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World This Week: 20 May-26 May 2013

May 27, 2013 12:44 IST

World this Week enables the students in revising their preparation for the competitive exams in a better and faster approach. The international headlines are mentioned here in an excellent way. These headlines allow the students in preparing for the learnt syllabus in a fast and calculative approach. By reading this section, the students can easily go through the international section and revise this section.

20 May 2013
•    North Korea test fired four missiles off coast in two days.
•    India asked for more market access from Japan during the visit of Anand Sharma.
•    The Law on Elimination of Violence against women blocked in Afghanistan.
•    Work on world's biggest hydroelectric Inga Dam on Congo River to start in 2015.
•    India’s investments in Sri Lanka reach 1 billion dollars mark.

21 May 2013

•    MoU signed between India and United Kingdom on cooperation in health sector
•    Indo-Swiss bilateral meeting concluded at Geneva on sidelines of World Health Assembly.
•    India and China signed MoUs to address concerns on trade deficit.
•    India and China set 100-billion targets for financial year 2014-15.
•    US senators approved 5000 visas for Tibet refugees.

22 May 2013
•    The second US-India Homeland Security Dialogue was held in Washington.
•    Indo-China bilateral meet on healthcare sector held in Geneva.

23 May 2013
•    President Robert Mugabe signed Zimbabwe's new constitution into law.

24 May 2013
•    Barack Obama defended use of drones and called it just war of self defence.
•    Carole King became the first woman to receive Gershwin Prize.
•    US Senate confirmed Srinivasan as top US Court Judge to the District of Columbia Circuit.

25 May 2013
•    Dan Brown’s book Inferno irked Authorities of Manila

26 May 2013

•    Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings in final to lift its first IPL Trophy.


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