World This Week: 30 June-6 July 2014

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Jul 7, 2014 16:56 IST
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World this week brought to you by 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 30 June – 6 July 2014. It will help them revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

30 June 2014
• World Bank released a report titled Student Learning in South Asia
• Malala Yousafzai won Liberty Medal for the year 2014
• US named a mountain in Antarctica after an Indian-American scientist, Akhouri Sinha
• India and China inked 3 agreements including one to facilitate setting up of Chinese Industrial
• India announced new liberal visa policy for Afghanistan nationals
• Pakistan Army launched Phase-II of the Operation Zarb-e-Azb against militants

1 July 2014
• Michelle Howard became first female four-star admiral in US Navy
• Sujit Choudhry became the first Indian-American dean of Berkeley Law School
• Shah Rukh Khan Conferred with Knight of the Legion of Honor
• Japanese Cabinet adopted resolution to end 60 years of pacifism

2 July 2014

• Olympian and WW II veteran Louis Zamperini died
• Four-party meet in Berlin agreed to resume ceasefire in eastern Ukraine
• National Assembly of Pakistan approved Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014
• NASA launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 to track Carbon Dioxide

3 July 2014
• China – South Korea bilateral summit held in Seoul
• Japan issued multiple entry visas to Indians
• Japan eased sanctions against North Korea
• Germany‘s new law allowed dual citizenship to citizen ship of immigrants

4 July 2014
• Senegal President Macky Sall sacked Prime Minister Aminata Toure
• Hurricane Arthur hit the coast of North Carolina

5 July 2014
• Kvitova won the women’s singles of the Wimbledon Tennis Open of 2014
• MCC XI won the match played to celebrate 200 years of Lord’s Cricket Ground

6 July 2014
• Novak Djokovic won the Men’s Wimbledon Tennis Open defeating Roger Federer

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