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World This Week: 17 November-23 November 2014

Nov 24, 2014 15:07 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. This segment provides almost all important events that have happened in World in the week 17 November to 23 November 2014. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

17 November 2014
• Foreign Policy Magazine released list of 100 Global Thinkers
• Global slavery Index 2014 released by Walk Free Foundation
• Church of England paved way for the appointment of female bishops
• India and Australia signed five pacts and agreed on early closure of Civil Nuclear Deal
• Michel Kafando chosen as the Interim President of Burkina Faso
• China and Australia signed Free Trade Agreement
• India and Republic of Korea signed MoU on Technical Cooperation in the Railway sectors
• Koala diplomacy, the Australian soft power-based foreign policy
• International Buddhist Conference 2014 held in Nepal

18 November 2014
• John Lang, the person who filed petition in 1854 on behalf of Rani Lakshmibai against EIC
• UNGA Committee passed resolution referring North Korea to ICC for human rights abuses
• IEP released Global Terrorism Index 2014
• China and Australia signed a MoU on bilateral Antarctic cooperation
• Indian-origin hotel doorman Kottarapattu Chattu died

19 November 2014

• Sri Lanka released 5 death-sentenced Indian fishermen
• Three MoUs signed between India and Fiji during visit of PM Modi to Fiji
• Oscar award winner Mike Nichols died at 83
• Oxford Dictionary named Vape as Word of the Year 2014

20 November 2014
• Pakistan and Russia signed Defence Cooperation Agreements
• Democrat Ami Bera re-elected to the US House of Representatives
• Cipla Europe NV tied up with Serum Institute of India to distribute vaccines in Europe
• Pledging Conference of Green Climate Fund pledged 9.3 billion US dollars to fight climate change
• Time Magazine released list of 25 Best Inventions 2014
• 18th Duchess of Alba of Spain Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart died
• Indian-American Neha Gupta won International Children’s Peace Prize 2014

21 November 2014
• UN adopted resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages
• World Fisheries Day observed across the world on 21 Novembers
• US President Barack Obama to be the Chief Guest of India’s Republic Day 2015

22 November 2014

• Strong earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hit Tibetan region of southwestern China

23 November 2014
• Afghanistan lower house approved Afghanistan-US bilateral security pact on NATO-led troops
• Magnus Carlsen of Norway won FIDE World Chess Championship 2014
• Lewis Hamilton won Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to become the F1 World champion for second time
• Switzerland defeated France to win 1st-ever Davis Cup of Tennis
• World Bank released report Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal
• Ex-Washington DC mayor Marion Shepilov Barry Jr died

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