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World This Week: 28 July-3 August 2014

Aug 4, 2014 15:03 IST

World this week brought to you by Jagranjosh.com intends to equip the students and aspirants of various competitive exams with calendar of most important events that has happened in World in the week 28 July – 3 August 2014. It will help them revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

28 July 2014
• Theodore Van Kirk, the last airman in US bombing of Hiroshima died
• World Hepatitis Day observed across the world on 28 July
• CSF agreed to reinstate shooting Pair events in 2018 CWG on India’s request
• NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity set off-Earth roving distance record

29 July 2014
• International Tiger Day 2014 observed across the world
• China took strict measures to Regulate GM Crops

30 July 2014

• Jacques Kallis announced retirement from all formats of International cricket
• Sabine Lisicki sets record of fastest serve in women's tennis
• Guitar legend Dick Wagner died at 71

31 July 2014
• Ghana offers land on lease to Punjab farmers
• Ramon Magsaysay Award 2014 announced

1 August 2014
• Royal Society honoured the geneticist Sir Alec Jeffreys with Copley Medal 2014

2 August 2014
• Massive landslide struck Sindhupalchok district of Nepal

3 August 2014
• 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games concluded; India finished 5th with 64 medals
• England topped the Medal Tally at 2014 Commonwealth Games
• Scientists identified new species of Australian humpback dolphin Sousa Sahulensis
• Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck southwest Yunnan province of China
• NASA announced to launch Mars 2020 rover mission in 2020 to examine habitability of Mars environment
• Union Ministry of HRD set up Hari Gautam Committee to review the status of UGC

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