give military support to Syrian rebels.
• Japan's Mount Fuji was given World Heritage Status by the UNESCO.

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