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World This Week : 24 March-30 March 2014

Mar 31, 2014 14:36 IST

Jagranjosh.com provides a section of world this week to help the candidates of competitive exams to revise the incidents/happenings. Take a look on the topics and get updated with the events that you went through across the week in news papers, magazines or on internet.

24 March 2014
• Rusi Dinshaw, Pakistan’s only Parsi cricketer died
• Japan signs an agreement to hand over nuclear material to the US
• 529 supporters of ousted President Morsi sentenced to death
• Hongkonger added into Oxford English Dictionary

25 March 2014
• 7 million died in 2012 due to Air pollution: WHO
• GE Healthcare and CTSI announces to set up 25 cancer detection and treatment centres in India
• Third Nuclear Security Summit 2014 held in The Hague
• Shigeru Ban, Japanese architect wins the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014

26 March 2014
• Facebook decides to acquire virtual reality technology firm Oculus VR
• IBM unveils SMAC solutions for telecom operators
• General Sedki Sobhi sworn-in as Defence Minister and Army Chief of Egypt
• Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi resigns as Army Chief of Egypt to run for Presidential Elections

27 March 2014
• South East Asia region of the WHO certified as polio-free region by WHO after India’s victory over polio disease
• US and Russia talks fails to break deadlock on Ukraine crisis
• UN passes non-binding resolution de-recognising Russian annexation of Crimea
• Deny access to websites infringing copyright: EU court to ISPs
• President Barack Obama announces NSA reform plans
• UNHRC passes a changed draft resolution on Sri Lanka
• Saudi King appoints half-brother Moqren as next heir to throne
• Japan to start retrial of Longest serving death row inmate Iwao Hakamada

28 March 2014
• Military Government of Fiji declares to hold democratic elections on 17 September
• Astronomers discover first-ever miniature planet with two rings
• Sunil Gavaskar appointed as Interim President of BCCI
• Jens Stoltenberg appointed as Secretary General of NATO

29 March 2014
• Earth Hour observed across the world

30 March 2014
• Djokovic defeats Nadal to win fourth Miami Masters crown
• Lewis Hamilton wins Malaysian Grand Prix
• Simon Santoso, Indonesian Shuttler wins Malaysia Grand Prix gold
• University of Chicago opens an academic centre in Connaught Place, Delhi

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