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World This Week: 4 August-10 August 2014

Aug 11, 2014 17:30 IST

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams. This segment provides almost all important events that have happened in World in the week 4 August to 10 August 2014. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

4 August 2014
• China decided to ban use of Coal in Beijing By 2020
• Italian researchers decoded the language of African Penguins for the first time
• Botnets used by Russian Hackers to hack 1.2 billion Internet Passwords
• Aboriginal Martu of Australia helped kangaroos thrive
• Blencathra Mountain’s purchase bid by Lakshmi Mittal Sparks Protests
• Light Out Project unveiled in Britain to commemorate 100 years of First World War
• PM of India Narendra Modi offered prayers at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu
• Longtoushan Township of China’s Yunnan province jolted with earthquake of magnitude 6.1
• Switzerland amended Federal Act on International Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters
• US Congress approved a Bill of 225 Million US dollar to restore Israel’s Iron Dome

5 August 2014
• Royal Society honoured the geneticist Sir Alec Jeffreys with Copley Medal 2014
• 40 children of Yazidi community died in ISIS attack in Sinjar in Iraq: UNICEF
• Artwork titled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red unveiled in London to commemorate World War I
• Angela Nemeth, the 1968 Olympic javelin champion died
• Sayeeda Warsi resigned from British government over Gaza conflict
• Xavi, the Spanish midfielder retired from international football
• USA Media Company Gannett decided to spin off its Publishing Business

6 August 2014
• WHO declared Ebola as Global Health Emergency
• Liberia declared state of Emergency over outbreak of Ebola Virus
• Vladimir Putin signed decree baning imports of agricultural products from West
• Egypt launched construction work of a new Suez Canal
• Rosetta became first ever spacecraft to orbit a Comet named 67P

7 August 2014
• Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian town seized by ISIS militants
• Edward Snowden granted three-year residence in Russia
• UK destroyed Syrian chemical weapon at Ellesmere Port
• US based Drug Company Mapp Biopharmaceutical made available drug ZMapp to treat Ebola

8 August 2014
• US launched air strike against Islamic militants in Iraq
• Didier Drogba, the striker of Ivory Coast announced retirement from International football

9 August 2014
• Indian Men’s Hockey team defeated Bangladesh to clinch hockey series, 3-0
• Halong typhoon stuck south-west Japan

10 August 2014
• Iran-140 Sepahan Air passenger plane crashed near Mehrabad airport
• Indian Women’s Recurve team won Gold medal at Archery World Cup Stage IV

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