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World This Week: 21 April-27 April 2014

Apr 28, 2014 09:40 IST

Jagranjosh.com provides a section named world this week to help the aspirants of competitive exams to revise the latest updates of the past week at a glance. The team at jagranjosh, tries to provide almost all the important incidences and events of the previous week, which may be asked in any of the exams.

21 April 2014
• MIT Scientist designed the World’s first floating nuclear plant
• Hero MotoCorp formed JV with Nitol Nilloy of Bangladesh
• Benfica won 33rd Portuguese league Football title after four years
• Meb Keflezighi won Boston Marathon 2014
• Hillary Clinton’s book entitled Hard Choices to be released in June 2014

22 April 2014

• KOI-3278: A Self-lensing Binary Star System found in Lycra constellation
• GMR signed the concession agreement with Mactan Cebu International Airport of Philippines
• IRCON signed MoU with Transparency International India
• Cognizant acquired itaas, a US-based Digital Video Solutions Company
• Film series, Brazuca around the World launched by adidas on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
• Chitra won World Women's Snooker title at Leeds
• Pakistan successfully tested short range ballistic missile-Ghazanvi
• Asia-Pacific navies of 22 countries including India signed Maritime Communication Agreement
• India and Bhutan signed agreement on development of hydropower projects
• International Mother Earth Day observed across the world on 22 April 2014

23 April 2014

• Scientists discovered new mineral Putnisite
• Fatah and Hamas signed reconciliation agreement

24 April 2014
• Boston Dynamics of US developed Life-sized Anthropomorphic robot called Atlas
• Facebook launched FB Newswire for journalists
• Vic Gundotra head of Google+ resigned
• Arturo Licata, the World's oldest man died in Italy at age 111
• Union Ministry of Culture launched Logo of Festival of India in China
• US President Barack Obama nominated three Indian-Americans to AAPI

25 April 2014
• Microsoft acquired Nokia handset business
• The US and Japan issued a Joint Statement emphasizing robust trilateral relation with India
• India launched educational outreach programme for unemployed South African youth

26 April 2014
• Adhiban won silver at Asian Continental Chess Championship
• Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana scheme launched in UAE
• PM of South Korea Chung Hong-Won resigned

27 April 2014
• Silver nanowires-based nanoscale Fingerprints developed to protect credit cards
• Sharath Gayakwad won 2 Bronze and 1 Silver at IDM Berlin 2014
• Petition filed in Court of Pakistan to prove Bhagat Singh's innocence
• PLO adopted a plan to seek membership of International Organisations
• Two former Popes, John XXIII and John Paul II declared as Saints by Pope Francis

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