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World This Week: 6 January-12 January 2014

Jan 13, 2014 15:13 IST

Jagranjosh.com provides a compilation of important events and topics of the events that occurred across the world. These are provided to help the candidates of competitive exam of UPSC/PCS, SSC, Banking, MBA and others to revise the main happenings of the week at a glance. Read this section to have an idea about the latest happenings in brief.

6 January 2014
• China to be become a partner in the proposed NIMZ in Andhra Pradesh
• US Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as next Chairperson of Federal Reserve
• Al-Qaida linked forces declared Fallujah as new State
• India launched 3rd phase of Housing Project in Sri Lanka

7 January 2014

• India’s International Investment Position of Quarter ended September 2013 released
• Astronomers discovered Earth's gassy twin 200 light years away
• India and Japan held Defence Ministerial Meeting
• Malaysia invited IITs to open its centre
• End commercial activities at Delhi embassy by Jan 16: India to US

8 January 2014
• Ali Larayedh, the Prime Minister of Tunisia resigned
• Bangladesh new MPs took oath, new Cabinet will take oath on 12 January
• Russia blocked UN Statement on air-strikes in the city of Aleppo in Syria
• Exceptionally Rare Conjoined Whales discovered

9 January 2014
• Scientists measured the distance to galaxies accurate to 1%
• Record low temperatures in the United States caused due to Polar vortex

10 January 2014
• Indian teacher wrote a book on Immigration Fears
• UN and partners launched No Lost Generation initiative to save Syrian children

11 January 2014
• International Poll titled World most admired people released
• Israel’s Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died
• 71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 announced
• New eyewear system developed to give ‘superhuman’ vision

12 January 2014

• Bank of Japan and RBI concluded an agreement to raise BSA to 50 billion dollar
• Sheikh Hasina sworn-in as Bangladesh Prime Minister
• 151st Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated worldwide

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