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World This Week: 20 January-26 January 2014

Jan 27, 2014 16:47 IST

Jagranjosh.com provides a special section of world this week to the aspirants of competitive exams to guide them about the important events of the world. This section will enable students in understanding about the major incidences and happenings that kept everyone engrossed. This section is like rapid headlines which allow the students in understanding about the current affairs swiftly. World this Week enables the students to get hold of the basic headlines of the world.

20 January 2014
• The Report Working for the Few released by Oxfam
• Bihar's turnaround analysed at London School of Economics
• UN withdrawn its invitation to Iran to attend Syria Peace Conference
• GDP of China decelerated to 7.7 Percent in 2013-14
• Iran has halted Uranium Enrichment activities
• Dexter, Private Information Stealing Virus, detected in online banking transactions

21 January 2014
• India-born Prof A J Paulraj won 2014 Marconi Prize
• Emergency rule imposed in Thailand capital Bangkok for two months
• Mahesh Bhupathi launched IPTL in Melbourne
• NASA Mars Rover discovered doughnut rock
• Chilika lagoon named Destination Flyways by UNWTO

22 January 2014
• Indus Civilization ended due to Disease and violence
• Richard Quest won 2013 UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award
• Lanka urged Maldives to allow its fishermen in territorial sea waters
• India and Japan signed the memorandum in tourism
• 2013 is fourth warmest year on record for the planet: Reports
• Beijing got severe new law to control hazardous Smog and Air Pollution

23 January 2014
• Cumbria University of UK became the first public university to accept fees in Bitcoin
• South Sudan Government and Rebels signed Ceasefire Agreement to end fighting
• USA allowed Sikh military men to wear turban
• Morocco Parliament amended Penal Code Article on rape
• Shane Warne to mentor Australia's spinners for World T20 Tournament
• OCA recognized Russian martial art Sambo and is now a part of Asian Games
• NASA rover Opportunity found Mars had life friendly fresh water
• SC asked MoEF and Railway Ministry to evolve steps to protect elephants

24 January 2014

• India Women Cricket team won one day series against Sri Lanka 3-0

25 January 2014
• MS Dhoni became first captain to play in four tied ODIs
• Earthquake of Magnitude 6.1 on Richter scale rocked Java island of Indonesia

26 January 2014
• Australia won ODI series against England by 4-1
• Stanislas Wawrinka won Australian Open Men’s title

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