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World This Week: 19 August-25 August 2013

Aug 26, 2013 15:20 IST

World this week is the section where the students get an overall understanding about the news headlines that kept the world interested. By reading this section, the students can hurriedly read through the lines and know about the happenings of the world. By reading this section, the students can know about the latest happenings that took place in the world.

19 August 2013
• World Photography Day celebrated across the globe to unite the photographers.
• Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture authority launched Abu Dhabi month in New Delhi.
• 3000 years old stone shields excavated by archeologists from Xinjiang.
• Olinguito, a new mammal species discovered.

20 August 2013
• Statue of Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug unveiled at New Delhi.
• Earth Overshoot Day observed on 20 August 2013.
• Seagrass can be used for fighting climate change: Study.

21 August 2013
• C-130J Super Hercules Transport Plane of Indian Air Force landed at Daulat Beg Oldie Airstrip.
• Pervez Musharraf indicted in Benazir Bhutto assassination case.
• Mexican drug smuggler called Queen of the Pacific was deported from US to Mexico.
• Peace Ark, the Chinese Goodwill Hospital Ship Reached Bangladesh.
• 5th India-China strategic dialogue held in New Delhi.

22 August 2013
• Singapore to host the second South Asian Diaspora Convention.
• Robert Mugabe sworn in for 7th term as President of Zimbabwe.
• NCAR Report: Australia's Unique Influence on Global Sea Level in 2010–2011.
• Thousands killed in toxic gas attack on Syrian capital, Damascus.

23 August 2013
• Ashwani Kumar Appointed as Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to Japan.
• US scientists created the most precise clock of the world.
• Facebook and six other tech giants to launch 'Internet.Org.’
• UN called on for a probe over the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
• Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's Envoy to the UN International Atomic Energy Agency resigned.
• Bhutan and China held 21st Round of Boundary Talks in Thimphu.

24 August 2013
• India became the world's third largest Internet user.
• Typhoon Trami affected 3.61 lakh people in China.
• Amitabh Bachchan joined UN Campaign The World Needs more.
• World Bank Assisted National AIDS Control Support Project launched.

25 August 2013
• Taukelina Finikaso, the Foreign Minister of Tuvalu visited India.
• India and Iraq singed MoUs during the visit of Nouri al-Maliki to India.

 

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