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World This Week: 18 August-24 August 2014

Aug 25, 2014 10:42 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 18 August to 24 August 2014. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

18 August 2014
• South Africa announced to evacuate 500 rhinos from Kruger National Park to curb illegal poaching
• Sri Lankan Batsman Mahela Jayawardene retired from Test Cricket
• Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks called-off
• Squash Legend of Pakistan Hashim Khan died

19 August 2014

• Dutch teenager Max Verstappen to become youngest Formula One driver
• Afghanistan celebrated 95th Independence Day
• Chinese authority arrested thousand members of Quannengshen religious cult
• UNHRC launched massive aid operation for Iraqis fleeing violence
• India and Czech Republic signed MoU on technical cooperation in Railway
• World’s first Hindu eco-temple Shree Swaminarayan Mandir opened in UK
• World Humanitarian Day observed across the world on 19 August
• Iranian Poet Simin Behbahani died

20 August 2014

• World’s Oldest metal object, Cone-shaped copper awl, found in Tel Tsaf in Israel
• Landslides struck Japan's Hiroshima prefecture
• Senior MP KV Thomas appointed as the Chairman of PAC
• The Kurdish Peshmarga Forces: Frontline in the fight against ISIS

21 August 2014
• Indian neuroscientist Partha Mitra awarded research grant to map the human brain

22 August 2014
• The BRAIN Initiative: A Project for mapping brain activity

23 August 2014
• NASA’s scientists developed SMAP satellite to combat Drought
• SMAP: SMAP to predict the of drought severity
• Katie Ledecky of US broke World Record in Women’s 1500 Meter Freestyle

24 August 2014

• Oscar-winning Director of Gandhi, Richard Attenborough died at 90
• BSF & BGB agreed on vulnerability mapping to implement coordinated border management plan

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