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World This Week: 5 August-11 August 2013

Aug 17, 2013 10:57 IST

World this week is a special section that allows a peep into the overall happenings of the world. This section facilitates students in understanding about the major headlines that kept everyone engrossed. By reading the World This Week section, students can easily and quickly grasp the happenings at the international level. Therefore, the students can know about the happenings of the world in a faster and quicker manner through the World This Week section.

5 August 2013
• US temporarily closed diplomatic missions after intercepting al-Qaeda threats.
• Zimbabwe parliamentary election 2013: Zanu-PF, the party of Robert Mugabe declared winner.
• China blocked import of milk powder from New Zealand.
• Hassan Rouhani sworn in as the new president of Iran.

6 August 2013
• Colombo South Harbour declared open by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse.
• Konkan Railway to scrap Skybus project.
• Supreme Court rejected Abu Salem's plea for quashing all proceedings against him.
• Former Turkish army chief among 19 people handed life term for coup plot.

7 August 2013
• Japan unveiled its biggest warship called Izumo.

8 August 2013
• India announced 150 thousand Dollar assistance to Afghan bomb attack victims.
• Japan pledged huge spending cuts amounting to 83 Billion US Dollars.

9 August 2013
• Royal Yacht Squadron Club lifted its 200-year ban on women members.
• US Presidential Medal of Freedom to be conferred on Bill Clinton & Oprah Winfrey.
• International Day of the World's Indigenous People observed on 9 August.

10 August 2013
• IEA warned that oil supplies from OPEC may decline.
• Sri Lankan President felicitated tribal community, the Veddas on World Indigenous Peoples Day.

11 August 2013

• One lakh people applied to go on one-way trip to Mars under Mars One Project.

 

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