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World This Week: 27 January-2 February 2014

Feb 2, 2014 16:15 IST

World this week section has been designed especially for students, those who are preparing for various competitive exams. Read the events mentioned in the section and be competent for the upcoming competitive exams.

26 January 2014
• Australia won ODI series against England by 4-1
• Karl Slym, MD of Tata Motors died after falling from hotel building in Bangkok
• Samsung and Google signed Global Patent Agreement
• Stanislas Wawrinka won Australian Open Men’s title
• National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia passed the new Constitution  
• Ulises Estrada, the Cuban Revolutionary and associate of Che Guevara died

27 January 2014
• USFDA banned imports from Toansa plant of Ranbaxy
• Federal Aviation Administration ordered safety checks of Boeing 767s
• Google purchased DeepMind Technologies of UK
• India and Japan inked MoUs to strengthen cooperation in tourism and power generation
• Russia and China to conduct war games in the Mediterranean Sea from 1 February
• Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Died
• Raymond Weil, the pioneer of Swiss watch died
• Egypt's Army Chief Fattah al-Sisi promoted to Field Marshal

28 January 2014
• First multi-coloured 3D Printer launched
• Scientists at Jilin University of China created Water-jet printer
• River of hydrogen flowing through space seen with Green Bank Telescope
• Antiseptic Mouthwashes can raise Heart Strokes
• Ukraine Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned
• UNESCO released 11th EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013-14

29 January 2014
• ICC approved introduction of International Women’s Championship
• GVK BIO and Aragen Bioscience signed Definitive Agreement to acquire Aragen Bioscience
• Tunisia’s new government of independents headed by Mehdi Jomaa sworn in
• Indian Rupee to be a legal tender in Zimbabwe
• First online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas launched

30 January 2014
• Kiwi Kathy Cross is first woman in ICC Umpire's Panel
• Penguin chicks die due to climate change: Research Report
• India and Netherlands signed MoU for cooperation in field of Sports
• India and Fiji signed Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
• India pledged 44 million rupees assistance for Nepal Academy
• India pledged 44.12 million rupees grant assistance to Nepal Academy Library
• World’s oldest flamingo died at Adelaide Zoo of Australia
• IUCN Red List has completed 50 years of its existence

31 January 2014
• China marks arrival of the Year of the Horse
• India suffered 4-0 loss in 5-match ODI series against New Zealand
• Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction Project for Asian Vultures
• US warned China against move to declare new ADIZ over South China Sea
• India suffered 4-0 loss in 5 match ODI series against New Zealand

1 February 2014
• Saving Asia’s Vultures from Extinction Project for Asian Vultures
• Olympic torch lit on Mount Elbrus, Russia's highest point

2 February 2014
• Nepal and India amended bilateral transit treaty
• World Wetland Day celebrated across the globe
• Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar-winning American actor died

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