World This Week: 25 November-1 December 2013
World this week is specially meant for students...
World this week is specially meant for students, those who are preparing for different competitive exams and help them to understand the world events in a systematic manner and enriching their knowledge for clearing the exams.
25 November 2013
• Thailand Prime Minister declared a special emergency law for Bangkok after riot police and anti-government protesters scuffled in capital.
• India and Malaysia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen co-operation in public administration and governance.
26 November 2013
• North Atlantic Treaty Organization launched a three-day cyber defence exercise “Cyber Coalition 2013” at Estonia.
• Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif launched the construction of the country's biggest Nuclear power project.
27 November 2013
• Italian Senate expelled ex- Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from Parliament over his tax fraud conviction.
• Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) voted in favour of Dubai to be the host city for the World Trade Fair or EXPO 2020.
• Nawaz Sharifappointed Lt Gen Raheel Sharif as the new Chief of Army Staff and Lt Gen Rashad Mahmood as the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
28 November 2013
• Belgium has opened a Consulate General of Belgium in Chennai. The consulate was inaugurated by Princess Astrid of Belgium.
• European Union has signed an agreement to provide the financial assistance worth 122 million dollar to Egypt to tide over the financial crisis.
29 November 2013
• United States of America exempted some countries, including India and China, from the tough Iranian sanctions for reducing their dependence on Iranian oil.
30 November 2013
• Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif has visted Afghanistan for the first time since he took office in May 2013 as part of the efforts to revive the Afghan peace process.
• United Nations has called for more international support to Lebanon to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis.
•] Sri Lanka has scrapped a 100 percent surcharge on gold imports and cut import duty from 10 to 7.5 percent with immediate effect to help its jewelry industry
1 December 2013
• An Egyptian constitutional panel has approved a new draft constitution, which upholds powers of the country’s military.
• New Syrian strike near Aleppo kills 11 people
• Paul Walker of fast and furious fame died in car accident
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